Colloquium Series: Brittany Travers
September 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join the Department of Psychology for our virtual Colloquium series.
Our first speaker will be Brittany Travers.
Motor difficulties are not considered a diagnostic feature of autism, and yet a number of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) struggle with balance, grip strength, completing a motor sequence, or reacting quickly. These motor difficulties have been found to relate to more severe autism symptoms and impaired activities of daily living. Therefore, motor difficulties may be intricately intertwined with social communication and independent living skills in this population. The present talk will discuss findings related to common motor difficulties in ASD, how motor skills relate to neurobiology in ASD, and recent evidence of the impact of a biofeedback-based balance training to target motor challenges and core symptoms of ASD.
Information on where and how to view the talk will become available closer to the date of the event.