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Laura Soskey Cubit, PhD
Laura Soskey Cubit
Research Psychologist
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Dr. Laura Cubit conducts comprehensive developmental and diagnostic evaluations for children from infancy through adolescence, including autism evaluations. She also provides Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for children and their families. Dr. Cubit supervises clinical trainees and research staff.



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Laura Soskey Cubit, PhD, earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Rochester, where she worked primarily with autistic children and adolescents and their families in both clinical and research settings.

She completed her APA-accredited clinical psychology internship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia before joining the Center for Autism Research (CAR) to complete her postdoctoral fellowship. Dr. Cubit currently serves in a primarily clinical role on several research teams at CAR, including conducting clinical characterization evaluations with study participants of a wide range of ages, supervising clinical trainees and research staff, and other clinical research responsibilities.

Her clinical work focuses on developmental and diagnostic assessment with children from infancy through adolescence and their families, with specialization in autism and commonly co-occurring developmental and mental health conditions. She also provides Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for children with disruptive behavior and their families through the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences outpatient clinic.

Education and Training

PhD, University of Rochester (Clinical Psychology)

Internship, Children's Hospital pf Philadelphia (Clinical Psychology)

Titles and Academic Titles

Research Psychologist

Publication Highlights

Cola M, Yankowitz LD, Tena K, Russell A, Bateman L, Knox A,Plate S, Cubit LS, Zampella CJ, Pandey J, Schultz RT, Parish-Morris J. Friend matters: sex differences in social language during autism diagnostic interviews. Mol Autism. 2022 Jan; 13(1): 5. PubMed PMID: 35012645
Cubit LS, Canale R, Handsman R, Kidd C, Bennetto L. Visual Attention Preference for Intermediate Predictability in Young Children. Child Dev. 2021 Mar; 92(2): 691-703. PubMed PMID: 33417248