Job Title: Senior Instructor of Pediatrics
Dr. Iadarola is a pediatric psychologist who specializes in diagnostic evaluations for children for whom there is a suspected autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Dr. Iadarola conducts initial diagnostic evaluations for children of all ages, with a focus on ASD and other differential developmental and mental health diagnoses. In addition, she is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and has experience providing and coordinating behavioral treatment for individuals with ASD. As part of this treatment, Dr. Iadarola incorporates a focus on working with families (e.g., parent training and education, sibling support).
In addition to her work in the Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics division, Dr. Iadarola is a co-investigator on a government-funded, multi-site research project designed to increase socialization skills and school-based transitions for students with ASD. This study includes a partnership with the Rochester City School District and other community members. Dr. Iadarola has helped develop a program for working with teachers to facilitate more successful transitions for students with ASD in their daily routines. She also serves as an interventionist on this project.
~ Behavioral interventions to support family members of children with autism spectrum disorders
~ Mindfulness-based interventions for family members of and professionals working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders
~ Effectiveness of ABA in the community and dissemination of ABA-based programs within underserved communities