Sensory Motor Special Interest Group (SMIG)

Co-chairs: Alison Lane (University of Newcastle, Australia) and Justin Williams (University of Aberdeen, Scotland) Our goal for 2014-2015 is to foster collaboration between sensory and motor researchers. The Sensorimotor Interest Group (SMIG) was formed from 2 separate sensory and motor special interest groups. Hence, participants tend to have a primary interest in either sensory or motoric aspects of autism. However, motoric and sensory problems are closely related, and indeed, we consider that impaired sensori-motor integration is a core developmental impairment in autism. As such, the next generation of researchers in this field will likely spend considerable time in their careers exploring these questions. We consider that a valuable function of our group is to promote and facilitate research, which can further explore the relationship between motor and sensory problems.
Saturday, May 17, 2014: 7:15 AM-8:45 AM
Meeting Room A707 (Marriott Marquis Atlanta)