Lois M. Black

Senior Scientist

Center for Spoken Language Understanding
OGI School of Science & Engineering
Oregon Health & Science University
20000 N.W. Walker Road, Beaverton, OR 97006
 
 



lmblack@cslu.ogi.edu
   
(503) 748-7033
[voice]
(503) 748-1306 [fax]

http://www.cslu.ogi.edu/

Education

Ph.D. Clinical Psychology        
Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research, New York
M.A.    
Philosophy
Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research, New York
A.B..
Chemistry
The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
B.A.
Philosophy
The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Professional and Research Experience

2008-Present
Research Professor, Division of Biomedical Computer Science and CSLU
2006-2008
Senior Scientist, CSLU
2005-2006
Associate Scientist, CSLU
2002-2005 Senior Research Associate, CSLU
1997-Present Advisory Council Member and Training Faculty, Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders (ICDL), Bethesda, Maryland.
1991-2002 Director. Brooklyn Center for Psychological and Neuropsychological Services, Brooklyn, New York
1997-1999 Faculty Instructor, Institute for Infants, Children & Families of the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services, New York, New York
1991-1994 Faculty Instructor and Supervisor. Postgraduate Center for Mental Health, Clinic for Child, Adolescent, and Family Services, New York, New York.
1991-1992 Coordinator of Neuropsychological and Psychological Evaluation Services. South Shore Counseling and Consultation Services, Wantagh, New York
1988-1990 Neuropsychologist / Clinical Psychologist. North Shore University Hospital, Department of Neurology, Division of Neuropsychology, Infant-Toddler Development Program, Westbury, New York.
1985-1988 Neuropsychological Evaluator and Researcher. Department of Neurology, Division of Neuropsychology, North Shore University Hospital, Preschool Development Program, Westbury, New York.
1984-1985 Neuropsychology Intern. Department of Neurology, Division of Neuropsychology, Center for Neuropsychological Services, North Shore University Hospital, Manhassett, New York.
1983-1984 Clinical Psychology Intern. Queens Children's Psychiatric Center, Bellerose, New York.
1982-1983 Psychotherapist and Psychodiagnostician. The Mount Sinai Hospital, Communication Disorders and Learning Disability Units, New York, New York.
1982-1983 Neuropsychological Evaluator. The Mount Sinai Hospital, Neurosurgery Unit, New York, New York.
1981-1982
Psychological Evaluator.  The New York Hospital, Westchester Division, White Plains, New York
1980-1982 Co-Director. The Margaret S. Mahler Observational Nursery, Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research, New York, New York.
1974-1978 Teaching Assistant. Philosophy Department, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, West Germany.


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Publications

Black, L., van Santen, J., Coulston, R., de Villiers, J. (2009). "Vocal Prosody in Autism: Understanding the Effects of Enhancing Vocal Prosody on Children’s Comprehension and Retention of Story Narratives." International Meeting For Autism Research 2009, Chicago, IL.

Black, L., van Santen, J., Coulston, R., de Villiers, J., Paul, R. (2009). "Processing of Affective Information in Face, Voice, and Situational Contexts in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders."  International Meeting For Autism Research 2009, Chicago, IL.

Tucker Prud′hommeaux, E., van Santen, J., Black, L. (2009)' "Automated Acoustic Analysis of Affective and Pragmatic Prosody in ASD."  International Meeting For Autism Research 2009, Chicago, IL.

Tucker Prud′hommeaux, E., van Santen, J., Black, L. (2009)' "Automated Identification of Stress and Focus Assignment."  International Meeting For Autism Research 2009, Chicago, IL.

van Santen, J.,  Tucker Prud′hommeaux, E., Paul, R., Black, L., Shriberg, L. (2008).  "Expressive prosody in autism: Effects of prosody function and processing demands."  International Meeting For Autism Research 2008, London, UK.

Black, L., van Santen, J., Coulston, R., Paul, R., de Villiers, J. (2008). "Effects of enhanced prosody on narrative recall in children with autism."   International Meeting For Autism Research 2008, London, UK.

van Santen, J., Tucker Prud′hommeaux, E., Paul, R., Black, L. (2008). "Automated measurement of expressive prosody in neurodevelopmental disorders."   International Meeting For Autism Research 2008, London, UK.

van Santen, J., Paul, R., Black. L.M., Tucker, E. (2007).  "Quantitative Analysis of Grammatical and Pragmatic Prosody in Autism Spectrum Disorder."  International Meeting For Autism Research 2007, Seattle, Washington.

