Barry M. Prizant, PhD, has more than 25 years experience as a clinical scholar, researcher and program consultant to young children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and related disabilities and their families. He is a licensed speech-language pathologist and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Now for the first time in a video series, Dr. Barry Prizant presents a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to enhance communication and socio-emotional abilities for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other related disorders. All three parts of the series are provided on one DVD:
Part 1: Understanding the SCERTS Model (42 mins);
Part 2: The SCERTS Model in Action for Children Requiring More Support (32 mins);
Part 3: The SCERTS Model in Action for Children Requiring Less Support (32 mins).
The acronym "SCERTS™" refers to the core components of the model: Social Communication (SC), Emotional Regulation (ER), and Transactional Supports (TS). This multidisciplinary, research-based model was developed by a multidisciplinary team including Barry Prizant, Amy Wetherby, Emily Rubin, Amy Laurent and Patrick Rydell.
This outstanding 2004 video series provides an overview of the SCERTS™ model and demonstrates its application in classroom, community, and home environments for children in early intervention through the primary school grades. The SCERTS™ Model is designed for those interested in moving beyond currently available approaches, to a comprehensive framework that builds meaning, logic and predictability into daily functional activities for children with ASD and all their social partners.
A Resource Handbook is included with videos.
Barry Prizant, PhD has more than 40 years of experience as a clinical scholar, researcher and international consultant to children and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their families. He is an adjunct professor at Brown University, and serves as director of Childhood Communication Services, a private practice. He holds the certificate of clinical competence (CCC-SLP) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is the 2014 recipient of the ASHA Honors award, in recognition of his provision of exemplary professional services and contributions to persons with significant communication challenges, and their families
Formerly, Prizant was an associate professor of child psychiatry in the Brown University Program in Medicine, founder and director of the communication disorders department at Bradley Hospital in Providence, RI, professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Emerson College, Boston, and an advanced post-doctoral fellow in early intervention at UNC, Chapel Hill.
Prizant is a co-author of The SCERTS™ Model: A Comprehensive Educational Approach for Children with ASD and co-editor of Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Developmental, Transactional Perspective. He also created the assessment instruments, Communication and Symbolic Behavior Scale (CSBS) and CSBS-DP, CSBS Infant-Toddler Checklist. He has published more than 120 articles and book chapters and has presented at more than 700 seminars and keynote addresses in the United States and internationally.
His classic DVD series, Autism Spectrum Disorders & the SCERTS™ Model was produced by National Professional Resources, Inc./Dude Publishing. He is also co-author of two laminated reference guides for NPR, Inc. entitled, Preventing Problem Behaviors in Students with Developmental Challenges Through an Emotional Regulation Approach, #1 Presymbolic Stage and Preventing Problem Behaviors in Students with Developmental Challenges Through an Emotional Regulation Approach, #2 Symbolic Stage.
Prizant has developed family-centered programs for newly diagnosed toddlers with social-communication disabilities and ASD and their families in hospital and university clinic settings. He consults widely to schools and agencies in New England, as well and nationally and internationally.