Jamie Kleinman, Ph.D.

Social Skills Training and Autism Specialist

Curriculum Vitae

Education:

The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, December 2007
M.A. Clinical Psychology, October 2005
Advisor: Deborah Fein, Ph.D.

Davidson College, Davidson, NC
B.A. Psychology, May 1998

C. E. Byrd High School, Shreveport, LA
Salutatorian, National Honor Society

Clinical Experience:

Clinical Internship August 2006 - August 2007
Institute of Living, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT
Four month rotations in pediatric psychology, child/adolescent inpatient unit, child/adolescent projective assessments

Clinical Assessment Team August 2003 - May 2004
Psychological Services Clinic, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Two semesters of attendance to an assessment team meeting and conductance of primarily autism spectrum disorder evaluations

Social Skills Group August 2003 - May 2004
Psychological Services Clinic, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Two semesters of leading social skills groups for children with autism spectrum disorders, including pre and post-intervention assessments, feedback to parents, and session planning

Practicum in Neuropsychology May 2003 - May 2004
Connecticut Pediatric Neuropsychology Associates, Glastonbury, CT
Two semesters of practicum in administering neuropsychological test batteries to clinical populations including learning disorder, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, seizure disorder, head injury in private practice setting

Practicum in Adult Psychotherapy August 2003 - May 2004
Psychological Services Clinic, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Two semesters of practicum using individual psychotherapy sessions with adult clients from the community in a university clinic

Practicum in Child and Families Psychotherapy August 2002 - May 2003
Psychological Services Clinic, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Two semesters of practicum using individual psychotherapy sessions with child and family clients from the community in a university clinic

Assessment Practicum August 2001 - May 2002
Psychological Services Clinic, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Two semesters covering clinical interviewing, assessment of intellectual and academic functioning, personality assessment, and suicidality assessment

Research Experience:

Dissertation Research January 2004 - August 2007
Deborah Fein, Ph.D., Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Connecticut
The Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers: A follow-up study investigating the early detection of autism spectrum disorders

Master’s Thesis Research October 2004 - October 2005
Deborah Fein, Ph.D., Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Connecticut
Diagnostic stability and prediction of outcome in very young children with autism spectrum disorders

Research Assistant September 2001 - August 2006
Deborah Fein, Ph.D., Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Connecticut
Created and managed database for multi-site NIMH, MCH funded research study investigating a screening measure for the detection of autism spectrum disorder in children ages 16-30 months
Conducted developmental and diagnostic evaluations of children at risk for developmental disorder including feedback to caregivers and report writing

Research Assistant January 1999-June 2001
Robert Schultz, Ph. D., Research Associate in Clinical Neuropsychology,Yale Child Study Center
Coordinated research study on NICHD funded program project. Responsible for fMRI task design, MRI desensitization, database design and maintenance, data analysis, behavioral task creation, recruitment, testing, reports, as well general research assistant duties

Undergraduate Thesis September 1997 - May 1998
Ruth Ault, Ph.D., Chair of Department of Psychology, Davidson College
Designed research protocol for auditory processing of emotions in high functioning adults with autism
Piloted research stimuli and conducted all testing on controls and adults with autism
Designed and maintained a spreadsheet for data collected from the test, analyzed all data

Publications:

Kleinman, J., Ventola, P., Pandey, J., Boorstein, H., Esser, E., Wilson, L.,Marshia, G., Barton, M., Hodgson, S., Green, J., Dumont-Mathieu, T., Robins, D., Volkmar, F., Chawarska, K., & Klin, A. (in press). The Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers: A follow-up study investigating the early detection of autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

Kleinman, J. Ventola, P., Pandey, J., Verbalis, A., Barton, M., Green, J., Hodgson, S., Robins, D., & Fein, D. (2008). Diagnostic stability and prediction of outcome in very young children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Ventola, P., Kleinman, J., Pandey, P., Wilson, L., Esser, E., Boorstein, H., Dumont-Mathieu, T., Marshia, G., Barton, M., Hodgson, S., Green, J., Volkmar, F., Chawarska, K., Babitz, T., & Fein, D. (2007). Differentiating between Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disabilities in Children Who Failed a Screening Instrument for ASD. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 37, 425-436.

Ventola, P., Kleinman, J., Pandey, P., Barton, M., Allen, S., Green, J., Robins, D., & Fein, D. (2006). Agreement Among Four Diagnostic Instruments for Autism Spectrum Disorders in Toddlers. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 36, 839-847.

Ventola, P., Kleinman, J., Pandey, J., Kelley, E., Barton, M. & Fein, D. (2005). Overview of educational treatments for Autistic Disorder. In C. B. Fisher & R. M. Lerner (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Applied Developmental Science. Sage Publications: London.

