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Meet Local Author Dr. Lee A. Wilkinson
      #5684 - 05/29/11 08:22 PM


WHAT: Author talk and book-signing with Lee A. Wilkinson, PhD

WHEN: Thursday, June 23, 2011, 6:30 p.m.

Admission to Meet the Author is free and open to the public.

WHERE: West Boynton Branch of the Palm Beach County Library System 9451 Jog Road Boynton Beach, FL 33437 (561) 734-5556

Meet local author and school psychologist Lee A. Wilkinson June 23rd at the West Boynton Branch of the Palm Beach County Library System. Dr. Wilkinson will discuss his award winning book “A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Schools.” A book signing will follow. (60 min.) Preregister by calling 561-734-5556.

Written by a practicing school psychologist with extensive experience in the field of neurodevelopmental disorders, this authoritative, yet accessible book provides educators,
support professionals, and parents with a best practice guide to screening, assessment, and intervention for school-age children with autism spectrum disorders.

Autism Spectrum Quarterly calls the book “a landmark contribution destined to become a classic in the field of autism spectrum disorders” and comments, “Dr. Wilkinson has made an enormous contribution to the field by comprehensively and systematically illuminating not only what needs to be done, but also how to go about doing it.”

The Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders said of the book, "This book provides a complete source for parents, educators, researchers and clinicians seeking information related to assessment and interventions available for individuals (mostly children) diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Parents will benefit from reading this book as it exposes variety of issues to consider when seeking assessment and treatment for their children."

Wilkinson’s book was named the Winner in the Education/Academic category of the 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Awards and honored as an Award-Winning Finalist in the Education/Academic category of the "Best Books 2010 Awards” sponsored by USA Book News.

Lee A. Wilkinson, PhD is an author, school psychologist and university educator with a practice and research interest in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). He resides in South Florida where his practice involves providing diagnostic and consultation services for children with autism spectrum disorders and their families. He is also a university educator and trainer, and teaches graduate courses in psychological assessment, clinical intervention, and developmental psychopathology. He has published widely on the topic of autism spectrum disorders.

For more information about the book and its author go to author's website: http://bestpractice.com. A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Schools” is available from Jessica Kingsley Publishers, ISBN: 978-1-84905-811-7 and can be ordered directly from the publisher at http://www.jkp.com/ and all major booksellers, including http://www.amazon.com/ and http://www.barnesandnoble.com/.
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