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Rebecca Landa, M.S., Ph.D.

Director, Center for Autism and Related Disorders
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


  • Director, Center for Autism and Related Disorders
  • Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Centers & Institutes

  • Wendy Klag Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities

Research Interests

Pragmatic language disorders; Early intervention of autism and language impairments; Early detection of developmental delay; Autism


  • English
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    • B.S., Towson University, Towson, Maryland, 1977
    • M.S., Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania, 1979
    • Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 1985
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    Selected Publications

    1. Landa, R., Folstein, S., & Isaacs, C.  (1991).  Spontaneous narrative discourse performance of parents of autistic individuals.  Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 34, 1339-1345. 
    2. Landa, R., Piven, J., Wzorek, M., Gayle, J., Chase,G., & Folstein, S. (1992). Social language use in parents of autistic individuals. Psychological Medicine, 22, 245-254. 
    3. Landa, R., Swartz, K., & Folstein, M. (1994).  A brief method of assessing communication in psychiatric patients.  Journal of Psychiatric Research, 27, 395-408. 
    4. Goldberg, M.C., Zee, D.S., Lasker, A.G., Garth, E., Tien, A., & Landa, R.  (2002). Deficits in the initiation of eye movements in the absence of visual targets in adolescents with high functioning autism.  Neuropsychologia, 1426, 1 - 11.
    5. Mostofsky, S., Denckla, M., Goldberg, M., & Landa, R.. (in press). Cognitive aspects of cerebellar function in individuals with autism. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society.
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    • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Child Psychiatry

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    3901 Greenspring Avenue
    Baltimore, MD 21053

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