Presentations Given in the Past Year

WisABA's 8th Annual Conference, Madison, WI

Ahearn, W.H. (August 2015). Feeding problems in children with developmental disability and autism: From useful assessment to effective treatment. Workshop presented at the Wisconsin Association for Behavior Analysis, Madison, WI.

Ahearn, W.H. (August 2015). Best practices in autism treatment. Talk presented at the Wisconsin Association for Behavior Analysis, Madison, WI.

ABAI's 41st Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX

Ahearn, W.H. (May 2015). PDS EVENT: Navigating the licensure process: A discussion of behavior analyst licensure laws. Panel discussion participated in at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Ahearn, W.H. (May 2015). Considerations for treatment of repetitive behavior. Symposium discussed at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Ahearn, W.H., Gilman, A., Lindsey, M., & Quiroz, L. (May 2015). Comparison of discontinuous time sampling methods in residential services for students with autism. Paper presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Benhart, K., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2015). The effects of delayed reinforcement of alternative behavior on inappropriate food consumption. Poster presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Bonfonte, S., Roberts, K., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2015). A comparison of indirect and direct assessment data. Poster presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Bourret, J.C. (May 2015). PDS EVENT: Quantitative analyses in applied settings: Whether, why, and how. Panel discussion participated in at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Bressler, A., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2015). An evaluation of the effects of consequences in a latency-based functional analysis. Poster presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Carey, M.K., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2015). Assessment of the reinforcing efficacy of tokens during skill acquisition.  Poster presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Castile, A.J., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2015). Investigating stochastic transitivity in paired-stimulus preference assessment data. Paper presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Cicolello, M., Farber, R.S., Dube, W.V., & Dickson, C.A. (May 2015). Decreasing overselective stimulus control through differential observing response training. Poster presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Cividini-Motta, C., Scharrer, N., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2015). A systematic comparison of commonly used echoic teaching procedures. Paper presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Cohen, S., Deltour, C., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2015). Functional analysis of problem behavior occurring during transitions from activity to activity. Poster presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

DeLisle, D., & Thomason-Sassi, J.L. (May 2015). Use of multiple schedules and reinforcement thinning in the treatment of perseverative speech. Paper presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Dickson, C.A. (May 2015). Recent innovations in procedures for teaching children with autism. Symposium chaired at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Dickson, C.A., & Stropnik, M.M. (May 2015). Pragmatic values in autism education. Paper presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Farber, R.S., Dube, W.V., Chiaccio, R.P., & Dickson, C.A. (May 2015). Teaching compound matching with a sorting-to-matching procedure. Paper presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Fleck, C.R., Bourret, J.C., Gates, C., Seaver, J., & MacManus, C. (May 2015). The differential effects of Abilify on escape and automatically maintained problem behavior. Poster presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Goldberg, N., Roscoe, E.M., Stuesser, H., & Kelly, M. (May 2015). Assessment of the preference and reinforcing efficacy of attention relative to edible and leisure items Paper presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Kidder, A., & Sassi, J.L. (March 2015). Establishing response diversity in leisure and daily routines in individuals with autism. Paper presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Kwok, A., Castile, A.J., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2015). A comparison of response rate and preference hierarchy. Poster presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

MacDonald, R.P.F. (May 2015). Catchin' 'em early: Outcomes for toddlers with autism. Invited presentation given at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

MacDonald, R.P.F. (May 2015). Recent innovations in procedures for teaching children with autism. Symposium discussed at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

MacManus, C., Ahearn, W.H., & Heaney, S. (May 2015). A methodology for conducting functional analyses to confirm hypothesized tangible function of food stealing. Poster presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Marra, J., Roscoe, E.M., & Fredericks, D. (May 2015). Negative reinforcer value manipulations without extinction for treating escape-maintained problem behavior. Paper presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

