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Congratulations to Hannah Durham on her new position at Duke University!!

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Hannah Durham graduated from USC this past May and is currently a research assistant in our lab. She has accepted a clinical research specialist position at the Center for Autism and Brain Development at Duke University Medical Center! She will be joining a team who is studying the efficacy of umbilical cord blood infusion for improving outcomes of children with autism spectrum disorder. Congratulations!!


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Congratulations to our newest Ph.D.s! Dr. Marjorie Grefer and Dr. Jessi Scherr

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We are so proud to announce that Jessi Scherr and Marjorie Grefer have received their doctorates in School Psychology!  They have successfully completed their internship experiences are are excited to start their post-graduate careers.  Dr. Jessi Scherr has accepted a two -year postdoctoral research fellowship at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus Ohio specializing in clinical research of assessment and treatment practices of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. Dr. Marjorie Grefer is a certified school psychologist in Lexington County School District One and she is completing postdoctoral hours for licensure in South Carolina. Congratulations!!


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Symposium accepted at South Carolina Autism Conference

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Graduate Students Sara Matherly and Jordan Ezell will be presenting on the Challenges and benefits to identifying and treating anxiety in youth with autism spectrum Disorders at the SC Autism Society conference on Friday, November 4th, 2016!

 


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Currently Recruiting children with Autism

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We are recruiting children who have been diagnosed with Autism!

Who can take part in this study:  Children 30-42 months diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and a developmental delay.

What will participation involve:  Completing some interviews and questionnaires about your thoughts and experiences as well as your child’s development.  Yearly in person assessments of mom and child at your home.  Participants will be compensated  for their time and receive a brief report of their child’s development.

How will this project help families: This information would enable us to support all families affected by neuro-developmental disorders by promoting earlier diagnosis, treatment and support.

How can I get more information: Please contact Ms. Jessica Escorcia via email (uscdevlab@gmail.com) or phone (803-777- 5676). You may also visit our recruitment page.


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Alexis Ruber receives SURF award

Alexis Ruber Receives SURF Award

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Alexis Ruber received a Science Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) award. Alexis will examine eye contact during a social interaction among mothers of children with fragile X syndrome and mothers of children with autism. The study also aims to examine the relationship between sympathetic arousal, measured by skin conductance, and eye contact in these groups. Congratulations, Alexis!


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Publications and Presentations Updated

Publications and Presentations Updated

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Our list of publications and presentations for 2015 has been updated based on our activities over the past year. Check out any of the links to see what we’ve been researching!


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Fragile X Society

Research featured by the Fragile X Society

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New research by members of the Neurodevelopmental Disorders Lab has been recently highlighted by the Fragile X Society. This research focuses on reading development and the role of phonological skills in boys with fragile X syndrome. Read more about our research and potential implications for teaching children with fragile X syndrome to read!


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Anna Porter Awarded First Place

Anna Porter Awarded First Place

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Undergraduate student Anna Porter attended the South Carolina Upstate Research Symposium where she presented her poster titled The Impact of Maternal Anxiety on Child Language Outcomes in Fragile X Syndrome​. The poster was awarded first place in the Psychology and Social Sciences section. Congratulations, Anna!


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Alexis Brewe named a Magellan Scholar

Alexis Brewe named a Magellan Scholar

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Alexis Brewe was named a Magellan scholar in Spring 2015 and awarded a grant for her project on analyzing social play behaviors, such as “showing” and initiating joint attention, as early indicators of autism in high-risk infants. Congratulations, Alexis!


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Laura Hahn Awarded ASPIRE

Dr. Laura Hahn Awarded ASPIRE

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In 2015, Dr. Laura Hahn was awarded an ASPIRE: Advanced Support for Innovative Research Excellence by the University of South Carolina to support her research on early development in Down syndrome. This Down syndrome infant study will examine early visual attention, social initiation, and physiological responses. The results of this work will help her to better understand early development in Down syndrome in order to promote positive development and well-being in these children and their families.


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