COURSE OVERVIEW

Introduction

Project ImPACT is recognized as one of the most effective coaching programs for parents of young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related social communication delays. Project ImPACT teaches parents strategies they can use to help their child develop social, communication, imitation, and play skills during daily routines and activities. Project ImPACT is supported by research and based on developmental science and applied behavioral analysis (ABA) principles. It is considered a Manualized Intervention Meeting Criteria by the National Clearinghouse on Autism Evidence and Practice (NCAEP).

This online course is designed to provide an overview of Project ImPACT. In this course, you will learn the rationale for parent-mediated intervention, the research supporting Project ImPACT and its components, the structure of the individual and group coaching models, strategies for engaging and coaching parents, the social communication skills targeted in Project ImPACT, the Project ImPACT F.A.C.T.S. strategies, and the behavior management strategies used to address challenging behavior. The course focuses exclusively on Project ImPACT.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the rationale for parent-mediated intervention
  • Discuss the structure of the individual and group coaching models
  • List the strategies for engaging and coaching parents
  • Describe the social communication skills targeted in Project ImPACT
  • Discuss the Project ImPACT F.A.C.T.S. strategies
  • Describe behavior management strategies used to address challenging behavior

Presenters

Brooke Ingersoll, PhD, BCBA-D, is Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University, where she is Director of the MSU Autism Research Lab. She has published extensively on the development, evaluation, and dissemination of community-viable interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder and their families and provides training to professionals nationally and internationally. With Anna Dvortcsak, she is codeveloper of Project ImPACT (Improving Parents As Communication Teachers).

  • Financial Disclosures: Brooke Ingersoll receives royalties as co-author of Teaching Social Communication to Children with Autism & Other Developmental Delays: The Project ImPACT Guide to Coaching Parents and Teaching Social Communication to Children with Autism & Other Developmental Delays: The Project ImPACT Manual for parents. Brooke also receives royalties from presenting this course. Brooke is employed by MSU. She is also the sole proprietor of Project ImPACT Consulting, LLC.
  • Non-Financial Disclosures: Brooke Ingersoll has no relevant non-financial relationships.

Anna Dvortcsak, MS, CCC-SLP, is a speech pathologist in private practice in Portland, Oregon, and one of the developers of the Project ImPACT Curriculum. She provides consulting, parent training, and individual speech and language services to families and children with autism and trainings to professionals nationally and internationally. Anna conducts research on the efficacy of interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder and has presented her findings at conferences and in peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.

  • Financial Disclosures: Anna Dvortcsak receives royalties as co-author of Teaching Social Communication to Children with Autism & Other Developmental Delays: The Project ImPACT Guide to Coaching parents and Teaching Social Communication to Children with Autism & Other Developmental Delays: The Project ImPACT Manual for parents. Anna also receives royalties from presenting this course. Anna is employed by Dvortcsak Speech and Language Services, Inc.
  • Non-Financial Disclosures: Anna Dvortcsak has no relevant non-financial relationships.

Audience

This course is open to all providers who work with families with children with social communication challenges, including early childhood professionals, speech and language pathologists, special educators, behavioral specialists, clinical psychologists, social workers, and occupational therapists.

Post-Tutorial Learning Assessment

You will complete a 25-item multiple choice test at the end of this course. You must answer at least 80% of the questions correctly to receive pass. You will also complete a course evaluation survey.

Duration

The duration for the online Project ImPACT course is 6 hours.

  • Module 1: Introduction
  • Module 2 (13 minutes): Project ImPACT Overview
  • Module 3 (35 minutes): Collaborating and Engaging with Parents
  • Module 4 (42 minutes): Getting Started
  • Module 5 (28 minutes): Focus on Your Child
  • Module 6 (30 minutes): Adjust Your Communication
  • Module 7 (46 minutes): Create Opportunities
  • Module 8 ( 1 hour and 39 minutes): Teach New Skills
  • Module 9 (37 minutes): Shape the Interaction
  • Module 10 (6 minutes): Moving Forward
  • Module 11 (24 minutes): Manage Your Child’s Challenging Behavior

CE Approval Statements

The Project ImPACT course has been approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board for 7 BACB CEUs.

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To record your BACB CEUs, you must enter your BACB certificant number. This is an optional field available to submit as part of your tutorial purchase which will then be applied when your user account is created. You may also update this information yourself after you have activated your account using your username dropdown by clicking the Update Profile button.

Program Completion Requirements: Participants are required to complete the entire online course, the post-tutorial learning assessment with 80% accuracy, and the course evaluation.

This course has been approved for 0.60 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).

To record your ASHA CEUs, provide your ASHA identification number when you register and complete the course evaluation form after completion of the online course. The evaluation form will be available after completion of the course. E-mail Anna Dvortcsak at projectimpactconsulting@gmail.com  to receive a link to pay the $6 processing fee. Payment must be received by the last day of the month. For questions please contact Anna Dvortcsak at projectimpactconsulting@gmail.com.

ASHA CEU Processing Fee: There is a $6 processing fee to report your CEUs to ASHA: $5 for the Oregon Speech-Language & Hearing Association and a $1 processing fee that goes to DSLSI. This fee is charged by OSHA and DSLSI, not ASHA. 

Program Completion Requirements: Participants are required to complete the entire online course, the post-tutorial learning assessment with 80% accuracy, and the course evaluation. To receive ASHA CEUs, you must provide your ASHA identification number upon registration and e-mail Anna Dvortcsak at projectimpactconsulting@gmail.com to pay the processing fee. Please contact Anna Dvortcsak at projectimpactconsulting@gmail.com with questions. Payment must be received by the last day of the month in which you completed the course.  We are not able to accept any appeals to claim ASHA CEUs if you do not complete the steps by the last day of the month in which you completed the course.

ASHA CE Registry Info: An annual ASHA CE Registry fee is required to earn ASHA CEUs. The participant pays ASHA CE Registry fees directly to the ASHA National Office. The annual ASHA CE Registry fee allows registration of an unlimited number of ASHA CEUs for the calendar year. Contact the ASHA CE staff at (800) 498-2071 for CE Registry fee subscription and CE Registry eligibility information.

Special Assistance

3C Institute strives to meet the needs of all participants. If you require special assistance or you would like to file a grievance, please contact our Continuing Education Director by phone at (919) 677-0102 x 561 or via e-mail at cedirector@3cisd.com.

Refund

Refunds will not be offered.

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