Ashleigh Kellerman

Fall 2015

Research Interests

Optimizing early developmental trajectories of children at elevated risk for neurodevelopmental disorders; parent-child interactions; characterizing the broader autism phenotype in early childhood; family routine focused interventions for children developing at risk

Education

  • MS, 2018, Human Development and Family Studies, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

  • BA, 2012, Psychology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Publications

  • Gold, Z. S., Elicker, J., Kellerman, A. M., Christ, S., Mishra, A. A., & Howe, N. (in press). Engineering play, mathematics, and spatial skills in children with and without disabilities. Early Education and Development. doi:10.1080/10409289.2019.1709382

  • Kellerman, A. M., Schwichtenberg, A. J., Abu-Zhaya, R., Miller, M., Young, G. S., & Ozonoff, S. (in press). Dyadic synchrony and responsiveness in the first year: Associations with autism risk. Autism Research.

  • Kellerman, A. M., Schwichtenberg, A. J., Tonnsen, B. L., Posada, G., & Lane, S. P. (2019). Dyadic interactions in children exhibiting the broader autism phenotype: Is the BAP distinguishable from typical development? Autism Research, 12, 469-481. doi:10.1002/aur.2062

  • Schwichtenberg, A. J., Kellerman, A. M., Young, G. S., Miller, M., & Ozonoff, S. (2019). Mothers of children with autism spectrum disorders: Play behaviors with infant siblings and social responsiveness. Autism, 23, 821-833. doi:10.1177/1362361318782220

  • Schwichtenberg, A. J., Choe, J., Kellerman, A. M., Abel, E., & Delp, E. (2018). Pediatric videosomnography: Can signal/video processing distinguish sleep and awake states? Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 1-11. doi:10.3389/fped.2018.00158

  • Seidl, A., Cristia, A., Soderstrom, M., Ko, E. S., Abel, E., Kellerman, A. M., & Schwichtenberg, A. J. (2018). Infant-mother acoustic phonetic synchrony relates to autism risk. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 61, 1369-1380. doi:10.1044/2018_JSLHR-S-17-0287

  • Abel, E., Kim, S., Kellerman, A. M., & Brodhead, M. T. (2017). Recommendations for identifying sleep problems and treatment resources for children with autism spectrum disorder. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 10, 261-269. doi:10.1007/s40617-016-0158-4

Selected Conference Presentations

  • Kellerman, A. M., Hollis, S., Masters, C., & Schwichtenberg, A. J. (2020, May). Parent-mediated interventions for elevated autism risk: Considerations for parenting stress and maternal depression. Abstract virtually presented at the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) conference, Seattle, WA.

  • Kellerman, A. M., Abel, E. A., Chong, P. L. H., & Schwichtenberg, A. J. (2019, June). Is dysregulated sleep in early childhood associated with daytime dyadic interactions? Poster presented at the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (SLEEP) conference, San Antonio, TX.

  • Kellerman, A. M., & Schwichtenberg, A. J. (2019, May). The broader autism phenotype in the first two years: Maternal reports and play behaviors. Poster presented at the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) conference, Montreal, Canada.

  • Kellerman, A. M., & Schwichtenberg, A. J. (2019, March). Autism in the family: Are maternal self-reports of social difficulties apparent in interactions with their children? Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Baltimore, MD.

  • Kellerman, A. M., & Schwichtenberg, A. J. (2018, December). Dyadic interactions in children exhibiting the broader autism phenotype. Talk presented at the annual meeting of the Autism Speaks Baby Siblings Research Consortium (BSRC), Chicago, IL.

  • Kellerman, A. M., Schwichtenberg, A. J., & Posada, G. (2018, June). Dyadic interactions in children exhibiting the broader autism phenotype:  Is BAP distinguishable from typical development? Poster presented at the International Congress of Infant Studies (ICIS), Philadelphia, PA.

