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Leah Latterner

Leah is a clinical research assistant working on the CHOP Longitudinal Autism Spectrum Study, which aims to examine early development and developmental trajectories in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Her work specifically will investigate linguistic and social perceptual development in children ages 4-6 with ASD using electroencephalography (EEG). She is also working as a research assistant for the Promoting Perceptual Learning with Oxytocin in Autism study, which evaluates the tolerability and therapeutic potential of oxytocin when paired with a computer game intervention designed to enhance face perception skills.

Leah graduated with honors from Yale University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music. While at Yale she volunteered at a school for students with ASD and worked at an EEG research lab focused on social perception in ASD at the Child Study Center. For her senior thesis, she used eye tracking and EEG to investigate the processes underlying interpersonal entrainment and their relationship to autistic traits. She hopes to pursue a doctorate in clinical psychology with a focus on developmental disorders and is very excited to learn from the amazing researchers and clinicians at the Center for Autism Research

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