Joint Attention, Symbolic Play, Engagement and Regulation: A model of early intervention for children with autism
This presentation will be held in English.
The ability to engage with others and to communicate are primary targets of early interventions for children with autism. This talk will describe an early intervention model, JASPER, that directly targets social communication and language in young children with autism. JASPER is under the umbrella of ABA interventions and is a Naturalistic, Developmental, Behavioral Intervention (NDBI). The model has been tested in over ten randomized controlled trials, often including participants who tend to be excluded from research studies, including minimally verbal, and low income, racially/ethnically diverse children. The model has been introduced in Romania.