Boling Center Research

Research is conducted by clinical staff and trainees as it relates to persons with developmental disabilities and their families. Research topics cover a variety of issues related to family supports, inclusion, and treatment.

Some examples of recently published research include:

  • DeBerry, R.Z. (2017).  Sports Nutrition for People with Phenylketonuria. Presentation, Annual Minnesota PKU Foundation Symposium, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Gardner, L., Campbell, J., Keisling, B., & Murphy, L. (2018). Correlates of DSM-5 Autism Spectrum Disorder Levels of Support Ratings in a Clinical Sample. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
  • Gipson, T. (2018). Clinical Trial Planning for Children with Autism and Problem Behaviors Associated with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. Journal of the Society for Clinical Trials
  • Hoffmann, M.L. (2018). Trauma Screening and Assessment of Infants and Young Children: The Child Welfare Breakthrough Series Collaborative. Symposium presentation at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies 34th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
  • Keisling, B.L., DeBerry, R.Z., & Solomon, N.A. (2018). Twenty-Five years of the Partners in Policymaking leadership institute: A survey of Tennessee alumni. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities, Washington, D.C.
  • Murphy, L. & Norfolk, P. (2019). Early Social and Emotional Functioning in Toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability, American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Annual Conference, St. Paul, MN.
  • Norfolk, P.A., Floyd, R.G. (2019). Bookmarking the Woodcock-Johnson IV to establish math proficiency cut scores. Poster session accepted for presentation at the annual convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, Atlanta, GA.
  • Palmer, F.B., Graff, J.C., Jones, T.L., Murphy, L., Keisling, B.L., Whitaker, T.M., & Tylavsky, F. (2018). Socio-demographic, maternal and child indicators of socioemotional problems in 2-year-old child: A cohort study, Medicine, 97, 28 (e11468).
  • Whitaker, T. (2018). Developmental Screening and Autism Awareness in Early Child Care. Child Care Resource and Referral Network of the Tennessee Department of Health, Tennessee Early Intervention System, Tennessee Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics. Nashville, TN.
  • Whitaker, T, Zubler J, Earls M, Miotto MB, Radecki L, Faro EZ, Gerndt K. (January 2019). Strategies for Improving Developmental Screening. Contemporary Pediatrics, 36(1).
  • Woods, I.L., Floyd, R.G., Singh, L.J., Layton, H.K., Norfolk, P.A., & Farmer, R.L. (2018). Whats in a name? A historical review of intelligence test score labels. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment.



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