2004 Presentations

International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and their Families, Chicago, IL

MacDonald, R.P.F Sanchez, J., & Dangel, B. (December 2004). Using video modeling to teach pretend play to young children with autism. Session presented at the 20th annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and their Families, sponsored by The Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children, Chicago, IL.

American Speech and Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA

Hutt, L., & Bellone, B. O'C. (November 2004). Effects of an auditory trainer on speech of autistic children. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Speech and Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Brain Development and Disorders Project Colloquium Series, MIT/Children's Hospital

Holcomb, W. L. (October 2004). Identity matching of emotional expressions in children with autism. Paper presented at the Brain Development and Disorders Project Colloquium Series Children's Hospital, Boston, MA.

Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA

Ahearn, W.H., Collins, K., DeBar, R., & Florentino, C. (October 2004). Behavioral economics. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Bourret, J.C., Vollmer, T.R. (October 2004). Applications of the matching law. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Ciccone, F.J., Graff, R.B., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2004). An alternate scoring method for the MSWO. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Ciccone, F.J., Madden, S., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2004). Visual inspection of behavioral data. Workshop presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Collins, K., Graff, R.B., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2004). The effects of open vs. closed economies on response rate. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

DeRosa, T., & Roscoe, E.M. (October 2004). Comparison of immediate vs. delayed item access during a paired-stimulus preference assessment. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Dolan, S., Libby, M.E. , Weiss, J.S., Fitch, S., Ahearn, W.H., & Graff, R.B. (October 2004). Most-to-least compared to least-to-most prompting in the acquisition of chained tasks. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Fink, H., Clark, M., Garrigan, E., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (October 2004). An analysis of unscripted play skills following the use of video modeling. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Florentino, C. (October 2004). Effects of economy on suppression of vocal stereotypy in the context of a response cost procedure. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Galiatsatos, G.T., & Graff, R.B. (October 2004). Using verbal preference assessments to identify community-based reinforcers. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Granatino, J. (October 2004). The use of self-monitoring to increase staff delivery of positive reinforcement in loosely structured settings. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Groskreutz, M.P., Graff, R.B., & Collins, K. (October 2004). Further evaluation of pictorial preference assessments. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Groskreutz , N.C.  , Rooker, G.W., Roscoe, E.M., Thomason, J.L., Iwata, B.A., & Neider, P.L. (October 2004). An evaluation of latency as the index of problem behavior during functional analysis. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Hegg, E., & Graff, R.B. (October 2004). Comparing verbal and tangible preference assessment hierarchies. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Herscovitch, B., Clark, K.M., Isono, Y., Fitch, S., Coonradt, K., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2004). Comparison of highly preferred matched and unmatched stimuli on vocal stereotypy in students with developmental disabilities. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Honsberger, T. (October 2004). Teaching sight words using SAFMEDS and the principles of precision teaching. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Hunt, L., Fink, H., Wiltz, K., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (October 2004). Generalization of play skills following video modeling training. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Kubala, M.K., Mengel, J., & Ahearn, W.H.(October 2004). A comparison of response interruption and redirection and response competition on stereotypic responding. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Libby , M.E.  , Granatino, J., & Weiss, J. (October 2004). Acquisition of a behavior chain using most-to-least vs. least-to-most prompting. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Libby , M.E.  , Weiss, J.S., Ahearn, W.H., & Graff, R.B. (October 2004). Manual guidance vs. teacher completion of chained tasks. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Llamas, C.I., & Graff, R.B. (October 2004). A Comparison of tangible and pictorial paired stimulus preference assessments. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Long, J.L., & Roscoe, E.M., Dozier, C.L., & Iwata, B.A. (October 2004).Transfer of reinforcement control as a means of facilitating extinction. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Magnusson, A.F., Roscoe, E.M., Gould, D.D., & Karsina, A. (October 2004). Using protective equipment in the treatment of self-injurious behavior. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Magnusson, A.F., Wolfson, B., Ahearn, W.H., & Bourret, J.C. (October 2004). Self-control training for escape maintained self-injurious behavior. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

