Blythe Corbett Archives
SENSE Theatre to offer two free performances
Jun. 9, 2022—SENSE Theatre®, a summer camp for youth with autism spectrum disorders led by Blythe Corbett, PhD, and supported by the Academy of Country Music Lifting Lives® will present two live, free performances of an original play with music. Both performances of “The Year of the Ladybug” will take place in the Wyatt Center Rotunda on the Vanderbilt campus at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 17, and Saturday, June 18
Children with autism report greater gender diversity: study
Apr. 21, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers found that children with autism report higher rates of gender diversity — the way in which an individual experiences gender distinct from social norms for their gender assigned at birth — than their typically developing peers.
Youth with ASD have higher body mass index: study
Mar. 11, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers have concluded that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) tend to have higher body mass index (BMI) percentiles when compared to youth with typical development.
Females with autism reach puberty earlier: study
Feb. 25, 2021—Blythe Corbett, PhD, professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and investigator with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, recently led a study which found that on average, females with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experienced the onset of puberty 9.5 months earlier than their peers.
Study seeks to improve social competence in adults with autism
Apr. 22, 2020—Researchers from VUMC are investigating whether participation in a specially designed theatre program can improve social competence in adults with autism.
Study to track teen development in those with, without autism
Jan. 24, 2019—A new study examining stress and arousal across pubertal development in youth with and without autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is now enrolling participants, thanks to a $2.3 million, five-year grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
Vanderbilt leads study investigating impact of theatre on youth with autism
Jan. 15, 2018— Autism researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and two other universities have received a $2.99 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to conduct a four-year multisite project investigating the impact of theatre and peer mediation on the social competence of youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The multisite intervention project...
NIH launches website for StoryCorps project
Jul. 28, 2016—The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is launching its Voices of the NIH Community website, which features a collection of StoryCorps audio recordings from patients, families, researchers, doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers in both the NIH and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) communities.
SENSE Theatre Camp presents ‘The Year of the Ladybug’ June 17-18
Jun. 14, 2016—"The Year of the Ladybug" is the capstone performance of the SENSE Theatre Summer Camp for youths with autism spectrum disorders and peer actors. The performances are free.
The most popular research stories of 2015
Dec. 28, 2015—With discoveries ranging from the origins of consciousness to the end of the universe, 2015 was a year of incredibly diverse research at Vanderbilt University.
Theatre program benefits children with autism: study
Sep. 30, 2015—Children with autism who participated in a 10-week, 40-hour, theatre-based program showed significant differences in social ability compared to a group of children with autism who did not participate, according to a Vanderbilt study published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
Brain study sheds light on how children with autism process social play
Jan. 26, 2015—Brain scans confirm significant differences in play behavior, brain activation patterns and stress levels in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as compared with typically developing children. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at Vanderbilt University examined social play exchanges on multiple levels, revealing associations among brain regions, behavior and arousal in children with ASD. The...