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

By Lee A. Wilkinson

This most sensible perform advisor bargains a stability of conceptual, sensible and empirical info designed to bridge the research-to-practice hole in deciding upon, assessing, and treating school-aged little ones with autism-related stipulations. overview instruments and intervention options will help school-based execs in: determining and assessing youth with high-functioning autism spectrum stipulations; constructing and imposing classroom-based intervention courses; beginning a discussion among mom and dad and academics; getting access to group assets; and, selling certain wishes advocacy. This authoritative, but available consultant will attract lecturers, counselors, psychologists, social paintings practitioners and graduate scholars, in addition to parents.

"The writer has expertly formatted the ebook and every bankruptcy in order that the reader is supplied with a great source of contemporary and proper details referring to screening, formal evaluate, and interventions with participants during this population."
Canadian magazine of faculty Psychology

"Winner: Education/Academic type; 2011 subsequent new release Indie publication Awards.""Finalist: academic wishes educational e-book of the yr; 2011 nationwide organization for targeted academic wishes (NASEN) booklet Awards."

"Finalist: Education/Academic category; 2011 International e-book Awards.""Honored as an Award-Winning Finalist within the Education/Academic type of the "Best Books 2010" Awards, backed by way of united states booklet News." - USABookNews.com

"This is an important book....a landmark contribution destined to turn into a vintage in 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 probably 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 college heart for Autism and similar Disabilities (UM-NSU CARD).

"The makes use of and obstacles of a number of tools from psychometrics to observational checks are essentially awarded. Case reviews provide the reader exemplars of various exams and the results for studying in a hugely readable means. Key concerns are supplied in precis packing containers. Interventions contain a close consultant to advertise talents in self-monitoring within the learner. In precis, this is often an obtainable booklet, of profit to all these fascinated by the evaluate and aid of scholars with ASD."
- academic Psychology in Practice

"This amazing contribution to the literature on autism and Asperger syndrome is basically a number of reference books in a single, supplying designated and professional dialogue of key features of most sensible perform on screening, overview, and intervention." - Richard generators, Director of analysis, nationwide Autistic Society (NAS), United Kingdom

"...a beneficial source that gives top perform suggestions for the evaluate and therapy of kids and early life at the spectrum."  - Sean Cameron, PhD, FBPS, Co-Director,  Practitioner Doctorate in academic Psychology, college university London, uk             

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The AQ-Child consists of a series of descriptive statements designed to assess five areas associated with autism and the broader phenotype: social skills, attention switching, attention to detail, and communication and imagination, each represented by ten items. Parents rate to what extent they agree or disagree with the statements about their child on a 4-point response scale: “definitely agree” (3); “slightly agree” (2); “slightly disagree” (1); and “definitely disagree” (0). Total AQ scores are represented by the sum of each item score.

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. This 65item rating scale was designed to be completed by an adult (teacher and/or parent as respondent) who is familiar with the child’s current behavior and developmental history. The questionnaire focuses on the child’s reciprocal social interactions, a core impairment in all pervasive developmental disorders. The SRS items measure the severity of ASD symptoms in the domains of social awareness, social information processing, reciprocal social communication, social anxiety/avoidance, and stereotypic behavior/restricted interests.

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.

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