Shubha Kashinath

Associate Professor and Interim Chair

Department of Communicative Sciences & Disorders

E-mail:
shubha.kashinath@csueastbay.edu
Phone:
(510) 885-3090
Office:
TR 656B
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I believe that our foremost professional priority is to improve the effectiveness of clinical practice to better meet the needs of individuals with communication impairments who we serve.  We can do so by advancing scientific knowledge of the profession as well as developing “real-world” interventions that bridge the gap between research and clinical practice. It is in this niche that my professional interests are grounded. I teach coursework in autism, language development and disorders, research methods, counseling, and early intervention.

As director of the CSD Early Social Communication Research Clinic, I lead undergraduate and graduate students in research, outreach, and training activities related to autism, family centered intervention and collaborative and consultative practices. I also lead the Conversation Club-a social skills group intervention program that is focused on social communication skills for adults with autism enrolled in the College Link Program at CSU East Bay.

Professional Focus

The specific research aims and activities of the Early Social Communication Research Clinic include:

(1) Efficacy of family centered interventions in natural environment

Our research aims to:

(a)  describe patterns of language use in daily routines and activities by bilingual families of children with disabilities. Information from this research will provide evidence-based insights into patterns of language use and its’ clinical implications for early intervention.

(b) identify the effects of interventions to support teachers'/childcare workers use of language facilitation and early literacy interventions embedded in the day-to-day activities of the classroom.

(c) enhance parent-implemented interventions in daily routines in home and community settings.

(2) Enhancing implementation of evidence based practices in school based programs for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD):

Our research focuses on:

(a) Effect of group therapy approaches (including video modeling and improv) on the social cognition skills of adults with autism

(b) Environmental variables that impact communication of children with autism in classroom settings.

(3) personnel training approaches that enable university students and working professionals to develop professional competencies related to service delivery for  young children with ASD, and infants and toddlers with communication disorders in natural environments.

We are developing methods to:

(a) identify core high-impact practices that enhance graduate students' knowledge and skills in working with individuals with ASD

(b)  develop strategies to retain, recruit and mentor students from diverse backgrounds in speech language pathology.

Education

  • PhD, Florida State University

Courses

Winter Quarter 2016
Course #SecCourse TitleDaysFromToLocationCampusTextbook Info
SPPA 605601Practicum Speech Lang TreatmntARRARRHayward Campus View Books

Publications

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS                                        * indicates student co-author

Brown, K., Kashinath, S., & Fauth, B*. (in review).  Practice Brief:  Conversation Club: Social skills intervention for adults with autism on a university campus. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability.

 Kashinath, S., Barber, A., Soroka, C*., & Ryan, S. (in review).  In their own words: Perceptions and experiences of college students with autism.  Autism: Journal of Research and Practice.

 Kashinath, S.,  Pearman, A.*, & Canales, A.* (2015). Using technology to facilitate authentic assessment of bilingual preschool children. Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Populations, 22 (1), 15-24.

 Kashinath, S., Coston, J., & Woods, J. (2014).  Using a Logic Model to define the Early Interventionist’s ROLE on any given day.  Young Exceptional Children. DOI: 10.1177/1096250614523967

 Kashinath, S., (2012).  Meta-analysis finds that peer mediated and video-modeling social skills interventions are effective for children with autism, but caution is urged in interpreting the results.  Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention, 6:2, 58-62.

Yu, B, & Kashinath, S. (2011).  Family-centered care and other labors of love: Culturally competent service delivery for young children and their families. California Speech and Hearing Association (CSHA) Magazine, 41(1), 12-13.

Woods, J. & Kashinath, S. (2007).  Expanding opportunities for social communication into daily routines. Early Childhood Services: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Effectiveness, 1(2), 137-154.

 Kashinath, S., Woods, J., & Goldstein, H. (2006). Enhancing generalized teaching strategy use in daily routines by parents of children with Autism.  Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, 49(3), 466-485.

 Woods, J., Kashinath, S., & Goldstein, H. (2004). Effects of embedding caregiver implemented teaching strategies in daily routines on children’s communication outcomes.  Journal of Early Intervention, 26(3), 175-193.

Chapters

Wetherby, Woods, Kashinath, & Daly-Holland (2012).  Early Social Interaction Project:  A model intervention project for young children with ASD and families in natural environments.  In Prelock, P., & McCauley, R.  Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Evidence-Based Intervention Strategies for Communication and Social Interactions. Paul Brookes: Baltimore, MD.

