Diane Williams

Professor and Head of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Research Summary

Characterization of cognition and language in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and developmental language disorders with variations in contextual and processing demands.

Huck Affiliations

Publication Tags

Autism Spectrum Disorder Autistic Disorder Inpatients Psychiatry Hospitalization Brain Aptitude Magnetic Resonance Imaging Language Child Abuse Sleep Behavioral Symptoms Suicide Theory Of Mind Learning Outpatients Observation Corpus Callosum Caregivers Post Traumatic Stress Disorders Wounds And Injuries Therapeutics Language Development Automatic Data Processing Pediatrics

Most Recent Papers

Providing Supportive Hospital Environments to Promote the Language Development of Infants and Children Born Prematurely

Jessica E. Gormley, Diane L. Williams, 2019, Journal of Pediatric Health Care on p. 520-528

Verbal Ability and Psychiatric Symptoms in Clinically Referred Inpatient and Outpatient Youth with ASD

Matthew D. Lerner, Carla A. Mazefsky, Rebecca J. Weber, Emilie Transue, Matthew Siegel, Kenneth D. Gadow, Craig Erickson, Robin L. Gabriels, Desmond Kaplan, Eric M. Morrow, Giulia Righi, Susan L. Santangelo, Logan Wink, Jill Benevides, Carol Beresford, Carrie Best, Katie Bowen, Briar Dechant, Tom Flis, Holly Gastgeb, Angela Geer, Louis Hagopian, Benjamin Handen, Adam Klever, Martin Lubetsky, Kristen MacKenzie, Zenoa Meservy, John McGonigle, Kelly McGuire, Faith McNeill, Tamara Palka, Ernest Pedapati, Christine Peura, Joseph Pierri, Christie Rogers, Brad Rossman, Jennifer Ruberg, Elise Sannar, Cathleen Small, Kahsi A. Smith, Nicole Stuckey, Brittany Troen, Barbara Tylenda, Mary Verdi, Jessica Vezzoli, Deanna Williams, Diane Williams, 2018, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders on p. 3689-3701

Characterization of Medication Use in a Multicenter Sample of Pediatric Inpatients with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Logan K. Wink, Ernest V. Pedapati, Ryan Adams, Craig A. Erickson, Kahsi A. Pedersen, Eric M. Morrow, Desmond Kaplan, Matthew Siegel, Matthew Siegel, Craig Erickson, Robin L. Gabriels, Desmond Kaplan, Carla Mazefsky, Eric M. Morrow, Giulia Righi, Susan L. Santangelo, Logan Wink, Jill Benevides, Carol Beresford, Carrie Best, Katie Bowen, Briar Dechant, Tom Flis, Holly Gastgeb, Angela Geer, Louis Hagopian, Benjamin Handen, Adam Klever, Martin Lubetsky, Kristen MacKenzie, Zenoa Meservy, John McGonigle, Kelly McGuire, Faith McNeil, Joshua Montrenes, Tamara Palka, Ernest Pedapati, Kahsi A. Pedersen, Christine Peura, Joseph Pierri, Christie Rogers, Brad Rossman, Jennifer Ruberg, Elise Sannar, Cathleen Small, Nicole Stuckey, Barbara Tylenda, Mary Verdi, Jessica Vezzoli, Deanna Williams, 2018, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders on p. 3711-3719

Risk Factors for Self-injurious Behavior in an Inpatient Psychiatric Sample of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Benjamin L. Handen, Carla A. Mazefsky, Robin L. Gabriels, Kahsi A. Pedersen, Meredith Wallace, Matthew Siegel, Craig Erickson, Robin L. Gabriels, Desmond Kaplan, Eric M. Morrow, Giulia Righi, Susan L. Santangelo, Logan Wink, Jill Benevides, Carol Beresford, Carrie Best, Katie Bowen, Briar Dechant, Joanne Dixon, Tom Flis, Holly Gastgeb, Angela Geer, Louis Hagopian, Benjamin Handen, Adam Klever, Martin Lubetsky, Kristen MacKenzie, Zenoa Meservy, John McGonigle, Kelly McGuire, Faith McNeill, Ernest Pedapati, Christine Peura, Joseph Pierri, Christie Rogers, Brad Rossman, Jennifer Ruberg, Cathleen Small, Nicole Stuckey, Barbara Tylenda, Mary Verdi, Jessica Vezzoli, Deanna Williams, Diane Williams, Donald L. St. Germain, Girard Robinson, Connie Kasari, Bryan King, James McCracken, Christopher McDougle, 2018, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders on p. 3678-3688

