Karen Riley

  • Biographical Description


    • Dr. Riley is the Dean for the Morgridge College of Educational at the University of Denver. Her education includes a B.S. in Psychology from Colorado State University; a M.A. in Early Childhood SpecialEducation from the University of Denver and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Child and Family Studies from the University of Denver. She completed a two year post-doctoral fellowship at The Children’s Hospital in Denver in the Fragile X Treatment and Research Center and subsequently worked
      at the Child Development Unit within The Children’s Hospital. She currently has
      a dual faculty appointment in the Child, Family and School Psychology Program
      and the Curriculum Studies and Teaching Program.

      Dr. Riley currently serves on the Clinical and Scientific Advisory Board for the National Fragile X Foundation. She is also a member of the ad hoc research committee for the National Fragile X Syndrome Clinic and has authored the Fragile X School Services
      Guidelines and Toileting issues in fragile X syndrome which are part of PracticeGuidelines for Fragile X-associated Disorders. She has recently been contracted to develop and implement a training program for teachers in Guatemala. This pre-service program will be a part of the university teachers’ program and will focus on how to work with children with neurodevelopmental disorders.

      She has over 15 years of experience in teaching and administration of early childhood special education programs. She has an additional 15 years of experience working with children who have neurodevelopmental disorders and their families. She is currently the PI on a Professional Development grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as
      well as an educational game development grant from DARPA. She has been and is currently involved in several psychopharmacological studies and other research projects related to fragile X syndrome and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Particular areas of interest and expertise include assessment and intervention of infants and preschoolers, curriculum development, school consultation, behavioral interventions and low incidence disabilities. She lectures extensively throughout the US as well as internationally, on behavioral and educational interventions for children with neurodevelopmental disorders primarily those with fragile X syndrome.

       

       

       

       

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Recent Publications


    • Kubicek, L., Riley, K., Coleman, J., Miller, G. & Linder, T. (2013). Assessing
      the emotional quality of parent-child relationships involving young children
      with special needs: applying the constructs of emotional availability and
      expressed emotion. Journal of Infant Mental Health,34: 242–256..
      10.1002/imhj.21384

      Braden, M., Riley, K., & Berry-Kravis, E. (2012). Fragile X School Services Guidelines.
      Practice Guidelines for Fragile X-associated Disorders, Fragile X Research and Clinic Consortium, http://www.fxcrc.org/index.php/document-library.

      Jordan, S., Miller, G.E., & Riley, K. (2011).Dialogic Reading with parents of young children with Down syndrome: Strategies for enhancement. Teaching Young
      Exceptional Children,14(4):19-30. DOI 10.1177/1096250611425025 

      Riley, K. (2011).Infusing etiology into intervention: a model for translational research in education. In Fiddler, D. (Ed.), International Review of Research in
      Developmental Disabilities. (pp. 261-292). Oxford: Academic Press Elsevier. 

      Riley, K ., Picker, J., & Ramzi, N. (2011, June). Toileting issues in fragile X syndrome. Practice Guidelines for Fragile X-associated Disorders, Fragile X Research and
      Clinic Consortium, http://www.fxcrc.org/index.php/document-library.

      Bolton, C., Cass, M., Jenkins, J., Koshak, M., Peir, E., Riley, K., et al. (2011, Spring). STOP fetal alcohol syndrome together (STOP FAST). Colorado Society of
      School Psychologist Newsletter,25(2):11-12.

      Stevens, L., Tartaglia, N., Hagerman, R.J. & Riley, K. (2010). Clinical report: An individual with Down syndrome, fragile X syndrome, and autism. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 33(3):1-5.

      Riley, K., Sudhalter, V., Braden, M. (2010). Assessment considerations for children with fragile X syndrome. The National Fragile X Foundation Quarterly. San Francisco: The National Fragile X Foundation.

      Schell-Frank, D., Link, S., Chambers, T., Coleman, T., Dell, P., Girten, L., Hartman, L., Hill, S., Joseph, G., Kane, A., Martin, M., Riley, K., Shen, W., Sickel, E., & Smith, S. (2009). Preschool inclusion practices. Denver: Colorado Department of Education.

      Riley, K. (2009) Introduction for Transtorno de conducta en la SXF. Barcelona, Spain: Department d'Educasio'! Universitats de la Generalitat de Catalunya.

      Riley, K. (2008). Report writing: Structure, process, and case studies. In Linder T, Transdisciplinary playbased assessment. Baltimore: Paul H. Brooks.

      Riley, K. (2008). A holistic approach to toilet training. The National Fragile X Foundation Quarterly. San Francisco: The National Fragile X Foundation.

