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The College of St. Scholastica
Masters of Clinical Social Work Program
SWK 6501: Advanced Practice- Neurodevelopmental Disorders

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Klin, A. Saulinier, C., Tsatsanis, K. & Volkmar, F. R. (2005). Clinical evaluation in autism spectrum disorders: psychological assessment within a transdisciplinary framework. Retrieved from

Silver, C. H., Blackburn, L. B., Arffa, S., Barth, J. T., Bush, S. S., Koffler, S. P., ... Elliott, R.W. (2006). The importance of neuropsychological assessment for the evaluatoin of chlidhood learning disorders NAN Policy and Planning Committee. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 21, 741-744.

Davis, K., Desrocher, M., & Moore, T. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: A review of neurodevelopmental findings and interventions. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 23, 143-167.

De la Osa, N., Granero, R., Penelo, E. & Expeleta, L. (2014). Usefulness of the Social and Communication Disorders Checklist (SCDC) for the assessment of social cognition in preschoolers. European Journal of Pscyhological Assessment.


Granpeesheh, D., Tarbox, J., Dixon, D. R. (2009). Applied behavior analytic interventions for children with autism: A description and review of treatment research. Annals of Clinical Pyschiatry, 21, 162-173.

Ali, S., & Frederickson, N. (2006). Investigating the evidence base of social stories. Educational Psychology in Practice, 22, 355-377. doi:10.1080/02667360600999500

Benish, T. M., Bramlett, R. K. (2011). Using social stories to decrease aggression and increase positive peer interactions in normally developing pre-school children. Educational Psychology in Practice, 27, 1-17. doi: 10.1080/02667363.2011.549350

Buron, K. D. (2014). The incredible 5-point scale. Retrieved from

Fabiano, G. A., Pelham, W. E., Coles, E. K., Gnagy, E. M., Chronis-Tuscano, A., & O'Connor, B. C. (2009). A meta-analysis of behavioral treatments for attention-deficity/hyperactivity disorder. (2009). Clinical Psychology Review, 29, 129-140. doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2008.11.001

Hillman, J. Supporting and treating families with children on the autistic spectrum: The unique role of the generalist psychologist. (2006). Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 43, 349-358.

Adams, C., Lockon, E., Freed, J., Gaile, J., Earl, G., McBean, K....& Law, J. The Social Communication Intervention Project: A randomized controlled trial of the effectiveness of speech and language therapy for school-age children who have pragmatic and social communication problems with or without autism spectrum disorder. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 47, 233-244.

Criteria, Symptoms, and Etiology

Rice, D., & Barone, S. (2000). Critical periods of vulnerability for the developing nervous system: Evidence from humans and animal models. Environmental Health Perspectives, 108, (supp. 3), 511-533.

Andrews, G., Pine, D.S., Hobbs, M.J., Anderson, T.M., & Sunderland, M. (2009). Neurodevelopmental disorders: Cluster 2 of the proposed metastructure for DSM-V and ICD-11.  Psychological Medicine, 39, 2013-2023.

Curtis, L. T., & Patel, K. (2008). Nutritional and environmental approaches to preventing and treating Autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A review. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 14, 79-85.


Woods, G. W., Greenspan, S., &  Agharkar, B. S. (2011).  Ethnic and cultural factors in identifying Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Psychiatry & Law, 39, 9-37.

Kapp, S. K., Gillsespi-Lynch, K., Sherman, L. E., & Hutman, T. (2013).  Deficit, difference, or both? Autism and neurodiversity. Developmental Psychology, 49, 59-71.

Courtenay, F.N., & Sparks, A. (2013). Difference or disorder?: Cultural issues in understanding neurodevelopmental disorders. Developmental Psychology, 49, 45-58.


Kalyva, E., & Agaliotis, I. (2009).  Can social stories enhance the interpersonal conflict resolution skills of children with LD? Research in Developmental Disabilities, 30, 192-202.

Pelham, W. E., & Fabiano, G. A. (2008). Evidence-based psychosocial treatments for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 37, 184-214.