Kimberly A. Kroeger-Geoppinger, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Academic Affiliations

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

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Autism; early intervention; toileting; feeding; video modeling

Dr. Kroeger-Geoppinger is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She is also a clinical psychologist and director of the Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention Program at The Kelly O'Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. She joined Cincinnati Children's in November of 2005 to develop early intensive behavioral intervention programs for young children with autism and their families.

Dr. Kroeger has received various awards from the Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati (ASGC) and Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT) of Greater Cincinnati. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, Association for Behavior Analysis, Autism Society of America and the Ohio Autism Consortium for Applied Behavior Analysis. She has been symposium chair and a presenter at international and national conferences on autism spectrum disorders and has provided training in graduate and undergraduate courses at Xavier University, the College of Mt. St. Joseph and the Kelly O'Leary Center. Dr. Kroeger is most known for her work in toileting and feeding interventions for persons with autism spectrum disorders.

PsyD: Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, 2004.

Internship: The Kennedy Krieger Institute at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2003-2004.

Fellowship: Pediatric Psychology, The Kelly O'Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2004-2005.

View PubMed Publications

Kroeger KA, Brown J. Placebo medication use for behavior management in an adult with autism. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities. 2011;46:470-476.

Kroeger KA, Sorensen-Burnworth R. A parent training model for toilet training children with autism. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 2010;54:556-567.

Kroeger KA, Sorensen-Burnworth R. Toilet training individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities: A critical review. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. 2009;3:607-618.

Kroeger KA, Schultz JR, Newsom C. An evaluation of group-delivered social skills programs for young children with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 2007;37:808-817.

Kroeger KA, Nelson WM III. A language program to increase the verbal production of a child dually diagnosed with autism and Down syndrome. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities Research. 2006;50:101-108.

Book Chapters

Kroeger KA. (2012). Toilet Training. In F. R. Volkmar (ed.) Encyclopedia of autism spectrum disorders. New York: Springer.

Kroeger KA. (2012). Daily routines. In F. R. Volkmar (ed.) Encyclopedia of autism spectrum disorders. New York: Springer.

Bass JD, Kroeger K. (2011). Feeding. In J. K. Luiselli (Ed.). Teaching and behavior support for children and adults with autism spectrum disorders: A “how to” practitioner's guide. New York: Oxford University Press.

Newsom C, Kroeger K. (2005). Nonaversive treatment. In J. Jacobson, J. Mulick, & R. Foxx (Eds.). Controversial therapies for developmental disabilities: Fad, fashion and science in professional practice. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Lott JD, Kroeger K. (2004). Self-help skills in persons with mental retardation. In J. L. Matson, R. B. Laud, & M. L. Matson (Eds.). Behavior modification for persons with developmental disabilities: Volume II. New York: NADD Press.