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Our goal is for the website to serve as a conduit for continuous sharing of the latest trends, articles, and information regarding autism spectrum disorders with those who have been certified in assessing toddlers 24-36 months and those medical staff supporting medical homes for ASD. Our group will use the Community of Practice site to post, disseminate, and make inquires about ASD information and uses of the STAT tool to each other as well as a global audience.

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* Communication Strategies for Birth to Three: three powerpoint slides
Posted on Friday 15th July 2011, 9:06am by Sue Baker
Colleagues in the field, unknown authors but they are Speech Pathologists, presented these three slides on Joint Attention Strategies and the development of a distal point. Let us know what you think of these ideas in your work with youngsters with at risk for autism. You can respond in the view discussion section. Thanks Sue Baker and Kim Johnson
* Two handouts provided to STAT users
Posted on Friday 7th January 2011, 2:19pm by Sue Baker
In early January 2011, STAT users received two documents that may be helpful in communicating with families. One, titled Commuicating with families and others after using the STAT instrument, overviews referral options and electronic resources.

The second, titled Ideas for use at home, offers you as the interventionist, an opportunity to hightlight specific activites in the areas of communication, play, and imitation from a menu like list.

Please feel free to share these with families.

If you would like to offer addiitional activities for the menu, please click on view discussion to the right, and add a comment under the thread.

We will add these additional activites to the list and redistribute it to you.
* Promote Purposeful Joint Engagement Young Exceptional Children Monograph No. 12
Posted on Monday 20th December 2010, 10:31am by Sue Baker
If a child is not purposefully engaged in activities and interactions, the opportunities for learning are dramatically reduced (Iovanne, Dunlap, Huber, and Kincaid, 2003)For young children with ASD, in addition to active engagement, joint engagement is also important. This requires periodic checks on whether the child is actively or purposefully engaged with something or someone, and if so, whether he or she is jointly engaged with objects and with people. An important goal is to increase the amount of time children with ASD are able to engage in activities while shifting their attention between the activity and their interaction partners. If the child is already engaged with either, an important strategy is to follow the child's interest to promote engagement with another person in reference to an object. If the child is laying on floor pushing a truck, get on the floor beside him and say "Red Light", setting up an opportunity for him to look up communicate.

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Friday January 7th, 2011 2:47pm

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