Presentations

research presentations

University of South Carolina Neurodevelopmental Disorders Lab
Lab Member Presentations since 2010

(Lab members designated in bold text; undergraduate students designated with +)

2017 Conferences

  • O’Connor, S., Hogan, A.L., Caravella, K., Matherly, S., Roberts, J. (2017, May) ADHD Symptomatology in Preschoolers with Fragile X Contrasted to Idiopathic Autism. Poster presented at the International Meeting For Autism Research, San Francisco, CA.
  • Caravella, K., Roberts, J. (2017, May) Anxiety Disorders in Preschool Age at Risk Children: Autism Siblings and Fragile X Syndrome. Poster presented at the International Meeting For Autism Research, San Francisco, CA.
  • Reisinger, D,  Brewe,A., Smith, K.,  Vittes, A.+,  Roberts, J. (2017, May) Atypical Visual Attention in Infants at High Genetic Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Poster presented at the International Meeting For Autism Research, San Francisco, CA.
  • Wall, C., Roberts, J. (2017, May) Developmental Trajectories of Sex Differences in Negative Affect in Infants with FXS and at ASD Risk. Poster presented at the International Meeting For Autism Research, San Francisco, CA.
  • Ezell, J., Matherly, S., Caravella, K., Roberts, J. (2017, May). Temperament As a Predictor of Anxiety in High-Risk Infants. Poster presented at the International Meeting For Autism Research, San Francisco, CA.
  • Matherly, S., Klusek, J., Poe, K., Abbeduto, L., & Roberts, J.E. (2017, May). Impact of anxiety and autism symptomatology on pragmatic language in males with fragile X syndrome. Poster presented at International Conference for Autism Research, San Francisco, CA.
  • Hogan, A.L., O’Connor, S., Poupore, N., Tonnsen, B., & Roberts, J.E. (2017, May). Early physiological and behavioral markers of anxiety in infant siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder. Poster presentation at the International Meeting for Autism Research, San Francisco, CA.
  • Roberts, J.E. (2017, March).  The multi-faceted nature of anxiety in autism and fragile X syndrome.  In J.E. Roberts (Chair), Anxiety in Autism and Fragile X Syndrome.  Symposium conducted at the Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual Disabilities, San Antonio, TX.
  • Caravella, K.E. & Roberts, J.E. (2017, March) Anxiety Disorders in Preschool Children with Fragile X Syndrome. In J.E. Roberts (Chair), Anxiety in Autism and Fragile X Syndrome.  Symposium conducted at the Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual Disabilities, San Antonio, TX.
  • Hogan, A.L., O’Connor, S., Poupore, N., Tonnsen, B., & Roberts, J.E. (2017, March). Early risk markers of anxiety in infant siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder. Symposium talk presented at the Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual Disabilities, San Antonio, TX.
  • Tonnsen, B.L., Hogan, A.L., Ezell, J.A., Caravella, K.E, & Roberts, J.E. (2017, March). Characterizing anxiety through eye tracking: Attentional bias toward threat in fragile X syndrome. Symposium talk presented at the Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual Disabilities, San Antonio, TX.
  • Ezell, J., Matherly, S., Abbeduto, L., Roberts, J. (2017, March). Prevalence and Correlates of Anxiety Disorders in Adolescent and Adult Males with Fragile X Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Symposium presented at the 50th Annual Gatlinburg Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Matherly, S., Ezell, J., & Roberts, J.E. (2017, March). Cortisol profiles differentiate young adult males with autism spectrum disorder from fragile X syndrome as part of improving measurement of behavioral constructs in neurodevelopmental disorders. Symposium presented at 50th annual Gatlinburg conference in San Antonio, TX
  • Brewe, A., Reisinger, D., Roberts, J. (2017, March). Initiating Joint Attention Gaze Shifts and Gesture Use in Infants at High Risk for ASD. Poster presentation at the Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual Disabilities, San Antonio, TX.
  • Wall, C.A., & Roberts, J.E. (2017, March). Developmental trajectories of sex differences in negative affect in infants with FXS. Symposium talk presented at the Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual Disabilities, San Antonio, TX.

