The Research Basis for Autism Intervention

  • Eric Schopler
  • Nurit Yirmiya
  • Cory Shulman
  • Lee M. Marcus

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Theoretical and Developmental Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Eric Schopler, Lee M. Marcus, Nurit Yirmiya, Cory Shulman
      Pages 3-7
    3. Eric Schopler
      Pages 9-24
    4. Jacob A. Burack, Luigi Pastò, Mafalda Porporino, Grace Larocci, Laurent Mottron, Dermot Bowler
      Pages 25-41
    5. Yoram Bilu, Yehuda Goodman
      Pages 43-55
  3. Biological Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Deborah D. Hatton, Donald B. Bailey Jr.
      Pages 75-89
    3. Nurit Yirmiya, Tammy Pilowsky, Lubov Nemanov, Shoshana Arbelle, Temira Feinsilver, Iris Fried et al.
      Pages 91-101
    4. Michael Shapira, David Glick, John R. Gilbert, Hermona Soreq
      Pages 103-113
  4. Communication and Social Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Cory Shulman, Odette Bukai, Sigal Tidhar
      Pages 117-133
    3. Nirit Bauminger, Connie Kasari
      Pages 151-168
  5. Education and Interventions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Lee M. Marcus, Ann Garfinkle, Mark Wolery
      Pages 171-185
    3. Linmarie Sikich
      Pages 199-218
    4. Shoshana Arbelle, Itezhak Z. Ben-Zion
      Pages 219-227
    5. Cory Shulman, Robert Zimin, Edna Mishori
      Pages 229-234
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 235-241

About this book


As the pastPresident ofthe Israel Society forAutism, it gives me great pleasure to c- gratulate Professor Schopler and his colleagues on the publication of their new book concerning the relationship between scientific research and treatment. When we in Israel began our specifically structured education program for young children with autism, our work was based on slim to scarceknow-how andinformation, and with no experience whatsoever. Whatever information we could gather was mostly from psychological educational centers in the U.S. One of the most important and significant connections was established between the TEACCH program of North Carolina, led and conducted by the two important scholars, Professor Eric Schopler and Professor Lee Marcus, and our Israel Society for Autism. During our many encounters, seminars, and conferences, we profited enormously from all their accumulated expertise and scientific research, while perhaps it was also an important experience for them to see how a young society with very limited means was eventually shaping its educational program and arriving at some excellent results. We, ofcourse, have the highest esteem for Governor Hunt who has been following this program with so much attention and support, and we still remember his visit to Israel with distinguished representatives of the TEACCH Program. I wish the new book every success. I know it will be an enormous contribution to all those who must cope with a difficult and painful issue—autism—for whom there is no end to the need for research and continuously improving methods of care and education.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Eric Schopler
    • 1
  • Nurit Yirmiya
    • 2
  • Cory Shulman
    • 2
  • Lee M. Marcus
    • 1
  1. 1.University of North Carolina School of MedicineChapel Hill
  2. 2.The Hebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael

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