RESEARCH ACTIVITY AT DDI 

 PRIMARY             RESEARCHER  &      AFFILIATION

TITLE OF STUDY

DATE

APPROVED

STATUS OF PROJECT

  Rebecca Girard, M.S.*

Michael Romas, Ph.D.*

     DDI’s CRP Center of Excellence

Creation of a New CASI-5 Scoring Algorithm for Non/sub Verbal Children with ASD 1/27/17 Ongoing

     Patricia Johnson*

    Dr. Monica Howard

LIU/CW Post    

 Dept.

of Psychology

Utilizing technology as a Performance Tool to Enhance Treatment Integrity 11/9/16 Ongoing

Kelsey Gilbert

Developmental             Disabilities

 Institute

LIU CW Post

Is Exposure to Aggressive Behavior Correlated with Staff Burnout at Developmental Disabilities Institute in Smithtown? 4/13/16 Completed

          Marissa N.

      Manfredi*, B.A.,

    Mary McDonald, Ph.D.

    Hofstra University

Using Mirrors to Increase Motor Imitation in Young Children with ASD 2/10/16 Completed

   Sarah Berliner, M.S., Lauren  Moskowitz, Ph.D.

St. John’s University

Parental Attributions, Discipline, and Child Externalizing Behavior in ASD and Neurotypical Preschoolers 5/18/16 Completed

      Daniel J. Tieman, M.A.,

Eva Feindler,

Ph.D.,

LIU/CW Post

Perceived Social Support, Stress, and Burnout in Residential Treatment Care Providers 12/3/15 Completed

Lisa Anne

Flaherty, BS

   Mary McDonald, Ph.D.

    Hofstra University

Using Visual Scripts to Increase Social Initiations of Young Children with ASD 3/30/15 Completed

 Robert Mueller, M.S.

Lauren

    Moskowitz, Ph.D.

St. John’s University

Positive Family Intervention for Families of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Examination of Parental Stress, Attributions, and Beliefs 8/18/14 Completed

Dr. Patricia         Whitaker-

Azmitia,   Ph.D.

Stony Brook University

Survey of Biomarkers and Developmental Trajectories 7/22/14 In Process (renewed)

     Sara Sullivan, DDS

Stony Brook

School of Dental Medicine

Barriers to Dental Care Among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) 7/16/14 Completed

    Megan Tudor, MA

Mathew Lerner, Ph.D.

Stony Brook University

Getting to Know Siblings of Youth with ASD: A Family Systems Model of Risk and Resilience 1/23/14 Completed

Emily Jones,

Ph.D.

Queens College

Teaching Initiating and Responding Joint Attention. 3/3/12 Completed

Emily Jones,

Ph.D.

Queens College

Developing peer relationships for children with autism: Teaching joint attention with peers 3/3/12 Completed

Erin Burns, MA

St. Johns University

Differential Parenting of Children with Externalizing Behaviors and Children with a Pervasive Developmental Disability: A Group Comparison 3/7/12 Completed

   Juliana LaRossa,

PhD

     Hofstra University

Stress and Related Factors in Couples Who Have a Child With Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) 3/5/12 Completed

 Linda Whitaker, PhD,

    SAS, Director, DDI Starting Early Program

    Hofstra University

Increasing Reading Readiness Skills in Children Transitioning to Kindergarten

1/8/10

Completed

   Abigail Connolly, PhD

    City University of New York

The Relationship of Primary Caregiver Perceptions of Language and Behavioral Levels of Children with Autism to Primary Caregiver Stress and Ratings of Family Climate 9/29/10 Completed

    Rachel Greenfeld, PhD

St. John’s University

The Role of Students' Age and Gender and Teachers' Knowledge of Autism in Treatment Acceptability of Interventions of Autism 5/20/09 Completed
   Michelle Garruto, PhD, Queens College The Effects of Prompt Fading and Differential Reinforcement on Selection of Novel Activities by Children with Autism Spectrum

8/31/09

    

   Completed

     Mike Romas, PhD,

Developmental Disabilities Institute

Locus Of Motivation: Internal Versus External Motivation And Job Satisfaction Among Direct Care Staff Who Care for People with Developmental DisabilitiesLOCUS OF MOTIVATION: INTERNAL VERSUS EXTERNAL MOTIVATION AND JOB SATISFACTION AMONG DIRECT CARE STAFF WHO CARE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES 4/2/08 Completed

 

 

*Employed by DDI