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Clinical Assessment and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Clinical Assessment and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders Book
Author : Johnny L. Matson
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9780123736062
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Autism spectrum disorder has received increasing research in recent years, with more information on assessment and treatment than can be readily assimilated from primary literature by clinicians. Clinical Assessment and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders summarizes evidence-based assessments and intervention for Autism across the life-span, providing clinicians with a practical overview of how best to assess and treat this disorder. The book begins with a discussion of what warrants a determination of being "evidence based" and a description of the disorder from a life span perspective. The book also provides a chapter on differential diagnosis of autism relative to other disorders. What follows are separate sections on assessment and intervention. These chapters discuss first how to assess and then separately how to treat behavioral problems, communication and social skills issues, academic and vocational skills, and the use of pharmacology and an assessment of possible pharmacological effects. Intended for practitioners assessing and treating children with developmental delays, the book provides clinicians with best practices for assessing and treating delays associated with autism. * Covers the full range of Autism Spectrum Disorders * Covers the lifespan * Focuses on evidence-based assessment and treatment

Clinical Assessment and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Clinical Assessment and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders Book
Author : Johnny L. Matson
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2011-09-02
ISBN : 9780080559803
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Autism spectrum disorder has received increasing research in recent years, with more information on assessment and treatment than can be readily assimilated from primary literature by clinicians. Clinical Assessment and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders summarizes evidence-based assessments and intervention for Autism across the life-span, providing clinicians with a practical overview of how best to assess and treat this disorder. The book begins with a discussion of what warrants a determination of being "evidence based" and a description of the disorder from a life span perspective. The book also provides a chapter on differential diagnosis of autism relative to other disorders. What follows are separate sections on assessment and intervention. These chapters discuss first how to assess and then separately how to treat behavioral problems, communication and social skills issues, academic and vocational skills, and the use of pharmacology and an assessment of possible pharmacological effects. Intended for practitioners assessing and treating children with developmental delays, the book provides clinicians with best practices for assessing and treating delays associated with autism. Covers the full range of Autism Spectrum Disorders Covers the lifespan Focuses on evidence-based assessment and treatment

Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder Book
Author : Anna P. Kroncke,Marcy Willard,Helena Huckabee
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-02-09
ISBN : 3319255045
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book offers clear best-practice guidelines for the assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder. It discusses both the rising rates of autism and the growing need for appropriate, effective treatments and services. The book examines measures and methods used in assessing for core symptoms of ASD as well as memory, attention, visual and spatial skills, and other areas relevant to autism assessment. In-depth material on differential diagnosis and a range of comorbid conditions depict the complexities of the assessment process and the necessity of accurate identification. The book's case vignettes and sample recommendations add practical and personal dimensions to issues and challenges surrounding diagnosis. Topics featured include:“ul> A practical guide to the comprehensive assessment process. Discussion of the assessment process from referral to recommendation. Diagnostic framework for ASD and other disorders School-based ASD eligibility evaluation. Assessment across the lifespan. /divAssessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder is an important tool for clinicians, practitioners, researchers and graduate students in the fields of child and school psychology, behavioral therapy, and social work as well as the related areas of psychiatry, pediatrics, forensic psychology, and educational and healthcare policy.

Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders First Edition

Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders  First Edition Book
Author : Sam Goldstein,Jack A. Naglieri,Sally Ozonoff
Publisher : Guilford Press
Release : 2008-09-19
ISBN : 9781606237465
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Significant progress has been made in assessing children with autism spectrum disorders, but the field has lacked a single, comprehensive resource that assembles current best practices within a unified assessment framework. This authoritative book demonstrates how to craft a complete, scientifically grounded, and clinically useful portrait of a child's strengths and difficulties in social behavior, language and communication, intellectual functioning, motor skills, and other key areas of impairment and comorbidity. Leading experts illustrate ways in which school and clinical practitioners can integrate data from a variety of sources to improve the accuracy of diagnosis and inform the development of individualized interventions.

