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Vincent Pandolfi

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Liberal Arts

585-475-2875
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Vincent Pandolfi

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Liberal Arts

Education

BA, Lafayette College; MA, Ph.D., Hofstra University

Bio

Dr. Pandolfi earned his doctoral degree in Clinical and School Psychology from Hofstra University and has been a full-time faculty member at RIT since 2005. His research focuses on the assessment of youth with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Dr. Pandolfi and his colleagues at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Hofstra University have published peer-reviewed papers and book chapters on the reliability and validity of ASD screening measures and measures used to assess for co-occurring mental health problems in this population. A major aim of this research is to help establish evidence-based assessment protocols for the evaluation of youth with ASD. Dr. Pandolfi is also a New York State licensed psychologist who specializes in the assessment and treatment of emotional and behavioral disorders in youth with ASD.

585-475-2875

Currently Teaching

PSYC-710
3 Credits
This course presents a developmental-systems perspective and disorder-specific models of child and adolescent psychopathology. The course emphasizes (a) a conceptual understanding of specific psychological disorders, (b) the current literature on evidence-based assessment and intervention, (c) service delivery systems, and (d) the school psychologist's role in service delivery and in disseminating information to the schools and families.
PSYC-640
3 Credits
This course reviews descriptive and inferential statistics. Basic and advanced conceptual material will be presented to assist students in their understanding of diverse data analytic methods, their appropriate application, and how to interpret statistical analyses. Topics include one- and two-sample inferential procedures, interval estimation, correlation, nonparametric tests, linear regression, and analysis of variance. Students will learn to integrate concepts with computer applications. Course content will be taught through lectures, discussion, and applied data analysis exercises. Student mastery of the material will be evaluated through small group discussion of data set analyses, written results of the analyses following APA style, and two exams.
PSYC-650
3 Credits
This course reviews scientifically-based principles, concepts, and methods of behavior analysis. Topics covered include behavioral assessment, data analysis, and approaches to behavior change. A special focus is on the functional behavioral assessment process within schools. Students will learn to develop assessment-based behavior intervention plans, which are tailored to the unique needs of individual students, through a collaborative problem-solving process involving families and school staff.
PSYC-641
3 Credits
This course explores various types of applied research methods as well as important methodological issues and concepts in areas of applied psychology. Methodologies studied include experimentation, quasi-experimentation, content analysis, surveys, and interviews. Methodological issues cover research ethics, reliability, threats to internal and external validity, demand characteristics, volunteer participant problems, and issues in sampling.

