Penn State Harrisburg

Kimberly A. Schreck, Ph.D.

· Professor of Psychology; Behavioral Sciences and Education


Dr. Kimberly Anne Schreck is a licensed psychologist and a board certified behavior analyst. Her research and clinical expertise include autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, early intervention, feeding problems, children’s behavior problems, and childhood sleep disorders. She has published over 20 articles, reviews, and portions of books on these subjects.

Research Interests

  • Clinical application of learning-based treatments
  • Child Development
  • Applied Behavior Analysis in educational settings
  • Autism, mental retardation
  • Sleep Disorders

Publications and Research

  • Richdale, A. L. & Schreck, K. A. (2009).  Sleep problems in autism spectrum disorders: Prevalence, nature, & possible biopsychological aetiologies. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 13, 403-411.
  • Richdale, A., & Schreck, K. (2008).  Assessment and Intervention in Autism: An Historical Perspective. In J. Matson (Ed).  Clinical assessment and intervention for autism spectrum disorders (pp. 3-32). New York: Elsevier.
  • Ivy, J. W. & Schreck, K. A. (2008).  A Behavioral Approach to Training Day Care Workers. International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, 4, 227-238.
  • Schreck, K. A. & Mazur, A. (2008).  Behavior analyst use of and beliefs in treatments for people with autism. Behavioral Interventions, 23, 201-212.
  • Schreck, K. A., & Williams, K. E. (2006).  Food preferences and factors influencing food selectivity for children with autism spectrum disorders. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 27, 353-363
  • Schreck, K. A., Williams, K., & Smith, A.  (2004).   A comparison of eating behaviors between children with and without autism.  Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 34, 433-438. 
  • Schreck, K. A., Mulick, J. A., & Smith, A. (2004).  Sleep problems as possible predictors of  intensified symptoms of autism.  Research in Developmental Disabilities, 25, 57-66. 
  • Schreck, K.A. (2001). Behavioral treatments for sleep problems in autism:  Empirically supported or just universally accepted?  Behavioral Interventions, 16 (4), 265-278.
  • Schreck, K.A. (2000).  It can be done: An example of a Behavioral Individualized Education Program (IEP) for a child with autism. Behavioral Interventions, 15 (4), 279-300
  • Schreck, K.A. & Mulick, J.A. (2000). Parental report of sleep problems in children with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 30 (2), 127-135.