With Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) on the rise, there is an urgent need for mental health and various other practitioners to learn about the nature, course, assessment, and diagnosis of the various ASDs.
This book addresses the main domains of assessment, defines the purpose of the assessment, suggests test instruments, and includes user-friendly features such as "Don't Forget," "Rapid Reference" boxes and "Test Yourself" questions at the end of each chapter.
Essentials of Austism Specturm Disorders Evauation and Assessment ensures practitioners will be equipped with all the information they need to utilise the varied assessments frequently employed in an autism evaluation.
Celine A. Saulnier, Ph.D., is the Director of Clinical Research at the Marcus Autism Center, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Assistant Professor (CT) in the Division of Autism and Related Disorders, Department of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine. Previously at Yale, Dr. Saulnier was both the Training Director and the Clinical Director for the Autism Program where she oversaw, conducted, and supervised multidisciplinary diagnostic evaluations on individuals with autism and related disorders from infancy through young adulthood.
She has also conducted hundreds of nationwide workshops on the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of autism spectrum disorders resulting in her being awarded the Outstanding Educator Award for Mental Health Education by the New England Educational Institute.