Über den Autor
Johnny L. Matson, Ph.D., is a Distinguished Research Master and Director of the Ph.D. program in clinical psychology in the Department of Psychology at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. He is the author of more than 450 publications, including 34 books. In addition, he is the editor-in-chief of two research journals, Research in Developmental Disabilities and Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. He has served as an expert for the United States Department of Justice, Civil Right Division, and is past president of the Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Division of the American Psychological Association. His research and clinical interests are in autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disabilities.
History and Overview.- Applied Behavior Analysis and Its Application to Autism and Autism Related Disorders.- Assessment Methods.- Intervention and Treatment Methods for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.- Differential Diagnosis in Autism Spectrum Disorders.- Communication.- Social Skills and Autism: Understanding and Addressing the Deficits.- Rituals and Stereotypies.- Self-injury.- Aggression and Noncompliance.- Adaptive and Self-Help Skills.- Generalization and Maintenance.- Training Issues Unique to Autism Spectrum Disorders.- Parent Training Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
- Offers an extensive scholarly review of the current applied behavioral analysis (ABA) literature on autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
- Synthesizes the major topics in the assessment and treatment with ASD and ABA
- Focuses specifically, and only, on ABA treatments in a very in-depth manner