Autism Lab


Name: Roseann C. Schaaf, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Position: Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy
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Name: Catherine Verrier Piersol, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
Position: Department Chair & Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy

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Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Autism Study Participants Needed

Is your child diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Is your child between 5 years and 8 years 11 months?

Your child may be eligible for a study of occupational therapy following the principles of sensory integration to improve quality of life and functional skills in children with autism.

The study involves 45-minute fMRI scans to observe brain activity and involves 30 treatment sessions over 10-12 weeks at Thomas Jefferson University Outpatient Clinic at 833 Chestnut Street.

Participants are compensated.

For more information please contact Kathryn Dent, Study Research Assistant at