Sharing in Print

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.

Ciccone, F.J., Graff, R.B., & Ahearn, W.H. (in press). Increasing the efficiency of paired-stimulus preference assessments by identifying categories of preference. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

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

MacDonald, R.P.F., Dickson, C.A., Martineau, M., & Ahearn, W.H. (in press). Prerequisite skills for learning through video modeling. Education and Treatment of Children. 

MacDonald, R.P.F., Parry-Cruwys, D., Dupere, S., & Ahearn, W. H. (in press).  Assessing progress and outcome of early intensive behavioral intervention for toddlers with autism.  Research in Developmental Disabilities.

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.

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.

Roscoe, E.M., Schlichenmeyer, KJ., & Dube, W.V. (in press). Functional analysis of problem behavior: A systematic approach for identifying idiosyncratic variables. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.


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Research Newsletter

Through this newsletter we hope to let readers know about some of the research being conducted at NECC.  We also include updates on scientific research on autism and other developmental disorders that is being conducted elsewhere.