2009 Presentations

American Speech-Hearing-Language Association, New Orleans, LA

Bellone, B., Hanlon, E., Hansalia, S., & MacManus, C. (November 2009). An incidental teaching training for teachers of children with autism. Seminar presented at the annual conference of the American Speech-Hearing-Language Association, New Orleans, LA.

Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA

Ahearn, W.H. (October 2009). The ethics of aversive control: From research to challenging cases and life lessons. An APBA Professional Development Series workshop presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Amtmann, H., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2009). Delayed reinforcement in teaching discrimination skills. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Bancroft, S.L. (October 2009). Clinical decision making and the treatment of severe problem behavior. Symposium chaired at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Bancroft, S.L., Thompson, R.H., Dozier, C.L, Harper, A., & Allard , T. (October 2009). Variability in activity completion among children with autism and their typical peers. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.  

Barron, J., Roscoe, E.M., Bourret, J.C., & Gavidia, G. (October 2009). Comparison of differential reinforcement of alternative behavior alone and in combination with response interruption and redirection for treating automatically-reinforced stereotypy. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Bennett, E., Weiss, J.S., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2009). A comparison of backward and forward chaining in the acquisition of play and vocational skills. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Bethay, C., Roscoe, E.M., & Loring, J.W. (October 2009). Further evaluation of the competition between positive and negative reinforcement for escape-maintained problem behavior. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Bharucha, D., Cividini-Motta, C., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2009). Training joint attention responses in teenagers using social consequences. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Bourret, J.C. (October 2009). Topics in applied and translational research. Symposium chaired at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Chartrand, J., Buchanan, J., & Weiss, J.s2009). 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.

Cividini-Motta, C., Clark, K.M., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2009). Differential reinforcement of prompted and independent responses: An alternative procedure to decrease prompt dependency. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Colon, C., Kinshaw, M., Andrejczyk, L., Clark, K.M., Sveinbjornsdottir, S., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2009). A comparison of effects related to motor and vocal response interruption and redirection. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.  

Cook, J.E., Roscoe, E.M., & Seaver, J.P. (October 2009). Differential reinforcement of alternative behavior alone and in combination with redirection or blocking for automatically-reinforced self-injurious behavior. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Cook, T., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2009). Comparing echoic and textual prompts for teaching intraverbal behavior. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Dickson, C.A., MacDonald, R.P.F., Robinson, M., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2009). Investigating and assessing potential prerequisite skills for learning through video modeling. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.  

Ezold, M., & Bourret, J.C. (October 2009). Analysis of the effects of increasing the rate of exposure to training trials on response acquisition. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Farber, R., Colon, C., Clark, K.M., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2009).Tact training in the natural environment: A good way to decrease stereotypy? Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Giannini, D., Ahearn, W.H., & Weiss, J.S. (October 2009). A comparison on the acquisition of a behavior chain with edible, social, and no reinforcers. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Grieco, C., Palechka, G., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (October 2009). An analysis of the types of attending during video modeling. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Horvath, T.J., Meany, M.G., & Langer, S.N. (October 2009). Using a differential negative reinforcement of other behaviors procedure to decrease inappropriate verbal behavior. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Justice, D.A., Horton, K.G., & Bourret, J.C. (October 2009). Analysis of reinforcer efficacy in the context of applied token economies. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Karsina, A.J. (October 2009). Issues of control and counter-control in applied behavior analysis and service delivery. Workshop presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Karsina, A.J. (October 2009). Preventing the use of restraints in residential programs: strategies, techniques, cases, and data. Workshop presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Karsina, A.J. (October 2009). Panel discussion on the use of physical restraint. Panel discussion chaired at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Kinshaw, M., Colon, C., Clark, K.M., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2009). A comparison of vocal and motor interruption using a multiple schedule for decreasing vocal stereotypy. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Kelly, M. (October 2009). Procedures for promoting skill acquisition. Symposium chaired at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Kenyon, S.E. (October 2009). Systems for identifying and improving levels of procedural integrity in running behavior programs and interventions. Workshop presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Kipper, S., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (October 2009). A comparison of video modeling with in vivo modeling for teaching a child with autism domestic skills. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Lane, J., Cook, T., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (October 2009). Analysis of changes in joint attention performance after one year of EIBI compared to cognitive scores. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Lebowitz, J., & Bourret, J.C. (October 2009). A behavioral economic analysis of choice. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

