Meredith Pecukonis

Doctoral Student in Developmental Science

  • Title Doctoral Student in Developmental Science
  • Office 152
  • Education B.S., Psychology/Neuroscience, University of Maryland College Park

I am a fourth year doctoral student in the Developmental Science program at Boston University. I received my B.S. in psychology with a minor in neuroscience from the University of Maryland, College Park. My current research focuses on identifying the neural, behavioral, and socioecological correlates of language deficits in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). I am particularly interested in using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to study how the brains of young children with ASD function during real-world social interactions, such as shared book reading. In my future work, I plan to continue using a multimethod approach to better understand which variables impact language development in ASD, and how we can best leverage these variables to improve language outcomes.

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