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 Brain Aptitude Language Hospitalization Magnetic Resonance Imaging Autism Suicide Sleep Learning Observation Language Development Outpatients Self Injurious Behavior Linguistics Corpus Callosum Emotions Theory Of Mind Social Support Autism Spectrum Disorders Psychological Adaptation Behavioral Symptoms

Most Recent Papers

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

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 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

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

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, Jessica Vezzoli, Deanna Williams, Diane Williams, 2018, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders on p. 3702-3710

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, Deanna Williams, Diane 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

Problem Behaviors in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Diane L. Williams, Matthew Siegel, Diane L. Williams, 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, Jessica Vezzoli, Deanna Williams, Diane Williams, 2018, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders on p. 3702-3710

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

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

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