Social Skills and Adaptive Behavior in Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Coordinated by the highly respected Organization for Autism Research, this accessible book is an ideal text for future professionals and essential reading for administrators and consultants in educational settings. Readers will explore current evidence, best-practice recommendations, and future research directions for assessing social skills with evidence-based methods and tools, conducting interventions that really make a difference, promoting friendships and peer acceptance, increasing joint attention, implementing school wide positive behavior support and more. Readers will also get first-hand insights from individuals on the autism spectrum and their family members and service providers, who provide balanced perspectives on today’s research trends and practices.

© 2015 Peter F. Gerhardt and Daniel Crimmins, Editors
Audience: Parent, Professional