Lisa E Herman

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the psychological adjustment of young adults with IDDM in comparison with similarly aged individuals without chronic illness. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS An onset cohort of young adults (n = 57), ages 19-26 years, who have been followed over a 10-year period since diagnosis, was compared with a similarly aged group of young adults(More)
BACKGROUND A portion of children are born with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Most present with significant difficulties in attention, with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) being the most common psychiatric co-morbidity. OBJECTIVES The current study will describe behavioral and executive functioning (EF) deficits in attention in a(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the social and family characteristics of patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus with irregular versus continuous clinical follow-up and to study the medical outcomes of patients with these follow-up patterns. METHODS An onset cohort of 61 children and adolescents with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus and their parents(More)
Past cross-sectional studies have suggested that young adults with insulin-dependent (Type 1) diabetes mellitus (IDDM) may experience problems in their close peer relationships. For 10 years, we have followed an onset cohort of children and adolescents with IDDM (n = 57) and an age-matched group who were originally recruited after an acute illness,(More)
Numerous studies demonstrate the efficacy of contingency management (CM) for improving patient outcomes, yet it is rarely used in treatment settings due to the high cost of implementation. This quasi-experimental study (N = 52) examined the effect of a low-cost "Fishbowl" CM intervention on attendance/retention in an early intervention adolescent substance(More)
This report describes the development of a new procedure for assessing neurodevelopmental delay in young children. The Primitive Reflex and Postural Adjustment Assessment procedure is designed to measure degrees of occurrence of remnants of primitive reflexes and immature postural adjustment. Preliminary findings show that the Primitive Reflex and Postural(More)
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