​EducationKasee Stratton

Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine/Krieger Institute
Baltimore, Maryland
  • Post-doctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Psychology (August 2013)
Central Michigan University
Mt Pleasant, Michigan
  • School Psychology, APA accredited: NASP approved: Michigan State Board of Education approved
  • ​Dissertation: The Initial Validation of a Non-Vocal, Multi-demensional Pain Assessment Instrument for Individuals​
  • ​Thesis: Identifying Pain in CHARGE Syndrome
  • Doctorate of Philosophy ( June 2012)
  • Master of Arts (December 2010)
  • Major: Graduate Prep Psychology
  • Minor: Youth Studies
  • Bachelor of Science (December 2006)​

Research Interests

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Genetic conditions and behavioral challenges related to phenotype, particularly CHARGE Syndrome
  • Impacts of challenging behavior in educational and medical settings
  • Low-incidence disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder—intervention and assessment for challenging behaviors
  • Consultation for parents and academic teams of children who experience severe medical conditions, pain, terminal illness, and challenging behaviors
  • Identification and understanding of the role of pain and medical complications for individuals who are non-vocal
  • ​I am an assistant professor in the School Psychology Program, Department of Counseling & Educational Psychology, at Mississippi State University.  I also direct the Bulldog CHARGE Syndrome Research Lab (www.facebook.com/BulldogCHARGElab​).  


Stratton, K.K. (2014). CHARGE und Sexualität. Ein Elternratgeber. In A. Wanka & C.

Junghans (Eds.). Jugendliche und erwachsene mig CHARGE-Syndrom (pp. 131-137). Heidelberg, Germany, Median-Verlag.

Translation: Stratton, K.K. (2014). CHARGE and Sexuality: Assisting Parents. In A. Wanka & C. Jnghans (Eds.), Youth & Adults with CHARGE Syndrome: Children Turn into Youth, Youth Turn into Adults. Heidelberg: Median Verlag.

Hartshorne, T. S., Schafer, A., Stratton, K. K., & Nacarato, T. M. (2013). Family resilience relative to children with severe disabilities. In Becvar, D. S. (Ed.). Handbook of Family Resilience. Springer.

Hartshorne, T.S., Stratton, K.K., & van Ravenswaaij-Arts, C.M.A. (2011).  Prevalence of genetic testing in CHARGE syndrome.  Journal of Genetic Counseling, 20, 49-57.​

Stratton, K.K., & Hartshorne, T.S. (2010). Experiencing stress in CHARGE. In T.S.Hartshorne, M.A. Hefner, S.L.H. Davenport, & J. Thelin (Eds.), CHARGE syndrome.  San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

Stratton, K.K. (2010). Changes over the life cycle in individuals with CHARGE: Youngadulthood. In T.S. Hartshorne, M.A. Hefner, S.L.H. Davenport, & J. Thelin (Eds.), CHARGE syndrome. San Diego, CA:  Plural Publishing. 


Gadke, D. L., Stratton, K.S., & Justice, C. (in press). Review of the McGhee-Mangrum Inventory of School Adjustment. In J. F. Carlson, K. F. Geisinger, & R. A. Spies (Eds.), The twentieth mental measurements yearbook (pp. xxx-xxx). Lincoln, NE: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements.

Gadke, D. L., Stratton, K. S., Butts, M. L., Mohanty, S. D., & Cosby, A. G., (in preparation).Tweeting about autism: The prevalence of autism in the world of twitter.

Gadke, D. L., Stratton, K. S., & Morton, R. C. (in preparation). Using brief experimentalanalysis and intervening on early numeracy for a child with a rare genetic condition.

Stratton, K.K., & Hartshorne, T.S. (in progress).  Identifying pain non-vocally using amultidimensional pain assessment for individuals with CHARGE syndrome. ​

Vert, R., Olson, T., Hoesch, H., Kim, S., Stratton, K. K., & Hartshorne, T. S. (in preparation). The experience of siblings of individuals with CHARGE syndrome.