2016 Conferences

  • Roberts, J.E., Caravella, K.E. & Hogan, A.L. (2016, October) Autism Features in Infants with Fragile X. Paper presented at the Baby Siblings Research Consortium Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • Matherly, S., Ezell, J., Roberts, J.E. (2016, October) Challenges and benefits to identifying and treating anxiety in youth with autism spectrum disorders. Symposium accepted at annual South Carolina Autism Conference, Columbia, SC.
  • Ezell, J., Matherly, S., Abbeduto, L., Roberts, J. (2016, August). Anxiety and Cortisol in Adult Males with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Fragile X Syndrome. Poster presented at the American Psychological Convention 2016, Denver, CO.
  • Reisinger, D., Scherr, J., Brewe, A., Spuhler, A., Roberts, J.E., (2016, August) Examining Early Biobehavioral Indicators of Autism Spectrum Disorders in High-Risk Infants. Poster presented at the 2016 APA Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Scherr, J., Reisinger, D., Roberts, J.E., (2016, August) Patterns of Physiological Arousal in Infants At-Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Poster presented at the 2016 APA Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Hogan-Brown, A.L., Scherr, J., & Roberts, J.E. (2016, May). Emergence of social fear in young children with ASD and siblings of children with ASD. Poster presented at the 2016 International Meeting for Autism Research, Baltimore, MD.
  • O’Connor, S., Matherly, S., Ezell, J., Smith, C., Abbeduto, L., & Roberts, J. (2016, May). Prevalence and Predictors of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is Adolescent Males with Fragile X Syndrome and Autism. Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Baltimore, MD.
  • Ezell, J., Matherly, S., O’Connor, S., Smith, C., Abbeduto, L., Roberts J. (2016, May) Prevalence and Predictors of Anxiety Disorders in Adolescent and Adult Males with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Fragile X Syndrome. Poster presented at the International Meeting For Autism Research, Baltimore, MD.
  • Reisinger, D., Brewe, A., Roberts, J.E., (2016, May). Atypical Visual Attention and Autism Severity in Infants at High Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders. Poster presented at the 2016 International Meeting for Autism Research, Baltimore, MD.
  • Brewe, A, Schutte, L., Reisinger, D. & Roberts, J.E. (2016, April) Coordinated Joint Attention Gaze and Gesture Use in High-Risk Populations for Autism. Poster presented at the 2016 National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Asheville, NC.
  • Brewe, A., Schutte, L., Reisinger, D. & Roberts, J.E. (2016, April) Social Communication as an Early Indicator of Autism in High-Risk Infants. Poster presented at the 2016 Southeastern Psychological Association Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Brewe, A., Schutte, L.,  Reisinger, D. & Roberts, J.E. (2016, April) Coordinated Joint Attention Gaze and Gesture Use in High-Risk Populations for Autism. Poster presented at Discovery Day 2016 at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.
  • Matherly, S., Roberts, J.E., Thurman, A., McDuffie, A., Abbeduto, L. (2016, March). Effect of anxiety disorders on functional daily living skills in young adult males with fragile X syndrome. Poster presented at 49th Annual Gatlinburg Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Ezell, J., Matherly, S., O’Connor, Smith, C., Abbeduto, L., Roberts, J.E. (2016, March) Prevalence and predictors of anxiety disorders in adolescent and adult males with fragile X syndrome. Poster presented at 49th Annual Gatlinburg Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Scherr, J., Reisinger, D., Hogan-Brown, A., Roberts, J.E. (2016, March). Stranger Fear in Preschoolers with Fragile X Syndrome and Idiopathic Autism Spectrum Disorder. Poster presented at the 49th Annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research in Developmental Disabilities, San Diego, CA.
  • Reisinger, D., Brewe, A., Roberts, J.E., (2016, March). Attention Shifts and Disengagement of Attention in Infants at High Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders. Poster presented at the 49th Annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research in Developmental Disabilities, San Diego, CA

