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Significant progress has been made in assessing children with autism spectrum disorders, but the field has lacked a single, comprehensive resource that assembles current best practices within a unified assessment framework. This authoritative book demonstrates how to craft a complete, scientifically grounded, and clinically useful portrait of a child's strengths and difficulties in social behavior, language and communication, intellectual functioning, motor skills, and other key areas of impairment and comorbidity. Leading experts illustrate ways in which school and clinical practitioners can integrate data from a variety of sources to improve the accuracy of diagnosis and inform the development of individualized interventions.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781593859831
ISBN-10: 159385983X
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 36mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Guilford Publications
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Sam Goldstein

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. His publications include 26 books and numerous book chapters and articles. With Jack A. Naglieri, he is the author of the Autism Rating Scales. Jack A. Naglieri, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Director of the School Psychology program at George Mason University. He is also a Senior Research Scientist at the Devereux Foundation's Institute of Clinical Training and Research. Dr. Naglieri is a Fellow of Division 16 of the American Psychological Association (School Psychology) and a recipient of the Division's Senior Scientist Award. He is the author of more than 200 scholarly papers, chapters, books, and 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, University of California, Davis. Her current research focuses on onset patterns in autism, very early identification, and risk factors for autistic regression. A clinical psychologist, Dr. Ozonoff has published over 100 book chapters and articles and two books, including the coauthored A Parents' Guide to Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism.