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Macrocephaly in Autism

By investigating the structural and functional brain imaging in a cohort of idiopathic ASD patients who have macrocephaly, we are optimistic that we can establish a link between common biochemical and brain developmental pathways that are disrupted in ASD, and thus, plot a path to targeted treatment.

Summary

  • Study director: Elliott Sherr, MD PhD
  • Sponsor: NIH and private foundations and grants
  • Recruiting?: Yes
  • Official study title: Brain Imaging and Cell Signaling: Insights into the Biology of Autism
  • Conditions studied: Autism spectrum disorders with macrocephaly

UCSF STAR Clinic

The UCSF STAR Center for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) is directed by Dr. Young Shin Kim. Our goal at STAR is to lead the way to better understanding, treatment, and promotion of well-being for people with ASD and NDDs. Our services for individuals across the lifespan are conducted by teams of psychiatrists, psychologists, and speech and language therapists.

The UCSF STAR Center for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) is directed by Dr. Young Shin Kim. Our goal at STAR is to lead the way to better understanding, treatment, and promotion of well-being for people with ASD and NDDs. Our services for individuals across the lifespan are conducted by teams of psychiatrists, psychologists, and speech and language therapists.

SNAP Neuro-Gastrointestinal Clinic

The SNAP Neuro Gastrointestinal Clinic is a coordinated effort between the divisions of Child Neurology and Pediatric Gastroenterology. This clinic specializes in the assessment of children on and off the autism spectrum with additional challenges with GI conditions such as diarrhea, constipation and cyclical vomiting. Evaluation at our clinic provides investigation into the underlying cause of your child’s neurodevelopmental and gastrointestinal difference as well as behavioral/educational guidance and basic pharmacologic management.

The SNAP Neuro Gastrointestinal Clinic is a coordinated effort between the divisions of Child Neurology and Pediatric Gastroenterology. The SNAP Neuro-GI Clinic is directed by Drs. Elysa Marco and Sue Rhee. Dr Marco is a child neurologist with training in genetics, cognition and functional imaging, and is active in clinical research in this field. She is joined by Dr. Jessica Litwin, also a cognitive and behavioral child neurologist with an expertise in sleep.

Pediatric Language Clinic

The UCSF Pediatric Language Clinic specializes in the evaluation of children with language difficulties at different stages of development, including young children with speech and language delays and apraxia of speech, and older children who struggle with reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension. We are closely affiliated with the UCSF Dyslexia Center, and we are the primary referral clinic for children suspected to have dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities.

The UCSF Pediatric Language Clinic specializes in the evaluation of children with language difficulties at different stages of development, including young children with speech and language delays and apraxia of speech, and older children who struggle with reading, writing, speaking and comprehension. We are closely affiliated with the UCSF Dyslexia Center, and we are the primary referral clinic for children suspected to have dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities.

Developmental Medicine Clinic

The Developmental Medicine Clinic provides a comprehensive approach to care with a multidisciplinary team. Specific services include developmental evaluation, behavior management, medication management, and parent education to address a variety of developmental and behavioral needs facing children, adolescents, and their families. Drs. Tom Boyce, Neal Rojas, and Susanne Martin Herz bring their expertise in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics to this clinic. A growing group of psychologists, lead by Neuropsychologist Shannon Lundy, PhD, also guide assessments and therapeutic interventions.

The Developmental Medicine Clinic provides a comprehensive approach to care with a multidisciplinary team. Specific services include developmental evaluation, behavior management, medication management, and parent education to address a variety of developmental and behavioral needs facing children, adolescents, and their families. Drs. Tom Boyce, Neal Rojas, and Susanne Martin Herz bring their expertise in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics to this clinic. A growing group of psychologists, lead by Neuropsychologist Shannon Lundy, PhD, also guide assessments and therapeutic interventions.

Newsletter & Media

The UCSF Pediatric Brain Center’s Sensory Neurodevelopment and Autism Program produces a regular newsletter and has been written about by the media.

The UCSF Pediatric Brain Center’s Sensory Neurodevelopment and Autism Program produces a regular newsletter. Please contact us if you would like to be added to our mailing list.

Newsletters

Published Results

Read the published results from the observational studies and treatment trials completed at the UCSF Pediatric Brain Center’s Sensory Neurodevelopment and Autism Program.

The publications listed on this page are a selection of the articles published by the UCSF Pediatric Brain Center’s Sensory Neurodevelopment and Autism Program. If you wish to look for more, you can search PubMED, which is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.

Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum

Sensory Processing Disorder

At UCSF, we have an active team of neuroscientists investigating the causes and treatments of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). In addition, we are part of the Sensory Processing Disorders Consortium, a national effort to bring together researchers who are striving to better diagnose, understand, and treat SPD.

Sensory Processing Disorder

At UCSF, we have an active team of neuroscientists investigating the causes and treatments of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). In addition, we are part of the Sensory Processing Disorders Consortium, a national effort to bring together researchers who are striving to better diagnose, understand, and treat SPD.

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