Naomi Swiezy, Ph.D.
Naomi B. Swiezy, Ph.D.
|Personal Statement||With the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), parents and service providers must work collectively for effective care delivery. As such, in addition to individual work with families, I have been devoted to the evolution of the HANDS in Autism training model that aims to: 1) facilitate local capacity in service delivery; 2) bridge multiple environments (i.e., educational, medical, home, community); and 3) mentor various personnel in data-driven strategies to support individuals with ASD and related disorders in achieving their full potential.|
|Education||Undergraduate: Washington University
Graduate School: Louisiana State University
Kennedy Krieger Institute
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Health Services Provider in Psychology
|Current Academic Interests||Teaching: Intensive and hands-on coaching and training of staff and professionals working in educational and other environments with individuals across the autism spectrum and related disorders
Clinical: Applied Behavior Analysis, caregiver training, and the behavioral assessment and treatment of autism spectrum and related disorders.
Research: Efficacy of the HANDS in Autism model of hands on coaching and training of staff and professionals, evaluation of assessment instruments developed to assess knowledge, application and implementation in the area of autism spectrum and related disorders.
|Recent Publications||Scahill, L., Aman, M.G., McDougle, C.J., Arnold, L.E., McCracken, J.T., Handen, B., Johnson, C., Dziura, J., Butter, E., Sukhodolsky, D., Swiezy, N., Mulick, J., Stigler, K., Bearss, K., Ritz, L., Wagner, A., & Vitiello, B. (2008). Trial design challenges when combining medication and parent training in children with pervasive developmental disorders, Journal of Autism and Developmental
Swiezy, N.B., Stuart, M., Korzekwa, P., & Pozdol, S. (2008). Assessment of independent living/adaptive skills. In J.L. Matson (Ed.), Clinical Assessment and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders, 193-219. Amsterdam, Elsevier.
Swiezy, N. B., Stuart, M., & Korzekwa, P. (2008). Bridging for success: Training and collaboration across medical, educational and community systems. In D. J. Posey and C. J. McDougle (Eds.), Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America: Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders, 17, 907-922.