2006 Presentations

Central New York Skeptics Society, New York

Ahearn, W.H. (November 2006). Facts about autism, vaccines, and autism treatment. Talk presented at the November meeting of the Central New York Skeptics Society, New York.

New York State Association for Behavior Analysis, Verona, NY

Ahearn, W.H. (November 2006). On applied behavior analysis in the treatment of autism spectrum disorders: Present and future. Invited address presented at the annual conference of the New York State Association for Behavior Analysis, Verona, NY.

2006 Conference on Philanthropy, Boston, MA

Lovely, R., & Quynn, K.L. (October 2006). To campaign or not to campaign: Is that the question? Session presented at the 2006 Conference on Philanthropy, Boston, MA.

Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA

Ahearn, W.H. (October 2006). Assessing and treating inappropriate vocalizations in children with ASDs. Symposium  chaired at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Alitz-Polga, K., & Galiatsatos, G.T. (October 2006). Using a modified functional analysis and a competing items assessment for the treatment of severe self-injury. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Alverson, J.J., Roscoe, E.M., & Piskura, T. (October 2006). A comparison of stimulus preference assessments for participants who exhibit problem behavior. Paper  presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Bourret, J.C. (October 2006). Applied behavior analytic methodological research. Symposium  chaired at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Bourret, J.C. (October 2006). Challenging behavior: Fading intrusive interventions. Symposium  chaired at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Braga-Kenyon, P., Karsina, A.J., & Bourret, J.C. (October 2006). Negative reinforcement-based intervention for reducing the use of physical intervention during transitions.  Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Cerrone, T.M., Lipcon, A.D., Vigeant, D., Col√≥n, C., & Graff, R.B. (October 2006). Using preference assessment technology to assess the correspondence between "saying" and "doing" in preschoolers with ASD. Paper  presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Ciccone, F.J. (October 2006). Review of Massachusetts Department of Education restraint regulations and development of a restraint policy. Workshop  presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Clark , K.M., Parry-Cruwys, R., Masalsky, J., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2006). Altering automatically reinforced stereotypy: The effect of adding materials. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.  

Condon, J., Ahearn, W.H., Libby, M.E. , & Weiss, J.S. (October 2006). Generating novel responses by teaching components: Adduction with Legos.  Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Condon, J., & Graff, R.B. (October 2006). Assessing the role of differential consequences on pictorial preference assessment outcomes. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Drummy, J., & Graff, R.B. (October 2006). Evaluating the effects of open versus closed economies on the reduction of motor stereotypy. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Galiatsatos, G.T., Edinburg, S.E., Alitz-Polga, K.L., & Keogh, K.W. (October 2006). Transition planning for adult placement. Workshop  presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Galiatsatos, G.T., Maxfield, R., Battle, E.M., & Graff, R.B. (October 2006). Assessing preferences for community-based activities. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Graff, R.B. (October 2006). Current issues in assessing preferences and reinforcers in individuals with developmental disabilities. Symposium  chaired at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Graff, R.B., Larsen, J., Leonard, M.A., & Kelly, E. (October 2006). Toward an analysis of variables that affect preference and reinforcer assessment outcomes. Paper  presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Harper, J., Bourret, J.C., Libby, M.E. , Ryan, S., Graff, R.B., & Fitch, S. (October 2006). Evaluation of a method for obtaining interobserver agreement data collected daily over twelve-hour periods.  Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Herscovitch, B., Libby, M.E. , Roscoe, E.M., Ahearn, W.H., & Bourret, J.C. (October 2006). Precursor assessment and functional analysis of precursor behavior. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Juthe, S.L., MacDonald, R.P.F., & Holcomb, W.L. (October 2006). Teaching initiating joint attention to a child with autism using video modeling. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Kara, L., Libby, M.E. , & Weiss, J.S. (October 2006). Most-to-least, least-to-most, and delayed prompting in the acquisition of chained tasks. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Karsina, A.J., Geckeler, A.S., & Holcomb, W.L. (October 2006). Ethical issues in applied settings I: A discussion of ethical issues centered on the BACB task list. Workshop presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.  

