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Leona Oakes

Graduate Student
Entry Year: 2010-2011
Faculty Mentor(s): Rafael Klorman

475 Meliora Hall
(585) 275-0756
Fax: (585) 273-1100

Research Overview

My primary research interest is in interventions for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. As ASD awareness and the diagnosis of the disorder have grown, so has the demand for efficacious treatment. I hope to contribute to this area by developing new interventions and by examining what current interventions work best, why their interventions work, and how we can optimize these interventions.

Selected Publications


  • Oakes, L.A. (2011). Maintenance of treatment effects. In F.R. Volkmar (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Springer.
  • Oakes, L.A. (2011). Structured behavioral interventions. In F.R. Volkmar (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Springer.

Professional Honors and Awards

  • 2010 - Provost Fellowship - University of Rochester