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Training school speech-language pathologists to assess and manage communication skills in children with autism  

This project will educate 22 full-time Master's students to become speech-language pathologists with a focus on communication skills related to autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The target population the students will work with are children ranging from birth to high school age whose ASD ranges from mild to profound. The overall aim is to establish a nucleus of self-sustaining speech pathology professionals in the surrounding region of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Students will train to work in public school settings as specialists in assessment and intervention of children with ASD. The project will train the graduate students through: (a) coursework with a focus on issues related to the assessment and intervention of children with ASD to maximize oral communication skills; (b) practicum placements within school systems that have in-district programs for children with ASD; (c) case studies and case presentation; and (d) participation in organizing and presenting workshops offered for Professional Development Points to local school staff. Project Status
ONGOING

2010

Funder Department of Education
Fiscal Year Funding $199,183.00
Current Award Period 2009-2013
Project Number H325K090328
Principal Investigator Andrianopoulos, Mary
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services? (Services)
Subcategory Practitioner Training
Strategic Plan Objective 5O. Not specific to Question 5 objectives
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of Massachusetts Amherst
State/Country Massachusetts
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