MacDonald, R.P.F. (October 2009). Observational learning using video modeling: Procedures and prerequisites. Symposium chaired at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

MacManus, C., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (October 2009). Video modeling and matrix training to teach pretend play in children with autism. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Manzo, G., & McNamara, B. (October 2009). Comparison of self-study and instructor-led training procedures. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Mastrangelo, G.P., MacDonald, R.P.F. (October 2009). Social stories alone and combined with video modeling to enhance the communication skills of a boy with autism. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Moore, K., Cividini-Motta, C., Dashner, J., Justice, D.A., Clark, K.M., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2009). Sensory integration as a treatment for automatically reinforced behavior. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Ostrowsky, D., Maloney, M., Seban, R., Waterhouse, K. Williams, A., MacDonald, R.P.F., & Hanley, G.P. (October 2009). An evaluation of the effects of a class-wide preschool life skills curriculum. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Palechka, G., MacDonald, R.P.F., Langer, S.N., & Dickson, C.A. (October 2009). A comparison of play skill acquisition using teacher-created video models and commercially available video formats.  Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Parrish, C., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (October 2009). Measuring joint attention during and after toy activation. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Phelps, M.C., Cividini-Motta, C., Ahearn, W.H. (October 2009). The use of social consequences on the acquisition of social skills. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Potter, J.N., Hanley, G.P., & Phelps, M.C. (October 2009). A longitudinal study of stereotypy as reinforcement to increase functional play skills in children diagnosed with autism. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Potter, J.N., Kenyon, S., & Braga-Kenyon, P. (October 2009). Varying procedural integrity levels in the delivery of programmed consequences during visual-visual match-to-sample tasks. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, M

Raffanello, B., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (October 2009). In vivo & video modeling: a comparison of methods in acquiring a leisure skill. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Roberts, J., & Weiss, J.S. (October 2009). Procedural integrity effects on acquisition. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Roberts, K., & Sassi, J. (October 2009). A descriptive assessment of problem behavior and peer attention. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Roberts, K., Seaver, J.P., & Kenyon, S. (October 2009). Increasing procedural integrity through the use of self scoring prerecorded video sessions. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Robinson, M., Dickson, C.A. , MacDonald, R.P.F., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2009). Training prerequisite skills for learning through video modeling . Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Rodriguez , N.M.  , Thompson, R.H., Schlichenmeyer, K., Stocco, C.S., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2009). Assessment and treatment of arranging and ordering in individuals with autism.  Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Roscoe, E.M. (October 2009). Interventions for reducing problem behavior. Symposium chaired at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Schlichenmeyer, K., Roscoe, E.M., & Giles, A. (October 2009). Evaluating generalization and maintenance of treatment effects for a participant's motor stereotypy. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Shanahan, K.P., Weiss, J.S., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2009). Generating Novel Play and Vocational Skills Sequences of Responding by Teaching Components: Adduction. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Sinclair, P., McSweeney, M., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2009). Assessment and treatment of vocal stereotypy in an adult with mental retardation. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Slawinski,B., Ostroff, J., & Braga-Kenyon, P. (October 2009). Decreasing vocal stereotypic behavior of a male student in public school settings. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Stocco, C.S., Thompson, R.H., Rodriguez, N.M., & Schlichenmeyer, K. (October 2009). The effects of "restricted interests" on caregiver presentation of items. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Stropnik, M.M., Hanley, G.P., Edinburg, S.E., & Luczynski, K.C. (October 2009). Assessment and treatment of off-task behavior exhibited by adolescents with autism in vocational contexts. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Sveinbjornsdottir, B., Augustine, T., Guilhardi, P., & Dickson, C. (October 2009). Descriptive assessment of problem behavior in transitions between activities. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Vanselow, N., & Bourret, J.C. (October 2009). Examination of the utility of an automated training in teaching graphing and spreadsheet use. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Vanselow, N., & Thompson, R.H. (October 2009). A description of point-by-point expert decision making. Paper presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Walter, K., & Braga-Kenyon, P. (October 2009). Location of comparison stimuli as the feature controlling participant's selection during visual-visual match-to-sample tasks. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.  

