Terry Katz, PhD
Sr. Instructor, Pediatrics-Developmental Pediatrics

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Graduate School :
  • PhD, University of Denver (1992)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of Michigan (MI) (1982)
Internship:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (1987)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics (1994)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Developmental Pediatrics

Professional Titles

  • Licensed Psychologist

Recognition & Awards

  • 5-Star Patient-Family Experience Award, Children's Hospital Colorado (2017)
  • Year in Review: 10 Most Notable Autism papers (#5), Simons Foundation (2016)
    Bal VH., Katz, T., Bishop, SL. and Krasileva, K. (2016), Understanding definitions of minimally verbal across instruments: evidence for subgroups within minimally verbal children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 57 (12); 1424-1433. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12609. Epub 2016 Jul 30.
  • INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Finalist, Foreword Revews (2015)
    Katz, T, Malow, BA (2014) Solving Sleep Problems in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Guide for Frazzled Families. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine.
  • Ancora Imparo Award, Division of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine (2014)
    In recognition of outstanding and inspirational contributions to intern training.
  • Barbara Ann Quarantillo Senior Instructor with Distinction Award, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine (2014)

Research Interests

My research interests are primarily focused on investigating the effectiveness of treatments for sleep disorders in children with autism spectrum disorders. I am also interested in cognitive assessment of children with autism spectrum disorders and medical co-morbidities of children with autism spectrum disorders who are minimally verbal.

Teaching

  • Senior Instructor (2008)
    Graduate School, Pediatrics
    Screening and Assessment for Children and Youth with Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Publications

