shopping cart
nothing in cart
browse by subject
new releases
best sellers
sale books
browse by author
browse by publisher
about us
upcoming events
Jun 12th - Certificate in trauma counselling for mental health professionals: Level 1 [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
Jun 13th - CBT for procrastination: New perspectives in mental health [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
Jun 16th - Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT): An introduction to essential components [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
Jun 16th - CARE4YOU 2023 [tend academy]
Jun 19th - Evolving single session therapy: Re-conceptualizing the therapeutic process [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
schools agencies and other institutional orders (click here)
Open for browsing 9-6 Mon-Sat and 12-5 Sunday. Free shipping across Canada for orders over $150. Please read our Covid-19 statement here.
Join our mailing list! Click here to sign up.
Handbook of Social Skills and Autism Spectrum Disorder: Assessment, Curricula, and Intervention | Hardcover | Autism and Child Psychopathology series
Edited by Justin B. Leaf, Ph.D., BCBA-D.
Springer Nature / Hardcover / Nov 2017
9783319629940 (ISBN-10: 3319629948)
Special Needs - Developmental / Autism Spectrum
price: $416.95 (may be subject to change)
445 pages
Not in Stock, but usually ships within 2-3 weeks

This handbook identifies the various social deficiencies widely associated with children and youth diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It discusses possible causes as well as the lifelong effects if these deficiencies are not addressed. The handbook presents current behavioral and curriculum-based methods for assessing social deficits. Chapters examine the various interventions that have been used to improve social skills and behavior, including video modeling, peer-mediated interventions, and script fading. Chapters also assess various interventions using empirically based procedures, evaluate the research of each of these procedures, provide guidelines for treatment planning, and offer clinical recommendations. The handbook concludes with future directions for the development of both social behavior and clinical social skills interventions.

Topics featured in the Handbook include:
• Impairments in social behavior that may result in negative outcomes such as depression, loneliness, and suicide in individuals with ASD.
• Bullying among youth with ASD.
• Behavioral skills training to promote social behavior of individuals with ASD.
• The Early Start Denver Model approach to helping young children with ASD.
• The implementation of social skills groups for individuals diagnosed with ASD.

The Handbook of Social Skills and Autism Spectrum Disorder is a must-have resource for researchers, clinicians/professionals, and graduate students in clinical child, school, and developmental psychology, behavioral therapy, and social work, as well as such interrelated disciplines as child and adolescent psychiatry, rehabilitation medicine/therapy, pediatrics, and special education/educational psychology.

About the Editor:

Justin B. Leaf, Ph.D., BCBA-D., is the Director of Research and Training for the Autism Partnership Foundation (APF) and for the Center for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis™ (CABA). Dr. Leaf is also an Adjunct Professor at Endicott College. Dr. Leaf received his doctorate degree in Behavioral Psychology from the Department of Applied Behavioral Science at the University of Kansas. He worked under the mentorship of Drs. James Sherman and Jan Sheldon. Currently, he leads the research team at APF, which conducts research projects nationally and internationally. His research interests include examining methods to improve social behaviors and, more importantly, develop meaningful friendships for children and adolescents diagnosed with autism, comparing different teaching methodologies, evaluating parameters of reinforcement, and evaluating long-term outcomes for individuals diagnosed with autism. Dr. Leaf has over 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals or book chapters and has presented at national and international professional conferences and invited events. He is an Associate Editor for the Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders and serves or has served on the editorial boards for the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disorders, and the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Caversham Booksellers
98 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G6 Canada
(click for map and directions)
All prices in $cdn
Copyright 2022

Phone toll-free (800) 361-6120
Tel (416) 944-0962 | Fax (416) 944-0963
E-mail [email protected]
Hours: 9-6 Mon-Sat / Sunday 12-5 (EST)

Click here to read previous issues.
other lists
Applied Behaviour Analysis
Autism and Child Psychopathology Series
Autism Spectrum
Special Needs - Developmental
Springer Nature