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- DescriptionSchool professionals and clinicians share the challenge of identifying and providing interventions for the increasing number of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This book is an authoritative resource that presents up-to-date research and evidence-based tools for accurate assessment and intervention. It includes procedures to help identify children using the new DSM-5 symptom criteria and offers essential guidance for assessing a variety of emotional, behavioural, and academic problems. The book provides practitioners with an evidence-based assessment battery, which includes tests of cognitive, academic, neuropsychological, and adaptive functioning. The pragmatic, social-communicative functions of language are considered together with assessments to identify language deficits. Readers will learn to identify co-occurring emotional and behaviour problems of children with ASD and will also learn techniques and strategies to enhance home-school partnership and engage parents as active partners in the decision-making process. Each chapter is based on the principles of evidence-based practice. Many chapters also use case vignettes to illustrate best practice in the school setting. The volume concludes with a primer on ASD-related litigation issues and discusses relationships between special education law, provision of services, and placement decisions.
- Author BiographyLee A. Wilkinson, PhD, NCSP, is an applied researcher, educator, and practitioner. He is a certified school psychologist, licensed school psychologist, chartered educational psychologist, and certified cognitive-behavioural therapist. Dr. Wilkinson currently practices in South Florida, where he provides diagnostic and consultation services for children with autism spectrum disorder and their families. He is also a university educator and serves on the school psychology faculty at Capella University and Nova Southeastern University, where he mentors doctoral researchers and teaches courses in assessment and intervention, child and adolescent psychopathology, legal and ethical issues in the school, research methods, and consultation. Dr. Wilkinson's research and professional writing has focused primarily on behavioural consultation and therapy, and children and adults with autism spectrum disorders. He has published numerous journal articles on these topics both in the United States and internationally and has been an ad hoc reviewer for peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Remedial and Special Education, the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Learning and Individual Differences, and Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice. Dr. Wilkinson is the author of the award-winning book A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Schools (2010).
- PublisherAmerican Psychological Association
- Date of Publication30/03/2014
- SubjectPsychology: Professional & General
- Series TitleSchool Psychology Series
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMagination Press, (American Psychological Association)
- Content Noteillustrations (black and white)
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Edited byLee A. Wilkinson
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