In order to develop communication skills among school-aged children who are nonverbal, this project employs a SMART design to test a novel intervention. The intervention includes components that focus on spoken language and the use of a speech-generating device (e.g., iPad). The SMART design provides the data needed to define response and nonresponse to the intervention and identify the best treatment sequence.

Principal Investigator(s): Connie Kasari

Location: Center for Autism Research and Treatment, University of California, Los Angeles

Funding: Funded by Autism Speaks