Childhood Autism Spectrum Disorder

Childhood Autism Spectrum Disorder Book
Author : Jessica Glass Kendorski,Amanda Guld Fisher
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017-12-28
ISBN : 9781944749194
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The research literature on intervention strategies for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has mushroomed in the past 20 years. As the number of students diagnosed with ASD has grown, so has the number of professionals involved in developing and implementing effective treatment and educational practices. With this rapid expansion, it has become increasingly difficult to assimilate and utilize the varied range of strategies-encompassing behavioral, educational, ancillary or therapeutic. This volume provides a summary of these developments, including a historical review of the concept of autism as a diagnostic entity, and the lineage of the current best practice methodologies in assessment and intervention. The authors present concise and approachable information on the assessment and intervention of the characteristics of autism utilizing the science of applied behavior analysis.

Case Studies in Forensic Psychology

Case Studies in Forensic Psychology Book
Author : Ruth Tully,Jennifer Bamford
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-03-13
ISBN : 0429013124
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Case Studies in Forensic Psychology offers the reader a unique insight into the often-hidden world of psychological assessment and intervention with people who have committed serious crimes. The book contains a breadth of forensic case studies, and each chapter details the real forensic work that psychologists do in their clinical practice in prison, psychiatric, and community settings. Assessment and therapeutic approaches used in each case study are discussed, as well as the state of the literature in each area (e.g. sexual violence risk assessment, schema therapy). Each chapter will take the reader through a variety of offender profiles, their personal background, any relevant psychiatric or psychological diagnoses, and assessments and/or treatment completed. Case studies offer valuable insight into the clinical practice and day-to-day role of a forensic psychologist, demonstrating the work undertaken that empirical research does not offer. Uniquely, Case Studies in Forensic Psychology brings together treatment models and forensic research, demonstrating how theory translates into practice and considering whether it is effective at an individual level. It is ideal for students of forensic psychology and forensic mental health, as well as practitioners at any stage of their career in this rapidly expanding field.

Essentials of Autism Spectrum Disorders Evaluation and Assessment

Essentials of Autism Spectrum Disorders Evaluation and Assessment Book
Author : Celine A. Saulnier,Pamela E. Ventola
Publisher : Wiley
Release : 2012-04-17
ISBN : 9780470621943
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to utilize the varied assessments frequently used in evaluating autism spectrum disorders With both the detection and awareness of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) on the rise, there is an urgent need for an increasing number of professionals to not only learn about the nature and course of the various autism spectrum disorders, but also to know how to identify, assess, and diagnose the presence of these disorders. Essentials of Autism Spectrum Disorders Evaluation and Assessment addresses the main domains of assessment, defines the purpose of the assessment, suggests test instruments, and discusses the unique clinical applications of each instrument to the diagnosis of ASD. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. Providing an in-depth look at ASD evaluation and assessment, this straightforward book includes samples of integrated reports from comprehensive model diagnostic evaluations and prepares clinical and school psychologists, as well as speech and language pathologists, to effectively evaluate and assess ASD. Complete coverage of the identification andassessment of autism spectrum disorders Expert advice on avoiding common pitfalls Conveniently formatted for rapid reference Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series: Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention Essentials of Assessment Report Writing Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment Essentials of Evidence-Based Academic Interventions Essentials of Specific Learning Disability Identification Essentials of Processing Assessment Essentials of Executive Function Assessment Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Second Edition

Autism Spectrum Disorder in the First Years of Life

Autism Spectrum Disorder in the First Years of Life Book
Author : Katarzyna Chawarska,Fred R. Volkmar
Publisher : Guilford Publications
Release : 2020-08-31
ISBN : 1462543235
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"This authoritative resource, now thoroughly revised for DSM-5, has set the standard for the comprehensive assessment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Leading experts demonstrate how to craft a scientifically grounded profile of each child's strengths and difficulties, make a formal diagnosis, and use assessment data to guide individualized intervention in clinical and school settings. Chapters review state-of-the-art instruments and approaches for evaluating specific areas of impairment in ASD and co-occurring emotional and behavioral disorders. Considerations in working with children of different ages are highlighted. With a primary focus on children, several chapters also address assessment of adolescents and adults. Key Words/Subject Areas: autism spectrum disorders, ASD, Asperger syndrome, Aspergers, DSM5, DSMV, assessments, tests, psychological testing, neuropsychological examination, early intervention, early identification, clinical evaluation, differential diagnosis, developmental disabilities, developmental disorders, children, adolescents, toddlers, infants, neurodevelopmental disorders, screening approaches, measures, diagnostic criteria, DSMIV Audience: Clinical and school psychologists, neuropsychologists, child psychiatrists, special educators, speech-language pathologists, social workers, and counselors; also of interest to pediatricians"--

Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder Second Edition

Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder  Second Edition Book
Author : Sam Goldstein,Sally Ozonoff
Publisher : Guilford Publications
Release : 2018-03-08
ISBN : 1462533108
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This authoritative resource, now thoroughly revised for DSM-5, has set the standard for the comprehensive assessment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Leading experts demonstrate how to craft a scientifically grounded profile of each child?s strengths and difficulties, make a formal diagnosis, and use assessment data to guide individualized intervention in clinical and school settings. Chapters review state-of-the-art instruments and approaches for evaluating specific areas of impairment in ASD and co-occurring emotional and behavioral disorders. Considerations in working with children of different ages are highlighted. With a primary focus on children, several chapters also address assessment of adolescents and adults. ÿ New to This Edition *Chapter on key implications of DSM-5 diagnostic criteria, plus related updates throughout the volume. *Chapter on advances in early identification (ages 0?3). *Chapter with in-depth case examples illustrating the evaluation decision-making process and common diagnostic challenges. *Chapters on pseudoscience (including strategies for advising parents) and future directions in the field. *Current assessment data, numerous new and revised measures, and cutting-edge screening approaches.

WISC IV Clinical Assessment and Intervention

WISC IV Clinical Assessment and Intervention Book
Author : Aurelio Prifitera,Donald H. Saklofske,Lawrence G. Weiss
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2008-08-08
ISBN : 008088802X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children: Fourth Edition (WISC-IV) is one of the most often used measures to assess intelligence and cognitive functions in children, ages 6-16 years. The second edition of the WISC-IV Clinical Assessment and Intervention will include new information obtained from the clinical use of the WISC-IV in practice. Information on the basic use of the assessment tool is condensed from three chapters into one, with four new chapters discussing how to use and interpret WISC-IV with additional clinical populations. These new populations include pervasive Developmental Disorders including autism, Social and emotional disorders, psychiatric disorders, and medical disorders that may affect intelligence. An additional new chapter discusses intervention planning across patient populations. Each of the chapters (revised original chapters and new chapters) will additionally include case studies including diagnosis and intervention. Overall, the material in the book is 65% changed, new, and updated. These changes make the second edition better able to meet a clinician's needs in using and interpreting this test. Inclusion of case studies illustrating the clinical applications of the WISC-IV in assessment and program planning Intervention recommendations following from assessment to diagnosis Introductory chapter illustrating the relationships between the WISC-IV index scores and intervention planning New chapters on Learning Disabilities, emotionally disturbed children, systematic illness, and Autism Spectrum Disorders Specialized chapters on neuropsychological applications, executive functioning, and cultural issues Additional information to aid test interpretation including extended norms for gifted children and the Cognitive Proficiency Index All chapters revised to reflect data obtained from the test in clinical use

Assessment Diagnosis and Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Assessment  Diagnosis and Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016
ISBN : 9781909103467
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Schools

A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Schools Book
Author : Lee A. Wilkinson
Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Release : 2010-03-15
ISBN : 9780857003751
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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*Winner in the Education/Academic category of the 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Awards* *Shortlisted for the 2011 NASEN Award 'The Special Needs Academic Book'* With a focus on best practice and the importance of early diagnosis, this book provides a practical and scientifically-based approach to the assessment and diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome and autism spectrum conditions. This book offers a balance of conceptual, practical and empirical information designed to bridge the research-to-practice gap in identifying, assessing, and treating school-aged children with autism-related conditions. Assessment tools and intervention strategies will support school-based professionals in: · identifying and assessing young people with high-functioning autism spectrum conditions · developing and implementing classroom-based intervention programs · initiating a dialogue between parents and teachers · accessing community resources · promoting special needs advocacy. With illustrative case studies, FAQs, quick reference boxes, and a glossary, this accessible guide will appeal to teachers, counsellors, psychologists, social work practitioners and students.

