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Predoctoral Training in Professional Psychology: Research
The Departments of Behavioral Psychology and Neuropsychology have a widely regarded record of research productivity. Whenever possible, interns are fully supported to participate in ongoing research projects encountered through clinical services. Interns may elect to participate in ongoing studies directed by senior faculty and/or to initiate independent research compatible with the department's mission. Basic investigations of behavioral phenomena and innovative approaches to the assessment and treatment of clinical problems are encouraged.
- Selected Recent Publications (with trainees as contributing authors):
Crosland, K. A., Zarcone, J. R., Lindauer, S. E., Valdovinos, M. G., Zarcone, T. J., Hellings, J. A., & Schroeder, S. R. (2004). Use of functional analysis methodology in the evaluation of medication effects. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 33, 271-279.
Fyffe, C. E., Kahng, S., Fittro, E., & Russell, D. (2004). Functional analysis and treatment of inappropriate sexual behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 37, 401-404.
Kuhn, D. E., & Matson, J. L. (2004). Assessment of feeding and mealtime behavior problems in persons with mental retardation. Behavior Modification, 28, 638-648.
Kurtz, P. F., & Chin, M. D. (2004). Assessment and treatment of ventilator tube disconnection exhibited by a toddler. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 16, 151-161.
Lerman, D. C., Vorndran, C., Addison, L., & Kuhn, S. A. C. (2004). A rapid assessment of skills in young children with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 37, 11-26.
Lerman, D. C., Vorndran, C. M., Addison, L., & Kuhn, S. C. (2004). Preparing teachers in evidence-based practices for young children with Autism. School Psychology Review, 34, 510-526.
Pulsifer, M. B., Brandt, J., Salorio, C. F., Vining, E. P. G., Carson, B. S., & Freeman, J. M. (2004). The cognitive outcome of hemispherectomy in 71 children. Epilepsia, 45, 243-254.
Slifer, K. J., Amari, A., Diver, T., Hilley, L., Beck, M., Kane, A., & McDonnell, S. (2004). Social interaction patterns of children and adolescents with and without oral clefts during a videotaped analogue social encounter. The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 41, 175-184.
Toole, L. M., DeLeon, I. G., Kahng, S., Ruffin, G. W., Pletcher, C. A., & Bowman, L. G. (2004). Re-evaluation of constant versus varied punishers using empirically derived consequences. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 25, 577-586.
Vasa, R. A., Grados, M., Slomine, B., Herkovits, E. H., Thompson, R. E., Salorio, C. F., Christensen, J. R., Wursta, C., Riddle, M. A., & Gerring, J. P. (2004). Neuroimaging correlates of anxiety after pediatric traumatic brain injury. Biological Psychiatry, 55, 208-216.
Zarcone, J.R., Lindauer, S. E., Morse, P. S., Crosland, K. A, Valdovinos, M. G., McKerchar, T. L., Reese, R. M., Hellings, J. A., & Schroeder, S. R. (2004). Effects of Risperidone on destructive behavior of persons with developmental disabilities: IV. Functional analysis. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 109, 310-321.
Beck, M., Cataldo, M. D., Slifer, K. J., Pulbrook, V. & Guhman, J. K. (2005). Teaching children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autistic disorder (AD) how to swallow pills. Clinical Pediatrics, 44, 515-526.
Gorski, J., Slifer, K. J., Townsend, V., Kelly-Suttka, J., & Amari, A. (2005). Behavioral treatment of non-compliance in adolescents with newly acquired spinal cord injuries. Pediatric Rehabilitation, 8, 187-198.
Guinn, M. M., Derby, K. M., Fisher, W. W., Kurtz, P. F., Fahs-Clark, A., Augustin, M., & McLaughlin, T. F. (2005). Effects of increased response effort and reinforcer delay on choice and aberrant behavior. Behavior Modification, 29, 642-652.
Gulotta, C. S., Piazza, C. C., Patel, M. R., & Layer, S. A. (2005). Using food redistribution to reduce packing in children with sever food refusal. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 38, 39-50.
Hagopian, L. P., Paclawskyj, T. R. and Kuhn, S. C. (2005). The use of conditional probability analysis to identify a response chain leading to the occurrence of eye poking. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 26, 393-397.
Hagopian, L. P., Kuhn, S.A.C., Long, E. S., & Rush, K. S. (2005). Schedule thinning following communication training: Using competing stimuli to enhance tolerance to decrements in reinforcer density. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 38, 177-193.
Iwata, B. A., & Kahng, S. (2005). Some undesirable effects of noncontingent reinforcement. European Journal of Behavior Analysis, 6, 47-50.
Kahng, S., & Iwata, B. A. (2005). Noncontingent reinforcement: From basic research to therapeutic application. European Journal of Behavior Analysis, 6, 29-32.
Matson, M. A., Mahone, E.M., & Zabel, T.A. (2005). Serial neuropsychological assessment and evidence of shunt malfunction in spina bifida: A longitudinal case study. Child Neuropsychology, 11, 315-332.
