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Emily Kuschner

Dr. Kuschner is a clinical psychologist and scientist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Radiology Department and the Center for Autism Research. Dr. Kuschner earned her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Rochester. Her graduate research focused on visuospatial processing style and play in children with ASD, as well as characterization and differential diagnosis of children with comorbid Down syndrome and ASD. Dr. Kuschner completed her pre-doctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center, and was previously a faculty psychologist in the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. In her clinical work, Dr. Kuschner conducts diagnostic assessments and therapy (individual and social skills groups) for children and adolescents with ASD. In research, she is working with Dr. Timothy Roberts on the Simons Variation in Individuals Project (Simons VIP), a multisite research network examining medical, learning, and behavioral features of individuals with small chromosome deletions and duplications associated with ASD. In addition, Dr. Kuschner's research focuses on the characterization and development of new treatment approaches for food selectivity (i.e., picky eating) in school-age children and adolescents with ASD.

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