Dr. Cynthia Anderson, Senior Vice President of Applied Behavior Analysis at May Institute, is co-editor of a new handbook on parent-based interventions for young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
The book explores the use of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for families of young children with ASD. Parent-Child Interaction Therapy is an evidence-based and manualized intervention for children who exhibit disruptive behavior; there is emerging evidence supporting its use for children with ASD.
Dr. Anderson edited the first two sections of the handbook, which present the conceptual foundations of evidence-based approaches (Part 1) and contemporary evidence-based interventions (Part 2).
May Institute behavior analysts: (Dr. Abbey Carreau; Sarah Frampton; Dr. Brittany Juban; Dr. Whitney L. Kleinert; Serra Langone; Dr. Ryan Martin; Dr. Yannick Schenk; Dr. Alice Shillingsburg; Dr. Sarah Weddle; and Dr. Jennifer Zarcone) authored severalof the chapters in these two sections (see below – May Institute authors’ names are highlighted).
Chapter 4 “The Importance of Parent-Child Interactions in Social Communication Development and Considerations for Autism Spectrum Disorders,” M. Alice Shillingsburg and Brittany Juban
Chapter 5 “Measuring the Effects of Medication for Individuals with Autism,” Jennifer Zarcone, Annette Griffith, and Chrystal Jansz Rieken
Chapter 6 “Unsubstantiated Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder,” Yannick A. Schenk, Ryan J. Martin, Whitney L. Kleinert, Shawn P. Quigley, and Serra R. Langone
Chapter 11 “Function-Based Interventions for Problem Behavior: Treatment Decisions and Feasibility Considerations,” Sarah A. Weddle and Abbey B. Carreau
Chapter 26 “Clinical Application of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy to Promote Play and Vocalizations in Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Case Study and Recommendations,” M. Alice Shillingsburg, Bethany Hansen, and Sarah Frampton