Research on Unstuck and On Target

Peer reviewed papers

Kenworthy L, Childress D, Armour AC, Verbalis A, Zhang A, Troxel M, Handsman R, Kocher K, Myrick Y, Werner M, Alexander KC, Cannon L, Anthony LG. Leveraging technology to make parent training more accessible: Randomized trial of in-person versus online executive function training for parents of autistic children. Autism. 2022 Aug 2:13623613221111212. doi: 10.1177/13623613221111212. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35916246.

Rothschild LB, Ratto AB, Kenworthy L, Hardy KK, Verbalis A, Pugliese C, Strang JF, Safer-Lichtenstein J, Anthony BJ, Anthony LG, Guter MM, Haaga DAF. Parents matter: Parent acceptance of school-based executive functions interventions relates to improved child outcomes. J Clin Psychol. Jul;78(7):1388-1406. doi: 10.1002/jclp.23309. Epub 2022 Jan 8. PMID: 34997971; PMCID: PMC9203869.

Swain, D, Troxel, M, Anthony, LG, Kenworthy, L, Verbalis, A, Hardy, KK, Ratto, A, Myrick, Y, & Anthony, B (2021). School-based executive function interventions reduce caregiver strain. International Review of Research in Developmental Disorders. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.irrdd.2021.08.001

Dickson, KS, Kenworthy, L, Anthony, LG, & Brookman-Frazee, L Mental health therapist perspectives on the role of executive functioning in children’s mental health services. Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. 2022 Advanced Online Publication. doi: 10.1080/23794925.2021.2013142

Kenworthy, L*, Anthony, LG*, Naiman, DQ, Cannon, L, Wills, MC, Werner, MA, Alexander, K, Strang, J, Bal, E, Sokoloff, JL, & Wallace, GL (2014). Randomized Controlled Effectiveness Trial of Executive Function Invention for Children on the Autism Spectrum. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 55:374-83. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12161 *Joint first authors

Ratto, AB, Anthony, BJ, Pugliese, C, Mendez, R, Safer-Lichtenstein, J, Dudley, KM, Kahn, NF, Kenworthy, L, Biel, M, Martucci, JL, & Anthony, LG (2017). Lessons learned: Engaging culturally diverse families in neurodevelopmental disorders intervention research. Autism, 21(5):622-34. DOI: 10.1177/1362361316650394.

Uddin, L.Q. Cognitive and behavioural flexibility: neural mechanisms and clinical considerations. Nat Rev Neurosci 22, 167–179 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41583-021-00428-w

Elias R, Murphy HG, Turner KA, White SW. Feasibility and Preliminary Efficacy of an Adapted Transdiagnostic Treatment for Children With Executive Function Deficits. J Cogn Psychother. 2019 Nov 1;33(4):343-356. doi: 10.1891/0889-8391.33.4.343. PMID: 32746396.

Weitlauf AS, McPheeters ML, Peters B, Sathe N, Travis R, Aiello R, Williamson E, Veenstra-VanderWeele J, Krishnaswami S, Jerome R, Warren Z. Therapies for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: Behavioral Interventions Update. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 137. (Prepared by the Vanderbilt Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2012-00009-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 14-EHC036-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; August 2014. www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/reports/final.cfm. 

Peer reviewed presentations

Kenworthy, L., *Pugliese, C., Hardy, K.K., *Strang, J., *Ratto, A.B., *Safer-Lichtenstein, J. Biel, M., *Seese, S., *Kraper, C., *Wills, M. C., *Luong-Tran, C., Cannon., Sharber, A.C., Anthony, B., and Anthony, L.G. (2018 February). Evidence for Cross-Diagnosis Efficacy of School-Based Unstuck and On Target Executive Function Intervention in Low Income Communities. In L. Kenworthy (Chair), Bringing Neuropsychology to the People: Transforming Our Knowledge of Executive Function (EF) Phenotypes into Effective Community-Based Interventions for Children.Symposium conducted at the Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Washington, DC.

Hardy KK,*Pugliese C, *Strang JF, *Ratto A, *Seese S, *Safer-Lichtenstein J, Sharber AC, *Luong-Tran C, Cannon L, *Wills M, Biel M, Anthony B, Anthony L, Kenworthy L. (2018, February). Applying contingency-based behavioral management strategies to treat cognitive inflexibility in children with ADHD and ASD: Development and efficacy of a school-based intervention in low-income communities. In L Kenworthy (Chair) Bringing Neuropsychology to the People: Transforming our Knowledge of Executive Function (EF) Phenotypes into Effective Community-Based Interventions for Children. Oral symposium presented at the International Neuropsychological Society 2018 Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

*Ratto, A.B., Anthony, L.G., *Powers, M., Verbalis, A., *Seese, S., & Kenworthy, L. (2018, May). Effects of Dual-Language Exposure on Language and Executive Function in Children with ASD and ADHD. Presentation at an oral session at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Autism Research, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Anthony, L.G., Anthony, B., Verbalis, A., Naiman, D., *Ratto, A.B., *Seese, S., Safer-Lichtenstein, J., Skapek, M., *Powers, M., Troxel, M., Kenworthy, L. (2018, May). An Exploration of Possible Moderators in an Addressing Disparities Comparative Effectiveness Trial for Elementary Students with ASD or ADHD. In A. Gruber (Chair) Psychosocial and Demographic Moderators of Intervention Outcomes for Youth and Young Adults with ASD. Panel presentation at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Autism Research, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Anthony, L.G., Verbalis, A., *Pugliese C, Hardy KK,*Strang JF, Anthony, B., *Ratto, A.B., *Seese, S., Safer-Lichtenstein, J., Armour, A.C., Troxel, M., Myrick, Y., Limon, D., Kenworthy, L. (2018, May). What Matters?: An Examination of Implementation Factors in the Effectiveness of Two Tier 2 School-based Interventions. In L. Kenworthy (Chair) Reaching Children Where They Are: The Promise and Challenge of School-Based Intervention for Autism.Panel presentation at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Autism Research, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Kenworthy, L., Anthony, L.G., Hardy, K., Safer-Lichtenstein, J., Verbalis, A., Biel, M., Seese, S., Strang, J., Ratto, A., Pugliese, C., & Anthony, B. (May, 2017) Addressing Disparities Comparative Effectiveness Trial of Community-Based Executive Function Treatments in ASD & ADHD, International Meeting for Autism Research, San Francisco.

Kenworthy, L., Anthony, L.G., Myrick, Y. (November 2016) A Community-Based Executive Function Intervention for Low- Income Children with ADHD and ASD Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

Kenworthy, L. Luong-Tran, C., Werner, M.A., Strang, J. F., Dudley, K., Sharber, A. C., Wallace, G. L., & Anthony, L. G. (2014). Longitudinal Outcomes of Unstuck and On Target Executive Function Intervention Trial in Children with ASD. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), Atlanta, Georgia.

Kenworthy, L., Luong-Tran, C., Dudley, K., Naiman, D. Q., Strang, J. F., Werner, M.A., Alexander, K. C., Cannon, L., & Anthony, L. G. (2014). Randomized Controlled Effectiveness Trial of Executive Function Invention for Children on the Autism Spectrum. Poster at the 42nd annual meeting of the International Neuropsychology Society, Seattle, Washington.