2007 Presentations

Maryland Association for Behavior Analysis, Baltimore, MD

Ahearn, W.H. (November 2007). A conceptual and functional analysis of social deficits in children with ASDs. Invited address given at the annual conference of the Maryland Association for Behavior Analysis, Baltimore, MD.

American Speech-Hearing-Language Association, Boston, MA

Speyer, E., Crawford, S., Hutt, L., Cheron, J., & Conlin, S. (November 2007). Effects of visual "no reinforcement" cue on autistic children's requesting. Seminar presented at the annual conference of the American Speech-Hearing-Language Association, Boston, MA.

Alabama Association for Behavior Analysis, Tuscaloosa, AL

Ahearn, W.H. (October 2007). Functionally analyzing social deficits in children with autism. Keynote address presented at the annual convention of the Alabama Association for Behavior Analysis, Tuscaloosa, AL.

Ahearn, W.H. (October 2007). From automatic reinforcement to appropriate social behavior: assessing and treating stereotypic behavior. Workshop presented at the annual convention of the Alabama Association for Behavior Analysis, Tuscaloosa, AL.  

Ahearn, W.H. (October 2007). Life beyond chicken nuggets: assessing and treating feeding problems in children with autism. Workshop presented at the annual convention of the Alabama Association for Behavior Analysis, Tuscaloosa, AL.

Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA

Ahearn, W.H. (October 2007). Personal paradigm shifts and treatment acceptability: A comparison of PBS and ABA experts. Oral presentation chaired at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Ahearn, W.H. (October 2007). Refinements in interobserver agreement data analysis, functional analysis, preference assessment, and treatment of problem behavior. Symposium chaired at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Ahearn, W.H. (October 2007). Verbal behavior: Assessing vocalizations, teaching verbal behavior, and treating stereotypic vocalizations. Symposium chaired at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Amtmann, H., Keras, J., & Graff, R.B. (October 2007). Evaluating the efficacy of pretests for pictorial preference assessments. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Bancroft, S., & Bourret, J.C. (October 2007). Comparison of proportional and exact agreement in measuring improvement in data collection.  Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Braga-Kenyon, P.R. (October 2007). Stimulus equivalence: Research to practice. Symposium chaired at the  Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Braga-Kenyon, P.R., Carroll, R., & Roberts, K. (October 2007). Establishing conditional and emergent relations with compound stimuli. Paper presented at  the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Braga-Kenyon, P.R., Karsina, A.J., Bourret, J.C., Perhot, N., Kenyon, S., & Steinhilber, J. (October 2007). The use of medication to manage challenging behavior: Considerations about the tapering process.  Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Brown, J., Woodman, A., & Graff, R.B. (October 2007). Teaching parents of preschoolers to conduct stimulus preference assessments. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Ciccone, F.J. (October 2007). Applied behavior analysis in public schools: applications, challenges and solutions. Panel discussion chaired at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Coderre, J., Ahearn, W.H., Clark, K.M., & McSweeney, M. (October 2007). Assessing the function of immediate echolalia. Paper presented at  the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Coderre, J., & Bourret, J.C. (October 2007). Comparison of brief multiple stimulus, paired stimulus, and multiple stimulus without replacement preference assessments.  Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Colón, C.L., Ahearn, W.H., Clark, K.M, & Masalsky, J. (October 2007). The effects of tact training and response interruption/redirection on appropriate and undesirable vocalizations. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Colón, C.L., & Graff, R.B. (October 2007). A comparison of verbal and tangible preference assessments. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Graff, R.B. (October 2007). Evaluation of variables that influence preference and reinforcer assessment outcomes. Symposium chaired at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Grindle, S.L., & Weiss, J.S. (October 2007). Improving staff performance in implementing student management guidelines. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Holcomb, W.L., & Perhot, N. (October 2007). Ethical issues in applied settings: A discussion of ethical issues centered upon the BACB® Code of Conduct. Workshop presented at  the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Johnson, C. (October 2007). Stimulus equivalence: Research to practice. Symposium discussed at the  Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Kara, L., & Graff, R.B. (October 2007). Evaluating the role of response effort on reinforcer assessment outcomes. Paper presented at  the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA. P>

