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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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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