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Stacey E. Reynolds, PhD, OTR/L

Associate Professor

Department of Occupational Therapy
Virginia Commonwealth University

Phone: (352) 273-6126

Lead Mentor
D. Devine, PhD

Research Areas

Using both human and animal models for studying sensory processing disorders and examining the neurobiological basis of atypical sensory and motor behaviors


  • 2000 Gannon University, Erie, PA Health Science BS
  • 2001 Gannon University, Erie, PA Occupational Therapy MS
  • 2007 Virginia Commonwealth University Occupational Therapy PhD

Current Research Funding

American Occupational Therapy Foundation (Reynolds) 07/01/ 15 - 12/30/16. Intervention Research Grant. The Effects of Deep Pressure on Arousal and Attention in Children with Autism. Goal: The goal of this project is to determine the feasibility of using a medical device (Vayu Vest) to provide deep pressure input to children and adults with autism and to measure changes in physiological regulation and executive function that occur when individuals are wearing the device.

Recent Publications

Roman Oyola, R., Reynolds, S. et al. (in press). Child’s sensory profile and adult’s playfulness as predictors of parental self-efficacy. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71(2).

Reynolds, S., Glennon, T., Ausderau, K., Bendixen, R.B., Miller-Kuhaneck, H., Pfeiffer, B… Bodison, S. et al. (in press). Issue Is: supporting children with differences in sensory processing and integration through occupational therapy. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71(2).

Reynolds S, Miller Kuhaneck H, Pfeiffer B. Systematic Review of the Effectiveness of Frequency Modulation Devices in Improving Academic Outcomes in Children With Auditory Processing Difficulties. Am J Occup Ther. 2016 Jan-Feb;70(1) , 1-11

Reynolds, S., Pfeiffer, B., & Miller-Kuhanek, H. Effectiveness of Frequency Modulation (FM) to Improve Academic Performance in Children with Auditory Processing Difficulties: A Systematic Review. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2016; 70(1).

Reynolds, S. Successful management of Barth syndrome: A systematic review highlighting the importance of a flexible and multidisciplinary approach. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 2015; 8, 1-14. PMCID: PMC4524586

Reynolds, S., Lane, S.J., & Mullen, B. Effects of deep pressure stimulation on performance and physiological arousal: A pilot study of the Vayu Vest. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2015; 69(3).

Reynolds, S., Kreider, C., Meeley, L.E., & Bendixen, R. Feeding history and chemical taste sensitivity in boys with Barth Syndrome. Journal of Rare Disorders, 2015; 3(1), 1-9.

Reynolds S, Kreider CM, Meeley LE, Bendixen RM. Taste perception and sensory sensitivity: Relationship to feeding problems in boys with Barth Syndrome. J Rare Disord. 2015 Mar;3(1):1-9. PMCID: PMC4503373.

Complete List of Published Work in MyBibliography

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