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Recent Melmark-Authored Textbook and Articles

Melmark’s senior staff and associates contribute to the research field by conducting training sessions in applied behavior analysis (ABA) and special education for local and national professionals; presenting research posters, papers and symposia at regional and national conferences; and publishing research studies in peer-reviewed research journals.

Research Ethics in Behavior Analysis:From Laboratory to Clinic and Classroom
Editor: Shawn P. Quigley, Ph.d., BCBA-D, CDE
Authors: Jill m. Harper, Ph.D., LABA, BCBA-D, CDE and James K. Luiselli, Ed.D., ABPP, BCBA-D

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Training, Supervision, and Professional Development in Human Services Organizations:
EnvisionSMART™: A Melmark Model of Administration and Operation
Edited By James K. Luiselli, Rita M. Gardner, Frank L. Bird and Helena Maguire.

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Practical Ethics for Effective Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder is for behavior analysts working directly with, or supervising those who work with, individuals with autism. 

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Comprised of chapters written by notable experts in the field, Organizational Behavior Management Approaches for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities provides an up-to-date, comprehensive assessment of OBM-IDD. Edited By James K. Luiselli, Rita M. Gardner, Frank L. Bird and Helena Maguire.

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Members of Melmark’s clinical team have published the first book in its plan to publish a series of practitioner guides designed to raise the quality of evidence-based service delivery systems in the field of treatment of autism and behavior interventions.

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Applied Behavior Analysis Treatment of Violence and Aggression in Persons with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

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Dr. Bradley Stevenson admires the drawing skills of student Tyler.

Values-Based Behavior Planning – Responding to Challenging Behaviors for Individuals with Complex Profiles via Comprehensive Planning.

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The Association for Science in Autism Treatment (ASAT) featured Melmark in its March 2022 newsletter. This dedicated issue contains an interview with our CEO, Rita Gardner, a moving piece by our Chief Clinical Officer, Frank Bird, on the transition to adult services, as well as articles on important topics such as quality of life, multidisciplinary collaboration, and feeding concerns. A list of Melmark’s vast and diverse contributions has also been published.

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A Conversation with Rita M. Gardner about the Crisis in Adult Services

An ASAT March 2022 newsletter interview conducted by Mary Jane Weiss, PhD., BCBA-D.

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Overcoming Challenges with Technology: One Individual’s Journey from Hospitalization to a Career

An ASAT March 2022 newsletter interview conducted by Bradley S. Stevenson, PhD, BCBA-D and Keri Bethune, PhD, BCBA-D

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45 Years Within Human Services: Reflections and Where We Go From Here

A Behavior Health News, Fall 2022 newsletter article by Frank L. Bird, M.Ed., LABA, BCBA, CDE®
Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer

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You can view a list of yearly published research articles by clicking on the posters below.

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Melmark’s senior staff and associates contribute to the research field by conducting training sessions in applied behavior analysis (ABA) and special education for local and national professionals; presenting research posters, papers and symposia at regional and national conferences; and publishing research studies in peer-reviewed research journals.

Books, Articles and Presentations Authored by Melmark Clinicians

2022

Melmark authors contribute to the Autism Spectrum News article.
Rethinking Non-Compliance as a Skill and Promoting Self-Advocacy is written by Melmark’s own  Alex Kishbaugh, MS, BCBA, Haley M. K. Steinhauser, PhD, BCBA-D, and Frank L. Bird, MEd, BCBA, CDE

