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Research Round-Up

In our first research round-up, we share research about improving early identification of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the primary care setting using different screening processes. Utilizing Two-Tiered Screening for Early Detection of Autism Spectrum DisorderIn the primary care setting, many physicians use a parent questionnaire called the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT-R/F)

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Congratulations to Kayla

Congratulations, Kayla!

Research specialist Kayla Jarvis has been accepted to the Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program at Presbyterian College! After joining the NDD Lab in January 2019, Kayla began working with infants and children with Down syndrome and fragile X syndrome. Through this work, she developed an interest in early intervention and its effects on motor

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COVID-19 Resources

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many researchers and organizations are offering free resources to help families. Below we share some of the resources we’ve come across. Social StoriesSocial stories can be a very useful tool for all children because they help prepare them for what to expect in unfamiliar situations. The free stories listed

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Congratulations, Chandler!

We are excited to share that research specialist Chandler Knott will stay on in the lab as a doctoral student in the School Psychology program! Chandler first joined the lab as an undergraduate research assistant. After receiving her B.S. in Experimental Psychology from UofSC in 2017, she was hired as a full-time research specialist in

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Dr. Roberts Named Carolina Distinguished Professor

Dr. Jane Roberts is one of two professors named as 2020 recipients of the Carolina Distinguished Professorship, one of the highest honors awarded to South Carolina faculty! The position honors professors who show excellence in scholarship, a commitment to students and their colleagues and overall participation in the life of the university. You can read

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Conner Black Awarded SPARC Grant!

Conner Black, a doctoral student in the NDD Lab, was recently awarded a grant from the USC Office of the Vice President for Research. The Support to Promote Advancement of Research and Creativity (SPARC) Graduate Research Grant is a merit-based award designed to ignite research and creative excellence across all disciplines at the University of

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