Tanya Paparella

Title(s)HS Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
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    Dr. Tanya Paparella is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Child Psychiatry at UCLA. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and Co-Director of the UCLA KidsConnect Autism Treatment Program. As a director, she coordinates the comprehensive, multidisciplinary evaluation and treatment for young children on the autism spectrum. She is also a Co-Founder of the UCLA CAN REACH Training Program, which provides community professionals and parents with pro-bono best practice treatment information for individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Paparella provides year-round clinical instruction for students, interns, and M.D. residents and fellows from different specialties. Her research interests and many publications focus on core deficits of social and emotional development, effectiveness of early intervention and predictors of best outcome, and best practice interdisciplinary treatment and curricula for young children on the autism spectrum.

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    1. Comparative efficacy of an early intervention "parent and me" program for infants showing signs of autism: The Baby JASPER model. Infant Behav Dev. 2024 Apr 27; 76:101952. Gulsrud AC, Shih W, Paparella T, Kasari C. PMID: 38678861.
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    2. Play Idea Curriculum for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Delays. 2023. Freeman, S., Hayashida, K. & Paparella, T.
    3. Predictors of Attrition in a Randomized Trial of a Social Communication Intervention for Infant-Toddlers at Risk for Autism. J Autism Dev Disord. 2023 Aug; 53(8):3023-3033. Sterrett K, Magaña MT, Gulsrud A, Paparella T, Kasari C. PMID: 35678946.
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    4. Executive Function in the Early Childhood Classroom. 2021. Freeman, S., Gross, S., Hayashida, K. & Paparella, T., Paley, B., Delja, J. R., Gorospe, C., M. & Yarema, V., G.
    5. Autism 360. Treatment in ASD: Areas of Unmet Need in the United States. 2019. Freeman, S. & Paparella, T.
    6. Brief report: Therapy participation and behavioral, social, and adaptive symptom presentation in children with autism spectrum disorder. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities. 2018; 4(53):428-437. Freeman, S. F. N., Paparella, T., Kim, J., Whelan, F., Hellemann, G., & Forness, S.
    7. Methods to improve joint attention in young children with autism: a review. Pediatric Health Med Ther. 2015; 6:65-78. Paparella T, Freeman SFN. PMID: 29388581; PMCID: PMC5683273.
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    8. Randomized comparative efficacy study of parent-mediated interventions for toddlers with autism. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2015 Jun; 83(3):554-63. Kasari C, Gulsrud A, Paparella T, Hellemann G, Berry K. PMID: 25822242; PMCID: PMC4755315.
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    9. Electrophysiological evidence of heterogeneity in visual statistical learning in young children with ASD. Dev Sci. 2015 Jan; 18(1):90-105. Jeste SS, Kirkham N, Senturk D, Hasenstab K, Sugar C, Kupelian C, Baker E, Sanders AJ, Shimizu C, Norona A, Paparella T, Freeman SF, Johnson SP. PMID: 24824992; PMCID: PMC4231013.
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    10. More Than Hope: For Young Children On The Autism Spectrum. 2012. Paparella, T., & Lavelle, L.
    11. Longitudinal follow-up of children with autism receiving targeted interventions on joint attention and play. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2012 May; 51(5):487-95. Kasari C, Gulsrud A, Freeman S, Paparella T, Hellemann G. PMID: 22525955; PMCID: PMC3338205.
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    12. The emergence of nonverbal joint attention and requesting skills in young children with autism. J Commun Disord. 2011 Nov-Dec; 44(6):569-83. Paparella T, Goods KS, Freeman S, Kasari C. PMID: 21907346.
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    13. Social Skill Activities for Teachers of Young Children with Autism, Other Developmental Disabilities, and Typical Children: An Easy Curriculum for Improving Social Behaviors in the Classroom. 2011. Freeman, S., Begum, G., Hayashida, K. and Paparella, T.
    14. Language outcome in autism: randomized comparison of joint attention and play interventions. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2008 Feb; 76(1):125-37. Kasari C, Paparella T, Freeman S, Jahromi LB. PMID: 18229990.
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    15. Children with autism's response to novel stimuli while participating in interventions targeting joint attention or symbolic play skills. Autism. 2007 Nov; 11(6):535-46. Gulsrud AC, Kasari C, Freeman S, Paparella T. PMID: 17947289.
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    16. Joint attention and symbolic play in young children with autism: a randomized controlled intervention study. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2006 Jun; 47(6):611-20. Kasari C, Freeman S, Paparella T. PMID: 16712638.
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