Autism Spectrum Disorders & the SCERTS™ Model A Comprehensive Educational Approach
By: Barry M. Prizant, Ph.D.
Length: 1 DVD, w/interactive menu (approx. 100 mins)
Barry M. Prizant, Ph.D., has more than 25 years experience as a clinical scholar, researcher and program consultant to young children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and related disabilities and their families. He is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Dr. Barry Prizant presents a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to enhance communication and socio-emotional abilities for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other related disorders.
The acronym "SCERTS™" refers to the core components of the model: Social Communication (SC), Emotional Regulation (ER), and Transactional Supports (TS). This multidisciplinary, research-based model was developed by a multidisciplinary team including Barry Prizant, Amy Wetherby, Emily Rubin, Amy Laurent and Patrick Rydell.
This outstanding DVD provides an overview of the SCERTS™ model and demonstrates its application in classroom, community, and home environments for children in early intervention through the primary school grades. The SCERTS™ Model is designed for those interested in moving beyond currently available approaches, to a comprehensive framework that builds meaning, logic and predictability into daily functional activities for children with ASD and all their social partners.
A Resource Handbook is included.
The viewer will be able to:
Better understand the characteristics of ASD
Recognize the value of social communication and emotional regulation in the education of students with ASD
Identify and explain the major components of the SCERTS™ model
Understand the application of the SCERTS™ model in the classroom for two distinct populations (students requiring more support and those requiring less support)
Participate in this multi-disciplinary approach to educating students with ASD
Implement specific teaching strategies based upon the SCERTS™ model