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Preparing school psychologists to work with children with autism using evidence-based practices  

This project will prepare a minimum of 32 Master's-level students in the School Psychology (SP) program at the University of Utah to use evidence-based based practices to work with adolescents with autism. Grant funds will be used to develop an adolescent training foci in the SP program, as well as to support one year of training for eight Master's-level SP students per year (32 total over four years). These students will develop the indepth knowledge and skills needed to work with secondary school students with autism, including those needed to develop specific transition plans, provide social skills training, and conduct group counseling. Training will be scientifically based and interdisciplinary, and will require candidates to: participate in a year-long seminar covering topics related to autism; complete three specialized practicum; work on one statewide assistance team to assist schools in rural parts of the state; participate in writing a manual on school-based interventions for youth with autism; and complete a 1,500 hour internship. Project Status


Funder Department of Education
Fiscal Year Funding $182,623.00
Current Award Period 2008-2012
Project Number H325K080314
Principal Investigator Clark, Elaine
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 Utah
State/Country Utah
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