Education & Training
- B.A. New York University, NY
My research focuses on how infants learn and put new motor skills to use both in exploring their surroundings and interacting with caregivers. Reciprocally, I am also interested in how caregivers’ communication to their infants changes on real and developmental timescales and specifically, around the emergence of new motor skills (e.g., the onset of walking). Current projects also examine individual differences in motor skill acquisition, real-world infant movement in the home, and movement kinematics with the use of a gait carpet. I study these questions using dense, longitudinal datasets in both typically developing infants and those at risk for autism spectrum disorder.