This handbook details best practices and discusses ongoing challenges in assessment and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Chapters address assessment and diagnostic protocols, developmental considerations in ASD assessment, and issues concerning comorbid psychological and medical conditions. Various aspects of the disorder are emphasized throughout the handbook - from assessment in adolescent and adult populations to the latest findings in neuropsychology. The book concludes with future directions for research and clinical applications, focusing on universal screening, improved assessment methods, and earlier and more accurate diagnosis.
Topics featured in this handbook include:
- Types of ASD assessment.
- Report writing for ASD evaluations.
- Stress and satisfaction in the diagnostic process.
- Clinical and neuropsychological perspectives from comorbid diagnosis of ASD and ADHD.
- Executive functions in ASD.
The Handbook of Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder is an essential reference for researchers, clinicians, professionals, and graduate students in clinical child and school psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry, and social work as well as rehabilitation medicine/therapy, behavioral therapy, pediatrics, and educational psychology.
About the Author
Johnny L. Matson, Ph.D., is Professor and Distinguished Research Master in the Department of Psychology at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, U.S.A. He has also previously held a professorship in psychiatry and clinical psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of more than 800 publications including 41 books. He also serves as Founding Editor-in-Chief of three journals; Research in Developmental Disabilities (Elsevier), Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders (Elsevier), and Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders (Springer).
Table of ContentsChapter 1. History and Purpose of Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism.- Chapter 2. Types of Assessment.- Chapter 3. Purposes of Assessment.- Chapter 4. Report Writing for Autism Spectrum Disorder Evaluations.- Chapter 5. Screening Methods.- Chapter 6. Monitoring Progress in Autism Spectrum Disorder.- Chapter 7. Implications of ICD and DSM-5 on Screening, Diagnosis and Monitoring.- Chapter 8. Stress and Satisfaction in the Diagnostic Process.- Chapter 9. Diagnosing ASD in Very Early Childhood Chapter 10. Preschool, Early Childhood, and Adolescence.- Chapter 11. Assessment in Adulthood.- Chapter 12. Challenging Behaviors.- Chapter 13. Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD).- Chapter 14. The Comorbid Diagnosis of ASD and ADHD: Clinical and Neuropsychological Perspectives.- Chapter 15. Autism and Depression.- Chapter 16. Severe Psychopathology.- Chapter 17. Assessment of Feeding Disorders in ASD: A Multidisciplinary Approach.- Chapter 18. Assessing Sleep Problems in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.- Chapter 19. Cerebral Palsy and Autism Spectrum Disorder.- Chapter 20. Intelligence.- Chapter 21. Executive Functions in Autism Spectrum Disorder.- Chapter 22. Neuropsychology.- Chapter 23. Current Status and Future Directions.