Event Details:
Thursday, December 4, 2014

May Institute’s Annual Clinical Conference

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Advances in Neuroscience, Language, Technology, and Evidence-Based Practices

This one-day conference addresses innovative and cutting-edge developments from the fields of psychology, medicine, and neuroscience for the assessment, education, and treatment of children, youth, and adults with ASD.

Online registration below.


8:15-9:00 a.m.   Registration

9:00-9:15 a.m.   Opening Remarks

Deidre Donaldson, Ph.D., May Institute’s Chief Clinical Officer

9:15-10:30 a.m.

Early Predictors of Language in ASD: From Neural Foundations to Clinical Implications
by Helen Tager-Flusberg, Ph.D.

Dr. Tager-Flusberg is Director of the Center for Autism Research Excellence, Boston University, and Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Boston University School Of Medicine.

10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Computational Behavioral Science: Innovative Technology to Enhance Clinical Practice
by Matthew Goodwin, Ph.D.

Dr. Goodwin is Director of the Computational Behavioral Science Laboratory, Northeastern University, and Visiting Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.    Lunch

1:15-2:30 p.m.

A Cognitive Neuroscience Approach to Early Identification of Autism 
by April R. Levin, M.D.

Dr. Levin is an attending neurologist in the Department of Neurology, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Instructor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School.

2:45-4:00 p.m.

Navigating Evidence-Based Information Sources In Autism
by Ralf W. Schlosser, Ph.D.

Dr. Schlosser is Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Northeastern University, and Director of Clinical Research at the Center for Communication Enhancement, Boston Children’s Hospital.

Credits available:
APA, NASW, And MMCEP CE Credits/Contact Hours For Psychologists, Social Workers, And Certified Mental Health Counselors will be distributed after the last session of the day.

Cost: $120

Conference flyer available here as pdf.

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