Yanru Chen

Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Title Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Education B.A., Chinese Language and Literature/Education Psychology, Guangzhou University
    M.A., Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    M.A., Education, Durham University
    Ph.D., Intellectual Disability & Autism, Columbia University

I am a postdoctoral associate at CARE and the project manager of a longitudinal, multi-site project, Predicting and Optimizing Language Outcomes in minimally verbal autistic children. I received my Ph.D. in the Intellectual Disability and Autism program from Columbia University and have multiple years of experience working with autistic children and their families in both research and school settings, providing naturalistic developmental behavioral interventions as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and standardized and observational assessments as a trained and reliable ADOS administrator. My research focuses on executive function, language development, and social communication and engagement in autistic children using behavioral measures, electroencephalograph (EEG), parent and teacher reports, and large-scale data, aiming to promote social-emotional development and school success for autistic children.

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