Lizzie Hilvert, PhD
Position title: Postdoctoral Fellow
BA, St. Louis University – Psychology
PhD, Loyola University Chicago – Developmental Psychology
Waisman Faculty Mentor: Audra Sterling, PhD
Lizzie’s research is dedicated to understanding the language and literacy development of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disorders.Her dissertation research explored the writing ability of children with and without ASD, and the mechanisms that may contribute to writing challenges (e.g., language, handwriting, executive functioning). As a postdoctoral trainee, Lizzie is interested in further investigating the linguistic phenotypes of children with ASD and Fragile X syndrome using naturalistic language sampling.