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Leah Wang, PhD

Postgraduate Associate in the Child Study Center

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Leah Wang, PhD



Leah Wang is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychology with a focus on autism and developmental disabilities. She completed her doctoral training in clinical psychology at the University of Pennsylvania under the mentorship of Dr. Robert Schultz. As a graduate student, Leah received clinical training at a variety of hospitals and specialty clinics, including the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Nemours Children’s Health, and Hall-Mercer Community Mental Health Center. She has specialized training in early developmental assessment and autism diagnostic assessment, as well as broader experience providing comprehensive psychological assessment, individual therapy, and parent-mediated therapy for children and adolescents. Leah’s research focuses on motor and social communication development in autism, with a particular interest in early development. She received an NRSA fellowship from the NIH to fund her dissertation work, which examined early gait development and its relation to diagnostic and language outcomes in neurotypical and neurodivergent children. As a clinician and a scientist, she is passionate about using innovative, collaborative, and neurodiversity-affirming methods to promote understanding of and improved outcomes for people on the autism spectrum.

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