Associate Professor in Residence
Ph.D., 2007, University of Connecticut
The focus of Dr, Kleinman’s research interests have shifted from using screening tools to detect autism spectrum disorders in toddlers to determining ways to enhance comprehension of information taught in psychology courses. She is currently developing self-assessment tools for students to utilize, particularly in introductory level science courses. Her other interests include:
- Teaching Effectiveness
- Educational Technology
- Early Detection of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Kleinman, J., Ventola, P., Pandey, J., Boorstein, H., Esser, E., Wilson, L., Marshia, G., Barton, M., Hodgson, S., Green, J., Dumont-Mathieu, T., Robins, D., Volkmar, F., Chawarska, K., & Klin, A. (2008). The Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers: A follow-up study investigating the early detection of autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 38, 827-839.
Kleinman, J. Ventola, P., Pandey, J., Verbalis, A., Barton, M., Green, J., Hodgson, S., Robins, D., & Fein, D. (2008). Diagnostic stability and prediction of outcome in very young children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 38, 606-615.
Schultz, R. T., Grelotti, D. J., Klin, A., Kleinman, J., Van der Gaag, C., Marois, R. & Skudlarski, P (2003). The role of the fusiform face area in social cognition: Implications for the pathobiology of autism. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Series B, 358, 415-427.
Kleinman, J., Marciano, P. L., & Ault, R. L. (2001). Advanced theory of mind in high functioning adults with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 30, 29-36.