Research Overview

One goal of Leonard Rappaport's work is to gain a better understanding of the effects of medical and surgical interventions on development and neurological status later in childhood. He seeks to use that information to improve developmental and behavioral outcome after infant cardiac surgery. 

His lab is also collaborating with Children's Genomics Center and MIT's Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences to better understand the etiology of developmental disorders. One of the goals of this work is to improve the methods of diagnosing and treating autism spectrum disorders. Rappaport and colleagues are also investigating the etiology and treatment of elimination disorders such as encopresis and enuresis. 

About Leonard Rappaport

Leonard Rappaport received his MD from Yale University School of Medicine. He completed an internship, residency, and fellowship at Childrens Hospital Boston. Dr. Rappaport serves on the Executive Board for NIH-NHLBI trials in infant heart surgery.

Researcher Services

Researcher Areas

  • Development and Learning


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  1. Berdahl JP, Gallardo MJ, ElMallah MK, Williamson BK, Kahook MY, Mahootchi A, Rappaport LA, Lazcano-Gomez GS, Díaz-Robles D, Dorairaj SK. Six-Month Outcomes of Goniotomy Performed with the Kahook Dual Blade as a Stand-Alone Glaucoma Procedure. Adv Ther. 2018 Nov; 35(11):2093-2102. View abstract
  2. Robson VK, Stopp C, Wypij D, Dunbar-Masterson C, Bellinger DC, DeMaso DR, Rappaport LA, Newburger JW. Longitudinal Associations between Neurodevelopment and Psychosocial Health Status in Patients with Repaired D-Transposition of the Great Arteries. J Pediatr. 2019 Jan; 204:38-45.e1. View abstract
  3. Rappaport L. Hey Buddy. JAMA Pediatr. 2018 Aug 01; 172(8):720. View abstract
  4. Reilly M, Rappaport L. Congenital Zika Virus Infection: A Developmental-Behavioral Perspective. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2017 01; 38(1):65-66. View abstract
  5. Rappaport L. Neurodevelopmental outcome in children with congenital heart disease: a work in progress. Pediatrics. 2015 May; 135(5):926-7. View abstract
  6. Khwaja OS, Ho E, Barnes KV, O'Leary HM, Pereira LM, Finkelstein Y, Nelson CA, Vogel-Farley V, DeGregorio G, Holm IA, Khatwa U, Kapur K, Alexander ME, Finnegan DM, Cantwell NG, Walco AC, Rappaport L, Gregas M, Fichorova RN, Shannon MW, Sur M, Kaufmann WE. Safety, pharmacokinetics, and preliminary assessment of efficacy of mecasermin (recombinant human IGF-1) for the treatment of Rett syndrome. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Mar 25; 111(12):4596-601. View abstract
  7. Kong SW, Shimizu-Motohashi Y, Campbell MG, Lee IH, Collins CD, Brewster SJ, Holm IA, Rappaport L, Kohane IS, Kunkel LM. Peripheral blood gene expression signature differentiates children with autism from unaffected siblings. Neurogenetics. 2013 May; 14(2):143-52. View abstract
  8. Yu TW, Chahrour MH, Coulter ME, Jiralerspong S, Okamura-Ikeda K, Ataman B, Schmitz-Abe K, Harmin DA, Adli M, Malik AN, D'Gama AM, Lim ET, Sanders SJ, Mochida GH, Partlow JN, Sunu CM, Felie JM, Rodriguez J, Nasir RH, Ware J, Joseph RM, Hill RS, Kwan BY, Al-Saffar M, Mukaddes NM, Hashmi A, Balkhy S, Gascon GG, Hisama FM, LeClair E, Poduri A, Oner O, Al-Saad S, Al-Awadi SA, Bastaki L, Ben-Omran T, Teebi AS, Al-Gazali L, Eapen V, Stevens CR, Rappaport L, Gabriel SB, Markianos K, State MW, Greenberg ME, Taniguchi H, Braverman NE, Morrow EM, Walsh CA. Using whole-exome sequencing to identify inherited causes of autism. Neuron. 2013 Jan 23; 77(2):259-73. View abstract
