Engaging Communities: Implementation and Testing of Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Real World Settings
February 24th, 2021
Our next TACC Research Forum will feature Dr. Stephanie Shire, Assistant Professor in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education at the College of Education at the University of Oregon.
In order to deploy known efficacious intervention practices for children with ASD in real world community health and education systems, experimental study of implementation strategies to support the adoption and implementation of complex behavioural intervention programs are a necessary next step. This presentation will share highlights from recent published literature as well as learnings from community-partnered projects that are currently in progress.
Dr. Shire’s research interests focus on the development, adaptation, and real-world effectiveness of intervention programs for children with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders examined through community partnerships in both low and high resource settings. She is interested in the use of effectiveness-implementation hybrid designs (e.g., Shire et al., 2017), and Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trials (SMARTs) to examine both the implementation of the intervention through community practitioners as well as children’s development.