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Joint Attention in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Dana Battaglia, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, received her Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from C.W. Post/Long Island University, and her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from St. John’s University in Queens, New York. She holds a Ph.D. in the Speech-Language Hearing Sciences from the City University of New York. Dana is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped in New York State. She holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). Dana has conducted presentations on autism and speech-language related topics at the local, state, national and international levels. Dana has worked in a variety of settings, including private and public schools, private practice, and Early Intervention. Currently, Dana is working as a Consultant for the Eden II/Genesis Program. In addition, she serves as an Assistant Professor at Adelphi University. She is a past president of the Long Island Speech Language Hearing Association.

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Presenter: Dana Battaglia, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Date: Monday, July 31, 2017
: 5:30pm
Workshop: 5:45pm - 9:00pm

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LISHA Member: $60.00
Student Member: $25.00
New LISHA Member*: $110.00 (*includes 2017 LISHA dues)
New LISHA Student Member*: $50.00 (*includes 2017 LISHA dues)
Non Member Professional: $85.00


This program is offered for .3 CEUs Intermediate Level: Professional Area




Dana Battaglia, Ph.D., CCC-SLP  will be receiving an honorarium for this presentation. 


Dana Battaglis, Ph.D., CCC-SLP  is a Past  President of LISHA.



Campo Salisbury Center, 718 The Plain Road, Westbury, NY 11590

Conference Coordinator

 Emily Santamarina, M.A., CCC-SLP, Schools Councilor


Individuals with ASD, by diagnostic criteria, inherently have challenges in communication. In typical development, use of eye contact for a variety of functions can be observed early in infancy. Joint attention is a triadic interaction between a child, caregiver, and external entity. Through joint attention experiences, children learn about their environment, and expand their vocabulary. Participants will be introduced to the developmental trajectory, different forms of joint attention, and implications for language acquisition.

Learning Objectives

 Participants will:

1. Discuss typical development of joint attention.
2. Differentiate responding to joint attention (RJA) versus initiating joint attention (IJA).
3. Develop treatment objectives for individuals with ASD focusing on joint attention and vocabulary expansion.



5:30-5:45  Registration/Light Refreshments
5:45-6:00  Introduction
6:00-6:15 Definition of Joint Attention
6:15-6:45  Typical Development of Joint Attention 
6:45-7:15 Discussion of Different Forms of Joint Attention
7:15-7:30  BREAK
7:30-7:45 Correlation Between Joint Attention and Language Development
7:45-8:15 Joint Attention and ASD:  Clinical Implications
8:15-8:45 Application of Joint Attention & Case Study Review
8:45-9:00  Question & Answer 

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