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

A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Schools  Second Edition Book
Author : Lee A. Wilkinson
Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Release : 2016-11-21
ISBN : 1784502502
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Clinical Assessment of Child and Adolescent Personality and Behavior

Clinical Assessment of Child and Adolescent Personality and Behavior Book
Author : Paul J. Frick,Christopher T. Barry,Randy W. Kamphaus
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-06-11
ISBN : 3030356957
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The fourth edition of this textbook offers a scientific and practical context within which to understand and conduct clinical assessments of children’s and adolescent’s personality and behavior. The new edition ensures that the content is relevant to diagnostic criteria for major forms of child and adolescent psychopathology in the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). It provides updated information on specific tests and discusses advances in research that have occurred since the last edition that are relevant for assessing the most common forms of psychopathology shown by children and adolescents. The volume is unique in providing both the scientific and ethical basis to guide psychological testing, as well as providing practical advice for using specific tests and assessing specific forms of psychopathology. This new edition: Highlights how current trends in psychological classification, such as the DSM-5 and the Research Domain Criteria, should influence the clinical assessment of children and adolescents. Provides updates to professional standards that should guide test users. Discusses practical considerations in planning and conducting clinical assessments. Evaluates the most recent editions of common tests used in the clinical assessment of child and adolescent personality and behavior. Provides an overview of how to screen for early signs of emotional and behavioral risk for mental problems in children and adolescents. Discusses practical methods for integrating assessment information collecting as part of a clinical assessment. Uses current research to guide clinical assessments of children with Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, conduct problems, depression, anxiety, and autism spectrum disorder. Clinical Assessment of Child and Adolescent Personality and Behavior is a valuable updated resource for graduate students as well as veteran and beginning clinicians across disciplines, including school, clinical child, developmental, and educational psychology; psychiatry; counseling; and social work; as well as related disciplines that provide mental health and educational services to children and adolescents.

Social Skills Across the Life Span

Social Skills Across the Life Span Book
Author : Douglas W. Nangle,Cynthia A. Erdley,Rebecca Schwartz-Mette
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-05-21
ISBN : 0128177535
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Social skills are critical to psychological adjustment across the lifespan. These skills are necessary for attaining a variety of important social, emotional, and interpersonal goals. Social skill definits and resulting negative social interactions are associated with a wide variety of adjustment problems and psychological disorders. Social Skills across the Life Span: Theory is a comprehensive social skills volume providing in-depth coverage of theory, assessment, and intervention. Divided into three major sections, the volume begins with the definition of social competence, developmental factors, and relations to adjustment. This is followed by coverage of general assessment and intervention issues across the lifespan. In the third section, program developers describe specific evidence-based interventions. Identifies how social skills influence social competence and well being Addresses the full lifespan Reviews methods to assess and intervene with children and adults Details evidence-based interventions for children and adults

Essentials of Autism Spectrum Disorders Evaluation and Assessment

Essentials of Autism Spectrum Disorders Evaluation and Assessment Book
Author : Celine A. Saulnier,Pamela E. Ventola
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2012-03-22
ISBN : 1118234553
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to utilize the varied assessments frequently used in evaluating autism spectrum disorders With both the detection and awareness of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) on the rise, there is an urgent need for an increasing number of professionals to not only learn about the nature and course of the various autism spectrum disorders, but also to know how to identify, assess, and diagnose the presence of these disorders. Essentials of Autism Spectrum Disorders Evaluation and Assessment addresses the main domains of assessment, defines the purpose of the assessment, suggests test instruments, and discusses the unique clinical applications of each instrument to the diagnosis of ASD. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. Providing an in-depth look at ASD evaluation and assessment, this straightforward book includes samples of integrated reports from comprehensive model diagnostic evaluations and prepares clinical and school psychologists, as well as speech and language pathologists, to effectively evaluate and assess ASD. Complete coverage of the identification andassessment of autism spectrum disorders Expert advice on avoiding common pitfalls Conveniently formatted for rapid reference Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series: Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention Essentials of Assessment Report Writing Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment Essentials of Evidence-Based Academic Interventions Essentials of Specific Learning Disability Identification Essentials of Processing Assessment Essentials of Executive Function Assessment Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Second Edition

