Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disordersby Sam Goldstein
Pub. Date: 09/19/2008
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Significant progress has been made in assessing children with autism spectrum disorders, but, until now, the field has lacked a single, comprehensive resource that assembles current best practices within a unified assessment framework. This authoritatiive book demonstrates how to craft a complete, scientiically grounded, and clinically useful protrait of a child's… See more details below
Significant progress has been made in assessing children with autism spectrum disorders, but, until now, the field has lacked a single, comprehensive resource that assembles current best practices within a unified assessment framework. This authoritatiive book demonstrates how to craft a complete, scientiically grounded, and clinically useful protrait of a child's strengths and difficulties in social behavior, language and communication, intellectural functioning, motor skills, and other key areas of impairment and comorbidity. Leading experts illustrate ways in which clinical and school practitioners can integrate data from a variety of sources to improve the accuracy of diagnosis and in form the development of individualized interventions.
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Table of Contents
1. Historical Perspective and Overview, Sam Goldstein and Sally Ozonoff
2. The Epidemiology of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Is the Prevalence Rising?, Lorna Wing and David Potter
3. Psychometric Issues and Current Scales for Assessing Autism Spectrum Disorders, Jack A. Naglieri and Kimberly M. Chambers
4. Subtyping the Autism Spectrum Disorders: Theoretical, Research, and Clinical Considerations, Ami Klin
5. Age-Related Issues in the Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Victoria Shea and Gary B. Mesibov
6. Assessment of Social Behavior in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Ifat Gamliel and Nurit Yirmiya
7. Assessing Speech, Language, and Communication in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Rhea Paul and Kaitlyn P. Wilson
8. Assessment of Intellectual Functioning in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Laura Grofer Klinger, Sarah O'Kelley, and Joanna L. Mussey
9. Assessment of Neuropsychological Functioning in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Blythe A. Corbett, Vanessa Carmean, and Deborah Fein
10. Assessment of Comorbid Psychiatric Conditions in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Lesley Deprey and Sally Ozonoff
11. From Assessment to Intervention, Kerry Hogan and Lee M. Marcus
12. Assessment of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Schools, Sandra L. Harris, Carolyn T. Bruey, Mark J. Palmieri, and Jan S. Handleman
13. Alternative Methods, Challenging Issues, and Best Practices in the Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Sam Goldstein, Sally Ozonoff, Elaine Clark, and Anne Cook
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The editors of Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders have brought together an outstanding group of contributors to provide comprehensive coverage of this important and timely topic. The chapters are well edited and describe approaches for evaluating specific areas of impairment including: social behavior; speech, language and communication; intellectual functioning; neuropsychological functioning; and co-occurring problems. Topics also include school-based assessment, how to communicate findings to parents, strategies for avoiding under- and over-diagnosis, and alternative assessment methods. While the primary emphasis of the text is on children, several chapters discuss assessment issues related to adolescents and young adults. Chapter 12 will be of particular interest to the school-based professional as it focuses on the assessment of autism spectrum disorders in the school setting. The authors discuss functional assessment procedures in the classroom and describe current diagnostic assessment practices in several model schools and educational programs. Although the chapter provides important descriptive information, its relevance to school-based practice would have been enhanced by including an autism specific algorithm to illustrate best practice in screening and assessment. In summary, this book has much to offer the school-based practitioner.