My research centers around interventions for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). I am interested in finding solutions for behavior issues, developing social interaction skills, and improving conversational language for children and adolescents with ASD.
Before getting my PhD, I worked in the field with students with special needs as a special education teacher, the inclusion specialist for children with Autism at FPG Child Development Institute in Chapel Hill, NC, and an interventionist at a private therapy center. More recently, I have been conducting autism research, including a postdoctoral fellowship and a social skills research study at Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis.
In addition, I love to travel and to explore outdoor markets everywhere I go.
Current Projects and Grants
Spencer Foundation Small Grant, "Disability, Discipline, and Disparities: Does Special Education Help or Hurt Disadvantaged Students?”
- Indiana University Collaborative Research Grant (IUCRG), "Development of a Novel Technology-based Self-regulation Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder." Website: http://education.indiana.edu/faculty/initiatives/autism-project.html
Proffitt Endowment Grant, “The Autism Social Self-Reflection Project: Can social skills generalize outside of the lab?”