INSTITUTE FOR AUTISM RESEARCH

INSTITUTE FOR AUTISM RESEARCH

Publications

Members of the iar team have published extensively in the area of autism and developmental disorders. The following is a list of selected journal articles and book chapters on autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities published by members of the research team.


Refereed Journal Articles 

Lopata, C., Smith, R. A., Volker, M. A., Thomeer, M. L., Lee, G. K., & McDonald, C. A. (2013). Comparison of adaptive behavior measures for children with HFASDs. Autism Research and Treatment, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/415989

Lopata, C., Toomey, J. A., Fox, J. D., Thomeer, M. L., Volker, M. A., & Lee, G. K. (2013). Prevalence and predicators of psychotropic use in children with high functioning ASDs. Autism Research and Treatment, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/384527

Lopata, C., Thomeer, M. L., Volker, M. A., Lee, G. K., Smith, T. H., Rodgers, J. D., Smith, R. A., Gullo, G., McDonald, C. A., Mirwis, J., & Toomey, J. A. (2013). Open-trial pilot study of a comprehensive school-based intervention for high-functioning autism spectrum disorders. Remedial and Special Education, 34(5), 269-281. doi: 10.1177/0741932512450518

Thomeer, M. L. (2012). Collaborative development and component trials of a comprehensive school-based intervention for children with HFASDs. Psychology in the Schools. 49(10), 955-962.  

Thomeer, M. L., Lopata, C., Volker, M. A., Toomey, J. A., Lee, G. K., Smerbeck, A. M., Rodgers, J. D., McDonald, C. A., & Smith, R. A. (2012). Randomized clinical trial replication of a psychosocial treatment for children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders. Psychology in the Schools, 49(10), 942-954.  

Lopata, C., Thomeer,M. L., Volker, M. A., Lee, G. K., Smith, T. H., Smith, R. A., McDonald, C. A., Rodgers, J. D., Lipinski, A. M., & Toomey, J. A. (2012). Feasibility and initial efficacy of a comprehensive school-based intervention for high-functioning autism spectrum disorders. Psychology in the Schools, 49(10), 963-974.

Lopata, C., Thomeer,M. L., Volker, M. A., Lee, G. K., Smith, T. H., Rodgers, J. D., Smith, R. A., Gullo, G., McDonald, C. A., Mirwis, J., & Toomey, J. A. (2012). Open-trial pilot study of a comprehensive school-based intervention for high-functioning autism spectrum disorders. Remedial and Special Education. doi: 10.1177/0741932512450518

Lee, G. K., Thomeer, M. L., Lopata, C., Schiavo, A. L., Volker, M. A., Smerbeck, A. M., Rodger, J. D., McDonald, C. A., Smith, R. A., Mirwis, J. E., Bain, F., Popkin, J., & Toomey, J. A. (2012). Coping strategies and perceived effectiveness of coping of social stressors among young children with HFASDs. Australian Children, 37(3), 108-114.

Lee, G. K., Lopata, C., Volker, M. A., Thomeer, M. L., Toomey, J. A., Smerbeck, A., M., Schiavo, A. L., & McDonald, C. A. (2012). Stress, Resiliency Factors, Quality of Life Among Caregivers of Children with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders (HFASDs). The Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counseling,18, 25-36. doi:10.1017/jrc.2012.5

Lopata, C., Fox, J. D., Thomeer, M. L., Smith, R. A., Volker, M. A., Kessel, C. M., McDonald, C. A., & Lee, G. K. (2012). ABAS-II ratings and correlates of adaptive behavior in children with HFASDs. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 24, 391-402. doi: 10.1007/s10882-012-9277-1

Putnam, S. K., Lopata, C., Fox, J. D., Thomeer, M. L., Rodgers, J. D., Volker, M. A., Lee, G. K., & Neilans, E. G. (2012). Comparison of saliva collection methods in children with high functioning autism spectrum disorders: Acceptability and recovery of cortisol. Child Psychiatry and Development, 43(4), 560-573. doi: 10.1007/s10578-012-0284-3

Thomeer, M. L., Rodgers, J. D., Lopata, C., McDonald, C. A., Volker, M. A., Toomey, J. A., Smith, R. A., & Gullo, G. (2011). Open-trial pilot of Mind Reading and in vivo rehearsal for children with HFASDs. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 26(3), 153-161. doi:10.1177/1088357611414876.

Church, B. A., Krauss, M. S., Lopata, C., Toomey, J. A., Thomeer, M. L., Coutinho, M. V., Volker, M. A., & Mercado, E. (2010). Atypical categorization in children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 17(6), 862-868. doi:10.3758/PBR.17.6.862

Lopata, C., Toomey, J. A., Fox, J. D., Volker, M. A., Chow, S. Y., Thomeer, M. L., Lee, G. K., Rodgers, J. D., McDonald, C. A., & Smerbeck, A. M. (2010). Anxiety and depression in children with HFASDs: Symptom levels and source differences. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology 38(6), 765-776. doi: 10.1007/s10802-010-9406-1.

