Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Psychology Lecture Series - In-Person and Virtual Event
Title - The Association Between Gestures in the First Two Years of Development and Later Autism Diagnosis
Speaker: Dennis Wu
PhD Student, UT Dallas
Gestures are an important social communication tool for infants and toddlers to convey their thoughts, ideas, and intentions. Research has shown that early gesture use is associated with later language outcome. The goal of this study is to use a parent-report measure with a large sample size to look at whether the first two years of gesture development is associated with later ASD outcome. Results indicated that infants at high likelihood for ASD who later meet criteria for ASD have fewer gestures and diminished gesture growth.
Dennis Wu is a 3rd year PhD Psychology student in the Baby Brain Lab and is advised by Meghan Swanson, PhD.
This talk is in-person in JO 4.306 and also is a virtual event. At 2:30pm on October 4, join the talk on MS Teams.
Conference ID: 267 131 029 17
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