Marc J. Tasse, PhD

Nisonger Center - UCEDD
OSU Wexner Medical Center/Office of Health Sciences
The Ohio State University
357 McCampbell Hall
1581 Dodd Dr
Columbus, OH 43210
 
Phone: 614-685-3193
Secondary Phone: 614-292-0774
Email: marc.tasse@osumc.edu
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Last Updated: September 22, 2017

Marc J. Tasse
 

Leadership: UCEDD Director
Primary Activity Coordinators: Research
Specialty Resource Contacts: Shakespeare and Autism
 
Discipline(s): Psychology
 
AUCD Council Membership: Council on Research and Evaluation
 
Research: intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, mental retardation, assessment, psychometrics, adaptive behavior, supports assessment, psychopathology, dual diagnosis, problem behavior, death penalty, challenging behavior, psychiatric problems, intellectual disability
Education: January 1994 - June 1995 The Ohio State University
Postdoctoral fellowship from the Nisonger Center - UCEDD

1988 - 1994 Universite du Quebec a Montreal
Ph.D. (Research-Clinical Psychology)

1982 - 1985 Concordia University
B.A. (Honors in Psychology)
Service: He has over 20 years experience in clinical work primarily in the area of diagnosis of intellectual disability (formerly mental retardation), assessment and intervention of co-occurring intellectual disability/autism spectrum disorders and severe problem behaviors or mental health problems.

