Engaging autism | developmental implications for intervention
|Dates:||17 March 2015|
|Times:||16:00 - 18:00|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences|
|Who is it for:||Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, University staff|
|Speaker:||Professor Connie Kasari|
Host: Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences
About the event:
Increasing autism intervention research studies document impressive evidence of effectiveness for improving outcomes in children. Most studies focus on young children under the age of five years, or on older high functioning children.
This presentation will address developmental issues associated with these intervention efforts, the promise of modularized, targeted interventions focused on core deficits of the disorder, and new efforts aimed at underserved, under-represented populations of children with autism spectrum disorders.
Speaker: Connie Kasari
Connie Kasari, Ph.D.is Professor of Human Development and Psychology at UCLA with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychiatry. She received her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was a NIMH postdoctoral fellow at the Neuropsychiatric Institute at UCLA. Since 1990 she has been on the faculty at UCLA where she teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses, and has been the primary advisor to more than 40 PhD students.
She is a founding member of the Centre for Autism Research and Treatment at UCLA. Her research projects include targeted interventions for early social communication development in at risk infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers with autism, and peer relationships for school aged children with autism. She is on the treatment advisory board of the Autism Speaks Foundation, and regularly presents to both academic and practitioner audiences locally, nationally and internationally.
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Professor Connie Kasari
Organisation: UCLA, USA
Travel and Contact Information
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