Autism research and Intervention Laboratory-The ARI Lab
to the Bauminger-Zviely Autism research and Intervention Laboratory-The ARI Lab at BIU
Social-communication deficit in peer relations and interaction is considered a defining characteristic of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) across the life span. Prof. Bauminger-Zviely’s laboratory is at the forefront of basic and applied research on the social-emotional development of children affected by ASD, exploring possible precursors, correlates, and characteristics of peer relations as well developing novel manualized evidenced – based social intervention.
We suggest observational procedures to evaluate peer interaction, friendship and collaborative capabilities, peer talk and social play as well as evidenced-based intervention protocols to promote well-adjusted peer interaction spanning various ages (preschoolers, school-age) and level of functioning (high-functioning, minimally verbal). Our interventions are carried out primarily in school settings with the goal of training professionals to be experst in helping children with ASD to interact with their peers!
We provide help on:
1. Designing community-based social intervention
2. Training and supervising the implementation of social intervention
3. Implementation and development of measures to evaluate social-emotional functioning and related outcome measures for interventions