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Coaching Caregivers of Toddlers With ASD: The Early Social Interaction Approach (HC27)

Sunday, July 22
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Location: Room 316
CE: 0.2 ASHA CEUs/2.0 PDHs

The Illinois Early Intervention Training Program has approved this session for 2 hours of EI credential credit in the area of Atypical Child Development.

This session is eligible for Pennsylvania Act 48 professional education hours.

Recommended practice guidelines for caregiver coaching as part of early intervention service delivery mostly target the “what” and “why” of coaching caregivers. They focus less on how to use coaching strategies to build families’ capacity to improve child communication outcomes. This session will describe the coaching strategies used in the Early Social Interaction approach and use video case examples to illustrate their applications.

Learning Objectives:

Juliann J. Woods, PhD, CCC-SLP

Associate Dean of Research, Professor
Florida State University

Juliann J. Woods, PhD, CCC-SLP is a professor in the School of Communication Science and Disorders, associate dean of research for the College of Communication and Information, and associate director of research to practice at the Autism Institute. She is co-developer of Autism Navigator and an investigator on an ACE Network to study individual and combined effects of engaging and coaching families by infusing mobile technology of Autism Navigator. She has more than 40 years of clinical experience, research, and teaching in early communication intervention for young children and their families, and is an ASHA Fellow and past-president of the Division of Early Childhood. She has more than 50 externally funded research, training, and demonstration grants, with many using implementation science frameworks and technology to integrate practice change in community settings. Woods publishes and presents at national conferences on early communication and intervention for young children and their families and the use of technology for coaching and professional development. In addition to her affiliation with the Autism Institute, she is the director of the Communication and Early Childhood Research to Practice Center, which is designed to facilitate access of resources for early childhood educators, program administrators, and interdisciplinary teams.

Financial Disclosures: Employed by Florida State University; funding from various state agencies to conduct professional development on coaching; financial compensation from ASHA for these presentations
Nonfinancial Disclosures: None

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