This course will briefly describe the goals, active ingredients for treatment, and selected evidence for five parent training interventions frequently used for young children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Ways to engage caregivers as data collectors to monitor child progress and evaluate the social validity of an intervention will also be discussed. This course is presented in partnership with the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders (ABCLLD).
- After this course, participants will be able to describe at least 3 evidence-based parent training strategies that support social communication in young children with ASD.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain ways to engage families in data collection and progress monitoring for their children with ASD.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify a strategy to assess the social validity of an intervention.
|5-40 Minutes||Description of Parent Training Strategies|
|40-55 Minutes||Parents as Data Collectors & Assessing Social Validity|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Patricia Prelock, PhD, CCC-SLP
Patricia Prelock, PhD, is Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders, and Professor of Pediatrics in the College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. Dr. Prelock coordinates parent training programs designed for caregivers of children with ASD and has been awarded more than 11 million dollars in university, state and federal funding as a PI or Co-PI to develop innovations in interdisciplinary training supporting children and youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families, to facilitate training in speech-language pathology, and to support her intervention work in ASD. She has over 178 publications and 523 peer-reviewed and invited presentations/keynotes in the areas of autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities, collaboration, IPE, leadership, and language learning disabilities. Dr. Prelock received the University of Vermont’s Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award in 2000, was named an ASHA Fellow in 2000 and a University of Vermont Scholar in 2003. In 2011, she was named the Cecil & Ida Green Honors Professor Visiting Scholar at Texas Christian University and in 2015 Dr. Prelock was named a Distinguished Alumna of the University of Pittsburgh. In 2016, she received the ASHA Honors of the Association and in 2017 she was named a Distinguished Alumna of Cardinal Mooney High School. Dr. Prelock is a Board- Certified Specialist in Child Language. She was the 2013 President for the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and is leading the development of the University of Vermont Integrative Health Program.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course was presented in partnership with the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders.
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