288 pages | 3 B/W Illus.
School-Based Consultation and Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder frames the preventive and remedial powers of consultation in terms of indirectly supporting the needs of children and youth with ASD through their parents and educators. Focusing on foundational knowledge and skills that school consultants need in order to incorporate ASD service delivery into their research and practice, this text addresses consistent and effective service delivery for students with ASD to optimize their positive academic, behavioral, adaptive, and social communicative outcomes.
"School-Based Consultation and Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder is an incredible resource for school-based consultants working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. McKenney initially provides readers with a guide to recent developments in both diagnostic and related features of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and state of the art intervention to address frequently identified target behaviors. These chapters provide readers with an abundance of knowledge and tools, enabling them to improve services delivered to individuals with ASD. A rich and practical integration of ASD and contemporary consultation models follows—a truly unique and critical contribution to the literature. Of particular note is the guide to collaboration with other professionals, which outlines effective strategies for extending a continuum of care for individuals with ASD. Overall, this book represent integral and timely knowledge that will surely be impactful for all school-based consultants."
—Keith Radley, PhD, BCBA-D, NCSP, Associate Professor of School Psychology, University of Utah
"This comprehensive manuscript on school-based consultation to support students with ASD is timely and useful! From diagnosis and clinical needs to provider training and implementation supports, you will find clear descriptions of the research evidence and practical suggestions for daily practice."
—Jessica Suhrheinrich, PhD, Associate Professor of Special Education, San Diego State University
"Of all the school-based resources available on services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, this book is among the best! McKenney has done an exemplary job outlining issues and needs, and delving into evidence-based interventions that support students by working effectively with teachers, families, schools, and other providers. Its comprehensive and highly accessible approach presents contemporary information necessary to strengthen systems around students. This truly unique source will surely result in improved outcomes for students with ASD. I only wish there were similar books for the many other challenges facing families, educators, and providers who are responsible for ensuring that all students have access to research-based practices, and for doing what is best for kids!"
—Susan Sheridan, PhD, George Holmes University Professor and Willa Cather Emeritus Professor of Educational Psychology, Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools
Section I: The Intersection of Consultation and ASD
Section II: Consultation Models
Section III: Community and Systems Collaboration
Section IV: Future Directions