Social Attention and Language Lab

The SoAL lab at CHOP studies clinical language and social attention phenotypes across the lifespan in individuals with neurodevelopmental or psychiatric differences.

Led by Dr. Julia Parish-Morris, we are especially interested in using computational approaches – including NLP and machine learning – to quantify social communication, with a focus on understudied subgroups like autistic girls. 

We are recruiting undergraduate students to intern in our lab for Summer 2024 and Fall 2024! Please submit an application here. Reach out to to learn more.

Lab News

Congratulations, Adelia!

Adelia Wallace spent this spring completing her senior comprehensive project with the SoAL Lab. Thank you so much for all your work and congratulations on an amazing presentation!

June 7, 2024

Congratulations to our seniors!

Thank you so much to Khyrah Blue, Joyce Davis, Heba Elmountassir, Kristine Enemuo, Grace Hicks, Anooshey Ikhlas, Khushi Kumar, Elina Owusu, Franchesca Perez, and Jamie Yuen for their work with us over the years!

May 20, 2024

Our team had a blast at Huddle Up for Autism this year! Thanks to all who stopped by our table.

April 21, 2024

The CONNECT team is lucky to be guided by an exceptionally helpful advisory board. Many thanks for all their feedback at our first meeting this spring.

April 15, 2024

Amanda, Grace, Maxine, Meg, and Sarah presented posters at MoLA this spring! Check out the posters at the link above.

March 18, 2024

Learn more about our newly funded project, CONNECT!

March 6, 2024

Check out a new article for popular press written by Julia Parish-Morris and Jane Beriont!

February 29, 2024