Stacey Reynolds, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

Stacey Reynolds

Professional interests

Sensory Integration and Processing in Children with Disabilities

Animal Models of Sensory Processing/Integration Disorders

Neuroscience Applications in Rehabilitation Research

  

Education

2010-2012: Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, K12 Scholar

2003-2007: Ph.D. in Health Science with emphasis in Occupational Therapy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

2000-2001: M.S. in Occupational Therapy, Gannon University, Erie, Pennsylvania

1996-2000: B.S. in Health Science, Gannon University, Erie, Pennsylvania

RESEARH PUBLICATIONS

 

Reynolds, S., Tucker, M.E., Cade, W.T., Clayton, N., & Lane, S.J. (Accepted). Dietary Intake and Hedonic Preferences for Sodium in Children, Adolescents and Young Adults with Barth Syndrome. International Journal of Rare Diseases and Disorders

 

Lane, S.J. & Reynolds, S. (2019). Sensory over-responsivity as an added dimension in ADHD. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 13(40). doi: 10.3389/fnint.2019.00040

 

Reynolds, S. & Tucker, M.E. (2019). A multi-faceted approach to enhance pill-swallowing ability in children and adults with Barth Syndrome. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 73(4). doi:10.5014/ajot.2019.033134

           

Barlow, K. & Reynolds, S. (2018). Exploration of developmental milestones and parental practices in Ghana. Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 6, 1-12. doi.org/10.15453/2168-6408.1407

 

Reynolds, S., Burgess, M.E., Hymowitz, N., Snyder, D., & Lane, S.J. (2017). Fungiform papillae number and olfactory threshold assessment in males with and without Barth syndrome. Chemosensory Perception, 10(3), 60-68. DOI 10.1007/s12078-017-9228-4

 

DeBoth, K.K. & Reynolds, S. (2017). A systematic review of sensory-based subtyping in autism spectrum disorders. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 36, 44-56. Doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2017.01.005

 

Roman Oyola, R., Reynolds, S. et al. (2017). Child’s sensory profile and adult’s playfulness as predictors of parental self-efficacy. American Journal ofOccupational Therapy, 71(2), 7102220010p1-7102220010p8.doi:10.5014/ajot.2017.021097.

 

Reynolds, S., Glennon, T., Ausderau, K., Bendixen, R.B., Miller-Kuhaneck, H.,Pfeiffer, B… Bodison, S. et al. (2017). Issue Is: supporting children with differences in sensory processing and integration through occupational therapy. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71(2), 7102360010p1-7102360010p10. doi:10.5014/ajot.2017.019281

 

Reynolds, S., Pfeiffer, B., & Miller-Kuhanek, H. (2016). Effectiveness of Frequency Modulation (FM) to Improve Academic Performance in Children with Auditory Processing Difficulties: A Systematic Review. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 70(1). doi: 10.5014/ajot.2016.016832.

 

Reynolds, S. (2015). Successful management of Barth syndrome: A systematic review highlighting the importance of a flexible and multidisciplinary approach. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 8, 1-14. doi:  10.2147/JMDH.S54802

 

Reynolds, S., Kreider, C., Meeley, L.E., & Bendixen, R. (2015). Taste perception and sensory sensitivity: Relationship to feeding problems in boys with Barth Syndrome. Journal of Rare Disorders, 3(1), 1-9.

 

Reynolds, S., Lane, S.J., & Mullen, B. (2015) Effects of deep pressure stimulation on performance and physiological arousal: A pilot study of the Vayu Vest. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69(3).

 

Roman Oyola, R. & Reynolds, S. (2013) Prevalence of Sensory Modulation Disorder among Puerto Rican preschoolers: An analysis focused on socioeconomic status variables. Occupational Therapy International, 20(3), 144-154

 

Reynolds, S., Urruela, M., Devine, D.P. (2013) Effects of Environmental Enrichment on Repetitive Behaviors in the BTBR T+tf/J Mouse Model of Autism. Autism Research, 6, 337-343.    

 

Reynolds, S., Kreider, C., Bendixen, R.M. (2012). A Mixed-methods Investigation of Sensory Response Patterns in Barth Syndrome: A clinical phenotype?  American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A.

 

Reynolds, S., Devine, D.P., & Millette, A. (2012). Sensory and motor characterization in the post-natal valproate rat model of autism. Developmental Neuroscience, 34, 258-267.

           

Lane, S.J., Reynolds, S., Dumenci, L. (2012). Sensory over-responsivity and anxiety in typical children and children with Autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity  Disorder: Cause or co-existence? American Journal of Occupational Therapy,66(5), 595-603.