2015 Conferences

2014 Conferences

  • McGrath, S., Tonnsen, B. L., & Roberts, J. E. (accepted). Repetitive behaviors in cross-syndrome autism: Developmental change from a school psychologist perspective. Poster submitted to the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.
  • Roberts, J. E., Tonnsen, B. L., Guy, M., Hahn, L., & Richards, J. E. (accepted). Biobehavioral correlates of autism spectrum disorder in infants with fragile X syndrome. Paper to be presented at the 48th Annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, New Orleans, LA.
  • Schworer, E., Klusek, J., Hahn, L. J., Schmidt, J., & Roberts, J. E. (accepted). Anxiety and eye gaze in males with fragile X. Abstract to be presented at the 48th Annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research in Developmental Disabilities, New Orleans, LA.
  • Tonnsen, B. L., Richards, J. E., Mazur, E. L.+& Roberts, J. E. (accepted). Heart-defined sustained attention in infant siblings of children with autism. Paper to be presented at the 48th Annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, New Orleans, LA.
  • Tonnsen, B. L., Bradley, C. C., Boan, A. D., Cohen, A., Charles, J., & Carpenter, L. A. (accepted). Epidemiological rates of autism spectrum disorder among children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Poster submitted to the 48th Annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, New Orleans, LA
  • Martin, G. E., Klusek, J., Sideris, J., & Losh, M. L. (2014, November). Conversational discourse skills in children with fragile X syndrome: Sex differences and overlap with autism. Abstract accepted for presentation at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Miami, FL.
  • Klusek, J., & Roberts, J. E. (2014, September). Cortisol as a biomarker for psychological vulnerability in women with the FMR1 premutation. Poster presented at the Society for Psychophysiological Research.
  • Caravella, K., Tonnsen, B. L., McCary, L. M., & Roberts, J. E. (2014, July). Examining autism symptomatology in infants with fragile X syndrome and autism infant siblings. Poster presented at the 2014 International Fragile X Conference, Orange County, CA.
  • Dezenzo, K.+, Scherr, J. F., & Roberts, J. E. (2014, July).LAB-TAB:  Integrating behavioral and physiological data.  Paper presented at the Annual USC Neurodevelopmental Disorders Summer Symposium, Columbia, SC.
  • Klusek, J., Martin, G. E., Losh, M. (2014, July). Physiological arousal and social-communication skills in boys with fragile X syndrome and autism. In J. E. Roberts (Chair), Arousal, anxiety, and attention in fragile X across the lifespan. Symposium abstract presented at the 14thAnnual International Fragile X Conference, Orange County, CA.
  • Stiehl, C., Martin, G. E., Klusek, J., Hogan-Brown A. L., Sideris, J., Losh, M. (2014, July). Sex Differences in Pragmatic Language and Theory of Mind in Fragile X Syndrome. Abstract presented at the 14thAnnual International Fragile X Conference, Orange County, CA.
  • Tonnsen, B. L., McCary, L. M., Mazur, E. L.+ & Roberts, J. E. (2014, July). Infant attention and genetic risk for autism. Poster presented at the 2014 International Conference on Infant Studies, Berlin, Germany
  • Tonnsen, B. L., Roberts, J. E. (2014, July). Biobehavioral correlates of depression and anxiety in women with the FMR1 premutation. Paper presented at the International Fragile X Conference, Orange County, CA.
  • Tonnsen, B. L., McCary, L. M., Mazur, E. L.⁺ & Roberts, J. E. (2014, July). Infant attention and genetic risk for autism. Poster presented at the 2014 International Conference on Infant Studies, Berlin, Germany.
  • Roberts, A., Mazur, E.⁺, Reisinger, D., & Roberts, J.E., (July, 2014). Attention in Infants at High Risk for Autism: Social vs. Non-social Stimuli. Paper presented at the Annual USC Neurodevelopmental Disorders Summer Symposium, Columbia, SC.
  • Tonnsen, B. L., Scherr, J. F., Reisinger, D. L., & Roberts, J. E. (2014, July). Longitudinal trends and clinical implications of social approach among infants at high autism risk. Paper presented at the International Fragile X Conference, Orange County, CA.
  • Zeiber, N., Richards, J., Tonnsen, B. L.,Roberts, J. E. (2014, July). Neural correlates of face processing in infants at risk for autism and infants with fragile X syndrome. Poster presented at the 2014 International Conference on Infant Studies, Berlin, Germany.
