Karla Ausderau, PhD

Position title: Associate Professor, Kinesiology

Karla Ausderau

PhD, University of Southern California

Contact Information

3195 Medical Sciences Center
1300 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706
The Ausderau Lab

Waisman Contact Information
1500 Highland Ave, Room 493
Room 493
Madison, WI 53705

Research Statement

My research program focuses on families and child with autism spectrum disorder. I study daily occupations, specifically eating and mealtimes, to elucidate the impact on the child’s health, family wellness, and overall daily participation. I also study sensory features in children with autism spectrum disorder, including their development, characterization, and impact on daily participation. I hope to have an impact on the daily life of families with children with autism by further understanding the behaviors that influence the child’s daily participation. Also, with better characterization of feeding and sensory behaviors, we will be able to develop more effective assessment tools, targeted treatment strategies, and improved outcomes for children and families.

Selected Publications