Improving autism interventions

“We have a huge need for efficient, reliable and objective autism-screening tools. Currently, there’s nothing that could easily and dependably be administered to every single child.”

Communication sciences and disorders professor Molly Losh is a pioneer in multi-generational research, looking into the genetics of autism to identify the condition earlier and understand its causes. Losh is one of several Northwestern faculty who are zeroing in on the behavioral, cognitive and genetic signatures of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

A licensed speech-language pathologist and communication sciences and disorders professor, Meg Roberts is focused on interventions: teaching parents how to help their autistic toddlers communicate and connect with others.

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3rd January 2018
Northwestern University