 

Reynolds, S., Thacker, L., & Lane, S.J. (2012). Sensory processing, physiological stress, and sleep quality in children with autism. Occupational Therapy Journal of Research. 32(1), 246-257.

 

Reynolds, S., Bendixen, R.M.; Lawrence, T., & Lane, S.J. (2011). A  Pilot Study Examining Activity Participation, Sensory Responsiveness, and Competence in Children with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 41(11), 1496-1506.

 

Reynolds, S. (2010). Disability culture in West Africa: Qualitative research indicating barriers and progress in Central region of Ghana. Occupational Therapy International Published online first: DOI: 10.1002/oti.303

 

Roman-Oyola, R. & Reynolds, S. (2010). Validating the Response Process of the Spanish version of the Short Sensory Profile: A Pilot Study using Cognitive Interviews. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 3, 1-10.

 

Reynolds, S., Lane, S.J., & Richards, L. (2010). Using animal models of enriched environments to inform research on sensory integration intervention for the rehabilitation of neurodevelopmental disorders. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 2(3), 120-132

 

Lane, S.J., Reynolds, S., & Thacker, L. (2010). Sensory over-responsivity and ADHD: differentiating using electrodermal responses, cortisol, and anxiety. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience. doi: 10.3389/fnint.2010.00008

 

Schaaf, R.C., Benevides, T., Mailloux, Z. Blanche, E.I., Burke, J.P., Cohn, E.S., Lane, S.J.. Miller, L.J., May-Benson, T.A., Parham, D., Reynolds, S., Schoen, S.A., Smith Roley, S. (2010). Parasympathetic functions in children with sensory processing disorder. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience. doi: 10.3389/fnint.2010.00004

 

Reynolds, S. (2010). Teaching evidence based practice in a distance education occupational therapy doctoral program: Strategies for professional growth and advancing the profession. Occupational Therapy in Health Care. 24(1), 56-67

 

Reynolds, S., Lane, S. J., & Gennings, C. (2010). The Moderating Role of Sensory Over-responsivity in HPA Activity: A pilot study with children diagnosed with ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders, 13(5), 468-478.

 

Reynolds, S., & Lou J. Q. (2009). Occupational Therapy in the age of the   human genome: OT’s role in genetics research and its impact on our clinical practice. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy 63(4), 511-515.

 

Reynolds, S., & Lane, S. J. (2009). Sensory Over-responsivity and Anxiety in Children with ADHD. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 63(4), 443-440.

 

Reynolds, S. & Lane, S. J. (2008). Diagnostic validity of Sensory Over-Responsivity: A review of the literature and case reports. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 38(3), 516-29

 

Reynolds, S. (2008). A systematic consultative approach to behavior management in Head Start. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 1(2), 78-94.

 

Reynolds, S., Shepherd, J., Lane, S.J. (2008).  Sensory modulation disorders in a minority Head Start population: Preliminary prevalence and characterization. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 1(3/4), 186-198.

 

NON-RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

 

Kidney, E., McGee, K., & Reynolds, S. (accepted, slated for May 2020 publication). OT’s role in addressing sleep in children. OT Practice.

           

Caracci, H. & Reynolds, S. (2019). Using an intensive-dosing model of sensory integration in outpatient pediatric settings: How and why to change practice based on evidence. SensorNet 

 

Caracci, H., Reynolds, S., & Ivey, C. (2018). Clinical reasoning for pediatric occupational therapy dosage decision making. OT Practice.

 

Reynolds, S. & Andelin, L. (2018). Supporting Children with Sensory Processing Differences and their Families. OT Practice, 23(12). 10-15. (Feature)

 

Reynolds, S. & Burgess, M.E. (2016). First-Ever Pill-Swallowing Clinic a Success at Barth Syndrome 2016 Conference. Barth Syndrome Journal, 16(2), 10.

 

Burgess, M.E. & Reynolds, S. (2016). Pill Swallowing Tip Sheet. Published online at https://www.barthsyndrome.org/living-with-barth-syndrome/fact-sheets

 

Deboth, K.K., Lane, S.J, & Reynolds, S. (2016). Innovative uses of physiological measures in sensory processing research and practice. SIS Quarterly Practice Connections, 1(1), 7-9

 

Deboth, K.K., Benevides, T., Lane, S.J. & Reynolds, S. (2015). Using Physiological Measurements in Sensory Processing and Integration Research. Sensory Integration Special Interest Section Quarterly Newsletter, 11, 1-4.

 

Lane, S.J., Mailloux, Z., Reynolds, S., & Smith Roley, S. (2015). Patterns of sensory integration dysfunction in specific populations: Evidence based identification. OT Practice (Continuing Education Article).

