Memory for Faces

Memory for Faces Samantha, age 2, is at the pool with her mom. It’s Abbey!! She shouts pointing to a little girl playing in the splash zone. Mom says, “Oh you noticed that little girl has curly blond hair too, just like Abbey in your class. She also has glasses, but...

How do you know it really works?

How do you really know this stuff works? As a parent of a child who potentially has autism or another behavioral health concern, the information out there just makes you dizzy. Don’t even bother to google “autism assessment” or “how do I know if my...

Social Presence

Social Presence Andrew sits away from the rest of the preschool class. The others are listening to a book while a teacher reads. They are pointing to pictures and commenting. Andrew is sitting in a quiet part of the classroom using a mini-computer that teaches the...

Processing Speed

Processing Speed Mary’s (age 12) academic work has always taken her twice as long as her peers! No matter how focused she is, she just does not work quickly. In classes that move fast, and require lots of notes and recording assignments, Mary often feels overwhelmed...

Uplifting News in the Autism World

Great news in the autism world! Duke University researchers are highlighting the importance of caregiver involvement in interventions targeted for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In pilot work, they are seeing greater gains when caregivers can continue the...