A Mindfulness Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

New Directions in Research and Practice

  • Yoon-Suk Hwang
  • Patrick Kearney

Part of the Mindfulness in Behavioral Health book series (MIBH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Yoon-Suk Hwang, Patrick Kearney
    Pages 1-4
  3. Yoon-Suk Hwang, Patrick Kearney
    Pages 5-21
  4. Yoon-Suk Hwang, Patrick Kearney
    Pages 23-57
  5. Yoon-Suk Hwang, Patrick Kearney
    Pages 59-91
  6. Yoon-Suk Hwang, Patrick Kearney
    Pages 93-125
  7. Yoon-Suk Hwang, Patrick Kearney
    Pages 127-142
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 143-150

About this book


This book presents emerging research on the effectiveness of mindfulness methods in reducing behavior problems associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children. The volume synthesizes current research and theories on the therapeutic uses of mindfulness, specifically for people living with developmental disabilities. In addition, it examines a promising new study in which mothers of children with ASD learn mindfulness techniques for their own use and are then trained to teach the methods to their children. The book concludes with a report of poststudy findings and a discussion of practical and methodological issues regarding mindfulness interventions for ASD.

Featured topics include:

  • A genealogy of mindfulness, from original Buddhist texts to modern health applications.
  • Implications for further research and advancement.
  • Appendices of basic mindfulness exercises and activities.

A Mindfulness Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders is a concise resource for researchers, clinicians and other scientist-practitioners, and graduate students in developmental psychology, social work, education, and related disciplines.


Aggression and mindfulness Anxiety and mindfulness Behavior management and mindfulness Buddhist tradition and mindfulness Developmental disabilities and mindfulness Dharma and mindfulness Evidence-based mindfulness interventions Family care providers and mindfulness Individualization and mindfulness Mindful caring of children Mindful parenting of children with developmental disabilities Mindfulness and autism spectrum disorders Mindfulness and well-being Mindfulness as a psychological intervention Mindfulness education and practice Mindfulness training for parents Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Mindfulness-based interventions and developmental disabilities Pali Nikayas and mindfulness Quality of family life and mindfulness

Authors and affiliations

  • Yoon-Suk Hwang
    • 1
  • Patrick Kearney
    • 2
  1. 1.Australian Catholic UniversityBanyoAustralia
  2. 2.Kalyana Mitta SangaHighgate HillAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-18961-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-18962-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-9579
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-9587
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