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101966: A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Schools

About the Course:

"A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Schools"

This CE course is based on the book “A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Schools”. This authoritative, yet accessible award-winning text provides step-by-step guidance for screening, assessing, and educating children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Grounded in the latest research, special features include illustrative case examples, FAQs, quick reference boxes, glossary, and an index to 50 evidence-based best practice recommendations. The book fills a critical void in the autism literature and is an essential resource for practitioners in psychology, general and special education, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, counseling, social work, and for graduate and pre-service students. Parents, advocates, administrators, and attorneys will also find the content informative and helpful. Highly readable and comprehensive, this text sets the standard for those who want to further their understanding of the identification and treatment of school-age children with ASD.

Publication Date:

March 15, 2010

Author

Lee A. Wilkinson, EdD, PhD, NCSP

About the Author:

Lee A. Wilkinson, EdD, PhD, NCSP, is an author, applied researcher, and practitioner. He is a nationally certified school psychologist, registered psychologist, chartered scientist, and certified cognitive-behavioral therapist. Dr. Wilkinson is currently a school psychologist in the Florida public school system where he provides diagnostic and consultation services for children with autism spectrum disorders and their families. He is also a university educator and teaches graduate courses in psychological assessment, clinical intervention, and child and adolescent psychopathology. His research and professional writing has focused on behavioral consultation and therapy, and children and adults with Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism spectrum disorders. He has published numerous journal articles on these topics both in the United States and the United Kingdom. Dr. Wilkinson can be reached at http://bestpracticeautism.com

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about screening, assessing, and educating children with autism spectrum disorders. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the characteristics of the most prevalent types of ASD in schools.

  2. List the differences between a dimensional and categorical perspective of ASD.

  3. Differentiate between DSM diagnosis and IDEA classification schemes.

  4. Describe and summarize a multi-step assessment strategy to screen students with ASD.

  5. Outline the domains of a comprehensive developmental assessment for ASD.

  6. List the evidence-based assessment tools recommended in a core battery for ASD.

  7. Describe the coexisting emotional/behavior problems commonly found in students with ASD.

  8. Identify the level of scientific evidence for selected interventions and treatments.

  9. Summarize the key features of effective educational programs/services for students with ASD.

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