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Karen T. Cammuso Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Dr. Cammuso received her PhD from Catholic University, DC, in 1991. She completed her internship at University of Maryland-Baltimore, and her postdoctoral fellowship at Georgetown University Hospital, in the Child Development Center. Dr. Cammuso is the Clinical Director of the Bradley Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD) outpatient clinic at the Childen's Neurodevelopment Center, RI Hospital.  She joined the Bradley staff in 1993, and served as Coordinator of Outpatient Services for the Developmental Disabilities Program (now CADD), psychologist at the Bradley School Portsmouth, and Clinical Director roles at the Bradley School and Lifespan School solutions prior to her current position.

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scholarly work

Brown, W.A., Cammuso, K., Sachs, H., Winklosky, B., Mullane, J., Bernier, R., Svenson, S., Arin, D., Rosen-Scheidley, B., & Folstein, S. (2003). Autism-related language, personality and cognition in people with absolute pitch: Results of a preliminary study. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 33, 163-167.

Brown, W.A., Sachs, H., Cammuso, K., Folstein, S.E. (2002). Early Musical Training and Absolute Pitch. Music Perception, 19, 595-597.

Brown, W.A., Cammuso, K., Sachs, H., Winklosky, B, Mullane, J, Bernier, R., Svenson, S., Arin, D., Rosen-Scheidley, B., & Folstein, S. E. (2000). Personality, Cognition and Language in People with Absolute Pitch. Presented at the 47th annual meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, New York, New York, October 24-29, 2000, and at the 39th annual meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, San Juan, Puerto Rico, December 10-14, 2000.

Cammuso, K.T., Fritz, G.K., Peterson, J., Radka, D., & Walters, A.S, (2011, October). Private-Public Partnership: A Cost Effective Solution to Clinical Support in the Schools. Poster presented at the 58th annual meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Cammuso, K. (October 2005). School consultation for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, in Radka, D., Francis, G., Walters, A., Bellanti, C., & Cammuso, K., (Clinical Perspectives symposium), Effective School Consultation for Childhood Disorders Presented at the 52nd annual meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

research overview

Current interests include psychiatric comorbidity in Autism and Intellectual disabilities, and factors related to positive outcomes in outpatient treatment.  Prior: review of the cost effectiveness of a private-public school partnership to educate students with special needs. Past research explored a strategy for assessing absolute pitch in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and a study of autistic-like traits in adults with absolute pitch.

research statement

The CADD clinic opened in December 2016, and areas of research focus are being developed.

funded research

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