Dr. Marc Tasse

Dr. Marc Tasse

Dr. Marc Tasse

Professor, IDD

marc.tasse@osumc.edu

(614) 685-3193

Marc J. Tassé, PhD is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at The Ohio State University. He is also the Director of the Ohio State Nisonger Center, a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. Tassé has more than 30 years of experience in conducting research and providing clinical services in the field of intellectual disability (ID), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and other related neurodevelopmental disorders (ND). He has significant clinical and research experience working with people with ID/ASD, including people with co-occurring mental/behavioral health concerns. Tassé has been involved in the development of a number of standardized assessment tests for people with ID/ASD, including: Diagnostic Adaptive Behavior Scale, Supports Intensity Scale for Children, Supports Intensity Scale for Adults, Nisonger Child Behavior Rating Form, and the Quebec Adaptive Behavior Scale. His publications include more than 155 articles in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and books in the area of ID/ASD/ND.  He has given 275+ scientific and professional presentations on topics related to ID, ASD, and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Tassé is a Fellow of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, American Psychological Association, and International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. His work has been recognized by the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Exceptional Service Award: 2007, 2009 & 2011), the American Psychological Association (Division 33’s 2017 John W. Jacobson Award for “meritorious contributions to the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities in an area related to behavioral psychology, evidence-based practice, dual diagnosis or public policy”), and he was recognized in 2020 for his significant national contributions to the field of IDD in the U.S. (National Historic Recognition Project: 2000-2020). He is a past President of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (2012-2013). Tassé is also actively involved in conducting evaluations and giving expert testimony in capital cases where intellectual disability is an issue.

Research & Clinical Interests 

Tassé’s research and clinical interests are in the area intellectual disability (ID), autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related neurodevelopmental disorders. His research has been focused on the co-occurrence of intellectual disability or ASD and psychiatric problems or problem behaviors, understanding and measuring adaptive behavior, test development, and the concept of support needs. His recent research has also centered on the study of the health and well-being of persons with ASD, ID and other related neuordevelopmental disorders. He has also become more interested in the role of technologies in supporting independent living in adults with ID/ASD.  Tassé’s clinical interests include the diagnosis of intellectual disability, the assessment and treatment of problem behavior and psychiatric disorders in individuals with ID or ASD. He does some forensic work around the determination of intellectual disability in capital cases.

Selected Publications (Bold = student)

Balboni, G., Baccherini, A., & Tassé, M. J. (in press). Assessment of challenging behaviors with the Nisonger Child Behavior Rating Form: Agreement/disagreement between frequency and severity ratings. Research in Developmental Disabilities.

Schalock, R. L., Luckasson, R.., & Tassé, M. J. (in press). Intellectual disability: Definition, diagnosis, classification, and systems of supports (12th Edition). Washington, DC: American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Tassé, M. J. (in press).  Adaptive behavior and functional life skills across the lifespan:
Conceptual and measurement issues. In R. Lang & P. Sturmey (Eds), Evidenced-Based Practices for Teaching Adaptive Behavior to People with Intellectual and Developmental Disability Across the Life Span. New York: Springer Publishing.

Glidden, L. Abbeduto, L., McIntyre, L. L., & Tassé, M. J. (Editors; in press). Handbook on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. 

Glidden, L. Abbeduto, L., McIntyre, L. L., & Tassé, M. J. (in press). Summary and future directions: Where we have been, where we are, where we are going. Chapter to appear in L. Glidden, (Editor in Chief), L. Abbeduto, L. L. McIntyre, & M. J. Tassé (Editors), Handbook on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Tassé, M. J. & Balboni, G. (in press). Theories and measurement of adaptive behavior. Chapter to appear in L. Glidden, (Editor in Chief), L. Abbeduto, L. L. McIntyre, & M. J. Tassé (Editors), Handbook on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Dell’Armo, K. A., & Tassé, M. J. (in press). Attitudes, Stigma, and Disablism Toward People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Chapter to appear in L. Glidden, (Editor in Chief), L. Abbeduto, L. L. McIntyre, & M. J. Tassé (Editors), Handbook on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.  

Tassé, M. J., Wagner, J. B., & Kim, M. (2020). Using Technology and Remote Support Services to Promote Independent Living of Adults with Intellectual Disability and Related Developmental Disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 33, 640-647. https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12709.

Maltais, J., Morin, D., & Tassé, M. J. (2020). Health care service use among people with intellectual disabilities and comparison with the general population. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 33, 552-564. https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12698.

Sabat, C., Arango, P., Tassé, M. J., & Tenorio, M. (2020). Different abilities needed at home and school: The relation between executive function and adaptive behavior in adolescents with Down syndrome. Scientific Reports, 10, 1683. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-58409-5.  

Tassé, M. J., Perkins, E. A., Jorgensen Smith, T., & Chapman, R. (2020). Behavioral Health Services for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (pp. 253-272). In B. L. Levin & A. Hanson (Eds.), in Foundations of Behavioral Health. New York: Springer.

Navas, P., Llorente, S., Garcia, L., Tassé, M. J., & Havercamp, S. M. (2019). Improving health care access for older adults with intellectual disability: What are the needs? Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disability, 32, 1453-1464.

