2012 Presentations

ASHA Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA

Bellone, B., & MacManus, C. (November 2012). Meeting the challenge of autism education: From research to practice. Poster presented at the American Speech-Hearing-Language Association Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA.

Conlin, S., & Southey, J. (November 2012). PECS discrimination & object-to-picture matching: Which comes first? Poster presented at the American Speech-Hearing-Language Association Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA.

Shenzhen International Autism Conference, Shenzhen, China

Graff, R. B.  (November, 2012).  Clinical treatment of challenging behavior. Invited address presented at the 2012 Shenzhen International Autism Conference, Shenzhen, China.

MacDonald, R.P.F. (November 2012). Assessment and treatment of core skill deficits in children with autism. Paper presented at the 2012 Shenzhen International Autism Conference, Shenzhen, China.

Strully, Jr., L.V. (November 2012). ABA intervention and services for autistic individuals of different ages. Invited address presented at the 2012 Shenzhen International Autism Conference, Shenzhen, China.

Strully, Jr., L.V. (November 2012). Establishing autism services: Where to begin. Invited address presented at the 2012 Shenzhen International Autism Conference, Shenzhen, China.

Beijing ABA International Seminar, Beijing, China

Graff, R. B.  (November, 2012).  The role of reinforcement in teaching individuals with autism. Invited address presented at the 2012 Beijing International Autism Conference, Beijing, China.

Graff, R. B.  (November, 2012).  Clinical treatment of challenging behavior. Invited address presented at the 2012 Beijing International Autism Conference, Beijing, China.

MacDonald, R.P.F. (November 2012). Assessment and treatment of core skill deficits in children with autism. Paper presented at the 2012 Beijing ABA International Seminar, Beijing, China.

MacDonald, R.P.F. (November 2012). Early intensive behavioral intervention for toddlers with autism. Paper presented at the 2012 Beijing ABA International Seminar, Beijing, China.

Strully, Jr., L.V. (November 2012). ABA intervention and services for autistic individuals of different ages. Invited address presented at the 2012 Beijing International Autism Conference, Beijing, China.

Strully, Jr., L.V. (November 2012). Establishing autism services: Where to begin. Invited address presented at the 2012 Beijing International Autism Conference, Beijing, China.

Wisconsin Association for Behavior Analysis, Madison, WI

Ahearn, W.H. (August 2012). Feeding problems in children with autism and developmental disabilities: From useful assessment to effective treatment. Workshop given at the Wisconsin Association for Behavior Analysis, Madison, WI.

Ahearn, W.H. (August 2012). Is it time to declare our independence from psychology? Presentation given at the Wisconsin Association for Behavior Analysis, Madison, WI.

APSE, Arlington, VA

Weiss, J.S., & Klein, M. (June 2012). Developing vocational independence for individuals with autism spectrum disorder: Barriers to best instructional practices. Lecture given at the 23rd Annual National APSE Conference, Arlington, VA.

Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC (APSS), Boston, MA

Loddenkemper, T., Sullivan, J., McConnell, K., Braga-Kenyon, P.R., Kothare, S., & Lockley, S. (June 2012). Relationship between sleep-deficiency and poor daytime behavior in children with an autism spectrum disorder. Oral presentation to be given at the SLEEP 2012, 26th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC (APSS), Boston, MA.

Utah Conference on Effective Practices for Teachers and Human Service Professionals, Logan, UT

Clay, C.J., Potter, J.N., Hanley, G.P., Augustine, M.T., & Phelps, M.C. (June 2012). Increasing the amount and complexity of play in an adolescent diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder by using access to motor stereotypy as a reinforcer. Poster presented at the Utah Conference on Effective Practices for Teachers and Human Service Professionals, Logan, UT.

Association for Behavior Analysis International, Seattle, WA

Ahearn, W.H. (May 2012). Further evaluations of response interruption and redirection. Symposium discussed at the 38th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Seattle, WA.
 
Ahearn, W.H. (May 2012). Teaching social skills to children with developmental and learning disabilities. Symposium discussed at the 38th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Seattle, WA.

Bancroft, S. (May 2012). Assessment and treatment of restrictive and repetitive behavior. Symposium chaired at the 38th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Seattle, WA.
 
Bancroft, S., Thompson, R.H., & Rodriguez, N. (May 2012). Increasing variability during play for children with autism. Paper presented at the 38th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Seattle, WA.
 