Karsina, A.J. (October 2007). Considerations on the use of medication to manage challenging behavior in persons with developmental disabilities. Symposium chaired at the  Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Karsina, A.J. (October 2007). Treating severe challenging behavior in applied settings. Symposium chaired at the  Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Karsina, A.J., Steinhilber, J., Perhot, N., Bourret, J.C., & Braga-Kenyon, P.R. (October 2007). Diagnosis and evaluation of ADD and Bipolar Disorder: A behavioral model. Paper presented at  the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Karsina, A.J., Kenyon, S., Perhot, N., Libby, M.E. , Ryan, S., & Bourret, J.C. (October 2007). Risperdal treatment effects in an applied setting.  Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Keenan, L., Ahearn, W.H., & Miguel, C. (October 2007). A comparison of echoic and textual prompts to teach intraverbal behavior. Paper presented at  the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Kenyon, S. (October 2007). Implementing behavior programs and collecting data: How can we improve our practices? Symposium discussed at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Kenyon, S., & Bourret, J.C. (October 2007). Considerations in determining clinically acceptable levels of challenging behavior.  Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Keogh, K., Bourret, J.C., & Karsina, A.J. (October 2007). Systems for clinical and medical evaluation of medication effects in an applied setting. Paper presented at  the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Keogh, K., B uckingham, S., Carr, L., & Hanlon, A. (October 2007). Case study of a multi-component treatment package including response cost to treat low-frequency, high-intensity aggression. Paper presented at  the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Keras, J., Amtman, H., & Graff, R.B. (October 2007). Evaluating the efficacy of pretests for pictorial preference assessments. Paper presented at  the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Leif, E., Roscoe, E.M., & Morrison, H. (October 2007). An evaluation of procedures for increasing item engagement and decreasing automatically maintained problem behavior. Paper to be presented at  the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Libby , M.E.  (October 2007). Demonstration of the usefulness of acoustical markers (TAG Teach) for acquisition across several skill areas. Symposium chaired at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Libby , M.E.  , Olsen, P., Weiss, J., Bancroft, S., & Lipcon, A. (October 2007). Analysis of the effects of using an acoustical marker on the development of eye contact. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Lipcon, A., Weiss, J., Libby, M., Olsen, P., & Bancroft, S. (October 2007). Acquisition of gross motor imitation skills in a participant with autism using an acoustical marker. Paper presented at  the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Luczynski, K.C., & Hanley, G.P. (October 2007). Preference of children for working over free reinforcement. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

MacDonald, R.P.F., & Parry-Cruwys, D. (October 2007). Assessment and treatment of joint attention in young children with autism. Workshop presented at  the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Mahoney, A., Ahearn, W.H., & Miguel, C. (October 2007). Categorization of stimuli by motor responses in preschool children. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Mansfield, R., Andrade, M., & Bellone, B. (October 2007). Translating research into practice: Taking a step towards developing teaching technology. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

McConnell, K., Roscoe, E.M., Rolider, N., Iwata, B.A., Camp, E., & Fritz, J.N. (October 2007). Functional analysis of low-rate problem behavior . Paper presented at  the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

McGoldrick, A., Hansalia, S., & Bourret, J.C. (October 2007). A comparison of feedback strategies to increase the frequency and accuracy of data collection. Paper presented at  the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

McNamara, B. (October 2007). Implementing behavior programs and collecting data: How can we improve our practices? Symposium chaired at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Meleshkevich, O., & Johnson, C. (October 2007). Expanding equivalence classes with class-specific reinforcement. Paper to be presented at  the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Nickel, U., Braga-Kenyon, P.R., McDermott, E., Kenyon, S., McNamara, B., Ahearn, W.H., & Roscoe, E.M. (October 2007). Evaluating the effects of feedback on procedural integrity. Paper presented at  the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Palechka, G., Tereshko, L., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (October 2007). An analysis of stereotypy in toy play. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Paquette, G., Elliot, S., Weiss, J.S., & Libby, M.E. (October 2007). Procedural integrity effects on acquisition. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Pelletier, K., McNamara, B., & Braga-Kenyon, P.R. (October 2007). Increasing procedural integrity through video self monitoring. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Perhot, N., Karsina, A.J., Bourret, J.C., & Braga-Kenyon, P.R. (October 2007).

