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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Positive Family Intervention for Severe Challenging Behavior: A Multisite Randomized Clinical Trial (2013)
The present study was a multisite randomized clinical trial assessing the effects of adding a cognitive-behavioral intervention to positive behavior support (PBS).
Evaluation of the Reliability and Validity of Graphclick as a Data Extraction Program (2013)
This study analyzed the reliability and validity of a data extraction program, GraphClick
Using the Prevent-Teach-Reinforce Model with Families of Young Children With ASD (2013)
This study was conducted to examine the feasibility and potential efficacy of implementing an adapted, family-centered version of the school-based prevent-teach-reinforce (PTR) model.
Evaluation of Some Components of Choice Making (2013)
Providing access to choice-making opportunities is a useful addition to behavioral interventions, although the critical features of choice making may differ greatly across individuals. In this study, results of an initial 3-choice concurrent-operants preference assessment with 4 subjects with autism spectrum disorder suggested that 2 subjects preferred the choice-making condition and participated in subsequent assessments to examine the potential influences of reinforcer variability and differential access to high-preference reinforcers on their preferences for choice making.
Evaluation of the Reliability and Validity of Graphclick as a Data Extraction Program (2013)
Data extraction programs are used to obtain approximations of raw data from published graphs. Quantitative syntheses of single-subject data require that researchers have access to valid and reliable data extraction programs. Authors analyzed the reliability and validity of a data extraction program, GraphClick.
Cognitive Attributions and Emotional Expectancies Predict Emotions in Mother-Adolescent Interactions (2013)
The purpose of this study was to examine adolescent’s hostile attributions of mother’s intent and emotional self-expectancies as contributors to expression of emotion between mothers and adolescents.
The Relation Between Body Mass Index and Self-Rated Mental Health Among Older Adults: Do Racial/Ethnic Differences Exist? (2013)
This study examined racial and ethnic differences in the relation between body mass index (BMI) and self-rated mental health (SRMH) among community-dwelling older adults.
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.
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.

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Publication Highlights

CFS Faculty and Staff Publish Article on Neurodiversity in HR Florida Review Magazine

Neurodiversity is a term that describes people who think differently, see the world from varying perspectives, or who pick up the details of a task that others may have missed.

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.

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