By Lee A. Wilkinson
This top perform consultant bargains a stability of conceptual, useful and empirical details designed to bridge the research-to-practice hole in settling on, assessing, and treating school-aged kids with autism-related stipulations. evaluate instruments and intervention recommendations will help school-based execs in: picking out and assessing children with high-functioning autism spectrum stipulations; constructing and imposing classroom-based intervention courses; starting up a discussion among mom and dad and academics; gaining access to neighborhood assets; and, selling certain wishes advocacy. This authoritative, but available consultant will entice academics, counselors, psychologists, social paintings practitioners and graduate scholars, in addition to parents."The writer has expertly formatted the ebook and each one bankruptcy in order that the reader is supplied with an exceptional source of fresh and proper info touching on screening, formal evaluate, and interventions with participants during this population." - Canadian magazine of faculty Psychology"Winner: Education/Academic type; 2011 subsequent new release Indie ebook Awards.""Finalist: academic wishes educational ebook of the 12 months; 2011 nationwide organization for designated academic wishes (NASEN) ebook Awards." "Finalist: Education/Academic classification; 2011 foreign ebook Awards.""Honored as an Award-Winning Finalist within the Education/Academic class of the "Best Books 2010" Awards, subsidized through united states booklet News." - USABookNews.com "This is a truly very important book....a landmark contribution destined to turn into a vintage within the box of autism spectrum problems (ASDs)." - Diane Twachtman-Cullen, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Editor-in-Chief, Autism Spectrum Quarterly "School district directors, lawyers, educators and psychologists may want to have this consultant to be had to them as a source on 'best practices' within the box of ASD."- Diane Adreon, affiliate Director, University of Miami-Nova Southeastern collage heart for Autism and comparable Disabilities (UM-NSU CARD). "The makes use of and barriers of a number of equipment from psychometrics to observational checks are basically offered. Case reviews provide the reader exemplars of a variety of exams and the results for studying in a hugely readable approach. Key concerns are supplied in precis bins. Interventions comprise an in depth consultant to advertise abilities in self-monitoring in the learner. In precis, this can be an obtainable booklet, of gain to all these concerned within the overview and help of scholars with ASD."- academic Psychology in perform "This striking contribution to the literature on autism and Asperger syndrome is admittedly a number of reference books in a single, delivering specified and specialist dialogue of key facets of most sensible perform on screening, overview, and intervention." - Richard turbines, Director of analysis, nationwide Autistic Society (NAS), uk "...a important source that gives top perform ideas for the evaluation and therapy of kids and adolescence at the spectrum." - Sean Cameron, PhD, FBPS, Co-Director, Practitioner Doctorate in academic Psychology, collage university London, uk
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None of the screening measures discussed here can differentiate between the autism spectrum subtypes and are not recommended for differential diagnosis. They may also perform differently in various countries owing to cultural interpretation of the questionnaire items. Likewise, a screening tool’s efficiency will be influenced by the practice setting in which it is used. Practitioners must weigh the disadvantages of an inaccurate classification against the consequences of a delayed or missed diagnosis (Goin-Kochel et al.
Screening tools are not recommended as stand alone diagnostic instruments and should be used only as part of a more comprehensive diagnostic assessment. ” Interviews and observation schedules, together with a multidisciplinary assessment of social behavior, language and communication, adaptive behavior, motor skills, sensory issues, atypical behaviors, and cognitive functioning are best suited for diagnosis and educational classification (National Research Council 2001; Ozonoff et al. 2005a). The next chapter examines the parameters of a comprehensive developmental assessment and provides a review of tests and measures included in a comprehensive assessment battery for ASD.
1999): • • • • • • • • • • record review developmental and medical history medical screening and/or evaluation parent/caregiver interview parent/teacher ratings of social competence direct child observation cognitive assessment academic assessment adaptive behavior assessment communication and language assessment. 1 shows the recommended core measures included in a comprehensive developmental assessment. Although not exhaustive, these tools provide a reliable and valid assessment of the autistic triad.