Monday, June 20, 2011

Autism in Schools: Read it on Kindle!




“A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Schools” by school psychologist Dr. Lee A. Wilkinson is available as an 
Amazon Kindle e-book. This award-winning book provides a step-by-step guide to screening, assessment, and intervention for school-age children with autism spectrum disorders. Published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers Ltd, the leading international publisher of books focusing on the autism spectrum, this comprehensive resource combines the best of a user-friendly handbook and the depth of an academically oriented text book. With illustrative case studies, FAQs, quick reference boxes, best practice index, and glossary of terms, this concise and well researched guidebook is now widely used by psychologists, advocates, teachers, speech/language therapists, counselors, and parents. 
Diane Adreon, Associate Director of the University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (UM-NSU CARD) and co-author of  Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Practical Solutions for School Success, comments that “Dr. Lee Wilkinson has produced a well-written, user-friendly, comprehensive guide to the assessment and intervention of students with ASD. School district administrators, attorneys, educators and psychologists will want to have this guide available to them as a resource on ‘best practice’ in the field of ASD.”
Diane Twachtman-Cullen, Editor-in-Chief of Autism Spectrum Quarterly, calls the book “a landmark contribution destined to become a classic in the field of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs)” and writes, “Dr. Wilkinson has made an enormous contribution to the field by comprehensively and systematically illuminating not only what needs to be done, but also how to go about doing it.”
A Best Practice Guide was awarded a gold medal in the 2011 Next Generation Book Awards Education/Academic Category and received finalist honors for the 2011 National Association for Special Educational Needs (NASEN) Educational Needs/Academic Book of the Year and 2010 National Best Book Awards.
Lee A. Wilkinson, EdD, PhD, NCSP is an author, behavioral scientist, and practitioner. Dr. Wilkinson is currently a school psychologist in Southeast Florida where he provides diagnostic and consultation services for children with autism spectrum disorders and their families. He has published widely on the topic of autism spectrum disorders.
“A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Schools” is available from Jessica Kingsley Publishers, ISBN: 978-1-84905-811-7 and can be ordered directly from the publisher at JKP.com and all major booksellers, including Amazon.com and Barnes&Noble.com.

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