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Handbook of Interdisciplinary Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Robert D. Rieske

Part of the Autism and Child Psychopathology Series book series (ACPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Michelle S. LeMay, Robert D. Rieske, Samantha Johnston
    Pages 1-8
  3. Costanza Colombi, Giacomo Vivanti, Sally Rogers
    Pages 9-28
  4. Johnny L. Matson, Claire O. Burns
    Pages 29-47
  5. Brett A. Enneking, Anna C. Merrill, Elesia N. Hines, Christine M. Raches, Kelly A. Rostin, Rebecca H. McNally Keehn
    Pages 89-110
  6. Heidi R. Fisher, Cynthia L. Pierre, Noha F. Minshawi, Jill C. Fodstad
    Pages 111-129
  7. Cy Nadler, Laura Slosky, Christina Low Kapalu, Brenda Sitzmann
    Pages 131-150
  8. Christina Low Kapalu, Cy Nadler, Natalie Brei, Laura Slosky
    Pages 151-172
  9. Christine M. Raches, Rebecca Mc Nally Keehn, Jill C. Fodstad, Noha F. Minshawi
    Pages 173-188
  10. Lindsey W. Williams, Hillary H. Bush, Lauren Fishbein
    Pages 189-206
  11. Julie N. Youssef, Dana C. Won, Heidi M. Feldman
    Pages 207-223
  12. Stacy S. Manwaring, Angela B. Barber
    Pages 225-257
  13. Bryan M. Gee, Amy Nwora
    Pages 259-277
  14. Allisha M. Weeden
    Pages 279-296
  15. Sylvia Y. Ofei, George J. Fuchs
    Pages 297-307
  16. Leciel K. Bono, Ellen J. Rogo, Rachelle Williams
    Pages 309-333
  17. Aaron J. Fischer, Erica Lehman, Natalie Jensen, Heather S. Davis
    Pages 335-354
  18. Paul Wehman, Carol Schall, Josh Taylor, Laruen Avellone, Hannah Seward
    Pages 355-374

About this book


This handbook examines the medical and therapeutic needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the effectiveness of treatments that are delivered through interdisciplinary teams. It analyzes the impact of interdisciplinary teams on assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, and implementation and explores how evidence-based treatments can be developed and implemented. Chapters describe the wide-ranging effects of ASD and the challenges individuals and their family members face when seeking treatment. In addition, chapters provide an overview of the comorbidities and related disorders that often accompany ASD, including neurodevelopmental disorders, medical and behavioral problems, and psychopathology. The handbook also discusses the critical importance of caregivers in the treatment team as experts in their child’s strengths, problem areas, and functioning.

Topics featured in this handbook include:

  • Legal considerations in interdisciplinary treatments.
  • Ethical considerations in the development and implementation of interdisciplinary teams.
  • Evidence-based interdisciplinary treatment and evaluation considerations.
  • The role of primary care physicians and subspecialty pediatricians within interdisciplinary teams.
  • The impact of school psychologists related to assessment and intervention development.
  • Vocational interventions that promote independence in individuals with ASD.

The Handbook of Interdisciplinary Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder is a must-have resource for researchers, clinicians and professionals, and graduate students across such interrelated disciplines as clinical child, school, and developmental psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry, social work, rehabilitation medicine/therapy, pediatrics, and special education.


Aggression, self-harm, and autism Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and autism ADHD, depression, anxiety, and autism Developmental-behavioral pediatrics and ASD Diet, nutrition, feeding and ASD Enuresis/encopresis treatment for ASD Family therapy and ASD Gastroenterology and autism Genetics and autism spectrum disorder Hearing and vision deficits and ASD Interdisciplinary diagnostic evaluations for ASD Legal/ethical issues and autism Music/art therapy and autism Neurology and autism Occupational/physical therapy and ASD Primary care and autism School psychology and ASD Sleep medicine and autism Social work and autism spectrum disorder Speech-language pathology and ASD

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert D. Rieske
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyIdaho State UniversityPocatelloUSA

About the editors

Robert D. Rieske, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. His research focuses on the identification, assessment, and treatment of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities with a special emphasis in autism spectrum disorder and comorbid psychopathology. His research includes collaboration with several areas of study outside of psychology to provide a more interdisciplinary team approach to assessment and treatment and more effective services for this unique population.  He currently serves as an associate editor for the Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders (Springer) and founding member of the ISU Collaboration for Autism Research, Education, and Support

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