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APA Publishes New Book on Autism in Schools

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The American Psychological Association (APA) has announced the publication of a new volume in the “Applying Psychology to the Schools” Book Series. The text, Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children and Adolescents: Evidence-Based Assessment and Intervention in Schools, is an essential reference for professionals in need of the most recent and reliable research information on assessment and intervention for the increasing number of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

This book is an authoritative resource that presents up-to-date research and evidence-based tools for accurate assessment and intervention. It includes procedures to help identify children using the new DSM-5 symptom criteria and offers essential guidance for assessing a variety of emotional, behavioral, and academic problems.

The book provides practitioners with an evidence-based assessment battery, which includes tests of cognitive, academic, neuropsychological, and adaptive functioning. The pragmatic, social-communicative functions of language are considered together with assessments to identify language deficits.

Readers will learn to identify co-occurring emotional and behavior problems of children with ASD and will also learn techniques and strategies to enhance home-school partnership and engage parents as active partners in the decision-making process.

Each chapter is based on the principles of evidence-based practice. Many chapters also use case vignettes to illustrate best practice in the school setting.

The volume concludes with a primer on ASD-related litigation issues and discusses relationships between special education law, provision of services, and placement decisions.

Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children and Adolescents: Evidence-Based Assessment and Intervention in Schools can be ordered from APA Books and amazon.com. Examination and desk copies are also available to college faculty.

Lee A. Wilkinson, PhD, CCBT, NCSP is author of the award-winning book, A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Schools, published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

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