Weiss, J.S. (October 2009). 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.

Young, B., Cividini-Motta, C., Ahearn, W.H. (October 2009). Using social reinforcers to teach joint attention skills to a child with autism. Poster presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada

Ahearn, W.H. (August 6, 2009). Can an applied researcher follow Skinner's advice? Looking at one thing, finding another. Invited address given in acceptance of a Distinguished Contribution to Applied Behavior Analysis Award at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Roscoe, E.M. (August 6, 2009). Refinements in functional analysis methodology. Invited address given in acceptance of a B.F. Skinner Foundation Young Researcher Award for Basic and Applied Behavior Analysis at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Autism Society of America, St. Charles, IL

McNamara, B.L., Toran, T., & Ahearn, W.H. (July 2009). The keys to effective teacher training: From research to practice. Session presented at the Autism Society of America conference, St. Charles, IL.

Weiss, J.S. (July 2009). What do you want to be when you grow up?: Vocational training. Session presented at the Autism Society of America conference, St. Charles, IL.

Weiss, J.S., & Bean, L.L. (July 2009). "I did it myself!" Increasing independence using task analysis. Session presented at the Autism Society of America conference, St. Charles, IL.

Parents' Education as Autism Therapists, Belfast, Ireland

Ahearn, W.H. (June 26, 2009). Autism and learning: From research to practice. Keynote address given at the Parents' Education as Autism Therapists (PEAT) Facing Autism conference, Belfast, Ireland.

Ahearn, W.H. (June 27, 2009). From vocal stereotypy to verbal behavior. Workshop conducted at the Parents' Education as Autism Therapists (PEAT) Facing Autism conference, Belfast, Ireland.

Workshop Series, New England Center for Children-Abu Dhabi, UAE

Holcomb, W.L. ( June 17, 2009). Building blocks….Teaching play skills to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Workshop conducted as part of a Workshop Series, New England Center for Children-Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Association for Behavior Analysis, Phoenix

Ahearn, W.H. (May 2009). Examining prompting procedures during skill acquisition. Symposium chaired at the 35th ABAI Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Ahearn, W.H. (October 2009). Best practice and social validity issues in providing services to children with autism. Symposium discussed at the 35th ABAI Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Barron, J.L., Roscoe, E.M., Bourret, J.C., & Gavidia, G. (May 2009).  Comparison of differential reinforcement of alternative behavior alone and in combination with response interruption and redirection for treating automatically-reinforced stereotypy. Paper presented at the 35th ABAI Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Bennett, E., Weiss, J.S., Libby, M.E. , & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2009).  A comparison of backward and forward chaining on the acquisition of play and vocational skills. Paper presented at the 35th ABAI Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Bourret, J.C. (May 2009).  Topics in translational and applied research. Symposium chaired at the 35th ABAI Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Braga-Kenyon, P.R. (May 2009).  Skill acquisition: Alternatives for teaching tooth brushing to children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Symposium chaired at the 35th ABAI Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Braga-Kenyon, P.R., & Yates, K.H. (May 2009).  Varying procedural integrity using progressive prompt delay to teach visual-visual stimulus relations. Paper presented at the 35th ABAI Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Cividini-Motta, C., Williford, T., Clark, K.M., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2009).  Establishing joint attention responses using social stimuli as reinforcers while providing opportunities to tact. Paper presented at the 35th ABAI Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Clark , K.M. (May 2009). The emergence of stimulus classes: Discrimination of components in compound stimuli and the role of class-specific reinforcement. Symposium chaired at the 35th ABAI Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.  

Colon , C., Bowsza, K., Clark, K.M., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2009). Treating vocal stereotypy: The effects of verbal operant training. Paper presented at the 35th ABAI Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.  

