Faculty & Staff


Publications in our database are reports and resource materials produced within the Department of Child and Family Studies, as well as recent journal articles authored by CFS faculty. To view a more thorough listing of recent books, book chapters and articles written or edited by CFS faculty, view our Impact Reports or individual faculty vitas. You may also view the publications by topic on the right of this page.

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A new year, a new collaboration: Quality counts for kids’ network of inclusive childcare and program wide positive behavior support? (2013)
This article discusses efforts to improve early childhood inclusion in Hillsborough County.
Reducing Rapid Eating in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities (2013)
This study sought to reduce the rate of eating behaviors in two adults diagnosed with moderate intellectual disability.
Experimental Analysis of Precursors to Severe Problem Behavior (2013)
This study assessed behaviors (precursors) that may predict occurrences of severe problem behavior.
Effects of Preference on the Emergence of Untrained Verbal Operants (2013)
This study replicated and extended the findings of Wallace, Iwata, and Hanley (2006), who demonstrated conditions that facilitated the transfer from tact to mand relations.
Teacher-Conducted Trial-Based Functional Analysis as the Basis for Intervention (2013)
Previous studies have focused on whether a trial-based functional analysis (FA) yields the same outcomes as more traditional FAs, and whether interventions based on trial-based FAs can reduce socially maintained problem behavior. We included a full range of behavior functions and taught 3 teachers to conduct a trial-based FA with 3 boys with developmental and intellectual disabilities who engaged in problem behavior.
Reducing Rapid Eating in Adults With Intellectual Disabilities (2013)
Rapid eating is a frequent problem among individuals with developmental disabilities that can pose a threat to health. This study sought to reduce the rate of eating behaviors in two adults diagnosed with moderate intellectual disability. Assessment of eating rate took place in the participants' group homes during lunch or dinner meals. Procedures included the use of vibrating pagers with and without verbal prompts to prompt eating and prevent rapid eating behaviors. Results demonstrate a clear reduction in rate of eating when using vibrating pagers and verbal prompts for both participants.
Experimental Analysis of Precursors to Problem Behavior (2013)
Some individuals engage in both mild and severe forms of problem behavior. Research has shown that when mild behaviors precede severe behaviors (i.e., the mild behaviors serve as precursors), they can (a) be maintained by the same source of reinforcement as severe behavior and (b) reduce rates of severe behavior observed during assessment.
Teacher-Conducted Trial-Based Functional Analyses as the Basis for Intervention (2013)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether function-based interventions that were informed by the outcomes of trial-based functional assessments would reduce problem behavior among a group of children with intellectual or developmental disabilities whose problem behavior represented a full range of functions, including social-positive, social-negative, and automaticreinforcement.
Suicide Postvention Challenges for School Social Workers (2013)
School social workers and schools’ responses to a death by suicide are important to help reduce further suicidal behavior but are complicated when the death is not discussed as a death by suicide. This article presents some ethical challenges and best practice for school suicide postvention.
Effects of Fixed Versus Random Sequencing During Multi-element Functional Analyses (2013)
This article discusses a study conducted on fixed- and random-sequence functional assessments for 7 individuals with developmental disabilities to determine the relative effects that sequence may have on assessment outcomes.

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Publication Highlights

Dr. Heather Peshak George Serves as Contribution Editor of Special Issue on PBIS for the Journal of Behavioral Disorders

In addition, CFS faculty Karen Cox, MA, Lauren Evanovich, PhD, Heather Peshak George, PhD,  Devon Minch, PhD and Therese Sandomierski, PhD have published articles in the Special Issue.

Dr. Tina Dillahunt-Aspillaga Serves as Co-editor on a Special Supplement of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

The issue, to be released in February 2018, consists of articles that represent current thinking about community reintegration (CR) and lays the groundwork for testing interventions to improve CR outcomes for veterans and service members.

Fourth Year ABA Doctoral Students have Long List of Research Accomplishments!

How productive are our PhD students? Just take a look at our fourth year ABA doctoral student research accomplishments!  Great work Bryon Miller, Lindsey Slattery, Leslie Singer, Mallory Quinn, Sindy Sanchez and Diego Valbuena!

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