Talking About Death or Suicide

Lisa M. Horowitz, Audrey Thurm, Cristan Farmer, Carla Mazefsky, Elizabeth Lanzillo, Jeffrey A. Bridge, Rachel Greenbaum, Maryland Pao, Matthew Siegel, Craig Erickson, Robin L. Gabriels, Desmond Kaplan, Eric M. Morrow, Giulia Righi, Susan L. Santangelo, Logan Wink, Jill Benevides, Carol Beresford, Carrie Best, Katie Bowen, Briar Dechant, Tom Flis, Holly Gastgeb, Angela Geer, Louis Hagopian, Benjamin Handen, Adam Klever, Martin Lubetsky, Kristen MacKenzie, Zenoa Meservy, John McGonigle, Kelly McGuire, Faith McNeil, Joshua Montrenes, Tamara Palka, Ernest Pedapati, Kahsi A. Pedersen, Christine Peura, Joseph Pierri, Christie Rogers, Brad Rossman, Jennifer Ruberg, Elise Sannar, Cathleen Small, Nicole Stuckey, Brittany Troen, Barbara Tylenda, Mary Verdi, Jessica Vezzoli, Diane L. Williams, 2018, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders on p. 3702-3710

Behavioral Symptoms of Reported Abuse in Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Inpatient Settings

Jamie Brenner, Zhaoxing Pan, Carla Mazefsky, Kahsi A. Smith, Robin Gabriels, Matthew Siegel, Craig Erickson, Robin L. Gabriels, Desmond Kaplan, Carla Mazefsky, Eric M. Morrow, Giulia Righi, Susan L. Santangelo, Logan Wink, Jill Benevides, Carol Beresford, Carrie Best, Katie Bowen, Briar Dechant, Tom Flis, Holly Gastgeb, Angela Geer, Louis Hagopian, Benjamin Handen, Adam Klever, Martin Lubetsky, Kristen MacKenzie, Zenoa Meservy, John McGonigle, Kelly McGuire, Faith McNeil, Ernest Pedapati, Christine Peura, Joseph Pierri, Christie Rogers, Brad Rossman, Jennifer Ruberg, Cathleen Small, Kahsi A. Smith, Nicole Stuckey, Barbara Tylenda, Mary Verdi, Jessica Vezzoli, Deanna Williams, Diane L. Williams, 2018, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders on p. 3727-3735

Sleep Problems and Their Relationship to Maladaptive Behavior Severity in Psychiatrically Hospitalized Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Elise M. Sannar, Tamara Palka, Carol Beresford, Christine Peura, Desmond Kaplan, Mary Verdi, Matthew Siegel, Shir Kaplan, Marco Grados, Craig Erickson, Robin L. Gabriels, Carla Mazefsky, Eric M. Morrow, Giulia Righi, Susan L. Santangelo, Logan Wink, Jill Benevides, Carrie Best, Katie Bowen, Briar Dechant, Tom Flis, Holly Gastgeb, Angela Geer, Louis Hagopian, Benjamin Handen, Adam Klever, Martin Lubetsky, Kristen MacKenzie, Zenoa Meservy, John McGonigle, Kelly McGuire, Faith McNeill, Ernest Pedapati, Joseph Pierri, Christie Rogers, Brad Rossman, Jennifer Ruberg, Elise M. Sannar, Cathleen Small, Kahsi A. Smith, Nicole Stuckey, Brittany Troen, Barbara Tylenda, Jessica Vezzoli, Deanna Williams, Diane L. Williams, 2018, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders on p. 3720-3726

Predictors of Inpatient Psychiatric Hospitalization for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Giulia Righi, Jill Benevides, Carla Mazefsky, Matthew Siegel, Stephen J. Sheinkopf, Eric M. Morrow, Matthew Siegel, Craig Erickson, Robin L. Gabriels, Desmond Kaplan, Carla Mazefsky, Eric M. Morrow, Giulia Righi, Susan L. Santangelo, Logan Wink, Jill Benevides, Carol Beresford, Carrie Best, Katie Bowen, Briar Dechant, Tom Flis, Holly Gastgeb, Angela Geer, Louis Hagopian, Benjamin Handen, Adam Klever, Martin Lubetsky, Kristen MacKenzie, Zenoa Meservy, John McGonigle, Kelly McGuire, Faith McNeil, Joshua Montrenes, Tamara Palka, Ernest Pedapati, Kahsi A. Pedersen, Christine Peura, Joseph Pierri, Christie Rogers, Brad Rossman, Jennifer Ruberg, Elise Sannar, Cathleen Small, Nicole Stuckey, Brittany Troen, Barbara Tylenda, Mary Verdi, Jessica Williams, Deanna Lubetsky, Diane Williams, 2018, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders on p. 3647-3657

Long-term memory in older children/adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorder

Diane L. Williams, Nancy J. Minshew, Gerald Goldstein, Carla A. Mazefsky, 2017, Autism Research on p. 1523-1532

Aberrant functioning of the theory-of-mind network in children and adolescents with autism

Rajesh K. Kana, Jose O. Maximo, Diane L. Williams, Timothy A. Keller, Sarah E. Schipul, Vladimir L. Cherkassky, Nancy J. Minshew, Marcel Adam Just, 2015, Molecular Autism

Most-Cited Papers

Cortical underconnectivity coupled with preserved visuospatial cognition in autism

Saudamini Roy Damarla, Timothy A. Keller, Rajesh K. Kana, Vladimir L. Cherkassky, Diane L. Williams, Nancy J. Minshew, Marcel Adam Just, 2010, Autism Research on p. 273-279

