Karla Ausderau

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Karla Ausderau, PhD, OTR/L

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Karla Ausderau, PhD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor
Kinesiology
Occupational Therapy (OT)

3195 Medical Sciences Center  binoculars icon
1300 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706
Office: 608/262-0653

kausderau@wisc.edu
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Education

Postdoctoral Research Associate,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Ph D, Occupational Science
University of Southern California, Division of Occupational Science

MA, Occupational Therapy
University of Southern California, Division of Occupational Science

BA, Occupational Therapy
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Madison, WI


 

 

Research Interests

• Studying daily occupations, specifically eating and mealtimes, among families and children with autism spectrum disorders to elucidate the impact on the child’s health, family wellness, and overall daily participation • Researching sensory features in children with autism spectrum disorder, including their development and the impact on daily participation

Grants and Sponsorships

  • 2014-2017 - "School Age Parents' Grant - Inspire," Awarded By: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Sponsor Type: State, Karla Auserdau, Supporting.
  • 2014-2015 - "The Development Of A Comprehensive Feeding Assessment For Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders," Awarded By: Graduate School, Sponsor Type: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Karla Auserdau, Principal.
  • 2013-2014 - "The Impact Of Feeding Disorders In Children With Autism On Mother Well-Being," Awarded By: Virginia Horne Henry Fund, Sponsor Type: Private, Karla Auserdau, Principal.
  • 2012-2014 - "The Assessment Of Feeding Disorders And Impact On Family Mealtimes In Children With Autism," Karla Auserdau, Principal.
    Abstract: The aims of this pilot study will be to define specific patterns, associated behaviors, and severity of feeding disorders in children with ASD and establish associations among those characteristics with their growth, dietary status, and family outcomes. Characterizing feeding disorders is a critical step in developing appropriate assessment and intervention practices for promoting the healthy development of children with ASD.

Publications

  • Juarez, M., Bartling, K., Ehlers, K., Rego, A., Rusin, T., & Ausderau, K.K. (2014). Let’s Go Out to Eat! Creating a Sensory-Friendly Dining Experience for Children With ASDs and Their Families. OT Practice.
  • Auserdau, K., & Juarez, M. (2013). The Impact of Autism Spectrum Disorder on Family Mealtimes. ICAN: Infant Child and Adolescent Nutrition. 5(5), 315-323.
    Online Publication/Abstract
  • Bartling, K., & Auserdau, K. (2013). When it’s okay to play with your food: Providing sensory experiences around mealtimes for children with gastrostomy tubes. OT Practice, 18(12), 12-17.
    Online Publication/Abstract
  • Auserdau, K., Sideris, J., Furlong, M., Little, L.M., Bulluck, J., & Baranek, G.T. (2013). Survey of Sensory Features in Children with ASD: Factor Structure of the Sensory Experience Questionnaire (3.0). Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. pp. 1-11.
  • Patten, E., Auserdau, K., Watson, L., & Baranek, G.T. (2013). Sensory Response Patterns in Nonverbal Children with Autism. Autism Research and Treatment.
    Online Publication/Abstract
  • Auserdau, K., & Baranek, G.T. (2012). The Sensory Experiences Questionnaire 3.0. Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Verlag Berlin Heidelberg: Springer Publications.
    Online Publication/Abstract
  • Martin, G.E., Auserdau, K., Raspa, M., Bishop, E., Mallya, U., & Bailey Jr., D.B. (2012). Therapy Service Use Among Individuals with Fragile X Syndrome: Findings from a U.S. Parent Survey. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities Research.
  • Novak, P., Van Rooyen, K., Ausderau, K.K., Miller, J., & Cullinane, D. (2011). Weight Control Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disabilities. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 111(9), A39.
  • Feeney, S., Ayoob, K., Kleinman, R.E., Auserdau, K., & Miller, J. (2010). Using Physical Assessment When Assessing Nutrional Statu. ICAN: Infant, Child, & Adolescent Nutrition. 2(2), 100-105.
  • Novak, P., Wilson, K.E., Auserdau, K., & Cullinane, D. The Use of Blenderized Tube Feedings. Unpublished Manuscript, University of Wisconsin, Madison. 1(1), 21-23.
  • Ausderau, K.K., Furlong, M., Sideris, J., Bulluck, J., Little, L.l., Watson, L.R., Boyd, B.A., Belger, A., & Baranek, G.T. Sensory Subtypes in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Latent Profile Transition Analysis using a National Survey of Sensory Features. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.
  • Little, L.M., Sideris, J., Auserdau, K., & Baranek, G.T. (in press). Activity Participation Among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. American Journal of Occupational Therapy.
  • Baranek, G.T., Little, L.M., Parham, D., Auserdau, K., & Sabatos-DeVito, M. (in press). Sensory Features in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders 4rd edition. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Presentations

