My interests are in infant and early childhood mental health, parent-mediated interventions, early detection of autism spectrum disorder, and interventions for young children with autism. Mental health plays a big role in everyone’s wellbeing, even for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Infant and early childhood mental health refers to the social and emotional abilities of children 5 and under, particularly in the context of their relationships to caregivers. It is important that these first relationships are trusting and caring. Early relationships provide a base for later development.
Training and Education
PhD, Psychology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
MS, Psychology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
BA, Psychology and Sociology, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa
LEND, University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa