Maurice Feldman

Centre for Applied Disability Studies




Maurice Feldman

Ph.D., C. Psych, BCBA-D - Professor
 
Contact Information
TH 146L
Phone (905) 688-5550, ext. 4894
Email: maurice.feldman@brocku.ca
 
Prof. Feldman will not be taking MA students for 2016-17.
 
 
Profile
Prof. Feldman is a scientist-practitioner with expertise in behaviour disorders, autism, developmental disabilities, child maltreatment, and parenting. He is a leading expert in parenting by persons with learning difficulties, having designed and scientifically validated the Step-by-Step parenting program emulated worldwide. Recently, he was co-Principal Investigator (with Prof. Frances Owen) of the 3R's - Human Rights Training Project for Persons with intellectual disabilities. He has published extensively in peer-review journals and books, and has given numerous addresses and workshops. He held the Brock University Chancellor’s Chair in Research Excellence and is a Brock Distinguished Researcher. He received a Career Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the National Distinguished Disability Researcher Award in the United States.
 
Research Interests
Child maltreatment and parenting, particularly related to child neglect and parents with learning difficulties.

Early identification and intervention for children with or at risk for developmental, behavioural, emotional, psychiatric, and school problems.

Atypical development, including autism spectrum disorders, intellectual and developmental disabilities, developmental psychopathology, dual diagnosis.

Positive behavioural interventions for severe behaviour disorders.

Parent, teacher and staff training.

Human rights and disabilities.

 
Recent Publications - Books
Feldman, M.A., & Aunos, M. (2010). Comprehensive competence-based parenting capacity assessment for parents with learning difficulties. Kingston, NY: NADD Press.
 
 
Peer-Review Articles
Tahir, M.,  Sword, C. & Feldman, M.A. (in press). Evaluation of a game-based parent education intervention to increase positive parent-child interactions in parents with learning difficulties. Behavior Analyst Today.

Chartier, K.M., &  Feldman, M.A. (in press). Outcome evaluation of a specialized treatment home for adults with dual diagnosis. Journal on Developmental Disabilities.

Vause, T., Neil, N., Yates, H., Jackiewicz, G., & Feldman, M.A. (2015). Preliminary randomized trial of function-based cognitive-behavioral therapy to treat obsessive compulsive behavior in children with autism spectrum disorder. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities. DOI: 10.1177/1088357615588517

Feldman, M.A., Owen, F., Andrews, A.E., Tahir, M., Barber, R., Griffiths, D. (2015). Randomized control trial of the 3Rs health knowledge training program for persons with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities.  DOI: 10.1111/jar.12186

Vause, T., Hoekstra, S., & Feldman, M.A. (2015). Evaluation of individual function-based cognitive-behavior therapy for obsessive compulsive disorder in children with high functioning autism. Journal on Developmental Disabilities, 20(3), 30-41.

Feldman, M.A., Hendry, A.M., Ward, R.A., Hudson, M. & Liu, X. (2015). Comparison of the behavioral development and sociodemographics between infants and young children at higher and lower risk for autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45, 1167-1175. DOI 10.1007/s10803-014-2277-5

Feldman, M.A., Bosett, J., Collet, C., & Burnham Riosa, P. (2013). Where are persons with intellectual disabilities in medical research? A survey of medical clinical trials. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. doi: 10.1111/jir.12091

Starke, M., Wade, C., Feldman, M.A., & Mildon, R. (2013). Parenting with disabilities: experiences from implementing a parenting support programme in Sweden. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 17, 145-156.

Feldman, M.A., Battin, S.M., Shaw, O.A. & Luckasson, R. (2012). Inclusion of children with disabilities in mainstream child development research.Disability and Society. DOI:10.1080/09687599.2012.748647

Feldman, M.A., Owen, F., Andrews, A.E., Hamelin, J.P., Barber, R., Griffiths, D. (2012). Health self-advocacy training for persons with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 56 (Part II), 1110-1121. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2788.2012.01626.x

 
Book Chapters
Feldman, M.A., & Tahir, M. (in press). Skills training for parents with intellectual disabilities. In N. Singh (Ed.), Clinical handbook of evidence-based practices for individuals with intellectual disabilities. New York: Springer.

Aunos, M., Laliberte, T., Lightfoot, T., Callow, E., & Feldman, M.A. (in press). Parenting by people with intellectual disability. In M. L. Wehmeyer, I. Brown, M. Percy, K. Shogren & A. Fung (Eds.) A comprehensive guide to intellectual and developmental disabilities. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.

Griffiths, D., Owen, F., Hamelin, J., Feldman, M.A., Condillac, R.A., & Frijters, J. (in press). History of institutionalization: general background. In D. Griffiths, F. Owen & R. Condillac (Eds.). A difficult dream: Ending institutionalization for persons with intellectual disabilities. Kingston, NY: NADD Press.

Griffiths, D., Owen, F., Hamelin, J., Feldman, M.A., Condillac, R.A., & Frijters, J. (in press). Impact of deinstitutionalization on the lives of persons with intellectual disabilities. In D. Griffiths, F. Owen & R. Condillac (Eds.). A difficult dream: Ending institutionalization for persons with intellectual disabilities. Kingston, NY: NADD Press.

Griffiths, D., Owen, F., Hamelin, J., Feldman, M.A., Condillac, R.A., & Frijters, J. (in press). Critiques and concerns regarding deinstitutionalization on the lives of persons with intellectual disabilities. In D. Griffiths, F. Owen & R. Condillac (Eds.). A difficult dream: Ending institutionalization for persons with intellectual disabilities. Kingston, NY: NADD Press.

Griffiths, D., Owen, F., Hamelin, J., Feldman, M.A., Condillac, R.A., & Frijters, J. (in press). Emerging changes in the deinstitutionalization process. In D. Griffiths, F. Owen & R. Condillac (Eds.). A difficult dream: Ending institutionalization for persons with intellectual disabilities. Kingston, NY: NADD Press.

Feldman, M., Cruz, V., Hay, J., McConnell, D., & Tardif-Williams, C. (2012). A right to parent: Supports for parents with intellectual disabilities and their children. In D. Griffiths, F. Owen, & S. Watson (eds.), Human rights agenda: An action plan to advance the rights of persons with intellectual disabilities.Pp. 129-138.Kingston, NY: NADD Press.

 

Manuals and Technical Reports

McConnell, D., Feldman, M., Aunos, M., Pacheco, L., Savage, A., Hahn, L. … Park, E. (2015). Enhancing the social connectedness of mothers with intellectual impairment. Alberta pilot of the Supported Learning Program. University of Alberta. http://www.fdsa.ualberta.ca.

Vause, T., Neil, N., & Feldman, M. (2011). I believe in me, Not OCB! A workbook of group function-based CBT for obsessive-compulsive behaviours in children and youth with ASD. St. Catharines, ON: Brock University.

Andrews, A., Bishop, C., Agnew, S., Hamelin, J., Griffiths. D., Owen, F., &Feldman, M. (2010). Teaching health self-advocacy skills to adults with intellectual disabilities. Welland, ON: Community Living Welland Pelham.

Agnew, S., Bishop, C., Gosse, L., Stoner, K., Vyrostko, B., Terreberry, T., Taruli, D., Tardif-Williams, C., Griffiths, D., Feldman, M., & Owen, F. (2010). Rights, respect and responsibility: Rights in everyday life. Welland, ON: Community Living Welland Pelham.

McConnell, D., Feldman, M., Aunos, M. & Prasad, N. (2010). Child welfare process and outcome, Caregiver cognitive impairment: Secondary analysis of the Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect (CIS-2003). Family and Disability Studies, University of Alberta. ISBN: 978-1-55195-262-8.

 

Invited Presentations

Feldman, M.A. (2014, Jun). Effective strategies for working with parents with learning differences. TASP New England Chapter, Northampton, MA.

Feldman, M.A. (2014, Jan). Competence-based assessment and intervention for parents with learning difficulties. Through the Looking Glass (national agency supporting parents with disabilities), Berkeley, CA.

Feldman, M.A. (2013, Apr). Competence-based, parenting assessments and interventions for parents with intellectual disabilities. NADD Webinar.

Feldman, M.A. (2012, Oct). Early detection and intervention of children at-risk for ASD. Dept. of Psychology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg.

Feldman, M.A. (2012, Oct). Making research real: Role of behavioural supports in transitioning individuals with intellectual disability from treatment bed to residential services. Open Minds across Canada Mental Health symposium, Healthy Minds Canada, Whitby, ON (simulcast across Canada and then archived on www.healthymindscanada.ca).

Feldman, M.A., & Ward, R.A. (2012, Jun). Early identification and intervention of children at-risk for ASD. Dept. of Psychology, University of Iceland, Reykjavik.

Feldman, M.A. (2012, Mar). Preventing child neglect. Evidence-based parent education for parents with learning difficulties. University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

 

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