*Winner in the Education/Academic category of the 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Awards**Shortlisted for the 2011 NASEN Award 'The Special Needs Academic Book'*With a focus on best practice and the importance of early diagnosis, this book provides a practical and scientifically-based approach to the assessment and diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome and autism spectrum conditions. This book offers a balance of conceptual, practical and empirical information designed to bridge the research-to-practice gap in identifying, assessing, and treating school-aged children with autism-related conditions. Assessment tools and intervention strategies will support school-based professionals in: identifying and assessing young people with high-functioning autism spectrum conditions developing and implementing classroom-based intervention programs initiating a dialogue between parents and teachers accessing community resources promoting special needs advocacy. With illustrative case studies, FAQs, quick reference boxes, and a glossary, this accessible guide will appeal to teachers, counsellors, psychologists, social work practitioners and students.
Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Schools
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Education & Reference