Pivotal Response Treatments for Autism: Communication, Social, & Academic Development
Robert L. Koegel, PhD; Lynn Kern Koegel, PhD
CE Credit: 7 Hours
Learning Level: Intermediate
This is a test only course (book not included). The book can be purchased from Amazon.
Robert L. Koegel, PhD, is internationally known for his work in the area of autism, specializing in language intervention, family support, and school inclusion. He has published well over 150 articles and papers relating to the treatment of autism. He also has authored five books on the treatment of autism and on positive behavioral support. He has been the recipient of numerous multimillion-dollar research and training grants from the National Institutes of Health, the US Department of Education, and the National Institute of Mental Health. Models of his procedures have been used in public schools and in parent education programs throughout California and the United States, as well as other countries. Dr. Koegel is Director of the Koegel Autism Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he is also Professor of Clinical Psychology and Professor of Special Education. He has trained many health care and special education leaders in the United States. His doctoral graduates have been employed at major universities, including Harvard University; The Johns Hopkins University; University of Maryland; University of California, Los Angeles; University of California, San Diego; University of California, Santa Barbara; University of Oregon; University of Utah; and Yale University.
Lynn Kern Koegel, PhD, is Clinical Director of Autism Services at the Koegel Autism Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has been active in the development of programs to improve communication in children with autism, including the development of first words, development of grammatical structures, and pragmatics. Dr. Koegel is co-author and co-editor of major textbooks on autism and positive behavioral support and is co-author of the bestselling book Overcoming Autism: Finding the Answers, Strategies, and Hope That Can Transform a Child’s Life (Penguin, 2004). In addition to her published books and articles in the area of communication and language development, she has developed and published procedures and field manuals in the area of self-management and functional analysis that are used in school districts throughout the United States and have been translated in most major languages used throughout the world. Dr. Koegel is actively involved in providing support and intervention services in school districts, both locally in California and throughout the United States. She has also been featured in news reports on television stations throughout the United States and is a consultant for the internationally broadcast ABC television series Supernanny.