Dec 08, 2022  
2019-2020 Van Loan Catalog 
2019-2020 Van Loan Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AUT 578 - Effective Collaboration Across Disciplines

Intervention in autism requires collaboration across different disciplines. Nearly all individuals with autism receive a combination of services, including ABA, speech therapy, OT, and others. It is imperative that services be delivered in an integrated and collaborative manner, to maximize outcomes. The unifying thread across disciplines is data-based decision making. At the level of the individual, the team must assess the impact of all treatment choices. Students will learn how to work effectively in a trans-disciplinary model, how to develop joint goals with professionals from multiple disciplines, and to effectively work as a member of a collaborative team. In addition, students will learn to evaluate the quality of evidence for any approach and sort through the plethora of treatment claims that bombard parents and professionals. Furthermore, students will learn effective methods for training skills in staff members. Residency requirement. 

Credits: 3