Lopata, C., Thomeer, M. L.,Volker, M. A., Nida, R. E., Lee, G. K., Toomey, J. A., Smerbeck, A. M., & Rodgers, J. D. (2010). RCT of a manualized social treatment for high-functioning autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 40, 1297-1310. doi: 10.1007/s10803-010-0989-8.

Volker, M. A., Lopata, C., Smerbeck, A. M., Knoll, V., Thomeer, M. L., Toomey, J. A., & Rodgers, J. D. (2010). BASC-2 PRS profiles for students with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 40, 188-199. doi: 10.1007/s10803-009-0849-6

Volker, M. A., Lopata, C., Vujnovic, R. K., Smerbeck, A. M., Toomey, J. A., Rodgers, J. D., Schiavo, A. & Thomeer, M. L. (2010). Comparison of the Bender Gestalt-II and VMI-V in samples of typical children and children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 28(3), 187-200. doi: 10.1177/0734282909348216.

Volker, M. A., Lopata, C., Smith, D. A., & Thomeer, M. L. (2009). Facial encoding of children with high functioning autism spectrum disorders. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 24, 195-204.

Lee, G. K. (2009). Fathers and mothers of children with high functioning autism: How well do they cope and adjust? Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 21(2), 93-114.

Lee, G. K., Lopata, C., Volker, M. A., Thomeer, M. L., Nida, R. E., Toomey, J. A., Chow, S. Y., & Smerbeck, A. M. (2009). Health-related quality of life of parents of children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 24, 227-239.

Lopata, C., Volker, M. A., Putnam, S. K., Thomeer, M. L., & Nida, R. E. (2008). Effect of social familiarity on salivary cortisol and self-reports of social anxiety and stress in children with high functioning autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 38, 1866-1877.

Volker, M. A., & Lopata, C. (2008). Autism: A review of biological bases, assessment, and intervention. School Psychology Quarterly, 23(2), 258-270.

Lopata, C., Thomeer, M. L., Volker, M. A., Nida, R. E., & Lee, G. K. (2008). Effectiveness of a manualized summer social treatment program for high-functioning children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 38(5), 890-904.

Lopata, C., Hamm, E. M., Volker, M. A., Sowinski, J. E., & Thomeer, M. L. (2007). Motor and visuomotor skills of children with Asperger’s disorder: Preliminary findings. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 104, 1183-1192.

Lopata, C., Thomeer, M. L., Volker, M. A., & Nida, R. E. (2006). Effectiveness of a cognitive-behavioral treatment on the social behaviors of children with Asperger’s disorder. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 21(4), 237-244.


 

Books

Anderson, S. R., Jablonski, A., Thomeer, M. L., & Madaus-Knapp, V. (2007). Striving for independence: A guide to teaching lifeskills to young children with autism. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine Press.


Book Chapters

Lopata, C., Thomeer, M. L., Volker, M. A., & Lee, G. K. (2013). A manualized summer program for social skills in children with high-functioning ASD. In A. Scarpa, S. W. White, & T. Attwood (Eds.), CBT for children and adolescents with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders (pp. 199-225). New York, NY: Guilford.

Volker, M. A., Thomeer, M. L., Lopata, C., & Toomey, J. A. (2012). A case study: Pervasive developmental disorders. In A. Davis (Ed.), Psychopathology of childhood and adolescence: A neuropsychological approach (pp. 101-107). New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

Volker, M. A., Thomeer, M. L., & Lopata, C. (2012). Psychopathology of pervasive developmental disorders. In A. Davis (Ed.), Psychopathology of childhood and adolescence: A neuropsychological approach (pp. 51-100). New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

Lopata, C., Gitman, K., Toomey, J. A., Volker, M. A., Nida, R. E., Thomeer, M. L., & McDonald, C. A. (2009). Experimental study examining the effect of social familiarity on behavioral manifestations of stress and anxiety in children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders. In P. Heidenreich & I. Pruter (Eds.), Handbook of stress: Causes, effects, and control. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science.

Lee, G. K., Berry-Kaizmien, C., Volker, M. A., Lopata, C., Nida, R. E., Thomeer, M. L., & Rodgers, J. D. (2009). Psychosocial adjustment among caregivers raising children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders (HFASDs) – An application of the double ABCX model. In A. M. Columbus (Eds.), Advances in psychology research, volume 60 (pp. 37-58). Hauppauge, NY: NOVA Science.

Toomey, J. A., Lopata, C., Volker, M. A., & Thomeer, M. L. (2009). Comprehensive intervention for high-functioning autism spectrum disorders: An in-depth case study. In M. T. Burton (Eds.), Special education in the 21st century (pp. 95-118). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science.

Lopata, C., Volker, M. A., Toomey, J. A., Chow, S. Y., & Thomeer, M. L. (2008). Asperger’s and other high functioning autism spectrum disorders: A review of group-based social enhancement research and a model for school-based social intervention. In D. H. Molina (Eds.), School psychology: 21st century issues and challenges (pp. 299-325). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science.