USC UCEDD In The News
June 28, 2016
The ResearCHLA blog reports on a research study conducted by Marian Williams, PhD, and Emily Haranin, PhD, about the existing types of preparation and supports for providing mental health services to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental disabilities. They discovered that many clinicians feel unprepared to serve children with complex co-occurring conditions. The original study was published online in the Journal of Mental Health Research in Developmental Disabilities.
May 11, 2016
CBS News interviewed Stephanie Marcy, PhD, for a report on the stress students experience. Dr. Marcy, a licenced psychologist at the USC UCEDD spoke about how stress can lead to physiological symptoms and how to cope with the increasing demands of school. “The bar for ‘good enough’ has been raised significantly.” Marcy said. To cope with all the stress, Marcy urges teens to schedule a few minutes per day to check in with themselves.
May 4, 2016
Spectrum, a leading source of autism research news, quoted Irina Zamora, PsyD, extensively, in a featured in-depth analysis of racial/ethnic disparities in autism research and services. Dr. Zamora talked about the approach taken at the USC UCEDD at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, to zero in on and address some of the barriers minority families face in participating in autism research. “People want to know who you are,” Zamora said. “Working with them made a difference in understanding the needs of the community, and then helping to support families.”
April 19, 2016
The Help Group's HelpLetter, Spring 2016, includes an article by Marian E. Williams, PhD and Amanda Tyree, MA, CCC-SLP. "Supporting Bilingual Language Development in Young Children with Developmental Disabilities: Research Updates and Recommendations" dispels myths about language development in bilingual children and offers practical advice for parents who are raising bilingual and bicultural children.
April 13, 2016
CBS News reported on Children's Hospital Los Angeles' early childhood obesity prevention program, in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Dr. Larry Yin, USC UCEDD director, was interviewed for this story. This program is an important part of reducing the incidence of childhood diabetes in Los Angeles County.
Trodent, the official alumni publication for the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, reported on the research by Dr. Sharon Cermak and Dr. José Polido on adapting dental environments to be more calming for children with autism spectrum disorder. "One of our long-term goals with this study is to help dentists develop protocols for their own dental clinics to see how sensory components are contributing to behavioral issues", Cermak said. "I think these protocols can then be translated across the globe."
July 28, 2015
July 17, 2015
Autism Daily Newscast, an official Google News site, reported on the research by Dr. Sharon Cermak and Dr. José Polido on adapting dental environments to be more calming for children with autism spectrum disorder. "So far the children are showing less behavioral distress. We’re seeing that with both typical children and children with autism spectrum disorders", Cermak said.