The Brain and Autism: Linking Neurology and Interventions to Address Academic and Behavior Challenges - Autism Awareness
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The Brain and Autism: Linking Neurology and Interventions to Address Academic and Behavior Challenges

Featuring Dr. Brenda Smith Myles

This session will briefly overview some of the neurological research and autism spectrum disorder in laymen’s terms. Specifically, brain research related to academics/learning, social, sensory, and regulation will be addressed. This research will then be linked to practical, easy-to-use evidenced-based interventions that can help autistic students learn.

At the end of the session, attendees will be able to:

1.  Describe how academic and learning challenges in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are related to the brain
2.  Discuss the sensory systems, regulation, and social neurological research and how they are linked.
3.  Overview the linkages between observable behavior and neurological research


Welcome and Introductions
Academic and Learning Challenges in ASD
How Sensory Systems, Regulation and Social Neurological Research are Linked
Overview of Linkages Between Observable Behavior and Neurological Research
Question and Answers
Closing Remarks


Brenda Smith Myles Ph.D., Brenda has made over 1000 presentations all over the world and written more than 250 articles and books on ASD. She has served as the co-chair of the National ASD Teacher Standards Committee and was on the National Institute of Mental Health’s Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee’s Strategic Planning Consortium. Dr. Myles is also on the executive boards of several organizations, including the Scientific Council of the Organization for Autism Research (SCORE) and ASTEP – Asperger Syndrome Training and Education Program. Further, in the latest survey conducted by the University of Texas, she was acknowledged as the second most productive applied researcher in ASD in the world.

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