  • Losh, M., Klusek, J., Lee, M., Hogan-Brown, A., & Martin, G. E. (2014, May). Pragmatic language in autism spectrum disorder, fragile X syndrome, and Down syndrome: Cross-population comparisons and genetic and social-cognitive correlates. In L. Abbeduto (Chair),Atypical Communicative Profiles in Individuals with Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Symposium abstract presented at the 44th Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, San Francisco, CA.
  • McGrath, S. E., Klusek, J., Schworer, E. Roberts, J. E. (2014, May). Cortisol Stress Response Patterns and Social Behaviors in Adolescent Boys with Fragile X Syndrome and Autism. Poster presentation at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Atlanta, GA.
  • Reisinger, D., Klusek, J., Scherr, J. F., Schworer, E., Roberts, J. E, (2014, May), Association of social skill deficits and autism symptomology in boys with fragile X syndrome. Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Atlanta, G.A
  • McGrath, S. E., Schworer, E., Roberts, J. E. (2014, April). Cortisol Stress Response Patterns and Maladaptive Behaviors in Adolescent Boys with Fragile X Syndrome and Autism. Poster presentation at the University of South Carolina Graduate School Day, Columbia, SC. Received recognition for an outstanding poster.
  • Scherr, J. F., McDaniel, H., & Nagle, R. J. (2014, April). DSM-5 and Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Seminar presentation at the Pine Grove Autism Conference:  Innovations in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Columbia, SC.
  • Grefer, M. L., Tonnsen, B. L. & Roberts, J. E. (2014, March). Heart activity in association with ADHD and autistic behavior in children with fragile X syndrome. Poster submitted to the 47th Annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research in Developmental Disabilities, Chicago, IL.
  • Klusek, J. & Roberts, J. E. (2014, March). Anxiety as a predictor of pragmatic language difficulties in women with the FMR1 premutation. In J. E. Roberts (Chair), The co-occurrence of anxiety in fragile X and idiopathic autism: A behavioral and biomarker approach to assessment and treatment across the lifespan. Symposium abstract presented at the 47thAnnual Gatlinburg Conference on Research in Developmental Disabilities, Chicago, IL.
  • McCary, L. M., & Caravella, K. (2014, March).  Early developmental features: Autism and fragile X.  Poster presentation accepted at the Gatlinburg Conference on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Chicago, IL.
  • McGrath, S. E. Roberts, J. E. (2014, March). Cortisol Stress Response Patterns and Autistic Behaviors in Adolescent Boys with Fragile X Syndrome and Autism. Poster presentation accepted at the Gatlinburg Conference on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Chicago, IL.
  • Robinson, M. L., Powell, M. M., Hatton, D. D., & Roberts, J. E. (2014, March). Effortful Control as a Predictor of Behavioral Outcomes in Childhood. Poster presentation accepted at the Gatlinburg Conference on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Chicago, IL.
  • Scherr, J. F., Hatton, D., Hooper, S. R., & Roberts, J. E. (2013, March).  A longitudinal investigation of working memory and salivary cortisol in young males with fragile x syndrome.  Poster presented at the Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, San Antonio, TX.
  • Tonnsen, B. L. & Roberts, J. E. (2014, March). Anxiety vulnerability in young males with fragile X: Maternal predictors of risk and resilience. In. J.E. Roberts (Chair), The co-occurrence of anxiety in fragile X and idiopathic autism:  A behavioral and biomarker approach to assessment and treatment across the lifespan. Symposium submitted to the 47th Annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research in Developmental Disabilities, Chicago, IL.
  • Scherr, J. F. (2014, February). Assessing working memory in autism spectrum disorders and fragile Xsyndrome.  In Alycia M. Robert (Chair), Working memory assessment:  Implications for school psychologists.  Symposium presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual convention, Washington, DC.

