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By Sam Goldstein

Significant growth has been made in assessing kids with autism spectrum issues, however the box has lacked a unmarried, accomplished source that assembles present most sensible practices inside of a unified evaluate framework. This authoritative e-book demonstrates how you can craft an entire, scientifically grounded, and clinically priceless portrait of a kid's strengths and problems in social habit, language and communique, highbrow functioning, motor talents, and different key parts of impairment and comorbidity. major specialists illustrate ways that institution and scientific practitioners can combine facts from various resources to enhance the accuracy of prognosis and tell the advance of individualized interventions.

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Seven other children were diagnosed by the research team with this type of autism, but they were not recorded by the services as having any type of autistic condition. This meant that just over half (57%) of the children over 5 years of age with the most classic form of autism had not been diagnosed. Only 1 of the remaining 36 school-age children with other ASD was recorded as having autism (Wing, Yeates, Brierly, & Gould, 1976). ” During the 1970s, child development centers began to be set up in the United Kingdom.

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Clearly, Susan’s comorbid problems caused by the combined type of ADHD and mild mental retardation with language impairments presented as her greatest challenges. Later chapters in this volume address the assessment of many of these related issues, particularly intelligence, socialization, language, and neuropsychological functioning. Again, Chapter 10 thoroughly covers the issue of comorbid conditions and differential diagnosis. Summary The assessment of ASD is complex, requiring a reasoned and reasonable appreciation of diagnostic criteria, assessment tools, and comorbid problems.

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