Vita/Bio

Marc J. Tass?, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at The Ohio State University and Director of the Nisonger Center - UCEDD. Dr. Tass? has a long history in the UCEDD network. After completing his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the Universit? du Qu?bec ? Montr?al, Dr. Tass? went to the Ohio State University Nisonger Center - UCEDD to complete a postdoctoral fellowship in developmental disabilities (1994-1995). Having completed his postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Tass? accepted an Assistant Professor position in the Department of Psychology at the Universit? du Qu?bec ? Montr?al. He returned to the UCEDD network in 1999 as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Community Education Director at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's (UNC) Center for Development and Learning (CDL). Dr. Tass? remained at the UNC CDL for seven years and left in 2006 to accept the challenge of being Associate Director of a newly funded UCEDD at the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Tass?'s experience includes clinical services for more than 20 years to individuals with intellectual disability and other related developmental disabilities. His area of research includes co-occurrence of intellectual/developmental disabilities and psychiatric problems or severe problem behaviors, adaptive behavior, psychometrics, and supports assessment.?Dr. Tass? has conducted over 100 trainings, workshops, and presentations in the following areas: Diagnosis of Mental Retardation, MR and co-occurring mental illness/complex behavior problems, Positive Behavior Supports, Assessment/Testing, Using the Supports Intensity Scale, Introduction to Developmental Disabilities. His publication record includes more than 70 articles in peer-reviewed journals, chapters, and books in the area of developmental disabilities. He has co-authored several published standardized assessment instruments in the field of developmental disabilities. Dr. Tass? is a Fellow of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and recipient of the AAIDD Service Awards (2007 & 2009). SAMPLE PUBLICATIONS: 1.????? Tass?, M. J., Sabourin, G., Garcin, N., & Lecavalier, L. (in press). D?finition d'un trouble grave?du comportement?chez les personnes ayant une d?ficience intellectuelle [Definition of Severe Problem Behavior in Individuals with Intellectual Disability]. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science. 2.????? Schalock, R. L., Buntinx, W. H. E., Borthwick-Duffy, S., Bradley, V., Craig, E. M., Coulter, D. L., Gomez, S. C., Lachapelle, Y., Luckasson, R. A., Reeve, A., Shogren, K. A., Snell, M. E., Spreat, S., Tass?, M. J., Thompson, J. R., Verdugo, M. A., Wehmeyer, M. L., & Yeager, M. H. (in press). Mental retardation: Definition, classification, and system of supports. Washington, DC: American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. 3.????? Tass?, M. J. (2009). Adaptive Behavior Assessment and the Diagnosis of Mental Retardation in Capital Cases. Applied Neuropsychology, 16, 114-123. 4.????? Wehmeyer, M.L., Chapman, T.E., Little, T.D., Thompson, J.R., Schalock, R.L., & Tasse, M.J. (2009).? The efficacy of the Supports Intensity Scale (SIS) to predict extraordinary support needs.? American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 114, 3-14. 5.????? Weiss, J. A., Lunsky, Y., Tass?, M. J., & Durbin, J. (2009). Support for the construct validity of the Supports Intensity Scale based on clinician rankings of need. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 30, 933-941. 6.????? Thompson, J. R., Tass?, M. J., & McLaughlin, C. A. (2008).? The inter-rater reliability of the Supports Intensity Scale (SIS). American Journal on Mental Retardation, 113, 231-237. 7.????? Wehmeyer, M. L., Buntinx, W. H. E., Lachapelle, Y., Luckasson, R. A., Schalock, R. L., Verdugo, M. A., Borthwick-Duffy, S., Bradley, V., Craig, E. M., Coulter, D. L., Gomez, S. C., Reeve, A., Shogren, K. A., Snell, M. E., Spreat, S., Tass?, M. J., Thompson, J. R., & Yeager, M. H. (2008). The Intellectual Disability Construct and Its Relation to Human Functioning. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 46, 311-318. 8.????? Thompson, J. R., Tass?, M. J., & Schalock, R., (2008). Supports Intensity Scale: Supplemental Administration and Scoring Procedures. American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Washington, DC. 9.????? Audet, N., Desrosiers, H., Garant, L., Gu?rin, A., Tavares, C. A., & Tass?, M. J.? (2007). Lignes directrices sur l'?valuation du retard mental.{Practice Guidelines for the Assessment of Mental Retardation] Montr?al. QC: Ordre des psychologues du Qu?bec [Quebec Licensing Board of Psychologists]. 10.? Tass?, M. J., Barnhill, L. J., Havercamp, S. M., & Reeve, A. (2007). Elimination disorders. In R. J. Fletcher, E. Loschen, C. Stavrakaki, & M. First (Eds.), Diagnostic manual for individuals with intellectual disabilities: A textbook of diagnosis of mental disorders in persons with intellectual disability (pp. 173-182). Kingston, NY: NADD Press. 11.? Tass?, M. J., Barnhill, L. J., Havercamp, S. M., & Reeve, A. (2007). Elimination disorders. In R. J. Fletcher, E. Loschen, C. Stavrakaki, & M. First (Eds.), Diagnostic manual for individuals with intellectual disabilities: A clinical guide for diagnosis of mental disorders in persons with intellectual disability (pp. 107-110). Kingston, NY: NADD Press. 12.? Chung, K. M., Reavis, S., Mosconi, M., Drewry, J., Matthews, T., & Tass?, M. J. (2007). Peer-mediated social skills training program for young children with high-functioning autism. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 28, 423-436. 13.? Konarski, E. A., Realon, R. E., & Tass?, M. J. (2007). Predicting individual budgets in a support program for people with developmental disabilities: An evaluation (pp. 75-94). In J. Holderegger & A. Poindexter (Eds.), Rural Habilitation Programs for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Health Problems. Kingston, NY: NADD Publishing. 14.? Schalock, R. L., Buntinx, W. H. E., Borthwick-Duffy, S., Luckasson, R., Snell, M. E., Tass?, M. J., & Wehmeyer, M. L. (2007). User's Guide Mental Retardation: Definition, Classification, and Systems of Supports, 10th Edition. Applications for Clinicians, Educators, Disability Program Managers, and Policy Makers. Washington, DC: American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (formerly AAMR). 15.? Schalock, R. L., Shogren, K. A., Luckasson, R., Borthwick-Duffy, S., Buntinx, W. H. E., Coulter, D., Craig, E. M., Gomez, S., Lachapelle, Y., Reeve, A., Snell., M. E., Spreat, S., Tass?, M. J., Thompson, J. R., Verdugo, M. A., Wehmeyer, M. L., & Yeager, M.? (2007). The renaming of mental retardation: Understanding the change to the term intellectual disability. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 45, 116-124. 16.? Tass?, M. J. (2006). D?ficience intellectuelle: la d?finition et le syst?me de classification de l'AAMR [Intellectual Disability?: The AAIDD Definition and System of Classification] (pp. 23 - 30). In Hubert Gascon, Daniel Boisvert, Marie-Claire Haelewyck, Jean-Robert Poulin, & Jean-Jacques Detraux (Eds.), D?ficience intellectuelle?: savoirs et perspectives d'action (pp. 23-30). Cap-Rouge, QC?: Presses Inter-Universitaires. 17.? Tass?, M. J. (2006). Functional behavioural assessment in persons with intellectual disabilities. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 19, 475-480. 18.? Tass?, M. J. & Havercamp, S. M. (2006). The role of motivation and psychopathology in understanding the IQ-adaptive behavior discrepancy. In H. N. Switsky (Ed.), International Review of Research on Mental Retardation (Volume 31; pp. 231-259). San Diego, CA: Elsevier Science. 19.? Tass?, M. J., Havercamp, S. M., & Thompson, C. (2006). Practice Guidelines in Working with Individuals who have Developmental Disabilities. Concord, NC: Piedmont Behavioral Healthcare. 20.? Konarski, E. A. & Tass?, M. J. (2005). Assessing risk of injury in people with mental retardation living in an Intermediate Care Facility. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 110, 333-338.?