What's in this module?

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Learning Experience

This module covers the importance of selecting the most appropriate, evidence-based ASD screening and evaluation tools to ensure the integrity and precision of assessments. It provides a criteria for selecting tools along with quizzes to test your understanding of course concepts and final scenarios to test your critical thinking.

  • Module Toolkit (a workbook and guide)

  • Instructional videos

  • Knowledge-check quizzes

  • Scenario activities

Module Outline

The module includes the following lessons:

  • Why use formal assessment tools?

  • How are you choosing your assessment tools?

  • How to enhance your administration (practical tips to implementing the tools)

  • Final case studies

Skill development

This module focuses on the following skills:

  • Critical thinking

    Evaluating the available information to make sound judgements and decisions.

  • Problem-solving

    Identifying which combinations of assessment measures are the best fit for a given purpose.

  • Observational acuity

    Attending to the client in an observation-based assessment and adjusting behaviour to get the most from the session.

Your Instructor

Principal Clinical Psychologist and the Director of Annie’s Centre

Dr Anne Chalfant

Anne is a Principal Clinical Psychologist and the Director of Annie’s Centre based in Sydney. A successful author, speaker, podcast host, and researcher in child development and mental health, she consults across Australia and globally. Anne is internationally regarded for her expertise in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She is a member of both the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) and the Australasian Society for Autism Research (ASfAR). Anne began her early career developing and co-authoring the Autism Spectrum adaptation of the acclaimed Cool Kids Anxiety Program. She received the Australian Psychological Society National Clinical Psychology Conference Prize for Early Career Research for this work. In 2011, she published the book, Managing Anxiety in People with Autism, which subsequently became a finalist in the 2012 International Book Awards in the Psychology section. It has since sold thousands of copies worldwide. She also published the children’s book “Wally the Worried Wallaby in Dog-Gone Trouble” and the related parent guide as a way to assist families in preventing and managing anxiety in young children. In 2004 Anne was a pioneer in establishing a multidisciplinary private practice, which specialised in helping children with developmental and mental health difficulties. For over 15 years Annie’s Centre was known as a centre for excellence in assessment, diagnosis and treatment for hundreds of children and families. Now Anne splits her time between caring for her own 5 children, producing the Annie’s Centre podcast as a free support service to families, and conducting training courses and workshops. These are highly regarded by medical and allied health professionals across the globe.