Chapter 6

Cognitive-Behavioral Principles and Their Applications Within Autism Spectrum Disorder

Paige M. Ryan, Maysa M. Kaskas and Thompson E. Davis,    Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States


Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can suffer from anxiety disorders such as Social Anxiety Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Although the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is the treatment of choice for typically developing children, children with ASD and anxiety often require adaptations and modifications to these interventions. In addition, children with ASD usually receive various other treatments (e.g., pharmacological, psychosocial) which may need to be incorporated into anxiety treatment. We ...

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