Black, L.M. & van Santen, J.P.  “Neuropsychological  Subtyping of Developmental Language Disorders.”  Proceedings of the International Neuropsychological Society.  University of Zurich, Switzerland, July, 2006.

van Santen, J., Black, L.M., Cohen, G., Kain, A., Mishra, T., de Villiers, J., Niu, X.  “Applications of Computer Generated Expressive Speech for Communication Disorders.”  Proceedings Eurospeech, 2003

Black, L.M. & Stefanatos, G. “Neuropsychological Assessment of Developmental and Learning Disorders.” Clinical Practice Guidelines, Bethesda, Maryland:  ICDL Press. November, 2000 (see www.icdl.com).

Black, L.M.  "Regulatory Disorder.  Type I:  Hypersensitive.  The Fearful and Cautious Child."  Casebook for 0-3: Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood, Washington, D.C.: Zero to Three, 1997.

Stefanatos, G.A. & Black, L.M.  "Contributions of Neuropsychological Assessment to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Developmental and Learning Disorders.  The Journal of Developmental and Learning Disorders, Vol. 1, Nr.1, 1997.

Black, L.M.  The Interweaving of Neuropsychological Dysfunction and Psychological Conflict.   Zero to Three, February/March 1995, Vol.15, No.4, pp.25-35.

Black, L.M.  Affect Processing Problems of Pre-school Language Disordered Children.  Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society (JINS), Vol.1, No.4, July, 1995, p.378.

Black, L.M.,  Subtypes of Language Disordered Children at Risk for Social-Emotional Problems. (Doctoral Dissertation, New School for Social Research, 1988).  Dissertation Abstracts International 1989, 50-3B; University Microfilms International, No.8910782.

van Santen, J.P.H., Black, L.M., Wilson, B.C. & Risucci, D.  Modeling Clinical Judgment:  A Reanalysis of Data from Wilson and Risucci's (1986) Paper:  "A Model for Clinical-Quantitative Classification.  Generation I:  Application to Language Disordered Preschool Children."  Brain and Language, 46, 469-481, 1994.

Presentations

Black, L.M. & van Santen, J.P.  “Autism Research at the Center for Language Understanding (CSLU),”  Beaverton School District, Coordinators of Special Education Services, Beaverton, Oregon, November, 2007.

Black, L.M.  “Ways of Understanding Autism:  Neurobehavioral Phenotypes,” OHSU Brain Institute: Brain Research Awareness & Information Network (BRAINet): Matters of the Mind, Portland, Oregon, August 15, 2007.

Black, L.M.  “Neurobehavioral Phenotypes in Autism:  Applications to Research and Intervention within a DIR Framework," Plenary Session: Neuroscience & DIR, DIR Summer Training Institute, Asilomar, California, July, 2007.

Black, L.M.  Integrating Neuropsychological & Psychodynamic Approaches in Evaluating and Treating Children,” Oregon Psychological Association (OPA), Annual Conference, Eugene, Oregon, May 12, 2007.

Black, L.M. & van Santen, J.P.  “Neuropsychological  Subtyping of Developmental Language Disorders.”  Presentation made at the International Neuropsychological Society.  University of Zurich, Switzerland, July, 2006.

Black, L.M. "Prosody in Autism."  Course presented at the ICDL Summer Training Institute, Landsdown, Virginia, July 2005, July 2006.

Black, L.M.Neuropsychological Assessment Within the Framework of DIR.” Course presented at the ICDL Summer Training Institute, Landsdown, Virginia, July 2002, July 2006.

Black, L.M. and van Santen, J.P.  "Expressive and Receptive Prosody in Autism."  Presentation at the Child Development & Rehabilitation Center, OHSU, Portland, Oregon, May, 2005.

Black, L.M. together with Becker-Lewin, M., Gerber, S., Madell, J , Rottersman, J., Shanook, R.S.S., Strauch, C , Winn, L. “Interdisciplinary Assessment: Steps toward Intervention Planning for Children with Challenges in Relating and Communicating.” Conference presentation at “Autism Spectrum Disorders: Best Practices for Infants and Young Children with Severe Difficulties in Relating and Communicating,” New York University, March 16, 2001.

Black, L.M. “An Integrated Neuropsychological-Psychodynamic Approach to Working with Children.” Child Grand Rounds, the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Westchester Division, January 31, 2000.

Black, L.M. “Position Paper on Assessment and Treatment of ADHD.” New York State Psychological Association, Task Force on Managed Care, August, 2000.

Black, L.M. together with V. Alfonso, R. Grant, B. Kucera, T. McMath. “The Role of the Psychologist in Entitling Children to Intervention Services.” Moderator of Panel Discussion, the New York Association of Early Childhood and Infant Psychology, Pace University, February 21, 2000.

