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VKC Community Lectures on Research in Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities: "Learning How Children on the Autism Spectrum Process Sensory Information"

Date: June 17, 2021

Time: 5:30PM to 6:30PM

Location: Online - register for Zoom link

Event Flyer: community-june21.pdf


VKC Community Lectures on Research in Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities: Learning How Children on the Autism Spectrum Process Sensory Information
Thursday, June 17, 5:30-6:30 p.m. CT

Up to 90 percent of individuals on the autism spectrum experience differences in the way they take in and understand sensory information (e.g., sight, hearing, touch). Despite how common these differences are, we are still working to understand how the brain’s sensory processing relates to social and communication skills in individuals with ASD.

This session will highlight a multidisciplinary, five-year project focused on understanding how the brain integrates information coming in from multiple senses, and whether we can train multisensory integration abilities in children on the autism spectrum.

Presenters:

  • Mark Wallace, Ph.D., Louise B. McGavock Endowed Chair; Professor of Hearing & Speech Sciences, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, and Psychology
  • Carissa Cascio, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
  • Jacob Feldman, PhD, CCC-SLP, Research Fellow, Tiffany Woynaroski Lab

Register for the Zoom link here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DczBLkMzRAG8FujhHEQ1_A

VKC Community Lectures on Research in Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Series is designed to share research in plain, accessible language with the community. We invite anyone who is interested in learning more about VKC research to atted this event.

The VKC welcomes participants with disabilities. Contact kc@vumc.org for disability access information.


For accessibility information or to request an accommodation

Contact kc@vumc.org or 615-322-8240 for disability access information; 2 weeks advance notice is recommended for some accommodations (e.g., Braille, signing).