2011 Presentations

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, San Diego, CA

Bellone, E.O'C., & Lagasse, D. (November 2011). Social Communication: Is there an app for that? Seminar presented at the ASHA Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.Conlin, S., & Southey, J. (November 2011). Functional communication training in young children with autism. Poster presented at the ASHA Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.

Egan, K., & Hansalia, S. (November 2011). Increasing frequency of manding: A teacher training intervention. Poster presented at the ASHA Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.Lagasse, D., & MacManus, C. (November 2011). Teaching social skills: Adaptations for students with severe ASDs. Poster presented at the ASHA Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.


Council of Administrators of Special Education, Williamsburg, VA

Gardenier, N.C., & Geckeler, A.S. (November 2011). All together now! Comprehensive services for students with autism in public schools. Presentation given at Council of Administrators of Special Education, Williamsburg, VA.

Mansfield, R., & Ciccone, F. (November 2011). Meeting the challenge of autism education: From research to practice. Comprehensive services for students with autism in public schools. Presentation given at Council of Administrators of Special Education, Williamsburg, VA.

Florida Institute of Technology Autism Conference, Melbourne, FL

Ahearn, W.H. (October 28, 2011). Tutorial: A comprehensive review of the assessment and treatment of stereotypic behavior. Talk delivered at the Florida Institute of Technology Autism conference, Melbourne, FL.

Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA

Ahearn, W.H. (October 2011). Analyzing aspects of skill acquisition procedures. Symposium chaired and discussed at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Ahearn, W.H. (October 2011). Examining motivational operations while treating automatically-reinforced behavior. Symposium chaired and discussed at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Ahearn, W.H. (October 2011). Legislative issues in applied behavior analysis: Licensure and autism reform. Panel discussion chaired at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Ahearn, W.H. (October 2011). APBA Professional Development Series: Feeding problems in children with autism and developmental disabilities: From useful assessment to effective treatment. Workshop presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Bharucha, D.H., Ahearn, W.H., & Andrejczyk, L. (October 2011). Evaluating the use of a multiple schedule for identifying treatment effects. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Braga-Kenyon, P.R., Dube, W.V., & Guilhardi, P. (October 2011). Effects of prompts requiring simple versus conditional discriminative control in the acquisition of conditional discriminations. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Buckingham-Caliri, S., Sassi, J.L., & Senkowski, N.R. (October 2011). Decreasing time out durations for severe behavior. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Bundick, T., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (October 2011). Instructing a pre-adolescent with autism to initiate bids for joint attention using behavior modification and social reinforcement. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Burke, T., Guilhardi, P., & Kelly, M. (October 2011). A protocol for teaching auditory-visual discrimination after an extensive history of failure. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Cividini-Motta, C., Horton, K.G., & Toran, T. (October 2011). Reducing duration of exclusionary timeout through systematic fading. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Deltour, C. & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2011). Examining the effects of video modeling and matrix on generalization of play skills. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Dickson, C. (October 2011). Matching-to-sample procedure to teach conditional discriminations: Alternatives and modifications to standard protocols. Symposium discussed at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Erickson, A., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (October 2011). Examining the use of simultaneous video modeling procedures on teaching a multi-step exercise routine. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Farber, R.S., Gilbride, M., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2011). The effects of response interruption and redirection and differential reinforcement of other behavior on motor stereotypy. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Foley, M., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (October 2011). The effects of social consequences on the initiation of joint attention. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Gladwin, K., Bharucha, D., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2011). The effects of response interruption and redirection on motor stereotypy. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Graff, R.B. (October 2011). APBA Professional Development Series: Research-based considerations for conducting and interpreting stimulus preference assessments. Workshop presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Grimm, L., & Braga-Kenyon, P.R. (October 2011). Emergence of equivalence relations: Comparing sorting and match-to-sample procedures. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Guilhardi, P. (October 2011). Matching-to-sample procedure to teach conditional discriminations: Alternatives and modifications to standard protocols. Symposium chaired at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Herman, C., Ahearn, W.H., Forbes, N., & Martinez, C. (October 2011). Examining the motivational effects of competing items. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Johnson, C. (October 2011). Establishing appropriate stimulus control in discrimination learning by children with autism spectrum disorders. Symposium chaired at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Johnson, C., O'Neill, S., Gates, C., Reidy, M., Dorr, M., & Martin, M. (October 2011). Comparing the efficacy of two time delay procedures in match-to-sample instruction. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Karsina, A.J. (October 2011). Approaches to reducing the frequency and duration of exclusionary time out. Symposium chaired and discussed at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Labrie, L., & Sassi, J. (October 2011). Acquisition of reading skills under direct and indirect contingencies of reinforcement. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Leif, E.S., Roscoe, E.M., & Karsten, A. (October 2011). A component analysis of a self-management intervention for increasing appropriate behavior and decreasing automatically reinforced problem behavior. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Marra, J., Verriden, A., & Dickson, C.A. (October 2011). The NECC-Core Skills Assessment: Test-retest reliability. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Marshall, A., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (October 2011). The use of video modeling to teach exercise routines. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