  9. Kong SW, Collins CD, Shimizu-Motohashi Y, Holm IA, Campbell MG, Lee IH, Brewster SJ, Hanson E, Harris HK, Lowe KR, Saada A, Mora A, Madison K, Hundley R, Egan J, McCarthy J, Eran A, Galdzicki M, Rappaport L, Kunkel LM, Kohane IS. Characteristics and predictive value of blood transcriptome signature in males with autism spectrum disorders. PLoS One. 2012; 7(12):e49475. View abstract
  10. Kohane IS, McMurry A, Weber G, MacFadden D, Rappaport L, Kunkel L, Bickel J, Wattanasin N, Spence S, Murphy S, Churchill S. The co-morbidity burden of children and young adults with autism spectrum disorders. PLoS One. 2012; 7(4):e33224. View abstract
  11. Bellinger DC, Wypij D, Rivkin MJ, DeMaso DR, Robertson RL, Dunbar-Masterson C, Rappaport LA, Wernovsky G, Jonas RA, Newburger JW. Adolescents with d-transposition of the great arteries corrected with the arterial switch procedure: neuropsychological assessment and structural brain imaging. Circulation. 2011 Sep 20; 124(12):1361-9. View abstract
  12. Ross WJ, Chan E, Harris SK, Goldman SJ, Rappaport LA. Pediatrician-psychiatrist collaboration to care for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, and anxiety. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2011 Jan; 50(1):37-43. View abstract
  13. Ching MS, Shen Y, Tan WH, Jeste SS, Morrow EM, Chen X, Mukaddes NM, Yoo SY, Hanson E, Hundley R, Austin C, Becker RE, Berry GT, Driscoll K, Engle EC, Friedman S, Gusella JF, Hisama FM, Irons MB, Lafiosca T, LeClair E, Miller DT, Neessen M, Picker JD, Rappaport L, Rooney CM, Sarco DP, Stoler JM, Walsh CA, Wolff RR, Zhang T, Nasir RH, Wu BL. Deletions of NRXN1 (neurexin-1) predispose to a wide spectrum of developmental disorders. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet. 2010 Jun 05; 153B(4):937-47. View abstract
  14. Shen Y, Dies KA, Holm IA, Bridgemohan C, Sobeih MM, Caronna EB, Miller KJ, Frazier JA, Silverstein I, Picker J, Weissman L, Raffalli P, Jeste S, Demmer LA, Peters HK, Brewster SJ, Kowalczyk SJ, Rosen-Sheidley B, McGowan C, Duda AW, Lincoln SA, Lowe KR, Schonwald A, Robbins M, Hisama F, Wolff R, Becker R, Nasir R, Urion DK, Milunsky JM, Rappaport L, Gusella JF, Walsh CA, Wu BL, Miller DT. Clinical genetic testing for patients with autism spectrum disorders. Pediatrics. 2010 Apr; 125(4):e727-35. View abstract
  15. Bellinger DC, Newburger JW, Wypij D, Kuban KC, duPlesssis AJ, Rappaport LA. Behaviour at eight years in children with surgically corrected transposition: The Boston Circulatory Arrest Trial. Cardiol Young. 2009 Feb; 19(1):86-97. View abstract
  16. Newburger JW, Jonas RA, Soul J, Kussman BD, Bellinger DC, Laussen PC, Robertson R, Mayer JE, del Nido PJ, Bacha EA, Forbess JM, Pigula F, Roth SJ, Visconti KJ, du Plessis AJ, Farrell DM, McGrath E, Rappaport LA, Wypij D. Randomized trial of hematocrit 25% versus 35% during hypothermic cardiopulmonary bypass in infant heart surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 Feb; 135(2):347-54, 354.e1-4. View abstract
  17. Sand N, Rappaport L. Enuresis. Oski's Pediatrics, DeAngelis C, ed. 2005. View abstract
  18. Schonwald a, Rapapport L. Encopresis. Oski's Pediatrics. DeAngelis C. 2005. View abstract
  19. McGrath E, Wypij D, Rappaport LA, Newburger JW, Bellinger DC. Prediction of IQ and achievement at age 8 years from neurodevelopmental status at age 1 year in children with D-transposition of the great arteries. Pediatrics. 2004 Nov; 114(5):e572-6. View abstract
