Dr. Stacey Reynolds

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Professional interests

  • Sensory Integration and Processing in Children with Disabilities
  • Animal Models of Sensory Processing/Integration Disorders
  • Neuroscience Applications in Rehabilitation Research

Education

  • 2010-2012: Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, K12 Scholar

  • 2003-2007: Ph.D. in Health Science with emphasis in Occupational Therapy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

  • 2000-2001: M.S. in Occupational Therapy, Gannon University, Erie, Pennsylvania

  • 1996-2000: B.S. in Health Science, Gannon University, Erie, Pennsylvania

Selected Publications

Publications

  • Roman Oyola, R. & Reynolds, S. (2013) Prevalence of Sensory Modulation Disorder among Puerto Rican preschoolers: An analysis focused on socioeconomic status variables. Occupational Therapy International, 20(3), 144-154

  • Reynolds, S., Urruela, M., Devine, D.P. (2013) Effects of Environmental Enrichment on Repetitive Behaviors in the BTBR T+tf/J Mouse Model of Autism. Autism Research, 6, 337-343.

  • Reynolds, S., Kreider, C., Bendixen, R.M. (2012). A Mixed-methods Investigation of Sensory Response Patterns in Barth Syndrome: A clinical phenotype?  American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A.

  • Reynolds, S., Devine, D.P., & Millette, A. (2012). Sensory and motor characterization in the post-natal valproate rat model of autism. Developmental Neuroscience, 34, 258-267

  • Lane, S.J., Reynolds, S., Dumenci, L. (2012). Sensory over-responsivity and anxiety in typical children and children with Autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity  Disorder: Cause or co-existence? American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 66, 595-603

  • Reynolds, S., Thacker, L., & Lane, S.J. (2012). Sensory processing, physiological stress, and sleep quality in children with autism. Occupational Therapy Journal of Research, 32(1), 246-257

  • Reynolds, S., Kreider, C., & Bendixen, R.M. (2012). Sensory-based Issues in Children with Barth Syndrome. Barth Syndrome Journal.

  • Reynolds, S., Watling, R., Zapletal, A.L., & May-Benson, T. (2012). Sensory Integration in Entry-Level Occupational Therapy Education. Sensory Integration Special Interest Section Quarterly Newsletter, 35(4), 1-4.

  • Reynolds, S., Bendixen, R.M.; Lawrence, T., & Lane, S.J. (2011). A Pilot Study Examining Activity Participation, Sensory Responsiveness, and Competence in Children with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 41(11), 1496-1506

  • Reynolds, S. & Lane, S.J. (2011). Research Brief: Is there a relationship between sensory responsiveness and problem sleep behaviors in children with autism spectrum disorders? Sensory Integration Special Interest Section Quarterly Newsletter, 34(1), 1-4.

  • Lane, S.J., Reynolds, S., & Thacker, L. (2010). Sensory over-responsivity and ADHD: differentiating using electrodermal responses, cortisol, and anxiety. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience. doi: 10.3389/fnint.2010.00008

  • Reynolds, S., Lane, S.J., & Richards, L. (2010). Using animal models of enriched environments to inform research on sensory integration intervention for the rehabilitation of neurodevelopmental disorders. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 2(3), 120-132

  • Reynolds, S. (2010). Disability culture in West Africa: Qualitative research indicating barriers and progress in Central region of Ghana. Occupational Therapy International Published online first: DOI: 10.1002/oti.30

  • Roman-Oyola, R. & Reynolds, S., (2010). Validating the Response Process of the Spanish version of the Short Sensory Profile: A Pilot Study using Cognitive Interviews. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 3, 1-10.

  • Schaaf, R.C., Benevides, T., Mailloux, Z. Blanche, E.I., Burke, J.P., Cohn, E.S., Lane, S.J.. Miller, L.J., May-Benson, T.A., Parham, D., Reynolds, S., Schoen, S.A., Smith Roley, S. (2010). Parasympathetic functions in children with sensory processing disorder. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience. doi: 10.3389/fnint.2010.00004

  • Reynolds, S., (2010). Teaching evidence based practice in a distance education occupational therapy doctoral program: Strategies for professional growth and advancing the profession. Occupational Therapy in Health Care. 24(1), 56-67

  • Reynolds, S., Lane, S. J., & Gennings, C. (2010). The Moderating Role of Sensory Over-responsivity in HPA Activity: A pilot study with children diagnosed with ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders, 13(5), 468-478.

  • Lane, S.J.; Lynn, J.Z., & Reynolds, S. (2010). Sensory Modulation: A Neuroscience and Behavioral Overview. OT Practice, 15(10) CE-1-CE-8.

  • Reynolds, S. (2010). Sensory Resources from AOTA. Sensory Integration Special Interest Section Quarterly Newsletter, 33(1), 3-4.

  • Reynolds, S. & Lane, S. J. (2010). Grant Writing for OT Practitioners. OT Practice, 15(5) 7-12.

  • Reynolds, S., & Lou J. Q. (2009). Occupational Therapy in the age of the human genome: OT's role in genetics research and its impact on our clinical practice. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy 63(4) , 511-515.

