Baby Siblings Research Consortium (BSRC) Publications for 2007

Collective investigation into the early signs and symptoms of autism have resulted in major research discoveries which will lead to better treatments and a more thorough understanding of the causes of autism. In 2007, members of the BSRC were involved in more than 50 research publications or book chapters which directly related to work in infant sibs or toddlers at risk. These publications are listed below.

* indicates that more than one BSRC member worked on the project and was listed as author.



Ben-Sasson, A., Cermak, S. A., Orsmond, G. I., Carter, A. S., & Fogg, L. (2007). Can we differentiate sensory over-responsivity from anxiety in toddlers? Perspectives of occupational therapists and psychologists. Infant Mental Health Journal, 28(5), 536-558.

* Ben-Sasson, A., Cermak, S. A., Orsmond, G. I., Tager-Flusberg, H., Carter, A. S., Kadlec, M. B., & Dunn, W. (2007). Extreme sensory modulation behaviors in toddlers with autism spectrum disorders. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 61(5), 584-592.

Briggs-Gowan, M.J., & Carter, A.S. (2007). Applying the Infant-Toddler Social & Emotional Assessment (ITSEA) and Brief-ITSEA in Early Intervention. Infant Mental Health Journal, 28(6), 564-583.

Bruckner, C., Yoder, P., Stone, W.L., & Saylor, M. (2007). Construct validity of the MCDI-I Receptive scale can be improved: Differential item functioning between toddlers with autism spectrum disorders and typically developing infants. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 50, 1631-1638.

Bryson, S.E., Koegel, L.K., Koegel, R.L., Openden, D., Smith, I.M., & Nefdt, N. (2007). Large scale dissemination and community implementation of Pivotal Response Treatment. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 32, 142-153.

* Bryson SE, Zwaigenbaum L, McDermott C, Rombough V, Brian J. (2007) The Autism Observational Scale for Infants: Scale development and assessment of reliability. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

* Bryson SE, Zwaigenbaum L, Brian J, Roberts W, Szatmari P, McDermott C (2007). A prospective case series of high-risk infants who developed autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 37, 12-24.

* Carter, A.S., Black, D, Tewani, S., Connolly, C., Kadlec, M.B., & Tager-Flusberg, H. (2007). Sex differences in toddlers with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 37(1), 86-97.

Cassel, T., Messinger, D. S., Ibanez, L., Haltigan, J.D., Acosta, S., Buchman, A. (2007). Early social and emotional communication in the infant siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: An examination of the broad phenotype. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 37, 122-132.

* Chawarska, K., Klin, A., Paul, R., & Volkmar, F.R. (2007). Autism spectrum disorders in the second year: stability and change in syndrome expression. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 48(2), 128-138.

* Chawarska, K., Paul, R., Klin, A., Hannigen, S., Dichtel, L.E., & Volkmar, F.R. (2007). Parental recognition of developmental problems in toddlers with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 37, 62-72.

Chawarska, K., & Volkmar, F.R. (2007). Impairments in monkey and human face recognition in 2-year-old toddlers with autism spectrum disorder and developmental delay. Developmental Science, 10, 266-79.

Dalbec-Mraz, K., Green, J., Dumont-Mathieu, T.,. Makin, S., and Fein, D. (2007) Correlates of Head Circumference Growth in Infants Later Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. J. Child Neurology, 22:700-713.

Dawson, G., Munson, J., Webb, S.J., Nalty, T., Abbott, R., & Toth, K. (2007). Rate of head growth decelerates and symptoms worsen in the second year of life in autism. Biological Psychiatry, 61, 458-464.

* Elder, L.M., Dawson, G., Toth, K., Fein, D., & Munson, J. Head circumference as an early predictor of autism symptoms in younger siblings of children with autism spectrum disorders, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Online first, Dec. 5, 2007.

* Gamliel, I., Yirmiya, N., & Sigman, M. (2007). The Development of Young Siblings of Children with Autism from 4 to 54 Months. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 37, 171-183.

