The Enhance Lab

Publications and Presentations

 

pubLications

Lebel, C., McMorris, C.A., Ritter, C., Kar, P, Andre, Q., Tortorelli, C., & Gibbard, W.B. (2019). Characterizing adverse prenatal and postnatal experience in children. Birth Defects Research.

Baraskewich, J., McMorris, C.A. (2019). Internalizing mental health issues in individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders: Implications for practitioners. Current Developmental Disorders Reports. doi: 10.1007/s40474-019-0154-9

McMorris, C.A., Lebel, C., & Ritter, C. (2018). The truth about FASD. The Conversation Canada. https://theconversation.com/the-truth-about-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorder-1032

McMorris, C.A., Baraskewich, J., Ames, M.A., Shaikh, K.T., Ncube, B., Bebko, J.M. (2018).Mental health issues in post-secondary students with autism spectrum disorder: Experiences in accessing services. International Journal of Mental Health & Addiction. doi: 10.1007/s11469-018-9988-3

Ncube, B., Shaikh, K., Ames, M., McMorris, C. A., & Bebko, J.M. (2018). Social support in post-secondary students with autism spectrum disorder. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. (IF: 1.192)

Balogh, R. S., McMorris, C. A., Ouellette-Kuntz, H., Bourne, L., Lunsky, Y., & Colantonio, A.(2016). Organising health care services for persons with an Intellectual Disability (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

 

Nicholas, D. B., Zwaigenbaum, L., Ing, S., MacCulloch, R., Roberts, W., McKeever, P., & McMorris, C. A. (2016). “Live it to understand it”: The experiences of mothers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Qualitative Health Research

 

Ames, M. E., McMorris, C. A., Alli, L., & Bebko, J. M. (2016). Overview and evaluation of a mentorship program for university students with Asperger and ASD. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 31, 27-36. 

 

Bebko, J. M., Rhee, T., McMorris, C. A., & Ncube, B. L. (2015). Spontaneous strategy use in children with autism spectrum disorder: The roles of metamemory and language skills. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 1-10. 

 

Modi, M., McMorris, C. A., Palucka, A., Raina, P., & Lunsky, Y. (2015). Predictors of specialized inpatient admissions for adults with intellectual disabilities. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 120(1), 46-57. 

 

McMorris, C. A. & Perry, A. (2014). An examination of the criterion-related validity of the Pervasive Developmental Disorder Behavior Inventory (PDDBI). Autism, 19, 272-280. 

 

Bebko, J. M., McMorris, C. A., Metcalfe, A., Ricciuti, C., & Goldstein, G. (2014). Language proficiency and metacognition as predictors of spontaneous rehearsal in children. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 68(1), 46-58. 

 

Lowe, K., Dudley, C., Dutton, D., Zwicker, J., McMorris, C. A., Emery, H., Nicholas, D., & Clarke, M. (2014). Prevalence for Autism Spectrum Disorders in Calgary and surrounding areas using a school census approach. The School of Social Policy: SPP Research Papers, 7(28), 1-18. 

 

McMorris, C. A., Cox, E., Hudson, M., Liu, X., & Bebko, J. M. (2013). The diagnostic process of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Implications for early identification and intervention. Journal on Developmental Disabilities, 19(2), 42- 49. 

 

McMorris, C. A., Weiss, J., Cappalletti, G., & Lunsky, Y. (2013). Family and staff perspectives on service use for individuals with intellectual disabilities in crisis. Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 6, 14-28. 


Presentations (2017-2019)

Pagaling, R. Baraskewich, J., McMorris, C. (2019, June) Intolerance of Uncertainty and Anxiety in Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Poster accepted for presentation at Canadian Psychological Association Annual National Convention, Halifax, NS.

Aitken, A., Song, C., & McMorris C. (2019, June). Understanding the diagnostic process of autism spectrum disorder in females: The role of the diagnoser. Poster accepted for presentation at the Canadian Psychological Association Annual National, Halifax, NS.

Baraskewich, J., McConnell, M., McFee, K., Johnston, K., McMorris, C.A. (2019, May). Parent Child Agreement on Internalizing Symptoms Before and After a Cognitive Behavioural intervention. INSAR 2019 Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC.

Pagaling, R., Baraskewich, J., McMorris, C. 2019. The Relationship Between Intolerance of Uncertainty and Anxiety in Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) 2019 Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC.

Hewitt, K., Ritter, C., & McMorris, C.A. (2019, May). Polypharmacy and medication monitoring among children and youth with ASD: A systematic review. International Society for Autism Research Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC.

Aitken, A. & McMorris C. (2019, May). Understanding the diagnostic process of autism spectrum disorder in females: The role of initial diagnosis and comorbidities. International Society for Autism Research Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC.

Aitken, A., Ritter, C., McDonald, S., McMorris, C., & Tough, S. (2019, March). Maternal mental health and development outcomes in preterm born children: The role of perceived partner support. Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD.

Ritter, C., Andre, Q., Kar, P., Lebel, C., Gibbard, B., Tortorelli, C., McMorris, C. A. (2019, March). Neurobehavioural outcomes in children exposed to alcohol prenatally with and without exposure to neglect. 8th International Conference on FASD. Vancouver, BC. 

