Body-Brain Center Project
Stimulating Social Engagement Behaviors in Individuals with Autism at Easter Seals
Three intervention studies will be evaluated on individuals with autism spectrum disorder at the Easter Seals Therapeutic Day School:
- The Listening Project Intervention: Neurobiologically-based auditory intervention that is administered in five daily sessions. The intervention is designed to increase spontaneous social behaviors and the effects will be evaluated by pre- and post-testing of visceral regulation, auditory processing and affect recognition.
- The Listening Project Curriculum Booster: Neurobiologically-based auditory intervention that will be administered daily as part of the classroom curriculum. The effects of this long-term intervention will be evaluated by teacher report of classroom behavior.
- The Stress Eraser Intervention: The Stress Eraser biofeedback device will be used to help individuals self-soothe by teaching breathing techniques. The effects will be evaluated by pre- and post-testing of visceral regulation, auditory processing and affect recognition.