Naturalistic interventions, which combine behavioral and developmental interventions, are being implemented in a number of educational and clinical settings. As part of the practice in our pediatric clinic, we are treating younger and younger children, targeting early prelinguistic and engagement skills, and focusing on natural, playful exchanges between children and others. This course will describe several empirically validated naturalistic interventions, describe some of their features, and discuss how they are currently being used in our clinical setting.
Course created on June 11, 2015
- After this course, participants will be able to describe characteristics of naturalistic interventions.
- After this course, participants will be able to list strategies designed to help children develop early communicative skills.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe joint attention (JA) and methods of eliciting JA.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe parent mediated responsive strategies caregivers can use to build pivotal behaviors in their children.
- After this course, participants will be able to list at least 3 characteristics of the Early Start Denver Model, one example of an empirically validated naturalistic intervention
|0-10 Minutes||Introduction and Overview|
|10-50 Minutes||Description of strategies from several naturalistic interventions with illustrating video clips including evidence base|
|50-55 Minutes||Parent directed strategies|
|55-60 Minutes||Conclusion; Q&A|
G. Robert Buckendorf, PhD, CCC-SLP
G. Robert Buckendorf, PhD, CCC-SLP, the practice manager at Buckendorf Associates (buckendorfassociates.com), received his master’s degree in 1975 from Idaho State University and PhD in 1997 from Wichita State University. Dr. Buckendorf was in private practice from 1979 to 1999, and was on the faculty at Oregon Health and Sciences University as assistant professor from 1999 through 2006 where he remains as clinical assistant professor. In 2006, he returned to full time private practice. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Portland State University. Dr. Buckendorf has been in practice for over 35 years, treating children and adults with a wide range of disabilities. One focus of his practice with children with autism has been in family centered treatment, using techniques that involve families extensively and provide opportunities for caregivers to successfully interact with their children. His interests are in pediatric speech and language disabilities including autism, language disorders, phonological disorders, cranio-facial disorders, and fluency disorders. He is past president of the Oregon Speech and Hearing Association and the Oregon Academy of Speech Pathology and Audiology, and received the honors of the Oregon Speech and Hearing Association in 2010. He presents nationally and internationally (Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Azerbaijan, Macedonia, and Kygryzstan) to families, students, and professionals on the topic of diagnosis and treatment of children with Autism and other communication disabilities. He has co-authored several book chapters on Speech-Language Pathology topics. He edited a text on autism (Autism: A Guide for Educators, Clinicians, and Parents, 2008, Super Duper Publications). He has presented more than 100 lectures on working with children with disabilities, and continues to actively see patients and mentor students in his private practice.
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