A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Schools, Second Edition
· screening and assessing children and youth with high-functioning autism spectrum conditions
· identifying evidence-based interventions and practices
· developing and implementing comprehensive educational programs
· providing family support and accessing community resources
· promoting special needs advocacy.
Illustrative case examples, a glossary of terms and helpful checklists and forms make this the definitive resource for identifying and implementing interventions for pupils with ASD.
It is rare that one book can pack so many resources and easy to digest information into a single volume! Families, school personnel, and professionals all need the extensive, and up-to-date tips, guides, and 'must-knows' provided here. It's obvious the author is both a seasoned researcher and practitioner - a winning combination.
This book is an essential resource for every educator that works with students with ASD! The easy-to-read format is complete with up to date research on evidence-based practices for this population, sample observation and assessment worksheets and case studies that allow the reader to apply the information presented.
Dr Wilkinson has done it again. This updated and scholarly Second Edition reflects important recent changes regarding diagnosis and services for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. With its numerous best-practice suggestions, it is a must-read for school psychologists, school social workers, and those who teach in general and special education.
CHAPTER 1 Introduction and Overview
CHAPTER 2 Best Practices in Screening
CHAPTER 3 Best Practices in Assessment
CHAPTER 4 Case Examples
CHAPTER 5 Best Practices in Treatment and Intervention
CHAPTER 6 Best Practices in Special Education
CHAPTER 7 Future Directions for Research and Practice
Glossary of Terms
APPENDIX A Comparison of DSM-IV-TR and DSM-5 Criteria
APPENDIX B IDEA Disability Categories
APPENDIX C ASD Assessment Worksheet
APPENDIX D ASD Observation Checklist
APPENDIX E Description of Evidence-Based Intervention
APPENDIX F Examples of IEP Goals and Objectives
Index to Best Practice Guidelines
About the Author
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