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.
Sam Goldstein, PhD, is Assistant Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Utah School of Medicine and on staff at the University Neuropsychiatric Institute. He is also Clinical Director of the Neurology, Learning and Behavior Center in Salt Lake City. Dr. Goldstein is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Attention Disorders and serves on the editorial boards of six journals. He is author or editor of more than 50 books and 100 scholarly publications, as well as several psychological tests. He has lectured to thousands of professionals and the lay public in the United States, South America, Asia, Australia, and Europe.
Sally Ozonoff, PhD, is Endowed Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Psychiatry and the MIND Institute--a national center for the study and treatment of ASD--at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Ozonoff is widely known for her research and teaching in the areas of early diagnosis and assessment of ASD. She is an actively practicing clinician and a strong advocate for parents and families. She is past Joint Editor of the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, serves on the editorial boards of six additional scientific journals, and has published over 150 empirical papers on related topics. Her work has been showcased on 60 Minutes. Dr. Ozonoff is coeditor of Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Second Edition (for mental health professionals), and coauthor of A Parent's Guide to High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder, Second Edition.
1. Historical Perspective and Overview, Sam Goldstein
2. Psychometric Issues and Current Scales for Assessing Autism Spectrum Disorder, Jack A. Naglieri, Kimberly M. Chambers, Keith D. McGoldrick, & Sam Goldstein
3. DSM-5 Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cynthia Martin, Lauren Pepa, & Catherine Lord
4. Assessment and Diagnosis of Infants and Toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Kelly K. Powell, Perrine Heymann, Katherine D. Tsatsanis, & Katarzyna Chawarska
5. Age-Related Issues in the Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Susan H. Hedges, Victoria Shea, & Gary B. Mesibov
6. Assessment of Social Behavior in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Ifat Gamliel & Nurit Yirmiya
7. Assessing Speech, Language, and Communication in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Rhea Paul & Kaitlyn P. Wilson
8. Assessment of Intellectual Functioning in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Laura Grofer Klinger, Joanna L. Mussey, & Sarah O’Kelley
9. Clinical Assessment of Neuropsychological Functioning in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Blythe A. Corbett & Yasmeen S. Iqbal
10. Assessment of Comorbid Psychiatric Conditions in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Lesley Deprey & Sally Ozonoff
11. Assessment of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Schools, Sandra L. Harris, Carolyn Thorwarth Bruey, & Mark Palmieri
12. From Assessment to Intervention, Kerry Hogan & Lee M. Marcus
13. Understanding the Comprehensive Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder through Case Studies, Tristyn Teel Wilkerson
14. Distinguishing Science and Pseudoscience in the Assessment and Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Mary E. McDonald & Florence D. DiGennaro Reed
15. Future Directions in the Assessment and Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Isaac C. Smith, Cara E. Pugliese, Blythe A. Corbett, & Susan W. White