McConnell, K., Grimm, L., Pelletier, K., & Braga-Kenyon, P.R. (October 2011). Replacing timeout with a functionally alternative break. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

McKay, J., Weiss, J.S., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2011). A comparison of prompting hierarchies in the acquisition of play and vocational skills. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

McKendry, J.E., Bharucha, D., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2011). Evaluating the use of a multiple schedule for identifying treatment and motivational effects. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Messier, R., & Karsina, A.J. (October 2011). The effects of an isolated self-monitoring checklist on procedural integrity. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Mittan, A., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2011). Recombinative generalization and establishing generalization of untaught components. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Moore, K., Cividini-Motta, C., Ahearn, W.H., & Clark, K.M. (October 2011). Sensory integration as an abolishing operation for automatically maintained stereotypy. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Phillips, K.M., Roscoe, E.M., & Graff, R.B. (October 2011). Survey on the use of function based assessments among professionals working with individuals with developmental disabilities in Massachusetts. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Pizzi, M., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (October 2011). Analysis of the effects of social consequences and prompting on joint attention initiation. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Querim, A.C., Iwata, B.A., Harper, J.M., Roscoe, E.M., Schlichenmeyer, K.J., & Ortega, J.V. (October 2011). Functional analysis screening for problem behavior maintained by automatic reinforcement. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Robinson, M., & Hanley, G.P. (October 2011). Social skill acquisition and generalization: The relevance of consistently brief and progressive inter-trial intervals. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Roscoe, E.M. (October 2011). Functional analysis and treatment of automatically reinforced problem behavior. Symposium chaired at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Ryan, L., & Braga-Kenyon, P.R. (October 2011). Comparing two procedures to teach conditional discriminations: Simple discriminations with and without S- stimuli present. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Scamihorn, S.A., MacDonald, J., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2011). Assessing the effects of matched and unmatched stimuli on the persistence of stereotypy. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Seaver, J.L., & Bourret, J.C. (October 2011). An evaluation of a response prompt assessment. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Seaver, J.P., & Bancroft, S.L. (October 2011). Functional analysis and treatment of elopement. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Spring, E., & Sassi, J. (October 2011). Descriptive assessment of peer attention and problem behavior in students diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Stine, J. Bourret, J.C., & Seaver, J.P. (October 2011). Comparison of second-order token and tandem schedules using clinically common production and exchange values. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Wilkinson, L., Pastor, A., & Braga-Kenyon, P.R. (October 2011). Decreasing vocal perseveration in a 14-year-old public school student. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Ywarsky, V., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (October 2011). Comparison of the effects of in vivo modeling and video modeling on tangram construction. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, Daytona Beach, FL

Potter, J., Hanley, G.P., Augustine, M.T., & Phelps, M. (September 2011). Increasing play complexity in adolescents diagnosed with autism by refining the tactic of 'using stereotypy as reinforcement.' Paper presented at the 31st annual meeting of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, Daytona Beach, FL.

Robinson, M., & Hanley, G.P. (September 2011). The relevance of inter-trial intervals to the acquisition and generalization of a social skill. Paper presented at the 31st annual meeting of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, Daytona Beach, FL.

Autism Society National Conference and Exposition, Orlando, FL

Dickson, C., Gardenier, N. C., & Kivi, J. (July 2011). Identifying priorities for teaching children with autism: Where do we begin? Session presented at the 42nd Autism Society National Conference and Exposition, Orlando, FL. 

ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO

Ahearn, W.H. (May 2011). Public policy strategies and tactics for behavior analysts. Panel discussion presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Ahearn, W.H. (May 2011). Autism as a social learning disorder: From research and practice to interpretation. Invited tutorial presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Bourret, J.C. (May 2011). Translational research: Evaluating the generality of behavioral principles in laboratory and clinical contexts. Symposium discussed at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Bourret, J.C. (May 2011). Identifying effective instructional strategies for teaching discrimination skills to individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Symposium discussed at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Braga-Kenyon, P.R. (May 2011). Alternatives to match-to-sample procedures: teaching conditional discriminations to children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Symposium chaired at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Buckingham, S., Sassi, J., & Senkowski, N. (May 2011). Decreasing time-out durations for severe behavior. Paper presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Castile, A.J., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2011). Assessing problem behavior reported to be evoked by noise. Poster presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Chelminski, R., Johnson, C., Karsina, A.J., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2011). Comparing two match-to-sample instructional formats: Tabletop vs. PowerPoint. Poster presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Cividini-Motta, C., Horton, K.G., Toran, T., & Karsina, A.J. (May 2011). Reducing duration of exclusionary time-out through systematic fading. Paper presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Clark, K.M. (May 2011). Use of response interruption and redirection in the treatment of automatically-maintained stereotypy. Symposium chaired at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Cook, J., Roscoe, E.M., & Kalles, J. (May 2011). Evaluation of two preference assessments for identifying reinforcers for treating automatically reinforced problem behavior. Paper presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Cordeiro, T., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (May 2011). Teaching joint attention related behaviors in the context of social versus non social consequences: Assessing affective expression. Paper presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Cornelius, C.E., & Roscoe, E.M. (May 2011). An evaluation of two demand assessments for identifying negative reinforcers. Poster presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

DeCormier, A., Kenyon, S.E., & Roberts, K. (May 2011). Implementation of task analysis programs: The relevance of procedural integrity. Paper presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Dickson, C.A., Kelly, M., Stapleton, M., Weiss, J.S., Ryan, S., & Mansfield, R. (May 2011). Test-retest reliability of the New England Center for Children-Core Skills Assessment. Poster presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Farber, R., Sanchez, C., Sinclair, P., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2011). The effects of response interruption redirection and differential reinforcement of other behavior on motor stereotypy. Paper presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Golini, E., Stocco, C., & Bancroft, S. (May 2011). Selection of reinforcement schedule type for an adolescent with Fragile-X Syndrome. Paper presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Gould, D.D. (May 2011). Alternatives to match-to-sample procedures: Teaching conditional discriminations to children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Symposium discussed at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Graff, R.B., & Karsten, A. (May 2011). Assessing preferences of individuals with special needs: A survey of current practices. Paper presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Graff, R.B., & Karsten, A. (May 2011). Evaluation of a self-instruction package for conducting stimulus preference assessments. Paper presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Grimm, L., & Braga-Kenyon, P.R. (May 2011). Emergence of equivalence relations: Comparing sorting and match-to-sample procedures. Paper presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Guilhardi, P., & Kelly, M. (May 2011). A protocol for teaching auditory-visual discrimination after an extensive history of failure. Paper presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Haugle, K.R., Bourret, J.C., & Augustine, M. (May 2011). Analysis of the effects of psychotropic medication on the behavior of individuals diagnosed with autism. Poster presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Johnson, C. (May 2011). Extensions in stimulus equivalence research: Class-specific reinforcers, go/no go test format, and applications in teaching concepts. Symposium chaired at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Johnson, C., Costello, K., Merritt, J., Passmore, T., & Pond, J. (May 2011). Teaching concepts with the equivalence paradigm: classroom applications. Paper presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Johnson, C., O'Neill, S., & Martin, M. (May 2011). A comparison of constant and progressive time delay in match-to-sample instruction. Paper presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Karsina, A.J. (May 2011). Approaches to reducing the frequency and duration of seclusion time out. Symposium chaired and discussed at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Kelly, M., Roscoe, E.M., & Hanley, G.P. (May 2011). Evaluation of assessment methods for identifying social reinforcers. Paper presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Kenyon, S.E. (May 2011). Treatment integrity: maybe Sisyphus didn't have it so bad after all. Symposium chaired at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Langer, S.N., & Carey, A. (May 2011). Observational learning in the context of small group instruction for children with autism. Paper presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Leif, E., Roscoe, E.M., & Karsten, A. (May 2011). Evaluation of video and in-vivo training to teach self-monitoring. Poster presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

MacDonald, J.M. (May 2011). Professional development series: Careers in applied animal behavior. Panel discussion chaired at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

MacDonald, J.M., Parry-Cruwys, D., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2011). Assessing the effects of matched and unmatched stimuli on the persistence of stereotypy. Paper presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

