MYST Director: Jake Burack

B. A. (Columbia), M. Sc., M. Phil., Ph. D. (Yale)

Jake Burack is a professor of Educational Psychology in the Faculty of Education at McGill University. In addition to research, Jake works with teachers, aides, families, school administrators and students with special needs on the development of educational services for children in Montreal and throughout the province.

Jake Burack est professeur de psychopédagogie dans la Faculté d'Éducation à l'Université McGill. De plus, Jake travaille en collaboration avec divers professeurs, familles, administrateurs en milieu scolaire et étudiants ayant des besoins spéciaux, au développement de services éducatifs pour les enfants de la région de Montréal et partout dans la province.

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

Books

Burack, J. A., Hodapp, R. M., & Zigler, E. (in preparation). Handbook of intellectual disabilities and development, 2nd edition. New York: Oxford U Press.

Burack, J. A., Hodapp, R. M., & Zigler, E. (1998). Handbook of mental retardation and development. New York: Cambridge U Press.

Luthar, S. S., Burack, J. A., Cicchetti, D., & Weisz, J. R. (Eds.) (1997). Developmental psychopathology: Perspectives on adjustment, risk, and disorder. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Burack, J. A. (Ed.) (under contract). Development at risk. New York: Oxford University Press.

Chapters

Iarocci, G., Root, R., & Burack, J. A. (2008) Social competence and mental health among Aboriginal youth: An integrative developmental perspective. In L. Kirmayer & G. Valaskakis (Eds.), The mental health of Canadian aboriginal peoples: Transformations of identity and community. Vancouver, BC: UBC Press.

Burack, J. A., Charman, T., Yirmiya, N., & Zelazo, P. R. (Eds.) (2001). The development of autism: Perspectives from theory and research. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Mottron, L., & Burack, J. A. (2001). Enhanced perceptual functioning in the development of autism. In J.A. Burack, T. Charman, N. Yirmiya, & P.R. Zelazo (Eds). The development of autism: Perspectives from theory and research (pp. 131-148). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Burack, J. A. (1997). The study of atypical and typical populations in developmental psychopathology: The quest for a common science. In S. S. Luthar, J. A. Burack, D. Cicchetti, & J. R. Weisz, (Eds.), Developmental psychopathology: Perspectives on adjustment, risk and disorder (pp. 139-165). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Articles

Burack, J. A., Blidner, A., Flores, H. V., & Fitch, T. A. (2007). Constructions and deconstructions of risk, resilience and well-being: A model for understanding the development of Aboriginal adolescents. Australasian Psychiatry, 15, S18-S23.

Mottron, L., Dawson, M., Soulieres, Hubert, B. & Burack, J. A. (2006). Enhanced perceptual functioning in autism: An update and eight priniciples of autistic perception, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 36, 27-43.

Burack, J. A., Flanagan, T., Peled, T., Sutton, M., Zygmunowicz, C., and Manly, J. T. (2006). Social perspective-taking skills in maltreated children and adolescents. Developmental Psychology, 42, 207-217.

Burack, J. A. (2004) (Ed.) Special issue: Matching strategies in the study of autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 34.

New Publications

Books

Burack, J. A., Hodapp, R. M., Iarocci, G., & Zigler, E. (Eds.) (in press). Handbook of intellectual disability and development, 2nd edition. New York: Oxford University Press.

Chapters

Burack, J. A., Hodapp, M., Iarocci, G., & Zigler, E. (in press). On knowing more: Future issues for developmental approaches to intellectual disabilities. In J. A. Burack, R. M. Hodapp, G. Iarocci, & E. Zigler (Eds.), Handbook of intellectual disability and development (2nd ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.

Burack, J. A., Russo, N., Flores, H., Iarocci, G., & Zigler, E. (in press). The more we know, the less we know, but that's OK: Developmental implications for theory, methodology, and interpretation. In J. A. Burack, R. M. Hodapp, G. Iarocci, & E. Zigler (Eds.), Handbook of intellectual disability and development (2nd ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.

