The core of the Monarch Model lies in developing a language system that assists a child in achieving his maximum potential as a member of the community. This state-of-the-art teaching Model has been developed through an ongoing partnership with Harvard Medical School and Children’s Hospital Boston's Autism Language Program.
Howard C. Shane, Ph.D., leads a collaborative team of professors, clinical program directors, speech-language pathologists, software application experts, and specialists in outcomes research from Harvard Medical School and Children’s Hospital Boston's Autism Language Program.
Dr. Shane also directs the Communication Enhancement Center, the oldest and largest clinical program in the country, whose exclusive purpose is to evaluate and prescribe alternative and augmentative communication for persons with severe communication impairments. He is the author of a book, Visual Language in Autism, as well as numerous papers on severe speech impairment. He has lectured throughout the world on the topic, and has produced many computer innovations for persons with autism spectrum disorders.
For more information about Children’s Hospital Boston’s Autism Language Program, click here.
To order a copy of Dr. Shane’s book, Visual Language in Autism, click here.