Autism: Early intervention & brain plasticity3/14/2018
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Geraldine Dawson Will Speak At The Mind Institute
(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) - The UC Davis MIND Institute will host autism researcher Geraldine Dawson on Wednesday, March 14 as part of the ongoing Distinguished Lecturer Series. She will present "Early intervention and brain plasticity" at 4:30 p.m. at the MIND Institute Auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento.
The event is free to the public and no reservations are required, however, seating is limited.
A 30-minute question-and-answer session will follow the hour-long lecture.
During her lecture, Dawson will describe how novel approaches to early detection of autism may ultimately improve the way young children with autism are identified. By identifying children early, behavioral interventions can positively influence behavioral and brain development. Children who have a slower response to early behavioral intervention may be helped by therapies designed to enhance neuroplasticity. By combining these interventions researchers hope to improve the quality of life for individuals with autism.
Dawson is the director of the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development at Duke University, the president of the International Society for Autism Research and she serves as a member of the NIH Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee.
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