Zoom Colloquium: Visuomotor integration challenges in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Zoom Colloquium: Visuomotor integration challenges in Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Speaker: 

Haylie Miller, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Movement Science and Applied Exercise Science, and director of the Autism & Developmental Disorders Research team at the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology

Host: 

Natela Shanidze

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Abstract - Social use of gaze has long been a subject of interest in research on Autism Spectrum Disorder. However, a substantial body of work suggests that vision differences in ASD extend beyond social contexts to basic oculomotor control and visual information processing. Vision differences are observed clinically in ASD, but rarely addressed in early intervention for a number of reasons, leading to downstream consequences for motor skills and general ability. In this colloquium, we will discuss the potential mechanisms underlying visual system differences in ASD, their functional consequences, and potential avenues for assessment and intervention. 
 
 
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