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. 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.

NECC research staff have published nearly 300 peer-reviewed journal articles and presented over 2,300 times at professional conferences and events. 

In Press

  • Ahearn, W.H. (in press). Chapter 16: Licensure and certification. In Luiselli (Ed.) Applied Behavior Analysis Advanced Guidebook .
  • Bancroft, S.L., Thompson, R.H., Peters, L.C., Dozier, C.L., & Harper, A.M. (in press). Behavioral variability in the play of children with autism and their typically developing peers. Behavioral Interventions.
  • Cividini-Motta, C., Ahearn, W.H., Fish, L., Priehs, J., & Moore, K. (in press). Reducing public masturbation in individuals with ASD: An assessment of response interruption procedures. Behavior Modification.
  • Cohen, S., Fulcher, B.D., Rajaratnam, S.M.W., Conduit, R., Sullivan, J.P., St. Hilaire, M.A., Phillips, A.J., Loddenkemper, T., Kothare, S.V., McConnell, K., Ahearn, W.H., Braga-Kenyon, P., Shlesinger, A., Potter, J., Bird, F., Cornish, K.M., & Lockley, S.W. (in press). Sleep patterns predictive of daytime challenging behavior in individuals with low-functioning autism. Autism Research.
  • Fleck, C. R., Bourret, J. B., & Lloveras, L. A. (in press). Increasing meal consumption in individuals with competing protective equipment . Behavioral Interventions. DOI:10.1002/bin.1681
  • Hedquist, C. B., & Roscoe, E. M. (in press). A comparison of differential reinforcement procedures for treating automatically reinforced behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.
  • Livingston, C., & Graff, R.B. (in press). Further evaluation of the use of preference categories to identify novel reinforcers: A systematic replication. Behavioral Interventions.
  • MacDonald, R.P.F., & Langer, S. (in press). Stimulus control procedures for teaching discrimination skills to children with autism spectrum disorder. Bethesda, MD; Woodbine Press.
  • MacDonald, R.P.F., Parry-Cruwys, D., & Peterson, P. (in press). Behavioral treatment for autism. In E. Hollander, D. Fein, & R. Hagerman (Eds.), Autism Spectrum Disorders-DSM-5. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • 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.
  • Marra, J.P., Roscoe, E. M., Fredericks, D. W., & Mezhoudi, N. (in revision). Negative reinforcer magnitude manipulations for treating escape-maintained problem behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.
  • 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.
  • Seaver, J., & Bourret, J.C. (in press). Producing mands in concurrent operant environments. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.
  • Stuesser, H. A., & Roscoe, E. M. (under review). An evaluation of differential reinforcement with stimulus fading as an intervention for medical adherence. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.
  • Wiggins, H.C., & Roscoe, E. M. (in press). Evaluation of an indirect assessment for identifying tasks for functional analysis. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.


  • Berkman, S., Roscoe, E.M., & Bourret, J.C. (2019). Comparing self-directed methods for training staff to create graphs using GraphPad Prism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 52:1, 188-204.
  • Castelluccio, N., & Johnson, C. (2019). Using stimulus preference assessments to identify preferred break environments. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 52, 772-787.
  • Colón, C.L., & Ahearn, W.H. (2019). An analysis of treatment integrity of response interruption and redirection. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 52(2), 337-354.
  • Verriden, A., & Roscoe, E.M. (2019). An evaluation of a punisher assessment for decreasing automatically reinforced problem behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 52:1, 205-226.