a mother talking to her young childGoal

To increase social-communication skills in young children through parent training and direct intervention.

About

Project ImPACT is a program developed by Brooke Ingersoll and Anna Dvortcsak that provides parent training and direct therapy services to children with social-communication delays, commonly seen in individuals with autism.

Based on both developmental and behavioral research, the program provides a step-by-step approach for improving social-communication skills for children up to around six years of age. Children receive direct intervention with a graduate clinician in speech-language pathology, while parents are taught the strategies with their own child. The program is spread out over the course of a semester, with the children and parents attending sessions either weekly or bi-weekly.