AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS:
EVIDENCE-BASED ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION IN SCHOOLS
Edited by Lee A. Wilkinson, PhD
School professionals and clinicians share the challenge of identifying and providing interventions for the increasing number of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Incorporating the many advances made in recent years, this book is an authoritative resource for professionals who need the most current and reliable information on assessing and treating this neurodevelopmental disorder. It includes procedures to help identify children using the new DSM-5 symptom criteria and offers essential guidance for assessing a variety of emotional, behavioral, and academic problems. Comprehensive and timely, the book offers practical, research-based findings that can assist educators and school psychologists in screening and assessing children – and in implementing appropriate intervention strategies. Clearly organized and easy to follow, this new guide is essential reading for anyone working with children who have, or might have ASD.
- Includes procedures to help identify children with ASD using the new DSM-5 diagnostic criteria.
- Offers practitioners an evidence-based assessment batter, which includes tests of cognitive, academic, neuropsychological, and adaptive functioning.
- Employs case vignettes to illustrate best practices in a school setting.
- Concludes with a primer on ASD-related litigation issues and discusses relationships between special education law, provision of services, and placement decisions.
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2014. 264 PAGES. HARDCOVER
“This fantastic resource is a must-read for professionals and students across many disciplines. Contributors provide critical information on a comprehensive range of topics with an emphasis on evidence-based approaches and practical applications.” - Natacha Akshoomoff, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Center for Human Development, University of California, San Diego
“Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children and Adolescents: Evidence-Based Assessment and Intervention in Schools serves as an excellent resource for professionals working with children with ASD in educational settings and covers many fundamental aspects that need to be considered in assessment and intervention practices. Overall, this book thoroughly integrates current research and theory as well as relevant practice in school settings and will allow practitioners to further their conceptual understanding of assessing and treating ASD.” - Canadian Journal of School Psychology
“This concise book provides a comprehensive and very readable introduction to best practices in the assessment and treatment of ASD in school settings. It succinctly informs the professional reader about the theoretical and research foundations underlying its many suggestions for practice, which are further enhanced by the liberal use of vignettes.” – PsycCRITIQUES
Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children and Adolescents: Evidence-Based Assessment and Intervention in Schools can ordered from APA Books and amazon.com. Examination and desk copies are also available to college faculty.
Lee A. Wilkinson, PhD, CCBT, NCSP is author of the award-winning book, A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Schools, published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. He is also author of the soon to be released book, Overcoming Anxiety and Depression on the Autism Spectrum: A Self-Help Guide Using CBT.