ANNE V. KIRBY portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Occupational & Recreational Therapies
801-581-4248

Research Keywords

  • transition from school to adult life
  • suicide risk and prevention
  • secondary data analysis
  • Sensory processing
  • Qualitative and mixed research methods
  • Intervention Studies
  • Children and families
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

Presentations

  • Williams, K., Kirby, A. V., Watson, L. R., Sideris, J., Bulluck, J. & Baranek, G. T. (2018). Longitudinal associations between children’s sensory experiences and family occupations. Poster presentation at the 2018 Research Conference of the Society for the Study of Occupation (SSO:USA). Lexington, KY: October 12, 2018. Poster, Presented, 10/12/2018.
  • Gray, S., Kirby, A., Woolley, H., & Holmes, L. G. (2018). Sexuality, autism, and sensory processing. Poster Presentation at the Utah Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference. Murray, UT: September 22, 2018. Poster, Presented, 09/22/2018.
  • Kirby, A., Henderson, J., & Terrill, A. (2018). Youth suicide: Examining pediatric occupational therapy practitioner knowledge, comfort, and training needs. Oral Presentation at the Utah Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference. Murray, UT: September 22, 2018. Presentation, Presented, 09/22/2018.
  • Hreha, K., Kirby, A., Molton, I., Nagata, N., & Terrill, A. (2018). Resilience through adaptive recreation in stroke survivors: A biopsychosocial approach. Poster presentation at the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine World Congress. Paris, France: July 10, 2018. Poster, Presented, 07/10/2018.
  • Kirby, A. V., Henderson, J., Coon, H., Bilder, D., Bakian, A., Zhang, Y., & Yeh, C. (2018). Suicide and autism: Identifying risk factors and imperatives for occupational therapy. Poster presentation at the 7th Occupational Therapy Summit of Scholars. Kansas City, KS: June 8, 2018. Poster, Presented, 06/08/2018.
  • Kirby, A. V. (2018). Development of an intervention for parents of transition-age youth with ASD. Oral presentation at the 7th Occupational Therapy Summit of Scholars. Kansas City, KS: June 8, 2018. Presentation, Presented, 06/08/2018.
  • Kirby, A. V., Cottle, K. J., Himle, M. B., Diener, M., Wright, C., & *Hoffman, J. (2018). Maximizing Adolescent Post-Secondary Success: Development and refinement of a novel intervention for parents of youth with ASD. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Autism Research. Rotterdam, Netherlands: May 12, 2018. Poster, Presented, 05/12/2018.
  • Hoffman, J. & Kirby, A.V. (2018). Preparing for the transition to adulthood in autism spectrum disorder: Perceived supports and barriers among parents of diploma-seeking youth. Poster presentation at the 2018 American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference and Expo. Salt Lake City, UT: April 20, 2018. Poster, Presented, 04/20/2018.
  • Nagata, N., Terrill, A., Kirby, A., Loosle, G., & Giles, S. (2018). Resilience through adaptive recreation in stroke survivors: A biopsychosocial approach. Poster presentation at the 2018 American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference and Expo. Salt Lake City, UT: April 20, 2018. Poster, Presented, 04/20/2018.
  • Kirby, A. V., Henderson, J., Coon, H., Bilder, D., Bakian, A., Zhang, Y., & Yeh, C. (2018). Suicide and autism: Identifying risk factors and imperatives for occupational therapy. Poster presentation at the 2018 American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference and Expo. Salt Lake City, UT: April 20, 2018. Poster, Presented, 04/20/2018.
  • Baranek, G. T., Carlson, M., Sideris, J., Kirby, A. V., Watson, L. R., Williams, K. L., & Bulluck. (2018). Sensory features in children with autism spectrum disorder vs. other developmental disabilities: Stability and change across 3 years. Oral presentation at the 2018 American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference and Expo. Salt Lake City, UT: April 19, 2018. Presentation, Presented, 04/19/2018.
