Autism Spectrum Disorder, children with autism, care and parenting
Maria Theresa Pachtman is a first-year Master's student in the Applied Developmental Psychology program in Dr. Allison Jack's lab. Maria Theresa received the Associate of Science Degree in Psychology from Northern Virginia Community College in May 2019. In May 2021, she received the Bachelor of Science in Psychology with Developmental and Clinical concentrations from George Mason University. During her time at Mason, she was an undergraduate research assistant (RA) in Dr. Thalia Goldstein's Social Skills, Imagination, and Theatre (SSIT) lab. The primary research skills she acquired in the SSIT lab included performing qualitative research data analysis, transcribing subject interview videos, and training new undergraduate RAs. Her current research interests focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder, especially the care and parenting of children with autism. In the future, she plans to continue her studies in the PhD program in Clinical Child Psychology.
Current MA in Applied Developmental Psychology
BS in Psychology, George Mason University
AS in Psychology, Northern Virginia Community College