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Autism Spectrum Disorders

Behavior Analysis

  • Borgen, J., Mace, F. C., Cavanaugh, B. M., Shamlian, K. D., Lit, K., Benson, J., Trauschke, S. (2016).  A rapid method to establish stimulus control and compliance to instructions. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.
  • Leaf, J. B., Leaf, R., McEachin, J., Taubman, M., Smith, T., Harris, S. L., Freeman, B. J., Mountjoy, T., Parker, T., Streff, T., Volkmar, F. R., & Waks, A. (2016). Concerns about the Registered Behavior Technician™ in relation to effective autism intervention: It has to be said. Behavior Analysis in Practice. DOI 10.1007/s40617-016-0145-9.
  • Nevin, J. A., Mace, F. C., DeLeon, I. G., Shahan, T. A., Shamlian, K. D., Lit, K., Sheehan, T., Frank-Crawford, M. A., Trauschke, S. L., Sweeney, M. M., Tarver, D. R. and Craig, A. R. (2016). Effects of signaled and unsignaled alternative reinforcement on persistence and relapse in children and pigeons. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. doi: 10.1002/jeab.213.
  • Scahill, L., Bearss, K., Lecavalier, L., Smith, T., Swiezy, N., Aman, M. G., Sukhodolsky, D. G., McCracken, C.,  Minshawi, N., Turner, K., Levato, L., Saulnier, C., Dziura, J., & Johnson, C. (2016). Effect of parent training on adaptive behavior in children with autism spectrum disorder and disruptive behavior: Results of a randomized trial. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. doi:
  • Smith T. (2013). What is evidence-based behavior analysis? The Behavior Analyst, 36: 7-33.

Medical Issues

  • Iadarola, S., Oakes, L., Smith, T., Dean, M., Hyunh, N., Shiu, W., Orliz, F., & Kasari, C. (2016 epub). The relationship among anxiety, depression, and family functioning impact in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. Focus on Autism and Related Disorders. DOI: 10.1177/1088357616672416
  • Berry, R.C., Novak, P., Withrow, N., Schmidt, B., Rarback, S., Feucht, S., Criado, K.K., & Sharp, W.G. (2015, in press). Nutrition Management of Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Guideline from an Expert Panel. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • de Vinck-Baroody, O., Shui, A., Macklin, E.A., Hyman, S.L., Leventhal, J.M., Weitzman, C. (2015, April). Overweight and Obesity in a sample of children with autism spectrum disorder. Acad Pediatr. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2015.03.008. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Fortuna, R. J., Robinson, L., Smith, T. H., Macarello, J., Bullen, B., Nobis, K., & Davidson, P. W. (2015). Comorbidities and functional status in persons with autism through the age spectrum. Journal of General Internal Medicine. doi: 10.1007/s11606-015-3509-x
  • Lee, B. H., Smith, T., & Paciorkowski, A. R. (2015, April). Autism spectrum disorder and epilepsy: Disorders with a shared biology. Epilepsy & Behavior.
  • Stewart PA, Hyman SL, Schmidt BL, Macklin EA, Reynolds A, Johnson CR, James SJ, Manning-Courtney P (2015, June). Dietary Supplementation in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Common, Insufficient, and Excessive. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. PMID: 26052041
  • Johnson, C.R., Turner, K., Stewart, P.A., Schmidt, B., Shui, A., Macklin, E., Reynolds, A., James, J., Johnson, S.L., Manning, C.P., Hyman, S.L. (2014). Relationships between feeding problems, behavioral characteristics and nutritional quality in children with ASD. Journal of Autism And Developmental Disabilities, 44(9), 2175-2184.

Mercury Exposure

  • van Wijngaarden, E., Davidson, P. W., Smith, T. H., Evans, K., Yost, K., Love, T., Thurston, S. W., Watson, G. E., Zareba, G., Burns, C. M., Shamlaye, C. F., & Myers, G. J. (2013). Autism spectrum disorder phenotypes and prenatal exposure to methylmercury. Epidemiology.