  • Green, M., Diener, M., Kirby, A., Canary, H., & Sumsion, F. (2018). community reintegration following pediatric acquired brain injury: Perspectives of providers and families. Oral presentation at the Brain Injury Across the Age Spectrum: Improving Outcomes for Children and Adults Conference. Houston, TX: March 16, 2018. Presentation, Presented, 03/16/2018.
  • Kirby, A. V., & Hoffman, J. (2017). Narratives about the transition to adulthood in autism spectrum disorder: parent and adolescent differences in visions of the future. Poster presentation at the Utah Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference. Sandy, UT: November 18, 2017. Poster, Presented, 11/18/2017.
  • Kirby, A. V., Diener, M., Wright, C., & Hoffman, J. (2017). Preparing for transition with autism spectrum disorder. Poster presentation at the 6th Occupational Therapy Summit of Scholars. Boston, MA: June 2, 2017. Poster, Presented, 06/02/2017.
  • Cardell, B., Koski, J., Wahl, J., & Kirby, A. (2017). Failure to fail in the education of occupational therapists. Poster presentation at the 2017 American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference and Centennial Celebration. Philadelphia, PA: April 1, 2017. Poster, Presented, 04/01/2017.
  • Cardell, B., Koski, J., Varland, J., & Kirby, A. (2017). Factors influencing occupational therapists’ decisions to supervise fieldwork students. Poster presentation at the 2017 American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference and Centennial Celebration. Philadelphia, PA: March 30, 2017. Poster, Presented, 03/30/2017.
  • Kirby, A. V. (2016). Autism in adolescence: Parent and adolescent differences in reported mental health symptoms and plans for the future. Invited presentation at the Translational Neuroscience Hour, University of Utah, November 24, 2016. Presentation, Presented, 11/24/2016.
  • Kirby, A. V., Schneider, M., Shackelford, R., Garfield, K. (2016). Approaching the cliff: Preliminary findings from a research study on the experiences of youth with autism spectrum disorder and their families preparing for the transition to adulthood. Oral presentation at the Utah Occupational Therapy Association annual conference. Sandy, UT: November 5, 2016. Presentation, Presented, 11/05/2016.
  • Manwaring, S. S., Cardon, T., Fischer, A., Cunningham, S., Stevens, A., Kirby, A.V…. Gabrielsen, T. (2016). Community training outreach: The Utah network for early autism response. Poster presentation at the International Meeting for Autism Research. Baltimore, MD: May 12, 2016. Poster, Presented, 05/12/2016.
  • Identifying Needs of Families as Youth with ASD Transition Out of High School. Poster, Other, 01/2016.
  • Kirby, A. V. (2015). The Occupations of Adulthood: Perspectives from Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Poster presentation at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Occupation (SSO:USA). Fort Lauderdale, FL: October, 2015. Poster, Presented, 10/02/2015.
  • Kirby, A. V. (2015). Using Multiple Methods to Demystify Influences on Occupation: The Case of Parent Expectations and Young Adults with ASD. Oral presentation at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Occupation (SSO:USA). Fort Lauderdale, FL: October, 2015. Presentation, Presented, 10/02/2015.
  • Baranek, G. T., Kirby, A. V., Watson, L. R., Williams, K., Bulluck, J., & Sideris, J. (2015). Longitudinal study of children's sensory response patterns: Stability, change and treatment effects. Oral presentation at the International Meeting for Autism Research. Salt Lake City, UT: May 16, 2015. Presentation, Presented, 05/16/2015.
  • Watson, L. R., Baranek, G. T., Sideris, J., Bulluck, J. C., Kirby, A. V., & Williams, K. L. (2015). Sensory response patterns as predictors of adaptive outcomes in children with ASD or other developmental disabilities. Poster presentation at the International Meeting for Autism Research. Salt Lake City, UT: May 14, 2015. Poster, Presented, 05/14/2015.
  • Kirby, A. V. (2015). Occupational therapy utilization in secondary education. Poster presentation at the Occupational Therapy Summit of Scholars. Los Angeles, CA: May 1, 2015. Poster, Presented, 05/01/2015.
