Kimberly A. Schreck, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education
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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.

    Research Interests

    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., 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, 26.

    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., 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.

    chreck, 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.

    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.

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


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