The Biology of Stress and The Science of Hope

UConn’s Collaboratory of School and Child Health and the Neag School of Education present Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope, a film exploring the relationships between early childhood stress and later biological outcomes. The screening will be accompanied by a panel discussion led by James Redford, Director; Alice Forrester, Chief Executive Officer of the Clifford Beers Clinic in New Haven; and Paul Diego Holzer, Executive Director of Achieve Hartford! in Hartford. Please join us at 6pm on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at the Student Union Theater. Click here for more information on this event.

Undergraduate student presents with Letty Naigles at 2016 McNair Summer Research Poster Exhibit

Chelsea Meagher presents at the 2016 McNair Scholars Summer Poster Session.

Chelsea Meagher, a cognitive science major working with Dr. Naigles, presented a poster entitled Language & Brain: How Early Language Complexity Relates to Current Auditory Brain Functioning in Typically-Developing Children and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders at the 2016 UCONN McNair Scholars Annual Summer Research Poster Exhibit. Read more about her poster here.

Letty Naigles’ new article discussed on Spectrum News

“You’re telling me!” Prevalence and Predictors of Pronoun Reversals in Children with ASD and Typical Development by Letty Naigles and colleagues was published in Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders this spring. Read more about the article and its findings in this article by Spectrum News. See below for the full citation.

Naigles, L., Cheng, M., Xu Rattasone, N., Tek, S., Khetrapal, N., Fein, D., & Demuth, K.  (2016) “You’re telling me!” Prevalence and Predictors of Pronoun Reversals in Children with ASD and Typical Development. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders 27, 11-20. DOI:10.1016/j.rasd.2016.03.008.

Kimberly Cuevas receives two early career awards

Assistant Professor Cuevas received the Kucharski Young Investigator Award from the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology for academic accomplishments and independent, significant and sustained contributions to the field. She was also awarded the APA Division 7 (Developmental) Early Career Outstanding Paper Award for her 2014 Developmental Science paper,  “What’s mom got to do with it?  Contributions of maternal executive function and caregiving to the development of executive function across early childhood.