- Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1985
Teaching and Research Interests
Research focuses on social-emotional and cognitive development in atypical children; randomized control treatment studies of social and communication behavior in children with autism. Current Research Projects: NICHD: Project 4 of Autism Center of Excellence, Promoting communication in toddlers with autism: NIMH: Collaborative RO1 Interventions for Communication in Autism Network; HRSA: Autism Intervention Research Network for Behavioral Health; Autism Speaks: Characterizing Cognition in Nonverbal Individuals with Autism; Autism Speaks: Optimizing Communication Outcomes in Infants at Risk for Autism
Kasari, C., Freeman, S., & Paparella, T. (2006). Joint attention and symbolic play in young children with autism: A randomized controlled intervention study. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 47, 611-620.
Chamberlain, B.,, Kasari, C. & Rotheram, E. (2007). Isolation or involvement? The social networks of children with autism in regular classes. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 37, 230-242.
Kasari, C., Paparella, T, Freeman, S.N., & Jahromi, L (2008). Language outcome in autism: Randomized comparison of joint attention and play interventions. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76, 125-137.
Kasari, C., Locke, J., Gulsrud, A., & Rotheram-Fuller, E. (2010, in press). Social networks and friendships at school: Comparing children with and without autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
Kasari, C., & Lawton, K (2010, in press). New directions in behavioral treatment of autism spectrum disorders. Current Opinion in Neurology.