2008 Presentations

Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT, Cambridge, MA

Ahearn, W.H. (November 20, 2008). Therapeutic interventions for autism: Idiosyncratic presentation requires individualized treatment. Address delivered to the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT, Cambridge, MA.

American Speech-Hearing-Language Association, Chicago, IL

Bellone, B., Hansalia, S., Hanlon, E., & Larson, L. (November 2008). School-wide incidental teaching training for teachers of children with autism. Seminar presented at the annual conference of the American Speech-Hearing-Language Association, Chicago, IL.

Cheron, J., Felix, M., & Hutt, L. (November 2008). Teaching social activities to children with autism using video modeling. Seminar presented at the annual conference of the American Speech-Hearing-Language Association, Chicago, IL.

Crawford, S., Conlin, S., & Hutt, L. (November 2008). Effects of a visual "no reinforcement" cue on requesting of children who use picture communication. Seminar presented at the annual conference of the American Speech-Hearing-Language Association, Chicago, IL.

UMMS Psychiatry Department Research Day, Worcester, MA

Dube, W.V., MacDonald, R.P.F., Wheeler, E.E., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2008). A behavioral interpretative analysis of gaze shift in joint attention initiation: Discriminative and reinforcing stimulus functions. Poster presented at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Psychiatry Department Research Day, Worcester, MA.

Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA

Ahearn, W.H. (October 2008). On the ethics of aversive control: Why I will not apply contingent aversive stimulation for swearing. Workshop presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.  

Bennett, E., Weiss, J.S., Libby, M.E., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2008). A comparison of backward and forward chaining in the acquisition of solitary play skills. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Braga-Kenyon, P.R. (October 2008). Skill acquisition: Alternatives for teaching tooth brushing to children diagnosed with autism. Symposium chaired at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.  

Braga-Kenyon, P.R., & Yates, K. (October 2008).  Varying levels of procedural integrity using progressive prompt delay procedure to teach visual-visual stimulus relations. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Cividini-Motta, C., Clark, K.M., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2008). Using social stimuli to establish joint attention responses. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Cividini-Motta, C., Garside, C., Clark, K.M., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2008). Sensory integration therapy as a treatment for stereotypy maintained by automatic reinforcement. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Clark, K.M. (October 2008). Examining skill acquisition in children with autism. Symposium chaired at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Col√≥n, C.L., Ahearn, W.H., & Clark, K.M. (October 2008). The effects of verbal operant training and response interruption/redirection on appropriate and undesirable vocalizations. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.  

Cook, J., Bourret, J.C., McGoldrick, A., Hansalia, S., Moore, C., & Stocco, C. (October 2008). Evaluating the effects of performance feedback on data collection. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.  

Dannenberg, L., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (October 2008). An analysis of joint attention. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.  

Davis , J., Grenier, J., & Weiss, J.S. (October 2008). Comparison of forward and backward chaining on rates of acquisition of a behavior chain. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.  

Elliott, S., Libby, M.E. , Ahearn, W.H., & Weiss, J.S. (October 2008). Adduction: Generating novel responses. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.  

Giles, A., Roscoe, E.M., Pence, S.T., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2008). A Comparison of redirection with and without response interruption for reducing stereotypy maintained by automatic reinforcement.  Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Grindle, S., Sargent, E., MacDonald, R.P.F., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2008). A behavioral examination of false belief tasks. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Heavey, K., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (October 2008). Teaching adolescents with autism to respond to joint attention through music activation and delayed cue prompting. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.  

Horton, K., & Bourret, J.C. (October 2008). Behavioral economic manipulations in a closed token economy. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.  

Ito, M., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (October 2008). The effects of video self-modeling on social initiations in students with autism spectrum disorder. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.  

Johnson, C., Andrade, M., Cerrone, T., Hutt, L.M., Langer, S.N., & Reidy, M. (October 2008). School-wide data on discrimination performances in children with autism spectrum disorders. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.  

Justice, D.A., Roscoe, E.M., Bourret, J.C., & Barron, J.L. (October 2008). Comparison of reinforcement alone and in combination with redirection for decreasing motor stereotypy
and increasing task engagement. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Kara, L., Ryan, S., Mahoney, P., Braga-Kenyon, P.R. (October 2008). Tooth brushing: How to overcome interfering behaviors. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Karsina, A.J., Perhot, N., Mills, B., & Bourret, J.C. (October 2008). Functional analysis and treatment of self-injury maintained by access to equipment. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Lebowitz, J.L., Clark, K.M., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2008). The effects of verbal operant training & response interruption/redirection on appropriate & undesirable vocalizations. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.  