Analyzing the effects of multi-component treatment packages incorporating the use of aversive control to reduce severe challenging behavior. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Potter, J., & Graff, R.B. (October 2007). Comparing the effects of open and closed economies of responding: Evaluating the role of stimulus preference. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Rodriguez, N.M. , Thompson, R.H., & Haremza, J.L. (October 2007). The effects of a variable momentary DRA on toddler engagement prior to meals. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Ryan, S., & Libby, M.E. (October 2007). Using blocking equipment as a consequence for attention-maintained tantrum behavior. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Sargent, E., Holcomb, W.L., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2007). Response competition for motor stereotypy. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Solecki, S., & Graff, R.B. (October 2007). Comparing tangible & verbal preference assessments in young children with and without developmental disabilities. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Thomason, J.L., Iwata, B.A., Dozier, C.L., & Neidert, P.L. (October 2007). Further research on the determinants of food preferences in individuals diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Weiss, J., Libby, M.E. , Bancroft, S., Olsen, P., & Lipcon, A., (October 2007). Assessment of target training and shaping in development of adaptive physical education (APE) skills.  Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Greater Boston Association for Behavior Analysis, Boston, MA

MacDonald, R.P.F. (October 2007). The assessment and treatment of joint attention in young children with autism.  Presentation given at the Greater Boston Association for Behavior Analysis 2006-2007 Speaker Series, Boston, MA.

4th International Conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Sydney, Australia

Ahearn, W.H. (August 2007). Descriptive and experimental analyses of critical components of EIBI for children with ASDs. Symposium chaired at the 4th International Conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Sydney, Australia.

Ahearn, W.H. (August 2007). Social motivational deficits for children with ASDs: Social preference and joint attention responding. Paper presented at the 4th International Conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Sydney, Australia.

Ahearn, W.H., Clark, K.M., Masalsky, J., & Kingery, S. (August 2007). Vocal stereotypy, requesting, and commenting: From purely vocal to vocal verbal behavior. Paper presented at the 4th International Conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Sydney, Australia.

Graff, R.B, Cerrone, T., & Keras, J. (August 2007). Skill acquisition in individuals with autism: The importance of accurate identification of reinforcers. Paper presented at the 4th International Conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Sydney, Australia.

Autism Society of America, Scottsdale, AZ

 

Hutt, L., & Bellone, B. (July 2007). Wish you could do more? A successful model of speech-language services. Session presented at the annual conference of the Autism Society of America, Scottsdale, AZ.

MacDonald, R.P.F. (July 2007). Establishing repertoires of thematic play in children with autism using video modeling. Session presented at the annual conference of the Autism Society of America, Scottsdale, AZ.

Mansfield, R.? (July 2007). Entering the ACE® Age: A comprehensive curriculum to teach children with autism. Session presented at the annual conference of the Autism Society of America, Scottsdale, AZ.

Massachusetts Department of Education Professional Development Conference, Worcester, MA

 

Gardenier, N.C., Bubrick, J., Collins, K. and Rynning, D. (June 2007). Educating children with autism: Supported inclusion. Presented at the Massachusetts Department of Education "Building Expertise on Serving Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Inclusive Settings" Conference, Worcester, MA .  

Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego

Ahearn, W.H. (May 2007). Separating the wheat from the chaff: Autism and feeding. Invited tutorial presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Ahearn, W.H. (May 2007). Clinical treatment evaluations for food selectivity and pill swallowing in children. Symposium discussed at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Ahearn, W.H. (May 2007). Joint Attention and symbolic play: Active ingredients of effective early behavioral intensive intervention. Invited address chaired at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Alverson, J., Roscoe, E.M., & Piskura, T. (May 2007). A comparison of stimulus preference assessments for participants who exhibit problem behavior. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Apostol, C., & Gould, D.D. (May 2007). Effects of choice of task sequence in picture activity schedules. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Bancroft, S., Weiss, J.S., Libby, M.E. , & Olsen, P.M. (May 2007). Acquisition of chains using manual guidance, teacher completion, or no completion of untrained steps. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Bourret, J.C. (May 2007). Human operant work in behavioral momentum and behavioral economics. Symposium chaired at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Bourret, J.C., Ahearn, W.H., Dube, W.V., Abraham, L., & Peters, L.C. (May 2007). Behavioral economic analyses of the effects of reinforcers of differing quality. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Braga-Kenyon, P.R. (May 2007). What stimuli comprise an equivalence class? Symposium chaired at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Braga-Kenyon, P.R., Karsina, A.J., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2007). Evaluation of a negative reinforcement-based treatment for increasing independent transitioning using data collected by direct-care staff. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Braga-Kenyon, P.R., & Lionello-DeNolf, K.M. (May 2007). Inclusion of differential responses in equivalence classes. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Buckingham, S., Wehmann-Bell, B., Keogh, K.W., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2007). Reducing the frequency of physically guiding a client to a timeout room. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Cerrone, T., Lipcon, A.D., Vigeant, D., & Graff, R.B. Using preference assessments to evaluate the correspondence between "saying" and "doing" in preschoolers with ASDs. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Clark, K.M., Masalsky, J., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2007). Assessment and treatment of stereotypy: Interrupting and redirecting. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Condon, J., Ahearn, W.H., Libby, M.E. , & Weiss, J.S. (May 2007). Generating novel responses by teaching components: Adduction with Legos. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Cota, S.R., MacDonald, R.P.F., Cerrone, T., & Roberts, S.N. (May 2007). Using video modeling to teach play to young children with autism. Workshop presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Ervin, D.J., Ahearn, W.H., & Dube, W.V. (May 2007). The persistence of task performance in a natural learning environment. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Felix, M.E. , Cheron, J., Langer, S.N., & Hutt, L.M. (May 2007). Language production: A comparison of verbal prompt fading versus speech generated device prompts. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Giles, A., Roscoe, E.M., Pence, S.T., Kindle, A., Rooker, G.W., & Mahoney, A.M. (May 2007). Functional analysis of problem behavior maintained by idiosyncratic forms of social positive reinforcement. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Gould, D. D. (May 2007). Teaching behavior analysis: Bringing the "corporate university" to human services. Symposium chaired at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Gould, D. D. (May 2007). Professional Development Series: Research in Non-University Settings. Panelist in a discussion conducted at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Graff, R.B. (May 2007). Comparing preference and reinforcer assessment methods with varying populations. Symposium discussed at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Harper, J.M., Bourret, J.C., Libby, M.E. , Ryan, S., Graff, R.B., & Bancroft, S. (May 2007). A method for obtaining interobserver agreement on data collected daily over twelve-hour periods. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Herscovitch, B., Libby, M.E. , Roscoe, E.R., Ahearn, W.H., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2007). Identification of precursor behavior for use in functional analyses .  Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Holcomb, W.L. (May 2007). Further analysis of parents as behavior change agents. Symposium discussed at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Holcomb, W.L. (May 2007). Recent issues in choice and preference. Symposium discussed at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Kara, L., Leonard, M A., Kelly, E., & Graff, R. B. Relative effects of task difficulty and response effort on reinforcer assessment outcomes. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Karsina, A.J. (May 2007). Decreasing the intrusiveness of protective holds and confinement timeout. Symposium chaired at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Kelsey, E.J., & Gould, D.D. (May 2007). Validating preference and choice through reinforcer assessment. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Kelsey, E.J., & Gould, D.D. (May 2007). Validating conditioned reinforcers through preference assessment. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Kenyon, S.E., Braga-Kenyon, P.R., & Karsina, A.J. (May 2007). The effects of decreasing the intrusiveness of physical interventions on the rate of intervention. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Keras, J., & Graff, R.B. (May 2007). Teaching parents of children with autism to conduct paired-stimulus preference assessments. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

King, E., Libby, M.E. , Weiss, J.S., Reynolds, H., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (May 2007). Teaching a play construction task comparing graduated guidance and video modeling. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Libby, M.E. (May 2007). An analysis of teaching and prompting strategies in teaching children with autism. Symposium chaired at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Libby, M.E. , Olsen, P.M., & Long, J. (May 2007). A supervision model to meet BACB® certification requirements. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Lipcon, A.D., Larsen, J.A., Ellis, E., Brink, M., & Graff, R. B. The relative effects of high and low preference stimuli on responding. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Longworth, L.J., Roscoe, E.M., Rooker, G.W., & Pence, S.T. (May 2007). Assessing the utility of a demand assessment for functional analysis. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