Kebler, J.M. (October 2006). Effect of teacher-directed versus student-directed choice on completion of an activity schedule. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Kenyon, S., Braga-Kenyon, P., Bourret, J.C., & Karsina, A.J. (October 2006). Fading the intrusiveness of protective measures in treating SIB by altering topography and duration. Paper  presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Keras, J., & Graff, R.B. (October 2006).  Teaching staff and parents to conduct paired-stimulus preference assessments. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

LeBlanc, C., MacDonald, R.P.F., & Holcomb, W.L. (October 2006). Joint attention responding using activation toys and gestural prompts. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Libby , M.E.  (October 2006). An analysis of teaching and prompting strategies in teaching children with autism. Symposium chaired at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Mahoney, A., Roscoe, E.M., & Rooker, G.W. (October 2006). A modified functional analysis for identifying an idiosyncratic form of tangible-maintained problem behavior. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Masalsky, J., Kingery, S., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2006). Using prompting, tact training, and response interruption to produce appropriate verbal behavior.  Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

McSweeney, M., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2006). Assessing the function of immediate echolalia.  Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Olsen, P., Libby, M.E. , Weiss, J.S., & Fitch, S. (October 2006). Comparison of manual guidance, teacher completion or no completion of chained tasks.  Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Pence, S., Roscoe, E.M., Ahearn, W.H, & Webber, D. (October 2006). A comparison of redirection with and without response interruption for reducing stereotypy. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Pence, S.T., Roscoe, E.M., & Kindle, A. (October 2006). Functional analysis and treatment of aggression maintained by an idiosyncratic form of attention. Paper  presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Perhot, N., Braga-Kenyon, P., Karsina, A.J., & Bourret, J.C. (October 2006). Reducing duration of protective hold procedures.  Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Peters, L., Bourret, J.C., Seaver, J. & Harper, J. (October 2006). An examination of the effects of manipulation of response effort on responding on progressive-ratio schedules maintained by qualitatively different reinforcers.  Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Potter, J., Sandauer, S., & Ahearn, W. H. (October 2006). The effects of food exposure and reinforcement on selective eating. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Reynolds, H., Libby, M.E. , Weiss, J.S., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (October 2006). Comparison of video modeling and graduated guidance to acquiring a chained task. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.  

Rooker, G.W., Roscoe, E.M., & Pence, S.T. (October 2006). Assessing the utility of a demand assessment for functional analysis. Paper  presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Roscoe, E.M. (October 2006). Modifying assessment procedures to produce clearer results. Symposium  chaired at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Schmidt, K., Bourret, J.C., Fitch, S., & Giannini, D. (October 2006). An evaluation of a brief method for measuring the reinforcing efficacy of tokens.  Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Stropnik, M., Braga-Kenyon, P., & Perhot, N. (October 2006). Reducing the intrusiveness of time out procedures used to manage dangerous behaviors.  Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Tereshko, L., Clark, K.M., Miguel, C., & Ahearn, W.H., (October 2006). The effects of response interruption and redirection and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors on vocal stereotypy. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Weiss, J.S., Libby, M.E. , Farell, N., & Perry, K. (October 2006). Procedural integrity effects on acquisition.  Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Autism Society of America, Providence, RI

Graff, R.B., Morrison, H., & DeLeon, I.G. (July 2006). Reinforcement is not a four-letter word! Session presented at the annual conference of the Autism Society of America, Providence, RI.

Holcomb, W.L., Geckeler, A.S., & Rynning, D. (July 2006). Partner classrooms-Coming soon to a school near you! Session presented at the annual conference of the Autism Society of America, Providence, RI.

MacDonald, R.P.F. (July 2006). Assessment and treatment of joint attention deficits in young children with autism. Session presented at the annual conference of the Autism Society of America, Providence, RI.

Roscoe, E.M., & Ahearn, W.H. (July 2006). Functional analysis: Why we should use it and how it is done. Session presented at the annual conference of the Autism Society of America, Providence, RI.

