Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders, First Edition

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2008-09-19
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press
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"The book begins by presenting essential background knowledge, including the latest information on the prevalence, diagnosis, and subtypes of ASD. The uses and limitations of standardized autism scales are reviewed, and developmental considerations in assessment are discussed. Emphasizing the importance of integrating data from a variety of sources, chapters describe instruments and approaches for evaluating specific areas of impairment." "Also included is a chapter on school-based assessment, which presents exemplary practices for targeting learning and behavior difficulties in the classroom. Many concrete examples and practical pointers are featured throughout the volume. Special topics include how to communicate findings to parents, strategies for avoiding under- and overdiagnosis, and alternative and cutting-edge assessment tools. While the primary focus is on children, several of the chapters address issues in working with adolescents and adults." "This book belongs on the desks of clinical and school psychologists, neuropsychologists, child psychiatrists, special educators, pediatricians, and other child health and education professionals. Graduate students in these fields will find it a unique, highly useful text."--BOOK JACKET.

Author Biography

Sam Goldstein, PhD, is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Utah and Affiliate Research Professor of Psychology at George Mason University. He is a clinical neuropsychologist and nationally certified school psychologist. Dr. Goldstein is Editor in Chief of the Journal of Attention Disorders and is on the editorial boards of six journals. His publications include 26 texts, numerous book chapters, and peer-reviewed research articles. With Jack A. Naglieri, he is the author of the Autism Spectrum Rating Scales.


Jack A. Naglieri, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at George Mason University and Senior Research Scientist at the Devereux Foundation’s Institute for Clinical Training and Research. He is a Fellow of Division 16 of the American Psychological Association and recipient of its 2001 Senior Scientist Award. Dr. Naglieri’s recent research includes specific learning disability eligibility determination, cognitive assessment and interventions, and measurement of psychopathology and resilience. He is the author of more than 250 publications, including a number of tests.


Sally Ozonoff, PhD, is Endowed Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the M.I.N.D. Institute at the University of California, Davis. Her current research focuses on onset patterns in autism, very early identification, and risk factors for autistic regression. Dr. Ozonoff has written over 100 peer-reviewed articles and chapters and two other books, A Parent’s Guide to Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Research Review for Practitioners.

Table of Contents

Historical Perspective and Overviewp. 1
The Epidemiology of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Is the Prevalence Rising?p. 18
Psychometric Issues and Current Scales for Assessing Autism Spectrum Disordersp. 55
Subtyping the Autism Spectrum Disorders: Theoretical, Research, and Clinical Considerationsp. 91
Age-Related Issues in the Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disordersp. 117
Assessment of Social Behavior in Autism Spectrum Disordersp. 138
Assessing Speech, Language, and Communication in Autism Spectrum Disordersp. 171
Assessment of Intellectual Functioning in Autism Spectrum Disordersp. 209
Assessment of Neuropsychological Functioning in Autism Spectrum Disordersp. 253
Assessment of Comorbid Psychiatric Conditions in Autism Spectrum Disordersp. 290
From Assessment to Interventionp. 318
Assessment of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Schoolsp. 339
Alternative Methods, Challenging Issues, and Best Practices in the Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disordersp. 358
Indexp. 373
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