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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

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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Research Talk: Mechanisms of Voice Control in ASD

On September 19th, Shivani Patel, a graduate student in the lab, presented a proposal for a new study using EEG to investigate neural mechanisms of voice control in individuals with autism spectrum disorder. This work will provide insight into the integration of auditory feedback and motor control that contributes to maintaining appropriate intonation patterns during [...]

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Dr. Losh Presented at Pediatric Grand Rounds

Dr. Losh presented at the Pediatric Grand Rounds at University of Iowa on Friday, October 14th. Dr. Losh discussed our lab’s autism and fragile X research and why Iowans have been critical contributors to important discoveries from these studies!

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Presentation by Dr. Losh at National Pediatric Developmental Differences Forum

Our lab was proud to help sponsor an exciting event titled "The National Pediatric Developmental Differences Forum: A thought leadership initiative for the advancement of relationship-based therapies." The forum took place on October 21st-22nd and featured a number of autism researchers and clinicians, including our own Dr. Losh, Dr. Barry Prizant, John Elder Robison, and Northwestern clinicians Amy [...]

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Project SEARCH Intern to Start in Fall of 2016

Beginning in the fall of 2016, a student from the Project SEARCH Collaborates for Autism Program will be interning in the NDL! Our lab has worked with three interns from this program each year since 2013. For more information concerning our involvement in this program, please see page 6 of our NDL Newsletter.

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