  • Williams, K., Kirby, A. V., Baranek, G. T., Sideris, J., Watson, L., & Bulluck, J. (2015). Longitudinal impact of sensory response patterns on family functioning outcomes in children with autism spectrum disorders and developmental delay. Poster presentation at the 48th Annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. New Orleans, LA: April 2, 2015. Poster, Presented, 04/02/2015.
  • Kirby, A. V., Zhang, W., & Baranek, G. T. (2014). Development and pilot of the Caregiver Strategies Inventory: Measuring parents’ everyday responses to children’s sensory features. Poster presentation at the International Meeting for Autism Research. Atlanta, GA: May 15, 2014. Poster, Presented, 05/15/2014.
  • Sreckovic, M. A., Kirby, A. V., Hedges, S., & Pace, S. (2014). “Falling through the cracks”: Challenges for students with ASD in high school. Research paper presentation at the Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention and Expo. Philadelphia, PA: April 11, 2014. Presentation, Presented, 04/11/2014.
  • Kirby, A. V., Dass, M., Proctor, M., & Parrish, L. (2014). Sharing the power: Implementing a horizontal structure within SOTA organizations. Poster presentation at the 94th Annual American Occupational Therapy Association Conference and Expo. Baltimore, MD: April 4, 2014. Poster, Presented, 04/04/2014.
  • Kirby, A. V., Baranek, G. T., & White, T. J. (2014). Caregiver strain and sensory features in children with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities. Research paper presentation at the 94th Annual American Occupational Therapy Association Conference and Expo. Baltimore, MD: April 3, 2014. Presentation, Presented, 04/03/2014.
  • Kirby, A. V. (2013). Challenging the promotion of independence within teaching and study of occupation. Theoretical paper presentation at the 12th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Occupation (SSO:USA). Lexington, KY: October 19, 2013. Presentation, Presented, 10/19/2013.
  • Dickie, V. A., Fox, V., Kirby, A., Miao, A., McCarty, C., Johnson, K., Sethi, C. & Holahan, L. (2013). Facilitating inquiry: Surprising lessons from a doctoral seminar on water and occupation. Forum presentation at the 12th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Occupation (SSO:USA). Lexington, KY: October 19, 2013. Presentation, Presented, 10/19/2013.
  • Kirby, A. V., Boyd, B. A., Dickie, V. A., & Baranek, G. T. (2013). Sensory features of autism in the natural context: A mixed methods approach. Poster presentation at the Occupational Therapy Summit of Scholars. Chicago, IL: May 10, 2013. Poster, Presented, 05/10/2013.
  • Kirby, A. V., Little, L. M., & Baranek, G. T. (2013). Dimensions of sensory interests, repetitions, and seeking behaviors: Differences among diagnostic groups. Symposium presentation at the 46th Annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. San Antonio, TX: March 7, 2013. Presentation, Presented, 03/07/2013.
  • White, T. J., Kirby, A. V., & Baranek, G. T. (2013). Exploring the contribution of sensory response patterns to caregiver strain in parents of children with autism. Poster presentation at the New England Science Symposium. Boston, MA: March 2, 2013. Poster, Presented, 03/02/2013.
  • Kirby, A. V., McCarty, C. H., Freuler, A. F., Dickie, V. A., & Baranek, G. T. (2012). Using child interviews to enhance our understanding of the perceived occupational barriers of individuals with ASD. Poster presentation at the 11th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Occupation (SSO:USA). Portland, OR: October 14, 2012. Poster, Presented, 10/14/2012.

Publications

  • Kirby, A. V., Bakian, A. V., Zhang, Y., Bilder, D., Keeshin, B. R., & Coon, H. (in press). A twenty-year study of suicide death in a statewide autism population. Autism Research.. Accepted, 12/29/2018.
  • Kirby, A.V., Dell’armo, K., & Persch, A. (in press). Differences in youth and parent postsecondary expectations for youth with disabilities. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation. Accepted, 11/14/2018.