 

Burgess, M.E. & Reynolds, S. (2015). Decoding Mealtime Stresses: Feeding and Eating Behaviors in Boys with Barth. Barth Syndrome Journal, 15(1), 9-10.

 

Reynolds, S., Watling, R., Zapletal, A.L., & May-Benson, T. (2012). Sensory Integration in Entry-Level Occupational Therapy Education. Sensory Integration Special Interest Section Quarterly Newsletter, 35(4), 1-4.

 

Reynolds, S., Kreider, C., & Bendixen, R.M. (2011). Sensory-based Issues in Children with Barth Syndrome. Barth Syndrome Journal, 11(2), 9.

 

Reynolds, S. & Lane, S.J. (2011). Research Brief: Is there a relationship between sensory responsiveness and problem sleep behaviors in children with autism spectrum disorders? Sensory Integration Special Interest Section Quarterly Newsletter, 34(1), 1-4.

 

Lane, S.J.; Lynn, J.Z., & Reynolds, S. (2010). Sensory Modulation: A Neuroscience and Behavioral Overview. OT Practice, 15(10) CE-1-CE-8.

 

Reynolds, S. (2010). Sensory Resources from AOTA. Sensory Integration Special Interest Section Quarterly Newsletter, 33(1), 3-4.

 

Reynolds, S. & Lane, S. J. (2010). Grant Writing for OT Practitioners. OT Practice, 15(5) 7-12.

 

Koomar, J.,  Miller, L.J., Schoen, S., Brett-Green, B., Schaaf, R., Benevides, T., Lane, S., Reynolds, S., Parham, D.,  May-Benson, T., Teasdale, A., Mailloux, Z. Smith Roley, S., Blanche, E., Bodison, S. (2008). Collaborative Research Programs in Sensory Integration. Sensory Integration Special Interest Section Quarterly Newsletter, 31(4).

 

Reynolds, S. (2006). Get in the game! Participation in sports for children on the autism spectrum. OT Practice, 11(20), 13–17.

 

Reynolds, S. (2006). Sensory Processing Disorders and Sensory Integration Treatment: Key things for parents to know. Commonwealth Parenting Newsletter, XXI (3), p. 2.

 

ABSTRACTS (PUBLISHED/PEER REVIWED)

 

Reynolds, S., Lane, S.J, Burgess, M.E., & Hymowitz, N. (2016). Sensory and motor-based feeding issues in boys with Barth Syndrome, International Scientific and Medical Conference of the Barth Syndrome Foundation, July 17-23, Clearwater, Florida.

 

Reynolds, S., Urruela, M., & Devine, D.P. (2014). Effects of Environmental Enrichment on Repetitive Behaviors in the BTBR T+tf/J Mouse Model of Autism, International Meeting for Autism Research, May 15-17, Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Reynolds, S., Lane, S.J., & Mullen, B. (2014). A pilot study of the Vayu Vest: Effects of deep pressure stimulation on performance and physiological arousal, International Meeting for Autism Research, May 15-17, Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Reynolds, S. Cameron, S., Mackiewicz, C., Millette, A., Urruela, M., Devine, D.P. (2012) Effects of environmental enrichment on autism-related behaviors in the BTBR T+Tf/J mouse, International Meeting for Autism Research, May 16-19, Toronto, Canada.

 

Reynolds, S., Millette, A., Devine, D.P. (2011) Sensory and motor characterization in the post-natal valproate rat model of autism, Society for Neuroscience, November 12, Washington, DC.

 

Lane, S.J. & Reynolds, S. (2011). Anxiety, arousal and sensory processing in children with ASD, International Meeting for Autism Research. March 12-14, San Diego, CA.

 

 

Reynolds, S. & Lane, S.J. (2011). The relationship between sensory processing, physiological stress, and sleep quality in children with autism spectrum disorder, International Meeting for Autism Research. March 12-14, San Diego, CA.

 

Schoen, S. A., Miller, L. J., Brett-Green, B., Reynolds, S., & Lane, S. J. (2008). Arousal and reactivity in children with sensory processing disorder and autism spectrum disorder. Psychophysiology, 45, S102.