  20. Schonwald A, Rappaport L. Consultation with the specialist: encopresis: assessment and management. Pediatr Rev. 2004 Aug; 25(8):278-83. View abstract
  21. Bartlett JM, Wypij D, Bellinger DC, Rappaport LA, Heffner LJ, Jonas RA, Newburger JW. Effect of prenatal diagnosis on outcomes in D-transposition of the great arteries. Pediatrics. 2004 Apr; 113(4):e335-40. View abstract
  22. Rappaport L. Recurrent abdominal pain. Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics: A Handbook for Primary Care. Zuckerman B and Parker S, Eds. 2004. View abstract
  23. Rappaport L. Enuresis. Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics: A Handbook for Primary Care. Zuckerman B and Parker S, Eds. 2004. View abstract
  24. Schonwald A, Rappaport L. Encopresis. Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics: A Handbook for Primary Care. 2004. View abstract
  25. Jonas RA, Wypij D, Roth SJ, Bellinger DC, Visconti KJ, du Plessis AJ, Goodkin H, Laussen PC, Farrell DM, Bartlett J, McGrath E, Rappaport LJ, Bacha EA, Forbess JM, del Nido PJ, Mayer JE, Newburger JW. The influence of hemodilution on outcome after hypothermic cardiopulmonary bypass: results of a randomized trial in infants. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2003 Dec; 126(6):1765-74. View abstract
  26. Wypij D, Newburger JW, Rappaport LA, duPlessis AJ, Jonas RA, Wernovsky G, Lin M, Bellinger DC. The effect of duration of deep hypothermic circulatory arrest in infant heart surgery on late neurodevelopment: the Boston Circulatory Arrest Trial. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2003 Nov; 126(5):1397-403. View abstract
  27. Bellinger DC, Wypij D, duPlessis AJ, Rappaport LA, Jonas RA, Wernovsky G, Newburger JW. Neurodevelopmental status at eight years in children with dextro-transposition of the great arteries: the Boston Circulatory Arrest Trial. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2003 Nov; 126(5):1385-96. View abstract
  28. Waber DP, Weiler MD, Forbes PW, Bernstein JH, Bellinger DC, Rappaport L. Neurobehavioral factors associated with referral for learning problems in a community sample: evidence for an adaptational model for learning disorders. J Learn Disabil. 2003 Sep-Oct; 36(5):467-83. View abstract
  29. Newburger JW, Wypij D, Bellinger DC, du Plessis AJ, Kuban KC, Rappaport LA, Almirall D, Wessel DL, Jonas RA, Wernovsky G. Length of stay after infant heart surgery is related to cognitive outcome at age 8 years. J Pediatr. 2003 Jul; 143(1):67-73. View abstract
  30. Bellinger DC, Bernstein JH, Kirkwood MW, Rappaport LA, Newburger J. Visual-spatial skills in children after open-heart surgery. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2003 Jun; 24(3):169-79. View abstract
  31. Fishman L, Rappaport L, Schonwald A, Nurko S. Trends in referral to a single encopresis clinic over 20 years. Pediatrics. 2003 May; 111(5 Pt 1):e604-7. View abstract
  32. Chan E, Rappaport LA, Kemper KJ. Complementary and alternative therapies in childhood attention and hyperactivity problems. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2003 Feb; 24(1):4-8. View abstract
  33. Visconti KJ, Saudino KJ, Rappaport LA, Newburger JW, Bellinger DC. Influence of parental stress and social support on the behavioral adjustment of children with transposition of the great arteries. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2002 Oct; 23(5):314-21. View abstract