MacDonald, R.P.F. (May 2011). Joint attention and social pragmatics in children with autism. Symposium chaired at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

McConnell, K., Grimm, L., & Braga-Kenyon, P.R. (May 2011). Replacing time out with functionally alternative break. Paper presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Moore, K., Cividini-Motta, C., Ahearn, W.H., & Clark, K.M. (May 2011). Sensory integration as a treatment for automatically maintained stereotypy. Paper presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Morrison, E., & Johnson, C. (May 2011). Merging independently established equivalence classes with class-specific reinforcers. Paper presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Nickel, U.W., & Braga-Kenyon, P.R. (May 2011). Evaluation of group e-mail feedback on data entry performed by residential staff. Paper presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Parrish, C., MacDonald, R.P.F., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2011). Improving accuracy of joint attention assessment by extending the observation period after toy activation. Paper presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Parry-Cruwys, D., McCambridge, Z., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2011). Comparing two redirection procedures for treating motor stereotypy in children with autism. Paper presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Potter, J.N., Hanley, G.P., Phelps, M.C., & Augustine, M. (May 2011). Assessing social validity with two adolescents diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder and their stakeholders. Paper presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Roberts, K., Seaver, J., & Kenyon, S.E. (May 2011). Treatment packages for procedural integrity: A component analysis. Paper presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Robinson, M.E., & Hanley, G.P. (May 2011). Social skill acquisition and generalization: The relevance of massed trials and progressive inter-trial intervals. Poster presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Roscoe, E.M. (May 2011). Current practices and refinements in preference and reinforcer assessment methodology. Symposium chaired at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Roscoe, E. M. (May 2011). The use of preference assessments for informing treatment of automatically reinforced problem behavior. Symposium chaired at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Ryan, S., Dickson, C.A., Cerrone, T., & Mansfield, R. (May 2011). Simplified instructions for teaching students with autism: Teacher preference and effects on procedural integrity. Paper presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Sassi, J. (May 2011). Functional analysis: Procedural extensions and post-session effects. Symposium chaired at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Seaver, J., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2011). An evaluation of a response prompt assessment. Poster presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Seaver, J.P., & Bancroft, S.L. (May 2011). Functional analysis and treatment of elopement. Poster presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Senkowski, N., Sassi, J., & Buckingham, S. (May 2011). An evaluation of extended-duration sessions in functional analyses. Paper presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Shanahan, K., Weiss, J.S., McKay, J., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2011). A comparison of prompting hierarchies in the acquisition of play and vocational skills. Paper presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Stine, J., Bourret, J.C., & Seaver, J.P. (May 2011). Token versus tandem schedules: An evaluation of the efficacy of conditioned reinforcement in a clinical setting. Poster presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Stropnik, M., Hanley, G.P., & Edinburg, S. (May 2011). A comprehensive social validation process: identifying effective, preferred, and acceptable interventions for adolescents with autism. Paper to be presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Sveinbjornsdottir, B., Dickson, C.A., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2011). Activity transitions and problem behavior in special education classrooms. Paper presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Verriden, A.L., Roscoe, E.M., & Nic Ginnea, C.S. (May 2011). An evaluation of preference stability and problem behavior during preference assessments. Paper presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Walter, K., & Braga-Kenyon, P.R. (May 2011). Conditional relations among abstract stimuli: outcomes from three procedures - Variations of go/no-go and match-to-sample. Paper presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Wilkinson, L.L., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (May 2011). The effect of social stories and peer video modeling to increase social pragmatics in children with autism. Paper presented at the 37th ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

UMass Dartmouth's Annual Psi Chi Conference, Dartmouth, MA

Dickson, C.A. (May 2011). The power of positive reinforcement: From super nanny to hero rats. Talk given at UMass Dartmouth's Annual Psi Chi Conference, Dartmouth, MA.

YAI Network, New York City, NY

Ellis, E., & Mansfield, R.N. (May 2011). Key components of early intervention programs for children with ASDs. Presentation given at the YAI Network, New York City, NY.

Weiss, J.S. (May 2011). Promoting vocational independence for adolescents with ASD: Review of barriers and best practices. Presentation given at the YAI Network, New York City, NY.

Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention and Expo, National Harbor, MD

Dickson, C.A. (April 2011). Translating research into practice: Development and dissemination of a joint attention curriculum. Poster presented at the Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention and Expo, National Harbor, MD.

