Dr. Olga Solomon, PhD, is Research Assistant Professor at the Division of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy at USC.
Positions & HonorsPositions
|2005-present||Research Assistant Professor, Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the School of Dentistry, University of Southern California|
Selected Honors & Awards
|2009||Nominee, the USC Parents Committee Teaching and Mentoring Award|
|2008||James A. Zumberge Individual Faculty Research and Innovation Award|
|University of California, Los Angeles||Ph.D.||2001||Applied Linguistics|
|Antioch University, Santa Barbara||M.A.||1995||Clinical Psychology|
|Northwestern Polytechnic Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia||B.S.||1987||Electrical Engineering|
Current Research Support
#1 R01 MH089474-01, (O. Solomon,P.I.) 9/30/2009-8/31/2011
Autism in Urban Context: Linking Heterogeneity with Health and Service Disparities
The project examines how race, gender, socio-economic status, family culture and communication during clinical encounters affect the acquisition of diagnosis of autism and related services for African American children living in Los Angeles.
Role: Principal Investigator
- Solomon, O. (2008). Language, autism, and childhood: An ethnographic perspective. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 28, 150-169.
- Ochs, E. & Solomn, O. (2005). Practical logic and autism. In C. Caset & R. Edgerton (Eds.), A companion to psychological anthropology: Modernity and psychocultural change. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
- Ochs, E., Solomon, O., & Sterponi, L. (2005). Limitations and transformations of habitus in child-directed communication. Discourse Studes, 7(4-3), 547-583.
- Ochs, E., Kremer-Sadlik, T., Sirota, K. G., & Solomon, O. (2004). Autism and the social world: An anthropological perspective. Discourse Studies, 6(2), 147-183.
- Solomon, O. (2004). Narrative introductions: Discourse competence of children with autistic spectrum disorders. Discourse Studies, 6(2), 253-276.
- Ochs, E., Kremer-Sadlik, T., Solomon, O., & Sirota, K. G. (2001). Inclusion as social practice: Views of children with autism. Social Development, 10(3), 399-419.