© 2016

Handbook of Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Johnny L. Matson

Part of the Autism and Child Psychopathology Series book series (ACPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Hilary L. Adams, Johnny L. Matson
    Pages 1-9
  3. Jonathan Tarbox, Shannon La Cava, Khahn Hoang
    Pages 11-26
  4. Lauren Gardner, Karyn Erkfritz-Gay, Jonathon M. Campbell, Tera Bradley, Laura Murphy
    Pages 27-43
  5. Brian Belva, Aaron J. Fischer, Amber M. Hasty Mills, Ashley R. Dillon, Amanda J. Beeman, Julie Cash
    Pages 45-63
  6. Jonathon M. Campbell, Kirsten A. Scheil, Rachel K. Hammond
    Pages 65-86
  7. Valsamma Eapen, Katrina Williams, Jacqueline Roberts, Nicole Rinehart, Jane McGillivray
    Pages 87-115
  8. Ebony L. Holliday, Hillary C. Stanley, Jill C. Fodstad, Noha F. Minshawi
    Pages 137-155
  9. Paige E. Cervantes, Johnny L. Matson, Rachel L. Goldin
    Pages 157-173
  10. Steven G. Little, Angeleque Akin-Little
    Pages 175-190
  11. Iliana Magiati
    Pages 191-207
  12. Geraldine Leader, Arlene Mannion
    Pages 209-232
  13. Brenna B. Maddox, Connor M. Kerns, Martin E. Franklin, Susan W. White
    Pages 233-258
  14. Tamara May, Emma Sciberras, Harriet Hiscock, Nicole Rinehart
    Pages 259-284
  15. Maya Matheis, Nicole C. Turygin
    Pages 285-300
  16. Alex S. Cohen, Rebecca MacAulay, Kyle R. Mitchell, Justin Ory, Elana Schwartz
    Pages 301-314
  17. William G. Sharp, Rashelle C. Berry, Michele Cole-Clark, Kristen K. Criado, Barbara O. McElhanon
    Pages 315-335
  18. Terry Katz, Beth A. Malow, Ann M. Reynolds
    Pages 337-356
  19. Sharon Smile, Anne Kawamura
    Pages 357-377

About this book


This handbook details best practices and discusses ongoing challenges in assessment and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Chapters address assessment and diagnostic protocols, developmental considerations in ASD assessment, and issues concerning comorbid psychological and medical conditions. Various aspects of the disorder are emphasized throughout the handbook, from assessment in adolescent and adult populations to the latest findings in neuropsychology. The book concludes with future directions for research and clinical applications, focusing on universal screening, improved assessment methods, and earlier and more accurate diagnosis.

Topics featured in this handbook include:

  • Types of ASD assessment.
  • Report writing for ASD evaluations.
  • Stress and satisfaction in the diagnosis process.
  • Clinical and neuropsychological perspectives from comorbid diagnosis of ASD and ADHD.
  • Executive functioning and ASD.

The Handbook of Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder is an essential reference for researchers, clinicians, professionals, and graduate students in clinical child and school psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry, and social work as well as rehabilitation medicine/therapy, behavioral therapy, pediatrics, and educational psychology.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Johnny L. Matson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA

About the editors

Johnny L. Matson, Ph.D., is Professor and Distinguished Research Master in the Department of Psychology at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, U.S.A. He has also previously held a professorship in psychiatry and clinical psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of more than 800 publications including 41 books. He also serves as Founding Editor-in-Chief of three journals; Research in Developmental Disabilities (Elsevier), Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders (Elsevier), and Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders (Springer).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Handbook of Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Editors Johnny L. Matson
  • Series Title Autism and Child Psychopathology Series
  • Series Abbreviated Title Autism,Child Psychopathology Ser.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology Behavioral Science and Psychology (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-27169-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-68911-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-27171-2
  • Series ISSN 2192-922X
  • Series E-ISSN 2192-9238
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 477
  • Number of Illustrations 5 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Child and School Psychology
    Social Work
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“As an informed clinician, professor, and researcher, I found that I learned a great deal about best practice assessment and diagnosis of autism by reading this book. Whether you are new to the world of child psychopathology or are a seasoned veteran, this book has much to offer in the way of updated information on diagnostics and assessment of autism.” (Justin J. Boseck, Journal of Pediatric Neuropsychology, Vol. 3, 2017)