The Autism Screening Instrument For Educational Planning

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When diagnosing autism spectrum disorder, it is crucial for the professional evaluating the child to know about the disorder. This is why speech-language pathologists normally play a part in the diagnosis. Other members of the team may include occupational therapists, physical therapists, pediatricians, and neurologists. Since problems with communication and social skills are early symptoms of this disorder, SLPs play a main role in the diagnosis and should be consulted early in the evaluation process. Talking to the parents and caregivers of the child who may have autism is critical to tell the professionals about the child’s behavior. When diagnosing, an SLP will use screening procedures to evaluate the main characteristics that make autism spectrum disorder different from other developmental disorders, including difficulties in eye gaze, pretend play, imitation, nonverbal communication, and language development just to name a few.
Assessment
The Autism Screening Instrument for Educational Planning -Third Edition (ASIEP–3) is used to evaluate autism spectrum disorders and to assist in developing educational programs for individuals who are on the spectrum. The ASIEP-3 consists of five subtests which include the Autism Behavior Checklist, the Sample of Vocal Behavior, the Interaction Assessment, the Educational Assessment, and the Prognosis of Learning Rate.
Intervention for children with Autism
The goal of intervention with a child with ASD is to improve social…
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