Dec. 12, 2013—Peer solicitation – a child inviting another to play – can improve reciprocal social interaction among children with autism, according to a Vanderbilt University study released today in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. Researchers studied playground interactions between children with autism and typically developing peers and found the two groups play similarly when...
Nov. 27, 2013—MRI brain scans reveal that children with autism spectrum disorders respond to a narrower range of familiar rewards.
Nov. 7, 2013—Read about faculty and student awards and achievements.
Oct. 30, 2013—With the help of computerized eye trackers, new research finds that at least 50 percent of people can see the movement of their own hand even in the absence of all light.
Oct. 28, 2013—A non-invasive measure of electrical brain activity in preterm infants predicts cognitive and communication functioning during early childhood, according to a new Vanderbilt University study.
Oct. 25, 2013—The Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee has honored Will McMillan, a 2013 graduate of Next Steps at Vanderbilt, with the 2013 Self-Advocate Award.
Oct. 22, 2013—A novel autism intervention program using theatre to teach reciprocal communication skills is improving social deficits in adolescents with the disorder that now affects an estimated one in 88 children, Vanderbilt University researchers released today in the journal Autism Research.
Sep. 25, 2013—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center is seeking Vanderbilt employees who are willing to mentor an individual with disabilities through job shadowing on disAbility Mentoring Day 2013, Oct. 16.
Aug. 2, 2013—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Reading Clinic, which offers one-on-one instruction for struggling readers, is accepting applications for enrollment.
Jul. 12, 2013—ACM Lifting Lives® and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities partnered again for the 4th Annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp, June 23-29. The camp is open to individuals with Williams syndrome, a rare genetic condition that causes medical and developmental problems. The program has a dual purpose of studying Williams syndrome...
Jul. 12, 2013—Read about faculty, staff and alumni awards, appointments and achievements.
Jul. 11, 2013—A zebrafish model of a severe mitochondrial disease will be useful for developing new therapeutic approaches.