Technology and the Treatment of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Teresa A. Cardon
Springer, Aug 11, 2015 - Psychology - 160 pages

This volume analyzes recent technological breakthroughs in aiding children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Chapters offer practical guidance in such areas as assessment, treatment planning, and collaborative intervention. The book also presents findings on hardware and software innovations and emphasizes their effectiveness in clinical practices that are targeted to specific cognitive, social, academic and motor skill areas. In addition, it describes promising new deficit-reducing and skill-enhancing technologies on the horizon.

Featured topics include:

  • Developing and supporting the writing skills of individuals with ASD through assistive technologies.
  • The ways in which visual organizers may support executive function, abstract language comprehension and social learning.
  • Do-as-I’m-doing situations involving video modeling and autism.
  • The use of technology to facilitate personal, social and vocational skills in youth with ASD.
  • Evidence-based instruction for students with ASD.
  • The use of mobile technology to support community engagement and independence.

Technology and Treatment of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder is an essential resource for clinicians and related professionals as well as researchers and graduate students across such disciplines as child and school psychology, rehabilitation medicine, educational technology, occupational therapy, speech pathology and social work.



1 An Introduction
Assessment and Establishing Treatment Goals
3 The Use of Technology in the Treatment of Autism
4 Technology Autism and Occupational Therapy
OT and SLP Cotreatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder
6 Supporting the Writing Skills of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder Through Assistive Technologies
Supporting Executive Function Abstract Language Comprehension and Social Learning
Video Modeling and Autism
Using Technology to Facilitate Personal Social and Vocational Skills in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder ASD
TeachTown Basics
Using Mobile Technology to Support Community Engagement and Independence
12 An Insiders Look at Technology and Autism
13 A Look Forward

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About the author (2015)

Teresa A. Cardon, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, has worked with individuals on the autism spectrum for more than 20 years. Dr. Cardon completed her doctoral training in Speech & Hearing Science with an autism emphasis and is currently the Director of Autism Studies at Utah Valley University. Dr. Cardon has published her research on autism in peer-reviewed journals and presented at conferences both nationally and internationally. Dr. Cardon’s first line of research focuses on video modeling with young children with autism. Her second line of research focuses on fictional narratives with character’s who have an ASD. She is the author of three books that offer intervention support for individuals on the autism spectrum: Top Ten Tips (2008), Initiations and Interactions (2006) and Let's Talk Emotions (2004).

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