Leif, E., Stahl, E., Morrison, H., & Roscoe, E.M. (October 2008). An evaluation of procedures for increasing item engagement and decreasing automatically maintained problem behavior. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.  

Lekan, L.K., MacDonald, R.P.F., & Thompson, R. (October 2008). The effects of video modeling on conversational speech for a student with autism in a general education setting. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.  

Longworth, L., Roscoe, E.M., Perhot, N., & Gavidia, G. (October 2008). Noncontingent reinforcement: A comparison of arbitrary and maintaining reinforcers. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Mahoney, P., Braga-Kenyon, P.R., Kara, L., & Ryan, S. (October 2008). Tooth brushing: How to overcome fine motor skill deficit and incompatible behaviors. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Mahoney, P., Weiss, J.S., Libby, M.E. , & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2008). Analysis of prompting errors that result in delayed acquisition of play skill chains in children with autism. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.  

Mangold, Z., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (October 2008). Evaluating the use of video modeling to teach tooth brushing. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.  

Mansfield, R. (October 2008). 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.  

McConnell, K., & Roscoe, E.M. (October 2008). Evaluation of salient stimulus cues during brief functional analyses in a classroom setting. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.  

Moore , K., Dashner, J., Clark, K.M., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2008). Effects of sensory integration on automatically reinforced motor and vocal stereotypy. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

O'Connor, D., Pynn, S., & Langer, S.N. (October 2008). Training caregivers to implement picture activity schedules. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Peters, L.C., & Thompson, R. (October 2008). Indirect effects of positive practice overcorrection. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Piantedosi, T., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (October 2008).Acquisition of joint attention. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.  

Robinson , M.E. , Clark, K.M., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2008). The effects of verbal operant training on vocal stereotypy and appropriate language.  Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Robinson, M.E., MacDonald, R.P.F., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2008). . Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.  

Roscoe, E.M. (October 2008). Further Exploring a possible relationship between delayed match-to-sample and performance on video modeling refinements in the assessment  and treatment of problem behavior. Symposium chaired at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.  

Roscoe, E.M., Pence, S.T., Bourret, J.C., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2008). Relative contributions of three descriptive methods: Implications for behavioral assessment. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Ryan, S., Mahoney, P., Braga-Kenyon, P.R., & Kara, L. (October 2008). Tooth brushing: How to overcome lack of motivation related to task. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Thompson, R. (October 2008). Skill acquisition: Alternatives for teaching tooth brushing to children diagnosed with autism. Symposium discussed at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Vineyard, S., Paquette, G., & Weiss, J.S. (October 2008). The effects of variations in procedural integrity on skill acquisition. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.  

Weiss, J.S., Lipcon, A., & Libby, M.E. (October 2008). Demonstration of the effectiveness of using a TAG to promote skill acquisition for students with autism. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.  

Williford, T., Clark, K.M., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2008). The effects of social reinforcement on the acquisition of social skills for children with autism. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.  

Dover Town Library, Dover, MA

Ahearn, W.H. (September 2008). Autism: Issues and treatment. Presentation given at the Dover Town Library, Dover, MA.

Wisconsin Association for Behavior Analysis, Kenosha, WI

Ahearn, W.H. (August 2008). Translating research to practice and practice to research. Paper presented at the first annual conference of the Wisconsin Association for Behavior Analysis, Kenosha, WI.

International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC), Montreal Canada

Crawford, S., Conlin, S., & Hutt, L. (August 2008). Effects of a visual "no reinforcement" cue on requesting of children who use picture communication." Paper presented at the ISAAC Biennial Conference in Montreal, Canada.

Autism Society of America, Orlando, FL

Graff, R.B. (July 2008). Increasing motivation in individuals with autism by accurately identifying preferences and reinforcers. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Autism Society of America, Orlando, FL.

Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago

Ahearn, W.H. (May 2008). Addressing the challenging behaviors of adolescents with autism: Successful proactive methods and skills building interventions. Invited address chaired at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Ahearn, W.H. (May 2008). "B.F. Skinner lecture" Quantifying the qualitative: Empirical measures of social information processing in autism. Invited address chaired at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Ahearn, W.H. (May 2008). Examination of data analysis methods. Symposium discussed at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Ahearn, W.H. (May 2008). Treatment of pediatric feeding disorders: Outcome measures of different programs around the country. Symposium discussed at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Andrade, M.A., Mansfield, R.C., & Bellone, B.O. (May 2008). Translating research to practice: Taking a step towards developing teaching technologies. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Andrade, M.A. (May 2008). Educating the behavior analyst: New directions, new behaviors. Symposium chaired at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.  