Wagner, J. B., Kim, M., & Tassé, M. J. (2019). National surveillance of intellectual disability: Technology tools that can increase national reach. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 57, 463-475.   

Schalock, R. L., Luckasson, R.., & Tassé, M. J. (2019). Intellectual Disability and Aging. To appear in D. Gu, & M. Dupre (Eds), Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging. New York: Springer Press.

Schalock, R. L., Luckasson, R., & Tassé, M. J. (2019).  The contemporary view of intellectual and developmental disabilities: Implications for psychologists. Psicothema, 31, 223-228. DOI: 10.7334/psicothema2019.119

Tassé, M. J., Balboni, G., Navas, P., Luckasson, R. A., & Nygren, M. A., Belacchi, C., Bonichini, S., Reed, G., & Kogan, C. (2019). Identifying behavioral indicators for intellectual functioning and adaptive behavior for use in the ICD-11. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 63, 386-407. DOI: 10.1111/jir.12582

Dell’Armo, K. A. & Tassé, M. J. (2019). The Role of Adaptive Behavior and Parent Expectations in Predicting Post-School Outcomes for Young Adults with Intellectual Disability. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 49, 1638-1651. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-018-3857-6

Sabat, C., Tassé, M. J. & Tenorio, M. (2019). Adaptive Behavior and Intelligence in Down syndrome: An Exploratory Investigation. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 57, 79-94. https://doi.org/10.1352/1934-9556-57.2.79

Schalock, R. L., Thompson, J. R., & Tassé, M. J. (2018). A Systematic Approach to Personal Support Plans. Washington, DC: American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Tassé, M. J. & Bush, K. (2018). International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition (ICD-10). In E. Braaten (Editor). The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intellectual and Developmental Disorders.  Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, Inc.

Tassé, M. J. & Mehling, M. H. (2018). Mental Retardation [Intellectual Disability]: Historical Changes in Terminology. In E. Braaten (Editor), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intellectual and Developmental Disorders.  Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, Inc.

Schalock, R. L., Luckasson, R.., Tassé, M. J., & Verdugo, M. A. (2018). A holistic theoretical approach to intellectual disability: Going beyond the four current perspectives. Intellectual Developmental Disabilities, 56. 79-89.

Tassé, M. J. & Grover, M. (2018). American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD). In F. R. Volkmar (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders. New York: Springer.  https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6435-8_1820-3

Tassé, M. J. & Blume, J. H (2018). Intellectual disability and the death penalty: Current issues and controversies. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger/ABC-CLIO, LLC.

Cooray, S. E., Andrews, T., Bailey, N. M., Devapriam, J., McLaren, J. L., Purandare, K. N., Jaydeokar, S. S., Tassé, M. J., & Wijeratne, A. (2018). Anxiety Disorders. In R. Staal (Ed.). Diagnostic manual - Intellectual disability (2nd edition): Workbook. Kingston, NY: NADD Press.

Charlot, L. R., Benson, B. A., Fox, S., Tassé, M. J., Hassiotis, A., & Pary, R. J. (2018). Depressive Disorders. In R. Staal (Ed.). Diagnostic manual - Intellectual disability (2nd edition): Workbook. Kingston, NY: NADD Press.

Tassé, M. J., Bertelli, M. O., Simon, E. W., Kates, W. R., & Navas, P. (2018). Intellectual Disability (Intellectual Developmental Disorder). In R. Staal (Ed.). Diagnostic manual - Intellectual disability (2nd edition): Workbook. Kingston, NY: NADD Press.

Mehling, M. H., Tassé, M. J., & Andridge, R. (2017). Shakespeare and autism: A pilot study examining the treatment effects and predictors of treatment response of the Hunter Heartbeat Method.  Autism – Open Access, 7(5), 1-9.

Tassé, M. J., Schalock, R. L., Thissen, D., Balboni, G., Bersani, H. A., Borthwick-Duffy, S. A., Spreat, S., Widaman, K. F., & Zhang, D. (2017). Diagnostic Adaptive Behavior Scale: User’s manual. Washington, DC: American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Mehling, M. H., Tassé, M. J., & Root, R. (2017). Shakespeare and autism: An exploratory evaluation of the Hunter Heartbeat Method. Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 4, 107-120. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23297018.2016.1207202.

Tassé, M. J. (2017). Intellectual disability and the death penalty. Impact, 30(1), 47-50.

Havercamp, S. M., Tassé, M. J., Navas, P., Benson, B. A., Alain, D. C., & Manickam, K., (2017). Exploring the weight and health status of adults with Down syndrome. Journal of Education and Training Studies, 5, 97-108.  https://doi.org/10.11114/jets.v5i6.2343.

Bush, K. & Tassé, M. J. (2017). Employment and Choice-Making for Adults with Intellectual Disability, Autism and Down syndrome. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 65, 23-34.

Shogren, K. A., Shaw, L. A., Wehmeyer, M. L., Thompson, J. R., Lang, K. M., Tassé, M. J., & Schalock, R. L. (2017). The support needs of children with intellectual disability and autism: Implications for supports planning and subgroup classification. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 47, 865-877.