Jessica Bradshaw, University of South Carolina
Professor of Clinical Child Psychology King's College London
Looking beyond autism in infant autism sibling studies: Understanding developmental mechanisms and clinical implications
Tony Charman is Professor in Clinical Child Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London. His research investigates social cognitive development in children with autism and the clinical application of this work via screening, diagnostic, epidemiological, intervention, and family history studies. He is the lead Clinical Psychologist in a specialist service for children with autism and complex neurodevelopmental conditions at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. He has published more than 400 peer-reviewed papers and over 30 book chapters. He has served on a number of expert panels for the MRC and NICE in the UK, NIH in the USA and the WHO.
Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Dudley Allen Sargent Professor of Pediatric Rehabilitation, Boston University
How infant walking shapes opportunities for social interaction: Lessons from baby siblings
Jana Iverson’s research focuses on relations between early motor development and later-emerging ‘higher-order’ skills (i.e., communication and language). Her research uses a variety of techniques, including studying behavior (i.e., grasping, reaching, sitting, crawling, walking, eye gaze, vocalizations, gestures) and movement kinematics (i.e., wrist acceleration, postural sway, standard gait parameters) to understand how movement and communication develop in infants and young children.
Professor of Psychology Director, Social and Behavioral Data Science, Institute for Data Science and Computing Director, Early Play and Development Lab Research Director, Linda Ray Intervention Center, University of Miami
Baby sibs research from a developmental perspective
Dr. Messinger is a professor in the departments of Psychology, Pediatrics, and Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Miami. He is an interdisciplinary developmental psychologist, and the author of over 120 scientific publications appearing in journals such as Science Reports, Developmental Science, and Molecular Autism. Dr. Messinger employs computational approaches to big behavioral data to understand social, language and emotional development in typically developing children and children affected by autism spectrum disorder. His research has been continuously funded by the US federal government and private foundations for 25 years.