Autism, 3rd Edition
Autism: A Comprehensive Occupational Therapy Approach, 3rd Edition
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Type: Book
SKU: 1213B
Type: Book
SKU: 1213B
Publisher: AOTA Press
Published: 2010
ISBN: 978-1-56900-290-2
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Edited by Heather Miller Kuhaneck, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, and Renee Watling, PhD, OTR/L

Various reports in the national media have focused on a potentially significant rise in the incidence of autism during the past decade. As such, providing occupational therapy practitioners with a comprehensive guide for practice with people with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) continues to be a primary goal of this best-seller. Recognizing that young children grow into adolescents and adolescents grow into adults, this updated edition includes additional content applicable to adults as well as incorporates the findings from the explosion of recent research in this area.

Using the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework as a guide, the 24 revised and new chapters provide the information occupational therapy practitioners need to work with individuals with an ASD in client-centered and occupation-based practice.

Also new to this edition are “Did You Know?” boxes highlighting information such as statistics or resources that readers can use to further expand their awareness and knowledge of concepts relevant to providing services to individuals with an ASD. This book remains a must-have resource for occupational therapy students and practitioners at all levels.

Contents
Section I: Introduction to the Autism Spectrum Disorders
Chapter 1. An Introduction to the Autism Spectrum Disorders
Chapter 2. Neurobiological Basis of Autism Spectrum Disorders: An Overview
Chapter 3. The Many Theories of Etiology

Section II: Common Strengths and Challenges for Individuals With an Autism Spectrum Disorder
Chapter 4. Core Features of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Impairment in Communication and Socialization, and Restrictive Repetitive Acts
Chapter 5. Emotion Regulation in the Autism Spectrum Disorders
Chapter 6. Sensory Processing in Individuals With an Autism Spectrum Disorder
Chapter 7. Motor Differences in the Autism Spectrum Disorders

Section III: Occupations in Individuals With an Autism Spectrum Disorder
Chapter 8. Common and Uncommon Daily Activities in Children With an Autism Spectrum Disorder: Challenges and Opportunities for Supporting Occupation
Chapter 9. Adults With an Autism Spectrum Disorder
Chapter 10. The Impact of an Autism Spectrum Disorder on Family Occupations

Section IV: Occupational Therapy Evaluation and Intervention for Individuals With an Autism Spectrum Disorder
Chapter 11. Occupational Therapy Evaluation for Individuals With an Autism Spectrum Disorder
Chapter 12. Enhancing Social Relationships and Communication in Individuals With an Autism Spectrum Disorder
Chapter 13. Social Skills for Children With an Autism Spectrum Disorder
Chapter 14. Encouraging Play and Promoting Peer Interactions in Young Children With an Autism Spectrum Disorder
Chapter 15. Play and Praxis in Children With an Autism Spectrum Disorder
Chapter 16. Self-Care Skills for Children With an Autism Spectrum Disorder
Chapter 17. Sensory Integration
Chapter 18. Behavioral and Educational Approaches for Teaching Skills to Children With an Autism Spectrum Disorder
Chapter 19. Technology Tools and Strategies
Chapter 20. Complementary and Alternative Intervention

Section V: Occupational Therapy Practice: Contexts and Use of Evidence
Chapter 21. Occupational Therapy in School-Based Settings for Children With an Autism Spectrum Disorder
Chapter 22. Transition From School to Adult Life for Students With an Autism Spectrum Disorder
Chapter 23. Evidence-Based Practice in Occupational Therapy for Children With an Autism Spectrum Disorder
Chapter 24. Using Data to Guide Your Decisions

 978-1-56900-290-2, 836 pages, 2010