By Lee A. Wilkinson
This top perform advisor bargains a stability of conceptual, functional and empirical info designed to bridge the research-to-practice hole in making a choice on, assessing, and treating school-aged young children with autism-related stipulations. review instruments and intervention suggestions will help school-based pros in: picking and assessing teens with high-functioning autism spectrum stipulations; constructing and enforcing classroom-based intervention courses; starting up a discussion among mom and dad and academics; getting access to neighborhood assets; and, selling certain wishes advocacy. This authoritative, but obtainable advisor will entice lecturers, counselors, psychologists, social paintings practitioners and graduate scholars, in addition to parents."The writer has expertly formatted the e-book and every one bankruptcy in order that the reader is supplied with an exceptional source of fresh and proper details touching on screening, formal overview, and interventions with members during this population." - Canadian magazine of faculty Psychology"Winner: Education/Academic type; 2011 subsequent new release Indie ebook Awards.""Finalist: academic wishes educational e-book of the 12 months; 2011 nationwide organization for targeted academic wishes (NASEN) e-book Awards." "Finalist: Education/Academic type; 2011 foreign ebook Awards.""Honored as an Award-Winning Finalist within the Education/Academic classification of the "Best Books 2010" Awards, subsidized through united states e-book News." - USABookNews.com "This is a really vital book....a landmark contribution destined to turn into a vintage within the box of autism spectrum problems (ASDs)." - Diane Twachtman-Cullen, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Editor-in-Chief, Autism Spectrum Quarterly "School district directors, legal professionals, educators and psychologists probably want to have this consultant on hand to them as a source on 'best practices' within the box of ASD."- Diane Adreon, affiliate Director, University of Miami-Nova Southeastern college middle for Autism and similar Disabilities (UM-NSU CARD). "The makes use of and boundaries of quite a few tools from psychometrics to observational checks are sincerely awarded. Case reviews provide the reader exemplars of a number of exams and the consequences for studying in a hugely readable manner. Key concerns are supplied in precis containers. Interventions comprise a close advisor to advertise talents in self-monitoring in the learner. In precis, this is often an obtainable ebook, of profit to all these concerned within the review and aid of scholars with ASD."- academic Psychology in perform "This remarkable contribution to the literature on autism and Asperger syndrome is basically numerous reference books in a single, supplying designated and specialist dialogue of key facets of top perform on screening, review, and intervention." - Richard generators, Director of analysis, nationwide Autistic Society (NAS), uk "...a necessary source that gives top perform suggestions for the evaluation and remedy of kids and early life at the spectrum." - Sean Cameron, PhD, FBPS, Co-Director, Practitioner Doctorate in academic Psychology, college collage London, uk
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BEST PRACTICE Students who screen negative should be carefully monitored so as to minimize misclassification and ensure access to intervention services. None of the screening measures discussed here can differentiate between the autism spectrum subtypes and are not recommended for differential diagnosis. They may also perform differently in various countries owing to cultural interpretation of the questionnaire items. Likewise, a screening tool’s efficiency will be influenced by the practice setting in which it is used.
1999; Posserud et al. 2006). g. public schools) of seven to nine-year-old children. Analyses indicated an optimal cut-off score of ≥17 on either parent or teacher questionnaire for discriminating between ASD and non-ASD cases. 86 (Posserud, Lundervold, and Gillberg in press). Research indicates that the ASSQ possesses strong test-retest reliability, acceptable inter-rater reliability, and good internal consistency, and that it significantly differentiates high-functioning ASD from other childhood disorders (Ehlers et al.
G. g. ”). 97 when using a cut-off score of ≥ 15 in a large general population sample (Williams, Johnson, and Sukhodolsky 2005). Validation studies also report a strong correlation with both the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS: Lord et al. 2001) and the Autism Diagnostic InterviewRevised (ADI-R: Rutter, LeCouteur, and Lord 2003), recognized “gold standard” instruments for the assessment and diagnosis of autism. Research indicates that the CAST has good test—retest reliability and that it is a robust screening tool for identifying possible ASD cases in school-age populations (Allison et al.