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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 that’s not Abbey.”...

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 child has autism"...

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 ABCs. He smiles at...

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 and frustrated....

Uplifting 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 intervention work at home.  Why is this...

Shift & Flexibility

Oh, shifting tasks can be so hard for adults and kids!! “Time for dinner,” shouts Mom. “I need 5 more minutes,” says Tamara. “This picture is almost perfect!” 10 minutes later, Mom is still the only family member in the kitchen.  If your child’s problems with shifting...

Our validation study (3 of 3)

Is CADE a reliable and valid scale? Using correlations between CADE scores and ADOS scores (the current gold standard instrument), the researchers found that this scale is consistent with current methods. The scale was found to be 98% consistent with ADOS scores,...

Our validation study (2 of 3)

It can take a long time to complete any kind of psychological evaluation. Time that your family spends waiting for answers. “Factoring in the entire clinical ASD evaluation process, from initial consultation to testing to report writing, clinicians work on a...

Our validation study (1 of 3)

Autism rates are increasing. Families are often waiting a long time for an evaluation to determine if their child has a diagnosis. While they wait, families are unsure how to help their child.  The current diagnostic assessment process overburdens families and fails...

INSAR 2019 International Society for Autism Research

          Dr. Willard and Dr. Kroncke were excited to attend the annual INSAR meeting in Montreal this May of 2019.       Many renowned presenters confirmed the growing crisis around the world regarding a need for autism...