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NPDDF Highlight: Elizabeth Torres, Computational Neuroscientist

8402738c-01d2-4a33-9299-f10d86d3e6dbMeet Elizabeth Torres, PHD, a Computational Neuroscientist, who will be one of the many knowledgeable speakers for the National Pediatric Developmental Differences Forum (NPDDF).  Dr. Torres has developed theoretical models of sensory-motor integration and motor control which havebeen translated into clinical applications of neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders. Her lab has created new dynamic behavioral biomarkers of Autism, sub-typed Autism severity, and identified autistic female traits to help increase early detection reliability.

The conference title is “Connecting the Dots: How Research is Guiding the Treatment of Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, and Executive Functioning” and Dr. Torres will be presenting new research on how wearable technology can shed light on the intentionality of body movements.

As a reminder, the dates for the NPDDF will be October 22-24, 2015 and the event will be held at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.

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