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Contact Information

Research Coordinator – PNLab, McGill University

Education and Counselling Psychology

McGill University

PhD student at Université de Montréal – Department of Psychiatry

e-mail : alexia.ostrolenk@mcgill.ca

Research Interests

Hyperlexia, early interest in written material in autism, advanced reading skills and development of special abilities; language development; behavioral and cognitive gender differences in autism; intelligence measures.

Keywords: Autism, autistic strengths, reading, hyperlexia, gender differences, intelligence

 

Publications

 

  • Research articles

Ostrolenk, A., Forgeot d’Arc, B., Jelenic, P., Samson, F., Mottron, L., 2017. Hyperlexia: Systematic review, neurocognitive modelling, and outcome. Neurosci. Biobehav. Rev. 79, 134–149. doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2017.04.029 [IF 2015: 8.58]

Bao, V., Ostrolenk, A., Mottron, L., Collignon, O., Bertone, A., 2018. Reduced multisensory facilitation in adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Scientific Reports (under review)

 

  • Selected Oral Presentations

Ostrolenk, A. Measures of Autistic Capabilities (Juin 2018), Invited speaker, National Science Foundation Convergence Workshop, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA

Ostrolenk, A. Analyse des tendances de l’INSAR 2018 : Une progression vers les approches basées sur les forces? (Mai 2018), Colloque scientifique post-INSAR, Hôpital Rivière-des-Prairies, Montréal, QC

Ostrolenk, A. Nouveau regard sur les comportements répétitifs et intérêts restreints (Avril 2018), Conférencière invitée, 2è Salon de la Neurodiversité, Montréal, QC

Ostrolenk, A., Forgeot d’Arc, B., Jelenic, P., Samson, F., Mottron, L. (2017, June). Reading before speaking: what is the relation between autism and hyperlexia?, Neurosymposium, Montréal, QC – Best 3-min pitch talk award

Ostrolenk, A. (2017, June). Les comportements répétitifs et intérêts restreints sont-ils toujours problématiques ?, Collogue scientifique post-IMFAR, Hôpital Rivière-des-Prairies, Montréal, QC

Ostrolenk, A., Jelenic, P., Samson, F., Forgeot d’Arc, B., Mottron, L. (2017, March). Une revue de littérature sur l’hyperlexie et sa relation avec le fonctionnement neurocognitif des autistes et leur trajectoire développementale, Congrès de la Société Québécoise de Recherche en Psychologie (SQRP), Montréal, QC

 

  • Selected Poster Presentations

Ostrolenk, A., Forgeot d’Arc, Mottron, L. Autistic Children at the Age of Diagnosis Are More Interested in Letters Than Typical Children (Juin 2018), Neurosymposium, Montréal, QC

Ostrolenk, A., Forgeot d’Arc, Mottron, L. Autistic Children at the Age of Diagnosis Are More Interested in Letters Than Typical Children (Mai 2018), International Society for Autism Research (INSAR), Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Ostrolenk, A., Lichtlé, J., Mottron, L. Utiliser l’intérêt pour le matériel écrit pour favoriser les apprentissages en autisme (Mars 2018), Congrès de la Société Québécoise de Recherche en Psychologie (SQRP), Québec, QC

Ostrolenk, A., Jelenic, P., Samson, F., Forgeot d’Arc, B., Mottron, L. A systematic review on hyperlexia and its relation to autistic neurocognition, presented at :

-Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF), Winnipeg, MB (June 2017) – CIHR award

-11th annual meeting of the Canadian Association for Neuroscience (CAN), Montréal, QC (May 2017)

Ostrolenk, A. & Bertone, A. Gender-Specific Differences in Autism Spectrum Cognitive Profiles: Wechsler Intelligence Scales Versus Raven’s Progressive Matrices, presented at:

-25è journée scientifique du CERNEC. Saint-Sauveur, QC (March 2017)

-Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science (CSBBCS). Ottawa, ON (June 2016)

-Neurosymposium. Montreal, QC (June 2016)

-McGill’s Human Development Conference. Montreal, QC (April 2016)