Bharucha, D.H., McKendry, J.E., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2012). Evaluating the use of a multiple schedule for identifying treatment effects and motivational effects. Paper presented at the 38th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Seattle, WA.
 
Clay, C.J., Potter, J.N., Hanley, G.P., Augustine, M.T., & Phelps, M.C. (May 2012). Increasing the amount and complexity of play in an adolescent diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder by using access to motor stereotypy as a reinforcer. Poster presented at the 38th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Seattle, WA.

Dickson, C.A., & Mansfield, R.C. (May 2012). Identifying priorities for teaching children with autism: Where do we begin? Workshop presented at the 38th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Seattle, WA.
 
Donnelly, M.G., & Karsten, A.M. (May 2012). Accuracy and social validity of urine alarms in behavioral toilet training. Poster presented at the 38th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Seattle, WA.
 
Kelly, M. (May 2012). Assessment of severe problem behavior: Clinical extensions and outcomes. Symposium chaired at the 38th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Seattle, WA.
 
Langer, S. (May 2012). Graduate studies at The New England Center for Children. Expo poster presented at the 38th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Seattle, WA.
 
Leif, E.S., Roscoe, E.M., & Karsten, A. (May 2012). Component analysis of a self-management intervention for increasing appropriate behavior and decreasing automatically-reinforced problem behavior. Paper presented at the 38th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Seattle, WA.
 
MacDonald, R.P.F. (May 2012). Teaching life skills to individuals with and without a diagnosis of autism. Symposium discussed at the 38th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Seattle, WA.
 
Potter, J.N., Hanley, G.P., Augustine, M., Clay, C.J., & Phelps, M.C. (May 2012). Identifying client preference for and other stakeholder acceptability of treatments to decrease stereotypy. Poster presented at the 38th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Seattle, WA.
 
Querim, A.C., Iwata, B.A., Roscoe, E.M., Schlichenmeyer, K.J., & Virues, J. (May 2012). A functional analysis screening for problem behavior maintained by automatic reinforcement. Paper presented at the 38th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Seattle, WA.
 
Roscoe, E.M. (May 2012). Applied research on basic learning processes: Implications for assessment and treatment. Symposium chaired at the 38th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Seattle, WA.
 
Schlichenmeyer, K.J., Roscoe, E.M., & Davis, C.R. (May 2012). Evaluation of an inhibitory stimulus control procedure for promoting treatment generalization of automatically-reinforced stereotypy. Paper presented at the 38th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Seattle, WA.
 
Schlichenmeyer, K.J., Roscoe, E.M., & Dube, W.V. (May 2012). Evaluating methods for the identification of idiosyncratic variables in functional analyses. Paper presented at the 38th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Seattle, WA.
 
Schram, J., Seaver, J., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2012). An analysis of the relation between restraint reduction and problem behavior. Poster presented at the 38th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Seattle, WA.
 
Toran, T., Sinclair, P.A., Balog, H., Arauz, K., McSweeney, M., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2012). Assessing and enhancing states of engagement during social interactions for individuals diagnosed with ASDs. Paper presented at the 38th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Seattle, WA.

Shriver Center Colloquium Series, Waltham, MA

Ahearn, W.H. (April 27, 2012). Exploring best practices in autism treatment. Talk given as part of the Shriver Center Colloquium Series, Waltham, MA.

Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Tampa, FL

Ahearn, W.H. (April 2012). Skinner's writings and their relevance to practicing behavior analysts. Tutorial presented at the 2nd annual convention of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Tampa, FL.

Assenzio, B., Roscoe, E.M., & Schlichenmeyer, K. (April 2012). Assessing the relative efficacy of response interruption procedures for automatically reinforced stereotypy. Poster presented at the 2nd annual convention of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Tampa, FL.

Augustine, M.T., Bourret, J.C., & Glodowski, K. (April 2012). An evaluation of the effects of psychotropic medication using indirect assessment and direct observation. Poster presented at the 2nd annual convention of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Tampa, FL.

Bharucha, D., Condon, L., McKendry, J.E., & Ahearn, W.H. (April 2012). Evaluating the use of a multiple schedule for identifying treatment and motivational effects. Poster presented at the 2nd annual convention of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Tampa, FL.

