Two data-rich observational studies by University of Miami doctoral students are shedding new light on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and child development—thanks to the Advanced Computing resources of the Frost Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC).
What drives the polarization of political opinions on social media? How do “echo chambers” of like-minded friends evolve over time? Are there ways to depolarize these networks and bring individuals closer together?
How do young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) interact with their peers and teachers in a preschool classroom? Do they stand around in isolation on the playground or spend time with their friends? What strategies can teachers use to provide support for children with language or social developmental issues in an inclusive classroom?