The goal of this research was to determine how sensory features, such as increased or decreased sensitivity to the environment, are associated with the brainstem in autistic and non-autistic children
Understanding autism from the minute to the masses: Autism research at the Waisman Center
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is an intricate and complicated diagnosis. The spectrum of presentations and severity is as expansive as the theorized causes. Autism’s complexity and breadth of impacts on a person’s life means that it has a multitude of facets to investigate.
Sensory responses in autistic children are linked to a small under-explored region tucked deep down in the brain called the brainstem
The same external sensory stimulus – a flashing light, a hug, or hearing one’s name – can provoke a different reaction in every person.
Brainy Movement Study for Kids (Travers)
The Motor and Brain Development Lab at the Waisman Center is recruiting children 6-10 years old with autism for a research study that looks at the brainstem and corresponding behaviors in children with autism and …
Waisman center funds six internal grants to expand DEI efforts in research and clinical services
Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are critically important goals for the Waisman Center and UW Madison.
Brittany Travers, PhD – Slide of the Week
The goal of this proposal was to determine if microRNA’s (miR) are elevated in the plasma of individuals affected by the inherited peripheral neuropathy Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease, type 1A (CMT1A)
Autism Conversations: Researcher Spotlight — Brittany Travers, PhD
Researcher Spotlight — Brittany Travers, PhD Day & Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2022 Time: 12:00-12:45 pm Sign up! Registration About the Conversation: Dr. Travers moves around the world of ASD and Motor Function, but we …
Video games teach balance, reduce symptoms in autistic adolescents
While balance training may not necessarily sound fun to most adolescents, video games typically do. And for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder, video games that improve their balance by teaching them yoga and tai chi poses also improves their posture, reduces the severity of their autism symptoms and influences the structure of their brains.
Brittany G. Travers, PhD – Slide of the Week
Title: Associations among daily living skills, motor, and sensory difficulties in children with and without autism Legend: The goal of this study was to determine how motor skills relate to daily living skills in children 6-10 …
Balancing act: what motor function can tell us about autism
Can the way a person moves be a key identifier of autism? It’s a question that Waisman Center investigator Brittany Travers, PhD, is trying to answer.