Research Reports, Monographs and White Papers

Davis, M., Kashinath, S., McClain, Z., Restaino, P., & Strayer, L. (2013). Assessing Community Engagement and its Impact on Student Learning Outcomes at CSUEB. Programmatic Excellence and Innovation in Learning (PEIL) Project Report, CSUEB.

Presentations

PRESENTATIONS

Invited Presentations

Kashinath, S. (March, 2015).  To University and Beyond: Strategies to address social communication outcomes for adults with autism on college campuses.  Seminar at the California Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention. Long Beach, CA.

 Kashinath, S. (July, 2014).  Assessment and Intervention Approaches for Emerging Communicators.  6-hour workshop, Shrishti Special Academy, Bangalore, India.

 Kashinath, S. (November 2014).  Approaches to Treatment of Problem Behaviors in Children with Autism.  3-hour workshop, Center for Speech Language and Occupational Therapy (CSLOT) Annual Autumn In-Service. San Jose, CA.

 Kashinath, S., & Greene, K. (May 2014).  Ways to Words:  Bridging the Achievement Gap through Early Literacy Interventions.  Hayward Unified School District’s Early Childhood Conference(with support from the Kellog Foundation).

 Kashinath, S. (November 2012).  Authentic Assessment of Bilingual Children:  Disorder vs. Difference. Presentation to the Hayward Promise Neighborhood Early Learning Network, Community Child Care Council (4C’s) of Alameda County.

 Kashinath, S.(September, 2012).  Evidence-based interventions to decrease challenging behavior and promote appropriate communication skills for individuals with autism.  Professional Seminar co-sponsored by California State University East Bay and Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Hayward.

Coston, J., & Kashinath, S. (2008, September). The Building Blocks of Florida’s Team-Based Primary Service Provider Approach. Presented to the Early Step program in Tallahassee, FL.

Morgan, L., & Kashinath, S. (2005).  Infant-Toddler Communication Assessment. Florida State University Infant/Toddler Summer Institute, Tallahassee, Florida.

Galant, K., & Kashinath, S. (2003).  Assessment and intervention in natural environments for young children with ASD.   Fall Statewide Meeting, Infants and Toddlers Early Intervention Program. Tampa, Florida.

 Kashinath, S., & Galant, K. (2003). More than modeling: Enhancing caregiver-child interactions in natural environments.  Fall Statewide Meeting, Infants and Toddlers Early Intervention Program. Tampa, Florida.

 Kashinath, S., & Galant, K. (2003).  Enhancing Caregivers' Use of Intervention Strategies within Daily Routines.  Statewide Service Coordinators’ Conference, Orlando, Florida.

 Peer-reviewed Presentations

Coston, J., Kashinath, S., & Woods, J. (2014). Reflecting on the Early Interventionist’s Role using a Logic Model. Seminar at the 30th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and their Families.  St Louis, Missouri.

 Kashinath, S., Soroka, C*., Pearman, A*., Fauth, B*., & Brown, K. (2014). To University and Beyond:  Evidence-Based Social Communication Interventions for Adults with Autism in University Settings. Seminar at the American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention, Orlando, Florida.

 Mahendra, M., & Kashinath, S. (2014).  Project R2M2:  Recruiting, Retaining & Mentoring Minority Students: Diversifying the speech-language pathology pipeline. Seminar at the American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention, Orlando, Florida.

 Kashinath, S. (2013). Collaborative strategies to facilitate child outcomes in early care and education settings. Poster presented at the 29th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and their Families. San Francisco, CA.

Kashinath, S., Soroka, C*., Brown, K., & Fauth, B. (2013). The Conversation Club: A social communication intervention with college students with autism. Poster presented at the Annual American Speech Language Hearing Association, Chicago, IL.

Coston, J., & Kashinath, S. (2012). Building partnerships with ALL families: Optimizing EI results for families with low income. Seminar at the 28th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and their Families.  St Louis, Missouri.

Kashinath, S. (2012). Joining in vs. taking over:  A collaborative consultative approach for speech language pathologists in Inclusive Settings. Poster presented at the California Speech and Hearing Association (CSHA), San Jose, CA.

Kashinath, S., Woods, J., & Coston, J. (2012). Evidence-based collaborative strategies for SLPs providing early intervention services.  Poster presented at the Annual American Speech Language Hearing Association, Atlanta, GA.

