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

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

Research Interests

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



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

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  • Ph.D., University of Washington (Washington) (1985)
  • M.S., Pennsylvania State University (Pennsylvania) (1978)
  • B.S., Towson University (Maryland) (1977)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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.

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.

Landa, R., Swartz, K., & Folstein, M. (1994). A brief method of assessing communication in psychiatric patients. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 27, 395-408.

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.

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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