Diagnostic and Assessment Findings: A Bridge to Academic Planning for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

  title={Diagnostic and Assessment Findings: A Bridge to Academic Planning for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders},
  author={Stephen M Kanne and Jena K. Randolph and Janet E. Farmer},
  journal={Neuropsychology Review},
Increasing numbers of children diagnosed and treated for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) has impacted both neuropsychologists and educators. Though both play key evaluative and treatment roles, there is no available method or process in place enabling the translation of the neuropsychological report recommendations into a format educational teams can easily use, leading to a gap between neuropsychological recommendations and educational planning. In the following, we review the areas evaluated… 

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  • Psychology
    Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53
  • 2005
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