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O'Connor, Julia T., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Neurobehavioral Unit, Outpatient Clinic

Main Office Address

Kennedy Krieger Institute-Neuropsychology
707 North Broadway., Rm. 213
Baltimore, MD 21205

Phone: 410-923-2912
Fax: 443-923-2835





Rutgers University



State University of New York at Binghamton



State University of New York at Binghamton


Clinical Psychology Internship

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Professional Interests

Assessment and treatment of severe behavior disorders, autistic disorders, parent and teacher training, Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome. Studies examining parent-conducted functional analysis and reinforcer assessments, caregiver (parent, staff, school) compliance with various treatment components, as well as treatment integrity in program implementation. Current studies, in conjunction with KKI psychiatrists and physicians, include conducting a double-blind study evaluating the effectiveness of medical treatment on the behavioral manifestations of SLOS.

Selected Publications

Lieving GA, Hagopian LH, Long ES, O'Connor J.  Response-class hierarchies and resurgence of severe problem behavior.  The Psychological Record 2004:54:621-634.

Paclawskyj TR, Hurtz PF, O'Connor JT.  Functional assessment of problem behaviors in adults with mental retardation.  Behavior Modification 2004:28(5):649-667.

Kurtz PF, Chin MD, Huete JM, Tarbox RSF, O'Connor JT, Paclawskyj TR, Rush KS.  Functional analysis and treatment of self-injurious behavior in young children: A summary of 30 cases.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis 2003:36:205-219.

O'Connor JT, Sorensen-Burnworth RJ, Rush KS, Eidman SL.  A mands analysis and levels of treatment in an outpatient clinic.  Behavioral Interventions 2003:12:39-150.

O'Connor JT, Sorensen-Burnworth RJ, Fisher WW, Kurtz PF, Henry JR, Fahs-Clark A.  Classroom-based functional analysis of destructive behavior.  Proven Practice 2002:4:77-81.