Andre, Q., McMorris, C., Kar, P., Ritter, C., Gibbard, B., Tortorelli, C., & Lebel, C. (2019, March).The Relationship Between Brain Structure and Mental Health Problems in Children and Adolescents with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure.8th International Conference on FASD. Vancouver, BC.

Kar, P., McMorris, C.A., Reynolds, J.,  Grohs, M., Andre, Q., Ritter, C., Tortorelli, C., Gibbard, W. B., & Lebel, C. (2019, March). White matter microstructure in preschool children with prenatal alcohol exposure.8th International Conference on FASD. Vancouver, BC. 

Kruger, N., McMorris, C. A., Ritter, C. (2018). Emergence of mental health issues in children exposed to alcohol prenatally. O’Brien Institute for Public Health. Calgary, AB.

Baraskewich, J. & McMorris, C.A. (2018, November). Autism Spectrum Disorder and Mental Health in the Classroom. Educational Development Workshop through University of Calgary Taylor Institute of Teaching and Learning, Calgary, AB.

Song C, Aitken A, McMorris CA. (2018, October) “Understanding Early ASD Diagnoses: The Role of Early Concerns, the Diagnoser, and the Recommender.” Bachelor of Health Sciences Research Symposium. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 

Pagaling, R. Baraskewich, J., McMorris, C. (2018, August). The Relationship between Intolerance for Uncertainty and Typical versus Atypical Anxiety in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder. ACHRI Summer Student Research Day, Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute, Calgary, AB. 

Howe, S., & McMorris, C.A. (2018, June). Anxiety in children and youth with autism spectrum disorder: Understanding the impact on parent and child quality of life. Poster presented at the 2018 Owerko Centre Conference, Calgary, AB.

Ritter, C., Lebel, C., Kar, P., Gibbard, B., Tortorelli, C., & McMorris, C.A. (2018, June). Externalizing Mental Health Issues in Children and Youth with Multiple Early Risks.International Conference of Applied Psychology (iCAP), Montréal, Quebec, Poster Presentation. *Recipient of the Elinor Ames Award.

Pagaling, R., Howe, S., Bardikoff, N., Spolestra, M., & McMorris, C.A. (2018, June). Evaluating the relationship between accessing funding and stress of caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorder. Poster presented at 2018 Owerko Centre Conference, Calgary, AB.

Ritter, C., Lebel, C., Kar, P., Gibbard, B., Tortorelli, C., & McMorris, C.A. (2018, May). Mental Health profiles of Children and Youth with Multiple Risks. Owerko Centre at the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute.

Aitken, A., McMorris, C., Buchhalter, J., Smyth, K., & Dewey, D. (2018, May). Caregiver stress and comorbid autism spectrum disorder and epilepsy. Poster presented at 2018 International Society for Autism Research Annual Meeting, Rotterdam, Netherlands

McMorris, C.A., Williamson, T., Lake, J., & Balogh, R. (Accepted). Mental Health Issues in Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Medication Use, Side Effects, and Monitoring. Poster accepted for presentation at the 2018 International Society for Autism Research Meeting, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Ritter, C., Lebel, C., Kar, P., Gibbard, B., Tortorelli, C., & McMorris, C.A. (2018, May). Early Adversity and Later Outcomes: The Role of Cumulative Risk. Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute, Calgary, AB, Poster Presentation

Howe, S., & McMorris, C.A. (2018, May). Anxiety in children and youth with autism spectrum disorder: Understanding the impact on parent and child quality of life. Poster presented at the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute Symposium 2018, Calgary, AB.

Baraskewich, J., Giesbrecht, G., Dewey, D., Letourneau, N., & McMorris, C. A. (February 2018). Disordered eating in pregnancy: Maternal physical and mental health outcomes. Poster presented at the 2018 Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting, Banff, AB.

Baraskewich, J., Giesbrecht, G., Dewey, D., Letourneau, N., & McMorris, C. A. (February 2018). Disordered eating in pregnancy: Child and maternal outcomes one-year post-partum. Poster presented at the 2018 Canadian Developmental Origins of Health and Disease Society Meeting, Banff, AB.

Aitken, A. & McMorris, C. (2017, October) Mental health in children with autism spectrum disorder and epilepsy. Presented at the Hotchkiss Brain Institute Mental Health NeuroTeam Retreat, Calgary, AB. .

Baraskewich, J., Climie, E. A., & McMorris C. (2017, October) Eating disorders in neurodevelopmental disorders. Presented at the Hotchkiss Brain Institute Mental Health NeuroTeam Retreat, Calgary, AB.

Ritter, C. & McMorris, C. (2017, October). Mental health issues in children and youth with FASD and other prenatal/postnatal exposures. Presented at the Hotchkiss Brain Institute Mental Health NeuroTeam Retreat, Calgary, AB.

Saeed, S., Ames, M., & McMorris, C. (2017, November) University students with autism spectrum disorder: Experiences with accessing services. Poster presented at the University of Calgary Undergraduate Research Symposium, Calgary, AB.

Bebko, J.M., McMorris, C.A., Ferland, M., Porthukaran, A., & Hooper, M.* (2017, May). Engagement in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Relevance to “Sticky Attention”. Poster presented at the International Meeting For Autism Research, San Francisco, CA.

McMorris, C.A., & Bebko, J.M. (2017, May). Attention in children with autism spectrum disorder: Core deficit or task dependent. Poster presented at the International Meeting For Autism Research, San Francisco, CA

 
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