Constantine, A., & McNamara, B.L. (May 2009). The effects of video-self monitoring for increasing the procedural integrity for one student's behavior management plan. Paper presented at the 35th ABAI Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.  

Gould, D.D. (May 2009).  International developments in ABA: Brazil, Iceland, Italy and United Arab Emirates. Symposium chaired at the 35th ABAI Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Gould, D.D. (May 2009).  NECC-Abu Dhabi: ABA Intervention, Professional Development, and Research in the United Arab Emirates. Paper presented at the 35th ABAI Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Heavey, K., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (May 2009).  Teaching adolescents with autism to respond to joint attention using music activation. Poster presented at the 35th ABAI Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Johnson, C. (May 2009). Best practice and social validity issues in providing services to children with autism. Symposium chaired at the 35th ABAI Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.  

Johnson, C., & Meleshkevich, O. (May 2009).  Class-specific reinforcement and the establishment of equivalence classes. Paper presented at the 35th ABAI Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Justice, D., Bourret, J.C., & Horton, K.G. (May 2009).  Behavior economic analysis of consumption of particular reinforcers in closed token economies. Paper presented at the 35th ABAI Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Kara, L., Ryan, S. Mahoney, P., & Braga-Kenyon, P.R. (May 2009).  Tooth brushing: Overcoming interfering behaviors. Paper presented at the 35th ABAI Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Karsina, A.J., & Langer, S.N. (May 2009).  Issues of control and counter-control in applied behavior analysis and service delivery. Workshop presented at the 35th ABAI Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Kenyon, S.E. (May 2009).  The effects of procedural integrity on skill acquisition and implementation of behavior intervention plans. Symposium chaired at the 35th ABAI Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Leibowitz, J.L., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2009).  A behavioral economic analysis of choice. Paper presented at the 35th ABAI Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Lekan, L., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (May 2009).  The effects of peer video modeling on conversational speech in a general education setting. Paper presented at the 35th ABAI Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Longworth, L.J., Roscoe, E.M., Perhot, N.A., & Gavidia, G. (May 2009).  Noncontingent reinforcement: A comparison of arbitrary and maintaining reinforcers. Paper presented at the 35th ABAI Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

MacDonald, J.M., Ahearn, W.H., & Dube, W.V. (May 2009).  Examining resistance in automatically reinforced and socially-maintained problem behavior. Paper presented at the 35th ABAI Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

MacDonald, R.P.F. (May 2009).  Video modeling: Prerequisites, successes and future directions. Symposium chaired at the 35th ABAI Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

MacDonald, R.P.F., Parry-Cruwys, D.E., Yang, H.G. (May 2009).  Assessment and treatment of joint attention in young children with autism. Workshop presented at the 35th ABAI Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Mahoney, P., Braga-Kenyon, P.R., Kara, L., & Ryan, S. (May 2009). Tooth brushing: Overcoming a fine motor skill deficit and an incompatible behaviors. Paper presented at the 35th ABAI Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.  

Mansfield , R.C., MacDonald, R.P.F., Johnson, C., & Langer, S.N. (May 2009).  Identifying priorities for teaching children with autism: Do we all agree? Paper presented at the 35th ABAI Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

McConnell, K. (May 2009). Using discriminative stimuli to facilitate condition differentiation during brief functional analyses. Paper presented at the 35th ABAI Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.  

McNamara, B.L. (May 2009). Investigating variables related to procedural integrity and remediation of staff behavior. Symposium chaired at the 35th ABAI Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.  

Moore , K.M., Cividini-Motta, C., Dashner, J., Justice, D., Clark, K.M., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2009).  Sensory integration as a treatment for automatically reinforced behavior. Paper presented at the 35th ABAI Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Peters, L.C., Thompson, R.H., Rodriguez, N.M. , Constantine, A., & Cividini-Motta, C. (May 2009).  Indirect effects of positive practice overcorrection. Poster presented at the 35th ABAI Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Piantedosi, T., Dannenberg, L., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (May 2009). Analysis of changes in joint attention performance after one year of EIBI. Poster presented at the 35th ABAI Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.  

