University of Wisconsin–Madison
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Oct. 8, Douglas Maynard

Why & How Understanding the Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder Embodies the Wisconsin Idea

Headshot Doug Maynard My research and teaching focus on interaction in settings of everyday life. I draw on theoretical and empirical traditions in ethnomethodology, conversation analysis, and Goffmanian interaction order analysis, and have studied everyday talk as well as legal and medical discourse. Among other projects, the main emphasis currently is a project funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation to study the testing and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders. We are collecting digital video recordings of testing environments, discussions among clinical staff wherein they determine a diagnosis, and the informing interview where they present ASD diagnoses to family members.

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Stream live here on October 8th at 6 pm.