Learn about historical developments, methodological approaches, and areas of ongoing debate in establishing evidence-based interventions for autism.
Dr. Giacomo Vivanti is an Associate Professor in the Early Detection and Intervention research program at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute. His career as a scientist is driven by a key commitment to understand and address the social learning difficulties observed in young children with autism. This focus reflects his life experience of growing up with two brothers diagnosed with autism, as well as his diverse clinical and research training. Dr. Vivanti’s research involves eye-tracking and behavioral paradigms to investigate early learning processes in young children with autism, as well as clinical trials and community-based participatory research to evaluate, optimize and customize early interventions for children with autism. His research has been funded through a diverse portfolio of federal and foundation grants.
The Complexities of Establishing Evidence-Based Interventions for Autism
Learn about historical developments, methodological approaches, and areas of ongoing debate in establishing evidence-based interventions for autism. The speaker: Dr. Giacomo Vivanti is an
Understanding and Treating Autism: Book Series
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Isaac Newton once said, “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” In the same way, our achievements in the field of autism today stem from
Understanding and Treating Self-Injurious Behavior in Autism
Pictured: Editors Stephen M. Edelson and Jane Botsford Johnson A comprehensive, authoritative resource on understanding and resolving self-injurious behavior (SIB) in people with autism and related conditions with contributions by top