Laura Schreibman, Ph.D., served as director and principal investigator of the Autism Intervention Research Program at the University of California at San Diego from 1984 until 2012. She is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Psychology, and Research Professor at the University of California, San Diego. Her most recent research interests have focused on the development
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We are thrilled to announce the release of the book Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Interventions. This is the latest publication authored by our founder Yvonne Bruinsma, Ph.D., and her esteemed colleagues Mendy B. Minjarez, Ph.D., Laura Schreibman, Ph.D., and Aubyn C. Stahmer, Ph.D.! Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Interventions is the first comprehensive introduction to the principles and
Dr. Brooke Ingersoll has presented her work to parents, teachers, clinicians, and researchers both nationally and internationally, and has served as a principal investigator on a number of federal, foundation, and university grants. She will also be presenting a workshop on Project ImPACT immediately following the conference. She is an engaging and eloquent speaker and we
What are Naturalistic Developmental Behavior Interventions? Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Interventions (NDBI), a term first introduced by Laura Schreibman and collaborators in 2015, are those interventions that combine the technological framework of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) with the science of developmental psychology. The umbrella term NDBI illustrates that treatment models developed at different Universities may be
Aubyn C. Stahmer, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Director of Community-Based Research at the University of California, Davis, MIND Institute. Dr. Stahmer has been using and studying NDBI strategies with children with ASD and their families in research and community settings for 30 years. She is
Ann P. Kaiser, Ph.D is the Susan W. Gray Professor of Education and Human Development at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. She also is the author of more than 175 articles and chapters on early language and behavior interventions for young children with disabilities and children growing up in poverty. Dr. Kaiser’s research focuses on
Our Friendship Club in the LA office is off to a great start this summer . Every Wednesday from 3:30 PM until 6:30 PM the kids meet with their therapists and practice social skills in a variety of dyads and small groups. Hollie has been excelling at leading this group and organizing themed activities. This
In STEPPS is always focused on providing the very best clinical care to our families, but the truth is that we can only provide the best clinical care if we have the support of an excellent administrative team. We are lucky to have that! Today we celebrated and showed our gratitude
This month, In STEPPS Academy opened its doors to its first families. Our credentialed teacher Sam and two Registered Behavior Technicians welcomed families and students to their first day of school. In STEPPS Academy is a nonprofit, private prep school designed to meet the educational and therapeutic needs of children on the autism spectrum.
Summer is almost over, but the sun is still out! Try these three summer activities to stay cool and active. Here are some of our favorite summer activities: Obstacle Course Water Slide Grab a water slide, cones (or items that act as cones), and an object to jump over (rope, water noodle, sprinkler), timer