In-Home Studies Using Video-Game Training for Autism

Date & Time

Wed, 03/02/2016 at 5:00-7pm

Overview

The ability to deliver interventions in the home offers both convenience and greater access for families. However, the need to evaluate the success of the interventions in the home also poses some challenges. In advance of our discussion, Dr. Chukoskie will present both the benefits, as well as the challenges, in her experience with delivering a home-based video game intervention designed to train spatial attention control in teens on the Autism Spectrum.

Speaker

Leanne Chukoskie, Ph.D. | Institute for Neural Computation, UCSD

Dr. Chukoskie was awarded her Ph.D. from New York University where she studied the neural representation of motion during smooth pursuit eye movements. Her post-doctoral fellow at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies allowed her to move into studying human eye movements and developmental disorders. She then spent three years as the Asst. Science Director at Autism Speaks leading a unique initiative to catalyze novel research by engaging investigators from other disciplines. Both as a postdoctoral-fellow and while learning more about autism, she also participated in the Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center (TDLC), an NSF Science of Learning Center. She returned to full-time research at UCSD in 2011 where she is now an Asst. Research Scientist, an Asst. Science Director for the TDLC and Associate Director of the Research for Autism and Development Laboratory.