Korea Institute for Children’s Social Development (KICSD)
|Rudolph. The Korea Institute for Children’s Social Development
San 1-23, Nokbun-Dong, Eunpyung-Gu
Seoul, South Korea 122-824
Yun-Joo Koh, PhD
Phone: +82 (0)-2-354-6191
Fax: +82 (0)-354-6193
Heejoo Kim, MA
Phone: +82 (0)-354-6191
Fax: +82 (0)-354-6193
Rudolph is the institute where clinicians practice ABA-based social development interventions to children with ASD or social difficulties and researchers conduct research on social development of children and adolescents with social difficulties. Rudolph has participated in nation-wide research on ASD and Tourette Disorder with researchers around the world for over 10 years. Also, Rudolph has been a leading institute for social development of children and adolescents wtih ASD or social difficulties in Korea. The Korea Institute for Children’s Social Development (KICSD) is an organization that is committed to support research on children and child development. It publishes diagnostic scales and manuals for pediatric mental health clinical services and research projects. It also offers diagnostic and therapeutic services for children and adolescents with social problems and other mental health problems. KICSD has been the Korean research site for the five ongoing large-scale epidemiological, neuroimaging and genetic/GE interaction research in children with ASD and their families in Korea in collaboration with Yale University.
Short profile of group
Dr. Yun-Joo Koh’s early interest was in psychopathology and friendship. She has done much research on school bullying and suicidal risk in children and developed and validated rating scales for different psychological disorders. Her research interest has recently focused on autism spectrum disorders (ASD). She has long history of doing diagnostic assessment for ASD, using ADOS and ADI-R. She has directed Rudolph, a leading Korean institute for social development of children and adolescents with ASD and social difficulties. She has also done a longitudinal research project on prevalence and incidence of ASD and also genetics and GE interactions in ASD with Korean ASD population. She is also very interested in Tourette Disorder as increasing number of children and adolescents have social difficulties and TD-related problems due to their tics.
Heejoo Kim is a project coordinator for Korean research team for the TIC Genetics study. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Developmental Psychology from the University of Michigan and master’s degree in Child Psychology and Education from Sungkyunkwan University. She practices Comprehensive Behavioral Interventions for Tics for children and adolescents with TD as well as social development interventions for the ASD population. Her interest is social development of children and adolescents wtih ASD, tics, and other psychosocial difficulties.