Latha V Soorya, PhD
- ADJUNCT ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Psychiatry
Appointments by phone only.
Dr. Soorya's research includes the evaluation and treatment of individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Soorya oversees the clinical assessment, staff training, community outreach, and collaborations with community agencies at the Seaver Center, a multidisciplinary autism research center at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She has received funding from Autism Speaks several studies to evaluate the behavioral and neuropsychological variables influencing treatment response in individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Dr. Soorya's active research projects include a randomized clinical trial of social skills interventions for children with ASDs and the evaluation of descriptive functional assessments as outcome measures in medication trials for individuals with ASDs.
- Evaluating Behavioral & Neural Effects of Social Skills Treatment for School-Age Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
The purpose of this study is to compare the effectiveness of two approaches (milieu therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy) to social skills interventions for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). A child may qualify for participation in this study if s/he has an au...
- Neural and Behavioral Outcomes of Social Skills Groups in Children with ASD
This study is designed to evaluate changes in behavior and in the brain associated with social skills treatment in children with ASD (autism spectrum disorder) ages 8 to 11 years old. While social skills groups are widely used, little is known about the efficacy of these treat...
Soorya LV, Kiarashi J, Hollander E. Treating Interfering Repetitive and Compulsive Behaviors. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinics 2008;.
Thurm A, Soorya LV, Wagner A. Evaluation and Testing. In: Hollander E, Anagnostou E, editors. Clinical Manual for Treatment of Autism. Arlington, VA, American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.;.
Hollander E, Bartz J, Chaplin W, Phillips A, Sumner J, Soorya L, Anagnostou E, Wasserman S. Oxytocin increases retention of social cognition in autism. Biological Psychiatry61 2007; 61(4): 498-503.
Anagnostou E, Esposito K, Soorya L, Chaplin W, Wasserman S, Hollander E. Divalproex vs. Placebo Reduces Irritability associated with Fluoxetine administration in autism. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology 2006; 26(4): 444-446.
Wasserman S, Iyengar R, Chaplin WF, Watner D, Waldoks SE, Anagnostou E, Soorya L, Hollander E. Levetiracetam versus placebo in childhood and adolescent autism: a double-blind placebo-controlled study. Int Clin Psychopharmacol 2006; 21(6): 363-367.
Hollander E, Soorya LV, Wasserman S, Esposito K, Chaplin W, Anagnostou E. Divalproex sodium vs. placebo in the treatment of repetitive behaviors in autism spectrum disorder. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology 2005; 8(1).
Hollander E, Anagnostou E, Chaplin W, Esposito K, Haznedar MM, Licalzi E, Wasserman S, Soorya L, Buchsbaum M. Striatal volume on magnetic resonance imaging and repetitive behaviors in autism. Biol Psychiatry 2005; 58(3): 226-232.
Soorya LV, Arnstein LA, Gillis J, Romanczyk RG. An overview of imitation skills: Implications for practice. Behavior Analyst Today 2003; 4(2): 114-123.