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Lynne E. Levato, Ph.D.

Lynne E. Levato, Ph.D.

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About Me

Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics (SMD)

Credentials

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and Related Disorders (LEND) Fellow, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 2013 - 2014

Postdoctoral Fellow in School Psychology, Fort Bend Independent School District, Sugar Land, TX 2011 - 2012

Education

PhD | Syracuse University. Psychology. 2011

MS | Syracuse University. Psychology. 2008

BA | Syracuse University. Psychology. 2006

Research

My research interests include investigating the relationship between autism spectrum disorder and other comorbid conditions. Specifically, I am interested in improving treatment and intervention practices for children with autism who also experience such conditions as ADHD, anxiety, and/or learning ...
My research interests include investigating the relationship between autism spectrum disorder and other comorbid conditions. Specifically, I am interested in improving treatment and intervention practices for children with autism who also experience such conditions as ADHD, anxiety, and/or learning disabilities.

Publications

Journal Articles

Thinking Small to Think Big: Modular Approach for Autism Programming in Schools (MAAPS).

Anderson CM, Iovannone R, Smith T, Levato L, Martin R, Cavanaugh B, Hochheimer S, Wang H, Iadarola S

Journal of autism and developmental disorders.. 2020 May 14 Epub 05/14/2020.

Parent Training for Feeding Problems in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: Initial Randomized Trial.

Johnson CR, Brown K, Hyman SL, Brooks MM, Aponte C, Levato L, Schmidt B, Evans V, Huo Z, Bendixen R, Eng H, Sax T, Smith T

Journal of pediatric psychology.. 2019 March 144 (2):164-175. Epub 1900 01 01.

A pilot investigation of an iOS-based app for toilet training children with autism spectrum disorder.

Mruzek DW, McAleavey S, Loring WA, Butter E, Smith T, McDonnell E, Levato L, Aponte C, Travis RP, Aiello RE, Taylor CM, Wilkins JW, Corbett-Dick P, Finkelstein DM, York AM, Zanibbi K

Autism : the international journal of research and practice.. 2019 February 23 (2):359-370. Epub 12/07/2017.

Broken bridges-new school transitions for students with autism spectrum disorder: A systematic review on difficulties and strategies for success.

Nuske HJ, McGhee Hassrick E, Bronstein B, Hauptman L, Aponte C, Levato L, Stahmer A, Mandell DS, Mundy P, Kasari C, Smith T

Autism : the international journal of research and practice.. 2019 February 23 (2):306-325. Epub 02/19/2018.

Teaching Parents Behavioral Strategies for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Effects on Stress, Strain, and Competence.

Iadarola S, Levato L, Harrison B, Smith T, Lecavalier L, Johnson C, Swiezy N, Bearss K, Scahill L

Journal of autism and developmental disorders.. 2018 April 48 (4):1031-1040. Epub 1900 01 01.

Effect of Parent Training on Adaptive Behavior in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder and Disruptive Behavior: Results of a Randomized Trial.

Scahill L, Bearss K, Lecavalier L, Smith T, Swiezy N, Aman MG, Sukhodolsky DG, McCracken C, Minshawi N, Turner K, Levato L, Saulnier C, Dziura J, Johnson C

Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.. 2016 July 55 (7):602-609.e3. Epub 05/07/2016.

Use of urine alarms in toilet training children with intellectual and developmental disabilities: A review.

Levato, L., Aponte, C., Wilkins, J., Travis, R., Aiello, R., Zanibbi, K., Loring, W., Butter, E., Smith, T., & Mruzek, D.

Research in Developmental Disabilities. 2016; 53-54: 232-241.

Use of urine alarms in toilet training children with intellectual and developmental disabilities: A review.

Levato LE, Aponte CA, Wilkins J, Travis R, Aiello R, Zanibbi K, Loring WA, Butter E, Smith T, Mruzek DW

Research in developmental disabilities.. 2016 53-54 :232-41. Epub 03/02/2016.

Atomoxetine, Parent Training, and Their Combination in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.

Handen BL, Aman MG, Arnold LE, Hyman SL, Tumuluru RV, Lecavalier L, Corbett-Dick P, Pan X, Hollway JA, Buchan-Page KA, Silverman LB, Brown NV, Rice RR, Hellings J, Mruzek DW, McAuliffe-Bellin S, Hurt EA, Ryan MM, Levato L, Smith T

Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.. 2015 November 54 (11):905-15. Epub 09/03/2015.

A review of atomoxetine effects in young people with developmental disabilities.

Aman MG, Smith T, Arnold LE, Corbett-Dick P, Tumuluru R, Hollway JA, Hyman SL, Mendoza-Burcham M, Pan X, Mruzek DW, Lecavalier L, Levato L, Silverman LB, Handen B

Research in developmental disabilities.. 2014 June 35 (6):1412-24. Epub 04/16/2014.

Measures of association in contingency space analysis.

Martens, B. K.; Gertz, L. E.; Werder, C.; Rymanowski, J. L.,; Shankar, K. H.

Journal of Mathematical Psychology. 2014; 59: 114-119.

Agreement Between Descriptive and Experimental Analyses of Behavior under Naturalistic Test Conditions

Martens, B. K.; Gertz, L. E.; Werder, C.; Rymanowski, J. L.

Journal of Behavioral Education. 2010; 19: 205-221.

A Design tool for bridging the gap between research and practice.

Martens, B. K.; Gertz, L. E.

Journal of Behavioral Education. 2009; 18: 92-99.

). Effect of Parent Training on Adaptive Behavior in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Disruptive Behavior: Results of a randomized trial. (In Submission)

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.

Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Use of urine alarms in toilet training children with intellectual and developmental disabilities: A review.(Under Review)

Levato, L.; Aponte, C.; Wilkins, J.; Travis, R.; Aiello, R.; Zanibbi, K.; Loring, W.; Butter, E.; Smith, T.; Mruzek, D.

Research in Developmental Disabilities. .