Screening and Assessment

  • Chowdhury, M., Aman, M. G., Lecavalier, L., Smith, T., Johnson, C., Swiezy, N., McCracken, J.T., King, B., McDougle, C.J., Bearss, K., Deng, Y. & Scahill, L. (2015). Factor structure and psychometric properties of the revised Home Situations Questionnaire for autism spectrum disorder: The HSQ-ASD. Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice. DOI: 10.1177/1362361315593941
  • Pandolfi, V., Magyar, C.I., & Norris, M. (2014)., Examining the validity of the CBCL 6-18 in the assessment of emotional problems in youth with ASD. Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 7(4), 306-322. DOI: 10.1080/19315864.2014.930547
  • Galligan, M. G, Feinstein, C., Sulkes, S. B., Bisagno, J. M. & Stein, M. T. (2013). Asperger syndrome and DSM-5: A dilemma for college freshman. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 34(7): 529-532.

Treatments and Interventions

  • Kasari, C., & Smith, T. (2016). Forest for the trees: Evidence based practices in ASD. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 23(3), 260-264. doi:10.1111/cpsp.12161.
  • Lecavalier, L., Smith, T., Johnson, C., Bearss, K. Swiezy, N., Aman, M. G., Sukhodolsky, D. G., Deng, Y., Dziura, J., & Scahill, L. (2016). Moderators of parent training for disruptive behaviors in young children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. DOI 10.1007/s10802-016-0233-x
  • Smith, T., Aman, M. G., Arnold, L. E., Silverman, L. B., Lecavalier, L., Hollway, J., Tumuluru, R., Hyman, S. L., Buchan-Page, K. A., Hellings, J., Rice, R. R., Jr., Brown, N. V., Pan, X., & Handen, B. L. (2016). Atomoxetine and parent training for children with autism and ADHD: 24-week extension study. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 55(10), 868-876.
  • Bearss, K., Johnson, C., Handen, B., Butter, E., & Lecavalier, L. (2015). In T. Smith & L. Scahill (Eds.), RUBI Autism Network: Parent Training for Disruptive Behavior [A Treatment Manual]. Publisher: Authors.
  • Bearss, K., Johnson, C., Smith, T., Lecavalier, L., Swiezy, N., Aman, M., McAdam, D. B., Butter, E., Stillitano, C., Minshawi, N., Sukhodolsky, D., Mruzek, D. W., Turner, K., Neal, T., Hallett, V., Mulick, J. A., Green, B., Handen, B., Deng. Y., Dziura, J., Scahill, L. (2015, April). Parent training for young children with autism spectrum disorder and disruptive behavior: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of the American Medical Association, 313(15). 1524-1533. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.3150
  • Handen, B. L., Aman, M. G., Arnold, L. E., Hyman, S. L., Tumuluru, R., Lecavalier, L., Corbett-Dick, P., Pan, X., Hollway, J. A., Buchan-Page, K., Silverman, L. B., Brown, N. V., Rice, R. R., Hellings, J., Mruzek, D. W., McAuliffe-Bellin, S., Hurt, E., Ryan, M. M., Levato, L., & Smith, T. (2015). Atomoxetine, parent training and their combination in children with autism spectrum and ADHD. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 54(11), 905-915. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2015.08.013
  • Hollway, J.A., Aman, M.G., Mendoza-Burcham, M.I., Silverman, L., Arnold, L.E., Tumuluru, R., Handen, B.L., Lecavalier, L., Buchan-Page, K., Sayre, P., & Smith, T. (2016). Parent satisfaction with a multisite trial of atomoxetine and parent training for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and noncompliance in children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 38. doi: 10.1089/cap.2015.0130
  • Hyman, S. L., Stewart, P. A., Foley, J., Cain, U., Peck, R., Morris, D. D., Wang, H., & Smith, T. (2015). The gluten-free/casein-free diet: A double-blind challenge trial in children with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. DOI 10.1007/s10803-015-2564-9
  • Iadarola, S., Smith, T. (2015, June). STAT Manual. AIR-B Network.
  • Smith, T., & Iadarola, S. (2015). Evidence update: Autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 44(6), 897-922, 2015. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2015.1077448
  • Smith, T., Klorman, R., & Mruzek, D. W. (2015). Predicting Outcome of Community-Based Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention for Children with Autism. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.
  • Armstrong, A., Madaus-Knapp, V., & McAdam, D.B.(2014). Functional Analysis and Treatment of the Diurnal Bruxism of a 16-Year-Old Girl with Autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47: 1-5.
  • Sham, E., & Smith, T. (2014, Fall). Publication bias in studies of an applied behavior-analytic intervention: An initial analysis. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47.
  • Silverman, L. B., Hollway, J. A., Smith, T., Aman, M. G., Arnold, L. A., Pan, X., & Handen, B. L. (2014). A multisite trial of atomoxetine and parent training in children with autism spectrum disorders: Rationale and design challenges. Research on Autism Spectrum Disorders, 8, 899-907. DOI: 10.1016/j.rasd.2014.03.013
  • Ameis, S. H., Corbett-Dick, P., Cole, L., & Correll, C. U. (2013). Decision making and antipsychotic medication treatment for youth with autism spectrum disorders: applying guidelines in the real world. J Clin Psychiatry, 74(10), 1022-1024. doi: 10.4088/JCP.13ac08691
  • Bearss K, Johnson C, Handen B, Smith T, Scahill L. (2013). A pilot study of parent training in young children with autism spectrum disorders and disruptive behavior. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43(4):829-40.
  • Bearss, K., Lecavalier, L., Minshawi, N., Johnson, C., Smith, T., Handen, B., Sukhodolsky, D. G., Aman, M. G., Swiezy, N., Butter, E., & Scahill, L. (2013). Toward an exportable parent training program for disruptive behaviors in autism spectrum disorderNeuropsychiatry 3(2) 169-180. 
  • Kasari C, Smith T. (2013). Interventions in schools for children with autism spectrum disorder: methods and recommendations Autism : the international journal of research and practice. 17(3):254-67.