McConnell, K. (May 2015). Supporting successful medical and dental visits: Behavioral building blocks, guidance, and case reports. Workshop presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Mead, S.C., Iwata, B.A., Roscoe, E.M., & Schlichenmeyer, K.J. (May 2015). Evaluation of a screening procedure for the assessment of aggression. Paper presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Niemand, L.A., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (May 2015). Teaching cooking skills using matrix training and video prompting. Paper presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Quiroz, L., Toran, T., & Walter, K.M. (May 2015). Comparing two prompt types for individualized skill acquisition. Poster presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Rannazzisi, A., Parry-Cruwys, D., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2015). Teaching children with autism to initiate joint attention using social reinforcers. Poster presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Roberts, K., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2015). Methods used to evaluate the role of peer attention in maintaining problem behavior. Paper presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Roscoe, E.M. (May 2015). Empirically identifying consequences for clinical application. Symposium chaired at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Serret, F.N., Moore, K.M., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2015). Treatment of anxiety and severe problem behavior in an individual with autism. Poster presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Strully, V. (May 2015). Lessons learned while growing a developmental disabilities organization. Panel discussion participated in at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Sveinbjornsdottir, B., & Dickson, C.A. (May 2015). Pausing and preference in transitions between relatively rich and lean reinforcement contexts. Paper presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Weiss, J.S., McKay, J., Dickson, C.A., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2015). A comparison of prompting hierarchies in the acquisition of play skills. Paper presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Wiggins, H., Roscoe, E.M., Kelly, M., & Heiberger, M. (May 2015). A component analysis of a combined contingency functional analysis of self-injurious behavior. Poster presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Cambridge Health Alliance and Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA

Graff, R. B. (April 2015).  Incorporating applied behavior analysis into pediatric medicine: Treating autism spectrum disorders and common childhood behavior problems.  Invited address to be presented at Grand Rounds for the Department of Pediatrics, Cambridge Health Alliance and Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA.

Seven Hills Continuing Professional Education Series, Worcester, MA

Graff, R. B. (April, 2015).  Preference assessments and reinforcer arrangements for individuals with special needs.  Invited address to be presented at the Seven Hills Continuing Professional Education Series, Worcester, MA.

8th Annual West Coast Conference on Autism & Related Disorders, Buellton, CA

Ahearn, W.H. (April 2015). Best teaching practices in autism treatment: The importance of analysis back in applied behavior analysis. Presentation given at the 8th Annual West Coast Conference on Autism & Related Disorders, Buellton, CA.

CEC 2015 Convention and Expo, San Diego, CA

MacDonald, J. (April 2015). Teaching observational learning to children with autism. Presentation given at the CEC 2015 Convention and Expo, San Diego, CA.

Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Seattle, WA

Bourret, J.C. (March 2015). Recent advances in preference assessment technology. Symposium discussed at the 5th Annual Convention of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Seattle, WA.

Cerrone, T. (March 2015). Recent advances in preference assessment technology. Symposium chaired at the 5th Annual Convention of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Seattle, WA.

Deltour, C., Cohen, S., & Ahearn, W.H. (March 2015). Functional analysis of problem behavior occurring during transitions between activities. Poster presented at the 5th Annual Convention of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Seattle, WA.

Dickson, C.A., McConnell, K., MacDonald, J., & Mansfield, R. (March 2015). Building general repertoires for children with autism: Instruction that aids value. Workshop presented at the 5th annual convention of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Seattle, WA.

Hedquist, C., & Castile, A. (March 2015). Functional assessment of precursor behavior by combining establishing operations. Poster presented at the 5th Annual Convention of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Seattle, WA.

Johnson, C., & Ducharme, M. (March 2015). Applying stimulus equivalence methods: Teaching decimals and percentages to learners with autism spectrum disorders. Poster presented at the 5th Annual Convention of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Seattle, WA.

Kwok, A., Castile, A.J., & Bourret, J.C. (October 2014). A comparison of response rate and preference hierarchy. Poster presented at the 5th Annual Convention of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Seattle, WA.

Livingston, C. E., Clark, M., Ward, S., Seyfarth, K., & Graff, R. B. (March, 2015). Categories of preference and their reinforcing efficacy. Paper presented at the 5th Annual Convention of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Seattle, WA.

Maley, A., & Bourret, J.C. (March 2015). A comparison of indirect and direct assessment data. Poster presented at the 5th Annual Convention of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Seattle, WA.

