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Department Faculty

Luc Lecavalier

Professor, Ph.D., Université du Québec à Montréal (Canada), 2001- Clinical Psychology; Research interests: I am interested in diagnosis/assessment and behavior/psychiatric problems in individuals with developmental disabilities. Along with colleagues and graduate students I have been involved in (a) the development and evaluation of screening and diagnostic instruments for ASD and (b) the assessment and treatment of behavior and emotional problems in children with ASD or ID.



Selected Publications

Lecavalier, L., Wood, J.J., Halladay, A., Jones, N. et al. (2014). Measuring anxiety as a treatment endpoint in youth with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44, 1128-1143.

Mandell, D. S., & Lecavalier, L. (2014). Editorial: Should we believe the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s autism spectrum disorder prevalence estimates? Autism, 18, 482-484.

Lecavalier, L. (2014). Phenotypic Variability in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Clinical Considerations. In T. E. Davis, S. W. White, & T. H. Ollendick (Eds.), Handbook of Autism and Anxiety. New York: Springer.

Scahill, L., Aman, M. G., Lecavalier, L., Bishop, S. L., Bodfish, J. W., et al. (2014). Measuring repetitive behaviors as a treatment endpoint in youth with autism spectrum disorders. Autism, 18.

Kaat, A. J., Lecavalier, L. & Aman, M. G. (2014). Validity of the Aberrant Behavior Checklist in children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44, 1103-1116.

Lecavalier, L., Kaat, A. J., & Stratis, E. A. (2014). Mental health disorders in young children with autism spectrum disorders. In J. Tarbox, D. R. Dixon, P. Sturmey, & J. L. Matson (Eds.), Handbook of Early intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders: Research, Practice, and Policy (pp.753-780). New York: Springer.

Hallett, V., Lecavalier, L., Sukhodolsky, D. G., et al. (2013). Exploring anxiety in children with Pervasive Developmental Disorders across a broad range of functioning. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 10, 2341-2352.

Lecavalier, L. (2013). Editorial: Thoughts on the DSM-5. Autism, 17, 507-509.

Bearss, K., Lecavalier, L., Minshawi, N., Johnson, C. R. et al. (2013). Toward an exportable parent training program for disruptive behaviors in autism spectrum disorders. Neuropsychiatry, 3, 169-180

Kaat, A. J., Gadow, K. D, & Lecavalier, L. (2013). Psychiatric symptom impairment in children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 41, 959-969.

Arnold, L.E., Aman, M.G., Li, X., et al. (including Lecavalier, L.). (2012). RUPP Autism Network randomized clinical trial of parent training and medication: One-year follow-up. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 51, 1173-1184.

Scahill, L., McDougle, C. J., Aman, M. G., et al. [including Lecavalier, L.]. (2012). Effects of risperidone and parent training on adaptive functioning in children with a pervasive developmental disorders and serious behavioral problems. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 51, 136-146.

Farmer, C. A., Lecavalier, L., Yu, S., et al. (2012). Predictors and moderators of response to behavioral treatment in children with autism spectrum disorders and serious behavioral problems. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42, 1037-1044.

Norris, M., Lecavalier, L., & Edwards, M.C. (2012). The structure of autism symptoms as measured by the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42, 1075-1086.

Witwer, A. N., Lecavalier, L. & Norris, M. (2012). Adaptation and validation of the Children’s Interview for Psychiatric Syndromes – Parent Version in children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Lecavalier, L., Snow, A. V., & Norris, M. (2011). Autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disability (pp. 36 – 48). In Matson, J. L., & Sturmey, P. (Eds). International Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders. New York: Springer.

Lecavalier, L., Gadow, K. D., DeVincent, C. J., Houts, C., & Edwards, M.C. (2011). Validity of DSM-IV syndromes in preschoolers with autism spectrum disorders. Autism, 15, 527-543.

Witwer, A. N., & Lecavalier, L. (2010) Validity of comorbid psychiatric disorders in children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 22, 367-380.

Norris, M., & Lecavalier, L. (2010). Screening accuracy of Level 2 Autism Spectrum Disorder Rating Scales: A Review of Selected Instruments. Autism, 14, 263-284.

Norris, M., & Lecavalier, L. (2010). Evaluating the use of exploratory factor analysis in developmental disability psychological research. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 40, 8-20

RUPP autism research group (including Lecavalier, L.) (2009). Medication and Parent Training in Children with Pervasive Developmental Disorders and Serious Behavioral Problems: Results from a Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 48, 1143-1154.

Lecavalier, L., Gadow, K., DeVincent, C. J., & Edwards, M. C. (2009). Validation of DSM-IV model of psychiatric syndromes in children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 39, 278-289.

Snow, A. V., Lecavalier, L., & Houts, C. (2009). Structure of the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised: Diagnostic and phenotypic implications. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 50, 734-742.

Lecavalier, L., Gadow, K. D., DeVincent, C. J., Houts, C., & Edwards, M.C. (2009). Deconstructing the PDD Clinical Phenotype: Internal Validity of the DSM-IV. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 50, 1246-1254.

Ghuman, J. K., Aman, M. G., Lecavalier, L., et al. (2009). Randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover study of methylphenidate for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms in preschoolers with developmental disorders. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 19, 329-339.

Witwer, A. N., & Lecavalier, L. (2008). Validity of autism spectrum disorder subtypes. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 38, 1611-1624.

Sukhodolsky, D. G., Scahill, L., Gadow, K. D., et al. (including Lecavalier, L.) (2008). Parent-rated anxiety symptoms in children with pervasive developmental disorders: Frequency, distribution, and association with the core autism symptoms and cognitive functioning. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 36, 117-128.

Snow, A. V., & Lecavalier, L. (2008). A comparison of the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers and the Social Communication Questionnaire in Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Autism, 12, 627-644.

Lecavalier, L., & Gadow, K. (2008). Pharmacology effects and side effects. In. J. L. Matson (Ed.). Clinical Assessment and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders (pp. 221-263). Burlington, MA: Elsevier Science.

Wagner, A., Lecavalier, L., Arnold, L. E., Aman, M. G., Scahill, L., Stigler, K. A., Johnson, C., McDougle, C. J., & Vitiello, B. (2007). Developmental Disabilities Modification of Children’s Global Assessment Scale (DD-CGAS). Biological Psychiatry, 61, 504-511.

Research Units on Pediatric Psychopharmacology Autism Network (including Lecavalier, L) (2007). Parent training for children with pervasive developmental disorders: A multi-site feasibility trial. Behavioral Interventions, 22, 179-199.

Lecavalier, L., Aman, M. G., Scahill, L., et al. (2006). The validity of the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 111, 199-215.

Lecavalier, L., Leone, S., & Wiltz, J. (2006). The impact of behaviour problems on caregiver stress in young people with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 50, 172-183.

Lecavalier, L. (2006). Behavior and emotional problems in young people with pervasive developmental disorders: Relative prevalence, effects of subject characteristics, and empirical classification. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 36, 1101-1114.



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