2002 Presentations

National Staff Development Conference, Boston, MA

Davis, C. (December 2002). Help, Johnny won't stay in his seat. Paper presented at the National Staff Development Conference, Boston, MA.

Geckeler, A.S., & Davis, C. (December 2002). Inclusion of children with autism: A data-based approach. Paper presented at the National Staff Development Conference, Boston, MA.  

American Speech and Hearing Association, Atlanta

McCann, J., Bellone, B., Hutt, L., Marty, M., & Libby, M. (November 2002). Validity of hearing screenings with severely cognitively-impaired students. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Speech and Hearing Association, Atlanta, GA.

University of Auckland

Ahearn, W.H. (November 2002). Eating in children with autism spectrum disorder: Direct and naturalistic assessment strategies. Paper presented at the University of Auckland.

Anderson , J., Gardenier, N., Geckeler, A.S., Holcomb, W.L., MacDonald, R.P.F., Mansfield, R., & Sanchez, J.M. (November 2002). Profiles of young children with autism: A comparison with typically developing peers. Paper presented at the University of Auckland. 

Foster, K.E., Strully, V., Libby, M., Ahearn, W.H., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (November 2002). Comprehensive educational services for children with autism. Paper presented at the University of Auckland. 

Canterbury University

Foster, K.E., Strully, V., Libby, M., Ahearn, W.H., & MacDonald, R. P. F. (November 2002). Comprehensive Educational Services for Children with Autism. Paper presented at the Canterbury University.

Inaugural World Autism Congress, Melbourne

Ahearn, W.H. (November 2002). Eating in children with autism spectrum disorder: Direct and naturalistic assessment strategies. Paper presented at the Inaugural World Autism Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Anderson , J., Gardenier, N., Geckeler, A.S., Holcomb, W.L., MacDonald, R.P.F., Mansfield, R., Sanchez, J., & Green, G. (November 2002). Profiles of young children with autism: A comparison with typically developing peers. Paper presented at the Inaugural World Autism Conference, Melbourne, Australia. 

Foster, K., Strully, V., Libby, M.E. , Ahearn, W.H., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (November 2002). Comprehensive Educational Services for Children with Autism. Paper presented at the Inaugural World Autism Conference, Melbourne.

Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Ahearn, W.H. (October 2002). Decreasing vocal stereotypy in individuals with autism. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Anderson, J., Geckeler, A. S., Holcomb, W. L., MacDonald, R. P. F., Mansfield, R., & Sanchez, J. M. (October 2002). Teaching joint attention to preschool children with autism. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Berkshire Association for  Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Belowsky, E. (October 2002). Group contingencies increase on-task academic achievement. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Castine, T. M., Lockwood, L., Perhot, N., & Ahearn, W. H. (October 2002). Extended functional analysis and treatment of SIB maintained by access to restraint. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Ciccone, F., & Graff, R. B. (October 2002). Measuring the stability of preference categories across time. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Clark, J., & Molteni, J. (October 2002). The effect of magnitude and delay on reinforcer choice. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Clark , M., Garrigan, E., & MacDonald, R. P. F. (October 2002). Increasing pretend play in preschool children with autism using video modeling. Paper presented at the  annual meeting of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Clevenger, T., & Graff, R. B. (October 2002). Assessing the prerequisite skills to using pictorial preference assessments. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Berkshire Association for  Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Cohen-Almeida, D., & Graff, R. B. (October 2002). Teaching ABA skills to public school personnel. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Dolan, S. (October 2002). Improving staff performance using a public posting procedure. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Dudley, L. L., & Johnson, C. (October 2002). MCAS Alternative Assessments. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Geckeler, A. S., Anderson, J., Holcomb, W. L., MacDonald, R. P. F., Mansfield, R., & Sanchez, J. M. (October 2002). Stereotypy in children with autism at age 2, 3 and 4 at program entry and after one year compared to age-matched typically developing peers.

Graff, R. B. (October 2002). Current practices in identifying preferences and reinforcers in individuals with special needs. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Graff, R. B. (October 2002). Certification in behavior analysis: An update. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Graff, R. B., McNamara, B., & Morrison, H. (October 2002). Systematic use of forward and backward chaining procedures with task analyses. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Kubala, M., & Dickson, C. (October 2002). Effects of an interval DRL on vocal stereotypy in a child with autism. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Mansfield, R., Anderson, J., Geckeler, A. S., Holcomb, W. L., MacDonald, R. P. F., & Sanchez, J. M. (October 2002). Overall skills of children with autism at age 2, 3 and 4 at program entry and after one year compared to age-matched typically developing peers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Mears, E.R. (October 2002). Increasing on-schedule behavior of teachers through supervisor monitoring of targeted behaviors. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Metzger, J., Ahearn, W.H., Edinburg, S., & Madden, S. (October 2002). A functional analysis of stereotypy: Directed spitting and spit play. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Moore, T., Johnson, C., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2002). The effects of a self-management treatment package on the stereotypic behavior of a young man with autism. Poster presented at the  annual meeting of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA. 

O'Flaherty, C., & Geckeler, A.S. (October 2002). Increasing peer interactions using video modeling techniques. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Pownall, J. (October 2002). Use of an analog functional analysis to determine the variable maintaining the aggressive behavior in a young boy with autism. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Berkshire Association for  Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Roscoe, E. M., Iwata, B., A., & Rand, M., S. (October 2002). Assessment of reinforcer magnitude effects during noncontingent reinforcement. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Sanchez, J. M., Anderson, J., Geckeler, A. S., Holcomb, W. L., MacDonald, R. P. F., & Mansfield, R. (October 2002). Joint attention in children with autism at age 2, 3 and 4 at program entry and after one year compared to age-matched typically developing peers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Berkshire Association for  Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Focus on Behavior Analysis in Education, Columbus, OH

Graff, R.B. (September 2002). Identifying preferences and reinforcers in individuals with special needs: A practitioner's guide. Paper presented at the Ohio State University 3rd Focus on Behavior Analysis in Education Conference, Columbus, OH.

