Faja Laboratory | Research Clinicians

Amanda Platner, PsyD

Dr. Platner is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in neuropsychological and diagnostic assessment and treatment of individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2015 from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She furthered her training in assessment and treatment of individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders through two years of postdoctoral training; one at the Marcus Autism Center/Children's Healthcare of Atlanta/Emory University School and Medicine, where she focused on diagnostic assessment, and the second at the Lurie Center for Autism/Mass General Hospital/Harvard University School of Medicine, where she focused on neuropsychological assessment and research.  Dr. Platner currently works in outpatient behavioral health services at Franciscan Children's Hospital in Brighton where she provides a range of assessment and therapeutic services for children with a wide variety of presenting concerns and supervises APA doctoral interns. She also serves as a research clinician at Boston Children's Hospital where her interests include examining varied cognitive profiles in children with ASD. Dr. Platner is excited to be a part of the Faja lab and to contribute to the IDEA project. In her spare time, Dr. Platner enjoys dancing and teaching aerobics. 

Dasha Solomn

Dasha Solomon, PsyD

Dr. Solomon studied Psychology at Brandeis University before receiving her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2016. Her doctoral dissertation focused on creating a treatment intervention focused on dating, relationships, and sexual health for females with high functioning autism. She completed her APA accredited predoctoral internship at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in the child and adolescent track. Dr. Solomon is completing her postdoctoral fellowship in the Developmental Medicine Center at Boston Children’s Hospital where she is focusing on multidisciplinary psychological assessment and evidenced based treatment for infants, children, and adolescents with autism, developmental disabilities, and feeding disorders. She is excited to be a member of the Faja lab, and to contribute to the IDEA study and the CRUSH project. Dr. Solomon is thrilled to be back in Boston where she grew up, spend time with her family, cheer for the Boston sports teams, and try out new cooking and baking recipes.