Bancroft, S., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2008). Comparison of proportional and exact agreement in measuring improvement in data collection. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Bourret, J.C. (May 2008). Basic and applied research on token schedules. Symposium chaired at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Bourret, J.C. (May 2008). Examination of data analysis methods. Symposium chaired at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Braga-Kenyon, P.R., Carroll, R., & Roberts, K. (May 2008). Establishing conditional and emergent relations with compound stimulus. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Camassa, C.L., & Gould, D.D. (May 2008). Conditioned reinforcement: Schedule thinning pilot study. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Coderre, J., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2008). A comparison of the outcomes of one-trial and full standard preference assessments. Paper  presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Colon, C., Ahearn, W.H., Clark, K.M., & Masalsky, J. (May 2008). The effects of tact training and response interruption/redirection on appropriate and undesirable vocalizations. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Cook, J.E., McGoldrick, A., Hansalia, S., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2008). Using visual performance feedback without additionally arranged incentives in increasing amount of data collection. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Dube, W.V., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2008). Behavioral momentum research in developmental disabilities. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Elliot, S., Libby, M.E. , Weiss, J.S., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2008). Generating novel vocational skill sequences of responding by teaching components: Adduction. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Finn, H.E., Ahearn, W.H., & Miguel, C.F. (May 2008). The emergence of untrained mands and tacts. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Gardenier, N.C. (May 2008). Applied behavior analysis in public schools: Applications, challenges and solutions. Panel discussion chaired at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Gavidia, G., Roscoe, E.M., & Giles, A. (May 2008). Comparison of reinforcement alone and in combination with redirection for treating automatically-reinforced stereotypy. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Giles, A., Roscoe, E.M., Pence, S.T., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2008). A comparison of redirection with and without response interruption for reducing stereotypy maintained by automatic reinforcement. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Gould, D.D. (May 2008). Professional Development Series: Research in Non-University Settings. Panel discussion presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Graff, R.B. (May 2008). Evaluating preference for instructional and treatment approaches in individuals with developmental disabilities. Symposium chaired at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Graff, R.B. (May 2008). Establishing and expanding ABA affiliate chapters. Panel discussion chaired at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Harhood, A., Graff, R.B., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2008). Measuring preference for participant-selected versus experimenter-delivered reinforcers. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Horton, K.G., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2008). Behavioral economic manipulations in a closed token economy. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Johnson, C., Andrade, M., Cerrone, T., Hutt, L., Langer, S.N., & Reidy, M. (May 2008). Assessment of discrimination performances in 100 students with autism spectrum disorders. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Johnson, C., Thurman, H., & Langer, S.N. (May 2008). Teaching quantity concepts without naming. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Jones, B.M., & Andrade, M.A. (May 2008). Increasing interactions between basic and applied research: Developing researchers for new research areas .  Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Keenan, L., Ahearn, W.H., & Miguel, C. (May 2008). A comparison of echoic and textual prompts to teach intraverbal behavior. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Kelly, M., Maribett, D., & Graff, R.B. (May 2008). Examining preference for and reinforcing efficacy of gluten- and casein-free foods. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Kenyon, S.E. (May 2008). Implementing behavior programs and preference assessments: How can we improve our practices? Symposium chaired at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Langer, S.N., Sabielny, L., Johnson, C., & Gould, D.D. (May 2008). Teaching parents to conduct picture activity schedules. Paper  presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL

Leif, E., Roscoe, E.M., Morrison, H., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2008). An evaluation of procedures for increasing item engagement and decreasing automatically reinforced problem behavior. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL

Libby, M.E. (May 2008). An analysis of teaching and prompting strategies in teaching children with autism play and vocational skills. Symposium chaired at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Libby, M.E. (May 2008). Structuring field experiences to teach state-of-the-art practices. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL

MacDonald, R.P.F. (May 2008). The assessment and application of momentary time sampling and partial interval recording in classroom settings. Symposium discussed at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

MacDonald, R.P.F. (May 2008). Rethinking early intervention for autism spectrum disorder: The critical role of parents as therapists. Symposium chaired at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Mahoney, A., Miguel, C.F., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2008). Categorization of stimuli by motor responses in preschool children. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Mansfield, R.C. (May 2008). Stimulus equivalence: Research to practice. Symposium chaired at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

