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Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Critical Issues in Clinical, Forensic and School Settings

  • Anna P. Kroncke
  • Marcy Willard
  • Helena Huckabee

Part of the Contemporary Issues in Psychological Assessment book series (CIPA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Understanding Autism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Anna P. Kroncke, Marcy Willard, Helena Huckabee
      Pages 3-9
    3. Anna P. Kroncke, Marcy Willard, Helena Huckabee
      Pages 11-21
    4. Anna P. Kroncke, Marcy Willard, Helena Huckabee
      Pages 23-33
    5. Anna P. Kroncke, Marcy Willard, Helena Huckabee
      Pages 35-45
  3. Conducting an Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Anna P. Kroncke, Marcy Willard, Helena Huckabee
      Pages 49-72
    3. Anna P. Kroncke, Marcy Willard, Helena Huckabee
      Pages 73-95
    4. Anna P. Kroncke, Marcy Willard, Helena Huckabee
      Pages 97-119
  4. Data Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-125
    2. Anna P. Kroncke, Marcy Willard, Helena Huckabee
      Pages 127-155
    3. Anna P. Kroncke, Marcy Willard, Helena Huckabee
      Pages 157-187
    4. Anna P. Kroncke, Marcy Willard, Helena Huckabee
      Pages 189-198
    5. Anna P. Kroncke, Marcy Willard, Helena Huckabee
      Pages 199-225
    6. Anna P. Kroncke, Marcy Willard, Helena Huckabee
      Pages 227-237
  5. Differential Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-240
    2. Anna P. Kroncke, Marcy Willard, Helena Huckabee
      Pages 241-262
    3. Anna P. Kroncke, Marcy Willard, Helena Huckabee
      Pages 263-287
  6. Concluding the Assessment Process

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. Anna P. Kroncke, Marcy Willard, Helena Huckabee
      Pages 291-328
    3. Anna P. Kroncke, Marcy Willard, Helena Huckabee
      Pages 329-341
  7. Assessment in Applied Settings and Special Testing Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 343-343
    2. Anna P. Kroncke, Marcy Willard, Helena Huckabee
      Pages 345-373
    3. Anna P. Kroncke, Marcy Willard, Helena Huckabee
      Pages 375-411
    4. Anna P. Kroncke, Marcy Willard, Helena Huckabee
      Pages 413-435
    5. Anna P. Kroncke, Marcy Willard, Helena Huckabee
      Pages 437-470
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 471-546

About this book

Introduction

This book examines current and emerging techniques for the dynamic and evolving field of autism assessment. It provides a detailed, research-based discussion of the latest innovations in assessment from a practical perspective accumulated from decades of autism assessment and treatment training and experience in both educational and clinical settings. The book provides personal  insights into the engaging and intriguing autism population and case studies of children who have captured the hearts and minds of clinicians nationwide. As the rates of autism have grown more than 10-fold during the past decade, researchers have questioned whether unclear diagnostic guidelines may be to blame for the high numbers of recently diagnosed children. Rather, the authors argue, tighter agreed upon methods for diagnosis of autism have allowed for more accurate identification of children who indeed require supportive treatments and therapies. This unique volume provides readers with clarity about best-practice assessment approaches from sequential and pragmatic perspectives as well as an understanding of critical issues and hurdles in ascertaining the appropriate diagnosis. In addition, myriad potential comorbid conditions or differential diagnoses are addressed. This book is a must-have resource for clinicians and practitioners as well as researchers and graduate students in the fields of child and school psychology, behavioral therapy, social work, psychiatry, pediatrics, forensic psychology, and educational and healthcare policy.​

Keywords

Assessment of autism across the lifespan Assessment of autism in adults Assessment of autism in school-aged children Assessment of autism in toddlers Attachment disorders and ASD Attention problems and ASD Autism Diagnostic Interview, Revised (ADI-R) Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Module 2 (ADOS-2) Autism assessment and diagnosis of children Clinical assessment of autism in children DSM-5 and autism assessment Developmental pediatricians and children with autism Diagnostic criteria and autism Emerging treatments for children with autism Evidence-based treatments for autism Intellectual disabilities and ASD Neuropsychological evaluation of children with autism School assessment of autism in children Speech/language disability and ASD Teacher interviews and autism

Authors and affiliations

  • Anna P. Kroncke
    • 1
  • Marcy Willard
    • 2
  • Helena Huckabee
    • 3
  1. 1.Behavior and Personal GrowthEmerge: Professionals in AutismGlendaleUSA
  2. 2.Behavior and Personal GrowthEmerge: Professionals in AutismGlendaleUSA
  3. 3.Behavior and Personal GrowthEmerge: Professionals in AutismGlendaleUSA

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