      Olsen, J., Wonner, R., Sidell, K., Tolkacz, A., Ryan, M., Wengrovious, C., Kane, A., Kavlie, L., Jordan, S., Jack, C., & Riley, K. (2008, March). Navigating the supplemental security income system. Communique pp.1-3.

      Athanasiou, M. S. & Riley, K. (2008). Best practices in personnel preparation for early childhood service. In A. Thomas & J. Grimes (Eds.), Best practices in school psychology (pp. 2041 -2052). Bethesda: The National Association of School Psychologists.

      Braden, M. & Riley, K. (2007). Get out while the getting is good. The National Fragile X Foundation Quarterly. San Francisco: The National Fragile X Foundation.

      Riley, K. (2007). Navigating SSI for your child: special topics pamphlet. San Francisco: The National Fragile X Foundation.

       

       

  • Recent Presentations


    • Riley,K., Lopez Lopez, C., Hammond, K., Judith,J., Alhas, S., Merrien, F., Zhu,L., Apostol, G. (October, 2013). A unique educational iPad application and assessment tool for evaluating reading skills in adolescents and young adults with fragile X syndrome. FRAXA Investigators Meeting, Southbridge, MA. 

      Lopez Lopez, C., Riley, K., Hammond, K., Judith,J., Alhas, S., Merrien, F., Zhu,L., Apostol, G. (October, 2013). A novel reading intervention protocol to assess efficacy of mavoglurant (AFQ056) in improving cognition in adolescents and young adults with fragile X syndrome. FRAXA Investigators Meeting, Southbridge, MA.

      Agans, L., Riley, K., Seidel, K. & Korach, S. (November, 2012). Making grants work for you, instead of just working for grants. University Council for Education Administration Convention, Denver, Colorado.

      Riley, K. & Dixon-Webber, J. (July, 2012). Finding adult services in your state. Presented at the 13th National Fragile X Conference, Miami, Florida.

      Braden, M. & Riley, K. (July, 2012).Behavioral interventions, an examination of anxiety. Presented at the 13th National Fragile X Conference, Miami, Florida.

      Epstein, J. & Riley, K. (July, 2012). Toilet training. Presented at the 13th National Fragile X Conference, Miami, Florida.

      Riley, K (July, 2012). RTI and evidence based interventions. Presented at the 13th National Fragile X Conference, Miami, Florida.

      Coleman, J. & Riley, K. (July, 2010) Expressed emotion in mothers of children with fragile X syndrome. Presented at the 12th National Fragile X Conference, Detroit, Michigan.

      Riley, K. (July, 2010). Dialogic reading: An intervention for language and literacy. Presented at the 12th National Fragile X Conference, Detroit, Michigan.

      Riley, K., Epstein, J., & O'Connor, R. (July, 2010). Toileting issues in fragile X syndrome. Presented at the 12th National Fragile X Conference, Detroit, Michigan.

      Braden, M., Riley, K., & Hall, S. (July, 2010). How to address behavioral issues for individuals with fragile X syndrome. Presented at the 12th National Fragile X Conference, Detroit, Michigan.

      Braden, M., Riley, K., & Hall, S. (July, 2010). Preconference workshop for professionals: How to address behavioral issues for individuals with fragile X syndrome. Presented at the 12th National Fragile X Conference, Detroit, Michigan.

      Riley, K. (April, 2010). A sensible approach to behavioral problems in the home. Presented at Primer Congreso Internacional Autismo y Sindrome X Fragil. Guadalajara, Mexico.

      Riley, K. (February, 2010). Adults with fragile X syndrome and/or autism: A look at functional skills. Presented at 5th Special Education Conference Guatemala. Guatemala City Guatemala.

      Riley, K. (February, 2010). Self-regulation and sensory diets in classroom and home environments. Presented at 5th Special Education Conference Guatemala. Guatemala City Guatemala.

      Riley, K. (February, 2010). Reading and writing interventions for children with Autism, fragile X syndrome and Down syndrome. Presented at 5th Special Education Conference Guatemala. Guatemala City Guatemala.

      Riley, K. (February, 2010). Self-regulation and sensory diets in classroom and home environments. Presented at 5th Special Education Conference Guatemala. Guatemala City Guatemala.

      Albanes, J., Asmuth, E., Cerezo, A., Figueroa, S., Gallagher, J., Murtaugh, E., Prince, K., Riazi, L., Rice, M., Rothanzl, K., Slason, E., & Riley, K. (November, 2009). 47, XXY: A Guide for School Psychologists. Presented at Colorado Society of School Psychologists. Beaver Creek, CO.

       

       

       

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