McNamara, B., Andrade, M., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2004). Programming for success: Observing, measuring, & targeting behaviors for change. Workshop presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Morrison, H., Roscoe, E.M., & Ervin, D. (October 2004). Examination of procedures for increasing appropriate item engagement and decreasing stereotypy during preference assessments. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Murzynski, N. (October 2004). Use of video modeling in teaching daily living skills. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Paradise , T., & Bourret, J.C. (October 2004). An assessment of the reinforcing efficacy of
tokens. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.  

Perhot, N., Roscoe, E.M., & Bourret, J.C. (October 2004). Comparison of maintaining vs. arbitrary noncontingent reinforcement procedures without extinction. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Rooker, G., Roscoe, E.M., & Moher, C. (October 2004). Examination of idiosyncratic antecedent and consequent variables in functional analysis. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Stayer, S., & Graff, R.B. (October 2004). Comparison of pictorial and tangible preference assessments. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Weiss, J.S., Libby, M.E. , Langer, S., Dolan, S., Ahearn, W.H., & Graff, R.B. (October 2004). Procedural integrity effects on acquisition. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Greater Boston Association for Behavior Analysis, Franklin, MA

Ahearn, W.H. (September 2004). Stereotypy: Persistence and behavioral allocation. Paper presented at the meeting of the Greater Boston Association for Behavior Analysis, Franklin, MA.

International Conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Campinas, Brazil

Ahearn, W.H. (August 2004). Current research in autism: Etiology, prevalence and recent controversiesPaper presented at the 2nd International conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Brazil

Ahearn, W.H., Strully, L.V., Foster, K.E., & Libby, M.E. (August 2004). Providing comprehensive educational services for children with autism using ABA.Paper presented at the 2nd International conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Campinas, Brazil

Andrade, M., Roscoe, E.M., & Ahearn, W.H.(August 2004). Dealing with behavioral excesses: Assessment and intervention. Paper presented at the 2nd International conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Campinas, Brazil

Dube, W.V., Johnson, C., de Souza, D., Micheletto, N., & Gioia, P. (August 2004). Stimulus control: Contributions for the curriculum development and individualized teaching. Workshop presented at the 2nd International conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Campinas, Brazil

Geckeler, A.S., Holcomb, W., MacDonald, R.P.F., Mansfield, R., & Sanchez, J.(August 2004). Stereotypy in children with autism at program entry and after one year of EIBI: Comparison to age-matched typically developing peers. Paper presented at the 2nd International conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Campinas, Brazil

Graff, R.B. (August 2004). Applied behavior analysis:   Treatment of choice for autism. Paper presented at the 2nd International conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Campinas, Brazil

Johnson, C., MacDonald, R.P.F., Mansfield, R., & Holcomb, W.L. (August 2004). Skill deficits in children with autism. Paper presented at the 2nd International conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Campinas, Brazil

Mansfield, R., & Dudley, L. (August 2004). Curriculum strategies for children with autism.  Paper presented at the 2nd International conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Campinas, Brazil

Pergher, N., Magnusson , A., Tomanari , G., Dube, W.V. (August 2004). Observing responses using eye scanning. Paper presented at the 2nd International conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Campinas, Brazil

Associação dos Amigos do Autista, Brazil

Andrade, M. (July 2004) Anecessidade de regulamentação do uso de procedimentos restritivos no tratamento de pessoas com disturbios severos de comportamento. Panel discussion at the conference for the Associação dos Amigos do Autista, Brazil

Andrade, M. (July 2004). Analise do comportamento e austimo. Panel discussion at the conference for the Associação dos Amigos do Autista, Brazil

Davis, C. (July 2004). CALM training of trainers. Training presented at the conference for the Associação dos Amigos do Autista, Brazil

Davis, C., & Strully, L.V. (July 2004). A model ABA classroom in the public school. Workshop presented at the conference for the Associação dos Amigos do Autista, Brazil

McNamara, B., & Andrade, M. (July 2004). Programming for student success. Workshop presented at the conference for the Associação dos Amigos do Autista, Brazil

Autism Society of America, Seattle, WA

Ahearn, W.H. (July 2004). Pediatric feeding problems in children with ASD: Overview, etiology, and treatment. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Autism Society of America, Seattle, WA.

