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Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Critical Issues in Clinical, Forensic and School Settings

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  • Examines emerging techniques and innovations in the assessment of children with autism

  • Explores how more accurate identification of children with autism is leading to improvements in supportive treatments and therapies

  • Offers best-practice assessment approaches and treatments from sequential and pragmatic perspectives

  • Describes how to ascertain appropriate diagnoses in the face of critical issues and comorbid conditions

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Contemporary Issues in Psychological Assessment (CIPA)

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Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xx
  2. Understanding Autism

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. What Is Autism? History and Foundations

      • Anna P. Kroncke, Marcy Willard, Helena Huckabee
      Pages 3-9
    3. The Causes of Autism

      • Anna P. Kroncke, Marcy Willard, Helena Huckabee
      Pages 11-21
    4. Optimal Outcomes and Recovery

      • Anna P. Kroncke, Marcy Willard, Helena Huckabee
      Pages 23-33
    5. Autism in the DSM-5

      • Anna P. Kroncke, Marcy Willard, Helena Huckabee
      Pages 35-45
  3. Conducting an Evaluation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 47-47
    2. Referral and Initial Consult

      • Anna P. Kroncke, Marcy Willard, Helena Huckabee
      Pages 49-72
    3. Testing Begins

      • Anna P. Kroncke, Marcy Willard, Helena Huckabee
      Pages 73-95
    4. Comprehensive Evaluation

      • Anna P. Kroncke, Marcy Willard, Helena Huckabee
      Pages 97-119
  4. Data Analysis

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 121-125
    2. Cognitive and Language Assessment

      • Anna P. Kroncke, Marcy Willard, Helena Huckabee
      Pages 127-155
    3. Social and Sensory Assessment

      • Anna P. Kroncke, Marcy Willard, Helena Huckabee
      Pages 157-187
    4. Visual, Spatial, and Motor Assessment

      • Anna P. Kroncke, Marcy Willard, Helena Huckabee
      Pages 189-198
    5. Attention, Executive Functions, and Memory Assessment

      • Anna P. Kroncke, Marcy Willard, Helena Huckabee
      Pages 199-225
    6. Emotions, Mood, Behavior, and Adaptive Assessment

      • Anna P. Kroncke, Marcy Willard, Helena Huckabee
      Pages 227-237
  5. Differential Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 239-240
    2. Disorders of Neurodevelopment and Brain Functioning

      • Anna P. Kroncke, Marcy Willard, Helena Huckabee
      Pages 241-262
    3. Disorders of Emotion, Mood, and Behavior

      • Anna P. Kroncke, Marcy Willard, Helena Huckabee
      Pages 263-287
  6. Concluding the Assessment Process

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 289-289

About this book

This book examines current and emerging techniques for the dynamic and evolving field of autism assessment. It provides a detailed, research-based discussion of the latest innovations in assessment from a practical perspective accumulated from decades of autism assessment and treatment training and experience in both educational and clinical settings. The book provides personal  insights into the engaging and intriguing autism population and case studies of children who have captured the hearts and minds of clinicians nationwide. As the rates of autism have grown more than 10-fold during the past decade, researchers have questioned whether unclear diagnostic guidelines may be to blame for the high numbers of recently diagnosed children. Rather, the authors argue, tighter agreed upon methods for diagnosis of autism have allowed for more accurate identification of children who indeed require supportive treatments and therapies. This unique volume provides readers with clarity about best-practice assessment approaches from sequential and pragmatic perspectives as well as an understanding of critical issues and hurdles in ascertaining the appropriate diagnosis. In addition, myriad potential comorbid conditions or differential diagnoses are addressed. This book is a must-have resource for clinicians and practitioners as well as researchers and graduate students in the fields of child and school psychology, behavioral therapy, social work, psychiatry, pediatrics, forensic psychology, and educational and healthcare policy.​

