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School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences - The University of Texas at Dallas

Pamela Rollins

 

Pamela Rollins

Associate Professor

EdD, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Early Social Communication and Autism

 

CD A 1.24

214-905-3153 phone

rollins@utdallas.edu email

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Pamela Rollins

 

Pamela R. Rollins, MS, Ed.D, ccc-slp is an associate professor of Communication Disorders at The University of Texas at Dallas, Callier Center for Communication Disorders. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, from Boston University (1981), a Masters of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1983) and a Doctorate of Education from Harvard University (1994). She was a recipient of the American Speech Language and Hearing Foundation's First Investigators award (1995) and twice named Callier Scholar (2001 and 2004).

 

Dr. Rollins' has dedicated more than 30 years to education, research, teaching and clinical practice towards understanding, identifying and treating children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). She is a four time gubernatorial appointed member of the Texas Council for Autism and PDD and holds leadership positions on many of the Texas' early identification and intervention planning and implementation initiatives for individuals with ASD.

 

Dr. Rollins' has authored numerous articles in peer reviewed journals including "Personal Narratives in Individuals with High-Functioning ASD: A Lens into Social Skills" and several book chapters on pragmatic development in typical children. Most recently she co-authored the Robots4Autism (Robokind) social skills curriculum. Dr. Rollins' new book, Facilitating Early Social Communication Skills: From Theory to Practice, (Autism and Aspergers Press), is now available.

 

Research Interests

 

My research focuses on the continuity between early social-communication abilities and the acquisition of language and discourse skills in typically developing children and children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Of particular interest is the co-construction of joint attention and language within infant-caregiver interactions and during language intervention for children with ASD. I employ a longitudinal research design that uses microanalyses of within-child and between-child development.

 

Recent Publications

 

Rollins, P.R., (2014). Facilitating Early Social Communication: From Theory to Practice. Autism & Aspergers Publishing Company.

 

Rollins, P. R. (2014). Narrative Skills in Young Adults With High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 1525740114520962.

 

Rollins, P. (2014). Personal Narratives in Individuals with High-Functioning ASD: A Lens Into Social Skills. Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, 21(1), 13-20.

 

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