Jill Fodstad, Ph.D., HSPP
Jill Fodstad, Ph.D., HSPP
My primary background and work has been in clinical psychology and Applied Behavior Analysis as it relates to individuals diagnosed as having intellectual and developmental disabilities across the lifespan. My clinical practice focuses on the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders and severe behavior disorders in individuals with developmental disabilities. I am particularly interested in developing appropriate modes of assessment and treatment for early forms of self-injurious behavior, behavioral assessment and treatment techniques for psychiatric disorders in children with developmental disabilities, and identifying strategies to increase the fidelity of behavioral intervention implementation by caregivers. I use an individualized and evidence-based approach to treatment and focusing on decreasing severe problem behaviors and other concomitant difficulties associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Undergraduate: Georgia Institute of Technology
Fellowship: Kennedy Krieger Institute/John Hopkins School of Medicine
|Current Academic Interests||
Teaching: Dr. Fodstad is involved in teaching child and adolescent psychiatry residents, pre-doctoral interns, and postdoctoral fellows in the Autism fellowship program at the Christian Sarkine Autism Center
Clinical: Dr. Fodstad's clinical focus has been on neurodevelopmental disorders and the assessment and treatment of severe behavior disorders in individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities.
Research: Dr. Fodstad’s primary research interests are identifying early risk factors associated with the emergence of self-injurious behavior and other severe behavior disorders in children with developmental disabilities, the development of assessment and treatment approaches for severe behavior disorders, and approaches to training caregivers to implement behavioral treatments.
Kurtz, PF, Fodstad, JC, Huete, JM, & Hagopian,LP. (2013). Caregiver- and staff-conducted functional analysis outcomes: A summary of 52 cases. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 36, 1-12.
Schmidt, JD, Huete, JM, Fodstad, JC, Chin, MD, & Kurtz, PF (2013). An evaluation of the Aberrant Behavior Checklist for Children under age 5. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34, 1190-1197.
Fodstad, J.C., Rojahn, J., & Matson, J. L. (2012). The emergence of challenging behaviors in at-risk toddlers with and without autism spectrum disorder: A cross-sectional study. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 24, 217-243.
Matson, J.L., Worley, J.A., Fodstad, J.C., Chung, K.M., Suh, D., Jhin, H.K., Ben-Itzchak, E., Zachor, D.A., & Furniss, F. (2011). A multinational study examining the cross cultural differences in reported symptoms of autism spectrum disorders: Israel, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United Stated of America. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 5, 1598-1604.
Fodstad, J.C., Rojahn, J., & Matson, J.L. (2010). Emergent comorbidity in at risk children with and without autism spectrum disorder – A cross-sectional study. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 22, 381-400.
Fodstad, J.C., Matson, J.L., Hess, J.A., & Neal, D. (2009). Social and communication behaviours in infants and toddlers with autism and pervasive developmental disorders-not otherwise specified. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 12, 152-157.
Matson, J.L., Dempsey, T., Fodstad, J.C. (2009). Stereotypies and repetitive behaviors in infants with autism and pervasive developmental disorder. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 12, 122, 127.