Select Scholarship

Journal Paper
Pandolfi, Vincent, Caroline I. Magyar, and Charles A. Dill. "Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children with Down Syndrome: An Evaluation of the Pervasive Developmental Disorder in Mental Retardation Scale." Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability. (2017): 1-12. Print. «
Magyar, Caroline I. and Pandolfi, Vincent. "Utility of the CBCL DSM Oriented Scales in Assessing Emotional Disorders in Youth with Autism." Research in Autism Spectrum Disorder 37. (2017): 11-20. Print. *
Pandolfi, V., C.I. Magyar, and M. Norris. "Validity Study of the CBCL 6-18 for the Assessment of Emotional Problems in Youth with ASD." Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities 7. (2014): 306-322. Print. «
Pandolfi, V., C.I. Magyar, and M. Norris. "Validity Study of the CBCL 6-18 for the Assessment of Emotional Problems in Youth with ASD." Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities 7. (2014): 306-322. Print. « £
Pandolfi, Vincent and C. I. Magyar. "Emotional Disorders in Children and Adolescents with ASD." Rochester Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders Newsletter. (2013) Web. ˆ
Pandolfi, V. "An Initial Evaluation of the Social Comunication Questionaire for the Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Children with Down Syndrome." Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 33. 2 (2012): 134-145. Print. *
Pandolfi, V. "Considerations for Establishing a Multi-tiered Problem-Solving Model for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Comorbid Emotional-Behavioral Disorders." Psychology in Schools 49. 10 (2012): 975-987. Print. *
Pandolfi, Vincent and C. I. Magyar. "Behavior Disorders in Children and Youth with ASD." Rochester Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders Newsletter. (2012) Web. ˆ
Magyar, C.I. and V. Pandolfi. "Considerations for Establishing a Multi-Tiered Problem-Solving Model for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Comorbid Emotional-Behavioral Disorders." Psychology in the Schools 49. 10 (2012): 975-987. Print. « ∆ £
Magyar, C.I., V. Pandolfi, and C.A. Dill. "An Initial Evaluation of the Social Communication Questionnaire for the Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Children with Down Syndrome." Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 33. 2 (2012): 134-145. Print. * « £
Book Chapter
Pandolfi, Vincent and Caroline I. Magyar. "Child Behavior Checklist in Autism." Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders- Second Edition. Ed. F.R. Volkmar. New York, N.Y.: Springer, 2017. 1-6. Print. ∆
Pandolfi, V., R. Bender, and C.I. Magyar. "Evaluating the Student." Making Inclusion Work for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. New York, NY: The Guilford Press, 2012. 39-68. Print. *
Pandolfi, V. and C.I. Magyar. "Child Behavior Checklist in Autism." Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Ed. F.R. Volkmar. New York, NY: Springer, 2012. 581-587. Print. ∆ £ ˜
Pandolfi, V. and C.I. Magyar. "Assessment of Co-Occurring Emotional and Behavioral Disorders in Youth with ASD Using the Child Behavior Checklist." The Comprehensive Guide to Autism. Ed. V.B. Patel, V.R. Preedy, and C. Martin. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer- Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2012. 1-6. Print. ∆ £ ˜
Magyar, C.I., V. Pandolfi, and R. Bender. "Evaluating the Student." Making Inclusion Work for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: An Evidence-Based Guide. Ed. T. Smith. New York, NY: Guilford Press, 2012. 39-68. Print. ∆ £
Magyar, Caroline I. and Vincent Pandolfi. "Student Evaluation." Developing and Evaluating Educational Programs for Students with Autism. New York: Springer, 2011. 159-180. Print. ∆
Magyar, Caroline I. and Vincent Pandolfi. "Case Example: Inclusion Program Development." Developing and Evaluating Educational Programs for Students with Autism. New York: Springer, 2011. 235-245. Print. ∆
Magyar, Caroline I. and Vincent Pandolfi. "Case Example: Redesigning a Specialized School." Developing and Evaluating Educational Programs for Students with Autism. New York: Springer, 2011. 247-271. Print. ∆
Magyar, Caroline I. and Vincent Pandolfi. "Building Regional Capacity: Select Case Examples." Developing and Evaluating Educational Programs for Students with Autism. New York: Springer, 2011. 273-289. Print. ∆
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Pandolfi, V. and C.I. Magyar. "Emotional-behavioral Disorders in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Research Informed Practice." American Psychological Association Convention. American Psychological Association. Washington, D.C.. 9 Aug. 2014. Conference Presentation. *
Pandolfi, V. and C.I. Magyar. "Using the CBCL to Evaluate Emotional-behavioral Disorders in Autism Spectrum Disorder." National Association of School Psychologists Conference. National Association of School Psychologists. Washington, D.C.. 20 Feb. 2014. Conference Presentation. «
Magyar, C. I. and Vincent Pandolfi. "Considerations in Applying Empirically-based Assessment Practices to Support Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Co-Occurring Emotional Disorders in Inclusive Settings." Association for University Centers of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Conference. Association for University Centers on Disabilities. Washinton D.C., MD. 18 Nov. 2013. Conference Presentation. *
McCumber, C. and V. Pandolfi. "Kindergarten Transition Practices for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders." National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference. National Association of School Psychologists. Philadelphia, PA. 24 Feb. 2012. Conference Presentation. * « £
Nosek, K and Vincent Pandolfi. "School-Based Professionals' Self-Reported Training, Preparation, and Confidence in Providing Services to Students with ASD." National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference. National Association of School Psychologists. Philadelphia, PA. 24 Feb. 2012. Conference Presentation. * « £
Published Article
Pandolfi, Vincent, Caroline I. Magyar, and Charles A. Dill. “Constructs Assessed by the GARS-2: Factor Analysis of Data from the Standardization Sample.” Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 40.9 (2010): 1118-1130. Print. *
Formal Presentation
Pandolfi, Vincent, and Caroline Magyar. “Assessment of Co-Occurring Emotional and Behavioral Disorders In Youth with Autism:Implications for School Psychologists.” New York Association for School Psychologists Conference. Lake George, NY. November, 2010. Presentation.
Pandolfi, Vincent. “Mental Health Disorders in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Issues and Considerations for Assessment and Intervention.” Rochester Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders Conference. Rochester, NY. 21 April 2010. Presentation.