Rocio Rosales is an authority on autism and is a board-certified behavior analyst. An expert on behavioral interventions, she specializes in teaching procedures that help to expand the way children with autism – including those learning a second language – develop their verbal skills. Fluent in Spanish, she is particularly interested in how language skills develop in bilingual children. She also offers expertise on how best to train caregivers, teachers and other professionals who work with special-needs populations.
Rosales teaches in the university’s autism studies graduate program and is a faculty member in the UMass Lowell Center for Autism Research and Education (CARE), which educates students and the public about issues relevant to the autism community and partners with local agencies to help improve the lives of people with autism spectrum disorder and their families.
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