Update: August 6, 2019
Award-Winning Neuroscientist Is Looking to Diagnose Autism in a New Way That’s Not Symptom-Based
The first step in treatment is to make the correct diagnosis. Since autism is a brain disorder it makes most sense to approach it as such. A seizure disorder is one condition to consider in the differential diagnosis. Learn more here.
Update: May 31, 2019
Kodi Lee: A prodigious musical savant
Kodi Lee is a prodigious musical savant. He is blind and autistic. His rhythm and musical skills surfaced as early as age 3; he now is 22 years old. He demonstrated his extraordinary piano a and singing skills on America’s Got Talent program on May 28, 2019. He wowed the audience and the world, so much so that the judges awarded the rare Golden Buzzer which guaranties entry later as a final contestant. You can read more about him and his AGT appearance on his website at Kodileerocks.com. Kodi’s parents brought him to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin as a child so Dr. Treffert could witness his exceptional music, singing and tap dancing skills.
Update: April 25, 2019
Treffert interviewed for podcast
Ted Neitzke IV, CEO of CESA 6, host of The Smart Thinking Podcast, visited the Treffert Center and recorded a conversation with Dr. Treffert about savant syndrome. The podcast is now available online.
Update: March 11, 2019
Japanese musician becomes a sudden savant artist
Hiroki Morimota is a well known musical celebrity in Japan under the name GOMA. He was in an automobile accident after which prodigious artistic talent surfaced. He recently visited the Treffert Center for evaluation and advice. This is his story.