Jane Summers, PhD

Dr. Jane SummersJane Summers was appointed to the ASF Scientific Advisory Committee in 2006 and will bring her expertise to the Communications Advisory Committee.

Dr. Summers is an Assistant Professor (part-time) in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and is Director of Interprofessional Practice in the Underserved Populations Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto. Dr. Summers has published papers on sleep and behavior problems in children with Angelman syndrome and training parents to implement ABA teaching procedures with their children.

She has received grants from the ASF to study the effectiveness of ABA-based approaches for teaching functional skills to children with Angelman syndrome and to develop a battery to assess children’s learning, memory and motor performance.


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