Throughout this course, many opportunities are available to post an initial response to a Discussion topic as well as to respond to your classmates’ responses. After you have completed the reading, and without reviewing your classmates’ responses, post your initial response to the following Discussion. Your post should be at least 200–250 words in length and should extend the discussion of the group supported by your course materials and/or other appropriate resources. After you have submitted your initial post, review some of your classmates’ posts and respond to at least two of your classmates.
This week you will analyze the different forms of assessments that may be used when evaluating a child for an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Based on what you have read in your text and viewed in your Web Resources this week, please describe the difference between formal and informal assessment and give an example of when each might be appropriate for use with an individual with ASD. Please be sure to include your rationale as to why you might use these forms of assessment with children with ASD.