A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Schools, Second Edition
288 pages, 6 x 9
Release Date:21 Nov 2016

A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Schools, Second Edition

Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Fully updated to reflect DSM-5 and current assessment tools, procedures and research, this award-winning book provides a practical and scientifically-based approach to identifying, assessing, and treating children and adolescents with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in school settings. Integrating current research evidence with theory and best-practice, the book will support school-based professionals in a number of key areas including:

· 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. Dr. Debra Moore, psychologist and co-author with Dr. Temple Grandin, of The Loving Push: How Parents & Professionals Can Help Spectrum Kids Become Successful Adults
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. Gena P. Barnhill, PhD., NCSP, BCBA-D, LBA, Director of Special Education Programs at Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA
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. Dr Steven Landau, Professor of School Psychology in the Department of Psychology, Illinois State University
Lee A. Wilkinson, PhD, is a scientist, researcher, and practitioner. He is a certified school psychologist, chartered educational psychologist, chartered scientist, and certified cognitive-behavioral therapist. He is also a university educator and teaches graduate courses in psychological assessment, clinical intervention, and child and adolescent psychopathology at Nova Southeastern University, Florida.


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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