2013 Conferences

  • Herron, A.+, Klusek, J. Scherr, J. & Roberts, J. E. (November, 2013). The broad autism phenotype: Parent-child associations in fragile X syndrome. Poster presented at the Louisiana State University Undergraduate Research Conference, Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Klusek, J., Losh, M., & Martin, G. E. (March, 2013). Physiological arousal in autism and fragile X syndrome. Poster presented at the Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual Developmental Disabilities, San Antonio TX.  
  • Mazur, E. L.+, Tonnsen, B. L., & Roberts, J. E. (2013, November). Attention engagement and disengagement in infants at risk for autism. Poster presented at the 2013 Louisiana State University Undergraduate Research Conference, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • McCary, L.M., Grefer, M., Mounts, M. L., Robinson, A., Tonnsen, B., & Roberts, J. E. (2013, February). Differential Assessment: Considerations and Tips for School Psychologists. In L.M. McCary (Chair), Early Development and Comobidity in Intellectual Disabilities: Considerations for School Psychologists.  Symposium presented at the meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Seattle, WA.
  • McCary, L. M., & Machlin, L.+ (2013, February).  Development within the first two years of life: Fragile X, Autism Siblings, Typical Controls, and Developmental Delay. In L.M.McCary (Chair), Early Development and Comobidity in Intellectual Disabilities: Considerations for School Psychologists.  Symposium presented at the meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Seattle, WA.
  • Mounts, M. L., Deal, S.+, Adlof, S., Hatton, D. (2013, February). Effortful control and early literacy in children with fragile X syndrome. In L.M. McCary (Chair), Early Development and Comorbidity in Intellectual Disabilities: Considerations for School Psychologists.  Symposium presented at the meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Seattle, WA.
  • Tonnsen, B. L., McCary, L. M., Deal, S.+ & Roberts, J. E. (2013, March). Visual attention and autism risk in infants with fragile X. Poster submitted to the 2013 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Tonnsen, B. L., Zieber, N., Roberts, J. E., & Richards, J.E. (2013, April). Visual preferences in infants at high-risk for autism: Behavioral and psychophysiological cross-group comparisons. Poster submitted to the 2013 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.
  • Tonnsen, B. L., Richards, J.E. & Roberts, J. E. (2013, March). Heart activity and visual attention in infants at risk for autism. In J. Roberts, S. Rivera, and H. C. Hazlett (Co-Chairs), Biobehavioral examination of development in infants and toddlers across the fragile X spectrum of involvement. Symposium to be conducted at the 46th Annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research in Developmental Disabilities, San Antonio, TX.
  • Scherr, J. F., Hatton, D., Hooper, S. R., & Roberts, J. E. (2013, March).  A longitudinal investigation of working memory and salivary cortisol in young males with fragile x syndrome.  Poster presented at the Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, San Antonio, TX.

