Dealing with Non-behavioral Treatment Recommendations for Autism

Interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary collaboration is becoming commonplace in autism treatment. Therefore, behavior analysts need resources to help guide them during collaborative practices. Back in 2015, I published an article that described how a behavior analyst may consider the non-behavioral treatment recommendations of his or her colleagues, while maintaining a professional and respectful relationship with those colleagues. In…

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Article by MSU College of Education on Upcoming Ethics Book

Recently, I sat down with Lauren Knapp from MSU’s College of Education Communications Office and shares with her some insights and details on my upcoming book.  You can view the article by clicking here. Stay tuned for additional updates regarding the book, including an interview with Matt Cicoria from the Behavioral Observations podcast!

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MSLBD 2018

  Materials Articles Behavioral Systems A goal-directed model for the design of human performance systems (Malott & Garcia, 1987) Organizational behavior management: systems analysis (Sigurdsson & McGee, 2015) An integrated approach for conducting a behavioral systems analysis (Diener, McGee, & Miguel, 2009) Ethics/Professionalism From interdisciplinary to integrated care of the child with autism: the essential role…

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Increasing Physical Activity in Adults with Autism

When I was on the faculty at Purdue University, I had the pleasure to work with Melissa Savage, Teresa Taber-Doughty, and Emily Bouck on a fascinating study that compared the effects of in-person and technology delivered praise to help adults with autism engage in physical activity. This was a fun collaborative project, to say the…

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Trial-based Functional Analysis and Vocal Scripting

Recently, I published a study with colleagues from Purdue University and the University of South Carolina (USC) that evaluated the effects of a trial-based functional analysis (TBFA) on informing treatment for vocal scripting in three children with autism. Our findings are exciting because they provide further support for the application of the TBFA in autism…

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Ethics of Telehealth in Autism Treatment

Given the rapid development of technology, many behavior analysts are turning to telehealth as a modality for delivering treatment. Telehealth has also been hailed as a way for clinicians to reach populations in rural areas. Though technology is getting easier to use by the day (and cheaper), there are still many considerations behavior analysts much…

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Activity Schedules Can Improve Meaningful iPad Engagement

I recently published a study with colleagues at Little Star Academy that evaluated how to teach children with autism to vary between different academic applications on an iPad. The study used an activity schedule (a combination of pictures that depicted various activities) and physical prompting to teach kids to do the following: (1) set a…

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How to Identify Ethical Organizations

If you’re a behavior analyst who specializes in autism treatment, you can likely pick between multiple potential employers. Wouldn’t it be nice to pick an organization to work for that is more likely to treat you fairly and engage in ethical practices? After all, if you engage in unethical behavior at the request of an…

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