Usefulness of Different Types of Assessment Data in Diagnosing and Planning for a Student with High-Functioning Autism.

 
Spears, R., Tollefson, N., & Simpson, R. (2001) Usefulness of Different Types of Assessment Data in Diagnosing and Planning for a Student with High-Functioning Autism. Behavioral Disorders, v26 n3, 227-42 A study examined 149 urban and rural school psychologists' abilities to use formal and informal assessment data to diagnose autism and plan an effective educational program for a student with high-functioning autism. Respondents had difficulty recognizing autism but were able to select appropriate Individualized Education Program goals for the student.

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Prevention Level

  • Tertiary

Audiences

  • PBS Coaches
  • Specialists

System Impact

  • Individual Student

Categories

  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Elementary School
  • High School
  • Middle School