MacDonald, R.P.F. (July 2004). Social skills: Strategies for increasing social competencies. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Autism Society of America, Seattle, WA

American Association on Mental Retardation, Philadelphia, PA

Ahearn, W.H. (June 2004).  Assessing and treating feeding disorders in children with developmental disabilities. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Association on Mental Retardation, Philadelphia, PA

Graff, R.B. (June 2004). Preference and reinforcer assessment in individuals with special needs. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the American Association on Mental Retardation, Philadelphia, PA.

Association for Behavior Analysis, Boston, MA

Ahearn, W.H., K.M., Florentino, C., Clevenger, T., Condon, J., Buckingham, S., & Cary, H. (May 2004). Altering the response hierarchy: Using response interruption and redirection for vocal and motor stereotypy. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Boston, MA

Ahearn, W.H., Grandner, K., & Sanchez, J.M. (May 2004). The effects of exposing children to foods on selective acceptance and gagging. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Boston, MA

Bargas, A.J., Dube, W.V., Geckeler, A.S., & Holcomb, W.L. (May 2004). An assessment of identity matching of emotional expressions with young children with autism. Poster presented at  the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Boston.

Bourret, J., Vollmer, T., & Witherup, L. (May 2004). An application of response restriction and contingent access to responses in complex multioperant environments. Paper presented at  the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Boston.

Chiang, M., Roscoe, E.M., & Gould, D.D. (May 2004). Comparison of ABC and partial-interval descriptive analyses. Poster presented at  the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Boston.

Ciccone, F., Clevenger, T., Madden, S., & Morrison, H. (May 2004). Implementation of stimulus preference assessments for individuals with developmental disabilities. Workshop presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Boston.

Ciccone, F.J., Graff, R.B., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2004). An alternate scoring method for the MSWO. Paper presented at  the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Boston.

K.M., DeBar, R., O'Sullivan, G., Herscovitch, B., & Ahearn, W. H. (May 2004). Comparison of highly preferred matched and unmatched stimuli on stereotypy in students with developmental disabilities. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Boston.

Collins, K., Graff, R.B., Haupt, R., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2004). The effects of open vs. closed economies on response rate. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Boston.

Fitch, S., Libby, M.E, Weiss, J.S., Langer, S.N., Ahearn, W.H., & Graff, R.B. (May 2004). Most-to-least compared to least-to-most prompting in the acquisition of chained task. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Boston, MA

Galiatsatos, T. G., & Graff, R. B. (May 2004). Using verbal preference assessments to identify community-based reinforcers. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Boston.

Gardenier, N.C., Geckeler, A.S., & Davis, C. (May 2004). Review of observation and measurement methods in applied settings. Workshop presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Boston.  

Garret, M., M.E., Weiss, J.S., Langer, S.N., Ahearn, W.H., & Graff, R.B. (May 2004). Manual guidance vs. teacher completion of chained tasks. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Boston.

Gould, D.D. (May 2004). Overview of behavioral assessment. Workshop presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Boston.

Groskreutz, M.P., Graff, R.B., & Collins, K. (May 2004). Further evaluation of pictorial preference assessments. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Boston.  

Hegg, E. (May 2004). Functional analysis and treatment of disruptive vocals and self-injurious behavior. Poster presented at  the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Boston.

Holcomb, W.L., Langer, S.N., Sanchez, J.M., & South, E.M. (May 2004). Applied behavior analysis training to improve parental implementation of teaching procedures. Poster presented at  the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Boston.

