The book makes assessment of children on the Autistic Spectrum in school very easy. It’s a matter of opening the book and identifying the key areas of assessment, based on good practice. I wish I had this book as a guide when I was a member of the Child Study Team (years ago) as a School Psychologist. The areas of assessment are thorough and leave little room for questioning or error in the evaluation process. Further, good evaluation and diagnostic data then informs the treatment plan, and school program.
This book is also equally as helpful to the parent of a child who is consulting with his/her neurologist and or pediatrician. It would be great if pediatricians can have this book available to their parents when they are questioning if their child is on the Autistic Spectrum because it guides the questioning and evaluation process before the school (if the child is of school age) becomes involved.
Overall, the amount of information that can be gathered by the parent, teacher and Child Study Team, based on the recommendations made by this empirical and nicely organized book, will be extremely helpful and take out much trial and error out of the process for members involved in the process.