University of ArizonaNorton School of Family and Consumer Sciences

Pamela J. Turbeville Colloquium

The Frances McClelland Institute for Children, Youth, & Families invites you to the Pamela J. Turbeville Colloquium!

Sally Ozonoff, Ph.D.
"First Signs of Autism: Rethinking Onset"
4:00PM-5:30PM, Friday, January 27, 2012
John and Doris Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences
McClelland Park Building, Room 105
650 N Park Ave Tucson, AZ 85721
(Reception to follow in McClelland Park Lobby)
Please RSVP to ericaruegg@email.arizona,edu by Friday, January 20, 2012

Abstract: This talk will focus on identification of autism spectrum disorders in infants and toddlers. The talk will summarize existing research and describe results from recent prospective and retrospective studies. Patterns of symptom onset, including regression, and the development course of first signs of ASD will be described. Red flags for early ASD will be identified and illustrated with extensive use of video. Recommended screening tools will be described and the stability and acciuracy of early diagnosis discussed.

Sally Ozonoff, Ph.D. is an Endowed Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UC Davis. Her current research focuses on very young children with autism, infants diagnosis, and recurrence risk. She is studying the onset of autism in a prospective investigation that follows high-risk infants from birth through age 3. She is also studying risk factors for autistic regression. Dr. Ozonoff is a licensed Clinical Psychologist. Her clinical interests are in the diagnosis and assessment of autism spectrum disorders, with specializations in infant and adult diagnosis and Asperger syndrome. Dr. Ozonoff has writen over a hundred peer-reveiwed publications and chapters on these topics, as well as three books. Her work has been show cased on 60 Minutes, National Public Radio, and the NBC Nightly News. Dr. Ozonoff is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Autism and Development Disorders and Autism Research.

 



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