Marcus Autism Center Grand Rounds 12/8/17

Location: 1920 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta, GA 30329 (2nd Floor Bellsouth Conference Room

Featured Presenter
Matthew D. Lerner, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry & Pediatrics
Director, Social Competence & Treatment Lab
Stony Brook University

Learning Objectives
Following the education, the learner will be able to:

  • Develop a basic understanding of the theoretical assumptions underlying social skills deficits and interventions for youth with high functioning ASD 
  • Discover the distinction between social knowledge and social performance deficit, and the unique implications of each for intervention design
  • Learn about emerging lab- and community-based research designing to optimize social skills interventions by better characterizing the type of deficit experienced by each individual and designing intervention to match empirically-derived treatment profiles

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