Dr. Terry Blackmon
Enhanced Milieu Teaching (EMT) Training
The Texas Autism Research and Resource Center (TARRC)
With theThe Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
July 22, 24 & 26, 2019
TRAINING DATES AND LOCATIONS:
|Monday July 22, 2019
8am – 4pm
Texas Department of State Health Services
1100 W 49th St, Room K100
Austin, TX 78714
|Wednesday July 24, 2019
8am – 4pm
Autism Treatment Center
11651 Plano Rd Dallas, TX 75243
|Friday July 26, 2019
8am – 4pm
Tri-County Behavioral Healthcare
233 Sergeant Ed Holcomb, S
Conroe, Texas 77304
TARRC is pleased to welcome Dr. Terry Blackmon!
Enhanced Milieu Teaching (EMT) is a behavioral language intervention that uses naturally occurring interactions to facilitate young children’s language skills. While EMT has been shown to be an effective intervention with children who have a range of special needs, to date, more studies have been published on the efficacy of EMT with children with autism than any other diagnosis. The TARRC will sponsor 3 one-day intensive workshops by Dr. Terry Blackmon, one of the co-creators of the intervention.
Dr. Terry Blackmon received her Ph.D. in Special Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Special Education from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. During her 20 years as research faculty at Vanderbilt University, she was the investigator for a number of federally funded grants including awards from National Institute of Health (NIH), Institute of Education Services (IES) and Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF). Much of her research investigated the effects of a naturalistic language intervention, Enhanced Milieu Teaching (EMT) when implemented by parents, teachers, therapists and siblings on the language and communication skills of preschool children, especially those children with significant language issues like children who have been diagnosed with autism. She is the co-developer of EMT.
Thank you and see you there!