Potter, J.N., Kenyon, S.E., & Braga-Kenyon, P.R. (May 2009).  Varying procedural integrity levels in the delivery of programmed consequences during visual-visual match-to-sample tasks. Paper presented at the 35th ABAI Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Robinson , M.E.  , MacDonald, R.P.F., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2009). Examining prerequisite skills for learning using video modeling. Paper presented at the 35th ABAI Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Roscoe, E.M. (May 2009).  Evaluation of antecedent-based interventions for problem behavior maintained by social reinforcement. Symposium chaired at the 35th ABAI Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Ryan, S., Mahoney, P., Braga-Kenyon, P.R., & Kara, L. (May 2009).  Tooth brushing: Overcoming lack of motivation related to a task. Paper presented at the 35th ABAI Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Sargent, E., Grindle, S.L., MacDonald, R.P.F., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2009). A behavioral examination of false belief tasks. Paper presented at the 35th ABAI Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Seaver, J., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2009).  Comparison of responding under token and tandem schedules in a clinical setting. Poster presented at the 35th ABAI Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Shanahan, K.P., Weiss, J.S., Libby, M.E. , & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2009).  Generating novel play and vocational skills sequences of responding by teaching components: Adduction. Paper presented at the 35th ABAI Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Stropnik, M.M., Hanley, G.P., Luczynski, K.C., & Edinburg, S.E. (May 2009). Functional analysis of off-task behavior exhibited by an adolescent in a work context. Poster presented at the 35th ABAI Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.  

Thomason, J. (May 2009). Treatment technologies for escape-maintained behavior: A qualitative analysis. Poster presented at the 35th ABAI Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.  

Vanselow, N.R., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2009). Examination of the utility of an automated training in teaching graphing and spreadsheet use. Paper presented at the 35th ABAI Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.  

Weiss, J.S. (May 2009). An analysis of teaching and prompting strategies for children with autism and developmental disabilities. Symposium chaired at the 35th ABAI Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.  

Division of Behaviour Analysis, The Psychological Society of Ireland, Galway

Ahearn, W.H. (April 16, 2009). Behavioral assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders. Workshop given at the annual conference of the Division of Behaviour Analysis, The Psychological Society of Ireland, Galway. Ahearn, W.H. (April 17, 2009). Translating research to practice and practice to research. Invited address given at the annual conference of the Division of Behaviour Analysis, The Psychological Society of Ireland, Galway.  

Bell , J., & Ahearn, W.H. (April 17, 2009). Role of "speaker" behaviour in stimulus categorization. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Division of Behaviour Analysis, The Psychological Society of Ireland, Galway.

Connecticut College Psychology Department Colloquium Series, New London, CT

Ahearn, W.H. (March 30, 2009). Translating research into practice: Teaching children with autism skills for independence.  Seminar presented at the Connecticut College  Psychology Department Colloquium Series, New London, CT.  

Workshop Series, New England Center for Children-Abu Dhabi, UAE

Holcomb, W.L. ( March 4, 2009). Language stimulation at home: Tips for parents and professionals. Workshop conducted as part of a Workshop Series, New England Center for Children-Abu Dhabi, UAE.   

Workshop Series, New England Center for Children-Abu Dhabi, UAE

Holcomb, W.L. (February 16, 2009). Fad treatments for autism: ethical implications for professionals  in applied settings centered upon the BACB® Code of Conduct. Workshop conducted as part of a Workshop Series, New England Center for Children-Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Workshop Series, New England Center for Children-Abu Dhabi, UAE

Holcomb, W.L. (January 26, 2009). Autism: Diagnosis and effective treatment. Workshop conducted as part of a Workshop Series, New England Center for Children-Abu Dhabi, UAE.  

Evidence-Based Interventions for Teaching Individuals with Autism, Newtown, PA

Ahearn, W.H. (January 16, 2009). From automatic reinforcement to appropriate social behavior: Assessing and treating stereotypic behavior. Seminar presented at the Evidence-Based Interventions for Teaching Individuals with Autism conference, Newtown, PA.