Parry-Cruwys, D., MacDonald, R.P.F., & Ahearn, W.H. (March 2015). Evaluating the effect of treatment intensity on behavioral change in toddlers with autism receiving EIBI. Poster presented at the 5th Annual Convention of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Seattle, WA.

Roberts, K., & Bourret, J.C. (March 2015). Methods for descriptive assessment data collection. Paper presented at the 5th Annual Convention of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Seattle, WA.

Upshaw, S., & Bourret, J.C. (March 2015). The role of peer attention in maintaining problem behavior in individuals with intellectual disabilities. Paper presented at the 5th Annual Convention of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Seattle, WA.

Ward, S., & Graff, R. B. (March, 2015).  Further evaluation of self-instruction packets for conducting stimulus preference assessments. Paper presented at the 5th Annual Convention of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Seattle, WA.

Council on Autism Service Conference, Las Vegas, NV

Ahearn, W.H. (January 2015). The New England Center for Children: Applied behavior analysis for treating all levels of ASD severity. Presentation given at the 7th annual conference of the Council on Autism Services, Las Vegas, NV.

Strully, V., & Foster, K. (January 2015). Growth, acquisition, and mergers. Presentation given at the 7th annual conference of the Council on Autism Services, Las Vegas, NV.

International Conference on Autism, Intellectual Disability and Developmental
Disabilities, Clearwater, FL

Dickson, C.A. (January 2015). Challenging behavior and activity transitions in children with autism spectrum disorders. Paper presented at the 16th International Conference on Autism, Intellectual Disability and Developmental Disabilities, Clearwater, FL.

Regis College

Ahearn, W.H. (December 2014). Best practices in autism treatment: The importance of the analysis in applied behavior analysis. Presentation given to the Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis Program at Regis College, Weston, MA.

ONTABA 2014 Annual Conference

Ahearn, W.H. (December 2014). Best teaching practices: Best practices in autism treatment: The importance of the analysis in applied behavior analysis. Invited talk given at the 2014 annual conference of The Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis, Inc., Toronto, Ontario.

Ahearn, W.H. (December 2014). Some musings on automatic reinforcement: Central concept, controversial status. Invited talk given at the 2014 annual conference of The Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis, Inc., Toronto, Ontario.

International Conference for Autism, Anadolu University, Turkey

Baruni, R., Leif, E., O'Donnell, M., & Berkman, S. (November 2014). Trial-based functional analysis of flopping in a school setting. Poster presented at the International Conference for Autism, hosted by the Research Institute for the Handicapped Anadolu University, Turkey.

Kopazc, K., Blaisdell, S., & Leif, E. (November 2014). An analysis of the role of self-monitoring in a behavioral intervention. Poster presented at the International Conference for Autism, hosted by the Research Institute for the Handicapped Anadolu University, Turkey.

Morrison, E., & Bird, Z. (November 2014). Choice training: A treatment for flopping. Poster presented at the International Conference for Autism, hosted by the Research Institute for the Handicapped Anadolu University, Turkey.

Rubenstein, J., Raffanello, B., & Gould, D.D. (November 2014). The acquisition of prerequisite skills to increase food consumption. Poster presented at the International Conference for Autism, hosted by the Research Institute for the Handicapped Anadolu University, Turkey.

Missouri Association for Behavior Analysis, St. Louis, MO

Ahearn, W.H. (November 2014). Response blocking for stereotypy: A comprehensive review of procedural variations. Presentation given at the Missouri Association for Behavior Analysis 2014 Convention, St. Louis, MO.

 

American Speech-Hearing-Language Association, Orlando, FL

Bellone, B. O'C. (November 2014). Verbal behavior in the natural environment: A program for training teachers. Oral session presented at the American Speech-Hearing-Language Association Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.

MacManus, C. (November 2014). Training support staff in the use of aided-language stimulation. Poster presented at the American Speech-Hearing-Language Association Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.

Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis, Wilmington, NC

Dickson, C.C. (October 2014). Development, design, and evaluation of a web-based solution for autism education: The Autism Curriculum Encyclopedia®. Invited address presented at the annual conference of the Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis, Wilmington, NC.

Pagano, J., & Dickson, C.A. (October 2014). Resurgence following multiple- and single-mand training. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis, Wilmington, NC.

