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Adrianna Amari, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences



  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Centers & Institutes

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Amari, A., Grace, N.C., Fisher, W. W. (1995). Achieving and maintaining compliance with the ketogenic diet. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 28, 341-342.

Fisher, W.W., Piazza, C.C., Bowman, L.G., Amari, A. (1996). Integrating caregiver report with a systematic choice assessment to enhance reinforcer identification. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 101, 15-25.

Hagopian, L.P., Farrell, D.A., Amari, A. (1996). Treating total liquid refusal with backward chaining and fading. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 29, 573-575.

Slifer, K. J., Tucker, C. L., Gerson, A. C., Sevier, R. C., Kane, A. C., Amari, A., Clawson, B. P. (1997). Antecedent management and compliance training to improve adolescents' participation in early brain injury rehabilitation. Brain Injury, 11, 877-889.

Amari, A., Slifer, K. J., Sevier, R. C., Spezio, J., Tucker, C. L. (1998). Using differential reinforcement to treat functional hypophonia in a pediatric rehabilitation patient. Pediatric Rehabilitation, 2, 89-94.

Amari, A., Slifer, K. J., Gerson, A., Schenck, E., Kane, A. (1999). Treating selective mutism in a paediatric rehabilitation patient by altering environmental reinforcement contingencies. Pediatric Rehabilitation, 3, 59-64.

Switkin, M. C., Gelfand, K. M., Amari, A., Dahlquist, L. M., Slifer, K. J., Eskenazi, A. (2002). The impact of types of distractors on child critical statements during chemotherapy injection: A case study. Children's Health Care, 31, 311-319.

Slifer, K. J., Amari, A., Diver, T., Hilley, L., Beck, M., Kane, A., & McDonnell, S. (2004). Social interaction patterns of children and adolescents with and without oral clefts during a videotaped analogue social encounter. The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 41, 175-184.

Gorski, J., Slifer, K. J., Townsend, V., Kelly-Suttka, J., & Amari, A. (2005). Behavioral treatment of non-compliance in adolescents with newly acquired spinal cord injuries. Pediatric Rehabilitation, 8, 187-198.

Amari, A., Vona-Messersmith, N., Cohn, J. F., Ambadar, Z., Beck, M., & Piszczor, R. (2005). Social acceptance and facial behavior in children with oral clefts. The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 43, 226-236.

Slifer, K.J., Kruglak, D., Benore, E., Bellipanni, K., Falk, L., Halbower, A.C., Amari, A. & Beck, M. (2007). Behavioral Training for Increasing Preschool Children's Adherence with Positive Airway Pressure: A Preliminary Study. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 4, 147-175.

Amari, A., Dahlquist, L., Kossoff, E., Vining, P. E., Trescher, W., & Slifer, K. (2007). Children with Seizures Exhibit Preferences for Foods Compatible with the Ketogenic Diet. Epilepsy and Behavior, 11, 98-104.

Slifer, K., & Amari, A. (2009). Behavior Management for Children and Adolescents with Acquired Brain Injury. Developmental Disabilities Research Review, 15, 144-151.

Maynard, C., Amari, A., Wieczorek, B., Christensen, J., & Slifer. K. (2010). Interdisciplinary Behavioral Rehabilitation of Pediatric Pain-Associated Disability: Retrospective Review of an Inpatient Treatment Protocol. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 35, 128-137.

Maynard, C., Amari, A., Wieczorek, B., Christensen, J., & Slifer, K. (2010). Response to the Commentary: A Worldwide Call for Multimodal Inpatient Treatment for Children and Adolescents Suffering from Chronic Pain and Pain-related Disability. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 35, 141-143.

Slifer, K.J., Amari, A., & Maynard Ward, C. (2013). Operant Psychology Treatment for Pediatric Pain. In P. McGrath, Stevens, B., Walker, S., & Zempsky, W. (Eds.). The Oxford Textbook of Pediatric Pain. Oxford, England: The Oxford University Press.

Celedon, X., Amari, A., Ward, C. M., Prestwich, S., & Slifer, K. J. (2014). Children and Adolescents with Chronic Pain and Functional Disability: Use of a Behavioral Rehabilitation Approach. Current Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Reports, April 2014, (DOI) 10.1007/s40141-014-0047-0.

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