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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Dr. Brodhead Interviewed on the Behavioral Observations Podcast

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Matt Cicoria, host of the Behavioral Observations Podcast, to discuss my upcoming book and other fun topics related to ethics and behavior analysis. You can listen to the podcast by clicking here. I highly recommend you check out Matt’s podcast. He creates great content that I would…

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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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