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Susan Mayes

TitleProfessor
InstitutionCollege of Medicine
DepartmentPsychiatry
Address500 University Drive Hershey PA 17033
Phone7175318338

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PREFERRED TITLE/ROLE:



Psychologist, Professor of Psychiatry



EDUCATION:



Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania (1982)

Internship, Psychology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (1976)



NARRATIVE:



Susan Mayes, Ph.D., is Chief Psychologist and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Mayes earned her BA from Mount Holyoke College and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Mayes is a certified school psychologist, licensed psychologist, and former elementary and special education teacher. She has 39 years experience with children who have autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Mayes has evaluated over 3,000 children in her diagnostic clinic, and has earned awards for scoring at the 99th percentile in patient satisfaction. She has published over 75 articles on the diagnosis, treatment, and psychological functioning of children with autism, ADHD, and other neurodevelopmental disorders and has published diagnostic instruments, including the Checklist for Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Mayes Hyperactivity Observation System. Dr. Mayes has been invited to speak at national conferences, has presented at over 50 scientific meetings, and wrote the lead chapter for the book Learning and Behavior Problems in Asperger Syndrome. Dr. Mayes is on the editorial board for Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders and serves as a reviewer for several other journals. Dr. Mayes was a member of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Autism Assessment and Diagnosis Expert Work Group and a member of the Assessment Work Group jointly sponsored by DPW and Pennsylvania Department of Education. Dr. Mayes is also the autism spokesperson in the autism awareness DVDs developed by the Bureau of Autism Services.


