A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for by Lee A. Wilkinson

By Lee A. Wilkinson

This most sensible perform consultant bargains a stability of conceptual, useful and empirical details designed to bridge the research-to-practice hole in determining, assessing, and treating school-aged childrens with autism-related stipulations. review instruments and intervention techniques will help school-based execs in: settling on and assessing adolescents with high-functioning autism spectrum stipulations; constructing and enforcing classroom-based intervention courses; beginning a discussion among mom and dad and lecturers; gaining access to neighborhood assets; and, selling targeted wishes advocacy. This authoritative, but obtainable consultant will attract academics, counselors, psychologists, social paintings practitioners and graduate scholars, in addition to parents."The writer has expertly formatted the e-book and every one bankruptcy in order that the reader is supplied with a good source of contemporary and correct info bearing on screening, formal evaluation, and interventions with members during this population."  - Canadian magazine of faculty Psychology"Winner: Education/Academic type; 2011 subsequent iteration Indie publication Awards.""Finalist: academic wishes educational booklet of the 12 months; 2011 nationwide organization for detailed academic wishes (NASEN) publication Awards." "Finalist: Education/Academic classification; 2011 foreign booklet Awards.""Honored as an Award-Winning Finalist within the Education/Academic class of the "Best Books 2010" Awards, backed by means of united states ebook News." - USABookNews.com "This is a really very important book....a landmark contribution destined to develop 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, legal professionals, educators and psychologists may want to have this advisor on hand 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 tools from psychometrics to observational exams are sincerely awarded. Case reports supply the reader exemplars of a number checks and the consequences for studying in a hugely readable method. Key matters are supplied in precis containers. Interventions contain an in depth advisor to advertise abilities in self-monitoring in the learner. In precis, this can be an obtainable e-book, of gain to all these concerned within the overview and help of scholars with ASD."- academic Psychology in perform "This amazing contribution to the literature on autism and Asperger syndrome is absolutely a number of reference books in a single, offering unique and professional dialogue of key points of top perform on screening, review, and intervention." - Richard turbines, Director of study, nationwide Autistic Society (NAS), uk "...a beneficial source that offers most sensible perform strategies for the evaluation and therapy of youngsters and early life at the spectrum."  - Sean Cameron, PhD, FBPS, Co-Director,  Practitioner Doctorate in academic Psychology, college collage London, uk                            

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Although screening instruments yield useful information, they cannot substitute for a more thorough diagnostic assessment and validation of the symptomatology identified during the screening process. 49 Chapter 3 Best Practice in Assessment Children who screen positive for ASD should receive a comprehensive developmental assessment. The primary goals of conducting an autism spectrum assessment are to determine the presence and severity of an ASD, develop interventions for educational planning, and collect data that will help with progress monitoring (Shriver, Allen, and Matthews 1999).

Interviews and observation schedules, together with an interdisciplinary assessment of social behavior, language and communication, adaptive behavior, motor skills, sensory issues, atypical behaviors, and cognitive functioning are recommended best practice procedures (National Research Council 2001; Ozonoff et al. 2005a). This chapter describes a comprehensive developmental assessment approach and focuses on the tools and procedures for the assessment and identification of ASD included in recommendations of the American Academy of Neurology (Filipek et al.

2007; Corsello et al. 2007). A threshold score of ≥15 is recommended to minimize the risk of false negatives and indicates the need for a comprehensive evaluation. 80 in a large population of children with autism and other developmental disorders. g. sibling with autism or language impairment). A recent study of the properties of the SCQ in a cohort of children with ASD confirmed the utility of the SCQ as an efficient screener for at-risk groups of school-age children (Chandler et al. 2007). Social Responsiveness Scale The Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS; Constantino and Gruber 2005) is a brief quantitative measure of autistic behaviors in 4 to 18-year-olds.

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