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Benjamin E. Yerys

Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Center for Autism Research
2716 South Street, 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Office: 2674261470
A.B. (Psychology)
Washington University in St. Louis, 1998.
M.A. (Psychology)
University of Denver, 2002.
Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology)
University of Denver, 2006.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern, Clinical Psychology, University of California-San Diego/VA Healthcare, San Diego, CA, 2005-2006.
Post-Doctoral Fellow in Psychology, T32 Intellectual & Disabilities Research Center, Children's Research Institute, Center for Neuroscience Research and Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, D.C., 2006-2008.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

I am a clinical child psychologist with a specialization in assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, intellectual disorder). I also provide behavioral and cognitive-behavioral treatments to reduce behavior problems, anxiety, and cognitive rigidity in youth with autism spectrum disorders.

Description of Research Expertise

My research focuses on the non-social aspects of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), including core symptoms of repetitive behaviors and common difficulties with attention, and executive function. I am interested in discovering the underlying biology so we may develop more precise treatments for children with ASD. I most commonly use neurocognitive measures, functional MRI, and resting state MRI, but also have ongoing questions that integrate genetic and eye tracking methods.
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Last updated: 11/24/2019
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