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…

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…

How To:  Intro to Functional Communication

How To: Intro to Functional Communication

Welcome to the How To series. This How To presents an introduction to teaching functional communication to early childhood learners. Some of the children you will see will not have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders. However, the examples all depict strategies and teaching practices that can benefit all students. Functional communication is a very…