Where is NECC Presenting?

Frequently, NECC staff members present their research to educators, parents, psychologists, and others interested in the field of autism and related disorders. Speaking at regional, national, and international conferences, NECC's staff shares our latest applied research findings based on our work with children with autism. Not only does this allow us to share valuable information with other professionals in our field, but it also serves to fortify NECC's standing as one of the world's leading centers for research on autism.

Upcoming Presentations

Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, Bonita Springs, FL

Ahearn, W.H. (September 2014). Best practices in Applied Behavior Analysis. Invited address to be presented at the annual conference of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, Bonita Springs, FL.

Ahearn, W.H. (September 2014). Assessment and treatment of pica and rumination. Symposium to be discussed at the annual conference of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, Bonita Springs, FL.

Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA

Ahearn, W.H. (October 2014). Licensure for behavior analysts in Massachusetts. Panel discussion to be chaired at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Ahearn, W.H. (October 2014). Incorporating experimental treatment analyses within functional behavioral assessments. Symposium to be discussed at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Ahearn, W.H. (October 2014). Implications of the Massachusetts licensing law on practice. Workshop to be presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Ahearn, W.H. (October 2014). Identifying critical skills and developing effective interventions for them. Symposium to be chaired and discussed at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Arnold, K., Beh, S.L., Parry-Cruwys, D., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (October 2014). Effects of Early Intensive Behavior Intervention on joint attention in toddlers with autism. Poster to be presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Barber, M., Carey, M.K., & Parry-Cruwys, D. (October 2014). A comparison of treatments for challenging behavior in an individual with Rett Syndrome. Poster to be presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Bitzer, C., Adams, M., Lesperance, K., & Weiss, J.S. (October 2014). Comparison of graduated guidance to least to most prompting with total task chain to teach a play skill. Poster to be presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Begley, L., Karsina, A.J., Coughlin, M., Scalzo, J., & Ryan, S. (October 2014). Enhanced written instructions as a staff training and remediation tool for match-to-sample programs. Poster to be presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Benhart, K.A., & Bourret, J.C. (October 2014). The effects of delayed reinforcement of alternative behavior on inappropriate food consumption. Poster to be presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Bharucha, D. Livingston, C., & Bancroft, S. (October 2014). Teaching signs to build a complex communication repertoire and tolerance responses to reduce self-injury and aggression. Paper to be presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Breton, K., Linnehan, H., & Karsina, A.J. (October 2014). Evaluation of social consequences as reinforcers for individuals diagnosed with autism. Poster to be presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Castile, A.J., & Bourret, J.C. (October 2014). Do preference assessment outcomes respect transitivity relations? Poster to be presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Cividini-Motta, C., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2014). A systematic comparison of commonly used echoic teaching procedures. Paper to be presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

DeLisle, D., & Thomason-Sassi, J.L. (October 2014). Use of multiple schedules with reinforcement thinning to treat perseverative behavior. Paper to be presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Dickson, C.A. (October 2014). Practical advances in functional communication training. Symposium to be chaired at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Dickson, C.A., Cassanelli, C., & Steimer, J.C. (October 2014). A comparison of strategies for presenting transitions to less-preferred activities to special education students. Paper to be presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Dino, E., Donnelly, M.G., & Karsten, A.M. (October 2014). Effects of procedural integrity errors on acquisition of self-care skills. Poster to be presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Fleck, C.R., & Bourret, J.C. (October 2014). Treating meal refusal related to competing protective equipment. Poster to be presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Gates, C.A., Seaver, J.P., Slavik, K., Upshaw, S., & Keeler, J. (October 2014). Treatment of problem behavior using functional communication training and denial/ delay tolerance training with extinction. Paper to be presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Gilman, A.H., Lindsey, M., Quiroz, L., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2014). Comparison of discontinuous time sampling methods across various behaviors in children with autism. Poster to be presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Goldberg, N., Gosselin, Q., Lawton, C., & Ryan, S. (October 2014). Synthesized functional analysis and treatment of precursor behavior. Paper to be presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Goldberg, N., Roscoe, E.M., Kelly, M., & Stuesser, H. (October 2014). Combined- category preference assessments: Do edible and leisure items displace attention?  Paper to be presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Graff, R.B. (October 2014). Using synthesized contingency analyses to develop meaningful solutions for severe problem behavior. Symposium to be chaired at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Graff, R.B. (October 2014). Treating severe problem behavior using synthesized analyses and treatments. Symposium to be chaired at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Graff, R.B. (October 2014). Recent research on preference and reinforcement. Symposium to be chaired at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Grimmnick, A., DiLeso, C., Bharucha, D., & Northrop, E. (October 2014). Teaching and reinforcing mands on a variable schedule to decrease food-stealing behavior. Poster to be presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Hedquist, C., & Castile, A. (October 2014). Functional assessment of precursor behavior by combining establishing operations. Poster to be presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Holohan, B., Walker, C., Parry-Cruwys, D., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (October 2014). Play engagement skills in 1-year-old, 2 year-old and 3-year old children with autism before and after Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention. Poster to be presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Kidder, A., & Thomason-Sassi, J.L. (October 2014). On establishing response diversity in leisure and daily routines in an individual with autism. Paper to be presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Kwok, A., Castile, A.J., & Bourret, J.C. (October 2014). A comparison of response rate and preference hierarchy. Poster to be presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