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  1. Mayes SD, Gordon M, Calhoun SL, Bixler EO. Long-term temporal stability of measured inattention and impulsivity in typical and referred children. J Atten Disord. 2014 Jan; 18(1):23-30.
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  2. Calhoun SL, Fernandez-Mendoza J, Vgontzas AN, Mayes SD, Tsaoussoglou M, Rodriguez-Muñoz A, Bixler EO. Learning, attention/hyperactivity, and conduct problems as sequelae of excessive daytime sleepiness in a general population study of young children. Sleep. 2012 May; 35(5):627-32.
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  3. Murray MJ, Mayes SD, Smith LA. Brief report: excellent agreement between two brief autism scales (Checklist for Autism Spectrum Disorder and Social Responsiveness Scale) completed independently by parents and the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised. J Autism Dev Disord. 2011 Nov; 41(11):1586-90.
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  4. Calhoun SL, Vgontzas AN, Fernandez-Mendoza J, Mayes SD, Tsaoussoglou M, Basta M, Bixler EO. Prevalence and risk factors of excessive daytime sleepiness in a community sample of young children: the role of obesity, asthma, anxiety/depression, and sleep. Sleep. 2011 Apr; 34(4):503-7.
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  5. Mayes SD, Calhoun SL, Murray MJ, Morrow JD, Yurich KK, Cothren S, Purichia H, Bouder JN. Use of Gilliam Asperger's disorder scale in differentiating high and low functioning autism and ADHD. Psychol Rep. 2011 Feb; 108(1):3-13.
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  6. Mattison RE, Mayes SD. Relationships between learning disability, executive function, and psychopathology in children with ADHD. J Atten Disord. 2012 Feb; 16(2):138-46.
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  7. Calhoun SL, Vgontzas AN, Mayes SD, Tsaoussoglou M, Sauder K, Mahr F, Karippot A, Wisner K, Bixler EO. Prenatal and perinatal complications: is it the link between race and SES and childhood sleep disordered breathing? J Clin Sleep Med. 2010 Jun 15; 6(3):264-9.
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  8. Mayes SD, Calhoun SL, Murray MJ, Morrow JD, Yurich KK, Mahr F, Cothren S, Purichia H, Bouder JN, Petersen C. Comparison of scores on the Checklist for Autism Spectrum Disorder, Childhood Autism Rating Scale, and Gilliam Asperger's Disorder Scale for children with low functioning autism, high functioning autism, Asperger's disorder, ADHD, and typical development. J Autism Dev Disord. 2009 Dec; 39(12):1682-93.
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  9. Calhoun SL, Mayes SD, Vgontzas AN, Tsaoussoglou M, Shifflett LJ, Bixler EO. No relationship between neurocognitive functioning and mild sleep disordered breathing in a community sample of children. J Clin Sleep Med. 2009 Jun 15; 5(3):228-34.
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  10. Mayes SD, Calhoun SL, Bixler EO, Vgontzas AN, Mahr F, Hillwig-Garcia J, Elamir B, Edhere-Ekezie L, Parvin M. ADHD subtypes and comorbid anxiety, depression, and oppositional-defiant disorder: differences in sleep problems. J Pediatr Psychol. 2009 Apr; 34(3):328-37.
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  11. Mayes SD, Calhoun SL, Chase GA, Mink DM, Stagg RE. ADHD subtypes and co-occurring anxiety, depression, and oppositional-defiant disorder: differences in Gordon diagnostic system and Wechsler working memory and processing speed index scores. J Atten Disord. 2009 May; 12(6):540-50.
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  12. Mayes SD, Calhoun SL, Bixler EO, Vgontzas AN. Nonsignificance of sleep relative to IQ and neuropsychological scores in predicting academic achievement. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2008 Jun; 29(3):206-12.
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  13. Mayes SD, Calhoun SL. Learning, attention, writing, and processing speed in typical children and children with ADHD, autism, anxiety, depression, and oppositional-defiant disorder. Child Neuropsychol. 2007 Nov; 13(6):469-93.
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  14. Mayes SD, Calhoun SL. WISC-IV and WIAT-II profiles in children with high-functioning autism. J Autism Dev Disord. 2008 Mar; 38(3):428-39.
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  15. Ingram DH, Mayes SD, Troxell LB, Calhoun SL. Assessing children with autism, mental retardation, and typical development using the Playground Observation Checklist. Autism. 2007 Jul; 11(4):311-9.
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  16. Mayes SD, Calhoun SL. WISC-IV and WISC-III profiles in children with ADHD. J Atten Disord. 2006 Feb; 9(3):486-93.
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  17. Mayes SD, Calhoun SL. Test of the definition of learning disability based on the difference between IQ and achievement. Psychol Rep. 2005 Aug; 97(1):109-16.
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  18. Mayes SD, Calhoun SL, Lane SE. Diagnosing children's writing disabilities: different tests give different results. Percept Mot Skills. 2005 Aug; 101(1):72-8.
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  19. Mayes SD, Calhoun SL. Similarities and differences in Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children--Third Edition (WISC-III) profiles: support for subtest analysis in clinical referrals. Clin Neuropsychol. 2004 Dec; 18(4):559-72.
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  20. Mayes SD, Calhoun SL. Analysis of WISC-III, Stanford-Binet:IV, and academic achievement test scores in children with autism. J Autism Dev Disord. 2003 Jun; 33(3):329-41.
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  21. Mayes SD, Calhoun SL. Ability profiles in children with autism: influence of age and IQ. Autism. 2003 Mar; 7(1):65-80.
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  22. Mayes SD, Calhoun SL. The Gordon Diagnostic System and WISC-III Freedom from Distractibility Index: validity in identifying clinic-referred children with and without ADHD. Psychol Rep. 2002 Oct; 91(2):575-87.
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  23. Mayes SD, Krecko VF, Calhoun SL, Vesell HP, Schuch S, Toole WR. Variables related to outcome following child psychiatric hospitalization. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2001 Sep-Oct; 23(5):278-84.
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  24. Steele RG, Mayes S. Commentary: HIV infection and family processes: toward the next generation of research. J Pediatr Psychol. 2001 Sep; 26(6):363-6.
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  25. Mayes SD, Calhoun SL, Crites DL. Does DSM-IV Asperger's disorder exist? J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2001 Jun; 29(3):263-71.
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  26. Mayes SD, Calhoun SL. Non-significance of early speech delay in children with autism and normal intelligence and implications for DSM-IV Asperger's disorder. Autism. 2001 Mar; 5(1):81-94.
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  27. Mayes SD, Calhoun SL, Krecko VF, Vesell HP, Hu J. Outcome following child psychiatric hospitalization. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2001 Feb; 28(1):96-103.
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  28. Mayes SD, Calhoun SL, Crowell EW. Learning disabilities and ADHD: overlapping spectrumn disorders. J Learn Disabil. 2000 Sep-Oct; 33(5):417-24.
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  29. Mayes SD, Calhoun SL. Comparison of scores on two recent editions of the Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration. Percept Mot Skills. 1998 Dec; 87(3 Pt 2):1324-6.
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  30. Mayes SD, Handford HA, Schaefer JH, Scogno CA, Neagley SR, Michael-Good L, Pelco LE. The relationship of HIV status, type of coagulation disorder, and school absenteeism to cognition, educational performance, mood, and behavior of boys with hemophilia. J Genet Psychol. 1996 Jun; 157(2):137-51.
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  31. Mayes SD, Crites DL, Bixler EO, Humphrey FJ, Mattison RE. Methylphenidate and ADHD: influence of age, IQ and neurodevelopmental status. Dev Med Child Neurol. 1994 Dec; 36(12):1099-107.
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  32. Mayes SD, Handford HA, Szczucki D, Schaefer JH. Blood product use by hemophiliacs in relation to AIDS risk awareness and patient variables. Psychosomatics. 1994 Jul-Aug; 35(4):354-60.
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  33. Mayes SD, Bixler EO. Reliability of global impressions for assessing methylphenidate effects in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Percept Mot Skills. 1993 Dec; 77(3 Pt 2):1215-8.
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  34. Mayes SD, Elsesser V, Schaefer JH, Handford HA, Michael-Good L. Sexual practices and AIDS knowledge among women partners of HIV-infected hemophiliacs. Public Health Rep. 1992 Sep-Oct; 107(5):504-14.
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  35. Humphrey FJ, Mayes SD, Bixler EO, Good C. Variables associated with frequency of rumination in a boy with profound mental retardation. J Autism Dev Disord. 1989 Sep; 19(3):435-47.
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  36. Mayes SD, Pelco LE, Campbell CJ. Relationships among pre- and post-injury intelligence, length of coma and age in individuals with severe closed-head injuries. Brain Inj. 1989 Jul-Sep; 3(3):301-13.
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  37. Mayes SD, Humphrey FJ, Handford HA, Mitchell JF. Rumination disorder: differential diagnosis. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1988 May; 27(3):300-2.
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  38. Mayes SD, Handford HA, Kowalski C, Schaefer JH. Parent attitudes and child personality traits in hemophilia: a six-year longitudinal study. Int J Psychiatry Med. 1988; 18(4):339-55.
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  39. Handford HA, Mayes SD, Bixler EO, Mattison RE. Personality traits of hemophilic boys. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 1986 Aug; 7(4):224-9.
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  40. Handford HA, Mayes SD, Bagnato SJ, Bixler EO. Relationships between variations in parents' attitudes and personality traits of hemophilic boys. Am J Orthopsychiatry. 1986 Jul; 56(3):424-34.
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  41. Kales A, Caldwell AB, Cadieux RJ, Vela-Bueno A, Ruch LG, Mayes SD. Severe obstructive sleep apnea--II: Associated psychopathology and psychosocial consequences. J Chronic Dis. 1985; 38(5):427-34.
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