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Terisa Gabrielsen

Terisa Gabrielsen


Associate Professor

Contact Information

Office: 340-A MCKB

Phone: 801-422-5055


My current career comes after 25 years of a previous career teaching business and accounting and raising a family. I am a Utah native, but found a new second home in Philadelphia before coming to BYU.

School Psychology and Autism

Autism, Disabilities, ADHD, Interdisciplinary Treatment and Support, Gifted and Talented, Models of Service Delivery

  • Autism Hero — 2019–
    • Sponsor: Autism Resources of Utah County Coalition (ARUCC)
    • Given to honor contributions to quality of life for individuals and families with autism in the local/regional community.
  • Friend to Speech Language Pathology Award — 2019–
    • Sponsor: Utah Speech and Hearing Association
    • Awarded for notable collaboration across disciplines with speech and language professionals in interdisciplinary evaluation.
  • Best of 2020 (Top Ten Articles) — 2020
    • Sponsor: Pediatrics (Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics)
    • Primary Care Autism Screening and Later Autism Diagnosis Paul S. Carbone, Kathleen Campbell, Jacob Wilkes, Gregory J. Stoddard, Kelly Huynh, Paul C. Young and Terisa P. Gabrielsen DOI: 10.1542/peds.2019-2314 | August 2020
  • School Psychology Professor of the Year — 2013–2016
    • Sponsor: 2016 BYU School Psychology Graduating Cohort
    • Nominated and awarded by the School Psychology graduating cohort.
  • School Psychology Professor of the Year — 2014–2015
    • Sponsor: BYU School Psychology Program, 2015 Graduating Cohort

Development and Examination of a Trainee-Led ECHO Autism Network for Rural Healthcare Provider


Publisher: Taylor and Francis

Journal: Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation

Date: 2022

Assessment of Autism in Females and Nuanced Presentations: Research into Practice

Publisher: Springer Nature

City: New York CIty, New York

Country: USA and international

Date: 2021


Looking Good but Feeling Bad: Camouflaging Behaviors and Mental Health in Women with Autistic Traits

Journal: Autism

Date: 2020


Decision factors for community providers when referring very young children for autism evaluation


Publisher: Elsevier

Editors: Sebastian Gaigg

Volume: 57

Pages: 87-96

Journal: Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Date: 2018


Functional MRI connectivity of children with autism and low verbal and cognitive abilities


Publisher: Biomed Central

Editors: Simon Baron Cohen

Country: United Kingdom

Volume: 9

Issue: 67

Journal: Molecular Autism

Date: 2018


A pilot project utilizing pediatricians as initial diagnosticians in multidisciplinary autism evaluations for young children.

Journal: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Date: 2018

Sticking with it: psychotherapy outcomes for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder in a college counseling center setting

Publisher: International Society for Autism Research

Journal: Autism Research

Date: 2017

Teaching Multi-Step Math Skills to Students with Disabilities Via Video Prompting

Volume: 58

Pages: 31-44

Journal: Research in Developmental Disabilities

Date: 2016

Relationship Between Brain stem Volume and aggression in Children Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Publisher: Elsevier

Volume: 34

Pages: 44-51

Journal: Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Date: 2016

Assessment of autism in school settings

Publisher: SAGE Publications

City: Thousand Oaks, CA

Country: USA

Volume: In press

Journal: SAGE Encyclopedia of Intellectual and Developmental Disorders

Date: 2016

The Autism Fast Start Checklist


Publisher: Autism Council of Utah

City: Salt Lake City

Country: USA

Date: 2015

Using Visual Organizers and Technology: Supporting Executive Functioning and Academics

Publisher: Springer

Editors: Cardon, T.A.

City: New York

Country: United States

Journal: The Use of Technology in the Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders (Autism and Child Psychopathology Series

Date: 2015

ISBN: 978-3319208718

Pathway for the Approach to Managing Behaviors in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)/Developmental Disorders.


Publisher: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Editors: Aileen Schast, PhD and Jane Lavell, MD

City: Philadelphia, PA

Country: USA

Journal: Clinical Pathways

Date: 2014


Evaluating and measuring outcomes: Systematically improving the healthcare experience for individuals with autism spectrum disorder.

Publisher: Charles C. Thomas, Publishers

City: Springfield, IL

Country: USA

Journal: Integrated Health Care for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Interdisciplinary Planning and Delivery of Care.

Date: 2014

Identifying Autism in a Brief Observation

Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics

Journal: Pediatrics

Date: 2014

ISSN: Print, 0031-4005; Online, 1098-4275


The Each Child Study: Comprehensive autism spectrum disorders screening in a pediatric setting


Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics

Editors: Lewis First, MD

City: Elk Grove, Illinois

Country: USA

Volume: 127

Issue: 5

Pages: 866-871

Journal: Pediatrics

Date: 2011


Supporting individuals with autism spectrum disorder in understanding and coping with complex social emotional issues.

Journal: School Psychology International


The power of Harry Potter: A cornerstone for conversation

Publisher: National Association of School Psychologists

Volume: 47

Issue: 3

Pages: 1. 23-25

Journal: Communique

Discrete trial teaching interventions for students with autism: Web-based video modeling for paraprofessionals

Volume: 32

Issue: 3

Journal: Journal of Special Education Technology

Screening and Surveillance

Publisher: Springer

City: New York, NY

Country: USA

Journal: Handbook of Interprofessional Care for Pediatric ASD

ADOS Characterization of a Broad Sample of Women with Autistic Traits

Journal: INSAR 2020 Virtual Meeting

Evaluation of a verbal behavior intervention embedded in play contexts for children with autism

Why Do People Want to Get Married? Marriage Insights from Young LDS Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Publisher: Association of Mormon Counselors and Psychotherapists

Journal: Issues in Religion and Psychotherapy

Primary care autism screening and later autism diagnosis within a large healthcare system

Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics

Volume: 146

Issue: 2

Journal: Pediatrics

Unrelenting depression and suicidality in women with autistic traits

Issue: 50

Pages: 3606-3619

Journal: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

Teaching conversation skills to adults with developmental disabilities using a video-based intervention package

Journal: Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation

Binocular Rivalry in Socially Anxious Adults

Journal: PsyArXiv

Similar overall expression but different profiles of autistic traits, sensory processing and mental health between young adult males and females.

Publisher: Elsevier

Volume: 109

Journal: Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Treatment of comorbid selective mutism and procedural anxiety in pediatric common variable immunodeficiency disease: A case study.

Publisher: APA DIvision 54, Society of

Editors: Jennifer Schroff Pendley and W. Douglas Tynan

City: Washington, DC

Country: USA

Volume: 1

Issue: 2

Pages: 129-136

Journal: Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology


Maternal depression moderated by family resources when children have developmental disabilities

Volume: 11

Pages: 99-120

Journal: Journal of Early Childhood Education Research