Naturalistic, Focused Stimulation: Interventions for Communicative Impairments in Autism
Course Learning Outcomes
- Participants will be able to articulate the theoretical rationale and key principles behind naturalistic, focused stimulation interventions for communication impairments in children with ASD.
- Participants will be able to list resources for developing a program incorporating naturalistic, stimulation-based interventions for communication impairments in ASD.
- Participants will be able to discuss what current research is available supporting the effectiveness of naturalistic treatments for autism.
|0-5 Minutes||Special intervention challenges for autism|
|0-5 Minutes||Evidence-based practice, defining|
|0-10 Minutes||Behavioral intervention, rationale and efficacy|
|0-10 Minutes||Criticisms of behavioral intervention|
|0-10 Minutes||Defining outcomes: communicative competence|
|0-10 Minutes||Naturalistic approachesa. Theory of naturalistic interventions - Linguistic & Developmental Basis|
|0-15 Minutes||Overview of naturalistic techniques: a.Focused stimulationb.Following child's leadc.Creating participation opportunitiesd.Environmental modificationse.Family training|
|0-30 Minutes||Types of naturalistic approaches: Overview, efficacy dataa.Natural Language Paradigmb.Situated pragmaticsc.DIR Model, Floortimed.Hanen Programe.Pivotal Response Training|
|0-10 Minutes||Case Examples|
|0-10 Minutes||Challenges to naturalistic approaches & compatibility with behavioral ones|
Lynne Hewitt, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Lynne Hewitt is Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator for the Department of Communication Disorders at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. She has taught at BGSU since 1999, and previously taught at the Pennsylvania State University. Her undergraduate education was in English and linguistics at Cornell University, and she received her Master's and Ph.D. in Communicative Disorders and Sciences from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in speech language pathology from the American Speech Language Hearing Association, and also has Ohio state licensure. She is a Board Recognized Specialist in Child Language. Her research interests are in child language development and disorders, with a particular interest in language assessment, pragmatic language development, and autism.
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