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Emily Rubin - Speech-Language Pathologist, Director, Communication Crossroads, Atlanta, GA

Emily Rubin - Speech-Language Pathologist, Director, Communication Crossroads, Carmel, CA Emily Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP is the Director of Communication Crossroads, Inc., a private practice specializing in the provision of professional development workshops. She is also the Director of the Educational Outreach Program at the Marcus Autism Center, an academic affiliate with Emory University and an NIH Autism Center of Excellence. She is a speech-language pathologist specializing in autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and related social learning disabilities. As a former adjunct faculty member and lecturer at Yale University, she has served as a member of their Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic. She recently participated as a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Ad Hoc Committee on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), a committee charged with developing guidelines related to the role of speech-language pathologists in the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of ASD. She is a co-author of SCERTS, a criterion referenced assessment tool and framework for social and emotional development. She lectures internationally and provides consultation to educational programs developing programs for social and emotional learning and engagement in the classroom setting.

Amy Laurent - Occupational Therapist, Private Practice Affiliate, Rhode Island

Amy Laurent - Occupational Therapist, Private Practice Affiliate, Rhode IslandAmy Laurent, Ed.M., OTR/L is a pediatric occupational therapist who holds a Master’s degree in Special Education. Currently in private practice, she is a New England affiliate of Communication Crossroads and of Childhood Communication Services. Amy specializes in the education of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and related developmental disabilities. She provides direct educational services to clients, as well as ongoing consultation to educational programs serving individuals with ASD. She also serves as adjunct faculty for the Communication Disorders Department at the University of Rhode Island and for Emerson College in Boston, MA. At these institutions, she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses focused on preparing graduating clinicians to meet the needs of children with autism and their families. In addition, she is a co-developer of the SKIP (Super Kids Interactive Play) Program at the University of Rhode Island. Her publications, including a chapter in the Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders (3rd ed) have focused on emotional regulation in children and adolescents with ASD and its impact on later social competence. She frequently lectures and provides training throughout the United States and internationally on topics related to therapeutic and educational intervention for children with ASD.




The SCERTS Model