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Relationships, Independence, and Communication in Autism and Asperger’s Disorder

Lynn Kern Koegel, Rosy M. Fredeen, Robert L. Koegel and C. Enjey Lin

in Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780195371826
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199965212 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195371826.003.0070
Relationships, Independence, and Communication in Autism and Asperger’s Disorder

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Linguistic aptitude and communicative competence are critical to healthy relationships, gainful employment, and independence in adulthood. For individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), these are core deficits; therefore effective treatment in these areas is essential for a positive long-term outcome. This chapter discusses early childhood interventions that may be of particular importance to achieving long-term positive outcomes. It covers defining and measuring communication; communication and typical development; communication, socialization, and diagnostic criteria for ASDs; the history of intervention and pivotal response teaching; peer interactions; priming; incorporating ritualistic themes and using perseverative interests; clubs; video modeling; and self-management.

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Subjects: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry ; Neurology ; Neuroscience

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