Mansfield, R. (April 2011). Where to begin? Evaluating a Core Skills Assessment. Poster presented at the Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention and Expo, National Harbor, MD.

Weiss, J.S. (April 2011). Promoting vocational independence for adolescents with ASD: Review of barriers and best practices. Lecture given at the Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention and Expo, National Harbor, MD.

Autism New Jersey, 2011 Professional Workshops Series, Clark, NJ

Ahearn, W.H. (April 2011). Implementing research-based strategies in school settings. Workshop presented at the Autism New Jersey, 2011 Professional Workshops Series, Clark, NJ.

Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Boston, MA

Ahearn, W.H. (April 2011). Tutorial: A comprehensive review of the assessment and treatment of stereotypic behavior. Tutorial presented at the first annual conference of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Boston, MA.

MacDonald, R.P.F., & Robinson, M. (April 2011). Teaching children with autism using video modeling. Workshop presented at the first annual conference of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Boston, MA.

Pennsylvania Association for Behavior Analysis, Hershey, PA

Ahearn, W.H. (March 2011). There is no easy answer to stereotypy: A comprehensive approach for treatment and promoting functional skills. Workshop given at the annual conference of the Pennsylvania Association for Behavior Analysis, Hershey, PA.

Ahearn, W.H. (March 2011). The elusiveness of best teaching practices: Research in the trenches. Talk given at the annual conference of the Pennsylvania Association for Behavior Analysis, Hershey, PA.

Eastern Psychological Association, Cambridge MA

Graff, R.B. (March 2011). Advances in using applied behavior analysis with individuals with developmental disabilities. Symposium chaired at the 82nd annual conference of the Eastern Psychological Association, Cambridge, MA.

Graff, R.B., & Karsten, A.M. (March 2011). A comparison of reinforcer identification practices of Board Certified Behavior Analysts and non-certified professionals. Paper presented at the 82nd annual conference of the Eastern Psychological Association, Cambridge, MA.

Graff, R.B., & Karsten, A.M. (March 2011). Evaluating the effects of enhanced written instructions on staff acquisition of preference assessment methodology. Paper presented at the 82nd annual conference of the Eastern Psychological Association, Cambridge, MA.

MacDonald, J., Parry-Cruwys, D., Ahearn, W.H., & Scamihorn, S. (March 2011). Assessing the effects of matched and unmatched stimuli on the persistence of stereotypy. Paper presented at the 82nd annual conference of the Eastern Psychological Association, Cambridge, MA.

Potter, J.N., Hanley, G.P., Phelps, M.C., & Augustine, M. (March 2011). Increasing the amount and complexity of play in children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder by refining the tactic of "Using stereotypy as reinforcement." Paper presented at the 82nd annual conference of the Eastern Psychological Association, Cambridge, MA.

International Technology Persons with Disabilities Conference, San Diego, CA

Dickson, C.A. (March 2011). The Autism Curriculum Encyclopedia®: An educational prescription for autism. Paper presented at California State University Northridge Center on Disabilities, 26th Annual International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference. 

Connecticut Association of Behavior Analysis, Cromwell, CT

Roscoe, E.M. (March 2011). Functional assessment of problem behavior: Misconceptions and modifications. Invited address presented at the annual conference of the Connecticut Association of Behavior Analysis, Cromwell, CT.

Autism New Jersey, 2011 Professional Workshops Series, Clark, NJ

MacDonald, R.P.F. (February 2011). Teaching children with ASDs using video modeling. Workshop presented at the Autism New Jersey, 2011 Professional Workshops Series, Clark, NJ.

California Association for Behavior Analysis, San Francisco, CA

Ahearn, W.H. (February 2011). Best practices: Research in the trenches. Invited address presented at the annual conference of the California Association for Behavior Analysis, San Francisco, CA.

Ahearn, W.H. (February 2011). Improving complex joint attention, curiosity, and inference 'making' in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Symposium discussed at the annual conference of the California Association for Behavior Analysis, San Francisco, CA.

Ahearn, W.H. (February 2011). CalABA's public policy agenda: Moving forward with friends and allies. Panel discussion presented at the annual conference of the California Association for Behavior Analysis, San Francisco, CA.

2011 Autism Conference: New Tools for Translating Science to Practice, Washington, DC

Potter, J.N., Hanley, G.P., Phelps, M.C., & Augustine, M. (January 2011). Identifying client preference and the social acceptability for a treatment to decrease motor stereotypy. Poster presented at the 2011 Autism Conference: New Tools for Translating Science to Practice, Washington, DC.