Kashinath, S., Hehemann, L.*, & Dionne, E.* (2012).  Generalized effects of Caregiver-Implemented Communication Intervention in Early Child Care Settings. Poster presented at the Annual American Speech Language Hearing Association, Atlanta, GA.

Jackson, C., Coston, J., Kashinath, S., & Callendar, M*. (2012). Utilizing the LENA for Culturally Responsive Authentic Assessment in Natural Environments.  Poster presented at the Annual American Speech Language Hearing Association, Atlanta, GA.

Kashinath, S., & Yu, B. (2011).  Enhancing Graduate Students’ Use of Collaborative Practices with Caregivers of Children with Disabilities.  Poster presentation at the American Speech Language Hearing Association Convention, San Diego, California.

 Kashinath, S., Sierra, M*., & Woods, J. (2010).  Linking communication and play in young children with ASD.  Poster presentation at the American Speech Language Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

 Friedman, M*., Kashinath, S., & Woods, J. (2010). How does your language grow? Monitoring Progress in Early Intervention.  American Speech Language Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

 Marturana, E.*, Brown, J.*, Kashinath, S., Friedman, M.*, & Woods, J. (2010).  Meaningful measures of fidelity to support research to practice.  Poster presentation at the American Speech Language Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

 Woods, J., Brown, J.*, & Kashinath, S. (2010). Early Childhood Transition Partnerships to Improve Communication Intervention Quality. American Speech Language Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

 Kashinath, S., Woods, J., & Saffo, R.* (2009).  Project ASSET:  Autism Spectrum Specialized Education and Training.  American Speech Language Hearing Association Convention. New Orleans, LA.

 Kashinath, S., Woods, J., & Goldstein, H. (2004).  More than Modeling:  Consulting with Families in Natural Environments.  American Speech Language Hearing Association Convention. Philadelphia, PA.

Kashinath, S., Woods, J., & Goldstein, H. (2003). Enhancing Caregiver Use of Embedded Intervention in Routines. Poster presentation at 13th Annual NIDCD-Sponsored Research Symposium on “Outcomes Research and Evidence-Based Practice”.  Chicago, IL.

 Kashinath, S., & Woods, J. (2002).  Enhancing caregiver-child interaction in natural environments.  Poster presentation at American Speech Language Hearing Association Convention, Atlanta, GA.

 Woods, J., Kashinath, S., Cripe, K., & Jeong, K. (2002).  Using a consultative approach with caregivers in the natural environment.  Poster presentation at American Speech Language Hearing Association Convention, Atlanta, GA.

 Darden, F*., Kashinath, S., Woods, J., & Goldstein, H. (2002).  Facilitating joint engagement in parent-child interaction in daily routines. Poster presentation at American Speech Language Hearing Association Convention, Atlanta, GA.

 Woods, J., & Kashinath, S. (2001).  Enhancing Caregiver Interaction in Natural Environments through a Triadic Approach.  American Speech Language Hearing Association Convention, New Orleans. 

 Woods, J., Kashinath, S., & Templeton, K. (2001).  Clinicians as Collaborative Team Members for Infant/Toddler Community Services.  Poster presentation at American Speech Language Hearing Association Convention, New Orleans.

 Kashinath, S., Cleary, J., Allen, L., Wetherby, A., & Goldstein, H. (1999). Caregiver perceptions of young children’s communicative abilities. American Speech Language Hearing Association Convention, San Francisco.

 

Grants and Awards

2014-2015    Faculty Research Grant, CSUEB. STARS: Supporting Teacher Acquistion of Reading Strategies. 

 2014                Minigrant, Faculty Learning Community: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Office of Faculty Development, CSUEB

 2013-2014    Faculty Research Grant, CSUEB. Examining the validity of language environment analysis (LENA) technology in assessment of bilingual preschool age      children.

 2013                Minigrant, Faculty Learning Community: Team Based Learning, Office of Faculty Development, CSUEB

 2012-2013    Programmatic Excellence and Innovation in Learning (PEIL) Project: Assessing Community Engagement and Its Impact on Student Learning Outcomes. 

 2012                  Minigrant, Faculty Learning Community: Community Engagement & Social Responsibility, Office of Faculty Development, CSUEB

 2011-2012    Faculty Research Grant, CSUEB. Promoting Generalization of Teacher Use of Communication Strategies in Inclusive Preschool Settings. 

Service

               SERVICE

International

2013-present                       Autism Program consultant, Shrishti Special Academy, Bangalore India.

