As always, host Bob Barrett selects an Academic Minute to air during The Best of Our Knowledge.
Each week this program examines some of the issues unique to college campuses, looks at the latest research, and invites commentary from experts and administrators from all levels of education.
For this week‘s edition (#1446), Bob has selected Sabine Huemer’s segment on understanding mental health issues. Dr. Huemer, visiting assistant professor at Whittier College, examines autism from an inclusive viewpoint to recognize the strengths as well as the deficits.
Dr. Sabine Huemer is a cognitive neuroscientist and neuroblogger with a special interest in brains that work outside the neurological norm. She teaches in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Whittier College in Whittier, California, and conducts research on autism, dyslexia, and other learning differences. Her work has been published in international science journals and presented at neuroscience and autism conferences on three continents. Sabine leads autism and neurodiversity workshops for a variety of audiences including professionals, teachers, parents, and support groups. She recently created a Neurodiversity and Neurotechnology Learning Community to explore neurotechnology for individuals who want to live up to their full neurocognitive potential.
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