McSweeney, M., Ahearn, W.H., Clark, K.M., Coderre, J., Amsden, M., & Bashaw, J. (May 2008). Assessing the function of immediate echolalia. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Meany-Daboul, M.G. (May 2008). Teaching graduate students conversational proficiency with behavioral concepts. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Nickel, U.W., Braga-Kenyon, P.R., McDermott, E.C., Kenyon, S.E., McNamara, B.L., Ahearn, W.H., & Roscoe, E.M. (May 2008). Evaluating the effects of feedback on procedural integrity. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Ostrowsky, D., Fouts, N., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (May 2008). Using video modeling to increase social interactions during play for children with autism. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Paquette, G., Weiss, J.S., Libby, M.E. , & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2008). Analysis of prompting errors that result in delayed acquisition of play skill chains in children with autism. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Pelletier, K.A., McNamara, B.L., & Braga-Kenyon, P.R. (May 2008). Increasing procedural integrity through video self monitoring. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Rodriguez, N.M. , Thompson, R.H., & Haremza, J.L. (May 2008). Functional analysis of noncompliance in typically developing toddlers. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Rodriguez, N.M. , Thompson, R.H., Peters, L.C., Ezell, D., & Baynham, T. (May 2008). The effects of a variable momentary DRA on toddler location prior to meals. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Roscoe, E.M. (May 2008). Assessment and treatment of problem behavior maintained by automatic reinforcement. Symposium chaired at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Seaver, J., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2008). Comparison of responding under token and tandem schedules in a clinical setting. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Tereshko, L., MacDonald, R.P.F., Holcomb, W.L., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2008). Strategies for teaching children with autism to imitate response chains using video modeling. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Thompson, R.H. (May 2008). Evaluation of parent and caregiver-delivered interventions for young children. Symposium discussed at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Thompson, R.H. (May 2008). Advancing behavioral technology in early and general education. Symposium chaired at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Tiger, J.H., Scott, J., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2008). Autism newcomer's event: A guide to the autism track at ABA 2008. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Weiss, J.S., & Libby, M.E. (May 2008). Demonstration of the effectiveness of using a TAG to promote skill acquisition for students with autism. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Weiss, J.S., Libby, M.E. , Ahearn, W.H., Bennett, E. & Olsen, P.M. (May 2008). A comparison of backward and forward chaining in the acquisition of solitary play skills. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

MacDonald, R.P.F. (April 2008). Teaching pretend play to children with autism using video modeling . Presented at the annual conference of the Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysis, Cromwell, CT.

Council for Exceptional Children, Boston, MA

MacDonald, R.P.F., Sacramone, S., Roberts, S., & Cerrone, T. (April 2008). Establishing repertoires of thematic play in children with autism using video modeling. Workshop presented at the annual convention of the Council for Exceptional Children, Boston, MA.

Mansfield, R., Andrade, M., & Bellone, B. (April 2008). Curriculum strategies for children with autism. Workshop presented at the annual convention of the Council for Exceptional Children, Boston, MA.

Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA

Ahearn, W.H. (March 2008). Behavioral theory of autism. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Gatlinburg Conference, San Diego, CA

Dube, W.V., MacDonald, R.P.F., Wheeler, E.E., & Ahearn, W.H. (March 2008). A behavioral interpretative analysis of gaze shift in joint attention initiation: Testing discriminative and reinforcing stimulus functions. Poster presented at the 41st annual meeting of the Gatlinburg Conference, San Diego, CA.

Pennsylvania Association for Behavior Analysis, Hershey, PA

Ahearn, W.H. (March 2008). A conceptual analysis of social deficits in children with ASDs. Workshop prese nted at the annual conference of the Pennsylvania Association for Behavior Analysis, Hershey, PA.

Ahearn, W.H. (March 2008). From automatic reinforcement to appropriate social behavior: Assessing and treating stereotypic behavior. Paper prese nted at the annual conference of the Pennsylvania Association for Behavior Analysis, Hershey, PA.

Texas Association for Behavior Analysis, Dallas, TX

MacDonald, R.P.F. (March 2008). Assessment and treatment of joint attention in young children with autism. Paper prese nted at the annual conference of the Texas Association for Behavior Analysis, Dallas, TX.

California Association for Behavior Analysis, Garden Grove, CA

Finn, H., & Ahearn, W.H. (February 2008). The emergence of untrained mands and tacts. Paper presented at the 26th Annual Conference of the California Association for Behavior Analysis, Garden Grove, CA.

Graff, R. B. (February 2008). The road less traveled: Accurately identifying preferences and reinforcers in individuals with developmental disabilities. Invited address presented at the 26th Annual Conference of the California Association for Behavior Analysis, Garden Grove, CA.

Mahoney, A., Ahearn, W.H., & Miguel, C.F. (February 2008). Categorization of stimuli by motor responses in preschool children. Paper presented at the 26th Annual Conference of the California Association for Behavior Analysis, Garden Grove, CA.