Dumont-Mathieu, T., Kleinman, J., & Fein, D. (2005). Screening for Autism in Young Children: The Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT). www.dbpeds.org/articles/detail.cfm

Schultz, R. T., Grelotti, D. J., Klin, A., Kleinman, J., Van der Gaag, C., Marois, R. & Skudlarski, P (2003). The role of the fusiform face area in social cognition: Implications for the pathobiology of autism. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Series B, 358, 415-427.

Kleinman, J., Marciano, P. L., & Ault, R. L. (2001). Advanced theory of mind in high functioning adults with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 30, 29-36.

Presentations:

Pandey, J., Toth, K., Kleinman, J., Dixon, P., Barton, M., Allen, S., Green, J., Dawson, G., & Fein D. (2005, April). Detecting Autism Spectrum Disorders in Young Siblings of ASD Children. Symposium presentation at Society for Research on Child Development Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Dixon, P., Pandey, J., Kleinman, J., Wilson, L., Esser, E., Boorstein, H., Dumont-Mathieu, T., Barton, M., Hodgson, S., Marshia, G., Green, J., Chawarska, K., Volkmar, F., & Fein, D. (2005, February). The Applicability of DSM-IV Criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorders in Toddlers. Poster presented at the International Neuropsychological Society Meeting, St. Louis, MO.

Dumont-Mathieu, T., Wilson, L., Dixon, P., Kleinman, J., Pandey, J., Boorstein, H., Esser, E., Barton, M., Green, J., Allen, S. & Fein, D. (2004, July). The Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT): An Update. Poster presented at the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities Conference, Washington, DC.

Dixon, P., Kleinman, J., Pandey, J., Barton, M., Green, J., Allen, S. & Fein, D. (2004, May). Differentiating between autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities using the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers. Poster Presentation at International Meeting for Autism Research, Sacramento, CA.

Kleinman, J., Pandey, J., Dixon, P., Barton, M., Green, J., Allen, S. & Fein, D. (2004, May). Diagnostic stability over a two year time period in pre-schoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Poster Presentation at International Meeting for Autism Research, Sacramento, CA.

Pandey, J., Dixon, P., Kleinman, J., Barton, M., Green, J., Allen, S. & Fein, D. The Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT): An Update. (2004, May). Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Sacramento, CA.

Robins, D., Fein, D., Barton, M., Green, J., Dixon, P. & Kleinman, J. (2003, April). The Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT): Early detection of autism spectrum disorders. Invited address at the Society for Research on Child Development Meeting, FL.

Kleinman, J., Dixon, P., Barton, M., Green, J. Allen, S., Robins, D., & Fein, D. (2002, November). Agreement Among Four Diagnostic Instruments for PDD in 2-year-olds. Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Orlando, FL.

Robins, D., Fein, D., Barton, M., Green, J., Kleinman, J. & Dixon, P. (2002, July). The Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT): Early detection of autism spectrum disorders. Paper presented at the World Association of Infant Mental Health, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Schultz, R., Grelotti, D., Kleinman, J., Klin, A., Marois, R., Skudlarski, P., Pober, B., Cohen, D., Volkmar, F., & Gore, J. (2000, July). MRI studies of face perception and social cognition. 8th International Professional Conference on Williams Syndrome, Dearborn, MI.

Kleinman, J., Marciano, P. L., & Ault, R. L. (2000, March). Advanced theory of mind in high functioning adults with autism. Paper presented at the South Eastern Psychological Association convention, New Orleans, LA.

Reviewer:

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2005 - Present

Other Experiences:

Classroom Assistant August 1998 - December 1998
Peggy Walpole, Deputy Headmistress, Linden Bridge School, Surrey, England
Assisted in classroom of 8 14-year-old students with autism spectrum disorders. Responsible for daily classroom activities, behavior management, as well ass assessment and design of specific educational objectives and tools for each student

Behavioral Therapist August 1998 - December 1998
Private Family, Surrey, England
Conducted behavioral and educational therapy with 8 year-old child with autism. Responsible for teaching academic skills, adaptive behaviors, and social skills

Director of Indoor Activities/Camp Counselor May 1996 - August 1998
David Yell, Director of Autism Society of North Caroline Summer Camp, Pittsboro, NC
Summers 1997, 1998 Assistant Director responsible for arts and crafts, indoor activities, training and mentoring of new counselors, designing individual activity programs for each group of 30 campers per week, and supervising high functioning adults with autism working at the camp.
Summer 1996, Counselor responsible for one or two campers per week including organized activities, meals, and all self-care. Campers included children and adults with autism spectrum disorders

Behavioral Therapist August 1996 - May 1998
Private Family, Charlotte, NC
Conducted behavioral and educational therapy with 4-year-old child with autism, ADHD and seizure disorder based on TEACCH method. Responsible for teaching academic skills, adaptive behaviors, and social skills

Honors and Awards:

Sigma Xi. 1998.
Induction into science research honor society for outstanding senior research as acknowledged by Davidson College Department of Psychology.