Marc J. Tassé, PhD

Marc J. Tassé, Ph.D.

Director, Nisonger Center Professor, Department of Psychology, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

Administration

(614) 685-3193
marc.tasse@osumc.edu

Biography:

Current Graduate Students/Advisees:

  • Kristin Dell’Armo, MA, MAT (graduate program in IDD Psychology)
  • Stoni Fortney, MA (graduate program in IDD Psychology)
  • Minje Kim, MA (graduate program in IDD Psychology)
  • Emily Van Gassbeek, EdM (graduate program in IDD Psychology)

Biography:

Marc J. Tassé, PhD is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and 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. Dr. 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 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. Dr. Tassé has been involved in the development of a number of standardized assessment tests 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 160 articles in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and books. He has given 285+ scientific and professional presentations and invited addresses. Dr. 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: 2021, 2011, 2009 & 2007) and the American Psychological Association (Division 33: 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”). He was also recognized in 2020 for his significant national contributions to the field of IDD in the U.S. (National Historic Recognition Project: 2000-2020). Dr. Tassé is a past President of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (2012-2013). Dr. Tassé continues to be actively involved in conducting evaluations and giving expert testimony in capital cases where intellectual disability is an issue. 


Research & Clinical Interests

  • assessment and psychometrics (item response theory)
  • adaptive behavior
  • problem behavior & psychiatric disorders
  • health issues
  • Intervention strategies in ASD and ID

Selected Publications

Schalock, R. L., Luckasson, R.., & Tassé, M. J. (in press). An overview of Intellectual Disability: Definition, Classification and Systems of Supports (12th ed.). American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Fortney, S. & Tassé, M. J. (in press). Urbanicity, health, and access to services for individuals with intellectual disability and developmental disabilities. American Journal 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.

Bertelli, M. O., Hollenweger, J., Tassé, M. J., Straccia, C., Rondini, E., Bianco, A., Jung, R., Buonaguro, E. F., Simeonsson, R. J., Munir, K., & Salvador-Carulla, L. (in press). Intellectual developmental disorders. In M. O. Bertelli, S. Deb, K. Munir, A. Hassiotis, & L. Salvador-Carulla (Eds.), Textbook of Psychiatry for Intellectual Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Springer.

Wickstrom, J., Dell’Armo, K., Salzman, E., Hooker, J. L., Delehanty, A., Bishop, S., Tassé, M. J., Wetherby, A. M., Piergies, T., Damiano, D., Rauch, A., & Thurm, A., (in press). Systematic Review: Recommendations for Rehabilitation in ASD and ID from Clinical Practice Guidelines. Rehabilitation Research and Clinical Translation.  

Schalock, R. L., Luckasson, R.., & Tassé, M. J. (in press). Ongoing transformation in the field of IDD: Taking action for future progress. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.  

Makhluf, Y. F., Bacherini, A., Elisei, S., Tassé, M. J., & Balboni, G. (in press). Assessment of challenging behaviours with the Nisonger Child Behavior Rating Form: Agreement/disagreement between frequency and severity ratings. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.  DOI: 10.3109/13668250.2020.1768727

Balboni, G., Baccherini, A., & Tassé, M. J. (in press). Factors affecting the relationship between adaptive behavior and challenging behaviors in individuals with intellectual disability and co-occurring disorders. Research in Developmental Disabilities.

Schalock, R. L., Luckasson, R.., & Tassé, M. J. (2021). Intellectual disability: Definition, diagnosis, classification, and systems of supports (12th edition). American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Glidden, L. M., Abbeduto, L., McIntyre, L. L., & Tassé, M. J. (Editors; 2021). APA Handbook on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. American Psychological Association.

Tassé, M. J. & Balboni, G. (2021). Theories and measurement of adaptive behavior. Chapter in L. M. Glidden, (Editor in Chief), L. Abbeduto, L. L. McIntyre, & M. J. Tassé (Editors), Handbook on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. American Psychological Association.

Glidden, L. M., Abbeduto, L., McIntyre, L. L., & Tassé, M. J. (2021). Summary and future directions: Where we have been, where we are, where we are going. Chapter in L. Glidden, (Editor in Chief), L. Abbeduto, L. L. McIntyre, & M. J. Tassé (Editors), Handbook on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. American Psychological Association.

Dell’Armo, K. A., & Tassé, M. J. (2021). Attitudes, stigma, and disablism toward people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Chapter in L. M. Glidden, (Editor in Chief), L. Abbeduto, L. L. McIntyre, & M. J. Tassé (Editors), Handbook on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. 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.

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.

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).  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