Robert L. Koegel, Ph.D., is Director of the Autism
Research Center, Professor of Educational Psychology and
Counseling/Clinical/School Psychology, and Professor of Special
Education, Disability, and Risk Studies at the Graduate School of
Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr.
Robert L. Koegel is internationally known for his work in the area
of autism, specializing in language intervention, family support,
and school inclusion. He has published well over 150 articles and
papers relating to the treatment of autism. He also has authored
five books on the treatment of autism and on positive behavioral
support. He has been the recipient of numerous multimillion-dollar
research and training grants from the National Institutes of
Health, the U.S. Department of Education, and the National
Institute of Mental Health. Models of his procedures have been used
in public schools and in parent education programs throughout
California and the United States, as well as other countries.
Lynn Kern Koegel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is Clinic Director at the Autism Research Center of the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has been active in the development of programs to improve communication in children with autism, including the development of first words, development of grammatical structures, and pragmatics. Dr. Lynn Kern Koegel is co-author and co-editor of major textbooks on autism and positive behavioral support and is co-author of the bestselling book Overcoming Autism: Finding the Answers, Strategies, and Hope That Can Transform a Child's Life (Penguin, 2004). In addition to her published books and articles in the area of communication and language development, she has developed and published prodcedures and field manuals in the area of self-management and functional analysis that are used in school districts throughout the United States and have been translated in most major languages used throughout the world. Dr. Lynn Kern Koegel is actively involved in providing support and intervention services in school districts, both locally in California and throughout the United States. She has also been featured in news reports on television stations throughout the United States and acted as a consultant for the internationally broadcast ABC television series Supernanny.
"Drs. Robert and Lynn Koegel are at the vanguard of the autism intervention field with their remarkable applications of Pivotal Response Treatment for every age group and developmental level. They hit a home run with the second edition of this book, offering both parents and practitioners clear explanations of how to implement these groundbreaking practices and covering important contemporary issues such as cultural adaptation and the use of the internet in autism interventions." --Jeffrey J. Wood, Ph.D.