Bourret, J.C., & Seaver, J. (April 2012). Identifying differentially effective teaching procedures. Paper presented at the 2nd annual convention of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Tampa, FL.

Bourret, J.C., Stine, J., Seaver, J, & Horton, K. (April 2012). Some things you might not know about token economies. Paper presented at the 2nd annual convention of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Tampa, FL.

Braga-Kenyon, P.R., Dube, W.V., & Guilhardi, P. (April 2012). Effects of prompts requiring simple and conditional discriminative control in the acquisition of conditional discriminations. Poster presented at the 2nd annual convention of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Tampa, FL.

Castile, A., & Bourret, J.C. (April 2012). Evaluation of a method for assessing problem behavior reported to be evoked by noise. Poster presented at the 2nd annual convention of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Tampa, FL.

Davis, C., Roscoe, E.M., & Schlichenmeyer, K. (April 2012). Evaluating strategies for clarifying ambiguous functional analysis outcomes. Poster presented at the 2nd annual convention of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Tampa, FL.

Deltour, C. & Ahearn, W.H. (April 2012). Examining the effects of video modeling and matrix on generalization of play skills. Poster presented at the 2nd annual conference of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Tampa, FL.

Frisbee, M., & Roscoe, E.M. (April 2012). Assessing the utility of including salient stimulus cues during a brief functional analysis. Poster presented at the 2nd annual conference of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Tampa, FL.

Glodowski, K., Bourret, J.C., & Augustine, M.T. (April 2012). The effects of antipsychotic medication on differing operant classes of problem behavior. Poster presented at the 2nd annual conference of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Tampa, FL.

Goldberg, N., Roscoe, E.M., & Frisbee, M. (April 2012). Examining the utility of the brief FA and a method to facilitate differential responding. Poster presented at the 2nd annual conference of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Tampa, FL.

Graff, R.B. (April 2012). When restraint is done correctly: Ethical considerations of the appropriate use of restraint. Panelist at the 2nd annual convention of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Tampa, FL.

Jackson, J., Bourret, J.C., Stine, J., & Seaver, J. (April 2012). A comparison of second-order token and tandem schedules of reinforcement. Poster presented at the 2nd annual conference of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Tampa, FL.

Kane, L., Bourret, J.C., Bancroft, S., McSweeny, C., & Paradise, T. (April 2012). Efficacy of tokens as a reinforcing consequence. Poster presented at the 2nd annual conference of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Tampa, FL.

Lawton, C., Roberts, K., & Bourret, J.C. (April 2012). A descriptive assessment of the prevalence of peer attention as a consequence for problem behavior. Poster presented at the 2nd annual conference of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Tampa, FL.

Leif, E.S., Roscoe, E.M., & Karsten, A. (April 2012). Component analysis of self-monitoring for increasing appropriate behavior and decreasing automatically-reinforced problem behavior. Poster presented at the 2nd annual convention of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Tampa, FL.

Marcus, J., & Gould, D.D. (April 2012). Increasing non-preferred food acceptance using non-aversive procedures. Poster presented at the 2nd annual conference of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Tampa, FL.

Marra, J., Verriden, A., & Dickson, C. (April 2012). Test-retest reliability of the New England Center for Children-Core Skills Assessment. Poster presented at the 2nd annual conference of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Tampa, FL.

McKay, J., Weiss, J.S., & Ahearn, W.H. (April 2012). A comparison of prompting hierarchies in the acquisition of play and vocational skills. Poster presented at the 2nd annual convention of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Tampa, FL.

Parry-Cruwys, D., Robinson, M., Karsten, A., Dupere, S., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (April 2012). Examining play in children with autism using an observational measure. Poster presented at the 2nd annual convention of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Tampa, FL.

Potter, J.N., Hanley, G.P., Augustine, M., & Clay, C. (April 2012). Identifying client preference for and other stakeholder acceptability of treatments to decrease stereotypy. Poster presented at the 2nd annual convention of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Tampa, FL.

Pretzie, C.M., & Roscoe, E.M. (April 2012). Assessing the reinforcing efficacy of items identified from initial delayed versus recent daily preference assessments. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Tampa, FL.

Roberts, K., & Kenyon, S. (April 2012). Implementation of behavior chaining programs: The relevance of procedural integrity. Poster presented at the 2nd annual conference of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Tampa, FL.

