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Lisa Ruble, Ph.D.

Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology
170J Taylor Education Building
(859) 257-4829

Dr. Ruble is a licensed psychologist and clinician-researcher, who has provided social skills and behavioral interventions, school consultation and training, and parent training in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) for more than 25 years. She has received in excess of three million dollars in research funding. SP_RubleBookShe served on the editorial board of Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities.

Dr. Ruble is a past recipient of the “New Investigator Award” by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She served on governor-appointed councils for advising the state on services for individuals with ASD.  Dr. Ruble’s work in implementation research involves understanding how evidence- based practices can best be provided in community-based settings. In two randomized controlled trials funded by the NIH, Dr. Ruble tested and replicated the effectiveness of a school-based parent-teacher consultation intervention called the Collaborative Model for Promoting Competence and Success (COMPASS). COMPASS is an effective practice for creating personalized and collaborative IEPs and treatment plans that are guided by outcomes based monitoring and coaching. She has also created tools for measuring educational quality and educational outcomes. New studies are underway that focus on adult outcomes and quality of life, teacher burnout, parent stress, and parent empowerment.

Dr. Ruble recently received a new NIH grant to adapt COMPASS for transition age youth with ASD. For more information on Dr. Ruble’s research, student projects and presentations, and COMPASS, visit the Autism Services Research Group. Dr. Ruble currently teachers consultation in autism and advanced practicum. Full member of the Graduate Faculty.

Vita – (PDF)

Research categories: Autism, Disabilities, Assessment, Stress, School Psychology