Peyton, R., Lindauer, S. E., & Richman, D. M. (2005). The effects of nondirective prompting on disruptive verbal behaviors. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 38, 251-255.
Richman D. M., & Lindauer, S. E. (2005). Longitudinal assessment of stereotypic, proto-injurious, and self-injurious behavior exhibited by young children with developmental delays. American Jouranl on Mental Retardation, 110, 439-450.
Rush, K. S., Kurtz, P. F., Lieblein, T. L., & Chin, M. D. (2005). The utility of a paired-choice preference assessment in predicting reinforcer effectiveness for an infant. Journal of Early and Intensive Behavior Intervention, 2, 247-251.
Salorio, C. F., Slomine, B., Grados, M. A., Vasa, R. A., Christensen, J. R., & Gerring, J. P. (2005). Neuroanatomic correlates of CVLT-C performance following pediatric TBI. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 11, 686-696.
Slomine B. S., Salorio C. F., Grados M. A., Vasa R. A., Christensen J. R., & Gerring J. P. (2005). Differences in attention, executive functioning, and memory in children with and without ADHD after severe traumatic brain injury. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 11, 645-653.
Zabel, T. A., Gray, R. M., Gardner, J., & Ackerman, J. (2005). Use of school-based one-to-one aides for children following traumatic brain injury: A proposed practice model. Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 24, 5-22.
Zabel, T. A., Slomine, B., Brady, K., & Christensen, J. (2005). Neuropsychological profile following suicide attempt by hanging: Two adolescent case reports. Child Neuropsychology, 11, 373-388.
Chung, K., & Kahng, S. (2006). Pediatric feeding disorders. In J. E. Fisher, & W. T. O'Donohue (Eds.), Practitioner's Guide to Evidence Based Psychotherapy. New York: Springer.
Crockett, J. L., & Hagopian, L. P. (2006). Prompting procedures as establishing operations for escape-maintained behavior. Behavioral Interventions, 21, 65-71.
Kuhn, D. E., DeLeon, I. G., Terlonge, C., & Goysovich, R. (2006). Comparison of verbal preference assessments in the presence and absence of the actual stimuli. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 27, 645-656.
Kuhn, S. A. C., Lerman, D. C., Vorndran, C., & Addison, L. (2006). Analysis of factors that affect responding in a two-response chain in children with developmental disabilities. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 39, 263-280.
Halbower, A. C., Barker, P. B., Degaonkar, M., Early, C., Marcus, C. L., Smith, P. L., Prahme, M. C., & Mahone, E. M. (2006). Childhood OSA associates with neuropsychological deficits and neuronal brain injury. PLOS Medicine, 3, e301.
Mahone, E. M., Powell, S., Loftis, C. W., Goldberg, M., Denckla, M. B., & Mostofsky, S. H. (2006). Motor persistence and inhibition in autism and ADHD. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 12, 622-631.
Mahone, E. M., Wodka, E. L., & Hiemenz, J. R. (2006). Hand and eye preference and its association with task approach in preschoolers. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 102, 691-702.
McCarthy, M., MacKenzie, E. J., Durbin, D. R., Aitken, M. E., Jaffe K. M., Paidas, C. N., Slomine, B. S., Dorsch, A. M., Christensen, J., & Ding, R., (2006). Health-Related quality of life during the first year post traumatic brain injury. Archives of Pediatrics, 160, 252-260.
Slifer, K. J., Pulbrook, V., Amari, A., Vona-Messersmith, N., Cohn, J., Ambadar, Z., Beck, M., & Piszczor, R. (2006). Social acceptance and facial behavior in children with oral clefts. The Cleft Palate - Craniofacial Journal, 43, 226-236.
Slomine, B. S., McCarthy, M. F., Ding, R., MacKenzie, E., Jaffe, K., Durbin, D., Aitken, M. E., Dorsch, A. M., Christensen, J., & Paidas, C. (2006). Service utilization and need for services following pediatric traumatic brain injury. Pediatrics, 117, e663-74.
Wegener, S., Bechtold Kortte, K., Hill-Briggs, F., Johnson-Greene, D., Palmer, S., & Salorio, C. (2006). Rehabilitation psychology assessment and intervention. In R. Braddom (Ed.) Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (3rd Edition). London: Elsevier.
Crockett, J. L., Fleming, R. K., Doepke, K. J., & Stevens, J. S. (2007). Parent training: Acquisition and generalization of discrete trials teaching skills with parents of children with autism. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 28, 23-36.
Natale, J. E., Guerguerian, A. M., Josephe, J. G., McCarter, R., Shao, C., Slomine, B., Christensen, J., Johnston, M. V., & Shaffner, D. H. (2007). Pilot study to determine the hemodynamic safety and feasibility of magnesium sulfate infusion in children with severe traumatic brain injury. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 8, 1-9.