Research Publications

One of the best ways for NECC to share research findings is through the many scientific publications that cover the field of autism and related disorders. For example, summaries of studies conducted by our staff members, as well as those that were completed through collaborative efforts with other research centers and individual scientists, have appeared in periodicals such as the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Upcoming Publications

The following are research articles written by NECC staff to be published in upcoming publications.

Ahearn, W.H., Parry-Cruwys, D., Toran, T., & MacDonald, J. (in press). Stimulus salience in autism: A social learning disorder. In F. DiGennaro Reed (Ed.), “Bridging the Gap between Science and Practice in Autism Service Delivery.” New York: Springer.

Caetano, M.S., Guilhardi, P., & Church, R.M. (in press). Stimulus control in multiple temporal discriminations. Learning & Behavior.

MacDonald, J., & Ahearn, W.H. (in press). Teaching observational learning to children with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

MacManus, C., MacDonald, R.P.F., & Ahearn, W.H. (in press). Teaching and generalizing pretend play in children with autism using video modeling and matrix training. Behavioral Interventions.

Moore, K.M., Cividini-Motta, C., Clark, K.M., & Ahearn, W.H. (in press). Sensory integration as a treatment for automatically-maintained stereotypy. Behavioral Interventions.

Pauwels, A.A., Ahearn, W.H., & Cohen, S.J. (in press). Recombinative generalization of tacts through matrix training with individuals with autism spectrum disorder. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior.

Potter, J.N., Augustine, M., Clay, C.J., Phelps, M.C., & Hanley, G.P., (in press). Treating stereotypy in adolescents diagnosed with autism by refining the tactic of “using stereotypy as reinforcement.”Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Riordan, M., Weatherly, N., Ahearn, W.H., & Green, G. (in press). Some alternative ways to evaluate the quality of graduate training programs in applied behavior analysis. Behavior Analysis in Practice.

Click here to download a complete list of published articles by NECC staff.

Read NECC Research News (spring 2017)