  • Kellerman, A. M., Schwichtenberg, A. J., Abu-Zhaya, R., Miller, M., Young, G. S., & Ozonoff, S. (2018, May). Can the social responsiveness scale index maternal responsiveness during play? Poster presented at the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) Conference, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

  • Kellerman, A. M., Robinson, D. S., Jameyfield, B. A., Ozonoff, S., & Schwichtenberg, A. J. (2017, May). Does eye-tracking during dynamic videos relate to social interactions in high-risk infants? Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) Conference, San Francisco, CA.

  • Schwichtenberg, A. J., Kellerman, A. M., Abu-Zhaya, R., Miller, M., Young, G. S., & Ozonoff, S. (2017, May). Does dyadic synchrony and responsiveness in the first year inform later autism diagnoses? Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) Conference, San Francisco, CA.

  • Kellerman, A. M., Abu-Zhaya, R., Young, G. S., Miller, M., Ozonoff, S., & Schwichtenberg, A. J. (2017, April). Dyadic synchrony and responsiveness in the first year – Associations with autism risk and later diagnoses. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Austin, TX.

  • Suma, K., Kellerman, A. M., Vogt, S. E., Bakeman, R., & Adamson, L. B. (2016, May). Assessing auditory joint attention skills in toddlers. Poster presented at International Congress of Infant Studies (ICIS), New Orleans, LA.

  • Adamson, L. B., Robins, D. L., Bakeman, R., Kellerman, A. M., & Hasni, A. A. (2014, May). Do two-year olds with ASD orient to sounds they do not share? Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), Atlanta, GA.

  • Kellerman, A. M., Hasni, A. A., Suma, K., Bakeman, R., & Adamson, L. B. (2014, April). Do children with ASD share sounds? Poster presented at Brains and Behavior’s Symposium at Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.

  • Hasni, A. A., Kellerman, A. M., Adamson, L. B., & Robins, D. L. (2013, May). Imitation of sound by children diagnosed with ASD and other developmental delays. Poster presented at the Atlanta Autism Consortium (AAC), Atlanta, GA.

  • Hover, A. M., Kellerman, A. M., Smith, B. D., & Robins, D. L. (2011, April). Validity of the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers Revised (M-CHAT-R) in screening for ASD in children 4-7 years old. Poster presented at Atlanta Autism Consortium (AAC), Georgia Psychological Association (GPA), Atlanta, GA.

Community Engagement and Outreach

  • Kellerman, A. M., Masters, C., & Schwichtenberg, A. J. (2020, June). A family routines intervention for children at elevated risk for ASD: Maternal responsiveness and stress. Poster presentation for the state of Indiana’s First Steps Conference, Bloomington, IN. (conference canceled)

  • Kellerman, A. M., & Schwichtenberg, A. J. (2019, April). Autism risk and parent-mediated social-communication interventions. Roundtable talk for Purdue University’s Health and Human Sciences Extension Conference, West Lafayette, IN.

  • Schwichtenberg, A. J., & Kellerman, A. M. (2017, September). Neuro-Diversity. Activity presented to students at Klondike Elementary, West Lafayette, Indiana.

  • Schwichtenberg, A. J., & Kellerman, A. M. (2015, September). Early behavioral markers of autism spectrum disorder. Talk presented at the Indiana Infant Toddler Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Teaching Experience

Spring 2020 Course Instructor HDFS 314: Atypical Child Development
Fall 2019 Teaching Assistant HDFS 313: Adolescent Development
HDFS 314: Atypical Child Development
Summer 2018 Online Course Instructor HDFS 201: Intro to Family Processes
Spring 2018 Teaching Assistant HDFS 201: Intro to Family Processes
HDFS 341: Working with Parents
Fall 2017 Teaching Assistant HDFS 201: Intro to Family Processess
HDFS 341: Working with Parents
Spring 2017 Teaching Assistant HDFS 201: Intro to Family Processes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advisor:  Dr. A. J. Schwichtenberg

 Ashleigh Kellerman

Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant

Human Development and Family Studies

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akellerm@purdue.edu

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