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Chapter 18 - Executive Functions
Evidence-Based Treatment for Children with Autism
Practical Resources for the Mental Health Professional
Format: Book Chapter
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Academic Press
Place of Publication: San Diego
Pages: 355 - 387
Source ID: shanti-sources-72151
Abstract: This chapter describes the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) approach to teaching learners with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) skills that involve intentional manipulation of their own environments in order to help them function more independently. The traditional cognitive terms that encompass these behaviors include inhibition, memory, attention, flexibility, planning, problem solving, and self-management. Using the principles and procedures of ABA, this chapter provides strategies for teaching these skills.