The Network on Employment (formerly the Association for Persons in Supported Employment), Boston, MA

Weiss, J.S., Klein, M., Lipcon, A., & Stropnik, M. (June 2006). What do you want to be when you grow up? Career planning and placement for children with autism. Poster presented at the 17th annual APSE National Conference on Supported Employment.

Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta

Ahearn, W.H., Clark, K.M., Burregi, K., Dube, W.V. (May 2006). Demand and response output functions for high and low preference stimuli. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta.

Andrade, M., Braga-Kenyon, P.R., Groskreutz, N.C. , Miguel, C., Trimmer, S., & McDermott, E.C. (May 2006). Teaching auditory-visual matching-to-sample: A comparison between prompt delay and no delay for point prompt procedures. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta.

Bourret, J.C. (May 2006). Analyses of behavior analytic approaches to teaching. Symposium chaired at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta.

Braga-Kenyon, P.R., Andrade, M., Ahearn, W.H., & Sidman, M. (May 2006). Inclusion of defined responses in equivalence relations: A systematic replication of Manabe et al. (1995). Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta.

Christensen, E., & Bourret, J. (May 2006). Selective effects of noncontingent access to reinforcers "matched" to problem behavior on problem behavior and academic behavior. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta.

Clark , K.M., Parry-Cruwys, R., Masalsky, J., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2006). Altering automatically-reinforced stereotypy: The effects of adding materials. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta.  

Cota, S.R., MacDonald, R.P.F., Clevenger, T.M., & Roberts, S.N. (May 2006). Using video modeling to teach play to young children with autism. Workshop presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta.

Ervin, D.J., Neal, C.M., Ahearn, W.H., & Dube, W.V. (May 2006). Resistance to distraction during the performance of academic tasks. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta.

Fitch, S.L., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2006). An assessment of the reinforcing efficacy of tokens. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta.

Fortin, S.L., MacMath, R.K., McNamara, B.L., & Miguel, C. (May 2006). A behavioral systems analysis of administration of medication in a human services setting. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta.

Galiatsatos, T., Edinburg, S., Alitz-Polga, K.L., & Keogh, K.W. (May 2006). Transition planning for adult placement. Workshop presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta.

Groskreutz , N.C.  , Karsina, A.J., Miguel, C., & Groskreutz, M.P. (May 2006). The effects of using complex auditory-visual samples on equivalence class formation. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta.

Harper, J. & Bourret, J.C. (May 2006). A method for collecting interobserver agreement data in a clinical setting. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta.

Johnson, C., & Chagnon, S.M. (May 2006). Identifying unwanted stimulus control in experimental stimuli. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta.

Johnson, C., Steinhilber, J.M., Tereshko, L., & Warindu, J. (May 2006). Further evaluation of factors affecting preference assessment outcomes. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta.

Klein, J.L., MacDonald, R.P.F., Dube, W.V., O'Sullivan, G., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2006). Teaching children with autism to follow an adult gaze. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta.

Larsen, J.A., & Graff, R.B. (May 2006). The relative effects of high and low preference stimuli on task-related behavior of youths with disabilities. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta.

MacDonald, J., Roscoe, E.M., Ahearn, W.H., & Dube, W.V. (May 2006). Assessing the effects of continuous versus intermittent attention on the persistence of attention-maintained behavior. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta.

MacDonald, R.P.F. (May 2006). Intersections between joint attention and social referencing in children with autism and typically developing children. Symposium chaired at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta.

MacDonald, R.P.F., Dube, W.V., Klein, J.L., Robert, S.N., Smaby, K., & Wheeler, E. (May 2006). Analysis and treatment of joint attention in young children with autism. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta.

Meany, M.G., Roscoe, E.M., Ahearn, W.H., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2006). A comparison of momentary time sampling and partial interval recording measurement methods. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta.

Miguel, C. (May 2006). Stimulus control and verbal behavior. Symposium chaired at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta.

