Implementing Autism Early Intervention: A Global Perspective

Posted On 2019-12-24 03:59:40

This focused issue on “Implementing Autism Early Intervention” is edited by Dr. Geraldine Dawson, from Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA, and Dr. Lauren Franz, from Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA. This focused issue includes publications from Australia, China, Japan, South Africa, and the United States, thus representing a degree of geographic, cultural and linguistic diversity. All articles focus on aspects of the ‘golden period’, the early years of life, with topics including: implementation science; early detection; early intervention; measurement of treatment response; and parenting stress, sense of competence, and mental health.

Implementing early intervention for autism spectrum disorder: a global perspective
Lauren Franz, Geraldine Dawson

Original Article
Sustainable implementation of early intervention for autism spectrum disorder through caregiver coaching: South African perspectives on barriers and facilitators
Chipo Belindah T. Makombe, Nokuthula Shabalala, Marisa Viljoen, Noleen Seris, Petrus J. de Vries, Lauren Franz
Skill Training for Parents with ASD Children in China
Ying Zhang, Qiong Xu, Ping Lu, Xiu Xu
Caregiver descriptions of joint activity routines with young children with autism spectrum disorder in South Africa
Kevin Ramseur II, Petrus J. de Vries, Jessy Guler, Nokuthula Shabalala, Noleen Seris, Lauren Franz

Review Article
A review on measuring treatment response in parent-mediated autism early interventions
Jill Howard
Early screening and diagnosis for ASD children in China
Chunyang Li, Xiu Xu
Progress and challenges in early intervention of autism spectrum disorder in China
Bingrui Zhou, Xiu Xu
The effects of early autism intervention on parents and family adaptive functioning
Annette Estes, Deanna M. Swain, Katherine E. MacDuffie
Delivery of Group-Early Start Denver Model in an Australian early childhood setting
Kristy Capes, Shannon Upson, Carolyne Jones, Cheryl Dissanayake, Giacomo Vivanti

Considerations in implementing evidence-based early autism spectrum disorder interventions in community settings
Aubyn C. Stahmer, Sarah Dababnah, Sarah R. Rieth
Early intervention and perspectives for children with autism spectrum disorder in Japan
Yuko Yoshimura, Sanae Tanaka, Tomoko R. Haramaki

The series “Implementing Autism Early Intervention: A Global Perspective” was commissioned by the editorial office, Pediatric Medicine without any sponsorship or funding. Geraldine Dawson and Lauren Franz served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.