TRAINEES 2017
 
Amanda Binns

Name:Amanda Binns

University: Western University

Discipline: PhD Candidate, Speech Language Pathology

Program Supervisor: Janis Oram Cardy

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Brian, Mirenda, and Volden

Playing with Parents: Evaluating the effect of a parent-coaching therapy on language outcomes in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Email: abinns3@uwo.ca
Ada Chan

Name:Ada Chan

University: University of Toronto

Discipline: PhD Candidate, Genetics

Program Supervisor: Stephen Scherer

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Kelley, Paterson, and Szatmari

Investigating the genotypes and phenotypes of autism spectrum disorder using whole-genome sequencing

Email: adajs.chan@mail.utoronto.ca

Erin Dempsey

Name: Erin Dempsey

University: Dalhousie University

Discipline: PhD Candidate, Psychology

Program Supervisor: Isabel Smith

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Brian, Vaillancourt, and Volden

Language skills in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Contributions of play and executive functioning

Email: erin.dempsey@dal.ca

Laura Gilmour

Name:Laura Gilmour

University: University of Alberta

Discipline: PhD Candidate, Educational psychology

Program Supervisor: Veronica Smith

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Mirenda, Nicholas, and Weiss

Implementation of a therapeutic novel to assist students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and internationally adopted students in acquisition of social skills important to Canadian culture

Email: llgilmou@ualberta.ca

Patrick Jachyra

Name:Patrick Jachyra

University: University of Toronto

Discipline: PhD Candidate, Rehabilitation Sciences

Program Supervisor: Barbara Gibson

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Anagnostou, Nicholas, and Weiss

Enhancing physical activity participation among Canadian adolescents diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Email: patrick.jachyra@utoronto.ca

Nida Latif

Name:Nida Latif

University: Queen’s University

Discipline: PhD Candidate, Psychology

Program Supervisor: Aparna Nadig

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Brian, Smith, and Volden

Investigating the cognitive processes involved in conversational interaction in autism spectrum disorder

Email: n.latif@queensu.ca

Andrea Maughan

Name:Andrea Maughan

University: York University

Discipline: PhD Candidate, Psychology

Program Supervisor: Jonathan Weiss

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Iarocci, Kelley, and Volden

Changes in the parent-child relationship following cognitive behavioural therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder

Email: amaughan@yorku.ca

Busisiwe Ncube

Name:Busisiwe Ncube

University: York University

Discipline: PhD Candidate, Psychology

Program Supervisor: Adrienne Perry

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Burack, Iarocci, and Nicholas

Factors contributing to parent stress in parents of children with autism

Email: busi.louise@gmail.com

Magali Segers

Name:Magali Segers

University: York University

Discipline: PhD Candidate, Clinical Developmental Psychology

Program Supervisor: James Bebko

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Bertone, Johnson, and Kennedy

Psychophysiological Indicators of Multisensory Processing in Autism Spectrum Disorders and Typical Development: A Pupillometry Study

Email: msegers@yorku.ca

Michelle Siu

Name:Michelle Siu

University: Hospital for Sick Children

Discipline: Postdoctoral Fellow, Epigenetics

Program Supervisor: Rosanna Weksberg

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Johnson, Kennedy, and Paterson

Epigenetic and genetic determinants of autism spectrum disorder

Email: michelle.siu@sickkids.ca

Shalini Sivathasan

Name:Shalini Sivathasan

University: McGill University

Discipline: PhD Candidate, School & Applied Child Psychology

Program Supervisor: Eve-Marie Quintin

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Hyde, Iarocci, and Szatmari

Multimodal emotion recognition in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: the case of music, face, and voice

Email: shalini.sivathasan@mail.mcgill.ca

Azin Taheri

Name:Azin Taheri

University: York University

Discipline: PhD Candidate, Psychology

Program Supervisor: Adrienne Perry

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Brian, Smith, and Szatmari

Developing evidence-based assessment guidelines for the diagnosis of ASD in different age and IQ subgroups

Email: azint@yorku.ca

Victoria Ting

Name: Victoria Ting

University: York University

Discipline: PhD, Developmental Psychology

Program Supervisor: Jonathan Weiss

ART Program Mentors: Dr. G. Iarocci, Dr. E. Kelley, Dr. E. Anagnostou

Title of Research Project: Emotion regulation in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Parental co-regulation as a mediator of treatment outcome

Email: victing@yorku.ca

Dominic Trevisan

Name:Dominic Trevisan

University: Simon Fraser University

Discipline: PhD Candidate, Educational psychology

Program Supervisor: Elina Birmingham

ART Program Mentors: Drs. Iarocci, Mirenda, and Tanaka

Understanding Autistic Children's Emotional Awareness Through the Production and Perception of Facial Expressions

Email: azint@yorku.ca

 
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