Date: February 16, 2012
Time: 4:10PM to 5:10PM
Location: Room 241 Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, One Magnolia Circle
Sally J. Rogers, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California-Davis MIND Institute
Sally Rogers is a developmental psychologist who has devoted her career to studying cognitive and social development in young children with disabilities. She is the principal investigator of several research projects on autism spectrum disorders (ASD), including one of the ten NIMH/NICHD-funded Autism Centers of Excellence (ACE) network projects involving a multisite controlled trial of an infant-toddler treatment for autism. Her current research focuses on developing effective interventions for infants and toddlers with ASD that families and professionals can deliver, and on the earliest identification of ASD in infancy. She also is a clinician, providing evaluation, treatment, and consultation to infants, children, and adults with ASD and their families. The Denver Model and the Early Start Denver Model, which she developed with Geri Dawson and other colleagues, is internationally known. The treatment manual and instrumentation is now available: Early Start Denver Model for Young Children with Autism: Promoting Language, Learning, and Engagement (2010, Guilford Press).
Rogers is involved at the international level in major clinical and research activities, including past president of the International Society for Autism Research, editor of Autism Research, a member of the Autism Speaks Global Autism Public Health Initiative, and a member of the Autism, PDD, and Other Developmental Disorders workgroup for the DSM V. She has received many awards for her teaching, research, and clinical contributions.
A reception will follow the lecture.
No registration is necessary.