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New Publication from the NDL in Special Issue of AJIDD

A new study from the NDL was recently published in a special issue of the American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AJIDD) focused on Down syndrome. In the study, we examined the rate of pragmatic language development in children with Down syndrome. Our findings highlight specific types of pragmatic language violations that have implications [...]

Dr. Losh to speak at Naomi Ruth Cohen Mental Health Conference

Dr. Losh will be participating in a Discussion Group (“Children who see the world differently”) at this year's Naomi Ruth Cohen Mental Health Conference. This year’s theme is “Raising Resilient Children: Prioritizing Their Mental Health.” The Conference is free and open to the public! Where: Beth Emet Synagogue, 1224 Dempster Street, Evanston, IL When: Sunday, June 4, [...]

Kritika Nayar: Research Talk

Kritika Nayar presented her work on visual perception and autism to clinical psychology faculty members and students last week! It was a brilliant discussion. We thank the department for the invitation and educational experience!  

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Parents’ Traits Predict Autism Features in Children

Check out recent research findings from our lab that are highlighted in a recent edition of Spectrum!

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Research Talk by Nell Maltman: Social Language Use in Autism and Related Disabilities

Nell Maltman presented a research talk entitled "Social Language Use in Autism and Related Disabilities" at an autism training workshop for professionals who work with individuals with ASD.  

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Michelle Lee : Research Talk at Northwestern University

Michelle Lee presented a research talk at the Friday Digest event at Northwestern University on Friday, February 24th, 2017. Lee's presentation topic was entitled "A Multi-Method Approach to Characterizing Social Communication Across Neurodevelopmental Disorders".  

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NDL Newsletter 2017

In this 2017 newsletter, we provide an update on new research findings and events from our research team, in addition to new opportunities for involvement in our research studies!

New Publication from the NDL

This publication represents over 5 years of work, where we visited families throughout Iowa for research assessments as part of the first stage of our NIH-funded Family Genetic Study of Language in Autism, resulting in important findings that highlight key childhood academic profiles in parents that predict features of autism in the next generation. To [...]

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Iowa City Trip

The NDL would like to thank all the wonderful Iowans we met in Iowa City and Bettendorf last week. We always have a great time at the markets, and this trip was no exception! Thank you to everyone who participated in our research, and we look forward to keeping you updated on our findings!

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Faculty-Researcher Gives Adults with Autism a Chance at Work

Dr. Losh was featured in Northwestern’s School of Communication Fall 2016 News, for her advocacy for teens and adults with autism who are seeking gainful employment. In 2013, with assistance from Dr. Losh and Have Dreams, Northwestern University joined Project SEARCH, an internship program for teens with autism in their last year of high school.  [...]

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