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Frederick Shic, PhD

Director, Technology and Innovation Laboratory (TIL); Co-Director, Yale Early Social Cognition Laboratory (YESCog)

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Frederick Shic, PhD

Research Summary

Fred focuses on the exploration of new technologies and methodologies for enriching both our understanding of ASD and the lives of children with ASD. His current research interests include using eye-tracking to study visual social attention in ASD, computational modeling to describe gaze patterns in terms of perceptual characteristics, the development of gaze contingent interactive technologies, using electrodermal activity to index autonomic arousal in infants and toddlers, and the development of specialized software applications for both education and augmentative and alternative communication.

Specialized Terms: Autism; Eye-tracking; Gaze-contingent technology; Magnetic resonance spectroscopy; Galvanic skin response; Electrodermal activity; Augmentative and alternative communication


Research Interests

Autistic Disorder; Child Psychiatry; Galvanic Skin Response; Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy; Technology

Selected Publications

Clinical Trials

ConditionsStudy Title
Child Development & Autism; Genetics - Adult; Genetics - Pediatric; Mental Health & Behavioral ResearchPivotal Response Treatment for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders (PRT)