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Suzannah Joy Iadarola, Ph.D.

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Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-2986

Fax: (585) 742-4217

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My clinical interests include early identification of autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities and screening for developmental disabilities in primary care settings. Additionally, I am interested in individual and group-based behavioral training for families of children with autism spectrum disorders.

Professional Background

Job Title: Senior Instructor of Pediatrics

Dr. Iadarola is a pediatric psychologist who specializes in diagnostic evaluations for children for whom there is a suspected autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Dr. Iadarola conducts initial diagnostic evaluations for children of all ages, with a focus on ASD and other differential developmental and mental health diagnoses. In addition, she is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and has experience providing and coordinating behavioral treatment for individuals with ASD. As part of this treatment, Dr. Iadarola incorporates a focus on working with families (e.g., parent training and education, sibling support).

In addition to her work in the Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics division, Dr. Iadarola is a co-investigator on a government-funded, multi-site research project designed to increase socialization skills and school-based transitions for students with ASD. This study includes a partnership with the Rochester City School District and other community members. Dr. Iadarola has helped develop a program for working with teachers to facilitate more successful transitions for students with ASD in their daily routines. She also serves as an interventionist on this project.


~ Behavioral interventions to support family members of children with autism spectrum disorders
~ Mindfulness-based interventions for family members of and professionals working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders
~ Effectiveness of ABA in the community and dissemination of ABA-based programs within underserved communities



PHD | Rutgers-The State University Of New Jersey School Of Engineering (USA)

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

08/15/2011 - 08/17/2012
Fellowship in Clinical Psychology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

06/28/2010 - 08/22/2011
Internship in Pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


COSAC Award for Best Poster

Quest Award for Best Poster

Doug Flutie Jr., Inc, Scholarship

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Journal Articles

Anderson CM, Iovannone R, Smith T, Levato L, Martin R, Cavanaugh B, Hochheimer S, Wang H, Iadarola S. "Thinking Small to Think Big: Modular Approach for Autism Programming in Schools (MAAPS)." Journal of autism and developmental disorders.. 2020 May 14; Epub 2020 May 14.

Smith KA, Gehricke JG, Iadarola S, Wolfe A, Kuhlthau KA. "Disparities in Service Use Among Children With Autism: A Systematic Review." Pediatrics.. 2020 Apr; 145(Suppl 1):S35-S46.

Stahmer AC, Vejnoska S, Iadarola S, Straiton D, Segovia FR, Luelmo P, Morgan EH, Lee HS, Javed A, Bronstein B, Hochheimer S, Cho E, Aranbarri A, Mandell D, Hassrick EM, Smith T, Kasari C. "Caregiver Voices: Cross-Cultural Input on Improving Access to Autism Services." Journal of racial and ethnic health disparities.. 2019 Aug; 6(4):752-773. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Behavioral Treatment
Book Title: Primer on Autism Spectrum Disorder
Author List: Iadarola, S., & Smith, T.
Published By: Oxford University Press 2016

Book Title: Schedules, Tools, and Activities for Transitions Manual
Author List: Iadarola, S., Smith, T.
Published By: AIR-B Network 2015

Chapter Title: Single-case Experimental Designs
Book Title: APA Handbook on Research Methods in Psychology
Author List: Rizvi SL; Ferraioli SJ
Published By: Washington: American Psychological Association 2012