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Project ImPACT:        Teaching Social Communication to Children with Autism                             ABOUT THE WORKSHO...
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Project im pact introductory workshop

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Project im pact introductory workshop

  1. 1. Project ImPACT: Teaching Social Communication to Children with Autism ABOUT THE WORKSHOP Introductory Workshop   Project  ImPACT  is  an  evidence‐based  intervention  that  teaches Date: August 23-24, 2012 social communication to children with autism spectrum disorders  (ASD)  ages  18  months  to  6  years.    It  uses  a  blend  of Time: 8:30-3:00 developmental and naturalistic behavioral intervention strategies  that  are  compatible  with  a  variety  of  intervention  models.    The Place: parent  training  component  uses  effective  methods  for  teaching  parents and can be implemented in either an individual or group Michigan State University format.   Human Ecology Building  552 W Circle Dr., Rm 300 This  2‐day  Introductory  Workshop  is  open  to  providers  and East Lansing, Michigan parents  who  would  like  to  use  the  Project ImPACT intervention 48824 directly  with  children.  It  will  use  a  combination  of  lecture,  role  play,  and  small  group  discussion  to  introduce  attendees  to  the  Project ImPACT intervention techniques.     Teaching Social Providers who wish to use the parent training model should also  Communication to Children attend  the  1‐day  Parent  Training  Workshop  that  will  be  held  in  with Autism early November.  A Practitioners Guide to Parent  Training and A Manual for ParentsBrooke Ingersoll and Anna Dvortcsak Cost  of  the  2‐day  Introductory  Workshop  is  $300.   Parents  may  register at a discounted rate of $250.  CEUs will be available.      About the Trainers:  The workshop will  be conducted by Brooke  Ingersoll,  Ph.D.  and  her  staff  at  Michigan  State  University.    Dr.  Ingersoll  is  a  licensed  psychologist  and  one  of  the  developers  of  the  curriculum.    She  has  published  numerous  research  articles  and  book  chapters  on  evidence‐based  interventions  for  children  with autism spectrum disorders.  Register at: www.impact2012.eventsbot.com Available at www.guilford.com If you have any questions about the training, please contact Nikki  Bonter, MSW, at 517‐432‐8031 or bonterni@msu.edu. 

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