  34. Fishman L, Rappaport L, Cousineau D, Nurko S. Early constipation and toilet training in children with encopresis. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2002 Apr; 34(4):385-8. View abstract
  35. Landgraf JM, Rich M, Rappaport L. Measuring quality of life in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and their families: development and evaluation of a new tool. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2002 Apr; 156(4):384-91. View abstract
  36. Bellinger D, Rappaport L. Development assessment and interventions. Managing Elevated Lead Levels Among Young Children, Recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poinoning Prevention. 2002. View abstract
  37. Rappaport L. Recurrent abdominal pain. Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics: A Handbook for Primary Care. Zuckerman B and Parker S, Eds. 2002. View abstract
  38. Scharff L. Leichtner A, Rappaport L. Recurrent abdominal pain. Pain Management in Children, Schecter N, Berde C, Yaster M Eds. 2002. View abstract
  39. Dunbar-Masterson C, Wypij D, Bellinger DC, Rappaport LA, Baker AL, Jonas RA, Newburger JW. General health status of children with D-transposition of the great arteries after the arterial switch operation. Circulation. 2001 Sep 18; 104(12 Suppl 1):I138-42. View abstract
  40. Stein MT, Rappaport L, Frazer CH, Zeltzer L. Recurrent abdominal pain. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2001 Apr; 22(2 Suppl):S133-7. View abstract
  41. Rappaport L. Book Reviews. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2001 Feb; 22(1):77-78. View abstract
  42. Bellinger DC, Wypij D, du Plessis AJ, Rappaport LA, Riviello J, Jonas RA, Newburger JW. Developmental and neurologic effects of alpha-stat versus pH-stat strategies for deep hypothermic cardiopulmonary bypass in infants. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2001 Feb; 121(2):374-83. View abstract
  43. Glader L, Rappaport L. Encopresis. Ambulatory Pediatrics, Stockman J, Lohr J editors. 2001. View abstract
  44. Homer C, Susskind O, Alpert HR, Owusu Ms, Schneider L, Rappaport LA, Rubin DH. An evaluation of an innovative multimedia educational software program for asthma management: report of a randomized, controlled trial. Pediatrics. 2000 Jul; 106(1 Pt 2):210-5. View abstract
  45. Scorsin M, Hagège A, Vilquin JT, Fiszman M, Marotte F, Samuel JL, Rappaport L, Schwartz K, Menasché P. Comparison of the effects of fetal cardiomyocyte and skeletal myoblast transplantation on postinfarction left ventricular function. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2000 Jun; 119(6):1169-75. View abstract
  46. Weiler MD, Bellinger DK, Simmons EK, Rappaport LK, Urion DK, Mitchell WJ, Bassett NJ, Burke PJ, Marmor J, Waber D. Reliability and validity of a DSM-IV based ADHD screener. Child Neuropsychol. 2000 Mar; 6(1):3-23. View abstract
  47. Bellinger, D, Rappaport, L,Weiler, M, Beers, N. Epidemiologic perspectives on neuropsychological disorders in children. Handbook of Neuropsycholygy, Rapin I, Segalowitz S (Eds). 2000. View abstract
  48. Barr RG, Rappaport L. Infant colic and childhood recurrent abdominal pain syndromes: is there a relationship? J Dev Behav Pediatr. 1999 Oct; 20(5):315-7. View abstract
  49. Bellinger DC, Wypij D, Kuban KC, Rappaport LA, Hickey PR, Wernovsky G, Jonas RA, Newburger JW. Developmental and neurological status of children at 4 years of age after heart surgery with hypothermic circulatory arrest or low-flow cardiopulmonary bypass. Circulation. 1999 Aug 03; 100(5):526-32. View abstract
