Fighting For Breakthroughs in the Treatment of Autism

Fighting For Breakthroughs in the Treatment of Autism Fighting For Breakthroughs in the Treatment of Autism

Notre Dame Committed to Breaking Down Communication Barriers for Children

One out of every 100 children in the United States is diagnosed each year with autism, a disorder that affects the brain’s normal development of social and communication skills. An interdisciplinary research team led by Notre Dame psychology professor Joshua Diehl is studying the effectiveness of robots in behavior-based communication therapies for children with autism, in an effort to break through barriers and discover effective treatment plans.

What Would You Fight For?

The University of Notre Dame’s award-winning “What Would You Fight For?” series, now in its seventh season, showcases the work, scholarly achievements, and global impact of Notre Dame faculty, students, and alumni. These two-minute segments, each originally aired during a home football game broadcast on NBC, highlight the University’s proud moniker, the Fighting Irish, and tell the stories of the members of the Notre Dame family who fight to bring solutions to a world in need.

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