RIT Expert: Dr. Laurence Sugarman, director, Center for Applied Psychophysiology and Self-regulation

RIT Expert: Dr. Laurence Sugarman, director, Center for Applied Psychophysiology and Self-regulation

We focus on young people with autism spectrum disorder because they struggle most with a sense of being comfortable and being able to control their minds and bodies. And we’re developing ways to help them do that better with computer interaction, with practicing skills. And it’s important to us because we think they are the…

11 Insightful Facts About Autism

11 Insightful Facts about Autism Autism is a disorder of neural development characterized by impaired social interaction and verbal and non-verbal communication, and by restricted, repetitive or stereotyped behavior. The diagnostic criteria require that symptoms become apparent before a child is three years old. Autism now affects 1 in 88 children; 1 in 54 boys,…

Humanoid robot “Russell” engages children with autism – Science Nation

Humanoid robot “Russell” engages children with autism – Science Nation

♫MUSIC♫ ROBOT: Hello, I want to play with you. MILES O’BRIEN: This robot, nicknamed Russell, is being put to the test by a couple of pre-schoolers. Lincoln is four. Madelyn is three. ROBOT: Look at what i’m doing. MILES O’BRIEN: Both children have autism. Studies show children with autism lack certain social skills important for…

The Neuroscience of Autism ft. 12tone

The Neuroscience of Autism ft. 12tone

When researchers talk about the “normal” human brain, there really isn’t any such thing. But trying to understand how brains vary is valuable, because it helps us understand how differences in the structure and function of the brain lead to differences in behavior. Hey there, Brainiacs! I’m Alie Astrocyte. This week, I want to talk…