The neural basis of deictic shifting in linguistic perspective-taking in high-functioning autism

Akiko Mizuno, Yanni Liu, Diane L. Williams, Timothy A. Keller, Nancy J. Minshew, Marcel Adam Just, 2011, Brain on p. 2422-2435

Aberrant functioning of the theory-of-mind network in children and adolescents with autism

Rajesh K. Kana, Jose O. Maximo, Diane L. Williams, Timothy A. Keller, Sarah E. Schipul, Vladimir L. Cherkassky, Nancy J. Minshew, Marcel Adam Just, 2015, Molecular Autism

Distinctive neural processes during learning in autism

Sarah E. Schipul, Diane L. Williams, Timothy A. Keller, Nancy J. Minshew, Marcel Adam Just, 2012, Cerebral Cortex on p. 937-950

Quantitative analysis of the shape of the corpus callosum in patients with autism and comparison individuals

Manuel F. Casanova, Ayman El-Baz, Ahmed Elnakib, Andrew E. Switala, Emily L. Williams, Diane L. Williams, Nancy J. Minshew, Thomas E. Conturo, 2011, Autism on p. 223-238

Brain function differences in language processing in children and adults with autism

Diane L. Williams, Vladimir L. Cherkassky, Robert A. Mason, Timothy A. Keller, Nancy J. Minshew, Marcel Adam Just, 2013, Autism Research on p. 288-302

Further understanding of complex information processing in verbal adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders

Diane L. Williams, Nancy J. Minshew, Gerald Goldstein, 2015, Autism on p. 859-867

Talking About Death or Suicide

Lisa M. Horowitz, Audrey Thurm, Cristan Farmer, Carla Mazefsky, Elizabeth Lanzillo, Jeffrey A. Bridge, Rachel Greenbaum, Maryland Pao, Matthew Siegel, Craig Erickson, Robin L. Gabriels, Desmond Kaplan, Eric M. Morrow, Giulia Righi, Susan L. Santangelo, Logan Wink, Jill Benevides, Carol Beresford, Carrie Best, Katie Bowen, Briar Dechant, Tom Flis, Holly Gastgeb, Angela Geer, Louis Hagopian, Benjamin Handen, Adam Klever, Martin Lubetsky, Kristen MacKenzie, Zenoa Meservy, John McGonigle, Kelly McGuire, Faith McNeil, Joshua Montrenes, Tamara Palka, Ernest Pedapati, Kahsi A. Pedersen, Christine Peura, Joseph Pierri, Christie Rogers, Brad Rossman, Jennifer Ruberg, Elise Sannar, Cathleen Small, Nicole Stuckey, Brittany Troen, Barbara Tylenda, Mary Verdi, Jessica Vezzoli, Diane L. Williams, 2018, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders on p. 3702-3710

Predictors of Inpatient Psychiatric Hospitalization for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Giulia Righi, Jill Benevides, Carla Mazefsky, Matthew Siegel, Stephen J. Sheinkopf, Eric M. Morrow, Matthew Siegel, Craig Erickson, Robin L. Gabriels, Desmond Kaplan, Carla Mazefsky, Eric M. Morrow, Giulia Righi, Susan L. Santangelo, Logan Wink, Jill Benevides, Carol Beresford, Carrie Best, Katie Bowen, Briar Dechant, Tom Flis, Holly Gastgeb, Angela Geer, Louis Hagopian, Benjamin Handen, Adam Klever, Martin Lubetsky, Kristen MacKenzie, Zenoa Meservy, John McGonigle, Kelly McGuire, Faith McNeil, Joshua Montrenes, Tamara Palka, Ernest Pedapati, Kahsi A. Pedersen, Christine Peura, Joseph Pierri, Christie Rogers, Brad Rossman, Jennifer Ruberg, Elise Sannar, Cathleen Small, Nicole Stuckey, Brittany Troen, Barbara Tylenda, Mary Verdi, Jessica Williams, Deanna Lubetsky, Diane Williams, 2018, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders on p. 3647-3657

Behavioral Symptoms of Reported Abuse in Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Inpatient Settings

Jamie Brenner, Zhaoxing Pan, Carla Mazefsky, Kahsi A. Smith, Robin Gabriels, Matthew Siegel, Craig Erickson, Robin L. Gabriels, Desmond Kaplan, Carla Mazefsky, Eric M. Morrow, Giulia Righi, Susan L. Santangelo, Logan Wink, Jill Benevides, Carol Beresford, Carrie Best, Katie Bowen, Briar Dechant, Tom Flis, Holly Gastgeb, Angela Geer, Louis Hagopian, Benjamin Handen, Adam Klever, Martin Lubetsky, Kristen MacKenzie, Zenoa Meservy, John McGonigle, Kelly McGuire, Faith McNeil, Ernest Pedapati, Christine Peura, Joseph Pierri, Christie Rogers, Brad Rossman, Jennifer Ruberg, Cathleen Small, Kahsi A. Smith, Nicole Stuckey, Barbara Tylenda, Mary Verdi, Jessica Vezzoli, Deanna Williams, Diane L. Williams, 2018, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders on p. 3727-3735