Kimberly A. Schreck, Ph.D.

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Professor of Psychology, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education
Olmsted Building, W311
W311 Olmsted Bldg
Middletown, PA 17057

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.

Clinical application of learning-based treatments

Child Development

Applied Behavior Analysis in home and educational settings

Autism and intellectual disabilities

Sleep Disorders

Ethical Practices and Treatments

Schreck, K. A. (2021). Sleep quantity and quality as predictors of behavior and mental health issues for children and adolescents with autism. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 84, 26. 

Campbell, E., Schreck, K. A., & Zane, T. (2021). Behavior analysts' perceptions of the population specificity or comprehensiveness of autism treatments in behavioral interventions. Behavioral Interventions, online early view, 26.

Schreck, K. A., & Richdale, A. (2020). Sleep problems, behavior, and psychopathology in autism inter-relationships across the lifespan. Current Opinions in Psychology, 34, 105-11.

Amanda, R., & Schreck, K. A. (2019). Examining sleep hygiene factors and sleep in young children with and without autism spectrum disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 57, 154-162.

Schreck, K. A., Paxon, A., Daniels, M., & Helsel, C. (2018). Regression trends and treatment effectiveness to improve quality of life for a girl with MPS-IIIA. Journal of Physical and Developmental Disorders, 30, 545-558.

Schreck, K. A., Karunaratne, Y., Zane, T., & Wilford, H. (2016). Behavior analysts' use of and beliefs in treatments for people with autism: A 5-year follow up. Behavioral Interventions, 31, 355-376.

Schreck, K. A., & Ramirez, J. (2016). TVs representation and recommendations for ASD treatments: Choose the best and mute the rest. Behavioral Interventions, 251-264.

Ivy, J. W., & Schreck, K. A. (2016). The efficacy of ABA for individuals with autism across the lifespan. Current Developmental Disorders Reports, doi 10.1007/s40474-016-0070-1, 10.

Schreck, K. A., & Knapp, L. MPS-IIIA or autism spectrum disorder?:Discrimination and treatment. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, in press.

Schreck, K. A., Russell, M., & Vargas, L. (2013). Autisms’ alternative treatments in print: Media’s support of science and fads. Behavioral Interventions, 28, 299-321.

Miller, V., Schreck, K. A., Mulick, J. A., & Butter, E. (2012). Factors related to parents’ choices of treatments for their children with autism spectrum disorders. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 6, 87-95.

Taylor, M., Schreck, K. A., & Mulick, J. A. (2012). Sleep disruption as a correlate to cognitive and adaptive behavior problems in autism spectrum disorders. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 33, 1408-1417.

Schreck, K. A., & Richdale, A. (2011). Knowledge of childhood sleep: A possible variable in under or misdiagnosis of childhood sleep problems. Journal of Sleep Research, 20, 589-597.

Schreck, K. A., & Miller, V. A. (2010). How to behave ethically in a world of fads. Behavioral Interventions, 25(4), 307-324.

Schreck, K. A. (2010). Sleep disorders the forgotten variable in behavior assessment: A guide for practitioners. Journal of Behavioral Health and Medicine, 1, 65-78.

Richdale, A., & Schreck, K. A. (2009). Sleep problems in autism spectrum disorders: Prevalence, nature, & possible biopsychological aetiologies. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 13, 403-411.

Schreck, K. A., & Ivy, J. (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 analysts use of and beliefs in treatments for people with autism. Behavioral Interventions, 23, 201-212.

Schreck, K. A., & Williams, K. (2006). Food preferences and factors influencing food selectivity for children with autism spectrum disorders. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 27, 353-363.

Williams, K., Gibbons, B. G., & Schreck, K. A. (2005). Comparing selective eaters with and without developmental disabilties. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 17, 299-309.

Schreck, K. A., Mulick, J. A., & Rojahn, J. (2005). Parent perception of elementary school aged children’s sleep problems. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 14, 101-109.

Schreck, K. A., Williams, K., & Smith, A. F. (2004). A comparison of eating behaviors between children with and without autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 34, 433-438.

Foxx, R. M., Schreck, K. A., Smith, A. F., Garito, J., & Weisenberger, S. (2004). Replacing the echolalia of children with autism with functional use of verbal labeling. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 16(4), 307-320.

Schreck, K. A., Mulick, J. A., & Smith, A. F. (2004). Sleep problems as possible predictors of intensified symptoms of autism. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 25, 57-66.

Schreck, K. A., & Bechtel, J. (2003). Balancing choice with health considerations in residential environments. Mental Retardation, 41, 465-467.

Schreck, K. A., Mulick, J. A., & Rojahn, J. (2003). Development of the behavioral evaluation of disorders of sleep. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 12(3), 349-360.

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. (2000). Making it fit: A provocative look at models of early intensive behavioral intervention for children with autism. Behavior Analyst Today, 3, 27-32.

Schreck, K. A., & Mulick, J. A. (2000). Parental report of sleep problems in children with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 30(2), 127-135.

DeWitt, M. B., Schreck, K. A., & Mulick, J. A. (1998). Use of the Bayley Scales in individuals with profound mental retardation: Comparison of the first and second edition. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 10(3), 307-313.

Parts of Books

Schreck, K. A., & Schreck, R. E. (2020). The unique association of autism spectrum disorder with sleep problems. In A. Richdale & K. Johnson (Eds.), Advances in Autism: Sleep disorders (pp. 25). IAP.

Schreck, K. A. (2014). Parents and autism treatment choices. In V.B. Patel, V. R. Preddy, & C. R. Martin (Eds.), A Comprehensive Guide to Autism (pp. 2283-2296). New York: Springer.

Richdale, A., & Schreck, K. A. (2008). Assessment and intervention in autism: An historical perspective. In J. Matson (Ed.), (pp. 3-32). NY: Elsevier.

Ph D, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 1997.
Major: Psychology
Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Dissertation Title: Preliminary Analysis of Sleep Disorders in Children with Developmental Disabilities

MA, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 1995.
Major: Psychology
Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Dissertation Title: Parenting Stress

BA, Summa cum laude, Capital University, Bexley, OH, 1992.
Major: Psychology

B.A.; M.A.; Ph.D. (Ohio State)