Department of Human Development and Family Science
295 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-5434 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Carolyn Shivers, an assistant professor of human development and family science at Virginia Tech, serves as director of the disability sudies minor.
Accepting new grad students: Yes
In need of students for research team: Yes
Name of research team: SibLab
- Siblings of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
- Family Systems in Families of Individuals with Disabilities
- Mutually Beneficial Interventions
- Structural Equation Modeling
- PhD in Developmental Psychology, Vanderbilt University
- MS in Developmental Psychology, Vanderbilt University
- BS in Psychology, University of Notre Dame
- Director, Disability Studies Minor
- Director, SibSaturdays, Vanderbilt University Kennedy Center
- Member, American Psychological Association
- Diversity Award, Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, 2020
Shivers, C.M., & Plavnick, J.B. (2015). Sibling involvement in interventions among families of children with autism spectrum disorder: A systematic review. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45(3), 685-696.
Shivers, C. M., Deisenroth, L., & Taylor, J. L. (2013). Patterns and predictors of anxiety among siblings of children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43(6), 1336-46.
Taylor, J. L. & Shivers, C. (2011) Sibling relationship factors predictive of helping profession choice and volunteerism among adult siblings of individuals with mild intellectual deficits. American Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities,116(4). 263-277.
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