Applied behavior analysis, 34, 35, 119, 120, 125–126, 131, 142, 148–149, 156, 184, 225

Asperger’s Disorder, 2, 24, 29–30, 85, 95, 212

Assessment, 2, 4, 7, 26–30, 156–158, 184–185, 211–214, 220–221

see also Diagnosis;

Outcomes;

Screening

adaptive behavior, 107–110

age factors, 29, 30, 74

behavioral problems, 118–132

applied behavior analysis, 34, 35, 119, 120, 125–126, 131, 142, 148– 149, 156, 184, 225

functional assessment, 15, 27, 48, 120, 122–124, 127, 130, 131–132, 134, 135, 213

communication and language deficits, 26, 27, 28–30, 51–52, 74, 167

comprehensive programs, 142, 144, 156– 158, 167

functional, 15, 27, 48, 120, 122–124, 127, 130, 131–132, 134, 135, 213

growth curve analysis, 207–208, 210

intelligence, 27–28, 82, 90, 108, 193

IQ scores, 5, 44, 70, 84–87, 88, 90, 108, 168, 170–171, 172, 184, 201, 217

mental retardation, 1, 2, 24, 27, 82, 84–85, 104, 105, 106, 125, 129, 176– 177, 184

language factors, 27, 28, 29–30, 31, 52, 138–139, 167, 179, 215–216

multidisciplinary, 4, 23–24, 28, 30

parental factors, 27, 28, 29–30, 31, 52, 138–139, 167, 179, 215–216

siblings of autistic children, 38–39

videotapes, 94, 155, 156, 157–158, 171

Assessment, Evaluation, and Programming System, 74

Assistive technology, 2, 3, 12, 56–57, 59–63, 103, 136, 184

Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, 141

Attachment and attachment constructs, 67

Atypical autism, 3, 213

prevalence, 24

Auditory perception, 30, 31–32, 42, 83, 85, 98, 99–101, 123, 131, 212

Augmentative and alternative communication, 51, 55, 56–63, 136–137

Autism Behavior Checklist, 196

Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised, 85, 196, 197

Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, 197, 198

Autism Screening Questionnaire, 25–26

Autism Society of America, 188, 194, 228

Autistic Spectrum Disorders Support Systems, 223

Aversive approaches, 106, 110–111, 121–122, 123, 128, 133, 134–135, 146, 162, 163, 181

B

Battelle Developmental Inventory, 74

Bed wetting, see Toilet training

Behavioral problems, 5, 11, 12, 15, 49, 68, 69–70, 78, 104, 115–132, 194

see also Adaptive behavior;

Aggressive behavior;

Imitation;

Maintenance of behaviors and skills;

Pivotal behavior

adults, 117, 213

age factors, 116, 117–118

applied behavior analysis, 34, 35, 119, 120, 125–126, 131, 142, 148–149, 156, 184, 225

assessment, 27, 28, 30–31, 118–132

applied behavior analysis, 34, 35, 119, 120, 125–126, 131, 142, 148– 149, 156, 184, 225

functional assessment, 15, 27, 48, 120, 122–124, 127, 130, 131–132, 134, 135, 213

auditory perception and, 30–31

classification of, 115–116

clinical practice guidelines, 118–119

communication deficits and, 49, 55

comprehensive programs, 116, 119–120, 125, 143, 144–145, 146, 147–149, 150, 157, 163, 169

developmental approaches, 12, 117, 119, 126

diagnosis, 2, 3–4, 25, 196, 211–212

family/parental factors, 3–4, 69–70, 115, 116, 120, 121–122, 123

functional assessment, 15, 27, 48, 120, 122–124, 127, 130, 131–132, 134, 135, 213

interventions, general, 6, 40–41, 42–43, 68, 71–73, 78, 79–81, 110–114, 118– 137, 139, 194, 195, 210, 218



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