NIH Workshop on Nonverbal School-Aged Children with Autism » Meeting Agenda
April 13, 2010 – April 14, 2010
|April 13, 2010|
Judith Cooper and planning committee
|8:10-8:30||Comments and introduction of participants
Co-chairs Helen Tager-Flusberg and Connie Kasari
Defining the Population: Who Remains Nonverbal
|8:30-9:00||Who remains nonverbal? What are the characteristics of that population?
|9:00-9:30||What are the characteristics and predictors of the school-aged children who move from non-verbal to verbal?
|9:30-10:00||What has been learned from the recent Autism Speaks workshops on this topic?
Methodologies for Behavioral Assessment
What is the methodology and what are its strengths in assessment? Why is it or why might it be useful with this population? What abilities can be assessed with this methodology?
|What are the motor and sensory areas to be assessed in this population? What methodologies are appropriate?|
|What is apraxia and how might it be assessed in this population?|
|3:15-4:00||Commentary on Assessment
John Connolly, Rhea Paul, Stewart Mostofsky
|4:00-5:00||Discussion and Research Recommendations Regarding Assessment: Gaps in Knowledge and Future Directions|
|Evening:||Dinner with workshop speakers|
|April 14, 2010|
What is the treatment you are using with this population? What evidence can you provide of its efficacy?
|What is the treatment you are using with this population? What evidence can you provide of its efficacy? Can speech and literacy result from use of augmentative devices? Can useful communication via augmentative devices be obtained for this population?|
|9:35-10:05||Commentary on Treatment/Intervention
Rebecca Landa, Janice Light
|10:05-11:00||Discussion and Research Recommendations Regarding Treatment and Intervention: Gaps in Knowledge and Future Directions|
|11:00-12:00||Final discussions/comments from entire workshop|
|12:00-12:30||Final comments and Conclusion|
|12:30-2:00||Planning Committee only meets to finalize recommendations and future plans|