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Angela Barber

Department Chair
Associate Professor


Education

  • PhD, Florida State University, 2008
  • MS, Missouri State University, 2000
  • BS, Missouri State University, 1998

Research Areas

  • Early autism identification and intervention in rural areas of Alabama
  • Comparison and construct validity among repetitive behavior and language measurement tools in young children with ASD
  • Research fidelity of early autism interventions
  • Cultural variations of first words

About

Office Hours

By appointment

Selected Publications

Rogers, S. J., Stahmer, A., Talbott, M., Young, G., Fuller, E., Pellecchia, M., Barber, A.B. & Griffith, E. (2020). Feasibility of Delivering Parent-Implemented NDBI Interventions in Low Resource Regions: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Study.

Phillipas, A., Barber, A.B., Blakeney, A., Buster, J., Callori, S., Cole, B…..Greer, M. (2021). Autism Spectrum Disorders: Developing State Guidelines for Service. IDEA Infant and Toddler Coordinators Association Position Statement.

Amaral, D. G., & de Vries, P. J. (2020). COVID?19 and Autism Research: Perspectives from Around the Globe. Autism Research, 13(6), 844.

Barber, A.B., Yerby, L.G., Tomeny, T., Baker, L.K., Morales-Aleman, M. (2020). Exploring rural and urban caregiver descriptions of autism symptoms and etiology. International Journal of Disability, Development, and Education.

Barber, A., Cook, C., Swineford, L., Belew, A. (2020). Effects of Project ImPACT Parent Mediated Intervention on the Expressive Vocabulary of Young Children with ASD. Perspectives in Language and Learning, ASHA.

Faught, G. G., Conners, F. A., Barber, A. B., & Price, H. R. (2016). Addressing phonological memory in language therapy with clients who have Down syndrome: Perspectives of speech-language pathologists. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 51(6), 703-714. doi: 10.1111/1460-6984.12241

Barber, A. B., Saffo, R. W., Gilpin, A. T., Craft, L. D., & Goldstein, H. (2016). Peers as clinicians: Examining the impact of Stay Play Talk on social communication in young preschoolers with autism. Journal of communication disorders, 59, 1-15.

*Pierucci, J.M., Barber, A.B., Crisler, M.E., Gilpin, A.T., & Klinger, L.G. (2014). Play constructs and developmental skills in children with autism spectrum disorder. Focus on Autism and other Developmental Disabilities.

Griffin, M. A., Albertson, D., & Barber, A. B. (2014). A video digital library to support rural physicians’ decision-making about autism. The Code4Lib Journal, Issue 23, 2014-01-17.

Pierucci, J. M., O’Brien, C. T., McInnis, M. A., Gilpin, A. T., & Barber, A. B. (2014). Fantasy orientation constructs and related executive function development in preschool: Developmental benefits to executive functions by being a fantasy-oriented child. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 38(1), 62-69.

Barber, A. (2013). Multilinguistic components of spelling: An overview. SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, 20(4), 124-128.

Barber, A.B., Wetherby, A.M., Chambers, N.W. (2011). Brief Report: Repetitive behaviors in young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and developmentally similar peers: A follow up to Watt et al. (2008). Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 10.1007

Morgan, L., Wetherby, A., & Barber, A. (2008). Repetitive and stereotyped movements in children with autism spectrum disorders late in the second year of life. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 49(8), 826-837.

Watt, N., Wetherby, A., Barber, A., & Morgan, L. (2008). Repetitive and stereotyped behaviors in children with autism spectrum disorders in the second year of life. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 38(8), 1518-1533.

Barber, A., Cook, C., Swineford, L., Belew, A. Effects of Project ImPACT Parent Mediated Intervention on the Expressive Vocabulary of Young Children with ASD. (accepted). Perspectives in Language and Learning, ASHA.

Barber, A. Preparing future autism professionals: Effective SLP graduate student training. (submitted).Teaching and Learning in CSD.

Manwaring, S. & Barber, A.B. (2018). Speech Language Pathology Treatments for ASD. Robert Rieske (Ed.), Handbook for Interdisciplinary Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder.