Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessment in Schools serves as a guide on how to assess children for autism spectrum disorders (ASD), specifically in school settings. Dilly and Hall offer a general overview of ASD, describe ASD assessment best practices, and explain the process of identifying ASD in schools. Current research and up-to-date science is incorporated in a practitioner-friendly manner, and short case vignettes will increase the accessibility of the book content and illustrate principles. As the rates of ASD reach 1/59 children, and school psychologists are increasingly expected to possess expertise in the assessment of ASD, this book serves as a must have for school psychologists, school social workers, and other practitioners.
Table of Contents
Section 1: Overview of Autism Spectrum disorders
Chapter 1: Definitions and Models of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Chapter 2: Etiology of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Chapter 3: Early Assessment and Prognosis of ASD within Various Populations
Chapter 4: Comorbid Conditions and disorders
Section 2: Specific ASD Assessment Practices
Chapter 5: Primary Components of ASD Assessments
Chapter 6: Secondary Components of ASD Assessment
Section 4: ASD Identification in the Schools
Chapter 7: The Process of Identification of ASD in schools
Chapter 8: Establishing the Initial Eligibility and Writing the Initial IEP
Laura J. Dilly, PhD, NCSP, ABPP is a Training Program Manager at the Marcus Autism Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and an adjunct faculty member at the Emory School of Medicine. Prior to joining the Marcus Autism Center, Dr. Dilly worked in the public schools for a decade in roles including lead school psychologist and training coordinator. As both a certified school psychologist and licensed psychologist, Dr. Dilly bridges the worlds of school-based and medically-based psychological services for children. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Psychological Association as the President Elect.
Christine M. Hall, PhD, is the former director of Clinical and Assessment and Diagnosis at the Marcus Autism Center. She currently maintains a private practice and works in the developmental neurology clinic at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. She is a clinical psychologist with extensive experience and expertise in early childhood and developmental disorders.