Hosting Institution: The University of Texas at Dallas
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Central Time
Title: Relational Health: From Research to Practice with Families of Children with Autism or Hearing Differences
Click to download the speakers’ presentations: Relational Health: From Research to Practice with Families of Children with Autism or Hearing Differences (PDF)
- Pamela Rollins, Ed.D. is a professor at the Callier Center for Communication Disorders, The University of Texas at Dallas. Her research focuses on early social and communication development in children developing typically and with autism (ASD). Her current research focuses on the effect of mutual gaze on social development in children with ASD and on the efficacy and effectiveness of Pathways Parent-Mediated Early Autism intervention that fits the service delivery model of IDEA Part C. Rollins earned her doctorate from Harvard University and has been the director of the UTD, Social Communication Lab since 1994.
- Andrea Warner-Czyz, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing at The University of Texas at Dallas. She investigates communication and quality of life in children and adolescents who are deaf or hard of hearing, particularly those who use cochlear implants. The effect of hearing differences on communication skills and social interaction in children and adolescents is her primary focus. Currently she is exploring effects of childhood hearing differences on the child as well as on their parents and siblings. She earned her doctorate from The University of Texas at Austin.
This webinar focused on relational health featuring Dr. Pamela Rollins and Dr. Andrea Warner-Czyz, both from the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing and faculty affiliates of the Center for Children and Families, The University of Texas at Dallas. They described their research on early social and communication development in children with autism and on effects of childhood hearing differences on family relationships. Both specific intervention applications and broader implications for practice were discussed in each presentation.
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