Program Director for Outreach Services , Virginia Institute of Autism
Peggy Halliday, M.Ed., BCBA, is a board certified behavior analyst who has specialized in autism education for the past twelve years. She is the Director of Outreach Services at the Virginia Institute of Autism (VIA) in Charlottesville, VA. VIA is a non-profit organization which provides a day school and other resources for families, educators, and other professionals seeking services, training or information about autism and evidence-based interventions. The Institute operates a year-round school for students ages 2-22, a 700-volume library, training workshops, internships for undergraduate and graduate students and teachers, and customized trainings for schools. Peggy supervises a wide range of outreach services, including development and supervision of comprehensive, home-based early intervention programs incorporating naturalistic, incidental, and structured teaching using the principles of applied behavior analysis; training for parents and home instructors; skills assessments, functional behavior assessments and intervention plans, and consultations in public school classrooms. She has presented trainings and workshops at state and national conferences.<!--Session data--><!--Session data--><!--Session data-->
Are there some children with autism who never learn to talk?
Autism expert Peggy Halliday discusses strategies to get your autistic child to talk.
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Host: Are there some children with autism who never learn to talk?
Peggy Halliday: There are, including some children who have high cognitive levels so, it is even more important that we find some sort of way for them to communicate. There are some very complicated and complex and sophisticated voice output devices that some students use as they get older. That can be good communication system for students who aren t able to talk.