Autism New Jersey, Atlantic City, NJ

McConnell, K., & Cary, M. (October 2014). Supporting successful medical and dental visits: Behavioral building blocks, guidance, and case reports. Workshop presented at 32nd Annual Conference of Autism New Jersey, Atlantic City, NJ.

Geneva Centre for Autism International Symposium, Toronto, Canada

Ahearn, W.H. (October 2014). Stereotypy: There are no easy answers. Talk presented at the Geneva Centre for Autism International Symposium, Toronto, Canada.

Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA

Ahearn, W.H. (October 2014). Licensure for behavior analysts in Massachusetts. Panel discussion chaired at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Ahearn, W.H. (October 2014). Incorporating experimental treatment analyses within functional behavioral assessments. Symposium discussed at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Ahearn, W.H. (October 2014). Implications of the Massachusetts licensing law on practice. Workshop presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Ahearn, W.H. (October 2014). Identifying critical skills and developing effective interventions for them. Symposium chaired and discussed at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Arnold, K., Beh, S.L., Parry-Cruwys, D., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (October 2014). Effects of Early Intensive Behavior Intervention on joint attention in toddlers with autism. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Barber, M., Carey, M.K., & Parry-Cruwys, D. (October 2014). A comparison of treatments for challenging behavior in an individual with Rett Syndrome. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Bitzer, C., Adams, M., Lesperance, K., & Weiss, J.S. (October 2014). Comparison of graduated guidance to least to most prompting with total task chain to teach a play skill. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Begley, L., Karsina, A.J., Coughlin, M., Scalzo, J., & Ryan, S. (October 2014). Enhanced written instructions as a staff training and remediation tool for match-to-sample programs. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Benhart, K.A., & Bourret, J.C. (October 2014). The effects of delayed reinforcement of alternative behavior on inappropriate food consumption. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Bharucha, D. Livingston, C., & Bancroft, S. (October 2014). Teaching signs to build a complex communication repertoire and tolerance responses to reduce self-injury and aggression. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Breton, K., Linnehan, H., & Karsina, A.J. (October 2014). Evaluation of social consequences as reinforcers for individuals diagnosed with autism. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Castile, A.J., & Bourret, J.C. (October 2014). Do preference assessment outcomes respect transitivity relations? Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Cividini-Motta, C., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2014). A systematic comparison of commonly used echoic teaching procedures. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

DeLisle, D., & Thomason-Sassi, J.L. (October 2014). Use of multiple schedules with reinforcement thinning to treat perseverative behavior. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Dickson, C.A. (October 2014). Practical advances in functional communication training. Symposium chaired at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Dickson, C.A., Cassanelli, C., & Steimer, J.C. (October 2014). A comparison of strategies for presenting transitions to less-preferred activities to special education students. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Dino, E., Donnelly, M.G., & Karsten, A.M. (October 2014). Effects of procedural integrity errors on acquisition of self-care skills. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Fleck, C.R., & Bourret, J.C. (October 2014). Treating meal refusal related to competing protective equipment. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Gates, C.A., Seaver, J.P., Slavik, K., Upshaw, S., & Keeler, J. (October 2014). Treatment of problem behavior using functional communication training and denial/ delay tolerance training with extinction. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Gilman, A.H., Lindsey, M., Quiroz, L., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2014). Comparison of discontinuous time sampling methods across various behaviors in children with autism. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Goldberg, N., Gosselin, Q., Lawton, C., & Ryan, S. (October 2014). Synthesized functional analysis and treatment of precursor behavior. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Goldberg, N., Roscoe, E.M., Kelly, M., & Stuesser, H. (October 2014). Combined- category preference assessments: Do edible and leisure items displace attention?  Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Graff, R.B. (October 2014). Using synthesized contingency analyses to develop meaningful solutions for severe problem behavior. Symposium chaired at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Graff, R.B. (October 2014). Treating severe problem behavior using synthesized analyses and treatments. Symposium chaired at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Graff, R.B. (October 2014). Recent research on preference and reinforcement. Symposium chaired at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Grimmnick, A., DiLeso, C., Bharucha, D., & Northrop, E. (October 2014). Teaching and reinforcing mands on a variable schedule to decrease food-stealing behavior. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Hedquist, C., & Castile, A. (October 2014). Functional assessment of precursor behavior by combining establishing operations. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Holohan, B., Walker, C., Parry-Cruwys, D., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (October 2014). Play engagement skills in 1-year-old, 2 year-old and 3-year old children with autism before and after Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Kidder, A., & Thomason-Sassi, J.L. (October 2014). On establishing response diversity in leisure and daily routines in an individual with autism. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Kwok, A., Castile, A.J., & Bourret, J.C. (October 2014). A comparison of response rate and preference hierarchy. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

