By Lee A. Wilkinson
This top perform consultant bargains a stability of conceptual, useful and empirical info designed to bridge the research-to-practice hole in deciding upon, assessing, and treating school-aged kids with autism-related stipulations. review instruments and intervention techniques will help school-based execs in: opting for and assessing teenagers with high-functioning autism spectrum stipulations; constructing and enforcing classroom-based intervention courses; starting up a discussion among mom and dad and academics; having access to group assets; and, selling distinctive 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 booklet and each one bankruptcy in order that the reader is supplied with a very good source of contemporary and correct details referring to screening, formal overview, and interventions with participants during this population." - Canadian magazine of college Psychology"Winner: Education/Academic class; 2011 subsequent iteration Indie e-book Awards.""Finalist: academic wishes educational booklet of the 12 months; 2011 nationwide organization for exact academic wishes (NASEN) e-book Awards." "Finalist: Education/Academic class; 2011 overseas publication Awards.""Honored as an Award-Winning Finalist within the Education/Academic class of the "Best Books 2010" Awards, subsidized by means of united states booklet News." - USABookNews.com "This is a truly very important book....a landmark contribution destined to develop into a vintage within the box of autism spectrum issues (ASDs)." - Diane Twachtman-Cullen, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Editor-in-Chief, Autism Spectrum Quarterly "School district directors, lawyers, 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 collage heart for Autism and comparable Disabilities (UM-NSU CARD). "The makes use of and obstacles of numerous equipment from psychometrics to observational exams are sincerely provided. Case reviews provide the reader exemplars of quite a number exams and the results for studying in a hugely readable means. Key matters are supplied in precis packing containers. Interventions contain an in depth consultant to advertise talents in self-monitoring in the learner. In precis, this can be an available publication, of profit to all these concerned within the review and aid of scholars with ASD."- academic Psychology in perform "This outstanding contribution to the literature on autism and Asperger syndrome is de facto numerous reference books in a single, delivering distinctive and specialist dialogue of key features of most sensible perform on screening, evaluate, and intervention." - Richard generators, Director of study, nationwide Autistic Society (NAS), uk "...a useful source that gives top perform options for the review and therapy of kids and adolescence at the spectrum." - Sean Cameron, PhD, FBPS, Co-Director, Practitioner Doctorate in academic Psychology, collage university London, uk
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A shorter version is available which includes only the items on the diagnostic algorithm, takes less time, (approximately 90 minutes), and may be used for clinical assessment (Lord et al. 1994). Although the ADI-R is able to identify the likelihood of autism, its validity is highly dependent on the interviewer’s training and experience with this disorder. A major disadvantage of the ADI-R in a real-world setting is that it is labor intensive and requires more administration time than most school professionals are able to allocate.
Familiarity with standardized interview measures and appreciation of the complexities of developmental change are essential for assessment and evaluation purposes. At present, the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R; Lord et al. 1994) is the most reliable standardized measure that can be used to obtain an early developmental history of autistic behaviors (Lord et al. 1994; Rutter, Le Couteur and Lord 2003). The ADI-R has been translated into 11 languages and is considered the “gold standard” parent interview that identifies symptoms closely linked to the diagnostic criteria of the DSM-IV-TR and ICD-10 (Lord and Corsello 2005).
The last two scales assess behaviors that are usually impaired in children with autism spectrum disorders. The respondent rates the frequency of the communication behavior described in each item from 0 (less than once a week or never) to 3 (several times a day or always). Interpretation is based on a General Communication Composite (GCC) and Social Interaction Difference Index (SIDI), a metric specifically designed for use in identifying a communication profile that might be characteristic of ASD.
A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Schools by Lee A. Wilkinson
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