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All study procedures have been modified to help prevent transmission of COVID-19. There are several ways we try to minimize your risk. We limit the number of times participants have to come to the Yale Child Study Center by moving several procedures online. Prior to any in-person visit, we will ask if you have had any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with anyone who has or had COVID-19. During research visits, we will reduce the time you are exposed to other people as much as possible. Our team wears masks at all times and additional protective equipment (e.g., face shields, lab coats) for some procedures. All surfaces will be wiped down before and after your visit. We ask that participants wear a mask or face covering throughout their research visit. To learn more about research participation during COVID-19, read Yale’s Research Participant Information Sheet.

Research in the Sukhodolsky Lab focuses on behavioral treatments for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We study how these treatments work and how they change the brain. In order to do this research, we work with child and adolescent participants with and without ASD. We also collaborate on projects with researchers at Yale and other academic institutions. See below for descriptions of current and past research in our lab.

    • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Anxiety and Autism 
    • Behavior Therapy for Irritability and Aggression (BTIA) in Adolescents with Autism 
    • Brain Mechanisms of Social and Emotional Development 
    • ACE Multisite Study of Adolescent and Adult Transitions 
    • Pivotal Response Treatment for Children with ASD 
    • Neurofeedback for OCD
    • Tantrum Tool 
    • Neural Mechanisms of Irritability and Aggression in Children Across Diagnostic Categories 
    • Clinical Efficacy and Neural Mechanisms of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Irritability and Aggression in Children and Adolescents 
    • Real-Time fMRI Neurofeedback for Tourette Syndrome 
    • Parent Training for Disruptive Behavior and Noncompliance in Young Children with Autism 
    • Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT) in Children and Adults with Tourette Syndrome