Master's Grant

Preparing Occupational Therapists and Speech-Language Pathologists for Working with Young Children with Autism and Their Families

Director:  Elizabeth Crais, Professor, Division of Speech & Hearing Sciences
Co-Directors: Grace Baranek, Ph.D., Professor, Division of Occupational Science & Linda Watson, Ed.D., Associate Professor, Division of Speech & Hearing Sciences
Funding Source:  Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Office of Education
Funding Period:  01/01/2009 - 12/31/2012

Interdisciplinary training grant to support master's level students with an emphasis in working with young children with autism and their families. Over a four year period, the grant will prepare 22 students across Occupational Science and Speech-Language Pathology for careers in early intervention focusing on young children with autism. Students will participate in interdisciplinary and specialized coursework, practicum placements, research and service learning opportunities, and professional development activities.

For more information, contact: Dr. Elizabeth Crais, or (919) 966-9458.  Click here for list of Frequently Asked Questions specific to the MA Training Grant.


See also the participating department's websites:

Speech and Hearing Sciences

Occupational Science