MacDonald, R.P.F., Anderson, J., Dube, W.V., Holcomb, W.L., Mansfield, R., Sanchez, J.M., & South, E. (May 2004). The effects of EIBI on joint attention in young children with autism. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Boston.

MacDonald, R.P.F, Mansfield, R, & Wiltz, K. (May 2004). The use of activity schedules and instructional fading to manage challenging behavior: A case study. Poster presented at  the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Boston.

Magnusson, A.F., Pergher, N.K., Tomanari, G.Y., & Dube, W.V. (May 2004). Observing behavior and eye movements. Poster presented at  the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Boston.

Magnusson, A.F., Roscoe, E.M., Gould, D.D., & Karsina, A. (May 2004). Using protective equipment as a reinforcer for treatment of self-injurious behavior. Poster presented at  the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Boston.

Malio, L., Aubuchon, M., & Holcomb, W.L. (May 2004). A student-selected schedule procedure to increase participation in a young boy with autism. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Boston.

Mansfield , R., Ahearn, W.H., Cota, S., MacDonald, R.P.F., & Vengala, M. (May 2004). Video modeling and changes in social reciprocity. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Boston. Morrison, H., Roscoe, E.M., Granatino, J., & Camarco, J. (May 2004). Assessment of antecedent exercise for treatment of problem behavior maintained by automatic reinforcement. Paper presented at  the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Boston.

Moses, A., Johnson, C., White, D., Green, G., Langer, S., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (May 2004). Aggregate data on the school-wide implementation of a discrimination curriculum. Paper presented at  the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Boston.

Piskura, T., & Roscoe, E.M. (May 2004). A comparison of stimulus preference assessments for an individual with problem behavior. Poster to be presented at  the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Boston.

Rooker, G.W., & Roscoe, E.M. (May 2004). Analysis of the relation between self-injury and self-restraint. Poster presented at  the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Boston.

Roscoe, E.M., & Perhot, N. (May 2004). Comparison of maintaining vs. arbitrary noncontingent reinforcement procedures without extinction. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Boston.  

Roscoe, E.M., Rooker, G.W., & Moher, C.A. (May 2004). Examination of idiosyncratic antecedent and consequent variables in functional analysis. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Boston.

Sanchez, J.M., MacDonald, R.P.F., Wiltz, K., & Cota, S. (May 2004). Using video modeling to teach play to young children. Workshop presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Boston.  

Wanapun, P.D., Magnusson, A.F., & Roscoe, E.M. (May 2004). A comparison of preference for tokens associated with preselection vs. postselection of back-up reinforcers. Poster presented at  the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Boston.

Weiss, J.S., Libby, M.E. , Langer, S.N., Dolan, S.R., Ahearn, W.H., & Graff, R.B. (May 2004). Acquisition of chains using single vs. multiple teachers. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Boston.  

Weiss, J.S., Libby, M.E. , & Murphy, J. (May 2004). Acquisition of chains using single vs. multiple teachers. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Boston.  

Massachusetts Early Intervention Consortium Conference, Marlboro, MA 

MacDonald, R.P.F., & Holcomb, W.L. (May 2004). The effects of EIBI on young children with autism. Workshop presented at the 25th annual Massachusetts Early Intervention Consortium Conference, Marlboro, MA.

Massachusetts Association of Private Schools Annual Conference, MA

Davis, C., & Rynning, D. (May 2004). Contracting through the day for a better way strategies for increasing adaptive behavior in a structured setting. Workshop presented at the annual conference of the Massachusetts Association of Private Schools.

Children Making Strides Conference, Sturbridge, MA

Geckeler, A.S., MacDonald, R.P.F., & Rynning, D. (April 2004). Models for a public and private school educational collaboration. Workshop presented at the Children Making Strides conference, Sturbridge, MA

National Student Speech Hearing and Language Association, Worcester, MA

Hutt, L. (March 2004). Teaching communication to children with autism. Invited address presented at a National Student Speech Hearing and Language Association event, Worcester State College, Worcester.