Amanda Guld Fisher

Amanda Guld Fisher, PhD, BCBA-D, is an assistant professor and coordinator of the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) graduate programs at Temple University. She earned her doctorate in ABA and special education from The Ohio State University. Her research interests include areas such as: the analysis of verbal behavior, staff training and treatment integrity, and the assessment and treatment of challenging behavior. Additionally, she provides consultation to administrators, staff, and parents in training and implementing both systems-level and individualized evidence-based interventions for behavioral excesses and deficits common in individuals with autism.

Childhood Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence-Based Assessment and Intervention

Childhood Autism Spectrum Disorder
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Jessica Glass Kendorski and Amanda Guld Fisher

The research literature on intervention strategies for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has mushroomed in the past 20 years. As the number of students diagnosed with ASD has grown, so has the number of professionals involved in developing and implementing effective treatment and educational practices. With this rapid expansion, it has become increasingly difficult to assimilate and utilize the varied range of strategies—encompassing behavioral, educational, ancillary or therapeutic.