Learning happens everywhere. For all people it is important to use the skills that we learn across environments — at school, home, work, and in the community. For people with disabilities, especially those with ASD, using skills learned in one environment in another may be challenging. The purpose of this talk is to review the concept of generalization and propose some strategies that teachers and families can use to help people with disabilities use their newly learned skills across environments.
Date: Thursday, March 31, 2016
Location: Ryther 2400 NE 95th Street Seattle, WA 98115
Dr. Ilene Schwartz is a professor in the Area of Special Education at the University of Washington and the Director of the Haring Center for Research and Training in Education at UW. She earned her Ph.D. in child and developmental psychology from the University of Kansas and is a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA-D). Dr. Schwartz has an active research and professional training agenda with primary interests in the area of autism, inclusive education, and the sustainability of educational interventions. She has had consistent research funding from the U.S. Department of Education since 1990 and serves on a number of editorial review boards including the Topics in Early Childhood Special Education and the Journal of Early Intervention. Dr. Schwartz is the director of Project DATA, a model preschool program for children with autism that has been in operation since 1997; and is currently involved in research projects examining the efficacy of the Project DATA model with toddlers and preschoolers with autism.