MacDonald, R.P.F. (May 2007). Teaching joint attention skills to children with autism. Symposium chaired at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

MacDonald, R.P.F. (May 2007). Operant analysis and the establishment of joint attention skills in children with autism. Symposium chaired and discussed at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

MacDonald, R.P.F., Dube, W.V., & Ervin, D.J. (May 2007). The role of social consequences in the development of joint attention in young children with autism. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Mahoney, A., & Gould, D.D. (May 2007). Establishing and validating generalized conditioned reinforcers. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

McSweeney, C., Bourret, J.C., & Bancroft, S. (May 2007). A brief assessment of the reinforcing efficacy of tokens. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Meany-Daboul, M.G., & Gould, K. (May 2007). Establishing verbal fluency with basic principles of behavior. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Pence, S.T., Roscoe, E.M., & Chiang, M. (May 2007). Evaluation of the relative validity of two descriptive analysis methods. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Perhot, N.A., Braga-Kenyon, P.R., Bourret, J.C., & Karsina, A.J. (May 2007). Reducing the duration of protective hold procedures. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Peters, L.C., Bourret, J.C., & Seaver, J. (May 2007). Using progressive-ratio schedules to measure the reinforcing effects of stimuli under differing levels of effort. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Querim, A., Vedora, J.M., Pace, G.M., & Gould, D.D. (May 2007). Identifying reinforcers: preference-plus reinforcer assessment versus progressive ratio assessment. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Roscoe, E.M. (May 2007). Extensions of functional analysis methodology for clarifying ambiguous outcomes. Symposium chaired at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Roscoe, E.M. (May 2007). Evaluation of the relation between descriptive analyses and functional analyses. Symposium chaired at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Smaby, K., Finn, H.E., Kao, B. & Miguel, C. (May 2007). The development of a coin equivalence curriculum for children with autism. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Smaby, K., MacDonald, R.P.F., Ahearn, W.H., & Dube, W.V. (May 2007). Assessment protocol for the identification of preferred socially mediated consequences. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Smaby, K., MacDonald, R.P.F., Ahearn, W.H., & Dube, W.V. (May 2007). An analysis of gaze shifts in the context of joint attention. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Steinhilber, J.M. (May 2007). Application of behavior analysis at the program-wide level. Symposium chaired at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Stropnik, M. M., Braga-Kenyon, P.R., Bourret, J.C., Steinhilber, J.M., & Karsina, A.J. (May 2007). Reducing intrusiveness of time-out procedures used to manage dangerous behavior. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Tereshko, L., Clark, K.M., Miguel, C., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2007). The effects of response interruption and redirection and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors on vocal stereotypy. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Toran, G.T. (May 2007). Comparing preference and reinforcer assessment methods with varying populations. Symposium chaired at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Toran, G.T., Maxfield, R., Battle, E. M., & Graff, R. B. (May 2007). Assessing preferences for community-based activities. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Weiss, J.S., Libby, M.E. , & Paquette, G. (May 2007). Variations of procedural integrity and its effects on task acquisition within chains. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Yang, H.G., Finn, H.E., & Miguel, C. (May 2007). Establishing textual control over independent play schedules via relational training. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego.

Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysis, Cromwell, CT

Ahearn, W.H. (April 2007). Stereotypy: Automatic reinforcement, behavioral persistence, and response hierarchies. Invited address presented at the annual conference of the Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysis, Cromwell, CT.

Graff, R.B. (April 2007). Recent advances in assessing preferences and reinforcers in individuals with special needs. Symposium chaired at the annual conference of the Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysis, Cromwell, CT.

Kara, L.L., & Graff, R.B. (April 2007). Effects of response effort on reinforcer assessment outcomes. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysis, Cromwell, CT.

Keras, J., & Graff, R.B. (April 2007). Teaching aspects of behavior analytic technology to non-behavior analysts. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysis, Cromwell, CT.

Lipcon, A.A., & Graff, R.B (April 2007). Identifying the effects of procedural variations on preference and reinforcer assessment outcomes. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysis, Cromwell, CT.

