2005 ART Students

Melanie Couture
Name: Melanie Couture (Graduated)

University: McGill

Discipline: Post-Doc, OT

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisor (s): Dr. E. Fombonne

ART Program Mentor (s): Dr. L. Mottron, Dr. I. Smith, Dr. L. Zwaigenbaum

Title of research project: Impact of sensory processing and motor skills on activities of daily living in children with autism spectrum disorders.

E-mail: melanie.couture@muhc.mcgill.ca

Samantha
Goldwater-Adler

Name: Samantha Goldwater-Adler (Withdrew July 2006)

University: Dalhousie

Discipline: PhD., Clinical Psychology

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisor(s): Dr. S. Bryson

ART Program Mentor(s): Dr. P. Szatmari, Dr. J. Volden

Title of research project: Bullying of Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders: A review of the literature & development of an intervention study

E-mail: goldwater-adler@dal.ca

Paula Hutchinson

Name: Paula Hutchinson (Graduated)

University: Dalhousie

Discipline: PhD., Interdisciplinary Program

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisor: Dr. S. Bryson

ART Program Mentors: Dr. W. Roberts, Dr. L. Tidmarsh

Title of research project: Needs of families waiting for a diagnostic assessment of autism/ASD: Professionals' and parents' perspectives

E-mail: p_hutchinson@yahoo.com

Cynthia Koning

Name: Cynthia Koning

University: Alberta

Discipline: PhD., OT

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisor: Dr. J. Volden & Dr. Evans

ART Program Mentors: Dr. S. Bryson, Dr. P. Szatmari, Dr. W. Roberts

Title of research project: Social skills intervention for children and adolescents with Asperger's syndrome

E-mail: ckoning@cha.ab.ca

Anna Matejka-Grivas

Name: Anna Matejka-Grivas

University: McGill

Discipline: Ph.D., Applied Child Psychology

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisor: Dr. J. Burack

ART Program Mentors: Dr. J. Volden, Dr. L. Zwaigenbaum, Dr. L. Tidmarsh

Title of research project: Are Pictures worth a thousand words? Testing the validity &reliability of two versions of the Pictorial Infant Communication scales (PICS)

E-mail: annamatejka@yahoo.ca

Danielle Ostfield
Name: Danielle Ostfield (Graduated)

University: McGill

Discipline: MA/PhD, Educational Psychology

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisor: Dr. K. Cornish

ART Program Mentors: Dr. L. Tidmarsh, Dr. W. Roberts, Dr. A. Kingstone

Title of research project: Are increases in joint attention behaviours related to changes in face processing tendencies among children with autism?

E-mail: danielleostfield@sympatico.ca

Fabienne Samson
Name: Fabienne Samson (Graduated)

University: University of Montreal

Discipline: MSc. Psychiatry

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisor: Dr. L. Mottron

ART Program Mentors: Dr. E. Fombonne, Dr. W. Roberts, Dr. A. Evans

Title of research project: Behavioral and fMRI investigation of complex sounds processing in high functioning autism

E-mail: fabienne.samson@umontreal.ca
Kerri Staples
Name: Kerri Staples (Graduated)

University: McGill

Discipline: PhD., Kinesiology

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisor: Dr. G. Reid

ART Program Mentors: Dr. J. Burack, Dr. I. Smith, Dr. S. Bryson

Title of research project: Motor behaviour of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

E-mail: kstapl@po-box.mcgill.ca

Lixin Wang
Name: Lixin Wang (Withdrew July 2006)

University: Univeristy of Montreal

Discipline: PhD., Psychology

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisor: Dr. L. Mottron

ART Program Mentors: Dr. E. Fombonne, Dr. W. Roberts, Dr. S. Bryson

Title of research project: ERP study on hierarchical visual perception in persons with autism

E-mail: lxwang@bnu.edu.cn

Jodi Yager

Name: Jodi Yager (Graduated)

University: Simon Fraser

Discipline: PhD., Psychology

ART Track: 3 year program

Program Supervisor: Dr. G. Iarocci

ART Program Mentors: Dr. P. Szatmari, Dr. S. Bryson, Dr. J. Volden

Title of research project: Understanding social functioning in Autism Spectrum Disorders: The development of a standardized measure.

E-mail: jyager@shaw.ca

Lab Website Link : www.sfu.ca/autism-lab




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