Facilitating Early Social Communication Skills: From Theory to Practice
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Facilitating Early Social Communication Skills: From Theory to Practice

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Publication Date:
September 4th, 2014
Print Length:
240 pages

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This text presents a developmental social-pragmatic approach to facilitating language and social communication. Consistent with SCERTS model (Social Communication Emotional Regulation and Transactional Supports), it makes a major contribution to the training and support of young children on the autism spectrum, ages 3-5. While the focus is on the preschool environment, suggestions are provided for how to extend the approach to the home and other environments where the child spends time.

About the Author

Pam Rollins, MS, EdD, CCC-SLP, is an associate professor of communication disorders at the University of Texas at Dallas, Callier Center for Communication Disorders. She was a recipient of the American-Speech Language-Hearing Foundations First Investigators Award (1995) and was twice named Callier Scholar of the Year (2001 and 2004). Dr. Rollins has dedicated more than 30 years to education, research, teaching and clinical practice towards understanding, identifying, and treating children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Dr. Rollins has authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and several book chapters.

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