  • Reynolds AM, Connolly HV, Katz T, Goldman SE, Weiss SK, Halbower AC, Shui AM, Macklin EA, Hyman SL, Malow BA. Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Ferrous Sulfate to Treat Insomnia in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders. Pediatr Neurol. 2020 Mar;104:30-39. PubMed PMID: 31917100
  • Lemieux, E. Pressman, PS, Blakeley-Smith, A, Katz, T, Pickard, K, Filley, C. Recorded Characteristics of Adults with Autism in the University of Colorado Health System. Poster session presented at the International Neurological Society, February 5-8, 2020 Denver, Colorado.
  • Shui, AM, Lampien, LL, Shuting, Z, Katz, T. Characteristics Associated with Sleep Duration in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Virtual poster session presented at the International Society for Autism Research. INSAR 2020 Virtual, June 3.
  • Reynolds, A, and Katz, T. (2020) Medical Issues Affecting Sleep in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In A.L. Richdale and K.P. Johnson (Eds.) Sleep Difficulties and Disorders in Autism Spectrum Disorder. A volume in M.L. Bauman (Series Ed.) Advances in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing, Inc.
  • Katz, T. (2020) Catching some ZZZ’s: Helping Individuals Sleep Better. In R. Bedard and L. Hecker (Eds.) A spectrum of solutions for clients with autism: Treatment for adolescents and adults. New York: Routledge.
  • Katz, T, and Patel, L. (2020) Potty Time for Kids with Down Syndrome: Lose the Diapers, Not Your Patience. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine.
  • Shui AM, Lampinen LA, Zheng S, Katz T. (2020) Characteristics associated with parental estimates of sleep duration in children with autism spectrum disorders. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 80, 101698.
  • Bellesheim KR, Cole L, Coury DL, Yin L, Levy SE, Guinnee MA, Klatka K, Malow BA, Katz T, Taylor J, Sohl K. Family-Driven Goals to Improve Care for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder. Pediatrics. 2018 Sep;142(3). PubMed PMID: 30108141
  • Bal VH, Katz T, Bishop SL, Krasileva K. Understanding definitions of minimally verbal across instruments: evidence for subgroups within minimally verbal children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2016 Jul 30. PubMed PMID: 27473432
  • Malow BA, Connolly HV, Weiss SK, Halbower A, Goldman S, Hyman SL, Katz T, Madduri N, Shui A, Macklin E, Reynolds AM. The Pediatric Sleep Clinical Global Impressions Scale-A New Tool to Measure Pediatric Insomnia in Autism Spectrum Disorders. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2016 Jun;37(5):370-6. PubMed PMID: 27244298
  • Malow BA, Katz T, Reynolds AM, Shui A, Carno M, Connolly HV, Coury D, Bennett AE. Sleep Difficulties and Medications in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Registry Study. Pediatrics. 2016 Feb;137 Suppl 2:S98-S104. PubMed PMID: 26908483
  • Veatch OJ, Reynolds A, Katz T, Weiss SK, Loh A, Wang L, Malow BA. Sleep in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: How Are Measures of Parent Report and Actigraphy Related and Affected by Sleep Education?. Behav Sleep Med. 2016 Nov-Dec;14(6):665-76. PubMed PMID: 26619899
  • Veatch OJ, Reynolds A, Katz T, Weiss SK, Loh A, Wang L, Malow BA. Sleep in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: How Are Measures of Parent Report and Actigraphy Related and Affected by Sleep Education?. Behav Sleep Med. 2015 Nov 30;:1-12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26619899
  • Malow BA, Adkins KW, Reynolds A, Weiss SK, Loh A, Fawkes D, Katz T, Goldman SE, Madduri N, Hundley R, Clemons T. Parent-based sleep education for children with autism spectrum disorders. J Autism Dev Disord. 2014 Jan;44(1):216-28. PubMed PMID: 23754339
  • Kanne SM, Mazurek MO, Sikora D, Bellando J, Branum-Martin L, Handen B, Katz T, Freedman B, Powell MP, Warren Z. The Autism Impact Measure (AIM): Initial Development of a New Tool for Treatment Outcome Measurement. J Autism Dev Disord. 2014 Jan;44(1):168-79. PubMed PMID: 23748386
  • Katz T, Malow BA. Sleep education and the importance of starting early. Sleep. 2014 Jun 1;37(6):1033-4. PubMed PMID: 24882897
  • Malow BA, Adkins KW, Reynolds A, Weiss SK, Loh A, Fawkes D, Katz T, Goldman SE, Madduri N, Hundley R, Clemons T. Parent-based sleep education for children with autism spectrum disorders. J Autism Dev Disord. 2014 Jan;44(1):216-28. PubMed PMID: 23754339
  • Kanne SM, Mazurek MO, Sikora D, Bellando J, Branum-Martin L, Handen B, Katz T, Freedman B, Powell MP, Warren Z. The Autism Impact Measure (AIM): initial development of a new tool for treatment outcome measurement. J Autism Dev Disord. 2014 Jan;44(1):168-79. PubMed PMID: 23748386
  • Sikora DM, Johnson K, Clemons T, Katz T. The relationship between sleep problems and daytime behavior in children of different ages with autism spectrum disorders. Pediatrics. 2012 Nov;130 Suppl 2:S83-90. PubMed PMID: 23118258
  • Patel, L. and Katz, T. Getting from Won't to Will. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House
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Professional Memberships

  • International Rett Syndrome Foundation, Professional Advisor
  • International Society for Autism Research , Member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

JFK Partners - Specialty Clinic
13121 E. 17th Ave
C234
Aurora, CO 80045
303-724-7643

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Psychology, Board Certification
  • Licensed Psychologist, License (1995)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Child and Teen Health
  • Mental Health and Behavior
  • Child and Teen Health - Parenting
  • Child and Teen Health - Teen Health
  • Child and Teen Health - Children's Health
  • Child and Teen Health - Infant and Toddler Health
Clinical Interests
My clinical interests include the assessment and evaluation of children with developmental disabilities. I have expertise in working with children with autism spectrum disorders and provide evaluation and treatment to toddlers with autism spectrum disorders. Additionally, I have a special interest in working with individuals who are minimally verbal. I have co-founded and continue to work in a sleep behavior clinic for children with autism spectrum disorders and a clinic to address toileting issues. I also work in the multidisciplinary Rett Clinic.

Care Philosophy
It is always important to understand a child's strengths as well as their needs and to use this information to develop an effective treatment plan. When I work with children, it is important for me to include their parents and care givers in the assessment and treatment process.

Personal Interests
I enjoy gardening, reading, knitting, and spending time with my family.

Volunteer Activities
I am a board member of the Rocky Mountain Rett Association and a family advisor to the International Rett Syndrome Foundation.

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • PhD, University of Denver (1992)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of Michigan (MI) (1982)
Internships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (1987)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics (1994)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Developmental Pediatrics
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