By Lee A. Wilkinson

ISBN-10: 0857003755

ISBN-13: 9780857003751

ISBN-10: 1849058113

ISBN-13: 9781849058117

This top perform advisor bargains a stability of conceptual, useful and empirical details designed to bridge the research-to-practice hole in deciding upon, assessing, and treating school-aged childrens with autism-related stipulations. overview instruments and intervention recommendations will aid school-based pros in: determining and assessing youth with high-functioning autism spectrum stipulations; constructing and enforcing classroom-based intervention courses; beginning a discussion among mom and dad and lecturers; having access to neighborhood assets; and, selling targeted wishes advocacy. This authoritative, but available consultant will attract lecturers, counselors, psychologists, social paintings practitioners and graduate scholars, in addition to parents."The writer has expertly formatted the ebook and every one bankruptcy in order that the reader is supplied with a superb source of contemporary and correct info relating screening, formal overview, and interventions with contributors during this population."  - Canadian magazine of faculty Psychology"Winner: Education/Academic type; 2011 subsequent new release Indie e-book Awards.""Finalist: academic wishes educational booklet of the 12 months; 2011 nationwide organization for distinct academic wishes (NASEN) ebook Awards." "Finalist: Education/Academic type; 2011 foreign e-book Awards.""Honored as an Award-Winning Finalist within the Education/Academic class of the "Best Books 2010" Awards, subsidized by way of united states publication News." - USABookNews.com "This is a really vital book....a landmark contribution destined to develop 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 may want to have this consultant to be had 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 obstacles of a number of equipment from psychometrics to observational checks are basically offered. Case reviews supply the reader exemplars of various exams and the results for studying in a hugely readable means. Key concerns are supplied in precis bins. Interventions comprise a close advisor to advertise talents in self-monitoring in the learner. In precis, this is often an obtainable booklet, of gain to all these concerned within the evaluation and aid of scholars with ASD."- academic Psychology in perform "This amazing contribution to the literature on autism and Asperger syndrome is basically a number of reference books in a single, supplying designated and professional dialogue of key features of most sensible perform on screening, review, and intervention." - Richard generators, Director of analysis, nationwide Autistic Society (NAS), uk "...a helpful source that gives top perform techniques for the evaluate and remedy of youngsters and formative years at the spectrum."  - Sean Cameron, PhD, FBPS, Co-Director,  Practitioner Doctorate in academic Psychology, college university London, uk                            

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Psychometric characteristics The psychometric characteristics most frequently considered when evaluating screening measures are sensitivity and specificity. Both are important validity statistics that describe how well a test can identify true cases of a disorder. Sensitivity is the probability that a child who has the condition will screen positive. Specificity is the probability that a child who does not have the condition will screen negative. 80 or higher are generally recommended. This indicates that at least 80 percent of children who truly have a condition or disorder (as determined by a more comprehensive evaluation) should be identified by their scores on the screening measure.

Lastly, some children who screen positive and are referred for a comprehensive assessment may not necessarily be identified with ASD, but may have another childhood disorder which requires intervention and treatment. Therefore, it is important that evaluators have a range of experience in the diagnosis and assessment of developmental disabilities. BEST PRACTICE Gender should be taken into consideration when screening and evaluating students for ASD. Gender considerations Gender differences should also be taken into consideration when screening and evaluating children for ASD.

Quick Reference Screening, assessment, and diagnosis Third-party screening questionnaires have been shown to discriminate well between children with and without ASD. It is important to view assessment as a continuing process, rather than a single event. Rating scales should be used with caution and as part of a larger evaluation methodology. Screening measures differ from diagnostic measures in that they typically require less time and training to administer, and the results of screening measures indicate levels of risk for disability rather than providing a diagnosis (Coonrod and Stone 2005).

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