Treating Toddlers with ASD: Using Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Interventions in Clinical Practice

June 28, 2017, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

This presentation will introduce and define Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Interventions (NDBIs) as empirically-based treatments for autism spectrum disorder. The presenter will reflect on her work with toddlers with ASD and show videos of NCBIs in therapy to target the core deficits of autism. Discussion of the contexts, routines, and materials used in delivering these intervention methods will be included.

Presentation Objectives:

  • Increase understanding of NDBIs as a treatment of autism
  • Explore the benefits of using NDBIs with young children with autism
  • Learn strategies for integrating NDBIs in treatment sessions

Presenter: Jennifer Sharpless, M.S., CCC-SLP

Jennifer is a speech-language pathologist at the Center for Autism at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD. She specializes in early diagnosis and early intervention for children with autism spectrum disorders. Her research and clinical work has focused on developing treatment models for young children with ASD, developing parent training programs, and training professionals. She earned her BS from Loyola University in 2000 and her MS from Marquette University in 2002.


Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)
Kennedy Krieger Institute
3901 Greenspring Avenue
Creamer Building
Third Floor, Large Conference Room
Baltimore, MD 21211


Parents, family members and professionals

This is a FREE training! To register, visit or call Hanna Hutter at (443) 923-7596.

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