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Iverson, J.M., West, K.L., Schneider, J.L., Plate, S.N., Northrup, J.B., Britsch, E.R. (in press). Early development in autism: How developmental cascades help us understand the emergence of developmental differences, In Lockman, J.J. & Tamis-LeMonda, C.S. (Eds), Advances in Child Development and Behavior Volume 64: Developmental Cascades. Elsevier.

West, K.L., *Saleh, A.N., Adolph, K.E., & Tamis-LeMonda, C.S. (revision at Developmental Science). “Go, go, go!” Mothers’ verbs align with infants’ locomotion.


*Chen, Q., Schneider, J.L., West, K.L. & Iverson, J.M. (2022). Infant locomotion shapes proximity to adults during everyday play in the U.S. Infancy. 27 (5) 1-16.

Adolph, K. E. & West, K. L. (2022). Autism: The face value of eye contact. Current Biology, 32, R559–R588.

West, K. L., Fletcher, K. K., Adolph, K. E., & Tamis-LeMonda, C. S. (2022). Mothers talk about infants' actions: How verbs correspond to infants' real-time behavior. Developmental Psychology, 58, 405-416.


West, K.L. & Iverson, J.M. (2021). Communication changes when infants begin to walk. Developmental Science, 24, e13102.

West, K.L., Soska, K.C., Cole, W.G., Han, D., Hoch, J.E., Hospodar, C.M., & Kaplan, B.E. (2021). From description to generalization, or there and back again. Behavioral and Brain Sciences


West, K.L., Roemer, E.J., Northrup, J.B., & Iverson, J.M. (2020). Profiles of action-gesture development in infants with an older sibling with ASD. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 63 1195-1211.


West, K.L., Northrup, J.B., Leezenbaum, N.B., & Iverson, J.M. (2019). The relation between walking and language in infant siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder. Child Development, 90, e356-e372.


*Heymann, P., Northrup, J.B., West, K.L., Parladé, M.V., Leezenbaum, N.L., & Iverson, J.M. (2018). Coordination is key: Joint attention and vocalisation in infant siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 53, 1007-1020.

Iverson, J.M., Northrup, J.B., Leezenbaum, N.B., Parladé, M.V., Koterba, E.A., & West, K.L. (2018). Early gesture and language development in infant siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48, 55-71.


West, K.L. & Iverson, J.M. (2017). Language learning is hands-on: Exploring links between infants’ object manipulation and verbal input. Cognitive Development, 43, 190-200.


Wozniak, R.H., Leezenbaum, N.L., Northrup, J.B., West, K.L., & Iverson, J.M. (2016). The development of autism spectrum disorders: Variability and causal complexity. WIREs Cognitive Science, doi: 10.1002/wcs.1426.