Kleinman, J., Ventola, P., Pandey, J., Verbalis, A., Barton, M.,Hodgson, S., Green, J., Dumont-Mathieu, T., Robins, D., and Fein, D. (2007) Diagnostic Stability in Very Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. On-line first, Oct. 7, 2007

* Kleinman, J., Robins, D.,Ventola, P., Pandey, J., Boorstein, H., Esser, E., Wilson, L.., Rosenthal, M., Sutera, S., Verbalis, A.,Hodgson, S., Barton, M., Green, J., Dumont-Mathieu, T., Volkmar, F., Klin, A., Chawarska, K., and Fein, D. (2007) The Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers: A Follow-up Study Investigating the Early Detection of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.On-line first, Sept. 20, 2007

Iverson, J.M. & Wozniak, R.H. (2007). Variation in vocal-motor development in infant siblings of children with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 37, 158-170.

Landa, R. (2007). Early communication development and intervention for children with autism. Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews. 13, 16-25.

Landa, R., Holman, K., & Garrett-Mayer, E. (2007). Early social and communication development associated with early and later onset of autism. Archives of General Psychiatry,64,853-864.

* Loh, A., Soman, T., Brian, J., Bryson, S.E., Roberts, W., Szatmari, P., Smith I., & Zwaigenbaum, L. (2007). Stereotyped motor behaviors associated with autism in high-risk infants: A pilot videotape analysis of a sibling sample. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 37, 25-36.

Lord, C., (2007). Making the difficult diagnosis: detecting autism in a toddler. Medscape Psychiatry & Mental Health,March 30, 2007.

Lord, C. (2007). Early assessment of autism spectrum disorders, in Perez, J, Gonzalez, R, Comi, M, & Nieto, C. Eds. New developments in autism: the future is today, (pp. 58-75). London, United Kingdom: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Luyster, R., Lopez, K., & Lord, C. (2007). Characterizing communicative development in children referred for Autism Spectrum Disorder using the MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventory (CDI). Journal of Child Language, 34(3), 623-654.

Luyster, R., Qiu, S., Lopez, K., Lord, C. (2007). Predicting outcomes of children referred for autism using the MacArthur Bates Communicative Development Inventory, Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 50, 667-681.

* Luyster, R., Kadlec, M. B., Connolly, C., Carter, A., & Tager-Flusberg, H. Language assessment and development in toddlers with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, on-line first, 2007.

* McCleery JP, Allman E, Carver LJ andDobkins KR (2007). Abnormal Magnocellular (M) pathway visual processing in infants at risk for Autism. Biological Psychiatry, 62, 1007-14.

McDuffie, A., Turner, L.M., Stone, W.L., Yoder P.J., Wolery, M., & Ulman, T. (2007). Developmental correlates of different types of motor imitation in young children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 37, 401-412.

McGrew, S., Malow, B.M., Henderson, L., Wang, L., Song, Y., & Stone, W.L. (2007). Developmental and behavioral questionnaire for autism spectrum disorders. Pediatric Neurology, 37,108-116.

McMahon, C.R., Malesa, E.E., Yoder, P.J., & Stone, W.L. (2007). Parents of children with autism spectrum disorders have merited concerns about their later-born infants. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 32,154-160.

* Merin, N.M., Young, G.S., Ozonoff, S., & Rogers, S.J. (2007). Visual fixation patterns during reciprocal social interaction distinguish a subgroup of 6-month-old infants at risk for autism from comparison infants. Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, 37, 108-121.

* Nadig, A.S., Ozonoff, S., Young, G.S., Rozga, A., Sigman, M., & Rogers, S.J. (2007). A prospective study of response to name in infants at risk for autism. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, 161, 378-383.

* Nadig, A., Ozonoff, S., Singh, L., Young, G. and Rogers, S. J. (2007). Do 6-month-olds at risk for autism display an infant-directed speech preference? Proceedings of the 31st annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Odom, S., Rogers, S.J., McDougle, C.J., Hume, K., & McGee, G. (2007). Early intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder. In S.L. Odom, R.H. Horner, M.E. Snell, & J. Blacher (Eds). Handbook of Developmental Disabilities. NY: Guilford.

