Deborah Fein

Summary

Affiliation: University of Connecticut
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Optimal outcome in individuals with a history of autism
    Deborah Fein
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 01268, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 54:195-205. 2013
  2. ncbi request reprint Brief report: pervasive developmental disorder can evolve into ADHD: case illustrations
    Deborah Fein
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, 406 Babbidge Rd, Storrs, CT 06269 1020, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 35:525-34. 2005
  3. pmc Diagnostic stability in very young children with autism spectrum disorders
    Jamie M Kleinman
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, 406 Babbidge Rd, Storrs, CT 06269 1020, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 38:606-15. 2008
  4. pmc The modified checklist for autism in toddlers: a follow-up study investigating the early detection of autism spectrum disorders
    Jamie M Kleinman
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, 406 Babbidge Rd, Storrs, CT 06269 1020, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 38:827-39. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Language and verbal memory in individuals with a history of autism spectrum disorders who have achieved optimal outcomes
    Katherine Tyson
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 44:648-63. 2014
  6. ncbi request reprint Predictors of optimal outcome in toddlers diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders
    Saasha Sutera
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, 406 Babbidge Road, Unit 1020, Storrs, CT, 06269, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 37:98-107. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Agreement among four diagnostic instruments for autism spectrum disorders in toddlers
    Pamela E Ventola
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, 406 Babbidge Rd, Storrs, CT 06269 1020, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 36:839-47. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Accelerated head and body growth in infants later diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders: a comparative study of optimal outcome children
    Krista D Mraz
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Connecticut, USA
    J Child Neurol 24:833-45. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Processes of language acquisition in children with autism: evidence from preferential looking
    Lauren D Swensen
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs 06269 1020, USA
    Child Dev 78:542-57. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Can children with autism recover? If so, how?
    Molly Helt
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06268, USA
    Neuropsychol Rev 18:339-66. 2008

