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ImPACT Online Communication Training

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Hosted online by Michigan State University, this distance learning program can help you learn to promote your child's social communication during daily routines and activities. Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have social communication challenges. Parent-mediated intervention is a very effective strategy to improve these communication challenges. In parent-mediated intervention, parents help their child achieve skills. The goal of this online program is to teach parents to promote their child's social communication development during play and daily routines.

ImPACT Online is free to parents as part of a research study being conducted at Michigan State University that is examining the ability to provide evidence-based parent training online. Participation involves filling out questionnaires to help the researchers learn more about how the program helps you and your child and providing feedback to help improve the usability of the program.

Who Should Take This Course

This program is most appropriate for parents of children with or at-risk for ASD up to 72 months of age who have a spoken language ability of about 6 months to 3 1/2 years of age.

Organization of the Course

The program contains 12 self-directed lessons to be completed over three to four months. The content is adapted from Teaching Social Communication: A Manual for Parents by Brooke Ingersoll and Anna Dvortcsak, published by Guildford Press (2010).

More Information

For additional information about this course, please see the course home page on the Michigan State University web site.

To register, enter access code QGHNY on the course registration page.