Assessment Diagnosis and Clinical Interventions for Children and Young People with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Assessment  Diagnosis and Clinical Interventions for Children and Young People with Autism Spectrum Disorders Book
Author : Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2007-01-01
ISBN : 9781905813087
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Handbook of Early Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Handbook of Early Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders Book
Author : Jonathan Tarbox,Dennis R. Dixon,Peter Sturmey,Johnny L. Matson
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2014-04-04
ISBN : 1493904019
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Current rates of autism diagnoses have been cause for concern and research as well as rumor and misinformation. Important questions surround the condition: how early can an accurate diagnosis be made? At what age should intervention start? How can parents recognize warning signs? And what causes autism in the first place? There are no easy answers, but the Handbook of Early Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders gives researchers, practitioners, and academics the science and guidance to better understand and intervene. Background chapters survey the history of professional understanding of the disorders and the ongoing debate over autism as a single entity or a continuum. Chapters on best methods in screening, assessment, and diagnosis reflect the transition between the DSM-V and older diagnostic criteria. And at the heart of the book, the intervention section ranges from evidence-based strategies for developing core skills to ethical concerns, cultural considerations, and controversial treatments. Included in the Handbook's broad-based coverage: Designing curriculum programs for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Mainstream education for children with ASD. Teaching independent living skills to children with ASD. Social skills and play. Behavioral and mental health disorders in children with ASD. Training and supporting caregivers in evidence-based practices. Teaching cognitive skills to children with ASD. The Handbook of Early Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders is a comprehensive reference for researchers, professors, and graduate students as well as clinicians and other scientist-practitioners in clinical child and school psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry, social work, rehabilitation, special education, and pediatric medicine.

Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders Assessment Interventions and Policy

Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders  Assessment  Interventions  and Policy Book
Author : Fred R. Volkmar,Rhea Paul,Ami Klin,Donald J. Cohen
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2007-09-10
ISBN : 0471755664
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders Assessment Interventions and Policy book written by Fred R. Volkmar,Rhea Paul,Ami Klin,Donald J. Cohen, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders Assessment Interventions and Policy

Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders  Assessment  Interventions  and Policy Book
Author : Fred R. Volkmar,Rhea Paul,Sally J. Rogers,Kevin A. Pelphrey
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2014-02-21
ISBN : 1118282205
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The latest and most comprehensive resource on autism and related disorders Since the original edition was first published more than a quarter-century ago, The Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders has been the most influential reference work in the field. Volume 2 of this comprehensive work includes a wealth of information from the experts in their respective specialities within the larger field of autism studies: Assessment, Interventions, and Social Policy Perspectives. Within the three sections found in Volume 2, readers will find in-depth treatment of: Screening for autism in young children; diagnostic instruments in autism spectrum disorders (ASD); clinical evaluation in multidisciplinary settings; assessing communications in ASD; and behavioral assessment of individuals with autism, including current practice and future directions Interventions for infants and toddlers at risk; comprehensive treatment models for children and youth with ASD; targeted interventions for social communication symptoms in preschoolers with ASD; augmentative and alternative communication; interventions for challenging behaviors; supporting mainstream educational success; supporting inclusion education; promoting recreational engagement in children with ASD; social skills interventions; and employment and related services for adults with ASD Supporting adult independence in the community for individuals with high functioning ASD; supporting parents, siblings, and grandparents of people with ASD; and evidence-based psychosocial interventions for individuals with ASD Special topic coverage such as autism across cultures; autism in the courtroom; alternative treatments; teacher and professional training guidelines; economic aspects of autism; and consideration of alternative treatments The new edition includes the relevant updates to help readers stay abreast of the state of this rapidly evolving field and gives them a guide to separate the wheat from the chaff as information about autism proliferates.