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Qualitative research dealing with best practice in clinical approaches to language disorders secondary to Autism
Early language development and the development of nonverbal communication in young children with Autism
Clinical teaching and preparation of speech/language pathologists
CDIS 664, Seminar in Autism Spectrum Disorders
CDIS 642, Autism Spectrum Clinic
CDIS 634, Evaluation and Practice in Speech/Language Pathology
CDIS 411, Assessment and Intervention in Communicative Disorders
University of Redlands, Master of Science, Communicative Disorders
Northwestern University, Bachelor of Science, Speech/Language Pathology, 1977
28 years clinical experience in Speech/Language Pathology specializing in early language and Autism.
"Measuring long term retention of responsive strategies by parents following training in communication facilitation strategies." In process. To be submitted to the American Speech Language Association meeting November 2010 and California Speech Hearing Association Spring 2020.
"Reducing parental stress following parent training in communication facilitation strategies." Sabbatical proposal for completion Fall 2010.
Production of parent/student training DVD's illustrating use of communication strategies for children with Autism. Fall 2009.
"Training of paraprofessional in best practices for intervention with infants and toddlers with Autism. Paper presented to ASHA, San Diego, November 2005.
"Intervention with a nonverbal apraxic child with Autism. A two-year case study presented to the Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders. July 2003, Lansdowne , VA.
Consultant and Internship Supervisor at UCI Neurodevelopmental Center (an internship site for U of R graduate students in CDIS.
American Speech Language Hearing Association
Autism Society of America
Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders
Certified Hanen Instructor