 National

 2014                                 Nominee for Position of Secretary, Executive Board of Division of Early Childhood

 2014                                 Member, Convention Proposal Review Committee, Division of Early Childhood Annual Convention

 2013                                 Search Committee, Executive Director, Division of Early Childhood

 2013                                 Convention Proposal Review Committee, Division of Early Childhood Annual Convention

 2011                                 Program Committee, Infants and Toddlers, American Speech Language Hearing Association Convention

 2005                                 Member, Multicultural Issues Board, American Speech-Language Hearing Association 

 2003-05                            President, Asian Indian Caucus, American Speech-Language Hearing Association

 2001-03                            Secretary- Treasurer, Asian Indian Caucus, American Speech-Language Hearing Association         

 State 

2014                                  Moderator, Multiple Convention Sessions, 2014 Annual Convention of the California Speech Language Hearing Association

 2013                                 Member, Program Committee, California Speech and Hearing Association Annual Conference

 Local

2014-Present                      Member, Advisory Board, Wellsprings Educational Services, Walnut Creek

2013-Present                      Instructor, Fine Arts and Music Education (FAME) Program, Fremont Unified School District

2013- Present                     Volunteer, Girl Scouts of Northern CA

2013-Present                      Volunteer, Hayward Promise Neighborhood Project

2012-Present                      Member, Advisory Board, Project Common Ground, SFSU

2012-2013                         Instructor, Reading Groups, Gomes Elementary School

2010-present                     Volunteer, Fremont Unified School District

2007-09                            Member, Whole Child Leon, Tallahassee, FL

2007-09                            Volunteer, Kids Incorporated of the Big Bend, Tallahassee, FL

2004-05                            Certified Trainer, Intervention in Natural Environments

                                        Early Steps, Children’s Medical Services, Florida

 

Committee Service and Participation: University Level

 2014-present                     Member, Committee on Research

2014                                 Faculty Marshall, Graduation

2014                                 Faculty Representative, Welcome Day

2013                                 Presenter, CSUEB Research and Scholarly Work Exhibit

2013                                 Faculty Marshall, graduation

2013                                 Faculty representative, Welcome Day

2012-2014                         Member, Academic Senate, CSUEB

2011                                 Faculty Marshall, Graduation

2011                                 Presenter, Diversity Day, CSUEB

 Committee Service and Participation:  College Level

 2014                                 CSD Representative, Instructional and Research Equipment Enhancement (IREE) Committee

2013                                  CSD Representative, CLASS A2E2 Committee

2012                                  CSD Representative, CLASS A2E2 Committee

2011                                  Member, CLASS Faculty Assessment Coordinator Team (FACT)

 Committee Service and Participation:  Departmental Service

 2014                                 Chair, CSD Tenure Track Search Committee

2013                                  Chair, CSD Tenure Track Search Committee

2011-2012                           Co-chair, Tenure Track Search Committee.

2010-present                       Administrator, Continuing Education Activities (CEA)

2010-2013                           Member, Ad hoc Committee on Graduate Curriculum Review,

Faculty Designee,                 Alternative and Augmentative Communication  Technology review and acquisition

2010-2013                          Member, Graduate Admissions Review Committee

2011-present                      Member, Masters Comprehensive Exam Committee

 

Ad hoc Manuscript Reviewer for Journals

 SIG 14 Perspectives on Cultural and Linguistic Diversity

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

American Journal of Speech Language Pathology

Early Childhood Services: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Topics in Early Childhood Special Education

 

Grant Reviewer

 Office of Special Education Programs, US Department of Education, Personnel Preparation Projects (2014)

 American Speech-Language Hearing Association Multicultural Grants Competition (2005)

Other Accomplishments

AWARDS

2012                                  Faculty Award, Accessibility Services, CSUEB

2003                                  13th Annual NIDCD-Sponsored Research Symposium Travel Fellow, American Speech Language Hearing Association

2001-2003                           University Fellowship, Florida State University

1999                                  American Speech-Language and Hearing Foundation (ASHF) Kala Singh Memorial Graduate Scholarship

1995                                  University Graduate Fellowship, University of Arizona

1992-1995                          Government of India Scholarship for Outstanding Students         

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP & LICENSURE

 Certified Member, American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)

Licensed Member, California Speech Language Hearing Association (CSHA)

Licensed Member, Florida Speech Language Hearing Association (1998-2010)

Member, Division of Exceptional Children, Council of Exceptional Children

Member, ASHA Special Interest Group 1, 2, 7, 14                 

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