Autism Service Delivery

Bridging the Gap Between Science and Practice

  • Florence D. DiGennaro Reed
  • Derek D. Reed

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Thomas S. Critchfield, Karla J. Doepke, Rebecca L. Campbell
    Pages 1-23
  3. Carol Pilgrim
    Pages 25-74
  4. William H. Ahearn, Diana Parry-Cruwys, Tracey Toran, Jacquelyn MacDonald
    Pages 75-111
  5. Kevin C. Luczynski, Nicole M. Rodriguez
    Pages 151-173
  6. Derek D. Reed, Jeffrey H. Tiger
    Pages 175-191
  7. Jeffrey H. Tiger, Derek D. Reed
    Pages 193-208
  8. Carla H. Lagorio, Bryan T. Yanagita
    Pages 209-255
  9. Jennifer M. Gillis, Sacha T. Pence
    Pages 257-277
  10. Derek D. Reed, Brent A. Kaplan, Amel Becirevic
    Pages 279-306
  11. Christopher A. Podlesnik, Iser G. DeLeon
    Pages 327-351
  12. Iser G. DeLeon, Christopher A. Podlesnik, Jonathan R. Miller
    Pages 353-374
  13. David P. Jarmolowicz, Jennifer L. Hudnall, Shea M. Lemley
    Pages 375-405
  14. Florence D. DiGennaro Reed, Amy J. Henley, Jason M. Hirst, Jessica L. Doucette, Sarah R. Jenkins
    Pages 437-463
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 491-495

About this book


This volume examines ways in which service delivery to individuals with autism can be improved from both ends of the basic-applied research spectrum. It introduces the concept of translational scholarship and examines real-world value in developing relevant interventions. Each area of coverage reviews current findings on autism from basic research and, then, discusses the latest applied research literature to create a roadmap for researchers, clinicians, and scientist-practitioners to develop new, effective strategies as children, adolescents, and adults with autism continue to learn and grow.

 Featured coverage includes: 

·         Why practice needs science and how science informs practice.

·         The social learning disorder of stimulus salience in autism.

·         Assessment and treatment of problem behaviors associated with transitions.

·         Understanding persistence and improving treatment through behavioral momentum theory.

·         The behavioral economics of reinforcer value.

·         Increasing tolerance for delay with children and adults with autism.

Autism Service Delivery is an essential resource for researchers, clinicians and scientist-practitioners, and graduate students in the fields of developmental psychology, behavioral therapy, social work, clinical child and school psychology, occupational therapy, and speech pathology.


Applied behavior analysis and autism Autism service delivery Autism services Autism spectrum disorders Autism treatment Behavior analysis and autism intervention Behavioral economics and autism Behavioral momentum and autism Conditioned reinforcement and token economies Delay tolerance and autism Experimental analysis of behavior Performance management and staff preparation Preference and demand characteristics of reinforcement Stimulus control and generalization training

Editors and affiliations

  • Florence D. DiGennaro Reed
    • 1
  • Derek D. Reed
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. Applied Behavioral ScienceUniversity of KansasLawrenceUSA
  2. 2.Dept. Applied Behavioral ScienceUniversity of KansasLawrenceUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-2655-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-2656-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-922X
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-9238
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