Down Syndrome


  • Hoffmire, C.A.; Connolly, H.; Magyar, C.I., & Van Wijngaarden, E. (2014). Sleep disturbances in children with Down syndrome and multiple co-morbidities in New York State." Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine,10: 411-419.

Medical Issues

  • Roizen, N.J., Magyar, C.I., Kuschner, E.S., Sulkes, S.B., Druschel, C., ,Van Wijngaarden, E., Rodgers, L., Diehl, A., Lowry, R., & Hyman, S.L. (2014). A community cross-sectional survey of medical problems in 440 children with Down syndrome in New York State. The Journal of Pediatrics. 164: 871-875.

Effects of Environmental Toxins on Child Development

  • Strain, J., Yeates, A. J., van Wijngaarden, E., Thurston, S. W., Mulhern, M. S., McSorley, E. M., Love, T. M., Smith, T. H., Yost, K., Harrington, D., Shamlaye, C. F., Henderson, J., Watson, G. E., Myers, G. J., & Davidson, P. W. (2015). Prenatal exposure to methyl mercury from fish consumption and polyunsaturated fatty acids: associations with child development at 20 mo of age in an observational study in the Republic of Seychelles. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. doi:10.3945/ajcn.114.100503
  • Yeates, A. J., Love, T. M., Engström, K., Mulhern, M. S., McSorley, E. M., Grzesik, K., . . . Broberg, K. (2015). Genetic variation in FADS genes is associated with maternal long-chain PUFA status but not with cognitive development of infants in a high fish-eating observational study. Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids (PLEFA), 102–103, 13-20. doi:
  • Love, T.M., Thurston, S.W. & Davidson, P.W.. (2014, in press). Finding Vulnerable Subpopulations in the Seychelles Child Development Study: Effect Modification with Latent Groups. Statistical Methods in Medical Research.
  • Prince, L., Korbas, M., Davidson, P., Broberg, K., R.. (2014). Target Organ Specific Activity of Drosophila MRP (ABCC1) Moderates Developmental Toxicity of Methylmercury. Toxicological Sciences (online). doi: 10.1093/toxsci/kfu095

