Over this past week, READi Lab Director Dr. Wendy Stone and her colleague from Vanderbilt University, Amy Swanson, have been in Taiwan conducting 4 STAT (Screening Tool for Autism in Toddlers) training workshops for over 80 child psychologists and psychiatrists in Taipei and Chia-Yi. One of the special objectives of this trip was to train Dr. Chung-Hsin Chiang, a local child psychologist and an author of the Taiwanese version of the STAT, as a STAT trainer in order to provide local and sustainable training opportunities to future Taiwanese clinicians.
Dr. Stone will also be presenting at a teaching hospital in Chia-Yi and giving a keynote address at the Taiwanese Association for Clinical Psychologists. These presentations will focus on the importance of early identification of ASD and discuss the Screen-Refer-Treat model as an alternative model that may facilitate early detection and intervention within the healthcare system.
We can’t wait to see what you bring us back, Wendy!