2012 Conferences

  • Roberts, J. E., Tonnsen, B. L.Robinson, A. N., & Shrinkareva, S. (2012, September). Heart activity and autistic behaviors in infants with fragile X syndrome. Symposium presentation at the 16th World Congress of Psychophysiology, Pisa, Italy.
  • Tonnsen, B. L., Richards, J.E., & Roberts, J. E. (2012, May). Experimental and Parent-Reported Self-Regulation in Infants at High- and Low-Risk for Autism. Poster presented at the 3rd Annual UK Paediatric Neuropsychology Conference: Baby Brains around the World, London, UK.
  • Ingram, A. M., McCary, L. M., & Roberts, J. E. (2012, July). Current Maternal Depressive  Symptoms and Adaptive Behaviors in Young Children with Fragile X Syndrome. Poster presentation presented at the 13th International Fragile X Association Conference, Miami, FL.
  • McCary, L.M., Shinkareva, S.V., & Roberts, J.E. (2012, July). Developmental Trajectories in Infants with Fragile X Syndrome: Comparing Fragile X, Autism Siblings, and Typical Controls. Paper presented at the 13th International Fragile X Association Conference, Miami, Fl.
  • Mounts, M. L., Grefer, M., Hatton, D. D., & Roberts, J. E. (2012, July). Effortful Control as a predictor of later ADHD symptoms in males with fragile X syndrome. Paper presented at 13th International Fragile X Conference, Miami, FL.
  • Tonnsen, B. L., Richards, J.E., Robinson, A. N., & Roberts, J. E. (2012, July). Visual attention in infants at high risk for autism: Comparing fragile X to autism siblings. Poster to be presented at the 13th International Fragile X Conference, Miami, FL.
  • Roberts, J. E., McCary, L. M., Tonnsen, B. L. (2012, July). Longitudinal analyses of mood and anxiety disorders in mothers with the FMR1 premutation. Poster to be presented at the 13th International Fragile X Conference, Miami, FL.
  • Robinson, A. N& Roberts, J. E. (2012, July). Sensory Processing Profiles and Problem Behaviors in Preschoolers with Fragile X Syndrome. Paper presented at the 13th International Fragile X Conference, Miami, FL.
  • McCary, L.M., Robinson, A., & Kellet, J. (2012, May). Dissociation of Maternal Stress in Autism, Fragile X, and Fragile X with Autism. Poster presentation presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Toronto.
  • Mounts, M., Tonnsen, B., Rizzo, K. +Ingram, A., Shelton, H. C., Roberts, J. E. (2012, May). Does social shyness predict autism in high risk preschoolers with FXS? A longitudinal examination of behavioral and biomarkers of autism. Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Toronto, Canada.
  • Deal, S.+, Dellinger, M. B.+, & Burkett, H.+, Pitts, H., Mounts, M.L. (2012, April). Maternal depression predicting internalizing behaviors in boys with fragile X syndrome. Poster presented at University of South Carolina Discovery Day, Columbia, SC.
  • Wehrenberg, B.+, Joseph, C.+, Messana, L.+, Pitts, H., Tonnsen, B.L., Roberts, J. E. (2012, April). Social fear in infants with fragile X syndrome. Poster presented at University of South Carolina Discovery Day, Columbia, SC.
  • Mounts, M. L., Hatton, D. D., & Roberts, J. E. (2012, March). Development and predictors of effortful control in young males with fragile X syndrome. Poster presented at the Gatlinburg Conference of Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Annapolis, MD.
  • Robinson, A. N., Roberts, J. E., Brady, N., Grefer, M., & Warren, S. (2012, March). Maternal Responsivity in Mothers of Boys with Fragile X Syndrome: Cortisol, Child Age and Problem Behavior. The Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Annapolis, MD.
  • Tonnsen, B. L., McQuillan, S., Hatton, D., & Roberts, J. E. (2012, March). Behavioral and physiological correlates of negative affect in young children with fragile X syndrome. In J.  Roberts & C. B. Mervis (Co-Chairs), Biobehavioral investigations of temperament in fragile X, Williams, and 7q11.23 duplication syndromes. Symposium  conducted at the 45th Annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research in Developmental Disabilities, Annapolis, MD.