  50. Leder MR, Emans SJ, Hafler JP, Rappaport LA. Addressing sexual abuse in the primary care setting. Pediatrics. 1999 Aug; 104(2 Pt 1):270-5. View abstract
  51. Frazer C, Rappaport L. Recurrent pains in childhood. Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. Levine MD,Crocker A,Carey W, eds. 1999. View abstract
  52. Knight, J, Rappaport, L. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in adolescents: Special considerations. Contemporary Pediatrics. 1999. View abstract
  53. Frazer c, Rappaport L. Recurrent pains in children. Ambulatory Pediatrics. M Green, R Haggerty and M Weitzman. 1999. View abstract
  54. Anger M, Lompré AM, Vallot O, Marotte F, Rappaport L, Samuel JL. Cellular distribution of Ca2+ pumps and Ca2+ release channels in rat cardiac hypertrophy induced by aortic stenosis. Circulation. 1998 Dec 01; 98(22):2477-86. View abstract
  55. Scorsin M, Hagege AA, Dolizy I, Marotte F, Mirochnik N, Copin H, Barnoux M, le Bert M, Samuel JL, Rappaport L, Menasché P. Can cellular transplantation improve function in doxorubicin-induced heart failure? Circulation. 1998 Nov 10; 98(19 Suppl):II151-5; discussion II155-6. View abstract
  56. Rappaport LA, Wypij D, Bellinger DC, Helmers SL, Holmes GL, Barnes PD, Wernovsky G, Kuban KC, Jonas RA, Newburger JW. Relation of seizures after cardiac surgery in early infancy to neurodevelopmental outcome. Boston Circulatory Arrest Study Group. Circulation. 1998 Mar 03; 97(8):773-9. View abstract
  57. Glader L, Rappaport L. Encopresis. Ambulatory Pediatric Care. R Derchewitz, Ed. 1998. View abstract
  58. Scorsin M, Hagege AA, Marotte F, Mirochnik N, Copin H, Barnoux M, Sabri A, Samuel JL, Rappaport L, Menasché P. Does transplantation of cardiomyocytes improve function of infarcted myocardium? Circulation. 1997 Nov 04; 96(9 Suppl):II-188-93. View abstract
  59. Bellinger DC, Rappaport LA, Wypij D, Wernovsky G, Newburger JW. Patterns of developmental dysfunction after surgery during infancy to correct transposition of the great arteries. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 1997 Apr; 18(2):75-83. View abstract
  60. Rappaport L. Prognostic factors for alarm treatment. Scand J Urol Nephrol Suppl. 1997; 183:55-7; discussion 57-8. View abstract
  61. Davey M, Rappaport L. Encopresis in adolescents. Adolescent Medicine. Friedman S, Fisher M, Schonberg SK, eds. 1997. View abstract
  62. Scorsin M, Marotte F, Sabri A, Le Dref O, Demirag M, Samuel JL, Rappaport L, Menasché P. Can grafted cardiomyocytes colonize peri-infarct myocardial areas? Circulation. 1996 Nov 01; 94(9 Suppl):II337-40. View abstract
  63. Frazer CH, Rappaport LA. Recurrent abdominal pain; Keeping it simple. Amb Child Health. 1996; 1:370-378. View abstract
  64. Van Sciver MM, D'Angelo EJ, Rappaport L, Woolf AD. Pediatric compliance and the roles of distinct treatment characteristics, treatment attitudes, and family stress: a preliminary report. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 1995 Oct; 16(5):350-8. View abstract
  65. Bauters C, Marotte F, Hamon M, Oliviéro P, Farhadian F, Robert V, Samuel JL, Rappaport L. Accumulation of fetal fibronectin mRNAs after balloon denudation of rabbit arteries. Circulation. 1995 Aug 15; 92(4):904-11. View abstract
  66. Bellinger DC, Jonas RA, Rappaport LA, Wypij D, Wernovsky G, Kuban KC, Barnes PD, Holmes GL, Hickey PR, Strand RD, et al. Developmental and neurologic status of children after heart surgery with hypothermic circulatory arrest or low-flow cardiopulmonary bypass. N Engl J Med. 1995 Mar 02; 332(9):549-55. View abstract
