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Professor & Chair
Communication Sciences
Arts & Sciences
Public Relations:Lee Ann Cox (802) 656-1107
Specialty:autism, children & language learning disabilities
Biography:Prelock, formerly project director for Vermont Rural Autism Project, is currently an interdisciplinary training director for Vermont's Interdisciplinary Leadership Education for Health Professionals Program and project director for Vermont's State Improvement Grant-SLP Initiative. Her research interests include evaluating alternative models of service delivery and supervision, nature and treatment of autism, as well as describing the influences of complexity and processing mode on children's linguistic productions. She has served as associate editor for Language Speech Hearing Services in Schools, was named an ASHA fellow (2000), and is Coordinator for a national special interest division in child language. Prelock also received the 1998 Friends Award through the Vermont Parent Information Center, UVM's Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award (2000), First Annual Autism Society of Vermont Excellence in Service Award (2000). She was recently awarded board certification as a Child language specialist. Among her publications are: authorship of Communicating with Peers in the Classroom Context: The Next Steps (in E. R. Silliman & K. R. Butler (Eds.) Speaking, reading, and writing in children with language learning disabilities: New paradigms in research to practice (2002); An intervention focus for inclusionary practice (LSHSS, 2000), Multiple perspectives for determining the roles of speech-language pathologists in inclusionary classrooms (LSHSS, 2000); co-authorship of The Vermont Rural Autism Project: Sharing experience and shifting attitudes. (Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 2002), A model for case management (LSHSS< 2002), A model for family-centered interdisciplinary practice (TLD, 1999), "Communication systems in the classroom" (in M.F. Giangreco (Ed.), Quick guides to inclusion 2: Ideas for educating students with disabilities, Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes, 1998); and "Communication skills in children with Down Syndrome: A broad review" (Down Syndrome Quarterly, 1997).