La O, G., Pastor, A., Marzano, S., & Karsina, A.J. (October 2014). Towards an ecological evaluation of procedural integrity errors. Poster to be presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Livingston, C.E., Clark, M., Ward, S., Seyfarth, K., & Graff, R.B. (October 2014). Categories of preference and their reinforcing efficacy. Paper to be presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Lucibello, B., Potter, J.N., Hanley, G.P., & Klein, M.F. (October 2014). A comparison of methods to assess preference for work activities with individuals diagnosed with autism and intellectual disabilities. Paper to be presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

MacDonald, J., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2014). Teaching observational learning to children with autism. Paper to be presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

MacDonald, R.P.F. (October 2014). Recent developments in teaching individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Symposium to be presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

McGlone, O., DeStefano, N., Dennison, S., & Karsina, A.J. (October 2014). Effects of programmed errors on skill acquisition during match to sample teaching procedures. Poster to be presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Morison, J., MacManus, C., Bancroft, S., & Sheridan, D. (October 2014). Conducting synthesized contingency analyses: Lessons from moving too quickly through treatment components. Paper to be presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Nartker, C., Giles, E., Parry-Cruwys, P, & MacDonald, R.P.F. (October 2014). Effects of Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention on cognitive performance in toddlers with autism. Poster to be presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Nartker, C., Morrison, H., Marchetti, K., Kidder, A., & Sveinbjornsdottir, B. (October 2014). Safe and effective assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior maintained by access to tangibles. Paper to be presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Niemand, L.A., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (October 2014). Teaching cooking skills using matrix training and video prompting. Paper to be presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Northrop, E., Brown, K., Bancroft, S., Gallagher, K., & Marquis, P. (October 2014). Synthesized analysis and treatment of multiply-controlled problem behavior. Paper to be presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Pagano, J., & Dickson, C.A. (October 2014). Does teaching multiple mands during FCT influence resurgence of a target response? Paper to be presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Palmieri, A., & Ryan, S. (October 2014). Treatment of disruptive behavior maintained by access to manipulating items in the environment. Paper to be presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Parry-Cruwys, D.  MacDonald, R.P.F., Dupere, S., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2014). Evaluating predictors of outcome for children with autism receiving early intensive behavioral intervention. Paper to be presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Rousseau, K., Poyer, J., Bancroft, S., & Bharucha, D. (October 2014). How Skylar got his job back: Implementation and maintenance of DRO procedure for vocal stereotypy. Poster to be presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Seaver, J.P., & Bourret, J.C. (October 2014). Manipulation of reinforcement schedules, discriminative stimuli, and motivating operations in producing mands in multioperant environments. Paper to be presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Stine, J., Cividini-Motta, C., & Kelly, M.A. (October 2014). Assessment and treatment of severe aggression: Application of Hanley's synthesized protocol. Paper to be presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Straub, S., Linden-Darrow, T., Den Hartog, J., & Karsina, A.J. (October 2014). The effects of verbal praise as a reinforcer for simple tasks. Poster to be presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Sveinbjornsdottir, B. (October 2014). Making the world a little less annoying though antecedent manipulation. Symposium to be chaired at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Upshaw, S.L., Roberts, K.M., & Bourret, J.C. (October 2014). The role of peer attention on problem behavior for individuals with autism. Poster to be presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Wiggins, H.C., Roscoe, E.M., & Kelly, M.A. (October 2014). A component analysis of a combined contingency functional analysis of self-injurious behavior. Poster to be presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Autism New Jersey, Atlantic City, NJ

McConnell, K., & Cary, M. (October 2014). Supporting successful medical and dental visits: Behavioral building blocks, guidance, and case reports. Workshop to be presented at 32nd Annual Conference of Autism New Jersey, Atlantic City, NJ.

Geneva Centre for Autism International Symposium, Toronto, Canada

Ahearn, W.H. (October 2014). Stereotypy: There are no easy answers. Talk to be presented at the Geneva Centre for Autism International Symposium, Toronto, Canada.

International Conference for Autism, Anadolu University, Turkey

Baruni, R., Leif, E., O'Donnell, M., & Berkman, S. (November 2014). Trial-based functional analysis of flopping in a school setting. Poster to be presented at the International Conference for Autism, hosted by the Research Institute for the Handicapped Anadolu University, Turkey.

Kopazc, K., Blaisdell, S., & Leif, E. (November 2014). An analysis of the role of self-monitoring in a behavioral intervention. Poster to be presented at the International Conference for Autism, hosted by the Research Institute for the Handicapped Anadolu University, Turkey.

Morrison, E., & Bird, Z. (November 2014). Choice training: A treatment for flopping. Poster to be presented at the International Conference for Autism, hosted by the Research Institute for the Handicapped Anadolu University, Turkey.

Rubenstein, J., Raffanello, B., & Gold, D.D. (November 2014). The acquisition of prerequisite skills to increase food consumption. Poster to be presented at the International Conference for Autism, hosted by the Research Institute for the Handicapped Anadolu University, Turkey.

American Speech-Hearing-Language Association, Orlando, FL

Bellone, B. O'C. (November 2014). Verbal behavior in the natural environment: A program for training teachers. Oral session to be presented at the American Speech-Hearing-Language Association Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.

MacManus, C. (November 2014). Training support staff in the use of aided-language stimulation. Poster to be presented at the American Speech-Hearing-Language Association Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.

For more information on any of our conference presentations, please feel free to contact us via e-mail.

Autism New Jersey

Kelly McConnell and Maureen Cary will be presenting a workshop at this conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in October.

  

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Florida Association for Behavior Analysis

Bill Ahearn will be presenting an Invited Address and serving as a discussant in a symposium on pica and rumination at this conference in Bonita Springs, Florida, in September.

  

   

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