  67. Oberlander TF, Berde CB, Lam KH, Rappaport LA, Saul JP. Infants tolerate spinal anesthesia with minimal overall autonomic changes: analysis of heart rate variability in former premature infants undergoing hernia repair. Anesth Analg. 1995 Jan; 80(1):20-7. View abstract
  68. Rappaport L. Bowel and bladder control. Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics Chapter, Boyce T, Shonkoff J, eds. Rudolph's Textrbook of Pediatrics. 1995. View abstract
  69. Rappaport L. Enuresis. Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics: A Handbook for Primary Care. Zuckerman B and Parker S, eds. 1995. View abstract
  70. Rappaport L, Wypij D, Bellinger D. A comparison of the developmental and neurologic status at one year of children who underwent heart surgery using hypothermic ciculatory arrest or low-flow cardiopulmonary bypass: The Boston Ciculatory Arrest Study. Brain Injury and Infant Cardiac Surgery. Jonas R, Newburger J, Volpe J, Eds. 1995. View abstract
  71. Bellinger D, Rappaport L. Developmental testing in outcome studies. Brain Injury and Infant Cardiac Surgery. Jonas R, Newburger J, Volpe J Eds. 1995. View abstract
  72. Rappaport L. Recurrent abdominal pain. Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics: A Handbook for Primary Care. Zuckerman B and Parker S, Eds. 1995. View abstract
  73. Rappaport L, Frazer CH, Zeltzer L, Stein, MT. Challenging Case: Recurrent Abdominal Pain. J Dev Beh Peds. 1995; 16:277-281. View abstract
  74. Oberlander T, Rappaport L. Recurrent abdominal pain: evaluation and management. Inter Sem Paediatr Gastro Nutr. 1994; 3(2):2-9. View abstract
  75. Rappaport L. The treatment of nocturnal enuresis--where are we now? Pediatrics. 1993 Sep; 92(3):465-6. View abstract
  76. Oberlander TF, Rappaport LA. Recurrent abdominal pain during childhood. Pediatr Rev. 1993 Aug; 14(8):313-9. View abstract
  77. Jonas RA, Bellinger DC, Rappaport LA, Wernovsky G, Hickey PR, Farrell DM, Newburger JW. Relation of pH strategy and developmental outcome after hypothermic circulatory arrest. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1993 Aug; 106(2):362-8. View abstract
  78. DeMaso D, Rappaport L, Davey M. Behavioral Pediatrics. Manual of Pediatric Therapeutics. Graef, ed. 1993. View abstract
  79. Rappaport,L. Enuresis - Where are we now? What to do?. Pediatr. 1993; (92):465-466. View abstract
  80. Creer TL, Stein RE, Rappaport L, Lewis C. Behavioral consequences of illness: childhood asthma as a model. Pediatrics. 1992 Nov; 90(5 Pt 2):808-15. View abstract
  81. D'Angelo E, Woolf A, Bessette J, Rappaport L, Ciborowski J. Correlates of medical compliance among hemophilic boys. J Clin Psychol. 1992 Sep; 48(5):672-80. View abstract
  82. Rappaport, L. Enuresis in adolescents. Adolescent Medicine, Friedman S,Fisher M, Schonberg SK,Eds. 1992. View abstract
  83. Rappaport L. Enuresis. Developmenal-Behavioral Pediatrics, Levine MD, Crocker A., Carey W.eds. 1992. View abstract
  84. Rappaport L, Leichtner A. Recurrent abdominal pain. Pain Management in Children and Adolescents. Schecter N,Berde C,Yaster M eds. 1992. View abstract
  85. Oberlander T, Rappaport L. Recurrent abdominal pain in childhood. Pediatr in Review. 1992; 14(8):313-319. View abstract
  86. Bellinger DC, Wernovsky G, Rappaport LA, Mayer JE, Castaneda AR, Farrell DM, Wessel DL, Lang P, Hickey PR, Jonas RA, et al. Cognitive development of children following early repair of transposition of the great arteries using deep hypothermic circulatory arrest. Pediatrics. 1991 May; 87(5):701-7. View abstract
