The Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Children
Significant progress has been made in assessing children with autism spectrum disorders. It is the case that a consensus model for assessment and diagnosis has not been reached. This advanced workshop will summarize the state of the science of autism assessment beginning with a historical overview of etiology, definition, and discussion of uses and limitations of standardized autism assessment scales and tools; discuss developmental considerations; and emphasize the importance of integrating data in making a diagnosis of autism or related ASD.
Part of the APA Online Academy Convention Workshop Presentations Campus.
- Articulate the history of autism;
- Describe the evolution of the diagnostic protocols for autism;
- Identify the basic social learning problems characteristic of autism;
- Process assessments, including behavioral observation, interpretation of various rater questionnaires, and face-to-face assessment;
- Identify current treatment strategies for autism; and
- Discuss the variables that predict positive outcome based on recent research for a select group of autistic individuals.
Sam Goldstein, PhD and Jack A. Naglieri, PhD
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