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Michael Siller, PhD

Michael Siller, PhD headshot

Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

Co-Director, Educational Science Research Core
Marcus Autism Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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Michael Siller, PhD, co-directs Education Sciences Research at Marcus Autism Center, as well as the Preschool Program. He collaborates with his colleagues to develop, evaluate and implement community-viable educational innovations for children, adolescents and young adults with autism in Georgia and beyond. 


Dr. Siller published the first pair of longitudinal studies to show that responsive parental behaviors reliably predict the long-term (16-year) language gains in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). He also completed two clinical trials evaluating the efficacy of focused playtime intervention, a parent-coaching intervention that aims to improve the quality of parent-child communication during shared toy play. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals, including Developmental Psychology, the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders and the Journal of Early Intervention.

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