Faculty Research

Faculty Research




Faculty Research

CADS Faculty

 
 
CADS Cross-Appointed Faculty
Dr. Maureen Connolly
 
 
CADS Faculty
 
Dr. Maurice Feldman – Research Interests (include but are not limited to):
  • child maltreatment and parenting: child neglect, parents with learning difficulties
  • early identification and intervention: children with/at risk for developmental, behavioural, emotional, psychiatric, and school problems
  • atypical development: autism, developmental disabilities, developmental psychopathology, dual diagnosis
  • positive behavioural interventions
  • parent, teacher and staff training
  • human rights and disabilities
 
Dr. Maurice Feldman – Publication Titles (include but are not limited to – for complete citations please click here):
  • A right to parent: Supports for parents with intellectual disabilities and their children.
  • Child maltreatment investigations involving parents with cognitive impairments in Canada.
  • Child welfare process and outcome, Caregiver cognitive impairment: Secondary analysis of the Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect (CIS-2003).
  • Comprehensive competence-based parenting capacity assessment for parents with learning difficulties.
  • Development and initial validation of a parent report measure of the behavioral development of infants at risk for autism spectrum disorders.
  • Health self-advocacy training for persons with intellectual disabilities.
  • Inclusion of children with disabilities in mainstream child development research.  
  • Parental cognitive impairment and child maltreatment in Canada.
  • Parental cognitive impairment, mental health and child outcomes in a child protection population.
  • Parenting by persons with intellectual disabilities.
  • Parenting education programs.
  • Parenting with disabilities: experiences from implementing a parenting support programme in Sweden. 
  • Where are persons with intellectual disabilities in medical research? A survey of medical clinical trials.
 
 
Dr. Rosemary Condillac – Research Interests (include but are not limited to):
  • evidence-based practices: assessment/treatment of challenging behaviour (individuals with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, physical disabilities)
  • behavioural treatment plan adherence – strategies for natural caregivers in applied settings: improving clinical outcomes
  • applied behaviour analysis: education of learners through the lifespan with/without disabilities
  • deinstitutionalization and impact on individuals, their families, communities, support services
  • service access and prioritization for people with complex needs.
 
Dr. Rosemary Condillac – Publication Titles (include but are not limited to – for complete citations please click here):
  • Behavioural Intervention and Developmental Disabilities.  
  • Best practices and practical strategies in the assessment/diagnosis of autism.
  • Effectiveness of community positive behavioral intervention for persons with developmental disabilities and severe.
  • behavioral challenges.
  • Evidence-based practices for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Review of the literature and practice guide.
  • Formal versus informal interventions for challenging behaviour in persons with intellectual disabilities.
  • Multi-site study of the Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS) in five clinical groups of young children.
 
 
Dr. Rebecca Ward – Research Interests (include but are not limited to):
  • infants at-risk for autism
  • applied behaviour analysis: international development
  • Social Thinking to Social Skills: focus on the teaching of "social thinking" and its generalization to social skills in daily living for children and adolescents with high functioning autism and asperger's
 
 
 
CADS Cross-Appointed Faculty
 
Dr. Maureen Connolly – Research Interests (include but are not limited to):
  • the role of the body in learning/teaching; how bodies can be critically involved in decisions about how teaching/learning are organized
  • curriculum, movement education, dance, creative and expressive writing and narrative
  • service learning experiences - since 1994/1995: SNAP and Autism Movement Camp
 
Dr. Maureen Connolly – Publication Titles (include but are not limited to – for complete citations please click here):
  • Disability studies in physical education – the contested terrain of stressed embodiment and transgressive bodies.
  • Implementing a least restrictive environment in a movement education camp for children and youth with Autism/PDD. Bridging the divide: Disability in the new millennium.
  • Relevance and accessibility of alternative therapies for persons with disabilities.
  • The Remarkable Logic of Autism: Developing and Describing an Embedded Curriculum Based in Semiotic Phenomenology.
 
Dr. Dorothy Griffiths – Research Interests (include but are not limited to):
  • human rights of persons with intellectual disabilities (ID)
  • sociosexual knowledge and attitudes of persons with ID
  • sexual abuse reduction of persons with ID
  • positive community behavioral supports
  • dual diagnosis
  • transitional lifestyle planning 
 