  • Baranek, G., Carlson, M., Sideris, J., Kirby, A., Watson, L., Williams, K., & Bulluck, J. (2019). Longitudinal assessment of stability of sensory features in children with autism spectrum disorder or other developmental disabilities. Autism Research, 12, 100-111. doi: 10.1002/aur.2008. Accepted, 09/03/2018.
  • Kirby, A. V., Little, L. M., Ausderau, K., Williams, K., & Baranek, G. T. (2018). Sensory Features in individuals with autism spectrum disorder. In R. Watling & S. L. Spitzer (Eds). Autism across the Lifespan: A Comprehensive Occupational Therapy Approach (4th ed.) (pp. 23-33). Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press. Published, 08/10/2018.
  • Williams, K. L., Kirby, A. V., Watson, L. R., Sideris, J., Bulluck, J. & Baranek, G. T. (in press). Sensory Features as Predictors of Adaptive Behaviors: A Comparative Longitudinal Study of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Developmental Disabilities. Research in Developmental Disabilities. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2018.07.002. Accepted, 07/01/2018.
  • Holmes, L. G., Kirby, A. V., Strassberg, D. S., & Himle, M. B. (2018). Parent expectations and preparatory activities as adolescents with ASD transition to adulthood. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48, 2925-2937. doi: 10.1007/s10803-018-3545-6. Published, 06/01/2018.
  • Kirby, A.V., Schneider, M., Diener, M., & Henderson J. (in press). Who is going to pay for the wi-fi? Exploring adulthood from the perspectives of autistic youth. Autism in Adulthood. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1089/aut.2018.0008. Accepted, 02/19/2018.
  • Cardell, B., Koski, J., Wahl, J., Rock, W., & Kirby, A. (2017). Underperforming Students: Factors and Decision-Making in Occupational Therapy Programs. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, 1(3). https://doi.org/10.26681/jote.2017.010301. Published, 01/01/2017.
  • Kirby, A. V., Little, L. M., Schultz, B., Watson, L. R., Zhang, W., & Baranek, G. T. (2016). Brief reportDevelopment and pilot of the Caregiver Strategies Inventory. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 70, 7004360010. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ ajot.2016.019901. Published, 07/2016.
  • Kirby, A. V., Boyd, B. A., Williams, K., Faldowski, R. A., & Baranek, G. T. (2016). Sensory and repetitive behaviors among children with autism spectrum disorder at home. Autism. doi: 10.1177/1362361316632710 [Advance Online Publication]. Published, 04/2016.
  • Kirby, A. V. (2016). Parent expectations mediate outcomes for young adults with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46, 1643-1655. doi: 10.1007/s10803-015-2691-3. Published, 04/2016.
  • Kirby, A. V., Little, L. M., Schultz, B., & Baranek, G. T. (2015). Observational characterization of sensory interests, repetitions, and seeking behaviors. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69, 6903220010. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2015.015081. Published, 04/2015.
  • Kirby, A. V., Dickie, V. D., & Baranek, G. T. (2015). Sensory experiences of children with autism spectrum disorder: In their own words. Autism, 19(3), 316-326. doi: 10.1177/1362361314520756. Published, 04/2015.
  • Kirby, A. V., White, T. J., & Baranek, G. T. (2015). Caregiver strain and sensory features in children with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 120(1), 32-45. doi: 10.1352/1944-7558-120.1.32. Published, 01/2015.
  • Kirby, A. V. (2015). Beyond independence: Introducing Deweyan philosophy to the dialogue on occupation and independence. Journal of Occupational Science, 22(1), 17-25. doi: 10.1080/14427591.2013.803297. Published, 01/2015.
  • Hedges, S. H., Kirby, A. V., Sreckovic, M. A., Kucharczyk, S., Hume, K., & Pace, S. (2014). “Falling through the cracks”: Challenges for high school students with autism spectrum disorder. The High School Journal, 98(1), 64–82. doi:10.1353/hsj.2014.0014. Published, 11/2014.