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Thursday, December 1 • 10:20am - 11:10am
Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices at Home Resulting in Increased Independence and Communication LIMITED

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This presentation describes a case study focused on addressing challenges and leveraging facilitators to effective partnership with parents and implementation in home and community settings. Through the perspectives of a parent and University partners we describe a process for developing, implementing, and analyzing a communication and independence program for a young girl with a significant intellectual disability and functional blindness. Implementation by the parent of evidence-based practices supported deeper inclusion and independence of their child in home routines and community activities. After this session, participants will be able to:
1. explain and reflect on opportunities for their application of a process for collaborating with parents on their implementation of a communication program at home,
2. list the steps to teaching a child with significant disabilities communication skills through the exchange of objects,
3. describe strategies for supporting families in their use of evidence-based practices (e.g., time delay, structured work systems) by embedding independence focused skill development throughout home routines,
4. reflect, from a parent's perspectives, on the challenges and facilitators to effective partnering and implementation of evidence-based practices in the home and consider implications for application in their settings.


Suzanne Kucharczyk

University of Arkansas

Thursday December 1, 2016 10:20am - 11:10am CST
Grand C 1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103