Dr. Dorothy Griffiths – Publication Titles (include but are not limited to – for complete citations please click here):
  • Aggression: Case studies. 
  • Aggression: Definition, prevalence and comorbidity, differential diagnosis.
  • An introduction to the mental health needs of persons with developmental disabilities.
  • Changing attitudes towards the nature of socio-sexual assessment and education for persons with developmental disabilities: A twenty-year comparison. 
  • Cognitive and social considerations when persons with developmental disabilities interact with the legal system regarding a sexual offence. 
  • Comprehensive assessment and screening.
  • Consultative and supportive services: Summary. 
  • Diagnostically-based psychosocial interventions.
  • Effectiveness of community positive behavioral intervention for persons with developmental disabilities and severe behavior disorders.  
  • Ethical dilemmas: Sexuality and developmental disabilities.
  • Offenders with developmental disabilities.
  • Perceptions of acceptable boundaries by persons with developmental disabilities and their caregivers. 
  • Programs and intervention approaches for the treatment of persons with dual diagnosis: A summary.
  • Research in sexuality and intellectual disability.
  • Residential and day programs for persons with dual diagnosis: A summary.
  • Residential and Vocational Services: Summary. 
  • Sexual aggression.
  • Sexuality and Mental Health in Persons with Developmental Disabilities.
  • Sexuality education.
  • Sexual policies in agencies supporting persons who have developmental disabilities, Part I: Ethical and organizational issues.
  • Sexual policies in agencies supporting persons who have developmental disabilities, Part II: Practical Issues and Procedures.
  • Socio-sexual knowledge and attitude assessment tool (SSKAAT-R).
  • Strategic behavioral intervention for aggression. 
  • The integrated biopsychosocial model: State of the art.
 
 
Dr. Frances Owen – Research Interests (include but are not limited to):
  • systemic issues in clinical practice
  • prevention of abuse in persons with intellectual disabilities (ID)
  • promotion of human rights in persons with ID
  • nature and development of organizational citizenship: behaviour in counselors, helping professionals
 
Dr. Frances Owen – Publication Titles (include but are not limited to – for complete citations please click here):
  • Challenges to the Human Rights of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities.
  • Comparison of interactive computer-based and classroom training on human rights awareness in persons with intellectual disabilities.
  • Ensuring Rights: Systematic and Educational Approaches.
  • Historical and Theoretical Foundations of the Rights of People with Intellectual Disabilities: Setting the Stage.
  • Human rights and persons with intellectual disabilities: An action-research approach for community-based organizational self-evaluation.
  • Human rights and persons with intellectual disabilities: Historical, pedagogical, and philosophical considerations.
  • Human rights for children and youth with developmental disabilities.
  • Meta-analysis of deinstitutionalization adaptive behaviour outcomes: Research and clinical implications.
  • Multi-level human rights training in an Association for Community Living: First steps toward systemic change.
  • Perceptions of acceptable boundaries by persons with developmental disabilities and their care-providers.
  • Prelude to a code of ethics for caregivers in services for persons with developmental disabilities: A systemic approach to preventing abuse.
  • Right to Evidence- Based Treatment for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities: Issues of the Use of Therapeutic Punishment.
  • Sexual policies in agencies supporting persons who have developmental disabilities, Part I: Ethical and organizational issues.
  • Sexual policies in agencies supporting persons who have developmental disabilities, Part II: Practical issues and procedures.
  • The human rights agenda for persons with intellectual disabilities.
  • The nature of developmental disabilities.
 
 
Dr. Tricia Vause – Research Interests (include but are not limited to):
  • function-based cognitive-behavior therapy for OCD: children/youth with autism
  • intensive behavioral intervention: for children/youth with autism
  • discrimination learning/assessment of basic learning abilities
  • parent training
  • school consultation
  • obsessive compulsive behaviours: youth with high functioning autism
 
Dr. Tricia Vause – Publication Titles (include but are not limited to – for complete citations please click here):
  • Aberrant behavior of persons with developmental disabilities as a function of the characteristics of training tasks.
  • ABLA test performance, auditory matching, and communication ability.
  • Assessment of Basic Learning Abilities test: Recent research and future directions.
  • A visual-visual nonidentity matching assessment is a worthwhile addition to the Assessment of Basic Learning Abilities test.
  • Choice, task performance, and happiness indicators with persons with severe developmental disabilities.  
  • Experimental studies of psychological interventions with athletes in competitions: Why so few?  
  • Predicting the learning ability of children with autism: The assessment of basic learning abilities versus parents’ predictions.
  • Predicting the relative efficacy of three presentation methods for assessing preferences of persons with developmental disabilities.
  • Predictive validity of auditory discriminations in persons with intellectual disabilities: Extending the ABLA test.  
  • Project BEST-CASE: A model for structuring an intensive early childhood intervention program for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  
  • Rapid training of a two-choice auditory-visual discrimination to persons with developmental disabilities.  
  • Right to behavioral treatment for individuals with intellectual disabilities: Issues of punishment.
  • Teaching equivalence relations to individuals with minimal verbal repertoires: Are visual and auditory-visual discriminations predictive of stimulus equivalence?  
  • The ABLA test for predicting the learning abilities of persons with intellectual disabilities: A review.
  • The Assessment of Basic Learning Abilities. Test for persons with intellectual disability: A valuable clinical tool.  
  • The hierarchical relationship between several visual and auditory discriminations and three verbal operants among individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Training task assignments and aberrant behavior of persons with developmental disabilities.

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