Chapter 10

Behavioral Treatments for Anxiety in Minimally Verbal Children With ASD

Louis P. Hagopian1,2, Megan Lilly3 and Thompson E. Davis3,    1Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD, United States,    2Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, United States,    3Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States

Abstract

Determining the presence of anxiety in minimally verbal children with ASD can be especially challenging given their limited ability to self-report coupled with the overlapping features of anxiety and ASD. In contrast to verbal individuals, for whom the verbal/cognitive and subjective response domains are customarily assessed, assessment in this population is often limited to the behavioral domain. ...

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