Evaluating Autism Spectrum Disorders with the ASRS: New Data and New Ideas

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CE Credit: 3

Length: 3 hours

Exam Items: 5

This program was originally webcast live on February 17, 2012, but is now available as an on-demand recording.

This presentation includes a brief overview of definitions of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and a large study based on the Autism Spectrum Rating Scale (ASRS; Goldstein & Naglieri, 2009) standardization and validity samples. We will examine psychometric qualities of Autism scales and the ASRS including administration, reliability, validity, interpretation, and treatment planning.

Learning Objective 1
Develop a current understanding of the characteristics of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. 

Learning Objective 2
Recognize the large national study of symptoms related to Autism Spectrum Disorders. 

Learning Objective 3 
Identify the state of the art of assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders. 

Learning Objective 4
Examine the Autism Spectrum Rating Scales reliability and validity. 

Learning Objective 5
Differentiate children with Autism Spectrum Disorders from those with ADHD. 

Learning Objective 6
Identify the resources and Intervention options for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. 

Presenter: Jack Naglieri, PhD

Dr. Jack A. Naglieri, Ph.D. is a Research Professor at the University of Virginia and Senior Research Scientist at the Devereux Center for Resilient Children. He obtained his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Georgia in 1979, taught school psychology at Northern Arizona University (1979-1982), The Ohio State University (1982 to 2000), and George Mason University (2000-2010). Dr. Naglieri's main interest is in the development of psychological and educational tests and the implications these approaches have for diagnosis and academic or emotional interventions. He is the author of the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test which is widely used for identification of gifted children. He is also well known for his theory of intelligence referred to as PASS and measured with the Cognitive Assessment System and applied to the classroom using the book Helping Children Learn. He has published nearly 20 books, 35 tests and rating scales, and more than 250 research papers. In summary, Dr. Naglieri has an extensive research program that includes scholarly research, books, and psychological tests with an emphasis on uniting sound theory with scientific practice.


Supplementary Materials

  • Autism Spectrum PDF
 

2 User Reviews


"The presenter is incredibly knowledgeable regarding statistics and test construction, with an impressive ability to communicate and explain his findings."
— Anonymous

"Relevant, timely, interesting, presented at an accessible level of detail with sensitivity to audience understanding. (Presenter sensed when parts were unclear and took the time to deconstruct the info or reframe)."
— Anonymous