The Preschool for Children with Autism at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center is an intensive communication program for young children with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. Our team of speech-language pathologists, special education teacher/behavior analyst, occupational therapists, feeding therapists, and specially-trained teaching assistants work to provide comprehensive services in communication, behavior, interpersonal communication, and sensory-based and fine motor needs.
The focus of the program is to assist children in developing functional communication skills that will accelerate their social, academic and behavioral development through the use of evidence-based interventions along with principles of Applied Behavioral Analysis.
Specifically, the program provides:
We use a variety of evidence based practices and strategies, including joint attention intervention, discrete trials, pivotal response training, visual schedules, AAC, peer modeling, and social stories.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
For information on enrollment, contact:
Jennifer Ask, MS, CCC-SLP
Autism Preschool Coordinator
Autism Diagnostic Team Coordinator