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

  • Devine, K. A., Bukowski, W. A., Sahler, O. J. Z., Ohman-Strickland, P., Smith, T. H., Lown, A., Patenaude, A. F., Korones, D. N., & Noll, R. B. (2016). Social competence in childhood brain tumor survivors: Feasibility and preliminary outcomes of a peer-mediated intervention. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 37(6), pp. 475-482. doi: 10.1097/DBP.0000000000000315
  • Mruzek, D. W., McAleavey, S., Engel, S., & Smith, T. (2016). Toilet training students with intellectual disability in a school setting with a novel enuresis alarm: An initial evaluation. Journal of Special Education Technology, 31(4), 217-227. doi: 10.1177/0162643416673915
  • Williams, D.E., McAdam, D. (2016). Pica. In N. N. Singh (Ed.), Handbook of Evidence-Based Practices in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (pp. 715-726). New York: Springer.
  • Christensen, J. J., Hetherington, S., Daston, M., & Riehle, E. (2015, June). Longitudinal outcomes of Project SEARCH in Upstate New York. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 42(3), 247-255.
  • Aman, M. G., Smith, T., Arnold, L. E., Corbett-Dick, P., Tumuluru, R., Hollway, J. A., Hyman, S. L., Mendoza-Burcham, M., Pan, X., Mruzek. D. W., Lecavalier, L., Levato, L., Silverman, L. B. & Handen, B. (2014, April 16). A review of atomoxetine effects in young people with developmental disabilities. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 35(6), 1412-1424. DOI: 10.1016/j.ridd.2014.03.006
  • Hoffmire, C.A., Magyar, C.I., Connolly, H.V., Fernandez, I.D. & van Wijngaarden, E. (2014, April 15), High prevalence of sleep disorders and associated comorbidities in a community sample of children with down syndrome. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 10(4), 411-419. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.3618
  • Roizen, N. J., Magyar, C. I., Kuschner, E. S., Sulkes, S. B., Druschel, C., van Wijngaarden, E., Rodgers, L., Diehl, A., Lowry, R., Hyman, S. L. (2014, April). A community cross-sectional survey of medical problems in 440 children with Down syndrome in New York State. Journal of Pediatrics, 164(4), 871-875. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.11.032.
  • van Wijngaarden, E., Harrington, D., Kobrosly, R., Thurston, S.W., O'Hara, T., McSorley, E.M., Myers, G.J., Watson, G.E., Shamlaye, C.F., Strain, J.J., Davidson, P.W. (2014, April). Prenatal exposure to methylmercury and LCPUFA in relation to birth weight. Annals of Epidemiology, 24(4), 273-278. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2014.01.002
  • Xiao, L., Thurston, S.W., Ruppert, D., Love, T.M., & Davidson, P.W. (2014, January). Bayesian Models for Multiple Outcomes in Domains with Application to the Seychelles Child Development Study. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 109(505), 1-10. doi: 10.1080/01621459.2013.830070


  • Jacob M, Stewart P, Medina-Walpole A, Fong CT (2015, June 25). A culinary laboratory for nutrition education. Clin Teach. [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1111/tct.12403
  • LeCuyer, E. A., Christensen, J. J., Kreher, D., Kearney, M. H., & Kitzman, H. J. (2015). African American mothers' self-described discipline strategies with young children in 1992 and 2012. J Pediatr Health Care, 29(1), 28-37. doi: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2014.05.009
  • Holland, M. L., Christensen, J. J., Shone, L. P., Kearney, M. H., & Kitzman, H. (2014, January 15). Women's reasons for attrition from a nurse home visiting program. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing. 43(1), 61-70. doi: 10.1111/15552-6909.12272