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Associate Professor, Director Specialist in School Psychology Program

CFO #811 Office  
940-898-2315  phone | 940-898-2301 fax | email: kdeornellas@twu.edu

Education

Ph.D.

1997

School Psychology - Texas Woman’s University

M.Ed.

1991

Child and Family Counseling – University of North Texas

B.F.A.

1976

Art (Major) English & Education (Minors) – Stephen F. Austin State University

Courses Taught 
Social/Emotional Assessment of Children and Adolescents, Psychopathology of Children and Adolescents, Preschool Assessment, Professional Development in Psychology, Therapeutic Interventions for Children and Adolescents, Advanced Therapeutic Interventions for Children and Adolescents, School-Based Practicum I and II, Counseling Practicum, Research Team, and Internship.

Research Interests                                                                                 
Transition services for students with high functioning autism spectrum disorders; siblings of individuals with autism spectrum disorders; loneliness, anxiety, and depression in adults with autism spectrum disorders.

Recent Publications

  • Rosen, L., Scott, S., & DeOrnellas, K. (in press). Parental Supervision. In L. Ganong & M. Coleman (Eds.), Social history of American families. Sage Publications.
  • Sheahan, B., & DeOrnellas, K. (2012).  Expanding your child’s eating horizons.  Autism Asperger’s Digest, July-August, 36-38.
  • Sheahan, B., & DeOrnellas, K. (2011). What I wish I'd known about raising a child with autism: A Mom and a psychologist offer heartfelt guidance for the first five years. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons.  
  • DeOrnellas, K., & Short, C. Art Therapy. (In press). In S. Goldstein & J. Naglieri (Eds.), Encyclopedia of child behavior and development.
  • DeOrnellas, K., & Short, C. Play Therapy. (In press). In S. Goldstein & J. Naglieri (Eds.), Encyclopedia of child behavior and development.
  • Short, C., & DeOrnellas, K. Asperger Disorder. (In press). In S. Goldstein & J. Naglieri (Eds.), Encyclopedia of child behavior and development.
  • Short, C., & DeOrnellas, K., Draw-A-Person Test. (In press). In S. Goldstein & J. Naglieri (Eds.), Encyclopedia of child behavior and development.
  • Sheahan, B., & DeOrnellas, K.. Draw-A-Person Test (In press).What I wish I'd known about rasing my child with autism. Arliongton, TX: Future Horizons. DeOrnellas, K., Hood, J. B., & Novales, B. (2010). Best practices in assessing and intervening with children with Asperger’s disorder. In D. Miller (Ed.), Best practices in school neuropsychology. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Honors/Grants/Service

  • TWU Institutional Review Board - Member
  • National Association of School Psychologists – Programmer Reviewer

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