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Practical Interventions for Children with High Functioning Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. Lauren Kenworthy, Ph.D. and Laura Anthony, Ph.D. Wednesday, January 30 th , 2008 CASD Outreach Night. Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders Faculty and Staff.
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Lauren Kenworthy, Ph.D. and Laura Anthony, Ph.D.Wednesday, January 30th, 2008
CASD Outreach Night
Lauren Kenworthy, Ph.D. Peter Daniolos, M.D
Director Medical Director
Pediatric Neuropsychologist Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Laura Anthony, Ph.D. Kathleen Atmore, Psy.D.
Clinical Child Psychologist Developmental Neuropsychologist
Cheryl Anselmo, M.A., CCC-SLP Angela Bollich, Ph.D., SLP
Speech and Language Pathologist Pediatric Neuropsychologist
Joette James, Ph.D. Christine Amerasinghe/Katea Selby
Pediatric Neuropsychologist Clinical Operations Representative
Katie Jankowski/Jenni Sokoloff BenYerys, PhD/Rafael Oliveras, PsyD
Research Assistant Post Doctoral Fellows
The triad of impairments in autism can be fractionated and should be studied separately (Happe, Ronald & Plomin, 2006)
“A failure to understand how a child’s typical behaviors reflect this disability can result in misperceptions such as viewing the child as noncompliant, willfully stubborn, or unmotivated, rather than confused, involved in repetitive routines, or focusing on less relevant aspects of the situation.” (Kunce & Mesibov, 1998)
Authors: Mark Ylvisaker, Ph.D., Mary Hibbard, Ph.D., Timothy Feeney, Ph.D.
The Brain Injury Association of New York State (2006)http://www.bianys.org/learnet
Intervention Project Collaboration with Ivymount
in the classroom
Better adaptive behavior
Less missed instruction time
Improved fluency and
flexibility on cognitive tests
Improved behavioral regulation and
metacognition at school and home
Improved social skills
Improved flexibility at home
Deconstruct social situations (e.g., Solomon, Goodlin-Jones, Anders, 2004)
Riding the School Bus
Some children ride to school on a bus.
Usually the bus will pick me up in the morning and bring me to school.
Some children like riding the bus. They think it is fun.
Usually the bus will pick me up from school at the end of the day and bring me back home.
Sometimes I will not ride the bus. Mom or dad will tell me when I will not ride the bus.
(Gutstein, 2000; McAfee, 2002)
Direct grants to families