Driven: CAR's Science Blog

Um, Uh,… Unmasking Autism
In everyday conversation, speech fillers convey social context, filling normal pauses in speech and indicating whether a pause will be short, using “uh”, or longer, using “um”. ...

Categories: Genetics
CHOP and Floreo Awarded $1.7M NIH Grant to Test Whether VR can Improve Police Safety in Individuals with ASD
The Small Business Technology Transfer Fast-track award will fund new pilots with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Autism Research. ...

Combining Gaming + Biofeedback to Help Children with Autism Improve Social Skills
In a newly-launched gaming study, CAR researchers are incorporating biosensors to detect symptoms of anxiety in children as they engage in a space-themed 3D video game.  ...

A Prescription for Gaming to Treat ADHD?
A doctor-prescribed videogame? It may not be as far off as you’d think. Imagine an engaging iPad-based game that helps children improve their attention ...

Using Virtual Reality to Teach Crucial Community Safety Skills
As youth on the autism spectrum transition to adulthood and gain increasing independence, their families often fret over their safety and their ability to respond in critical situations.  ...

Untangling Anxiety and Autism
All children experience fears and worries at some point. However, if the child has autism spectrum disorder, they may be especially fearful of particular sights, sounds or places. ...

Social Anxiety, or Just Disinterested? (And Why it Matters.)
Social interactions are a common cause of anxiety among individuals with autism. However, it can be extremely challenging for parents or clinicians to distinguish between social disinterest and social anxiety in someone diagnosed with ASD. ...

Notes from the Field- Treatment Options for Co-occurring Anxiety and Autism
Since there are very few studies on how to treat anxiety in patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), it can be challenging for families to find a clinical specialist. So, what should clinicians do to help children with a dual diagnosis? ...

Join CAR for the Eagles Autism Challenge!
At a kick-off press conference on September 15th, the Philadelphia Eagles, Mayor Kenney, CHOP, Thomas Jefferson University and Drexel University gathered to announce the first annual Eagles Autism Challenge. ...

CAR's Dr. Susan Levy Honored with Prestigious Award during 2017 AAP Conference
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Dr. Susan  E. Levy recognized for her contributions in the field of children with disabilities ...