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Daniel W. Mruzek, Ph.D.

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Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 275-6605

Office: (585) 273-5980

Fax: (585) 275-3366

Faculty Appointments


Professional Background

Dr. Mruzek is a licensed psychologist and licensed behavior analyst. He provides direct consultation and technical assistance to school districts and agencies through the region, nationally, and internationally. His areas of expertise include clinical and psychoeducational assessment of individuals with developmental and learning disabilities, assessment and treatment of challenging behavior, and promotion of inclusive practices (e.g., staff training and direct consultation to instructional teams). His clinical practice includes supporting families coping with challenging behavior, as well as developing applied behavior analytic programs for the development of skilled behavior (e.g., toilet training, alternatives to aggression).


Dr. Mruzek's research interests include behavior analytic interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities, as well as development of standardized psychological testing. He has been the primary investigator and investigator on several externally funded projects and is a developer of an innovative toilet training methodology for children with developmental disabilities. Dr. Mruzek is on the board of reviewers for several peer-reviewed scientific journals.



BA | University of Toledo

MA | Ohio State University

PhD | Ohio State University

Post-doctoral Training & Residency


Journal Articles

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. "A pilot investigation of an iOS-based app for toilet training children with autism spectrum disorder." Autism : the international journal of research and practice.. 2017 Dec 1; :1362361317741741. Epub 2017 Dec 01.

Mruzek, DW.; McAleavey S.; Engel, S; Smith, T. "A novel enuresis alarm for toilet training: Initial evaluation for students with intellectual disability in a school setting". Journal of Special Education Technology. 2017; 31: 217 - 227.

Mruzek, D. W.; McAleavey, S.; Loring, W. A.; Butter, E.; Smith, T.; McDonnell, E.; . . . Zanibbi, K. "A pilot investigation of an iOS-based app for toilet training children with autism spectrum disorder" . Autism. 2017; 0(0): 0.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Parent training for toileting
Book Title: Parent training in autism spectrum disorder: Evidence-based approaches
Author List: Mruzek, DW; Handen, BL.; Aponte, CA; Smith, T; Foxx, RM
Edited By: Johnson, CR; Butter, E
Published By: American Psychological Association 2017 in Washington, DC

Chapter Title: Sensory integration therapy
Book Title: Fads: Dubious and Improbable Treatments for Developmental Disabilities
Author List: Smith, T; Mruzek, DW; Mozingo, D
Edited By: Jacobson, JW; Mulick, JA; Foxx, RM
Published By: Laurence Erlbaum Associates 2016 in Mahwah, NJ

Chapter Title: Discussing serious symptoms, results, and diagnoses with the patient and family
Book Title: Pediatric primary care
Author List: Mruzek, DW; Hebert, EB; Davidson, PW
Edited By: McInerny, TK; Adam, HM; Campbell, D; Kamat, DK; Kelleher, KJ
Published By: American Academy of Pediatrics 2015 in Elk Grove Village, IL