Early Childhood: ASD Intervention Practices
For most children, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) appears in early childhood and continues through adulthood. Fortunately, advancements in ASD treatment over the past several decades have resulted in improved outcomes for children with ASD. These advancements have allowed more children with ASD to be included in general education classrooms with their typically developing peers. This course is designed to provide an overview of effective treatments for supporting the learning and development of children with ASD. Topics covered include how ASD is diagnosed and identified; educational placements and least restrictive environments; early skills for children with ASD; effective instructional practices; and additional curricular considerations.
Erin E. Barton, PhD, BCBA-D
Erin E. Barton PhD, BCBA-D, is an associate professor in the department of special education at Vanderbilt University. She is a former special education teacher with several years of experience teaching children with autism. She teaches courses on evidence-based assessment and intervention practices for young children with disabilities and single case research design. She is a board certified behavior analyst and directs research projects related to evidence-based practices for young children; policies and practices that support high quality inclusion; and effective professional development systems. She has more than 85 publications in major journals and is the editor-in-chief of Topics in Early Childhood Special Education and an associate editor for the Journal of Early Intervention.