 

Reynolds, S. (2007). Stress and anxiety in ADHD: Links to sensory over-responsivity. Dissertation Abstracts International, 68 (08B), p. 5180. Access No (AAI3279440)

 

 

BOOK CHAPTERS AUTHORED

                       

Lane, S.J. & Reynolds, S. (2019). Sensory Discrimination. In Bundy, A. & Lane, S.J. (Eds) Sensory Integration Theory and Practice, 3rd Edition. FA Davis: Philadelphia, PA

 

Schoen, S., Lane, S.J., Miller, L.J, & Reynolds, S. (2019). Research in Sensory Integration and Processing. In Bundy, A. & Lane, S.J. (Eds) Sensory Integration Theory and Practice, 3rd Edition. FA Davis, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Reynolds, S. (2018). Occupational Therapy Intervention for Individuals with ASD: Promoting Rest and Sleep. In Watling, R. & Spitzer, S. (Eds) Autism: A Comprehensive Occupational Therapy Approach, 3rd Edition. AOTA Press.

 

                        Lane, S.J. & Reynolds, S. (2015).  Sensory Disorders. In Encyclopedia                                                                   of theory in Psychology. Sage.

 

Lane, S.J. & Reynolds, S. (2014). Sensory Modulation. In Paris, B. & Murray Slutsky, C. (Eds.) Exploring the Spectrum of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders – Intervention Strategies. Hammill Institute on Disabilities Publishers.

 

 

GRANT ACTIVITIES

 

  1. 1. a. Current Research Support
  2. 1.b. Completed Research Support (chronological order)

 

Funding Title: Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (Parent K01)

Project Title: Impact of multisensory function on symptomatology in young children with ASD

Award Amount: $783,664 (Direct costs: $725,616)

Agency: NIH/NIMH (1 K01 MH113819)

Role: Consultant/Mentor

Dates: 06/01/2018- 05/31/2022

 

 

Title: The effect of sensory integration treatment on problem behaviors in low-income children.

Agency: Jesse Ball DuPont Fund

Award Amount: $4000

Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Dates: August 2005-May 2006

 

Title: Stress and Anxiety in ADHD: Links to sensory modulation dysfunction.

Agency: VCU A.D. Williams Research Fund

Award Amount: $14,700

Role: Principal Investigator

Dates: July 2006-December 2007

 

Title: Stress and Anxiety in ADHD: Links to sensory modulation dysfunction.

Agency: VCU General Clinical Research Center (GCRC grant M01 RR00065, NCRR, NIH).

Award: Project support for study including analysis of salivary samples and biostatistician support.

Dates: July 2006-December 2007

 

 

Title: F.E.E.T: Focus on Early Educator Training for Children with Special Needs

Agency: Department of Health and Human Service,

Sub-award from the Partnership for Persons with Disabilities

Award Amount: $15,000

Role: Project Leader

Dates: September 2007-December 2009

 

Title: Enhancing Self-regulation and Social Competence in Head Start Children.

Agency: VCU Council for Community Engagement

Award: $15,000

Role: Principal Investigator

Dates: July 2008-July 2009

 

Title: Physiological and Neuroendocrine Reactivity in Children with Autism.

Agency: A.D. Williams Research Fund

Award Amount: $14,946

Role: Principal Investigator

Dates: April 2008-August 2010

 

Title: Physiological and Neuroendocrine Reactivity in Children with Autism.

Agency: VCU General Clinical Research Center (GCRC grant M01 RR00065, NCRR, NIH).

Award: Project support for study including analysis of salivary samples and biostatistician support.

Dates: April 2008- August 2010

 

Project Title: An investigation into the neurobiological basis of sensory processing disorders

Agency: National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research and the National Institute of

Neurological Disorders and Stroke (K12 HD055929) Rehabilitation Research Career Development   Program

Award Amount: ~$300,000

Role: Scholar

Dates:  February 2010-2013

 

Project Title: Examining the impact of sensory-based tasks on arousal, attention and performance

Award Amount: $40,000

Agency: Virginia Commonwealth University, Presidential Research Initiative Program (PRIP)

Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Dates: July 2012-December 2013

 

Title: Changing Disability Culture in Ghana through Early Identification and Early Intervention

Award Amount: $1000

Agency: Virginia Commonwealth University, Service-Learning

Role: PI

Dates: January 2014-May 2014

 

Program Title: Child Development in a Developing Country: Occupational Therapy Study

Abroad in Ghana

Award Amount: $19,980

Agency: Virginia Commonwealth University, Global Education Office

Role: Program Director/PI

Dates: March 2013- September 2014

 

Project Title: A systematic investigation into sensory and motor based feeding issues in boys with     Barth Syndrome

Award Amount: $18,372

Agency: Barth Syndrome Foundation

Role: PI

Dates: May 2014-April 2015

 

Title: Effects of Deep Pressure on Arousal and Attention in Persons with Autism

Award Amount: $49,690

Agency: American Occupational Therapy Foundation

Role: PI

Dates: July 2015-Dec 2016 (6 month no-cost extension granted)

 

 

Research Labs

Sensory Processing and Stress Evaluation Lab