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Technology and the Treatment of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Teresa A. Cardon
  • Examines the myriad learning opportunities supported by the use of current technology in treating children with autism spectrum disorders

  • Explores scientifically based educational interventions using portable devices as well as various software and apps with children with ASDs

  • Describes the technology tools needed to provide effective, relevant and research-based interventions


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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Teresa A. Cardon
    Pages 1-2
  3. Kristie Brown Lofland
    Pages 27-35
  4. Kristi A. Jordan
    Pages 37-47
  5. Kristi A. Jordan, Kristie Brown Lofland
    Pages 49-57
  6. Amy Bixler Coffin, Brenda Smith Myles, Jan Rogers, Wendy Szakacs
    Pages 59-73
  7. Teresa A. Cardon
    Pages 87-96
  8. Phyllis Jones, Catherine Wilcox, Jodie Simon
    Pages 113-129
  9. Kevin M. Ayres, Sally B. Shepley, Karen H. Douglas, Collin Shepley, Justin D. Lane
    Pages 131-145
  10. Tricia Nelson, Riley’s Mom
    Pages 147-149
  11. Teresa A. Cardon
    Pages 151-154
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 155-160

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Teresa A. Cardon
    • 1
  1. 1.Utah Valley UniversityOremUSA

About the editors

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).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Technology and the Treatment of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Editors Teresa A. Cardon
  • Series Title Autism and Child Psychopathology Series
  • Series Abbreviated Title Autism,Child Psychopathology Ser.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology Behavioral Science and Psychology (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-20871-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-37175-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-20872-5
  • Series ISSN 2192-922X
  • Series E-ISSN 2192-9238
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 160
  • Number of Illustrations 3 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Child and School Psychology
    Rehabilitation Medicine
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Industry Sectors
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“Teresa Cardon, as Editor of this volume, has addressed how technology, both hardware and software, can be used with individuals with Autism. … It provides an excellent review and foundation for understanding the wide range of technology tools, resources, and techniques as well as insight into future implications in all areas of Special Needs, not just in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorders.” (Closing The Gap, December 2018 - January 2019)

“This comprehensive and technologically-inspired book presents new ideas and strategies for improving the lives of children with autism spectrum disorder. … This book is written on an academic level that is most suitable for mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, psychologists, researchers, school counselors and clinicians, occupational and speech therapists, as well as graduate students in related studies and disciplines. … I highly recommend this book … .” (Michael S. Goldsby, Doody's Book Reviews, March, 2016)