Research is important to improving the health and well-being of children with developmental concerns. Patients and families often participate in research as a way to help build understanding of the conditions that affect them. Research studies are focused on understanding these complex disorders, improving care and outcomes, and creating new tools to improve the lives of children and their families.

Current Research Projects Include:

Sample of Recent Publications:

Burns, C. O. & Matson, J. L. (2018). An investigation of the association between seizures, autism symptomology, and developmental functioning in young children. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 21, 188-196.

Burns, C. O., Matson, J. L., Cervantes, P. E., Jiang, X., & Estabillo, J. A. (2016). Hearing impairment, autism spectrum disorder, and developmental functioning in infants and toddlers. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 28(4), 495-507.

Estabillo et al. (2016) The association between familial ASD diagnosis, symptomology, and developmental functioning

Issarraras, A., Matson, J. L., Mathies, M., & Burns, C. O. (2018). Differences in developmental concerns of young children with autism spectrum disorder across racial/ethnic groups. Developmental Neurorehabilitation.

Matheis, M., Matson, J. L., Hong, E., & Cervantes, P. E. (2018). Gender differences and similarities: Autism symptomology and developmental functioning in young children. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Montrenes, J. J. & Matson, J. L. (2019) How can pharmacotherapy impact the quality of life of individuals with high functioning autism?, Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy, 20(17), 2059-2061