• Professor
  • Research Director, Minnesota LEND
Email
reich001@umn.edu

ICI partner staff

Projects

Project

Minneapolis Somali Autism Spectrum Disorder Prevalence Project [Archived]

Studies the prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) among children in Minneapolis to determine whether children of Somali descent have higher rates of ASD than non-Somali children. The…

Project

Minnesota Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (MNLEND)

Prepares future leaders who will serve children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), other neurodevelopmental and related disabilities (NDDs), and their families in healthcare, education, human…

Products

LEND Brief: Delivery of Education Services to Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A brief focusing on issues and practices in the delivery of education services to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The articles in this issue address a federally-funded training…

Published: Winter 2012

LEND Fact Sheet Series: Challenging Behaviors: Challenging Behavior

A fact sheet defining challenging behavior as behaviors that harm people or objects, interfere with learning, and/or socially isolate the learner. The sheet also defines the form and function of…

Published: 2012

LEND Fact Sheet Series: Challenging Behaviors: Request Assistance

A fact sheet defining request assistance as a child communicating a desire for help at a task without using challenging behavior. The sheet also explains how to teach children to request…

Published: 2012

LEND Fact Sheet Series: Challenging Behaviors: Choice-Making

A fact sheet defining choice-making as when a child selects an item or activity from among two or more options. The sheet also explains who benefits from choice-making and how it can be offered.

Published: 2012

LEND Fact Sheet Series: Challenging Behaviors: Preferred Item as a Distracter

A fact sheet defining the use of a preferred item as a distracter as an intervention strategy to avert challenging behavior by presenting a child with an activity or a preferred item. The sheet…

Published: 2012

LEND Fact Sheet Series: Challenging Behaviors: Communicative Alternatives to Challenging Behavior

A fact sheet explaining when to teach a communicative alternative to challenging behavior, why a child uses a communicative alternative, and the steps involved.

Published: 2012

LEND Fact Sheet Series: Challenging Behaviors: Functional Behavioral Assessment of Young Children

A fact sheet defining a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) as a process that identifies the links between challenging behavior and the conditions that surround it. The sheet also explains how FBA…

Published: 2012

LEND Fact Sheet Series: Challenging Behaviors: High-Probability Request Sequence and Embedding

A fact sheet defining high-probability request sequences as an intervention in which a set of simple requests (and embedding as a preferred activity) for which the child is usually willing to…

Published: 2012

LEND Fact Sheet Series: Challenging Behaviors: Rejecting Response

A fact sheet defining rejecting response as a communicative alternative for challenging behavior that can involve spoken, sign, or graphic language that a child uses to escape or avoid a person,…

Published: 2012

LEND Fact Sheet Series: Challenging Behaviors: Request for a Break

A fact sheet defining a request for a break as a communicative intervention in which the child completes part of an activity and then requests a break; after the break, the child returns to the…

Published: 2012

LEND Fact Sheet Series: Challenging Behaviors: Tolerance for Delay of Reinforcement

A fact sheet defining tolerance for delay of reinforcement as a strategy that influences challenging behavior by cuing the child and providing reinforcement contingent on continued participation in…

Published: 2012

LEND Brief: Positive Behavior Support

An issue focusing on person-centered positive behavior support (PBS) and on individuals living in community settings who have benefitted from systematic and longitudinally delivered positive…

Published: Summer 2014

LEND Webinars: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) for Children with Autism

A Webinar focusing on individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders who experience severe speech and language difficulties. Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) is an area of specialty for…

Published: February 14, 2013

LEND Webinars: Approaches to Managing Challenging Behavior in Children

A Webinar discussing functional behavioral assessment and positive behavioral support strategies for young children with significant challenging behavior. A discussion of specific strategies and...

Published: January 30, 2014

LEND Fact Sheet: Autism Spectrum Disorders

A fact sheet informing parents about caring for children who have or may have Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Published: 2012

Minneapolis Somali Autism Spectrum Disorder Prevalence Project: Community Report 2013

A report of the findings from the study of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) prevalence among Somali and non-Somali children in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Also available, in English and Somali, is a fact...

Published: December 2013

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Prevalence in Somali and Non-Somali children

The current study presents results from an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) public health surveillance project conducted in Minneapolis. The study was designed to compare ASD prevalence in Somali…

Published: 2016