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The Vanderbilt Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) provides services and training for families, educators, and other professionals; conducts school consultations; and consults with community organizations.

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The Vanderbilt Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) provides services and training for families, educators, and other professionals; conducts school consultations; and consults with community organizations.

    [VKC] Understanding how brain mechanisms interact to predict academic outcomes

    [VKC] Understanding how brain mechanisms interact to predict academic outcomes

    The Promise of Discovery Episode 5:

    Laurie Cutting: Understanding how the brain mechanisms associated with reading, math, and executive function interact to predict academic outcomes and response to intervention

    Cutting is among only 33 Vanderbilt researchers to have received an NIH Merit Award, and one of only 5 women. In this NIH research, she is measuring academic achievement and changes in brain structure and function. The ultimate goal is to develop brain-based causal models of academic achievement to effectively individualize instruction in a way that promotes academic success and prevents academic struggles.

    Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Researcher: Laurie Cutting, Ph.D., Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Special Education; Professor of Psychology, Radiology, and Pediatrics; Associate Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center; Director, IDDRC Translational Neuroimaging Core C; Faculty Director, VKC Reading Clinic.

    Interviewer: Sissy Peters, Program Director, VKC Reading Clinic and ECHO Reading

    • 23 min
    [VKC] Paul Yoder: A career in helping children learn to talk

    [VKC] Paul Yoder: A career in helping children learn to talk

    The Promise of Discovery Episode 4: Paul Yoder: A career in helping children learn to talk

    Paul Yoder, Ph.D., retired from Vanderbilt University in late 2019. A long-time Vanderbilt Kennedy Center investigator, he studied communication and language and intervention in children with language delays. In this episode, Yoder discusses what he learned over the course of his career about young children and communication.

    Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Researcher: Paul Yoder, Ph.D., Professor of Special Education (Retired)

    Interviewer: Catherine Bush

    • 31 min
    [VKC] Learning How Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders Process Sensory Information

    [VKC] Learning How Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders Process Sensory Information

    The Promise of Discovery Episode 3: Learning how children with autism spectrum disorders process sensory information

    A multidisciplinary, 5-year project focused on understanding how the brain integrates information coming in from multiple senses, and whether we can train multisensory integration abilities in children with autism.

    Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Researchers:
    Mark Wallace, Ph.D., Louise B. McGavock Endowed Chair; Professor of Hearing & Speech Sciences, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, and Psychology; Dean, Vanderbilt University Graduate School
    Tiffany Woynaroski, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Hearing & Speech Sciences
    Carissa Cascio, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

    Interviewer: Jacob Feldman, Hearing and Speech Sciences Graduate Student

    • 32 min
    [VKC] Language Growth In Young Children With Disabilities

    [VKC] Language Growth In Young Children With Disabilities

    The Promise of Discovery Episode 2: Language growth in in young children with disabilities

    The Vanderbilt KidTalk project facilitates studies focused on language learning in young children with disabilities. Interventions typically focus on teaching partners (parents, siblings, peers, etc.) to support language development in children who have language delays.

    Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Researcher: Ann Kaiser, Ph.D., Susan Gray Chair in Education and Human Development; Professor of Special Education and Psychology

    Interviewer: Elise McMillan, J.D., Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities; Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

    • 29 min
    [VKC] Understanding critical issues in Down syndrome

    [VKC] Understanding critical issues in Down syndrome

    The Promise of Discovery Episode 1:
    Vanderbilt Kennedy Center researchers are using electronic medical record information and biological samples to better understand how Down syndrome is related to a variety of disorders and conditions.

    Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Researcher: Jeffrey Neul, M.D., Ph.D., Annette Schaffer Eskind Chair and Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center; Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neurology, Pharmacology, and Special Education

    Interviewer: Elise McMillan, J.D., Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities; Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

    • 18 min
    [TRIAD] NAS & Intrauterine Substance Exposure: Pragmatic Approaches to Support Children and Families

    [TRIAD] NAS & Intrauterine Substance Exposure: Pragmatic Approaches to Support Children and Families

    Tiffani Dixon, Early Intervention Specialist, discusses the difference between Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) and intrauterine substance exposure. She shares common challenges for families dealing with NAS and discusses strategies that can be used to help sooth infants and toddlers with NAS.

    • 13 min

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