New Research, Training, And Service Center Focused On Delivery Of Evidence-Based Interventions To Young Children With ASD

Joshua Plavnick, Associate Professor; Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education

This study evaluates the efficiency and usefulness of the service delivery model by conducting a cost-benefit analysis of ELI when compared to other models of service delivery for young children with ASD. It will assess characteristics of children with optimal outcomes compared to children with less than optimal outcomes, and evaluating professional development and training procedures for early childhood providers and parents of children with ASD.

The study also evaluates methods for teaching children to use and follow visual schedules, interact with computer assisted instructional programs, and learn through observation of other children.

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Principal Investigators

  1. Josh Plavnick, Assistant Professor, Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education, MSU


  1. Sarah N. Douglas, Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, MSU
  2. Marisa Fisher, Assistant Professor, Special Education, MSU
  3. Brooke Ingersoll, Associate Professor and Director, Autism Lab Department of Physchology, MSU
  4. Kristin Rispoli, Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education, MSU