Emily is a speech-language pathologist specializing in the neuroscience and social competence of individuals with autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and related social learning disabilities. As a former adjunct faculty member and lecturer at Yale University, she served as a member of their Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic. She has also served as an instructor for the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department of Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts where she has developed courses to prepare graduate level students for addressing the needs of children with autism and their families.
Her publications have focused on early identification of autism, contemporary intervention models, and programming guidelines for high functioning autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. She is also a co-author of the SCERTS Assessment Process.
Emily recently participated as a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Ad Hoc Committee on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), a committee charged with developing guidelines related to the role of speech-language pathologists in the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of ASD.
She lectures internationally both in-person and through distance learning. Currently, the focus of her work is on supporting community-based educational systems to build internal capacity for serving children and adolescents with autism and related developmental disorders.
Kids are kids—even when they have autism. This is something that Katherine Carter and her family knows firsthand. In addition to juggling work, housekeeping and raising two teenagers, Katherine and her husband are raising Charlie, an active 9-year-old diagnosed with autism.
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