School-Based RCT Peer Social Intervention (S-PSI) for Minimally Verbal Children with ASD (MVASD)
Prof. Nirit Bauminger-Zviely, Head of Autism Research Laboratory, Head of Graduate Program for Autism Studies, Bar – Ilan University.
Nirit Bauminger-Zviely is Associate Professor in the School of Education at Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel. She serves as Head of the Graduate Program in Special Education, specializing in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Prof. Bauminger-Zviely's research focuses on social-emotional development of higher-functioning children with ASD and on the design of relevant interventions that promote social-cognitive processes, social relationships, and peer interactions. She has been at the forefront of basic and applied research on affective and cognitive correlates of social relationships and interactions in these children and has pioneered new and effective methods of cognitive-behavioral treatments, including multimodal individual and group social-cognitive behavioral interventions. Prof. Bauminger-Zviely is the author of numerous book chapters and journal articles in such publications as the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Autism Research, and Child Development.
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