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College of
Health Sciences

Cora Taylor
Assistant Professor
Clinical Psychologist

Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute
120 Hamm Drive
Lewisburg, PA 17837

Cora M Taylor, PhD

Research Interests

My current research interests focus on early screening and identification of children with autism. While research has emphasized that early identification of autism is integral to facilitate services, the average age of diagnosis of ASD is well beyond the age at which it can be accurately diagnosed. A variety of screening measures have emerged to identify children at risk for autism, but much work still needs to be done to make ensure that these measures are fully identifying children who need autism evaluations, without over-identifying children who do not have an autism spectrum disorder. Our screening measures need to accurately and efficiently identify and differentiate between children with autism, children with developmental delays, and children with behavioral disorders.

Recent Publications

  • Taylor CM, Soares N & Drumheller R . (2014, July). How can child life specialists help hospitalized kids?. Consultant for Pediatricians , 13(7), 310-312. 
  • Taylor CM, Vehorn A, Noble H, Weitlauf AS & Warren ZE. (2014, Sep). Can metrics of reporting bias enhance early autism screening measures? . Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders , 44(9), 2375-2380. Full Text
  • Newsom CR, Weitlauf AS, Taylor CM, Warren ZE . (2012, Winter). Parenting adults with ASD: Lessons for researchers and clinicians. Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics , 2(3), 199-205. 
  • Yaw JS, Skinner CH, Parkhurst J, Taylor CM, Booher J, Chambers K. (2011, Mar). Extending research on a computer-based sight-word reading intervention to a student with autism. Journal of Behavioral Education , 20 (1), 44-54. Full Text


PhD, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2007-2012

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