2011 Conferences

  • Grefer, M., Mounts, M., Tonnsen, B., Robinson, A., Roberts, J. E. (2011, October). Investigating Early Developmental Patterns in Young Children with Fragile X Syndrome and Autism: Applying Results to School Psychology. Poster presented at the Fall meeting of the South Carolina Association for School Psychologists, Columbia SC.
  • Grefer, M., Mounts, M., Tonnsen, B., Robinson, A. N., Roberts, J. E. (2011, October). Investigating Early Developmental Patterns in Young Children with Fragile X Syndrome and Autism: Applying Results to School Psychology. Poster presented at the Fall meeting of the South Carolina Association for School Psychologists, Columbia SC.
  • Lader, S. +, Rizzo, K. +, & Robinson, A. N. (2011, April). Predicting anxiety in fragile X syndrome: soothability and maternal stress. Poster presented at the University of South Carolina’s Discovery Day, Columbia, SC.
  • Rizzo, K. +, Lader, S.+, & Tonnsen, B. L. (2011, April). The effects of maternal depression on the relationship between infant fear and anxiety outcomes in children with fragile X syndrome. Poster presented at the South Carolina Psychological Association Spring Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC.
  • Tackett, B. +, Clark, C.+, & Tonnsen, B. L. (2011, April). Physiological patterns during social stress correlate with anxiety in preschool males with fragile X syndrome. Poster presented at the South Carolina Psychological Association Spring Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC.
  • Tackett, B. T. +, Clark, C. M. +, & Robinson, A. N.. (2011 April). Relationships between heart activity and autistic symptom severity in males with fragile X syndrome. Poster Session presented at the University of South Carolina’s Discovery Day, Columbia, SC.
  • Tonnsen, B. L., Malone, P., Roberts, J. E. (2011, March). Outcomes associated with early fear in infants and preschoolers with FXS. In J.E. Roberts and H. C. Hazlett (Co-Chairs),  Biomarkers and behavioral indicators of anxiety and fear in young males with fragile X syndrome.  Symposium presented at the 44th Annual Gatlinburg Conference of Intellectual Disabilities, San Antonio, TX.
  • Roberts, J. E.Tonnsen, B. L., Robinson, A. R.,Tackett, B., Clark, C. (2011, March).  Physiological mechanisms of fear and anxiety in young children with fragile X. In J.E. Roberts and H. C. Hazlett(Co-Chairs),  Biomarkers and behavioral indicators of anxiety and fear in young males with fragile X syndrome.  Symposium presented at the 44th Annual Gatlinburg Conference of Intellectual Disabilities, San Antonio, TX.
  • Robinson, A. R.Roberts, J. E., Brady, N., & Warren, S. (2011, March). Maternal responsivity and physiological arousal in mothers of young boys with fragile X syndrome. Poster presented at the 44th Annual Gatlinburg Conference of Intellectual Disabilities, San Antonio, TX.
  • Englund, J., & Robinson, A. (2011, February).Visual perception and reading fluency in children with reading disabilities.In J. Roberts (Chair), Predicting outcomes in children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Symposium presented at the meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Francisco, CA.
  • Tonnsen, B., McDonald, L., & Mounts, M. (2011, February).Fear, anxiety, and autism in children with fragile X syndrome.In J. Roberts (Chair), Predicting outcomes in children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Symposium presented at the meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Francisco, CA.
  • Mounts, M., & Tonnsen, B. (2011, February).School psychologists’ role in assessing children with neurodevelopmental disorders.In J. Roberts (Chair), Predicting outcomes in children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Symposium presented at the meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Francisco, CA.
  • Robinson, A., & Englund, J. (2011, February).Physiological arousal in children with neurodevelopmental disorders.In J. Roberts (Chair), Predicting outcomes in children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Symposium presented at the meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Francisco, CA.
  • Roberts, J. E., Powell, E.,&  Mayo, A.(2011, February) Overview: Enhancing outcomes in children with neurodevelopmental disorders. In J. Roberts (Chair), Predicting outcomes in children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Symposium presented at the meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Francisco, CA.
  • Tonnsen, B., & Roberts, J. E. (2011, March). Attention as a predictor of autism in high risk infants. Invited presentation at Hard Data Café, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.

2010 Conferences

  • Tonnsen, B., Englund, J., Tackett, B. +, Nihart, E. +, & Roberts, J. E. (2010, October). Cross-battery assessment: An integrated approach for South Carolina school psychologists. Poster presented at the Fall meeting of the South Carolina Association for School Psychologists, Columbia SC.
  • Mounts, M., Robinson, A., Tonnsen, B., Powell, E., McDonald, L.,Malo, A. + & Roberts, J. E. (2010, October). Predicting autism in high risk populations: Applying longitudinal results to school psychology. Poster presented at the Fall meeting of the South Carolina Association for School Psychologists, Columbia SC.

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