In the face of novel coronavirus pandemic, the Virginia Tech Autism Clinic — headed by Angela Scarpa, a professor in the Department of Psychology — moved all in-person consultations, therapy, and diagnostic assessments to a secure, online format.
Erika Hernandez, a Ph.D. candidate in developmental psychology, is examining intergenerational reminiscing in underrepresented families and the impact it can have on the socio-emotional development of children.
The clinic — a converted 2004 Itasca Spirit Winnebago — provides clinical care, support, and therapy sessions for families and children who have autism spectrum disorder, a group of developmental disorders that impacts a person’s ability to communicate and function socially in many areas of life.
The Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research and Autism Clinic are hosting a one-day conference April 26, with talks and workshops focused on accessing community treatments, self-determination, financial needs planning, and more.
Ollendick, a Virginia Tech professor of clinical psychology, is the lead editor of a newly published textbook that will be used worldwide by academics and practitioners of child psychology and psychiatry.
One of the major issues for children is dealing with and accepting things they do not understand. Their ability to make sense out of the unknown is limited by their cognitive ability. They’ll rely on others – parents, siblings, teachers and others – to help them figure it out.
The Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research will host its fourth annual Northern Virginia Autism Research Symposium Sept. 21 in Falls Church, Virginia, bringing experts in autism together with individuals with autism and/or their family members for a day of presentations and discussion.
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute’s sixth annual Brain School, Hijacking and Augmenting the Brain: Drugs, Bugs, and Devices, will focus on how outside factors can influence the brain’s chemistry and decision-making capacity and how the brain can interface with the outside world through digital devices.
The award is presented to those who have consistently contributed to the field of clinical psychology throughout their careers. Ollendick was chosen because of the impact of his work on clinical psychology and the strong letters of nomination from colleagues and support from the society’s board of directors.
Three psychology faculty members in the College of Science are co-editing the new Oxford Handbook of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, a book that will be the reference volume for academics and practitioners of child psychology and psychiatry in the years to come.
The Department of Psychology will hold a “red carpet” public viewing of the film on Friday at 6 p.m. in 281 Davidson Hall. The viewing will be followed by a panel discussion that will involve faulty, students, police, and community members.
The Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research will host a one-day seminar March 4 in Falls Church, Virginia, for scientists, professionals, educators, students, and health-care providers in the field of autism, and individuals with autism and/or their family members to learn about new insights in the disorder.
A parent’s incarceration has immediate, devastating effects on a family. Now, Virginia Tech and University of Toronto researchers say there’s a longer term risk: Men who as children experienced a family member’s incarceration are approximately twice as likely to have a heart attack in later adulthood in comparison to men who were not exposed to such a childhood trauma.
Virginia Tech’s proposed School of Neuroscience is closer to opening after Board of Visitors' approval.
“This is a step in Virginia Tech’s development into a 21st century land grant university. Every discipline grounded in human decision-making and human interaction will be transformed by our rapidly expanding understanding of how the brain works. Students across the disciplines who participate in our neuroscience curriculum will be in positions to lead in their chosen fields.”