Miguel, C. (May 2006). A review of Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior: Theoretical and applied implications. Workshop presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta.

Moher , C.A.  , Gould, D.D., Graff, R.B., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2006). Token training and motivating operation effects on the outcomes of preference and reinforcer assessments. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta.

Murzynski, N., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2006). Combining video modeling and least-to-most intrusive prompting for establishing behavior chains. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta.

Nickel, U., Ervin, D.J., Roscoe, E.M., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2006). Implementing a program evaluation procedure in a school setting. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta.

Peters, L.C., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2006). Evaluation of reinforcing efficacy using progressive-ratio schedules. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta.

Roberts, S.N., MacDonald, R.P.F., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2006). Using video modeling to teach generative play skills. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta.

Rooker, G., Roscoe, E.M., Ervin, D.J., & Groskreutz, N.C. (May 2006). Differential reinforcement of alternative behavior with and without stimulus fading for escape-maintained problem behavior. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta.

Roscoe, E.M. (May 2006). Further refinements of observation and measurement procedures. Symposium chaired at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta.

Roscoe, E.M. (May 2006). Professional development series: Research in non-university settings. Panel discussion held at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta.

Stone, A.M., Miguel, C., & Gould, D.D. (May 2006). The effects of conditional discrimination and tact-textual training on the development of equivalence classes. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta.

Vaillancourt, G., MacDonald, R.P.F., Dube, W.V., & Klein, J.L. (May 2006). Assessment of joint attention responding in young children with autism. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta.

Weiss, J.S., Fitch, S.L., Ryan, S., Olson, P., & Libby. M.E. (May 2006). Teaching behavior chains to children with autism using task analysis: Research to practice. Workshop presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta.

Pennsylvania Association for Behavior Analysis, Hershey, PA

MacDonald, R.P.F. (May 2006). Teaching pretend play to children with autism using video modeling. Workshop presented at the annual conference of the Pennsylvania Association for Behavior Analysis, Hershey, PA.

MacDonald, R.P.F. (May 2006). Early intensive behavioral intervention for young children with autism. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Pennsylvania Association for Behavior Analysis, Hershey, PA.

Massachusetts Association of 766 Approved Private Schools, Marlborough, MA

Hanson, N., Nemeth-Cohen, R., Oravec, K., Hines, L., & Johnson, C. (May 2006). MCAS Alternate Assessment and Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. Workshop presented at the Annual Conference of the Massachusetts Association of 766 Approved Private Schools, Marlborough, MA.

Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysis, Shelton, CT

Graff, R. B. (April 2006). The benefits and challenges of providing choice for individuals with special needs. Invited address presented at the 2nd annual conference of the Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysis, Shelton, CT.

Graff, R. B. (April 2006). The future of CTABA and statewide advocacy. Panel discussion presented at the 2nd annual conference of the Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysis, Shelton, CT.

Northeast Conference on Autism: Evidence-Based Practices, Shrewsbury, MA

MacDonald, R.P.F. (April 2006). Using video modeling to teach pretend play to children with autism. Address delivered at a one-day conference sponsored by the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, Shrewsbury, MA.

Eastern Psychological Association, Baltimore, MD

Ahearn, W.H. (March 2006). Applied behavior analysis, the experimental analysis of behavior, and translational research. Symposium to be chaired at the annual conference of the Eastern Psychological Association, Baltimore, MD.

Ahearn, W.H. (March 2006). The behavioral momentum metaphor as a means of predicting response persistence. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Eastern Psychological Association, Baltimore, MD.

Teaming Up for Effective Autism Intervention, Rochester, NY

Ahearn, W.H. (March 2006). Autism and eating: Separating the wheat from the chaff. Presentation delivered at a one-day conference presented by the New York State Association for Behavior Analysis, Rochester, NY.

California Association for Behavior Analysis, Burlingame, CA

Miguel, C. (February 2006). Language development: A behavior analytic research agenda. Invited address presented at the California Association for Behavior Analysis, Burlingame, CA.