The Autism Consortium presents
Micheal Sandbank, phD
How much intervention helps and how much is too much?: Understanding the new evidence base for intervention recommendations for children with autism
About the speaker: Micheal Sandbank is an assistant professor in the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin. She has worked with individuals with disabilities across all age groups, both as a teacher and an interventionist. Presently, she researches factors that influence language acquisition in young children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Her program of research involves the analysis of multiple types of data, including naturalistic language samples and neural measures of speech processing in young children. Sandbank is particularly interested in the use of neural measures of speech processing to identify clinically useful practices for language intervention for young children with disabilities. She also specializes in specific research methodologies, including meta-analysis and generalizability theory.