  • Auserdau, K., Presenter & Author, & Juarez, M., Author Only (2014). The Impact of Autism Spectrum Disorders and Feeding Challenges on Family Mealtimes, Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, World Federation of Occupational Therapy, Yokohama, Japan.
  • Auserdau, K., Presenter & Author, Sideris, J., Author Only, Little, L.M., Author Only, Furlong, M., Author Only, Bulluck, J.T., Author Only, & Baranek, G.T., Author Only (2013). Sensory Subtypes in Children with ASD and Associated Outcomes: Latent Profile Transition Analysis Using a National Survey of Sensory Features, International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), International Society for Autism Research (INSAR), San Sebastian, Spain.
  • Auserdau, K., Presenter & Author (2013). Narrative, Phenomenological and Ethnographic Approaches to Studying Human Action in Context, American Occupational Therapy Association 90th Annual Conference (AOTA), American Occupational Therapy Association, San Diego, California.
  • Auserdau, K., Presenter & Author, Furlong, M., Author Only, Sideris, J., Author Only, Little, L.M., Author Only, Bulluck, J.T., Author Only, & Baranek, G.T., Author Only (2013). Characterizing Sensory Features in Children with ASD: Behavior and Physiology, Gatlinburg Conference on Research & Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, NICHD R13HD38335, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Benedict, R., Presenter & Author, Larson, E., Presenter & Author, Auserdau, K., Presenter & Author, Farrar-Edwards, D., Author Only, & Chen, R., Presenter & Author (2012, November 2). Update on Current Occupational Therapy Research: Autism: Caregiving, Sensory Features & Feeding; Cerebral Palsy: Interventions, Child & Caregiver Outcomes; Stroke: Disparities & Treatment, Annual Conference of the Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association, Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association, MIddleton, WI.
  • Auserdau, K., Presenter & Author, Sideris, J., Author Only, Little, L.M., Author Only, & Baranek, G.T., Author Only (2012). Sensory Subtypes in Children with ASD: Latent Profile Analysis using a National Survey of Sensory Features, International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), International Society for Autism Research (INSAR), Toronto, Ontario.
  • Auserdau, K., Presenter & Author, Sideris, J., Author Only, Little, L.M., Author Only, & Baranek, G.T., Author Only (2012). National Survey of Sensory Features in Children with ASD: Sensory Experience Questionnaire (3.0) Sensory Factors and Associated Outcomes, American Occupational Therapy Association 90th Annual Conference (AOTA), American Occupational Therapy Association, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Auserdau, K., Presenter & Author, Sideris, J., Author Only, Little, L.M., Author Only, & Baranek, G.T., Author Only (2012). National Survey of Sensory Features in Children with ASD: Sensory Patterns Association with Autism Severity, Gatlinburg Conference on Research & Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, NICHD R13HD38335, Annapolis, MD.

Departmental Service

  • Department of Kinesiology Merit Committee
    Dates of Membership: 2014 - Pres.
  • Committee Member.

  • Department of Kinesiology Tactical Planning Committee
    Dates of Membership: 2014 - Pres.
  • Committee Member.

  • Department of Kinesiology Graduate Studies Committee
  • Committee Member. Period of Service: 2012 - Pres.

  • Department of Kinesiology Scholarship Committee
  • Committee Member. Period of Service: 2012 - Pres.

  • Occupational Therapy Admissions Committee

  • Occupational Therapy Appeals Committee
  • Committee Member. Period of Service: 2013 - Pres.

  • Occupational Therapy Graduate Program Committee
  • Committee Member. Period of Service: 2012 - Pres.

Awards and Honors

  • Training in Grantsmanship for Rehabilitation Research (TIGRR)
    Organization: NICHD 1T15HD074546-01
    Date(s): January 2013
  • Theodore Tjossem Postdoctoral Fellow Award
    Organization: 45th Annual Gatlinburg Conference
    Date(s): March 2012
  • Postdoctoral Scholar Award for Research Excellence
    Organization: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Date(s): September 2011

Memberships

  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • International Society for Autism Research (INSAR)
  • National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)
  • The Society for the Study of Occupation (SSO)
    Position Held: Communication and Membership Committee
  • Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association (WOTA)
  • World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT)
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