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Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic
Abstract:

The Autism and Developmental Disabilities clinic provides direct ABA services to children with Autism and related disorders. Clients include individuals between the ages of 2 through mid-20s. Undergraduates would have the opportunity to gain hands on experiences providing interventions, collecting data, and conducting clinic/field-based research.

Subject:
School Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavior
College & Department:
College of Education...051500 - Educational Psychology
Available:
2015-04-13 to 2018-05-11
Paid Position:
n
Hrs. Req. Per Week:
1

How to Apply:

Please contact Dr. Gadke by email (dgadke@colled.msstate.edu) if you are interested in becoming involved with research related to Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities may vary based on the case you are assigned to work with. In general, responsibilities include assistance with delivery of interventions and data collection.

Position Details:

Undergraduates are assigned to at least one case that maps on to their interest (and availability); however, more can be assigned if interested. Undergraduates work directly with School Psychology graduate students working towards their Ph.D. or Ed.S degrees. The graduate students act as lead clinicians. Undergraduates are required to show up to their weekly cases, which will be the same time each week.

Faculty Contact:
Daniel Gadke
508 Allen Hall
(662) 325-3312
dgadke@colled.msstate.edu
Bulldog CHARGE Syndrome Research Lab
Abstract:

The Bulldog CHARGE Syndrome Research Lab is ran by Dr. Kasee Stratton, an assistant professor in School Psychology housed within Educational Psychology. CHARGE Syndrome is a rare genetic condition (estimated 1 in 10,000-12,000 live births) resulting in a variety of birth anomalies that include deaf-blindness, heart disease, choanal atresia, and cranial nerve abnormalities. The syndrome consists of several major and minor characteristics that impact each child's quality of life. The Bulldog CHARGE Syndrome Research Lab is one of two in the U.S. that research the behavioral phenotype and related factors of this syndrome. Current projects include identifying pain non-vocally, understanding parental divorce when a child with CHARGE is born, social media and awareness of CHARGE, challenging behaviors, and comparisons and differences between CHARGE and Autism.

Subject:
Psychology, Medicine, & Behavior
College & Department:
College of Education...054100 - Counseling & Educational Psychology
Available:
2015-01-14 to 2018-05-31
Paid Position:
n
Hrs. Req. Per Week:
2

How to Apply:

Please contact Dr. Stratton by email (kstratton@colled.msstate.edu) if you are interested in becoming involved with research related to CHARGE Syndrome.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities will vary depending on the type of study you are interested in becoming involved with. Please contact Dr. Stratton to arrange an appointment to review your options.

Position Details:

Positions will vary depending on the project you are involved with. Please contact Dr. Stratton to arrange an appointment to review your options.

Faculty Contact:
Kasee Stratton
543 Allen Hall
(662) 325-5461
kstratton@colled.msstate.edu
Making Sense of Us: A Child and Family Research Lab
Abstract:

The Making Sense of Us research lab researches parenting and psychological adjustment. Research projects focus on gender, discipline strategies, parental psychopathology, emerging adulthood, and more!

Subject:
General Lab Description
College & Department:
College of Arts & Sciences...038600 - Psychology
Available:
2015-01-22 to 2020-08-31
Paid Position:
n
Hrs. Req. Per Week:
8

How to Apply:

Students should contact Dr. Cliff McKinney at cm998@msstate.edu to express their interest. Typically, students will register for a directed individual study course while working in the lab and earn course credit for their participation.

Responsibilities:

Students accepted into the lab primarily work on writing projects (e.g., literature reviews) and assist with current research projects as necessary. Qualified students also participate in conference presentations and manuscripts for publication. Exceptional students who are able to dedicate enough time may complete an honors thesis.

Position Details:

See above.

Faculty Contact:
Cliff McKinney
140 #2 Magruder Hall
(662) 325-3782
cm998@msstate.edu