  • Reynolds, S., & Lane, S. J. (2009). Sensory Over-responsivity and Anxiety in Children with ADHD. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 63(4), 443-440.

  • Reynolds, S., Lane, S. J. (2008). Diagnostic validity of Sensory Over-Responsivity: A review of the literature and case reports. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 38(3), 516-29

  • Reynolds, S., (2008). A systematic consultative approach to behavior management in Head Start. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 1(2), 78-94.

  • Reynolds, S., Shepherd, J., Lane, S.J. (2008). Sensory modulation disorders in a minority Head Start population: Preliminary prevalence and characterization. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 1(3/4), 186-198.

  • Koomar, J., Miller, L.J., Schoen, S., Brett-Green, B., Schaaf, R., Benevides, T., Lane, S., Reynolds, S., Parham, D., May-Benson, T., Teasdale, A., Mailloux, Z. Smith Roley, S., Blanche, E., Bodison, S. (2008). Collaborative Research Programs in Sensory Integration. Sensory Integration Special Interest Section Quarterly Newsletter, 31(4).

  • Reynolds, S. (2006). Get in the game! Participation in sports for children on the autism spectrum. OT Practice, 11(20), 13–17.

  • Reynolds, S. (2006). Sensory Processing Disorders and Sensory Integration Treatment: Key things for parents to know. Commonwealth Parenting Newsletter, XXI (3), p. 2.

 

Published Abstracts

 

  • Reynolds, S., Bendixen, R.M., Kreider, C.K, & Meeley, L.E. (2014).  Oral sensory sensitivity and taste perception: Relationship to feeding and nutritional issues in boys with Barth Syndrome, Barth Syndrome Foundation International Scientific, Medical & Family Conference, June 25-29, Clearwater, Florida.

  • Reynolds, S., Lane, S.J., & Mullen, B. (2014). A pilot study of the Vayu Vest: Effects of deep pressure stimulation on performance and physiological arousal, International Meeting for Autism Research, May 16-17, Atlanta, GA.

  • Reynolds, S., Urruela, M., & Devine, D.P. (2014). Effects of Environmental Enrichment on Repetitive Behaviors in the BTBR T+tf/J Mouse Model of Autism, International Meeting for Autism Research, May 16-17, Atlanta, GA.

  • Reynolds, S. Cameron, S., Mackiewicz, C., Millette, A., Urruela, M., Devine, D.P. (2012) Effects of environmental enrichment on autism-related behaviors in the BTBR T+Tf/J mouse, International Meeting for Autism Research, May 16-19, Toronto, Canada.

  • Reynolds, S., Millette, A., Devine, D.P. (2011) Sensory and motor characterization in the post-natal valproate rat model of autism, Society for Neuroscience, November 12, Washington, DC.

  • Lane, S.J. & Reynolds, S. (2011). Anxiety, arousal and sensory processing in children with ASD, International Meeting for Autism Research. March 12-14, San Diego, CA.

  • Reynolds, S. & Lane, S.J. (2011). The relationship between sensory processing, physiological stress, and sleep quality in children with autism spectrum disorder, International Meeting for Autism Research. March 12-14, San Diego, CA.

  • Schoen, S. A., Miller, L. J., Brett-Green, B., Reynolds, S., & Lane, S. J. (2008). Arousal and reactivity in children with sensory processing disorder and autism spectrum disorder. Psychophysiology, 45, S102.

  • Reynolds, S. (2007). Stress and anxiety in ADHD: Links to sensory over-responsivity. Dissertation Abstracts International, 68 (08B), p. 5180. Access No (AAI3279440)

 

Grant Activity

Current Research Support

  • Co-PI (July 2012-June 2014). Examining the impact of sensory-based tasks on arousal, attention and performance.  Virginia Commonwealth University, Presidential Research Initiative Program (PRIP). $40,000

  • PI (March 2013-September 2014). Child development in a developing country: Occupational therapy study abroad in Ghana. Virginia Commonwealth University Global Education Office. $19,980

  • PI (January 2014-May 2014). Changing disability culture in Ghana through early identification and early intervention. Virginia Commonwealth University Service Learning Grant.  $1000

 

  • PI (April 2014-May 2015). A systematic investigation in to sensory and motor based feeding issues in boys with Barth Syndrome. Barth Syndrome Foundation. $18,372.

 

Completed Research Support (chronological order)

  • Co-PI (August 2005-2006). The effect of sensory integration treatment on problem behaviors in low-income children. Jesse Ball DuPont Fund. Award Amount: $4000

  • Principal Investigator (July 2006-December 2007). Stress and Anxiety in ADHD: Links to sensory modulation dysfunction. VCU A.D. Williams Research Fund. Award Amount: $14,700

  • Project Leader (September 2007-December 2009). F.E.E.T: Focus on Early Educator Training for Children with Special Needs. Department of Health and Human Service, Sub-award from the Partnership for Persons with Disabilities. Award Amount: $15,000

  • Principal Investigator (July 2008-July 2009). Enhancing Self-regulation and Social Competence in Head Start Children. VCU Council for Community Engagement. Award Amount: $15,000

  • Principal Investigator (April 2008-August 2010). Physiological and Neuroendocrine Reactivity in Children with Autism. A.D. Williams Research Fund. Award Amount: $14,946