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The Parent’s Guide to Assessment provides the tools to help parents better understand the assessment process and, subsequently, utilize assessment outcomes to improve services and interventions for their children.
The formal assessment process can be a daunting experience for parents of children newly diagnosed with autism. By using highly technical language and focusing on “deficit performance,” assessments can often overwhelm and dishearten parents. In addition, autism and medical professionals rarely explain outcomes in terms that parents can use to set goals for their children.
Among the topics covered in A Parent’s Guide to Assessment, one of our resources for parents of children with autism, are:
This resource created by OAR