Fred Biasini, Ph.D.

Civitan International Research Center & Sparks Clinics
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
933 19th Street South, CH19 Room 307(Location)
1720 2nd Avenue South, CH19 Room 307 (Mailing)
Birmingham, AL 35294-0021
 
Phone: 205-934-1093
Email: fbiasini@uab.edu
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Last Updated: December 23, 2015

 

Leadership: UCEDD Director
LEND Director
Primary Activity Coordinators: Training Director
Discipline Coordinators: Psychology
Psychology: Developmental
 
Discipline(s): Psychology
 
AUCD Council Membership: National Training Directors' Council
No Council Membership
 
Education: St. Vincent College, Latrobe, PA; B.A.; 1973
St. Francis College, Fort Wayne, IN; M.S.; 1977
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL; PhD; 1984
Psychology
Pre-Clinical Psychology
Psychology

Vita/Bio

 

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Give the following information for all professional personnel contributing to the training program. Use continuation page to expand any item.

(DO NOT EXCEED 2 PAGES ON ANY INDIVIDUAL)

Name (Last, first, middle initial)

Biasini, Fred, J.

Title

Associate Director, Civitan/Sparks Clinics

Research Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, UAB

Birth Date

(Mo, Day, Year)

06/19/51

EDUCATION (Begin with baccalaureate or other initial professional education and include postdoctoral training)

INSTITUTION AND LOCATION

DEGREE

YEAR CONFERRED

FIELD OF STUDY

St. Vincent College, Latrobe, PA

St. Francis College, Fort Wayne, IN

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

B.A.

M.S.

Ph.D.

1973

1977

1984

Psychology

Pre-Clinical Psychology

Psychology

PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS, LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION

Alabama Licensed Psychologist #494

OFFICES/MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, ADVISORY COUNCILS, BOARDS, ETC.

Member, JCCEO Head Start Health Advisory Committee

Chair, Birmingham Catholic Diocese School Board

Task Force Member, McWane Science Center

Past President, Alabama Division for Early Childhood

Past Board Member, Prevent Child Abuse Alabama

MAJOR RESEARCH/PROFESSIONAL INTEREST

The impact of early environment on the cognitive and social development of infants and toddlers; Teen parenting; Computer based interventions for children with Autism

RESEARCH OR TRAINING SUPPORT (List all grants on which you currently contribute effort and/or from which you receive support and specify the percent effort on each.)

UAB Early Head Start (PI, $924,000 , 06-07) 25%

Maternal and Child Health Bureau Training Grant (Associate Director, $3.1 million, 06-11) 10%

Administration on Developmental Disabilities (Associate Director, $2 million, 02-07) 10%

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND APPOINTMENTS: Starting with present position, list professional employment and academic appointments.

Associate Director, Civitan/Sparks Clinics 2004 - present

Research Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, UAB 2003 - present

Director, UAB Early Head Start, UAB 1998 - present

Director, Clinical Training, Civitan/Sparks Clinics, UAB 1990 - present

Psychology Coordinator, Newborn Follow-Up Clinic, UAB 1982 - present

PUBLICATIONS: Starting with the most recent, list publications, or the most relevant and representative ones to fit within the 2 page limit.

Alriksson-Schmidt, A., Wallander, J., & Biasini, F. (in press). Quality of Life in Adolescents with

a mobility disability. Journal of Pediatric Psychology.

Hopkins, I.M., Bates, M.J., Crowson, S.B., Pearson, R.K. & Biasini, F.B. (2007). Enhancing Cognitive-

Emotional Skills for Children with Developmental Disabilities through Computer-Based

Training. Published Abstract, 40th Annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory

In Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities. Annapolis, Maryland.

Hopkins, M. & Biasini, F. (May 2006). Children with Fragile x Syndrome and Children with Autism

Show Distinct Impairments in Emotional Understanding. Published Abstract, 18th Annual Convention for the Association for Psychological Science. New York, New York.


Hopkins, M. Ross, L. & Biasini, F. (2005). Understanding Facial Expressions: A Comparative Study

of Typical Children and Children with Autism or Fragile x Syndrome. Published Abstract, 38th Annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental

Disabilities. Annapolis, Maryland.

Guest, K. C. & Biasini, F. J. (2001). Middle childhood, poverty, and adjustment: Does social support

have an impact? Psychology in the Schools, 38(6).

Ambalavanan N. Nelson KG. Alexander G. Johnson SE. Biasini F. Carlo WA. (2000). Prediction of

neurologic morbidity in extremely low birth weight infants. Journal of Perinatology, 20(8):496-

503.

Biasini, F., Grupe, L., Huffman, L., & Bray, N. W., (1999). Mental retardation: A Symptom and a

syndrome. In S. Netherton, D. Holmes, & C. E. Walker (Eds), Comprehensive Textbook of

Child and Adolescent Disorders. New York: Oxford University Press.

Paris, M. & Biasini, F. (1993). Alabama's Early Intervention System: A review of services in the Ft.

McClellan's and Ft. Rucker's catchment areas vs. Army, Washington, DC.

Urey, J., & Biasini, F. (1989). Evaluating the difficult child. Teaching Exceptional Children, 21, 10-13.

Gotlieb, S.J., Biasini, F.J., & Bray, N.W.(1988). Visual recognition memory in IUGR and normal birth-

weight infants. Infant Behavior and Development, 11, 139-144.

Biasini, F., & Bray, N.W. (1986). Comparison and message formation skills in the referential

communication of the severely mentally retarded. American Journal of Mental Deficiency, 90,

686-693.

Rutstein, R., Wesson, M., Gotlieb, S., & Biasini, F. (1986). Visual patterns in infants with intrauterine

growth retardation. American Journal of Optometry and Physiological Optics, 63, 697-701.

Bray, N., Biasini, F., & Thrasher, K. (1983). The effect of communicative demands on request-making

in the moderately and severely retarded. Applied Research in Mental Retardation, 4, 13-28.