La O, G., Pastor, A., Marzano, S., & Karsina, A.J. (October 2014). Towards an ecological evaluation of procedural integrity errors. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Livingston, C.E., Clark, M., Ward, S., Seyfarth, K., & Graff, R.B. (October 2014). Categories of preference and their reinforcing efficacy. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Lucibello, B., Potter, J.N., Hanley, G.P., & Klein, M.F. (October 2014). A comparison of methods to assess preference for work activities with individuals diagnosed with autism and intellectual disabilities. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

MacDonald, J., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2014). Teaching observational learning to children with autism. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

MacDonald, R.P.F. (October 2014). Recent developments in teaching individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Symposium presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

McGlone, O., DeStefano, N., Dennison, S., & Karsina, A.J. (October 2014). Effects of programmed errors on skill acquisition during match to sample teaching procedures. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Morison, J., MacManus, C., Bancroft, S., & Sheridan, D. (October 2014). Conducting synthesized contingency analyses: Lessons from moving too quickly through treatment components. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Nartker, C., Giles, E., Parry-Cruwys, P, & MacDonald, R.P.F. (October 2014). Effects of Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention on cognitive performance in toddlers with autism. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Nartker, C., Morrison, H., Marchetti, K., Kidder, A., & Sveinbjornsdottir, B. (October 2014). Safe and effective assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior maintained by access to tangibles. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Niemand, L.A., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (October 2014). Teaching cooking skills using matrix training and video prompting. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Northrop, E., Brown, K., Bancroft, S., Gallagher, K., & Marquis, P. (October 2014). Synthesized analysis and treatment of multiply-controlled problem behavior. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Pagano, J., & Dickson, C.A. (October 2014). Does teaching multiple mands during FCT influence resurgence of a target response? Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Palmeri, A., & Ryan, S. (October 2014). Treatment of disruptive behavior maintained by access to manipulating items in the environment. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Parry-Cruwys, D.  MacDonald, R.P.F., Dupere, S., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2014). Evaluating predictors of outcome for children with autism receiving early intensive behavioral intervention. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Rousseau, K., Poyer, J., Bancroft, S., & Bharucha, D. (October 2014). How Skylar got his job back: Implementation and maintenance of DRO procedure for vocal stereotypy. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Seaver, J.P., & Bourret, J.C. (October 2014). Manipulation of reinforcement schedules, discriminative stimuli, and motivating operations in producing mands in multioperant environments. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Stine, J., Cividini-Motta, C., & Kelly, M.A. (October 2014). Assessment and treatment of severe aggression: Application of Hanley's synthesized protocol. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Straub, S., Linden-Darrow, T., Den Hartog, J., & Karsina, A.J. (October 2014). The effects of verbal praise as a reinforcer for simple tasks. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Sveinbjornsdottir, B. (October 2014). Making the world a little less annoying though antecedent manipulation. Symposium chaired at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Upshaw, S.L., Roberts, K.M., & Bourret, J.C. (October 2014). The role of peer attention on problem behavior for individuals with autism. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Wiggins, H.C., Roscoe, E.M., & Kelly, M.A. (October 2014). A component analysis of a combined contingency functional analysis of self-injurious behavior. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, Bonita Springs, FL

Ahearn, W.H. (September 2014). Best practices in Applied Behavior Analysis. Invited address presented at the annual conference of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, Bonita Springs, FL.

Ahearn, W.H. (September 2014). Assessment and treatment of pica and rumination. Symposium discussed at the annual conference of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, Bonita Springs, FL.

2014 National Autism Conference, University Park, PA

Ahearn, W.H. (August 2014). Feeding problems in children with autism and developmental disabilities: From useful assessment to effective treatment. Workshop presented at the 2014 National Autism Conference, University Park, PA.