Jodi Yager Receives Dean's Convocation Medal
Dr. Jodi Yager's research involved studying the social interactions of high-functioning individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Although all individuals with (ASD) demonstrate some level of difficulty with social interaction, there is variability in the types of challenges shown. For instance, some individuals with ASD appear interested in interacting with others but have trouble applying their social knowledge in daily life. Others appear less interested in social interaction and prefer to be on their own. Such differences in social presentation might have important implications for developing and planning appropriate social skills treatments.