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Project Title

Project Title

Project Common Ground: Preparing highly qualified speech-language pathologists to meet the communication needs of children with autism spectrum disorder in diverse settings

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Yu, Betty

Description

Description

This project will provide a master's degree program focused on preparing speech-language pathologists (SLPs) to work effectively with a diverse population of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) from birth to 21 years of age across home, school and community settings. The program will train 16 students each year, yielding a total of 80 highly qualified professionals over 5 years, with targeted recruiting among underrepresented minorities. METHOD: Activities of this project include: (a) training that aligns with the standards and guidelines for SLPs working with individuals with ASD; (b) providing a partnership experience for scholars to work with a family of a child with ASD; (b) expanding the curriculum to include specialized courses in ASD and augmentative and alternative communication; and (c) offering an integrated play group seminar. Scholars will complete a practicum with infants/toddlers with ASD and a school internship with school-aged children with ASD. Formative and summative evaluations will focus on the number of personnel graduated, the quality of the program, scholar and graduate competencies, and associated outcomes for children and their families.

Funder

Funder

Department of Education

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

249661

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2012-2016

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 5LC. Evaluate new and existing pre-service and in-service training to increase skill levels in service providers, including direct support workers, parents and legal guardians, education staff, and public service workers, to benefit the spectrum of people with ASD to and promote interdisciplinary practice by 2015. IACC Recommended Budget: $8,000,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Project Common Ground: Preparing highly qualified speech-language pathologists to meet the communication needs of children with autism spectrum disorder in diverse settings (External web link)

Institution

Institution

San Francisco State University

State/Country

State/Country

California

Project Number

Project Number

H325K110326

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Project Common Ground: Preparing highly qualified speech-language pathologists to meet the communication needs of children with autism spectrum disorder in diverse settings | 249272 | 2011 | H325K110326
Project Common Ground: Preparing highly qualified speech-language pathologists to meet the communication needs of children with autism spectrum disorder in diverse settings | 248180 | 2012 | H325K110326
Project Common Ground: Preparing highly qualified speech-language pathologists to meet the communication needs of children with autism spectrum disorder in diverse settings | 249846 | 2014 | H325K110326
Project Common Ground: Preparing highly qualified speech-language pathologists to meet the communication needs of children with autism spectrum disorder in diverse settings | 249585 | 2013 | H325K110326

 
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