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Dr. Erin Brooker Lozott

Dr. Erin Brooker Lozott, BCBA-D, CCC-SLP is the Els for Autism Foundation Program Director. She has been working with individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related disabilities across ages and settings for over 25 years. Erin is a doctoral-level board-certified behavior analyst and a licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist. Before joining the Els for Autism Foundation staff, Erin worked for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta-Marcus Autism Center as the Community Interventionist Manager, participating in research and educational outreach community-based projects. Erin has co-authored several publications on autism spectrum disorder topics, and she has presented and consulted extensively on a national and international level. She is an appointed member of both a scientific advisory committee and a clinical excellence committee for international autism organizations. Erin has her doctorate in special education, focusing on applied behavior analysis, from Nova Southeastern University, in Davie, Florida.

As the Program Director, Erin oversees the development and delivery of all programs and services from birth through adulthood. All Els for Autism therapeutic services are rooted in evidence-based practices and are available to individuals with and without ASD across ages. In addition to overseeing all therapeutic services, Erin is responsible for ensuring the mission of the Foundation in the interaction with the global autism community is maintained through global partnerships, professional observerships, research opportunities, consulting, and training opportunities. Also, Erin oversees the Global Outreach Autism Learning Services (GOALS) program. Els for Autism Foundation organization is committed to global outreach by providing high-quality services to the local community and the state, national, and international communities. GOALS provides families worldwide the opportunity to access a highly qualified transdisciplinary team of professionals that work together to develop unique & individualized programs, using evidence-based practices for their child with autism.

To ensure we continue to grow in understanding the nature of ASD and to ensure we continue to facilitate the development and delivery of treatment therapies, educational programs, and training programs, Erin supports the Teaching Educational Autism Methods (TEAM) program. The TEAM program provides learning opportunities for university students and professionals seeking advanced clinical and skill development opportunities such as internships, externships, practicum experiences, and professional supervision. The TEAM program also encompasses the E-TEAM online learning library of webinars and training series.

Publications

Zangari, C. & Lozott, E. (2023). Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Autism: Online training module (Fort Lauderdale FL: Nova Southeastern University; Jupiter, FL: Els for Autism Foundation). In Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI), Autism Internet Modules, www.autisminternetmodules.org. Columbus, OH: OCALI.

Rouhandeh, A.A., Honsberger, C., Shanok, N.A. et al. Brief Report: Assessment of a Caregiver-Implemented Intervention for Improving Social Communication Skills in Toddlers and Young Children with Autism. J Autism Dev Disord (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-022-05587-y

Brooker Lozott, Erin (2021). (Publication No. 28721057) [Nova Southeastern University]. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global. Online Training to Improve Job Coaches’ Support of Minimally Verbal and Nonverbal Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder
https://www.proquest.com/openview/3e599b16ceda091dd690468ddf7389e5/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=18750&diss=y

Shanok, N., Brooker Lozott, E., Sotelo, M., & Bearss, K. (2021). Community-based parent-training for disruptive behaviors in children with ASD using synchronous telehealth services: A pilot study. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 88, 101861. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rasd.2021.101861

Brooker Lozott, E. & Schwartz, J.B., (2011). Diego, A school-aged child with an autism spectrum disorder. In Chabon, S. S. & Cohn, E. R. (Eds.), The Communication Disorders Casebook Learning By Example (pp.215-221). New Jersey: Pearson Education Inc.

Perkins, S. & Brooker Lozott, E., (2010). Joint attention as a primary target of intervention in a young child with ASD. EBP Briefs, 4, 53-59

Mitchell, S., Hardie, S., Lozott, E., Sotelo, M., & Alessandri, M. (August 2009). Strategies for Successful Supported Inclusion for a Student with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Case Study. Asia Pacific Autism Conference 2009. Sydney, Australia.

Presentations

Brooker Lozott, E. (2017). Strategies and Supports for Enhancing Social Communicative Competence & Language Development in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Training for professionals in Recife, Brazil.

Brooker Lozott, E. (2017). Parents and Caregivers: Agents of Change in a Transdisciplinary Team Model. Presentation at TEAbraço. Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.

Brooker Lozott, E. (2017). Parents and Caregivers: Parent Implemented Interventions for infants and toddlers at risk for and with ASD. Presentation at TEAbraço. Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.

Brooker Lozott, E. (2017). Infusing Evidenced Based Practices for individuals with ASD across the Home and Community Settings. Presentation at TEAbraço. Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.

Brooker Lozott, E. (2017). Supporting Inclusion for Individuals with ASD. Invited Speaker at Escola Internacional de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

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