Father Communication Coaching (FCC) Program for Children with ASD

University of Rhode Island

April 20, 2020

Parent involvement is critical for communication development for young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  However, fathers are often overlooked in communication intervention and research.  Fathers have unique communication and interaction styles that can improve communication skills for children with ASD. Through their interdisciplinary project, Father Communication Coaching (FCC)

Dr. Michelle Flippin (Communicative Disorders) and Dr. Emily Clapham (Kinesiology) are investigating ways to more widely and effectively involve fathers in communication intervention for children with ASD.