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Publications28

  1. pmc Optimal outcome in individuals with a history of autism
    Deborah Fein
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 01268, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 54:195-205. 2013
    ..they misdiagnosed initially, is this a rare event, did they lose the full diagnosis, but still suffer significant social and communication impairments or did they lose all symptoms of ASD and function socially within the normal range?..
  2. ncbi request reprint Brief report: pervasive developmental disorder can evolve into ADHD: case illustrations
    Deborah Fein
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, 406 Babbidge Rd, Storrs, CT 06269 1020, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 35:525-34. 2005
    ..We present three cases in detail, and tabular data on eight more, that illustrate a clinical presentation in which prototypical cases of PDD evolve into clear-cut cases of ADHD from early to middle childhood...
  3. pmc Diagnostic stability in very young children with autism spectrum disorders
    Jamie M Kleinman
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, 406 Babbidge Rd, Storrs, CT 06269 1020, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 38:606-15. 2008
    ..Results indicate diagnostic stability at acceptable levels for diagnoses made at age 2. Movement off the spectrum may reflect true improvement based on maturation, intervention, or over-diagnosis at age 2...
  4. pmc The modified checklist for autism in toddlers: a follow-up study investigating the early detection of autism spectrum disorders
    Jamie M Kleinman
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, 406 Babbidge Rd, Storrs, CT 06269 1020, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 38:827-39. 2008
    ..Children with ASD from the low-risk and high-risk samples were highly similar. Results indicate that the M-CHAT continues to be a promising instrument for the early detection of ASD...
  5. doi request reprint Language and verbal memory in individuals with a history of autism spectrum disorders who have achieved optimal outcomes
    Katherine Tyson
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 44:648-63. 2014
    ..Results also indicate that OO individuals show strong language abilities in all areas tested, but that their language may show greater reliance on verbal memory. ..
  6. ncbi request reprint Predictors of optimal outcome in toddlers diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders
    Saasha Sutera
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, 406 Babbidge Road, Unit 1020, Storrs, CT, 06269, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 37:98-107. 2007
    ..The clearest distinguishing factor was motor skills at age 2. Results support the idea that some toddlers with ASD can lose their diagnosis and suggest that this is difficult to predict...
  7. ncbi request reprint Agreement among four diagnostic instruments for autism spectrum disorders in toddlers
    Pamela E Ventola
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, 406 Babbidge Rd, Storrs, CT 06269 1020, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 36:839-47. 2006
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  8. doi request reprint Accelerated head and body growth in infants later diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders: a comparative study of optimal outcome children
    Krista D Mraz
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Connecticut, USA
    J Child Neurol 24:833-45. 2009
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Processes of language acquisition in children with autism: evidence from preferential looking
    Lauren D Swensen
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs 06269 1020, USA
    Child Dev 78:542-57. 2007
    ..Comprehension preceding production and the noun bias appear to be robust processes of language acquisition, observable in both typical and language-impaired populations...
  10. doi request reprint Can children with autism recover? If so, how?
    Molly Helt
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06268, USA
    Neuropsychol Rev 18:339-66. 2008
    ..Improving nutrition and sleep quality is non-specifically beneficial...
  11. doi request reprint Screening for autism in older and younger toddlers with the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers
    Juhi Pandey
    University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 06269, USA
    Autism 12:513-35. 2008
    ..Clinical decision making should balance early identification against the lower specificity of M-CHAT screening for the younger/low-risk group...
  12. ncbi request reprint Differentiating between autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities in children who failed a screening instrument for ASD
    Pamela Ventola
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269 1020, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 37:425-36. 2007
    ..Children with ASD and children with DD/DLD shared common features, but certain behavioral markers differentiated the two groups...
  13. doi request reprint Screening young children for autism spectrum disorders in primary practice
    Marianne L Barton
    Department of Psychology, The University of Connecticut, 406 Babbidge Road, Storrs, CT 06269 1020, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 42:1165-74. 2012
    ..The authors review several early screening tools currently in use and offer recommendations for integrating autism specific screening into primary care practice...
  14. pmc Head circumference as an early predictor of autism symptoms in younger siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder
    Lauren M Elder
    Department of Psychology, Autism Center, University of Washington, Box 357920, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 38:1104-11. 2008
    ..Among infant siblings of children with autism, atypical HC growth might alert pediatricians to provide screening and/or referral for further evaluation...
  15. ncbi request reprint Correlates of head circumference growth in infants later diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders
    Krista D Mraz
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    J Child Neurol 22:700-13. 2007
    ..These findings support previous findings of accelerated brain growth during the first year of life in autism spectrum disorder and question whether growth factors might contribute to both accelerated brain growth and overall body growth...
  16. pmc Abstractness and continuity in the syntactic development of young children with autism
    Letitia R Naigles
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269 1020, USA
    Autism Res 4:422-37. 2011
    ..We conclude that many children with ASD are able to generalize grammatical patterns, and this ability may derive from earlier lexical and grammatical knowledge...
  17. ncbi request reprint Residual language deficits in optimal outcome children with a history of autism
    Elizabeth Kelley
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, 406 Babbidge Road, Unit 1020, Storrs, CT 06269 1020, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 36:807-28. 2006
    ..Results indicated that while these children's grammatical capabilities are mostly indistinguishable from their peers, they are still experiencing difficulties in pragmatic and semantic language...
  18. pmc Comprehension of wh-questions precedes their production in typical development and autism spectrum disorders
    Anthony Goodwin
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 06269 1020, USA
    Autism Res 5:109-23. 2012
    ..Additionally, both groups comprehended wh-questions before producing similar forms, indicating that development occurred in a similar manner. This paper discusses the implications of our findings for language acquisition in ASD...
  19. pmc Do children with autism spectrum disorders show a shape bias in word learning?
    Saime Tek
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Connecticut, USA
    Autism Res 1:208-22. 2008
    ....
  20. doi request reprint Contagious yawning in autistic and typical development
    Molly S Helt
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, 406 Babbidge Road, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
    Child Dev 81:1620-31. 2010
    ..The authors explore the implications of these findings for theories about the development of mimicry and emotional contagion...
  21. doi request reprint Standardized screening facilitates timely diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders in a diverse sample of low-risk toddlers
    Lauren E Herlihy
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT Departments of Clinical Psychology and Neuroscience, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
    J Dev Behav Pediatr 35:85-92. 2014
    ..This study explored demographic differences in toddlers' age and performance on developmental measures at the time of ASD assessment...
  22. pmc Sensitivity and specificity of proposed DSM-5 criteria for autism spectrum disorder in toddlers
    Marianne L Barton
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Unit 1020, Storrs, CT, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 43:1184-95. 2013
    ..This modification will help insure that ASD is identified accurately in young children, facilitating ASD-specific early intervention...
  23. pmc Using the childhood autism rating scale to diagnose autism spectrum disorders
    Colby Chlebowski
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269 1020, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 40:787-99. 2010
    ....
  24. pmc Residual difficulties with categorical induction in children with a history of autism
    Letitia R Naigles
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269 1020, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 43:2048-61. 2013
    ..The difficulty these groups had with categorical induction may be related to their difficulty with generalization more widely; future research should investigate this possibility...
  25. ncbi request reprint Sensory and attention abnormalities in autistic spectrum disorders
    Miriam Liss
    Department of Psychology, University of Mary Washington, 1301 College Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA 22401, USA
    Autism 10:155-72. 2006
    ..This pattern was striking in 10 percent. The neurological basis of overreactivity and overfocusing is discussed in relation to the overarousal hypothesis. Attention is drawn to its considerable prevalence in the ASD population...
  26. ncbi request reprint Screening for autism in young children: The Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT) and other measures
    Thyde Dumont-Mathieu
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT 06269 1020, USA
    Ment Retard Dev Disabil Res Rev 11:253-62. 2005
    ..In this review, these five tools designed for use with children under three years old will be highlighted. In particular, the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT) will be discussed...
  27. ncbi request reprint The Biber Cognitive Estimation Test
    Sarah E Bullard
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, 406 Babbidge Rd, U 20, Storrs, CT 06269 1020, USA
    Arch Clin Neuropsychol 19:835-46. 2004
    ..Results indicated that the BCET was able to distinguish between demented and intact elderly participants...
  28. ncbi request reprint Responses and sustained interactions in children with mental retardation and autism
    Carlos T Jackson
    Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 33:115-21. 2003
    ..Results suggest that children with autism are able to master the more rote and need-oriented social skills, such as simple conversation, but may not develop other forms of social interactions, like play...

Research Grants13

  1. Early Detection of Pervasive Developmental Disorders
    Deborah A Fein; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Disseminating a finalized, valid screener for early detection of ASD, which is parent- and pediatrician-friendly, will allow a large number of children to have earlier access to intervention and optimize their developmental outcomes. ..
  2. Language Functioning in Optimal Outcome Children with a History of Autism
    Deborah Fein; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  3. Language Functioning in Optimal Outcome Children with a History of Autism
    Deborah Fein; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  4. Early Detection of Pervasive Developmental Disorders
    Deborah Fein; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Planned future studies include replication in other states and other countries (e.g., Japan). ..
  5. Early Detection of Pervasive Developmental Disorders
    Deborah A Fein; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Disseminating a finalized, valid screener for early detection of ASD, which is parent- and pediatrician-friendly, will allow a large number of children to have earlier access to intervention and optimize their developmental outcomes. ..