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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.
Behavioral Skills Training With Teachers: Booster Training for Improved Maintenance (2014)
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.
Using a Modified Pyramidal Training Model to Teach Special Education Teachers to Conduct Trial-Based Functional Analyses (2013)
This study evaluated the effectiveness of a modified pyramidal training procedure in which special education program coordinators were taught to conduct trial-based functional analyses and then provided support to special education teachers who were taught to conduct trial-based functional analyses and to calculate, graph, and analyze data.
A Trend Analysis of Participant and Setting Characteristics in Autism Intervention Research (2013)
This 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.
Supporting Young Children’s Communication Development Begins with How We As Adults Communicate with Them (2013)
This article discusses strategies that adults can use when communicating with young children to reduce the likelihood of problem behavior so that children can successfully follow directions and understand what adults want them to do.
Self-Injurious Behavior in Older Adults with Intellectual Disabilities (2013)
This article provides an overview of self-injurious behavior, its underlying causes and functions, as well as other key variables associated with its manifestation.
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.
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.
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.

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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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