Leap Preschool: An Evidence-Based Model of Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Phil Strain, Ph.D.
University of Colorado
Dr. Strain provides an overview of the research evidence for the efficacy of the LEAP Preschool program for children with autism. He describes the important skills that the LEAP preschool program targets for children with autism. In addition, he shows video examples of the LEAP preschool program and the parent training module.
Phil Strain, Ph.D., is Professor of Educational Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Colorado Denver and Director of the Positive Early Learning Experiences Center. He is the author of over 300 professional papers in the early intervention field, has served on the editorial boards of over 20 professional journals, has been the Principal Investigator of grants totaling more than 50 million dollars, and been recognized with distinguished career awards on three separate occasions. He authored the original grant that funded the development of the LEAP model in 1980 and recently received funding to conduct a long-term follow-up on participants in the randomized trial.