This month’s Autism 200 series class is Autism 203:  The Visual Pathway in ASD: Explicit Teaching Methods to Promote Social Communication

Much has been learned from neuroscience about brain development in ASD and underconnectivity impacting the development of language and social communication. This work has been paradigm-shifting in that researchers have identified atypical patterns of neurodevelopment directly relating physiology and behavior, in which both can be influenced by specific treatment approaches. Eye-tracking studies help measure observable differences in social interaction and atypical patterns of arousal which impact social communication across levels of severity. This presentation reviews emerging eye-tracking research relating the visual pathway, attention, and arousal with innovative visual teaching methods (VTM) targeting early-emerging and later-developing social language skills.

Class Schedule

Instructor: Georgina Lynch, PhD

This class will be held Thursday, March 21, 2019, at Seattle Children’s Hospital in Wright Auditorium from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Please join us in person or watch on Facebook live. For more information see the  Autism 200 Series webpage. Autism 203 Powerpoint Presentation.