Anna Porter wins at Discovery Day

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Anna Porter Wins At Discovery Day

Anna Porter wins at Discovery Day

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Undergraduate student Anna Porter presented her poster titled ​The Relation Between Anxiety and Heart  Rate in Women with the FMR1 Premutation During Direct and Averted Gaze at the 2015 University of South Carolina ​Discovery Day. The poster received the first place award in the Psychology and Neurosciences B section. Congratulations, Anna!


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Geoff Marston Receives Award

Geoff Marston Receives Award

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Congratulations to Geoff Marston, an undergraduate research assistant with the Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Research Lab, for receiving the Capstone Scholars’ Magellan Apprentice award! This award allows promising students to engage in mentored research. Geoff’s project will focus on the relationship between autonomic functioning and cognitive styles in women with the FMR1 premutation.


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Dr Jane Roberts Faculty Profile

Dr Jane Roberts Faculty Profile

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The University of South Carolina College of Arts and Sciences features Dr. Jane Roberts profile on their website. Read Dr Jane Roberts Faculty Profile to hear more about her research on the early diagnosis and treatment of autism and other developmental disabilities.

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Infants with down syndrome

Infants with Down syndrome

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Do you have an infant with Down syndrome? We are currently recruiting infants with Down syndrome 13 months and younger in Columbia, SC and it’s surrounding areas to participant in our research study!

The goal of this study is to learn more about early development in Down syndrome:

  • Participant takes about 2 hours.
  • Participation involves an assessment of the infant’s developmental skills using play-based assessments, and an interview with parents regarding their child’s development and physiology.
  • Participants are compensated for their time.

Want to learn more? Contact Jessica Scherr at scherr@email.sc.edu or Laura Hahn at HAHNLJ@mailbox.sc. We can also be reached by phone at (803) 777-5676.


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Jessi Scherr Interning

Jessi Scherr Interning at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

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Jessi Scherr got selected to complete her doctoral internship at a top APA accredited internship site at Nationwide Children’s Hospital with an emphasis in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.  She is looking forward to continuing her clinical training in assessment and intervention with children and families that are influenced by developmental disabilities, as well as gaining experience with clinical research.


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fragile x families in charlotte

Fragile X Families in Charlotte

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Do you have a child with fragile X syndrome or the fragile X premutation? We are currently recruiting fragile X families in Charlotte, NC and it’s surrounding areas to participate in our research studies! We are also recruiting women who are carriers of the fragile X premutation who do not have children.

The goal of our studies is to learn about behavioral and language profiles associated with fragile X and the fragile X premutation.

  • Participation generally takes about 3 hours.
  • Participants may be asked to complete some interviews and tasks that involve words, sentences, and puzzles, depending on the participant’s age and ability level.
  • Each participant is compensated for their time and travel.
  • We can schedule the assessment at a time that is convenient for you, including weekends.

Want to learn more? Contact Jessica Klusek at klusek@mailbox.sc.edu or (803) 777-5676.


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Rainey Hughes will join the University of Houston

Rainey Hughes will join the University of Houston

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Rainey Hughes will join the University of Houston’s School Psychology PhD program for the fall of 2016. Her research at the University of Houston will focus on intervention-related issues for children with autism spectrum disorder including the influence of family factors on treatment decisions and how mental health providers implement treatments. Rainey was a USC Magellan Scholar and Undergraduate Research Assistant with the Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Research Lab here at the University of South Carolina. Congratulations, Rainey. You will be missed!

 

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Laura Hahn will join the University of Illinois

Laura Hahn will join the University of Illinois

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Laura Hahn will join the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences as an Assistant Professor in August 2015. Laura will continue her research on characterizing early social and cognitive abilities in infants and children with neurogenetic disorders (i.e., fragile X syndrome, Down syndrome). Congratulations, Laura!


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bridgette tones will join purdue

Bridgette Tonnsen will join Purdue University

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Bridgette Tonnsen will join Purdue University’s Department of Psychological Sciences as an assistant professor of clinical psychology in August of 2015. As part of the Purdue Autism Network, Bridgette will continue her research in the early development of children and families affected by neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g. autism, fragile X syndrome) using integrated clinical, experimental, and psychophysiological methods. Congratulations, Bridgette!


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Bridgette Tonnsen Receives Travel Award

Bridgette Tonnsen Receives Travel Award

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Doctoral candidate Bridgette Tonnsen received the APA Division 33 Graduate Student Travel Award for the 48th Annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Congratulations, Bridgette!


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