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A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Schools, Second Edition


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Preface. 1. Introduction and Overview. 2. Best Practice in Screening. 3. Best Practice in Assessment. 4. Case Examples. 5. Best Practice in Treatment and Intervention. 6. Best Practice in Special Education. 7. Future Directions in Research and Practice. Appendix A. DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria. Appendix B. IDEA Disability Categories. Appendix C. ASD Assessment Worksheet. Appendix D. ASD Observation Checklist. Appendix E. Evidence-Based Interventions. Appendix F. Sample IEP Goals and Objectives. Index to Best Practice Guidelines. Glossary of Terms. About the Author. References.

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Second edition of an award-winning book on the evaluation and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for school-based professionals

About the Author

Lee A. Wilkinson, PhD, is a nationally certified and licensed school psychologist, chartered psychologist, registered psychologist, and certified cognitive-behavioral therapist. He is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Dr Wilkinson provides consultation services and best practice guidance to school systems, agencies, advocacy groups, and professionals on a wide variety of topics related to children and youth with autism spectrum conditions. He is also a university educator and school psychology trainer. His research and professional writing has focused primarily on behavioral consultation and therapy, and evidence-based practice in assessment and intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder. He has published numerous journal articles on these subjects both in the US and internationally.


It is rare that one book can pack so many resources and easy to digest information into a single volume! Families, school personnel, and professionals all need the extensive, and up-to-date tips, guides, and 'must-knows' provided here. It's obvious the author is both a seasoned researcher and practitioner - a winning combination. -- Dr. Debra Moore, psychologist and co-author with Dr. Temple Grandin, of The Loving Push: How Parents & Professionals Can Help Spectrum Kids Become Successful Adults
This book is an essential resource for every educator that works with students with ASD! The easy-to-read format is complete with up to date research on evidence-based practices for this population, sample observation and assessment worksheets and case studies that allow the reader to apply the information presented. -- Gena P. Barnhill, PhD., NCSP, BCBA-D, LBA, Director of Special Education Programs at Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA
Dr Wilkinson has done it again. This updated and scholarly Second Edition reflects important recent changes regarding diagnosis and services for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. With its numerous best-practice suggestions, it is a must-read for school psychologists, school social workers, and those who teach in general and special education. -- Dr Steven Landau, Professor of School Psychology in the Department of Psychology, Illinois State University

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