Donald Oswald, PhD

Va-LEND (Virginia Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities)
1010 W. 45th Street
RICHMOND, VA 23225
 
Phone: 804-921-8071
Email: doswald@autismva.org
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Last Updated: July 07, 2011

Donald Oswald
 

Primary Activity Coordinators: Research Director
Discipline Coordinators: Psychology
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Director, Developmental Disorders and Autism Assessment Clinic
Director
 
Discipline(s): Psychology
 
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
 
Research: Research interests include: systems of care for children with disabilities, autism spectrum disorders diagnosis and intervention, disproportionate representation of minority students in special education
Education: Training interests include: multidisciplinary practice for children with special health care needs, diagnostic assessment of children with autism spectrum disorders, research methods and practices
Service: Currently serving as Director of the Development Disorders Assessment Clinic, Memeber of the Board of Directors for the Commonwealth Autism Service, Senior Psychologist at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children

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NAME

Donald Oswald, Ph.D.

POSITION TITLE

Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Virginia Commonwealth University

 

eRA COMMONS USER NAME

 

EDUCATION/TRAINING 

INSTITUTION AND LOCATION

DEGREE

(if applicable)

YEAR(s)

FIELD OF STUDY

Eastern Mennonite College, Harrisonburg, VA

B.S.

1975

Psychology

James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

M.Ed.

1981

School Psychology

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

M.S.

1987

Psychology

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Ph.D.

1989

Psychology

Yale Child Study Center, New  Haven CT

1989-90

APA Approved Internship, Clinical Psychology

         


 A.      Positions and Honors.

1990 - present        Psychologist, Virginia Treatment Center for Children, Richmond, VA

1995 - present        Associate Chair for Child Psychology, Division of Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA

2004 - present       Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

1992 - present       Associate Editor, Journal of Child and Family Studies

2000 - present       Consulting Editor, Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities

B.     Selected peer-reviewed publications (in chronological order).

1.      Oswald, D.P. & Ollendick, T.H. (1989). Role taking in autism and mental retardation. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 19, 119-127.

2.      Oswald, D.P. & Volkmar, F.R. (1991). Brief report: Signal detection analysis of items from the Autism Behavior Checklist. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 21, 543-549.

3.      Oswald, D.P. (1994). Facilitator influence in facilitated communication. Journal of Behavioral Education, 4, 191-199.

4.      Coutinho, M.J.  & Oswald, D.P.  (1996).  Identification and placement of students with serious emotional disturbance.  Part II: National and state trends in the implementation of the least restrictive environment provision.  Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 4, 40-52

5.      Oswald, D.P.  & Coutinho, M.J.  (1996).  Leaving school: State by state trends and the impact of state economic and demographic factors on the basis of exit for students with serious emotional disturbance.  Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 4, 114-125.

6.      Coutinho, M.J. & Oswald, D.P. (1998). Ethnicity and special education research: Identifying questions and methods. Behavioral Disorders, 24, 66-73.

7.      Oswald, D.P., Coutinho, M.J., Best, A.M., & Singh, N.N. (1999). Ethnic representation in special education: The influence of school-related economic and demographic variables. The Journal of Special Education, 32, 194-206.

8.      Oswald, D.P., Coutinho, M.J., Best, A.M., & Nguyen, N. (2001). The impact of socio-demographic characteristics on the identification rates of minority students as mentally retarded. Mental Retardation, 39, 351-367.

9.      Coutinho, M.J., Oswald, D.P., & Best, A.M. (2002). The influence of socio-demographics and gender on the disproportionate representation of minority students as learning disabled. Remedial and Special Education,23, 49-59.

10.  DiSalvo, C. A.  & Oswald, D. P. (2002)  Peer-mediated interventions to increase the social interaction of children with autism: Consideration of peer expectancies. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disorders, 17, 198-207.

11.  Oswald, D.P., Coutinho, M.J., Best, A.M., Nagle, H.A. (2003). Trends in the special education identification rates of boys and girls: A call for research and change. Exceptionality, 11, 223-237.

12.  Coutinho, M.J., & Oswald, D.P. (2005). State variation in gender disproportionality: Findings and recommendations. Remedial and Special Education, 26, 7-15..

13.  Sutherland, K.S., & Oswald, D.P. (2005). The relationship between teacher and student behavior in classrooms for students with emotional and behavioral disorders: Transactional processes. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 14, 1-14.

14.  Oswald, D.P., Bodurtha, J.N., Broadus, C.H., Willis, J.H., Tlusty, S.M.,  Bellin, M.H., & McCall, B.R. (2005). Defining underinsurance among children with special health care needs: A Virginia sample. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 9S, S67-S74.

15.  Mazefsky, C.A., & Oswald, D.P. (2006). The discriminative ability and diagnostic utility of the ADOS-G, ADI-R, and GARS for children in a clinical setting. Autism, 10, 533-549.

16.  Coutinho, M.J., Oswald, D.P., & Best, A.M. (2006). Differences in outcomes for female and male students in special education. Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 29, 48-59.

17.  Mazefsky, C.A., & Oswald, D.P. (2006). Emotion perception in Asperger's Syndrome and high-functioning autism: The importance of diagnostic criteria and cue intensity.  Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Online First.

18.  Oswald, D.P., & Sonenklar, N.A. (2007). Medication use among children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 17, 346-353.

19.  Kauffman, J.M., Conroy, M., Gardner, R., Oswald, D. (2008). Cultural sensitivity in the application of behavior principles to education. Education and Treatment of Children, 31, 239-262.

20. White, S.W., Oswald, D., Ollendick, T., & Scahill, L. (2009). Anxiety in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. Clinical Psychology Review, 29, 216-229.

21. White, S.W., Ollendick, T.H., L., Scahill, Oswald, D.P., & Albano, A.M. (in press). Preliminary efficacy of a cognitive-behavioral treatment program for anxious youth with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

 

  Research Support.

Project Director (PI: Joann Bodurtha, MD) "Knowledge to Practice: Engaging Health Professionals and Families in Evidence-Based Research" (2007-2010). Supported by Health Resources and Services Administration. $60,000.

Co-Principal Investigator, Project Director (PI: Joann Bodurtha, MD) "Virginia Systematic Training in Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (VA-STAND)" (2009-2011).  Supported by Health Resources and Services Administration. $200,000.