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 Autism Autistic Disorder Child Brain Inpatients Language Psychiatry Learning Aptitude Adolescent Autism Spectrum Disorders Communication Magnetic Resonance Imaging Suicide Death Language Development Thinking Theory Of Mind Electronic Data Processing Linguistics Corpus Callosum Information Processing Emotions Prefrontal Cortex

Most Recent Papers

Dysfunction in interpersonal neural synchronization as a mechanism for social impairment in autism spectrum disorder

Laura E. Quiñones-Camacho, Frank A. Fishburn, Katherine Belardi, Diane L. Williams, Theodore J. Huppert, Susan B. Perlman, 2021, Autism Research on p. 1585-1596

Review of the TAPS-4: A Language Processing Skills Assessment

Diane Williams, 2021,

Development of neural structure and function in autism spectrum disorder

Kelly L. Coburn, Diane L. Williams, 2020, American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology on p. 1783-1797

Instruction using augmentative and alternative communication supports

Kaitlyn A. Clarke, Diane L. Williams, 2020, American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology on p. 586-596

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

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 Williams, 2018, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders on p. 3727-3735

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

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 Williams, 2018, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders on p. 3702-3710

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, Diane Williams, 2018, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders on p. 3711-3719

Problem Behaviors in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Diane L. Williams, Matthew Siegel, Carla A. Mazefsky, 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, Brittany Troen, Mary Verdi, Jessica Vezzoli, Deanna Williams, Diane Williams, 2018, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders on p. 3668-3677

Most-Cited Papers

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

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

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

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 Williams, 2018, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders on p. 3702-3710

Making Inferences

Kimberly E. Bodner, Christopher R. Engelhardt, Nancy J. Minshew, Diane L. Williams, 2015, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders on p. 2721-2733

The local, global, and neural aspects of visuospatial processing in autism spectrum disorders

Rajesh K. Kana, Yanni Liu, Diane L. Williams, Timothy A. Keller, Sarah E. Schipul, Nancy J. Minshew, Marcel Adam Just, 2013, Neuropsychologia on p. 2995-3003

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

Is He Being Bad? Social and Language Brain Networks during Social Judgment in Children with Autism

Elizabeth J. Carter, Diane L. Williams, Nancy J. Minshew, Jill F. Lehman, 2012, PLoS One