The LSP is Unique in That it is Theoretically Sound
One of the challenges of graduate education is seamlessly connecting the classroom with the clinic. The LSP is unique in that it is theoretically sound, clinically practical and yet flexible enough to allow responsiveness to all of the challenges and strengths of the specific child with ASD. From his clinical and research experience, Dr. Rydell has pulled together a valuable tool that is easily accessible to beginning clinicians. Clinicians experienced with ASDs will immediately see the practical value in this resource.
My graduate students have found the LSP very helpful in learning to understand, recognize and work with the core challenges associated with children with ASD. Dr. Rydell’s focus on what can be done today with specific children on a caseload is a great strength of the LSP. It is obvious that he has been and remains in the trenches and knows the concerns of practicing clinicians.
My students and I have used the LSP with several of our clinical cases with great success. We’ve found that it makes explaining the core challenges and areas of strengths to parents much more tangible. I will continue to use this in my clinical practice and make the LSP one of the required texts in my graduate course.