JASPER: Targeted Treatment on Joint Attention, Symbolic Play, and Engagement Regulation for Children with Autism
Connie Kasari, Ph.D. UCLA
In this workshop Dr. Kasari describes how to assess joint attention and play in young children with autism. Next, she identifies ways in which clinicians can create individualized targets for intervening with a child. Lastly, she illustrates techniques for intervening on children's social communication and play skills.
Connie Kasari, Ph.D., is Professor of Education and Psychiatry at UCLA, where she conducts research on early interventions and interventions for children in their schools. Since 1990 she has been on the faculty at UCLA where she teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses. She is a founding member of the Center for Autism Research and Treatment at UCLA and has been actively involved in autism research for the past 25 years. Her current research focuses on developing targeted interventions for early social communication development in at risk infants, toddlers and preschoolers with autism, and peer relationships for school aged children with autism. She is involved in several randomized controlled trials, with her most recent work involving multi-site studies for interventions aimed at underserved and under-represented populations of children with autism. She has published widely on topics related to social, emotional, and communication development and intervention in autism. She is on the treatment advisory board of the Autism Speaks Foundation, and regularly presents to both academic and practitioner audiences locally, nationally and internationally.
Your Continuing Education certificate will be available for this course once you meet the following certificate requirements:
Spend a minimum of four (4) hours on the variety of content provided in this 8-part course: -Watch the video presentation with accompanying PDF handout(s) -Browse other resources provided -Preview other related resources on this particular topic
Score at least an 80% or higher on the quiz below.
Upon successful completion of all portions of these requirements, an email with the certificate will be sent to your registered email. The certificate will also stay in your account for download at any time.