ERIC Number: EJ1128788
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Clinical Reasoning in the Assessment and Planning for Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder
McCrimmon, Adam W.; Yule, Ashleigh E.
Canadian Journal of School Psychology, v32 n1 p59-72 Mar 2017
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder whose incidence is rising. School-based professionals are in an ideal position to provide the much-needed assessment and intervention supports for students with ASD, as the professionals' placement within a formal system affords the opportunity to observe and support children in a structured environment. This article will provide school-based psychologists with current information on the clinical features of ASD, best practice assessment and diagnostic approaches for the disorder, and information pertaining to intervention via the use of a clinical case study to inform readers about the clinical reasoning that ensues throughout the process of assessment to intervention.
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Planning, Intervention, School Psychologists, Evaluation Methods, Clinical Diagnosis, Case Studies, Logical Thinking, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Cognitive Tests, Children, Intelligence Tests, Diagnostic Tests, Observation, Behavior Modification, Self Control, Friendship, Student Needs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children; Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule
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