Rachel Gordon

Contact

rxg612@case.edu

Other Information

Research Areas: Clinical Psychology PhD

Rachel Gordon headshot
Research Advisors:
Sandra Russ & Anastasia Dimitropoulos

Research Interests: I am interested in working with children and families affected by developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder and Prader-Willi Syndrome. I hope to support social, emotional, and family well-being through integrating evidence-based practices directly into family and community systems. Specifically, I am interested in examining the impacts of play therapy on various developmental and social outcomes, through identifying mechanisms of change and providing parent and community-based training opportunities.

Selected Recent Publications & Presentations: Wainer, A., Budenske, J., Gordon, R. (In Preparation). Evaluation of Access to Early Intervention for Families of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Gordon, R., Ocampo, E., Smith, D., Budenske, J., Wainer, A. (April, 2021). Access to Early Interventions and Services for Families of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Poster presented at the 54th Annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Kansas City, MO.

Wainer, A., Gordon, R., Borowy, A., Walton, K. (May, 2021) Rethinking Stakeholder Roles in ASC Early Interventions: The Development of a Stakeholder Driven Early Intervention Research Agenda. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting for the International Society for Autism Research, Boston, MA.

Ocampo, E., Gordon, R., Smith, D., Budenske, J., Wainer, A. (May, 2021). Access to Interventions and Services for Families of Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting for the International Society for Autism Research, Boston, MA.

Wainer, A., Walton, K., Beard, M., Borowy, A., Gordon, R., Petrill, S. (May, 2020) Moving From Participants to Engaged Collaborators: Designing and Piloting a Stakeholder Developed Research Consultation Model. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting for the International Society for Autism Research, Boston, MA.