A research study shows that it is possible to train early childhood teachers in the early signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and in therapy strategies using a short-term training approach.
Author: Early Intervention Research Group
The Seesaw Theatre at Northwestern “strives to enrich the lives of individuals living with autism spectrum condition and other developmental differences by increasing their access to theatre and fostering the use of performance as a channel for expression.”
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We’re all aware of autism; now let’s do something radical
Awareness months have done their job, but a different approach is needed to make a difference for autistic kids and their families.
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Northwestern is putting on a musical adaptation of the children’s book Go Dog Go!
There will be a special “relaxed performance” for children with special needs on April 23rd at 5pm.
Meet The New Kid On ‘Sesame Street’: Julia, A Muppet With Autism
Big Bird learns that his new friend does things a bit differently, and that’s OK.
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Parent-training through a mobile app to improve communication in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
A research study shows evidence for using an app to improve parent-implemented intervention and functional communication in children with ASD
Parent-Delivered Intervention in Infants at Risk for ASD
A research study shows early evidence that parent-mediated therapy may help infants’ social attention even before an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis
Raising a Bilingual Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Research shows the same early language development in bilingual vs. monolingual children with ASD
Play as a Tool for Social, Cognitive, and Language Development
The EIRG’s Dr. Megan Roberts contributed to this fascinating article on the importance of pretend play for several aspects of child development. Click here to learn more!
Brain Scans Detect Signs of ASD in infancy
A research study shows early evidence that it may be possible to detect autism before age 1
Parent-child communication is just as significant as therapy!
Pivotal Response Therapy (PRT): The Benefits of Utilizing Natural Reinforcement When Engaging With Your Child
Help your toddler make the most out of language learning opportunities
Learn about how and how much to talk to your toddler.
How do kids become good readers?
Learn what skills kids need before they’re ready to sound out words.
Why Doesn’t Public School Start at Birth?
This fascinating article from The Atlantic explores new research showing the long-term benefits of early education programs that start in infancy.
The Fear of the Unknown
A common source of anxiety in young people with ASD
Early Intervention Later On
The Long Term Benefits of Parent-Mediated Early Interventions
Using iPad Apps with kids with ASD
Can they help learning where traditional books can’t? Continue reading
What is Evidence Based Practice?
You might have heard the term thrown around, but what does it really mean? Continue reading
Reading the Right Way
What can we do so that children get the most out of reading books? Continue reading
Identifying ASD by motor differences: There’s an app for that.
iPad apps show the ability to detect differences in the way that children with ASD and typically-developing children use them. Continue reading