Hailing from Michigan State University, Dr. Brooke Ingersoll paid a special visit to the READi Lab this week to discuss the ImPACT research project that we are conducting in collaboration with Vanderbilt University. Dr. Ingersoll developed the ImPACT program (Improving Parents as Communication Teachers), which blends developmental and naturalistic behavioral intervention strategies to help parents improve their child’s social engagement, language, imitation, and play. In this photo, Dr. Ingersoll (4th from left) spends some time with our ImPACT team to share insights, provide feedback, and brainstorm ideas for future collaborations.
Dr. Ingersoll currently conducts research in the Autism Research Lab at Michigan State University. She is also the developer of Reciprocal Imitation Training (RIT), which READi Lab staff have taught to over 400 providers in Washington State, and which is also a component of our NIMH Screen-Refer-Treat study. For more information about the ImPACT research project, or other READi Lab research, click here.