Somer Bishop, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California San Francisco. She is a clinical psychologist with expertise in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Her research and clinical interests are focused on ASD symptom manifestations in individuals of different ages and levels of ability, as well as on differentiating between ASD and other developmental disabilities across the lifespan.
Adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) may have difficulty understanding other people’s emotions because they do not use contextual clues, a new study suggests. The study, by Steven Stagg and colleagues,
Adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) may be incorrectly perceived by other people as being deceptive and lacking credibility, according to a new study. Alliyza Lim and colleagues asked 30 individuals
Dr. Matthew D. Lerner, Ph.D., discusses social development in individuals with autism. He emphasizes understanding theoretical mechanisms that underly processes generally accepted as social “skills.” The presenter outlines recent findings and discusses their implication
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