By Dina E. Hill

Regardless of a rise within the expertise of autism, households and pros proceed to fight to discover remedies that may fulfil the person wishes in their baby. This paintings bridges the distance among the newest learn findings and scientific perform. It brings details jointly from either fields with a purpose to provide the reader most sensible perform rules and hands-on ideas.

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There are few assessment tools that were designed for or standardized with children with autism. One exception is the Psychoeducational Profile – Revised (PEP-R). The PEP-R is a standardized measure of behaviors and skills used with children aged 6 months to 7 years. Development skills in the areas of imitation, perception, fine motor and gross motor skills, eye–hand integration, cognitive performance (nonverbal), and cognitive verbal are evaluated using toys and learning materials (Schopler et al.

A comprehensive diagnosis involves the use of such tools. Parents play an important role in both the diagnostic assessment and the treatment of their child. Although parents are often highly stressed during the evaluation, this process provides a unique opportunity for the professional to establish a cooperative relationship with the parents of a child with autism. Developmental assessment procedures are also necessary in order to identify strengths and limitations in each child, as well as matching appropriate intervention strategies to a particular child with autism.

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