Maranda is currently a PhD student at the Early Intervention Research Group. She graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in psychology and a minor in neuroscience. Following graduation, Maranda was a research assistant for two years at EIRG working as an assessor for two of our clinical trials testing the efficacy of parent-mediated language interventions for children with autism. Currently, Maranda is pursuing her PhD in communication sciences and disorders and her clinical certification in speech-language pathology. As a graduate student, Maranda is focused on the incorporation of neurological methods in intervention research and optimization of early identification for children with autism. She hopes that we can use these methods to help further the understanding of language development in autism with the long term goal of improving outcomes for children with autism.
Favorite children’s book: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Favorite childhood toy: Doll house
Favorite childhood snack: Peanut butter and crackers (as you can see from her picture!)