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Fred R. Volkmar, M.D.
September 28, 2011

“Children, mostly boys, who had horrible social vulnerabilities, but good verbal skills … kids with Asperger’s we’re trying to teach appropriate language use, but the language is pretty much there.”

 

 

Video from March, 2010 - filmed at the 7th Annual Palm Beach Symposium

Fred R. Volkmar, M.D.
Irving B. Harris Professor in the Child Study Center
Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Psychology
Chief, Child Psychiatry at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital

TAGS: Autism
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