Minimally Verbal Individuals

Session Chairs: Nancy Jones, Terry Katz, Connie Kasari The goal of the 2015 SIG is continue work to develop practice parameters and to improve ways to evaluate minimally verbal individuals (MVI) in the areas of: characterization, intervention, developmental considerations and underserved populations. Leaders will organize project teams with mentors partnered with junior faculty and student members. The objectives for 2015 build on the discussions and objectives outlined by each workgroup at the last meeting: • Each working group leader will provide a brief update of discussion and activities since IMFAR 2014 • Depending on state of the literature for each workgroup’s topic, they will: o Work on developing proposals for research projects that will address the critical information gaps o Work on outlining and drafting one or two specific practice parameters Following this year’s SIG, our aim would be for groups to submit the research proposals for funding, or publish an article on information gaps or the practice parameter as applicable.
Friday, May 15, 2015: 7:15 AM-8:45 AM
Murano (Grand America Hotel)