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Evidence Basis for Teaching Social Skills with Teens with ASD

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Published: 04/18/2018

Aarti Nair Aarti Nair, Ph.D.

Aarti Nair, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral fellow with the UCLA Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center and the UCLA PEERS® Clinic at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Dr. Nair received her bachelor's degree in psychology and anthropology from the University of Mumbai, and her master’s degree in clinical psychology from UNC Charlotte. In 2015, Dr. Nair received her Ph.D. in neuropsychology from the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology in San Diego, CA. Her primary research interests lie in multimodal imaging studies of social cognition in ASD, specifically using fcMRI and DTI techniques to quantify connectivity differences within this population. As a fellow for the PEERS® Clinic, Dr. Nair co-facilitates the PEERS® for Preschoolers social skills training groups and serves as an intake clinician under the mentorship of Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson. She is also a clinical neuropsychology fellow in the Medical Psychology Assessment Center (MPAC) at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior.



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