Keywords

  • Assessment of autism across the lifespan
  • Assessment of autism in adults
  • Assessment of autism in school-aged children
  • Assessment of autism in toddlers
  • Attachment disorders and ASD
  • Attention problems and ASD
  • Autism Diagnostic Interview, Revised (ADI-R)
  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Module 2 (ADOS-2)
  • Autism assessment and diagnosis of children
  • Clinical assessment of autism in children
  • DSM-5 and autism assessment
  • Developmental pediatricians and children with autism
  • Diagnostic criteria and autism
  • Emerging treatments for children with autism
  • Evidence-based treatments for autism
  • Intellectual disabilities and ASD
  • Neuropsychological evaluation of children with autism
  • School assessment of autism in children
  • Speech/language disability and ASD
  • Teacher interviews and autism

Authors and Affiliations

  • Behavior and Personal Growth, Emerge: Professionals in Autism, Glendale, USA

    Anna P. Kroncke, Marcy Willard, Helena Huckabee

About the authors

Anna Kroncke, Ph.D., NCSP, is the Director of Psychological Services at Emerge, a private practice in Denver CO, specializing in diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders as well as other mental health issues. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Georgia, where she was awarded a Presidential Fellowship. Her research and clinical interests are in psychological assessment, autism spectrum disorders, and early identification of emotional and behavior problems in children. She has co-authored various book chapters and professional presentations on learning disabilities, cognitive assessment, and social-emotional assessment while working with Randy Kamphaus, Ph.D., at the University of Georgia. She completed her postdoctoral work in psychological assessment in Atlanta GA. Dr. Kroncke worked for five years as a school psychologist in diverse urban school districts and has been in private practice at Emerge specializing in autism assessment and treatment since August 2010.

Marcy Willard, Ph.D., is a Licensed School Psychologist and a Postdoctoral Fellow at Emerge. Dr.
Willard completed a Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Colorado; a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Pepperdine University; and a Ph.D. in Child, Family, and School Psychology from the University of Denver. Dr. Willard’s clinical specialty is in the area of autism evaluation and treatment. She is published in the field of electronic collaboration and peer review in academic research. She was awarded a fellowship with JFK Partners, Center of Excellence for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities at University of Colorado Medical School and the Children’s Hospital. She developed a proprietary assessment of visual imagery for children with autism for her dissertation under the supervision of Dr. Susan Hepburn, nationally recognized autism researcher; and Dr. Gloria Miller, an expert in school psychology. She completed her Pre-doctoral Psychology Internship for Emerge; conducting psychological, neuropsychological and forensic evaluations, providing therapy to clients and consulting with schools. She now works as a school psychologist and post-doctoral clinician serving primarily pediatric populations.

Helena Huckabee, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is a Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Clinical Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She received her bachelor’s degree in Geological Engin
eering from the Colorado School of Mines and Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston. Dr. Huckabee completed an internship at Baylor College of Medicine with postdoctoral fellowships at DePelchin Children’s Center and JFK Partners at the University of Colorado. Dr. Huckabee’s research studies have involved understanding intelligence and language skills in children with autism, the role of serotonin in mood disorders, self-injurious behaviors, brain anoxia, and treatment outcome in autism. Dr. Huckabee has previously held administrative leadership positions at five clinics for autism spectrum disorders, including the Universities of Houston TX and Colorado. Ironically, Dr. Huckabee’s son was diagnosed with autism when she was in graduate school. With compassion and competence, she provides counseling for individuals and couples as well as leads parent groups in the community. 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Book Subtitle: Critical Issues in Clinical, Forensic and School Settings

  • Authors: Anna P. Kroncke, Marcy Willard, Helena Huckabee

  • Series Title: Contemporary Issues in Psychological Assessment

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-25504-0

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Behavioral Science and Psychology, Behavioral Science and Psychology (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-25502-6

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-79804-2

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-25504-0

  • Series ISSN: 2625-7211

  • Series E-ISSN: 2625-722X

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XX, 546

  • Number of Illustrations: 25 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: School Psychology

Buying options

eBook
USD 84.99
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  • ISBN: 978-3-319-25504-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)