Helen Tager-Flusberg


  • Title Professor
  • Office 64 Cummington Mall
  • Phone (617) 358-5919
  • Education Ph.D., Harvard University

Director: Center for Autism Research Excellence

Research Interests

The overall aims of the research conducted in our center address questions about the phenotypic characteristics of the language, communication, and associated social-cognitive deficits in autism (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disorders. We have three ongoing lines of research:  1) investigating the early behavioral and brain developmental trajectories in infants at risk for autism (in collaboration with Children’s Hospital Boston; 2) comparing autism and specific language impairment in behavioral and fMRI studies of children and adolescents (in collaboration with MIT); 3) our Autism Center Excellence studies on minimally verbal children with autism (in collaboration with colleagues at BU, MGH, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Northeastern).

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