DIAGNOSTIC AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS

PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION RESEARCH AND COUNSELING CLINIC

 
General Information
Description of ServiceServices include: Comprehensive autism diagnostic evaluations (for toddlers, children, adolescents and adults); Individualized psychotherapy (for children, adolescents, and adults with high-functioning ASD); Social skills groups (for all ages); and Milieu Communication Therapy (a language intervention focused on building prelinguistics and overall functional communication). The institute also is committed to providing ongoing support for family members and caregivers of children with ASD. These services include individualized counseling, outreach support, education about the needs of children with ASD, and assistance in utilizing community resources. The institute is also working on developing support groups for siblings of children and adults with ASD. In addition to the services provided, the institute is also active in a number of different research programs. Currently, the clinic is conducting a study on the effectiveness of Milieu Communication Therapy (MCT) in young children with ASD. MCT utilizes a naturalistic approach to improve nonverbal (such as, reaching, pointing, eye contact, vocalizations, etc.) and verbal communication in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Intervention is individually tailored to each child’s play interest to maximize their motivation and increase their likelihood of making gains. There are also ongoing studies on the effectiveness of social skills intervention for children with ASD; the potential auto-immune connection for children with ASD; and possible Etiological relationships among the more than 100 families the institute has served thus far. Call for more detailed information.
LocationNassau
Geographical AreaHempstead, New York; Town of Hempstead, New York; Nassau County, New York
 
Contact Information
 
Contact's Name Kimberly Gilbert, Ph.D
Contact's Position Director
Contact's Phone (516)463-5660
Contact's Email Kimberly.A.Gilbert@hofstra.edu
Physical Site Address 1 Hofstra University
Physical Site City, State, Zip Hempstead, NY 11549
Mailing Address 1 Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center
Mailing Address 2 Hofstra University
Mailing City, State, Zip Hempstead, NY 11549
Mail Attention To Diagnostic and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders
Main Phone (516)463-5660
Other Phone (516)463-6535
Fax (516)463-4831
Service Location Email SaltzmanCenter@hofstra.edu
Web Address www.hofstra.edu
 
Additional Information
Last UpdateOct19
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY-JOAN AND ARNOLD SALTZMAN COMMUNITY SERVICES CENTER
Affiliated Program: PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION RESEARCH AND COUNSELING CLINIC
This Service: DIAGNOSTIC AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Autism Spectrum Disorder (YF-1800.0400)
Autism Therapy (LR-0450)
Colleges/Universities (HD-6000.1300)
Communication Impairments (YF-1500)
Communication Training (PH-6200.1500)
Private Colleges/Universities (HD-6000.1300-600)