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Dr. Grossman's research is focused on various aspects of face-to-face communication in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). She is specifically interested in how children with ASD integrate and produce verbal and nonverbal information, such as facial expressions and prosody. Dr. Grossman's work has been published in several refereed journals, including Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry; Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research; Journal of Nonverbal Behavior; and Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. 

Dr. Grossman teaches graduate and undergraduate classes on subjects ranging from autism to neuro-anatomy and neurogenic disorders.  She is always happy to involve students in her research. 

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B.S., Boston University
M.S., Boston University
Ph.D., Boston University

Areas of Expertise

  • Autism
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication Sciences & Disorders