RESEARCH ON UNSTUCK

Peer reviewed papers

Kenworthy, L.*, Anthony, L. G.*, Naiman, D.Q., Cannon, L., Wills, M.C., Werner, M.A., Alexander, K., Strang, J., Bal, E., Sokoloff, J.L., & Wallace, G.L. (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, A.B., Anthony, B.J., Pugliese, C., Mendez, R., Safer-Lichtenstein, J., Dudley, K.M., Kahn, N.F., Kenworthy, L., Biel, M., Martucci, J.L., & Anthony, L.G. (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.

Rothschild, L.B., Ratto, A.B., Kenworthy, L., Hardy, K.K., Verbalis, A., Pugliese, C., Strang, J.F., Safer-Lichtenstein, J., Anthony, B.J., Anthony, L.G., Guter, M.M. and Haaga, D.F. (In press, 12/21/21). Parents Matter: Parent Acceptance of School-based Executive Functions Interventions Relates to Improved Child Outcomes. Journal of Clinical Psychology.

Swain, D., Troxel, M., Anthony, L.G., Kenworthy, L., Verbalis, A., Hardy, K.K., Ratto, A., Myrick, Y., & Anthony, B. (2021). School-based executive function interventions reduce caregiver strain. International Review of Research in Developmental Disorders, 60:187-211. DOI: 10.1016/bs.irrdd.2021.08.001

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.

Recent National and International talks

  • March, 2017, 17th NationalAutism Congress, Rotterdam, Netherlands: Solving Executive Function Challenges in Children with Autism: Guiding Principles

  • December, 2016, Centre Integre Universitare de Sante et de Services Sociaux, Montreal, Quebec: Improving Executive Function, On-Task, and Flexible Behavior

  • November, 2016, Florida Association of School Psychologists, Tampa, Florida: Unstuck and On Target: Improving Executive Function, On-Task, and Flexible Behavior.

  • October, 2016, 15th Annual Conference, Center for Autism And Related Disabilities, Albany, New York: Keynote Address: Executive Functioning in Children with Autism and How to Enhance It

  • October, 2016, Georgia Association of School Psychologists, Savannah, Georgia: Unstuck and On Target: An Executive Function Elementary School Curriculum

  • September, 2016, Texas Region 13 Education Service Center: Unstuck and On Target: Tools for increasing independence, flexibility, and self-control

  • April 2016, Invited Keynote, Second Annual SE Autism Conference: Unstuck and On Target: Tools for increasing independence, flexibility, and self-control

  • August, 2015, Invited Talk, 2015 National Autism Conference, Penn State: Getting Unstuck and On Target: Practical Solutions for Building Executive Function Skills

  • May, 2015: Independent Educational Consultants Association National Meeting, Baltimore, MD, Executive Dysfunction in Bright Students with ASD: Why It Matters and What To Do About It

Continuing Education and Trainings

  • Kenworthy, L. (February, 2020) University of Alabama 19th Annual Alabama Autism Conference: Unstuck and On Target: Improving On-Task and flexible behavior in Elementary School

  • Kenworthy, L. (October, 2019), Invited Workshop: 19th Annual Autism Conference Kennedy Krieger Institute: Improving Executive Function, On-Task and Flexible Behavior in Elementary School Age Children

  • Kenworthy, L. (August, 2019), Invited Keynote: Virginia Commonwealth University Austin Center of Excellence, Communities of Leaders in Autism: Increasing Inclusion and Independence for School and Life with Evidence-based Executive Function Curricula

  • Kenworthy, L. (August, 2019,) Invited Workshop: Virginia Commonwealth University Austin Center of Excellence, Communities of Leaders in Autism: Unstuck and On Target: Improving Executive Function, On-Task and Flexible Behavior in school-age Students with Autism without ID

  • Anthony, L. G. (April 23, 2018). Unstuck and On Target. Invited CE presentation for the Littleton Public Schools, Littleton, CO.
  • Werner, MA (September 15, 2018). Unstuck and On Target. Invited CE presentation for parents and teachers in Fredrick County.