Student Thesis Published in the Journal of Behavioral Education

As I had mentioned in a previous post, Kailie Kipfmiller’s MA thesis was accepted for publication in the Journal of Behavioral Education. That paper is now available to view and download by clicking this link. Again, congratulations to Kailie on a job well done! Her project has sparked an interesting line of work that we…

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Recruiting MA Students for ABA Program

We are actively recruiting students to join our MA program, starting in Fall, 2019. As a few points of pride, we have a strong BCBA exam pass rate for first time test-takers (83%) and many of our students are publishing their theses in highly respectable ABA journals.   You can read more about the program in…

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New Paper on Scope of Competence in Behavior Analysis

Since late 2015, I’ve been working with Dr. Susan Wilczynski and Dr. Shawn Quigley on a discussion paper about scope of competence in behavior analysis. I’m particularly proud of this paper because I believe it addresses a very important and timely matter in our field, and it also provides a framework for self-evaluation with regard…

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Dr. Brodhead Interviewed on RetractionWatch.com (In a Good Way, Of Course)

Recently, I answered some questions from Ivan Oransky from www.retractionwatch.com about our replication of Upper’s 1974 classic paper on the unsuccessful self-treatment of writer’s block (click here to view Upper’s original article). Usually, the goal is to not end up on RetractionWatch.com (give it a browse and you will see why), but there’s usually an exception to…

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Student Thesis Accepted for Publication

I am excited to announce that Kailie Kipfmiller’s thesis, Training Front-Line Employees to Conduct Visual Analysis Using a Clinical Decision-Making Model was recently accepted for publication in the Journal of Behavioral Education. Kailie graduated from our lab in May, 2018 and is now putting her exceptional behavior-analytic skills to practice in the Metro-Detroit area. I expect the…

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Additional Doctoral Student Positions Available for Fall, 2019

In addition to the Bosco Fellowship in ASD, Michigan State University’s Special Education Program has released a general call for doctoral students. The program is seeking doctoral students who are interested in working with faculty in or across our core areas of ASD and LD. Admitted students will receive 5 years of guaranteed funding.  Applications are due…

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Further Examination of Video-based Preference Assessments Without Contingent Access

I’m happy to share a recent project on video-based preference assessments! In this study, we attempted to replicate previous findings that video-based preference assessments without contingent access may accurately predict preference. Then, we conducted a preliminary evaluation to begin to try and understand the potential behavioral mechanisms (reasons) for the validity of this assessment. The…

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Doctoral Fellowship in ASD

The Michael and Kathy Bosco Research Fellowship in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) at Michigan State University We are pleased to announce the The Michael and Kathy Bosco Research Fellowship in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) at Michigan State University (MSU). This fellowship provides an exciting opportunity to conduct innovative research in ASD, while working with world-renowned faculty…

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Sleep and ASD: How Sleep Affects Challenging Behavior and General Recommendations for Treatment of Behavioral Sleep-Related Disorders

TL;DR: 1) click here for a study on how sleep affects challenging behavior in children with ASD; 2) click here for recommendations for sleep-related issues w/children with ASD Did you know that 50-80% of children with ASD experience sleep-related difficulties? That’s one out of every two children, at best! Below, I briefly describe our newly published…

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