This authoritative resource, now thoroughly revised for DSM-5, has set the standard for the comprehensive assessment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Leading experts demonstrate how to craft a scientifically grounded profile of each child’s strengths and difficulties, make a formal diagnosis, and use assessment data to guide individualized intervention in clinical and school settings. Chapters review state-of-the-art instruments and approaches for evaluating specific areas of impairment in ASD and co-occurring emotional and behavioral disorders. Considerations in working with children of different ages are highlighted. With a primary focus on children, several chapters also address assessment of adolescents and adults.
New to This Edition
Chapter on key implications of DSM-5 diagnostic criteria, plus related updates throughout the volume.
Chapter on advances in early identification (ages 0–3).
Chapter with in-depth case examples illustrating the evaluation decision-making process and common diagnostic challenges.
Chapters on pseudoscience (including strategies for advising parents) and future directions in the field.
Current assessment data, numerous new and revised measures, and cutting-edge screening approaches.
“This is an exceptionally well-written book regarding assessment of children and youth who may have autism spectrum disorder (ASD)….It was the authors’ intent in this [second] edition to emphasize valid and reliable methods of assessing this complex and often difficult-to-understand condition, and they succeeded in doing so. It is an excellent addition to professional bookshelves. Essential. Graduate students, faculty, and practitioners.”
"“This is a monumental, scholarly addition to the field of autism research, evaluation, and assessment—a home-run by any measure. This comprehensive book brings us up-to-date with the most recent research findings, evaluation and assessment tools, and practical application strategies for implementing treatment interventions across a variety of client populations. Timely and informative, it is an excellent resource for those interested in keeping up with the most valid and reliable evaluation and assessment methods for such a complex developmental condition.”
—Doody's Review Service"
"This book has something for everyone and does not shy away from tackling the controversial issues facing the autism community....The volume editors wisely devoted a number of chapters to practical suggestions and specific recommendations....An invaluable, accessible volume that has made the lives of professionals committed to working with individuals with ASD a little bit easier."
—American Journal of Psychiatry (on the first edition)