Helen Tager-Flusberg, PhD
Professor
Boston University College of Arts and Sciences
Dept of Psychological and Brain Sciences

PhD, Harvard University




As the director of the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience lab, Dr. Tager-Flusberg oversees all the main activities of its research programs. She has long-standing interests in language and social-cognitive development in a number of different populations, especially autism, Williams syndrome, and developmental language disorders. More recently, her research has explored the connections among genes, brain pathology and cognitive/behavioral impairments in people with these disorders at different ages. Her work is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health and private foundations. She has edited several books, published many articles and chapters, and serves on the editorial boards of a number of professional journals.

Director
Boston University
Center for Autism Research Excellence


Member
Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research


Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences



2012 James McKeen Cattell Fellowship Fund Award
2011-2013 International Society for Autism Research: President
2008 American Association for the Advancement of Science: Elected Fellow
2006 Association for Psychological Science: Elected Fellow


Predicting and Optimizing Language Outcomes in Minimally Verbal Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
09/01/2019 - 08/31/2024 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Deafness & Communication Disorders
1P50DC018006-01

Evaluating BOSCC and ELSA as Outcome Measures in the Context of a JASPER Intervention Trial-Core
09/01/2019 - 08/31/2022 (PI)
Simons Foundation


A Novel Intervention for Training Auditory Attention in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder
09/01/2018 - 08/31/2021 (PI)
Department of Defense/Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity


Functions and Development of the Mirror Neuron System - Project IV (Boston)
09/05/2016 - 08/31/2021 (Subcontract PI)
University of Maryland NIH NICHD
5P01HD064653-09

Neurobehavioral Research on Infants at risk for language Delay and ASD
12/11/2015 - 11/30/2020 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Deafness & Communication Disorders
5R01DC010290-10

Developing Expressive Language Outcome Measures for ASD Clinical Trials
02/01/2019 - 01/31/2020 (PI)
Simons Foundation


Minimally Verbal ASD: From Basic Mechanisms to Innovative Interventions
09/01/2016 - 08/31/2019 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Deafness & Communication Disorders
4P50DC013027-05

Developing expressive language outcome measures for ASD Clinical trials
09/01/2015 - 08/31/2017 (PI)
Simons Foundation


Williams Syndrome: International Scientific and Professional Conference
04/01/2016 - 03/31/2017 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
4R13HD072755-05

Minimally Verbal ASD: From Basic Mechanisms to Innovative Interventions
04/17/2013 - 08/31/2016 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Deafness & Communication Disorders
5P50DC013027-04

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2020 Predicting and Optimizing Language Outcomes in Minimally Verbal Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder 5P50DC018006-02
2020 Administrative Core 5P50DC018006-02-6294
2020 ConProject-001 5P50DC018006-02-6997
2020 ConProject-002 5P50DC018006-02-6998
2020 Project IV: Investigating the Mirror Neuron System in austism spectrum disorder 5P01HD064653-10-5134 94
2020 Neurobehavioral Research on Infants at Risk for Language Delay and ASD 5R01DC010290-10 53
2019 Predicting and Optimizing Language Outcomes in Minimally Verbal Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder 1P50DC018006-01
2019 Neurobehavioral Research on Infants at Risk for Language Delay and ASD 5R01DC010290-09 53
2019 Administrative Core 1P50DC018006-01-6294
2019 ConProject-001 1P50DC018006-01-6997
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  1. La Valle C, Plesa-Skwerer D, Tager-Flusberg H. Comparing the Pragmatic Speech Profiles of Minimally Verbal and Verbally Fluent Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. 2020 Oct; 50(10):3699-3713. PMID: 32096124
     
  2. Barokova MD, La Valle C, Hassan S, Lee C, Xu M, McKechnie R, Johnston E, Krol MA, Leano J, Tager-Flusberg H. Eliciting Language Samples for Analysis (ELSA): A New Protocol for Assessing Expressive Language and Communication in Autism. Autism Res. 2020 Sep 09. PMID: 32909382
     
  3. Schwartz S, Wang L, Shinn-Cunningham BG, Tager-Flusberg H. Atypical Perception of Sounds in Minimally and Low Verbal Children and Adolescents With Autism as Revealed by Behavioral and Neural Measures. Autism Res. 2020 Oct; 13(10):1718-1729. PMID: 32881387
     
  4. Schwartz S, Wang L, Shinn-Cunningham BG, Tager-Flusberg H. Neural Evidence for Speech Processing Deficits During a Cocktail Party Scenario in Minimally and Low Verbal Adolescents and Young Adults with Autism. Autism Res. 2020 Aug 22. PMID: 32827357
     
  5. Chenausky KV, Brignell A, Morgan A, Gagné D, Norton A, Tager-Flusberg H, Schlaug G, Shield A, Green JR. Factor analysis of signs of childhood apraxia of speech. J Commun Disord. 2020 Sep - Oct; 87:106033. PMID: 32877838
     
  6. Butler LK, Kiran S, Tager-Flusberg H. Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy in the Study of Speech and Language Impairment Across the Life Span: A Systematic Review. Am J Speech Lang Pathol. 2020 08 04; 29(3):1674-1701. PMID: 32640168
     
  7. Li X, Krol MA, Jahani S, Boas DA, Tager-Flusberg H, Yücel MA. Brain correlates of motor complexity during observed and executed actions. Sci Rep. 2020 07 03; 10(1):10965.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32620887
     
  8. Volkmar FR, Dawson G, Land R, Lord C, Loveland KA, McMahon W, Minshew N, Tager-Flusberg H. Duane F. Alexander, M.D.: August 11, 1940-February 16, 2020. J Autism Dev Disord. 2020 Jul; 50(7):2641-2642. PMID: 32418153
     
  9. Choi B, Shah P, Rowe ML, Nelson CA, Tager-Flusberg H. Gesture Development, Caregiver Responsiveness, and Language and Diagnostic Outcomes in Infants at High and Low Risk for Autism. J Autism Dev Disord. 2020 Jul; 50(7):2556-2572. PMID: 30877417
     
  10. Barokova M, Tager-Flusberg H. Commentary: Measuring Language Change Through Natural Language Samples. J Autism Dev Disord. 2020 Jul; 50(7):2287-2306. PMID: 29873016
     
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Bar chart showing 226 publications over 35 distinct years, with a maximum of 17 publications in 2013

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Autism Spectrum Disorders
Language Development
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