Reaching the Silent Ones in :60

elen Tager-Flusberg was born in England. She did her graduate work at Harvard in experimental [...]psychology in the 1970s when B. F. Skinner still roamed the halls. But it's at BU that she's tackling one of the most baffling—and neglected—areas of autism research. Reaching and testing children with no language skills.

Last fall, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded $10 million to establish an Autism Center of Excellence, giving hope to scientists and to the families of children on this dark end of the autism spectrum. Researchers put their number at 30 percent. Tager-Flusberg, a professor of psychology, will lead the effort.

Read the story on the Annual Report:
http://www.bu.edu/ar

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