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Benjamin E. Yerys

Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Scientist, Center for Autism Research, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania
Psychologist, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania
Director, Data and Statistical Core, Center for Autism Research, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Center for Autism Research
2716 South Street, 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Office: 2674261470
Education:
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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