Toran, G.T., & Graff, R.B. (April 2007). Assessing preferences for complex stimuli. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysis, Cromwell, CT.

Mississippi Speech & Hearing Association, Jackson, MS

Hutt, L. (March 2007). Consultative speech & language services for children with autism. A short course presented at the Mississippi Speech & Hearing Association Conference, Jackson, MS.

I Congresso Internacional do Serviço de Psiquiatria da Infância e da Adolescência do Instituto de Psiquiatria do Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da USP (SEPIA-IPq-HC-FMUSP) and XIII Encontro de Amigos pelo Autismo da Associação de Amigos do Autista (AMA)

Bellone, B., & Andrade, M. (March 2007). Occupational therapy, speech and language and behavior intervention: Combining strengths towards the treatment of children diagnosed with autism (Terapia Ocupacional, Fonoaudiologia e Intervencao Comportamental: Unindo as Forcas Para o tratamento de pessoas com autismo). Workshop presented at the I Congresso Internacional do Serviço de Psiquiatria da Infância e da Adolescência do Instituto de Psiquiatria do Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da USP (SEPIA-IPq-HC-FMUSP) and XIII Encontro de Amigos pelo Autismo da Associação de Amigos do Autista (AMA).  

Kenyon , P.R., Andrade, M., & Kenyon, S. (March 2007). Lidando com dificuldades comportamentais graves: Prevencao e gerenciamento de crises - CALM. Workshop presented at the I Congresso Internacional do Serviço de Psiquiatria da Infância e da Adolescência do Instituto de Psiquiatria do Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da USP (SEPIA-IPq-HC-FMUSP) and XIII Encontro de Amigos pelo Autismo da Associação de Amigos do Autista (AMA).  

Holcomb, W.L. (March 2007). Early intensive behavioral intervention for young children with autism (Intervenção Comportamental Intensiva para Criancas com Autismo). Workshop presented at the I Congresso Internacional do Serviço de Psiquiatria da Infância e da Adolescência do Instituto de Psiquiatria do Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da USP (SEPIA-IPq-HC-FMUSP) and XIII Encontro de Amigos pelo Autismo da Associação de Amigos do Autista (AMA).

Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA

Ahearn, W.H. (March 2007). What children with autism spectrum disorders eat and why. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Ahearn, W.H. (March 2007). Healthy and unhealthy eating habits in children. Symposium chaired at the annual conference of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Ahearn, W.H. (March 2007). Fostering appropriate communication in children with autism: The effects of verbal behavior training and redirection. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Queen's College, Flushing, NY

Braga-Kenyon, P.R. (February 2007). The role of responses in equivalence classes. Colloquium presented at Queen's College, Flushing, NY.

Greater Boston Association for Behavior Analysis, Boston, MA

Ahearn, W.H. (February 2007). Feeding issues in children with autism.  Presentation given at the Greater Boston Association for Behavior Analysis 2006-2007 Speaker Series, Boston, MA.

Progress and Challenges in the Behavioral Treatment of Autism Conference , Boston, MA

Ahearn, W.H. (February 2007.) Progress and challenges in the behavioral treatment of autism. Paper presented at the Progress and Challenges in the Behavioral Treatment of Autism Conference , Boston, MA.

Graff, R.B., Larsen, J.A., Leonard, M.A., & Kelly, E. (February 2007). An analysis of variables that influence preference and reinforcer assessment outcomes. Poster presented at the Progress and Challenges in the Behavioral Treatment of Autism Conference , Boston, MA.

MacDonald, R.P.F., Roberts, S.N., Cerrone, T., & Cota, S.R. (February 2007). A curriculum for establishing play repertoires in children with autism using video modeling. Poster presented at the Progress and Challenges in the Behavioral Treatment of Autism  Conference , Boston, MA.

Pence, S., Roscoe, E.M., & Kindle, A. (February 2007). Functional analysis and treatment of aggression maintained by an idiosyncratic form of attention. Poster presented at the Progress and Challenges in the Behavioral Treatment of Autism  Conference , Boston, MA.

Weiss, J.S., Libby, M.E. , Perry, K., & Farrell, N. (February 2007). Procedural integrity effects on acquisition. Poster presented at the Progress and Challenges in the Behavioral Treatment of Autism Conference , Boston, MA.