Barbara D'Entremont




Keirstead Hall 213

1 506 458 7692

My interests are twofold. My first interest lies in how social, cognitive, and communicative development interact during the formative years. I am particularly interested in what infants and preschoolers understand about people’s internal psychological states and how they use that information when communicating with others.

In this area, I research both typical and atypical development, especially as it relates to children with autism. Projects have included joint attention, theory of mind, imitation, play, and inhibitory control. My second interest is in the efficacy of community-based intervention programs for preschoolers with autism. Projects have included effectiveness of training of intervention workers, fidelity of community-based interventions, and efficacy of interventions

Selected publications

Boudreau, E., & D'Entremont, B. (In press). Improving the pretend play skills of preschoolers with autism spectrum disorders: The effects of video modeling. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities.

D'Entremont, B. & Seamans, B. (2007).  Do infants need social cognition to act socially?  An alternative look at infant pointing. Child Development, 78(3), 723‑728.

D'Entremont, B. & Yazbek, A. (2006). Imitation of intentions and accidents in children with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Early Online Version.


  • Undergraduate courses: child development, child psychopathology, disability
  • Graduate courses: child therapy, child psychopathology