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San Diego State University

Department of Child & Family Development

Sarah Rieth, Ph.D., Assistant Professor


Ph.D. Experimental Psychology, University of California, San Diego

M.A. Experimental Psychology, University of California, San Diego

B.S. Psychology, University of California, San Diego

B.A. Linguistics, University of California, San Diego 

Research Interests 

Autism Spectrum Disorders, Early Social Communication Intervention and Prevention; Parent-Mediated Intervention, Building Community Capacity in Evidence-Based Practices, Supporting Effective Dissemination and Implementation

Selected Publications 

Stahmer, A.C., Suhrheinrich, J., & Rieth, S.R. (in press). A pilot examination of the adapted protocol for classroom pivotal response teaching. Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals.

Rieth, S.R.
, Stahmer, A.C., Suhrheinrich, J., & Schreibman, L. (2015). Examination of the prevalence of overselectivity in children with ASD. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 71-84. 

Stahmer, A. C., Rieth, S.R., Lee, E., Reisinger, E., Connell, J. E., & Mandell, D. (2015). Training teachers to use evidence-based practices for autism: The issue of fidelity of implementation. Psychology in the Schools, 52, 181-195. doi:10.1002/pits.21815. 

Rieth, S.R., Stahmer, A.C., Surheinrich, J., Schreibman, L., Kennedy, J., & Ross, B. (2014). Identifying critical elements of treatment: Examining the use of turn taking in autism intervention. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities,  29, 168-179. doi: 10.1177/1088357613513792. 

Suhrheinrich, J., Stahmer, A. C., *Reed, S.R., Schreibman, L., Reisinger, E., & Mandell, D. S. (2013). Implementation challenges in translating pivotal response training into community settings. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43, 2970-2976. doi: 10.1007/s10803-013-1826-7

Reed, S.R., Stahmer, A. C., Suhrheinrich, J., & Schreibman, L. (2013). Stimulus overselectivity in typical development: Implications for teaching children with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43, 1249-1257. doi: 10.1007/s10803-012-1658-x

Stahmer, A. C., Suhrheinrich, J., Reed, S.R., & Schreibman, L. (2012). What works for you? Using teacher feedback to inform adaptations of pivotal response training for classroom use. Autism Research and Treatment. doi: 10.1155/2012/709861

Brookman-Frazee, L., Stahmer, A. C., Lewis, K., Feder, J. D., & Reed, S.R. (2012). Building a research-community collaborative to improve community care for infants and toddlers at-risk for autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Community Psychology, 40, 715-734.

Stahmer, A. C., Suhrheinrich, J., Reed, S.R., Bolduc, C., & Schreibman, L.  (2011). Classroom Pivotal Response Teaching for Children with Autism.  New York: Guilford Press.

Stahmer, A.C., Brookman-Frazee, L., Lee, E., Searcy, K., & Reed, S.R. (2011). Parent and multidisciplinary provider perspectives on earliest intervention for children at risk for autism spectrum disorders. Infants & Young Children, 4, 1-20

Stahmer, A. C., Suhrheinrich, J., Reed, S.R., Bolduc, C., & Schreibman, L. (2010). Pivotal response teaching in the classroom setting. Preventing School Failure, 54, 265-274.

*Rieth previously published under maiden name of Reed

Courses Taught at SDSU 

CFD 671: Positive Behavior Support (now Seminar in Supporting Early Childhood Mental Health)

CSP 623: Eco-behavioral Assessment and Intervention

SPED 676: Applied Behavior Analysis 

Sarah Rieth
Dr. Rieth