Atikah Bagawan


Atikah Bagawan


Dr. Sarah Douglas


Fall 2019


Child Development



Hello, my name is Atikah Bagawan (she/her/hers), and I am a doctoral student in Human Development and Family Studies, with a concentration in Child Development. I am an international student from Indonesia, and I work closely with Dr. Sarah Douglas in the RADD (Research in Autism & Developmental Disability) Lab. My main interests are broadly within supporting diverse families of individuals with disabilities, along with training and development for families and professionals who work with individuals with disabilities. These broad interests have led me to collaborate not only with scholars in our HDFS department, but also with scholars from MSU College of Education, University of Illinois, and Vanderbilt University. I am currently involved in projects that (1) trained and coached a whole family on aided language modeling using tele-practice; (2) explore the experience of siblings of children with autism; (3) explore effects of intervention strategies supporting language & literacy development in young children with complex communication needs; (4) explore interventions that use typically developing sibling as intervention agents for individuals with autism; (5) explore Indonesian caretakers’ perception on augmentative & alternative communication use with their children; and (6) trained and coached paraeducators to support communication in children with complex communication needs.

Keywords and Phrases

Diverse families of individuals with disabilities, multicultural and multilingual, training and coaching, professionals, children with special needs.