Geraldine Dawson, PhD Geraldine Dawson, PhD

Geraldine Dawson, PhD

Child and Family Clinical Psychologist

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Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

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ABOUT ME

I have been working in the field of autism and neurodevelopmental disorders for several decades. At the Duke Autism Clinic we see children, adolescents, and adults with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders, such as a language disability or a delay in cognitive function. With each patient I see, I try to understand how they learn best and ways we can help them reach their full potential. I work directly with parents and coach them in strategies to use in their everyday interactions, such as promoting eye contact, social interaction, and language. Here at Duke, we offer parents the opportunity to obtain treatment for their children that addresses all of their needs, not just behavioral ones. People with autism may also struggle with sleep disorders, GI disorders, seizures, or allergies, so we have access to experts in a wide range of specialties and work as a team to develop a comprehensive program to treat the whole person.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
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Training
EDUCATION
PhD, Developmental and Child Clinical Psychology, University of Washington
RESIDENCY
Clinical Internship/Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

I conduct research on the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder. I helped develop an intervention program for young children with autism from infancy through late preschool age called the Early Start Denver Model. I collaborate with other researchers to improve our understanding of the causes of autism and to develop more effective treatments. Our goal is to help each person with autism reach his or her fullest potential for a productive and meaningful life.

PUBLICATIONS
View Geraldine Dawson's publications on PubMed
Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.
  • Akili Interactive
  • Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc.
  • Guilford Publications
  • Hoffman LaRoche (Roche Holding)
  • Janssen Research & Development