Autism Treatment Track :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Autism Treatment Track (ATT)

APPIC Program Match Number: 150916
Number of Internship Positions: 2

Anya M. Froelich, PsyD, BCBA, COBA
Track Director
Email: Anya.Froelich@NationwideChildrens.org
Phone: (614) 355-7500 (office) or (614) 203-4185

The Autism Treatment Track (ATT) is dedicated to training focused on the treatment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. Training includes treatment, assessment and advocacy experiences, all of which are based on a foundation of evidenced-based and family-centered care. Traditional supervision, group didactics, case conferences, and a professional development series are included in the training year. Clinical work is primarily conducted through the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD), but often takes place in home, community, and school settings.  

Treatment

Treatment experiences throughout the internship year are varied and include a range of behavioral intervention services; intervention for complex problem behavior; school consultation; individual counseling; and group services with youth with ASD and their families.

Two primary, year-long, treatment experiences are engaged in, within 1) Behavioral Intervention and 2) Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI), Outpatient Psychotherapy (OPP), or Complex Behavior (CBP).  A secondary, 6 month, rotation is chosen from one of the other CASD clinical programs (EIBI, OPP, CBP) that is not the intern’s primary rotation. Interaction and collaboration with other therapeutic providers (e.g. behavioral intervention aides, Board Certified Behavior Analysts, post-doctoral fellows, speech therapists, physicians) and educational personnel are involved with treatment experiences.  

Assessment

The intern is involved in initial assessment to identify a client’s needs and to inform treatment recommendations accordingly. Standardized psychological assessments are also conducted to track a client’s progress in treatment and document a client’s current level of functioning.  Additionally, each intern engages in a 6-month rotation with the Child Development Center, which provides training and experience with interdisciplinary diagnostic evaluations with children suspected of autism or developmental delay.

Advocacy

Advocacy work is central to the services offered at CASD.  The interns will participate in advocacy through attending client IEP meetings, making school visits on a client’s behalf, assisting with or leading community trainings, and participating in community outreach events.

Hours

The ATT interns work five days per week with the potential for an occasional weekend responsibility related to EIBI start-up services or community outreach events.  There is no “on call” coverage.  The ATT interns will typically work 40-50 hours per week.

Autism Treatment Track (ATT)
Sample Weekly Schedule
Activity Hours
Behavioral Intervention Treatment 5-7
Primary Treatment Rotation  5-7
Secondary Treatment Rotation 5-7
Case Management / Report Writing 14-16
Supervision 3-4
Educational Seminars 4-5
Administration / Staff Meetings 4
Hours Weekly 40-50
 
 

CASD Faculty

All CASD faculty are responsible for training and supervising the intern.  Supervision includes clinical supervision, mentoring, and/or didactic training.
  • Sarah Connolly, PhD, BCBA, COBA
  • Christine Eichelberger, PhD, BCBA-D, COBA
  • Anya M. Froelich, PsyD, BCBA, COBA
  • Cara Inglis, PsyD
  • Christin McDonald-Fix, PhD
  • Emily Schreiber, PsyD
  • Ashley Showalter, PhD, BCBA-D, COBA
  • Karen Tabern, PsyD
  • Jacquie Wynn, PhD, BCBA-D, COBA

Successful Applicants

Invitations to interview for the ATT position will be extended to applicants who typically have the following:
  • Prior work with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder/developmental disability
  • Behavioral therapy/Parent Training experience
  • Prior work with families and community collaboration
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