Burack, J. A., Cohene, K., & Flores, H. (in press). Developmental models as frameworks for early intervention with children with Down syndrome. In J. A. Rondal, J. Perera, & D. Spiker (Eds.), Neurocognitive rehabilitation of Down syndrome: The early years. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Iarocci, G., Porporino, M., Enns, J. T., & Burack, J. A. (in press). The development of attention: Issues of etiology and trajectory. In J. A. Burack, R. M. Hodapp, G. Iarocci, & E. Zigler (Eds.), Handbook of intellectual disability and development (2nd ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.

Russo, N., Dawkins, T., Huizinga, M., & Burack, J. A. (in press). Executive functions and intellectual disability: A developmental perspective. In J. A. Burack, R. M. Hodapp, G. Iarocci, & E. Zigler (Eds.), Handbook of intellectual disability and development(2nd ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.

Shulman, C., Flores, H., Iarocci, G., & Burack, J. A. (in press). Intellectual Disability: Concepts, definitions and assessment In P. Howlin, T. Charman, & M. Ghaziuddin (Eds.), SAGE Handbook of Developmental Disorders. New York: SAGE.

Burack, J. A., Russo, N., Dawkins, T., & Huizinga, M. (2010). Development and regressions in rule use: The case of Zenadine Zidane. In B. W. Sokol, J. Carpdendale, U Müller, A. Young, & G. Iarocci (Eds.). Self- and social-regulation: Exploring the relations between social interaction, social cognition, and the development of executive functions. New York: Oxford University Press.

Iarocci, G., Root, R., & Burack, J. A. (2009) Social competence and mental health among Aboriginal youth: An integrative developmental perspective. In L. Kirmayer & G. Valaskakis (Eds.), Healing Traditions: The mental health of aboriginal peoples in Canada (pp. 80-106). Vancouver, BC: UBC Press.

Articles

Bertone, A., Bonnel, A., & Burack, J. A. (in press). Complexities in interpreting perceptual profiles among persons with autism spectrum disorders: Examples from research on auditory and visual processing. McGill Journal of Medicine.

Flanagan, T. D, Iarocci, G., D'Arrisso, A., Mandour, T., Tootoosis, C., Robinson, S., & Burack, J. A. (in press). Reduced ratings of physical and relational aggressions for youths with a strong cultural identity: Evidence from the Naskapi People. Journal of Adolescent Health.

Landry, O., & Burack, J. A. (in press). Visual orienting among persons with atypical development spectrum. McGill Journal of Medicine.

Stewart, M. E., Russo, N., Banks, J., Miller, L., & Burack, J. A. (in press). Sensory characteristics in autism spectrum disorders. McGill Journal of Medicine.

Bonnel, A., McAdams, S., Smith, B., Berthiaume, C., Bertone, A., Ciocca, V., Burack, J. A., & Mottron, L. (2010). Enhanced pure-tone pitch discrimination among persons with autism but not Asperger syndrome. Neuropsychologia, 48, 465-475.

Huizinga, M., Burack, J. A., & van der Molen, M. W. (2010). Age-related change in shifting attention between global and local levels of hierarchical stimuli. Journal of Cognition and Development, 11, 408-436.

Lleras, A., Porporino, M., Burack, J. A., & Enns, J. T. (2010). Rapid resumption of interrupted search is independent of age-related improvements in visual search. Journal of Experimental Psychology, 23, 1-15.

Burack, J. A., Joseph, S., Russo, N., Shore, D. I., Porporino, M., & Enns, J. T. (2009). Change detection in naturalistic pictures among children with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 39, 471-479.

Iarocci, G., Enns, J. T., Randolph, B., & Burack, J. A. (2009). The modulation of visual orienting reflexes across the lifespan. Developmental Science, 12, 715-724.

Landry, O., Mitchell, P., & Burack, J. A. (2009). Orienting of visual attention among persons with autism spectrum disorders: Reading versus responding to symbolic cues. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 50, 862-870.