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Publications

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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Generalization of Negatively Reinforced Mands in Children with Autism (2014)
Each day, people encounter stimuli they find unpleasant. Some children with autism may require systematic instruction to acquire the communication skills necessary to request the termination of such aversive stimuli. The authors taught 2 school-aged boys with autism a mand (e.g., signing “stop”) that could be used to escape a variety of aversive stimuli.
Handbook of Operant and Classical Conditioning (2014)
This chapter first describes the role of operant conditioning as it applies to parenting. It describes the variables that may influence parent and child behavior. Next, the chapter discusses parenting intervention strategies that have been empirically documented as successful.
Parenting (2014)
This combined survey of operant and classical conditioning provides professional and academic readers with an up-to-date, inclusive account of a core field of psychology research, with in-depth coverage of the basic theory, its applications, and current topics including behavioral economics.
Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Recent Verbal Behavior Research on Individuals with Disabilities: a Review and Implications for Research and Prac (2014)
The number of individuals from various culture and language backgrounds who are receiving behavior-analytic services is growing. Therefore, a behavioral understanding of the role of cultural and linguistic diversity (CLD) in language acquisition may be warranted. We searched recent editions of The Analysis of Verbal Behavior and the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis to determine the degree to which researchers report the CLD of individuals with disabilities who participate in verbal behavior research.
Behavioral Skills Training With Teachers: Booster Training for Improved Maintenance (2014)
Behavioral skills training (BST) has been employed within many different populations for the reduction of problem behaviors and acquisition of new skills; however, these changes have not always maintained over time. This study evaluated the effects of a booster training for re-establishing the classroom management proficiencies that teachers had acquired previously, but had declined over a 12-month period.
Training Teachers to Conduct Trial-Based Functional Analyses (2013)
The trial-based functional analysis (FA) is a promising approach to identification of behavioral function and is especially suited for use in educational settings. The purpose of this study was to determine whether teachers trained via an in-service training would be able to conduct trial-based FAs with high procedural integrity.
Effects of Preference on the Emergence of Untrained Verbal Operants (2013)
The study replicated and extended the findings of Wallace, Iwata, and Hanley (2006), who demonstrated conditions that facilitated the transfer from tact to mand relations. Students in the current study were taught to tact both high-preference (HP) and low-preference (LP) items and subsequently were assessed on their ability to mand for those items. The results showed the emergence of mands for HP items but not LP items following tact training.
A Trend Analysis of Participant and Setting Characteristics in Autism Intervention Research (2013)
The current trend analysis was conducted to empirically document the characteristics of individuals with autism who participated in intervention research published between 1995 and 2009 in three journals (Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, and Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities).
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.
Effects of Fixed Versus Random Condition Sequencing during Multielement Functional Analyses (2013)
It has been suggested that a fixed condition sequence might facilitate differential responding during multielement functional analyses (FAs) by capitalizing on or limiting sequence effects (Iwata, Pace, et al., 1994); however, the effects of condition sequence have not been examined empirically. Authors conducted fixed- and random-sequence FAs for 7 individuals with developmental disabilities to determine the relative effects that sequence may have on assessment outcomes.

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Publication Highlights

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!

Funeral staff as first responders: Helping families and friends when a loved one has died by suicide

Stephen Roggenbaum co-authors article in January 2016 edition of The International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association Magazine.

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USF Suicide Prevention Guide Profiled by Reuters International News Agency

The article, School-wide prevention program lowers teen suicide risk, references the Youth Suicide Prevention School-Based Guide. Authors of the guide include CFS faculty Katherine Lazear and Stephen Roggenbaum.

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