Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessment in Schools  book cover
1st Edition

Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessment in Schools

ISBN 9780815374374
Published October 24, 2018 by Routledge
160 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

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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.