Understanding Autism

Video Lectures

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Lecture 1
Autism Assessment and Education Planning for Children
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Autism Assessment and Education Planning for Children
December 03, 2009

Patricia Schroder and Kristine Strong explore standardized as well as non-standardized methods to plan for the educational achievement of students with ASD with a special focus on using assessment to help design goals and provide rationale for placement and educational recommendations. Series: M.I.N.D. Institute Lecture Series on Neurodevelopmental Disorders [1/2010] [Health and Medicine] [Education] [Professional Medical Education] [Show ID: 17664]
Lecture 2
Social Skills Training in Adolescence
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Social Skills Training in Adolescence
November 13, 2009

Models for social skills training with focus on issues encountered when working with adolescents and implications for future research. Series: M.I.N.D. Institute Lecture Series on Neurodevelopmental Disorders [Health and Medicine] [Professional Medical Education] [Show ID: 17665]
Lecture 3
What Causes Autism? Two Short Stories
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What Causes Autism? Two Short Stories
November 13, 2009

Dr. Rubenstein shares his insights on potential causes of autism. Series: M.I.N.D. Institute Lecture Series on Neurodevelopmental Disorders [12/2009] [Health and Medicine] [Professional Medical Education] [Show ID: 17663]
Lecture 4
Educating Individuals with Autism
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Educating Individuals with Autism
November 13, 2009

Peter Mundy explores the social behavioral, emotional and learning characteristics of higher functioning children with autism with an emphasis on challenges in school. Series: M.I.N.D. Institute Lecture Series on Neurodevelopmental Disorders [12/2009] [Health and Medicine] [Professional Medical Education] [Show ID: 17660]
Lecture 5
Intellectual Disabilities and College
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Intellectual Disabilities and College
November 13, 2009

UCLAs Olivia Raynor explores trends, common challenges and program options in higher education for students with intellectual disabilities as a pathway to independent living, meaningful employment, and community participation. Series: M.I.N.D. Institute Lecture Series on Neurodevelopmental Disorders [12/2009] [Health and Medicine] [Education] [Professional Medical Education] [Show ID: 17661]
Lecture 6
Treatments for Children with Autism
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Treatments for Children with Autism
November 13, 2009

Treatment of children with autism is complex, time intensive and expensive. Treatments must address core deficits (i.e., impairment in socialization, communication and behavior) and/or co-occurring symptoms or conditions (e.g., hyperactivity and aggression). One treatment modality cannot treat all symptoms. Dr. Susan Levy, University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, describes standard and novel treatments, reports rationales for treatment selection by families and caregivers, and discuss the evidence based support for selected treatments and lessons learned. Series: M.I.N.D. Institute Lecture Series on Neurodevelopmental Disorders [12/2009] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 17659]
Lecture 7
Autism and Access to General Education
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Autism and Access to General Education
October 08, 2009

Robin Church and Dawn Ibberson discuss efforts at the Kennedy Krieger Institute to help children on the autism spectrum participate in the same general education programs as their typically developing peers. Series: M.I.N.D. Institute Lecture Series on Neurodevelopmental Disorders [11/2009] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 16226]
Lecture 8
Where Are We with the Autisms?
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Where Are We with the Autisms?
May 07, 2009

Rapid progress is being made on a number of fronts with regard to understanding the factors that increase the risk for developing autism. Autism is among the most common of neurodevelopmental disorders. Autism risk also is highly heritable. A brief overview of the current state of thinking regarding genetic risk is discussed. Series: M.I.N.D. Institute Lecture Series on Neurodevelopmental Disorders [6/2009] [Health and Medicine] [Professional Medical Education] [Show ID: 16239]
Lecture 9
Social Lives of Children with Autism at School
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Social Lives of Children with Autism at School
April 09, 2009

UCLA Professor Connie Kasari discusses her research on how higher-functioning children on the autism spectrum interact with their typically developing peers in mainstream classrooms. Series: M.I.N.D. Institute Lecture Series on Neurodevelopmental Disorders [5/2009] [Health and Medicine] [Education] [Professional Medical Education] [Show ID: 16234]
Lecture 10
Improving School-Related Peer Relationships
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Improving School-Related Peer Relationships
June 08, 2009

Dr. Kasari discusses both solutions and obstacles to overcome when trying to help improve the social lives of higher-functioning children in mainstream classrooms. Series: M.I.N.D. Institute Lecture Series on Neurodevelopmental Disorders [7/2009] [Health and Medicine] [Education] [Professional Medical Education] [Show ID: 16233]
Lecture 11
Autism: Effective interven
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Autism: Effective interven
October 09, 2008

This panel presentation discusses a national effort to provide guidelines for early intervention treatment for autism spectrum disorders Series: M.I.N.D. Institute Lecture Series on Neurodevelopmental Disorders [11/2008] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 14646]
Lecture 12
Visualizing and Verbalizing - Children with Learning Delays
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Visualizing and Verbalizing - Children with Learning Delays
September 27, 2008

Nanci Bell discusses how two of Lindamood-Bells programs. Visualizing and Verbalizing and Talkies have helped children with developmental delays learn. Series: M.I.N.D. Institute Lecture Series on Neurodevelopmental Disorders [11/2008] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 14648]
Lecture 13
The Mind of a Visual Thinker: Photo-Realistic Images
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The Mind of a Visual Thinker: Photo-Realistic Images
February 15, 2008

Tune in for this unusual presentation on autism by someone with autism. Animal Science professor Temple Grandin, who designs livestock handling facilities, discusses the workings of the mind of a visual thinker like herself. She discusses how she uses concrete visual metaphors — including a nonverbal video library of particular people, places and associations — to make sense of the world around her. Series: "M.I.N.D. Institute Lecture Series on Neurodevelopmental Disorders" [6/2007] [Health and Medicine] [Professional Medical Education] [Show ID: 12871]
Lecture 14
Autism and the Brain's Theory of Mind
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Autism and the Brain's Theory of Mind
February 07, 2008

Uta Frith is Professor in Cognitive Development at the University of London. She has proposed and tested two of the main theories of autism, mindblindness and central coherence. Behavioral studies over the last twenty years have shown that mentalizing is severely delayed or absent in individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Series: "M.I.N.D. Institute Lecture Series on Neurodevelopmental Disorders" [10/2006] [Health and Medicine] [Professional Medical Education] [Show ID: 11861]
Lecture 15
Medication Treatment in Autism: What Really Works
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Medication Treatment in Autism: What Really Works
February 07, 2008

Lawrence Scahill, professor of Nursing and Child Psychiatry at Yale, discusses several studies examining the effectiveness of certain medications in easing some of the symptoms found in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Series: "M.I.N.D. Institute Lecture Series on Neurodevelopmental Disorders" [4/2007] [Health and Medicine] [Professional Medical Education] [Show ID: 12305]