Pascale Carpentier joined the READI Lab this past January to serve as Lead Research Assistant on the HRSA-funded Pathways grant. She graduated from Whitman College in May 2017 with a BA in Psychology and, prior to joining our lab, had worked in Jessica Sommerville’s Early Childhood Cognition Lab.
Pascale has been invaluable for getting Pathways grant up and running. In addition to her many talents and bright disposition, she is also fluent in Spanish and French! As you may already know, the goal of the Pathways grant is to improve early identification of ASD for toddlers from underserved families by increasing their pathways to screening. Through this grant we are conducting focus groups for parents and EI providers, developing shared decision-making materials to foster communication about ASD concerns, and teaching EI providers to use Reciprocal Imitation Training (RIT) for children with ASD symptoms. We will also be seeing children in the lab for some play-based assessments. For more information about this grant, click here.