With the publication of the Monteiro Interview Guidelines for Diagnosing Aspergers Syndrome (MIGDAS) in 2008, Dr. Marilyn Monteiro introduced a revolutionary approach to diagnosing Asperger's Syndrome.
In her book Autism Conversations, Dr. Monteiro addresses the entire autism spectrum, presenting a more authentic, individualised, and accurate way to evaluate children who may have Autism or Asperger's Syndrome.
Based on thousands of real-world evaluations, Autism Conversations opens up and improves the assessment process, looking at aspects of autism not adequately covered by current diagnostic criteria.
The book demonstrates that conversation-among evaluators, teachers, parents, and children-is vital to accurate diagnosis. Using vivid examples, Dr. Monteiro presents an evaluation approach that provides a detailed picture of each child, leading to more individualised intervention.
In this book you'll learn:
The book includes instructions for creating a clear and specific portrait of each child, tips for writing compelling narrative reports (full of descriptive detail about each child's behaviour) and guidelines for developing individualised recommendations for both parents and teachers.
Autism Conversations addresses the needs and concerns of all those involved in the evaluation process, and practitioners and parents alike will find it an indispensable guide and resource.