Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Jonathan M. CampbellEmail author
  • Bill Ogletree
  • Amy Rose
  • Johanna Price


Authors introduce key features of interdisciplinary evaluation of autism spectrum disorder. The Comprehensive-Developmental Approach (CDA) is identified as a useful framework for conducting interdisciplinary evaluation. The CDA emphasizes the role of cohesive team functioning as critical for assessment work with families. Principles of evidence-based assessment and diagnostic instruments that meet evidence-based guidelines are identified. Links between interdisciplinary evaluation and intervention planning are described, including possibilities for “co-treatment” by interdisciplinary teams after the evaluation is complete. Strengths and limitations of interdisciplinary evaluation and intervention are introduced and authors conclude that interdisciplinary collaboration is worthwhile. The chapter concludes with a case study that illustrates interdisciplinary evaluation within a school setting.


Pediatrics Autism spectrum disorder Neurodevelopmental Autism Screening Surveillance Evaluation Assessment Interdisciplinary 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonathan M. Campbell
    • 1
    Email author
  • Bill Ogletree
    • 2
  • Amy Rose
    • 2
  • Johanna Price
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyWestern Carolina UniversityCullowheeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Communication Sciences and DisordersWestern Carolina UniversityCullowheeUSA

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