Scientist to talk about autism research

January 11, 2017 19:23


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Argentinean psychologist and neuroscientist Daniel Orlievsky will give a talk in Jerusalem Friday on his research about teaching low-functioning people with autism to write.

The event will be held at 11 a.m., in the sixth floor auditorium at the Variety Building, 17 Diskin Street. It is free and will be in English.

Orlievsky and his team at the Dr. Carolina Tobar García Infanto Juvenil Psychiatric Hospital in Buenos Aires have found that learning to write can significantly improve autistic people’s ability to communicate.

 In an article in Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience (co-authored by Sebastian Cukier), Orlievsky wrote: “Although it is still [difficult] to clarify the exact profile of [the] patient that might respond to it, we think that it brings hope, particularly to older and severe patients with ASD diagnosis, to develop new communication possibilities through writing.”

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