About the Book
Incorporating the many advances made in recent years, this book is an essential reference for professionals who need the most current and reliable information on assessing and treating the complex group of neurodevelopmental disorders known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Comprehensive and timely, the book offers practical, research-based findings that can assist educators and school psychologists in screening and assessing children--and in implementing appropriate intervention strategies.
Clearly organized and easy to follow, this new guide is essential reading for anyone working with children who have, or might have, ASD.
About the Author: Lee A. Wilkinson, PhD, NCSP, is an applied researcher, educator, and practitioner. He is a nationally certified school psychologist, licensed school psychologist, chartered educational psychologist, and certified cognitive-behavioral therapist.
Dr. Wilkinson currently practices in South Florida, where he provides diagnostic and consultation services for children with autism spectrum disorder and their families. He is also a university educator and serves on the school psychology faculty at Capella University and Nova Southeastern University, where he mentors doctoral researchers and teaches courses in assessment and intervention, child and adolescent psychopathology, legal and ethical issues in the school, research methods, and consultation.
Dr. Wilkinson's research and professional writing have focused primarily on behavioral consultation and therapy, and children and adults with autism spectrum disorders. He has published numerous journal articles on these topics both in the United States and internationally and has been an ad hoc reviewer for peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Remedial and Special Education, the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Learning and Individual Differences, and Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice.
Dr. Wilkinson is the author of the award-winning book A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Schools (2010).