Overview of Interests
Amy Swanson, M.A., is a research and training coordinator at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. She has 10 years of experience in project management, predominately focusing on technology based intervention and training mechanisms to serve both pediatric health care providers and families of young children with autism spectrum disorder. In her current role, Swanson coordinates training on the Screening Tool for Autism in Toddlers and Young Children (STAT), Autism Diagnostic Autism Schedule (ADOS-2), and Early Start Denver Model (ESDM). She also serves as research coordinator for TRIAD and the Robotics and Autonomous Systems Laboratory (RASL), managing several active protocols investigating robot-assisted intervention and computer-based intelligent systems for toddlers, adolescents and teens with ASD. Swanson received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Berea College and earned a Master’s degree in Social Science from the University of Chicago.