Black, L.M. “Some Thoughts on Brain Maturation and the Rationale for Early Intervention.” Invited Lecture for the Institute for Infants, Toddlers, and their Families, New York, N.Y. March 16, 1999

Black, L.M. “An Approach to the Neuropsychological Assessment of the Child-In-Context: Uncovering Disabilities through Integrated Neuropsychological-Psychodynamic Evaluation.” Invited Lecture for the Institute for Infants, Toddlers, and their Families, New York, N.Y. March 23, 1999.

Black, L.M. “Integrated Neuropsychological Assessment: Uncovering Disabilities through Neuropsychological-Psychodynamic Evaluation of the Child in the Context of his World.” Paper presented at the conference “Re-Visioning Assessment of Infants and Young Children,” New York University, October, 1999.

Black, L.M. together with Becker-Lewin, M., Gerber, S., Madell, J , Rottersman, J., Shanook, R.S.S., Strauch, C , Winn, L.,. “An Interdisciplinary Get Together: Sharing Knowledge and Experience to Support Young Children with Developmental Disorders.” Presentation for the New York Zero-to-Three Network, New York, N.Y., November, 1998 and at “Re-Visioning Assessment of Infants and Young Children,” a conference at New York University, October, 1999.

Black, L.M. “Hidden Disabilities and Emotional Problems in the Young Child.” Workshop presented at the 42nd Annual Conference of The Association of Teachers in Independent Schools in New York City and Vicinity (A.T.I.S.), The Trinity School, New York, March 3 1997.

Black, L.M. “Identification of the At-Risk Preschooler – A Neuropsychological Approach for Identifying the Preschool Child at Risk for Dyslexia and Other Learning Disabilities.” All Day Workshop presented for the Orton Dyslexia Society, New York Branch, February 1, 1997.

Black, L.M. “Detecting Hidden Disabilities in Preschoolers: An Integrated Neuropsychological-Psychodynamic Approach.” Workshop presented at the conference “New Directions in Preschool Assessment,” Brooklyn College, April 26, 1996.

Black, L.M. “Integrating Neuropsychological and Psychodynamic Approaches in Working with Children: Three Case Studies.” Pre-conference Training Workshop presented with Stephen Seligman, D.M.H., American Psychological Association Division 39 Meeting, New York, New York, April 17, 1996.

Black, L.M. "An Integrated Neuropsychological-Psychodynamic Approach to Assessing Language Disorders in the Very Young Child." Grand Rounds. The Stanley S. Lamm Institute for Child Neurology and Developmental Medicine. The Long Island College Hospital. Brooklyn, New York, January 2, 1996.

Black, L.M. "Nonverbal Learning Disabilities: Identification and Intervention Strategies," Presentation for the Summit School, Queens, New York, September 18, 1996.

Black, L.M. “Hidden Disabilities and Emotional Problems in the Young Child.” Workshop presented at the 4th Annual Conference of The Association of Teachers in Independent Schools in New York City and Vicinity (A.T.I.S.), New York, March 6, 1995.

Black, L.M. "The Interweaving of Neuropsychological Dysfunction and Psychological Conflict." Paper presented at Conferences of Zero to Three. National Center for Clinical Infant Programs. Dallas, Texas, December 3, 1994 and Washington, D.C., December 4, 1993.

Black, L.M., "Fighting Fran and Shy Sam: The Young Child Living with a Hidden Disability." Workshop presented at the 39th Annual Conference of The Association of Teachers in Independent Schools in New York City and Vicinity (A.T.I.S.), New York, March 7, 1994.

Black, L.M. "Affect Processing Problems of Preschool-Aged Language Disordered Children." Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society. Cincinnati, Ohio, February 4, 1994.

Black, L.M. "Recognizing A Hidden Disability in the Young Child Presenting with Emotional and Behavioral Problems." Paper presented at The Postgraduate Center for Mental Health, New York City, April 28, 1993.

Black, L.M. "Neuropsychological Subtypes of Developmentally Language Disordered Children: Problems in Affect Discrimination and Emotional Adjustment." Presentation at the 14th Annual Conference of the New York Neuropsychology Group, New York City, April 3, 1993.

Black, L.M. & Wilson, B.C. "Emotional Problems and Neuropsychological Profiles of Preschool-Aged Children with Developmental Language Disorders." Presentation at the 43rd Annual Conference of the Orton Dyslexia Society. Cincinnati, Ohio, November 21, 1992.

van Santen, J.P.H. and Black, L.M. "Neuropsychological Subtypes of Developmental Language Disorders: A Mathematical Model of the Diagnostic Process." Presentation at the 21st Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society. Galveston, Texas, February 24-27, 1993