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In press or under review

*indicates shared authorship

*West, K.L., *Manikkan, R., Adolph, K.E., Tamis-LeMonda, C.S. (under review). Opportunities for word learning: Objects, infant locomotion, and verb input. 

Heiman, C.M., Herzberg, O., West, K.L., Fletcher, K.K., Tamis-LeMonda, C.S. (under revision). Baby steps towards reading: Infants' spontaneous interactions with books at home.


West, K.L., Saleh, A.N., Adolph, K.E., & Tamis-LeMonda, C.S. (2023). “Go, go, go!” Mothers’ verbs align with infants’ locomotion. Developmental Science, 26 (6) e13397.

West, K.L., Steward, S.E., Britsch, E.R., Iverson, J.M. (2023). Infant communication across the transition to walking: Developmental cascades among infant siblings of children with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.


Iverson, J.M., West, K.L., Schneider, J.L., Plate, S.N., Northrup, J.B., Britsch, E.R. (2022). 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.

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, 45, e37.


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.

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