New Therapeutic Technologies for Autism: Neuromodulation using transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation, transcranial magnetic stimulation, and more

 Diagnostic and therapeutic technologies for autism are changing rapidly. At this presentation, Dr. Goh and Dr. Shapiro will discuss the ways in which the brain's electrophysiological activity can be disturbed in autism, and how these disturbances should guide treatment. They will also discuss new applications for therapeutic technologies to enhance functional regulation of activity within brain networks, including Transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, and Neurofeedback. This is the first lecture of a three-part program being presented by Dr. Goh and the Cortica team. Parents interested in the Cortica comprehensive treatment program will find it useful to attend all three sessions.

Suzanne Goh, MD

Suzanne Goh, MD, is a board-certified pediatric behavioral neurologist, neuroscience researcher, and author. She is a Rhodes Scholar and graduate of Harvard Medical School. She has served as Co-Director of the Columbia University Developmental Neuropsychiatry Clinc for Autism. She has dedicated her career to researching and developing therapies for neurological conditions that impact childhood brain development. Specializing in the comprehensive, neurological treatment of autism, she is the founder of Cortica and creator of the multi-disciplinary treatment approach used at Cortica's centers in San Diego and Irvine, California.

Kevin Shapiro, MD, PhD

 Kevin Shapiro, MD, PhD, is a pediatric neurologist who has dedicated his career to understanding cognition, language development, and cortical plasticity in children with neurologic disorders. Dr. Shapiro is a neuroscience researcher whose work has focused on the use of advanced imaging techniques and neuromodulation tools, such as transcranial magnetic stimulation. Dr. Shapiro earned his BA, PhD, and MD from Harvard University. He completed his residency at Boston's Harvard-affiliated hospitals and held a faculty position at UCSF, where he directed the Pediatric Language Clinic. Dr. Shapiro serves as Director of Pediatric Neurology at Cortica and leads Cortica's neuromodulation program.