  87. Bowen J, Fenton T, Rappaport L. Stimulant medication and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder. The child's perspective. Am J Dis Child. 1991 Mar; 145(3):291-5. View abstract
  88. Bauchner H, Rappaport L. Asthma self-management programs: A guide to proper selection. J All Imm. 1990; 4:8-13. View abstract
  89. Palfrey JS, Rappaport L, DeGraw C. The school-age child: putting it all together. Curr Probl Pediatr. 1989 Jun; 19(6):285-323. View abstract
  90. Woolf A, Rappaport L, Reardon P, Ciborowski J, D'Angelo E, Bessette J. School functioning and disease severity in boys with hemophilia. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 1989 Apr; 10(2):81-5. View abstract
  91. Rappaport L, Coffman H, Guare R, Fenton T, DeGraw C, Twarog F. Effects of theophylline on behavior and learning in children with asthma. Am J Dis Child. 1989 Mar; 143(3):368-72. View abstract
  92. Rappaport L. Recurrent abdominal pain: theories and pragmatics. Pediatrician. 1989; 16(1-2):78-84. View abstract
  93. Levine MD, Rappaport L, Fenton T, Coleman WL, Hathaway TJ, Kent WL, Meltzer LJ, Zallen BG. Neurodevelopmental readiness for adolescence: studies of an assessment instrument for 9- to 14-year-old children. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 1988 Aug; 9(4):181-8. View abstract
  94. DeMaso, D, Rappaport, L. Behavioral Pediatrics In: Graef J ed. Manual of Pediatric Therapeutics. 1988. View abstract
  95. Palfrey JS, Rappaport LA. School placement. Pediatr Rev. 1987 Mar; 8(9):261-71. View abstract
  96. Rappaport L, Urion D, Strand K, Fulton AB. Concurrence of congenital ocular motor apraxia and other motor problems: an expanded syndrome. Dev Med Child Neurol. 1987 Feb; 29(1):85-90. View abstract
  97. Rappaport L, Landman G, Fenton T, Levine MD. Locus of control as predictor of compliance and outcome in treatment of encopresis. J Pediatr. 1986 Dec; 109(6):1061-4. View abstract
  98. Rappaport LA, Levine MD. The prevention of constipation and encopresis: a developmental model and approach. Pediatr Clin North Am. 1986 Aug; 33(4):859-69. View abstract
  99. Landman GB, Rappaport L, Fenton T, Levine MD. Locus of control and self-esteem in children with encopresis. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 1986 Apr; 7(2):111-3. View abstract
  100. Levine, MD, Rappaport, LA. Recurrent abdominal pain in school children: The loneliness of the long-distance pediatrician. Pediatr Clin N Amer. 1986; 33:969-991. View abstract
  101. Landman GB, Rappaport L. Pediatric management of severe treatment-resistant encopresis. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 1985 Dec; 6(6):349-51. View abstract
  102. Levine MD, Rappaport LA. Recurrent abdominal pain in school children: the loneliness of the long-distance physician. Pediatr Clin North Am. 1984 Oct; 31(5):969-91. View abstract
  103. Landman GB, Levine MD, Rappaport L. A study of treatment resistance among children referred for encopresis. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 1984 Aug; 23(8):449-52. View abstract
  104. Demaso,D, Lowe,J, Rappaport,L. Behavioral Pediatrics, In Graef,J . and ConeT(eds). Manual of Pediatric Therapeutics. 1984. View abstract
  105. Rappaport L, Levine MD, Aufseeser C, Incerto RA. Children's descriptions of their developmental dysfunctions. Field testing of a self-administered student profile. Am J Dis Child. 1983 Apr; 137(4):369-74. View abstract