Roscoe, E.M. (April 2012). Noncontingent reinforcement: Current research and recommendations for best practice. Tutorial given at the 2nd annual convention of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Tampa, FL.

Schlichenmeyer, K., Roscoe, E.M., Leif, E.S. (April 2012). Evaluating the generalization and maintenance of stimulus control based interventions. Poster presented at the 2nd annual conference of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Tampa, FL.

Sellers, M.K., Seaver, J., & Bourret, J.C. (April 2012). Response prompt assessment: Clinical application. Poster presented at the 2nd annual conference of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Tampa, FL.

Steece, C., Seaver, J., & Bourret, J.C. (April 2012). An error analysis of response prompt and prompt fading procedures. Poster presented at the 2nd annual conference of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Tampa, FL.

Upshaw, S., & Bourret, J.C. (April 2012). An evaluation of indirect and direct assessments of peer attention. Poster presented at the 2nd annual conference of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Tampa, FL.

Verriden, A., Roscoe, E.M., & Ginnea, S.N. (April 2012). An evaluation of preference stability. Poster presented at the 2nd annual convention of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Tampa, FL.

Council for Exceptional Children, Denver, CO

Johnson, C., & Langer, S. (April 2012). Designing curriculum for children with autism. Demonstration presented at the Council for Exceptional Children Convention and Expo, Denver, CO.

Kelly, M. (April 2012). Evaluation of assessment methods for identifying social reinforcers. Lecture given at the Council for Exceptional Children Convention and Expo, Denver, CO.

Seaver, J. (April 2012). Teaching behavior chains to individuals with autism: How to pick the right approach. Lecture given at the Council for Exceptional Children Convention and Expo, Denver, CO.

Pennsylvania Association for Behavior Analysis, Hershey, PA

Ahearn, W.H. (March 2012). Best practices in autism. Workshop given at the annual conference of the Pennsylvania Association for Behavior Analysis, Hershey, PA.

Ahearn, W.H. (March 2012). Call for independence from psychology. Keynote address given at the annual conference of the Pennsylvania Association for Behavior Analysis, Hershey, PA.

Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysis, Cromwell, CT

Graff, R.B. (March 2012). Can you give the people what they want if they don't know what they want? Invited address to be presented at the 8th annual conference of the Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysis, Cromwell, CT.

The AJ Foundation for Children with Autism & The Comprehensive Learning Center, Bensalem, PA

Ahearn, W.H. (February 2012). Assessing and treating problem behavior while promoting functional skills (with an emphasis on stereotypy). Presentation given at the Challenging Topics in Autism: Evidence-Based Procedures and Interventions Conference presented by The AJ Foundation for Children with Autism & The Comprehensive Learning Center, Bensalem, PA.
 

California Association for Behavior Analysis, Garden Grove, CA

MacDonald, R.P.F. (February 2012). Assessment and treatment of joint attention in children with autism. Invited address presented at the 30th annual conference of the California Association for Behavior Analysis, Garden Grove, CA.

MacDonald, R.P.F. (February 2012). Teaching children with autism using video modeling. Workshop presented at the 30th annual conference of the California Association for Behavior Analysis, Garden Grove, CA.

Sao Paulo School for Advanced Science: Advances in Research and Treatment of Autistic Behavior, Sao Carlos, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Andrade, M. (January 2012). Evidence based treatment for individuals with autism: Behavioral strategies for assessment, goal selection, and teaching. Presentation given at the Sao Paulo School for Advanced Science: Advances in Research and Treatment of Autistic Behavior, Sao Carlos, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Braga-Kenyon, P.R. (January 2012). A collaborative multidisciplinary approach to intervention for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders placed in residential settings. Presentation given at the Sao Paulo School for Advanced Science: Advances in Research and Treatment of Autistic Behavior, Sao Carlos, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Cividini-Motta, C., Clark, K.M., & Ahearn, W.H. (January 2012). Differential reinforcement of prompted and independent responses: An alternative procedure to decrease prompt dependency. Poster presented at the Sao Paulo School for Advanced Science: Advances in Research and Treatment of Autistic Behavior, Sao Carlos, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

MacDonald, R.P.F. (January 2012). Teaching children with autism using video modeling. Presentation given at the Sao Paulo School for Advanced Science: Advances in Research and Treatment of Autistic Behavior, Sao Carlos, Sao Paulo, Brazil.