This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. The power of Executive Function and its impact on student learning. Adele Diamond, Ph.D., neuroscientist, psychologist and educational innovator, is one of the world’s leading researchers in developmental science.
Approximately 30-40% of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) remain minimally verbal, even after receiving years of interventions and a range of educational opportunities. New innovations in behavioral treatment include methodologies that personalize intervention based on child response. In this talk we described the application of these new methods, called Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trials (SMARTs), to minimally verbal children with ASD.