Paul, R., Chawarska, K., Fowler, C., Cicchetti, D., & Volkmar, F.R. (2007). "Listen my children and you shall hear": auditory preferences in toddlers with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, 50, 1350-64.

Presmanes, A.G., Walden, T.A., Stone, W.L., & Yoder, P.J. (2007). Effects of different attentional cues on responding to joint attention in younger siblings of children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 37,133-144.

Richler, J., Bishop, S., Kleinke, J., & Lord, C. (2007). Restricted and repetitive behaviors in young children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 37,73-85.

Scambler, D., Hepburn, S., Hagerman, R., & Rogers, S. J. (2007). A preliminary study of screening for risk of autism in children with Fragile X Syndrome: testing two risk cutoffs for the Checklist for Autism in Toddlers. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 51(4), 269-276.

Smith, I.M. & Bryson, S.E. (2007). Gesture imitation in autism II: Symbolic gestures and pantomimed object use. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 24, 679-700.

* Smith, C.M., Rogers, S.J., & Dawson, G. (2007). The Early Start Denver Model: A comprehensive early intervention approach for toddlers with autism. In J.S. Handleman & S.L. Harris (Eds). Preschool Education Programs for Children with Autism. TX: Pro-ed.

Sullivan M, Finelli J, Marvin A, Garrett-Mayer E, Bauman M, Landa RJ. (2007). Response to Joint Attention in Toddlers at Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Prospective Study. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 2007; 37, 37-48.

Sutera, S., Pandey, J., Esser, E., Rosenthal, M., Wilson, L., Barton, M., Green, J., and Fein, D. (2007) Predictors of optimal outcome in toddlers diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 37: 98-107.

Swensen, L., Kelley, E., Fein, D. and Naigles, L. (2007) Processes of Language Acquisition in Children with Autism: Evidence from Preferential Looking. Child Development. 78 (2),542-55.

Stone, W.L., McMahon, C.R., Yoder, P.J., & Walden, T.A. (2007). Early social-communicative and cognitive development of younger siblings of children with autism spectrum disorders. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 161, 384-390.

* Toth, K., Dawson, G., Metzoff, A., Greenson, J. and Fein, D. (2007) Early social, imitation, play, and language abilities of young non-autistic siblings of children with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 37: 145-157.

Turner, L.M., & Stone, W.L. (2007). Variability in outcome for children with an ASD diagnosis at age 2. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 48,793-802.

* Ventola, P., Kleinman, J., Pandey, P., Wilson, L., Esser, E., Boorstein, H., Dumont-Mathieu, T., Marshia, G., Barton, M., Hodgson, S., Green, J., Volkmar, F., Chawarska, K., Babitz, T., Fein, D. (2007).Differentiating between Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental disabilities in children who failed a screening instrument for ASD. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 37: 425-436.

Webb, S.J., Nalty, T., Munson, J., Brock, C., Abbott, R., & Dawson, G. Rate of head circumference growth as a function of autism diagnosis and history of autistic regression. Journal of Child Neurology, online.

Woo J, Landa R, Zimmerman A, Ball, R. (2007). Developmental regression and autism reported to the vaccine adverse event reporting system. Autism, 11, 301-310.

* Yirmiya, N. & Ozonoff, S. (2007). Editorial preface: The very early autism phenotype. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 37, 1-11.

* Yirmiya, N., Gamliel, I., Shaked, M., & Sigman, M. (2007). Cognitive and verbal abilities of 24- to 36-month-old siblings of children with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders,37, 218-229.

* Zwaigenbaum L, Thurm A, Stone W, Baranek G, Bryson SE, Iverson J, Kau A, Klin A, Lord C, Landa R, Rogers S, & Sigman M. (2007). Studying the emergence of autism spectrum disorders in high risk infants: Methodological and practical issues, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 37, 466-480.