ERIC Number: EJ1051455
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
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Publishing about Autism Spectrum Disorder in Six School Psychology Journals: 2002-2012
Mckenney, Elizabeth L. W.; Dorencz, Julie; Bristol, Ryan M.; Hall, Lacey P.
Psychology in the Schools, v52 n3 p265-283 Mar 2015
Recent years have seen a rise in the number of students identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), with increasing estimates of prevalence still emerging from cohorts monitored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, dissemination to a school psychology audience about these students' needs has been disparate, with publications being idiosyncratic in the extent to which certain areas have received focused and sustained attention and other areas receiving much less attention. A structured review of the literature examined the extent to which research on children and adolescents with ASD was published within school psychology journals from 2002 through 2012. Results indicate that published studies relating to ASD can be grouped in seven categories, with some being deeply investigated, whereas other topics have been minimally discussed within the field. The most surprising of these findings is the relative lack of publication on the development and psychometric properties of assessment tools used to evaluate students with ASD.
Descriptors: School Psychology, Periodicals, Journal Articles, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Adolescents, Children, Psychometrics, Evaluation Methods, Incidence, Classification, Literature Reviews
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