ARPHA Proceedings 5: 1227-1238, doi: 10.3897/ap.5.e1227
A Comprehensive Model of Neuropsychological and Speech Assessment for Children with ASD
expand article infoIskander E. Yarmakeev, Irina A. Nigmatullina, Elena A. Gorobets, Rimma G. Gamirova, Yana O. Mukhamedshina
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Modern scientific projects connected with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) study the difficulties in differential diagnosis of ASD and other types of developmental dysphasia, issues of cognitive and physical development of children with ASD, formation of trajectories for their individual and group education and training, their social integration. The relevance of the study is explained by the necessity to work out a system of medical, psychological, linguistic and educational support for children with ASD corresponding to the modern requirements of society and global practices. The aim of the research is to develop a comprehensive model of neuropsychological assessment and study of speech development for preschool children with ASD. This model assumes the implementation of a) the Russian-language version of the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP), b) the Russian-language version of the BVL battery for speech assessment (BVL_RU), c) traditional for Russia approaches to the diagnosis of developmental disorders and speech impairment. The platform for the project is the kindergarten of Kazan Federal University "We are together". The comprehensive model includes a new methodological framework, which implements the achievements of cognitive sciences, neuropsychology and neurolinguistics in interdisciplinary fields. The results of the research can be implemented into the practice of teaching preschool children with ASD and become the basis for the further development of this comprehensive model for schoolchildren with ASD.
autism spectrum disorders, speech assessment, VB-MAPP, neuropsychological assessment, speech disorders, neurolinguistic battery, BVL_RU, kindergarten