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Tiffany Hutchins, Ph.D.

Tiffany Hutchins Instructor Bio:
Tiffany L. Hutchins is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Vermont. She earned an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience in experimental psychology and communication sciences and disorders at the University of South Florida in 2002. Dr. Hutchins’ research focuses on social cognition in typical and atypical development and she has over 50 peer-reviewed and editor-reviewed journal publications, test reviews, and book chapters related to this topic. More specifically, Dr. Hutchins’ primary research foci examine 1) the links from maternal interaction styles to children’s social, cognitive, and linguistic development, 2) the efficacy of story-based interventions to remediate the core deficits of autism spectrum disorder, 3) the development and validation of measures of ‘theory of mind’ and, 4) visual attention to social stimuli in children and adolescents on the autism spectrum.

Dr. Hutchins is internationally recognized for her work on the measurement of ‘theory of mind’ and her tools have been validated by independent researchers and translated into more than 40 languages worldwide. Dr. Hutchins has delivered over 100 presentations at national and international conferences and venues. She was also recently honored with the Research Award from the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Vermont.

Tiffany Hutchins's Continuing Education Courses

Using Story-Based Interventions to Support Social Cognition in ASD

Using Story-Based Interventions to Support Social Cognition in ASD

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) have difficulty with the social code when interacting with their communication partners. The question becomes, how might we support social cognition so children with ASD can participate in… Read Morearrow_right

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Theory of Mind for Children with Autism Part 1: Assessment & Evaluation

Theory of Mind for Children with Autism Part 1: Assessment & Evaluation

Theory of mind is often considered one of the core areas of deficit for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Do we have, however, content valid tools that help us understand areas of relative strength and challenge for children… Read Morearrow_right

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Theory of Mind for Children with Autism Part 2: Clinical Application

Theory of Mind for Children with Autism Part 2: Clinical Application

This is Part Two of a two part series on the Theory of Mind Assessment for Children. Please watch Part One before watching this course. Theory of mind is often considered one of the core areas of deficit for children with autism spectrum… Read Morearrow_right

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