Association for Behavior Analysis, Toronto

Ahearn, W. H., & Condon, J. (May 2002). Treating pediatric feeding problems: Long-term follow-up. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Applied Behavior Analysis, Toronto.

Ahearn, W. H., & Debar, R. (May 2002). The effects of open and closed economies on performance in a matching-to-sample task. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Applied Behavior Analysis, Toronto.

Ahearn, W. H., Dube, W. V., McIlvane, W. J., Clark, K. M., & Gardenier, N. C. (May 2002). Disrupting stereotypy with VT stimulus delivery: A test of behavioral momentum. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Applied Behavior Analysis, Toronto.

Ahearn, W. H., & Lundwall, A. (May 2002). The effect of estimate method on functional analysis outcome: Partial-interval vs. momentary time-sampling. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Applied Behavior Analysis, Toronto.

Anderson, J., Geckeler, A. S., Green, G., MacDonald, R. P. F., Mansfield, R., & Sanchez, J. M. (May 2002). Teaching joint attention skills to preschool children with autism. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Applied Behavior Analysis, Toronto.

Ciccone, F., Graff, R. B., & Shanower, C. (May 2002). Long term assessment of preference stability. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Applied Behavior Analysis, Toronto.

Clark , M., Garrigan, E., MacDonald, R. P. F., & Sanchez, J. (May 2002). Increasing play skills using video modeling techniques. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Applied Behavior Analysis, Toronto. 

Dickson, C., Magnusson, A., Dube, W. V., & Sidman, M. (May 2002). Analysis of observing behavior and multiple stimulus control topographies in matching to sample. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Applied Behavior Analysis, Toronto.

Galiatsatos, T., & Graff, R. B. (May 2002). Comparison of three methods of assessing stimulus preference. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Applied Behavior Analysis, Toronto.

Gardenier, N. & Geckeler, A. (May 2002). Review of observation and measurement methods in applied settings. Workshop presented at the annual convention of the Association for Applied Behavior Analysis, Toronto.

Geckeler, A. S., Gardenier, N. C., Green, G., Holcomb, W. L., MacDonald, R. P. F., Mansfield, R., & Sanchez, J. M. (May 2002). Age at treatment entry and changes in stereotypic behavior in young children with autism. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Applied Behavior Analysis, Toronto.

Graff, R. B., & DeLeon, I. (May 2002). A practitioner's guide to conducting stimulus preference assessments. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Applied Behavior Analysis, Toronto.

Graff, R. B., & Green, G. (May 2002). Two methods for teaching simple visual discriminations to youths with severe disabilities. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Applied Behavior Analysis, Toronto.

Hurley, M. C., Gould, D. D. , Graff, R. B., & Holcomb, W. L. (May 2002). Increasing social interaction initiations by a child with autism using a tactile prompt and scripts. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Applied Behavior Analysis, Toronto.

Ide, T., Langer, S., Green, G., Johnson, C., MacDonald, R., & White, D. (May 2002). A systematic procedure for teaching generalization of discrimination skills. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Applied Behavior Analysis, Toronto.

Johnson, C., Keogh, K., & Mossner, L. (May 2002). Investigation of increased pica as a possible side effect of satiation treatment for ruminations. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Applied Behavior Analysis, Toronto.

Magnusson, A., Johnson, C., Keogh, K., & Mossner, L. (May 2002). Effects of satiation on post-meal rumination. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Applied Behavior Analysis, Toronto.

Mansfield, R., Anderson, J., Sanchez, J. M., Geckeler, A. S., Green, G., Holcomb, W. L., & MacDonald, R. P. F. (May 2002). A protocol for the behavioral assessment of joint attention. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Applied Behavior Analysis, Toronto.

Molteni, J. & Burdick, P. (May 2002). Ethical issues in applied settings. Workshop presented at the annual convention of the Association for Applied Behavior Analysis, Toronto.

Mossner, L., Steinhilber, J., & Johnson, C. (May 2002). Stimulus control of stereotypic behavior in a young girl with autism. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Applied Behavior Analysis, Toronto.

Perhot, N. A. (May 2002). A functional assessment and hypothesis-based intervention for out-of-seat behavior. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Applied Behavior Analysis, Toronto.

Quinn, E. L., Gould, D. D. , Dudley, L., & Holcomb, W. L. (May 2002). Teaching a child with autism to respond to peers' initiations using video technology and script fading. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Applied Behavior Analysis, Toronto.

Sanchez, J. M., Geckeler, A. S., Green, G., Holcomb, W. L., MacDonald, R. P. F., Mansfield, R., & Gardenier, N. C. (May 2002). Joint attention, play, and stereotypy in young children with autism. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Applied Behavior Analysis, Toronto.

St. Amand, C., Andrade, M., & Gould, D. D. (May 2002). Review of systematic manipulations in applied settings. Workshop presented at the annual convention of the Association for Applied Behavior Analysis, Toronto.

California Association for Behavior Analysis, San Francisco

Ahearn, W.H. (February 2002). Severe pediatric feeding problems: How to get from assessment to normalized meal times. Invited address to the annual conference of the California Association for Behavior Analysis.