2021

  • Bird, F. (Winter, 2021). Lee’s Traumatic Journey: A Therapeutic Story to Address Life-Threatening Behaviors with Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT). Behavioral Health News
  • Boivin, N., Ruane, J., Quigley, S. P., Harper, J., & Weiss, M. J., (February, 2021). Interdisciplinary Collaboration Training: An Example of Pre-Service Training. Behavior Analysis in Practice
  • Cividini-Motta, C., Macnual, H., Steinhauser, H. M. K., & Ahearn, W. H. (2021). Response Interruption and Redirection. B. Leaf, J. Cihon, J. Ferguson, & M. J. Weiss (Eds.), Handbook of Applied Behavior Analysis Interventions for Autism, Springer Nature
  • DiGennaro Reed, F., Pellegrino, A. J., Blackman, A. L., Erath, T. G., Ruby, S., Harbison, M. J., & Maguire, H. (2021). Advancing OBM Practice and Research. Luiselli, J. K., Gardner, R. M., Bird, F. L., & Maguire, H., Organizational Behavior Management Approaches for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Routledge/Taylor & Francis
  • Gardner, R. M., Bird, F. L., Maguire, H., & Luiselli, J. K. (2021). Introduction to Organizational Behavior Management in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Luiselli, J. K., Gardner, R. M., Bird, F. L., & Maguire, H., Organizational Behavior Management Approaches for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Routledge/Taylor & Francis
  • Gasiewski, K., Weiss, M. J., Leaf, J. B., & Labowitz, J. (June, 2021). Collaboration Between Behavior Analysts and Occupational Therapists in Autism Service Provision: Bridging The Gap. Behavior Analysis in Practice
  • Harper, J. (2021). Functional Behavior Assessment. Luiselli, Applied Behavior Analysis Treatment of Violence and Aggression in Persons with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. Springer Nature
  • Hartz, R. M., Butler, B. L., Natale, K. R., Williams, S., and Luiselli, J. K. (2021). Effects of a Peer-Mediated Performance Improvement Intervention on Recording of Child Well-Body Checks by Educational Care Providers. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities
  • Hartz, R. M., Gould, K., Harper, J. M., & Luiselli, J. K. (2021). Assessing Interobserver Agreement (Ioa) with Procedural Integrity: Evaluation of Training Methods Among Classroom Instructors. Child & Family Behavior Therapy
  • Hrdina, J. Willis, K., & Luiselli, J.K. (March, 2021). Performance Management and Maintenance of Data Recording by Educational Care Providers. Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice
  • Linnehan, A., Cannon, B., & Luiselli, J. K. (2021). Parent-mediated Home Intervention for Delayed Sleep Onset and Night Walking in a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Clinical Case Studies
  • Luiselli, J. K. (2021). Social validity assessment. In Luiselli, Applied Behavior Analysis Treatment of Violence and Aggression in Persons with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. Springer Nature
  • Luiselli, J. K. (2021). Applied Behavior Analysis Treatment of Violence and Aggression in Persons with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. Springer Nature
  • Luiselli, J. K., Gardner, R. M., Bird, F. L., & Maguire, H. (Eds.). (2021). Organizational Behavior Management Approaches for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Routledge
  • Luiselli, J. K. (Ed.) (2021). Applied Behavior Analysis Treatment of Violence and Aggression in Persons with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. New York: Springer
  • Luiselli, J. K. (Spring, 2021). Applied Behavior Analysis Measurement, Assessment, and Treatment of Sleep and Sleep-Related Problems. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Luiselli, J. K., Bird, F. L., & Wachtel, L. E. (Winter, 2021). Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) for Autism Spectrum Disorder Associated with Catatonia and Self-Injury. Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Luiselli, J. K., Harper, J. M., Murphy, K., Leach, M., & Luke, K. (January, 2021). Behavioral Assessment and Faded Bedtime Intervention on Delayed Sleep-Onset and Sleep Duration in an Adolescent with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Child & Family Therapy
  • Luiselli, J. K. (2021). Performance management interventions. Luiselli, J. K., Gardner, R. M., Bird, F. L., & Maguire, H. Organizational Behavior Management Approaches for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Routledge/Taylor & Francis
  • Luiselli, J. K. (2021). Social Validity Assessment. J. K. Luiselli (Ed.), Applied Behavior Analysis Treatment of Violence and Aggression in Persons with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. New York: Springer
  • Luiselli, J. K. (2021). Social Validity Assessment in Human Services Organizational Behavior Management. Luiselli, J. K., Gardner, R. M., Bird, F. L., & Maguire, H. Organizational Behavior Management Approaches for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Routledge/Taylor & Francis
  • Luiselli, J. K., Gardner, R. M., Bird, F. L., & Maguire, H. (Eds.) (Spring, 2021). Organizational Behavior Management Approaches For Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Routledge/Taylor & Francis.
  • Parenti, K., Cassidy, K., Duhanyan, K., Weiss, M. J., Community Living and Inclusion for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Autism Spectrum News
  • Parenti, K., Mucellin, J., & Weiss, M. J. (Winter, 2021). Supporting Children with Intellectual Disabilities/Autism in a Residential Treatment Facility. Autism Spectrum News
  • Pollard, J., Quigley, S. P., O’Brien, M., Peterson, S., & Casey, S. (2021). Telehealth and Applied Behavior Analysis: An Overview and Examples of Application Telehealth. Matson (Ed.). Handbook of Applied Behavior Analysis: Integrating Research into Practice. Cham, Switzerland: Nature
  • Pollard, J., Quigley, S. P., Wolf, S. (2021). Organizational Ethics. Luiselli, R. Gardner, F. Bird, & H. Maguire (Eds.), Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) Approaches for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Routledge/Taylor & Francis
  • Quigley, S. P., Peterson, S., Frieder, J. E., Peck, K. M., Kennedy-Walker, A., & Chirinos, M. (2021). An Evaluation of Multiple SAFMEDS Procedures. Behavior Analysis in Practice
  • Quigley, S. P., Ruane, J., Odira, M., Weiss M. J., Gardner, R. M., & Bird, F. L. (September, 2021). Prevention of Abuse and Neglect: Melmark’s Organizational Approach. Austism Spectrum News
  • Shlesinger, A. (Winter, 2021). Analyzing Behavioral and Health Data Together Holds the Potential for Improved Behavioral Treatment. Behavioral Health News
  • Shlesinger, A., Bird, F. L. ,Harper., J. M., & Luiselli, J. K. (September, 2021) Computer‑Assisted Well‑Body Assessment of Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Program Description, Implementation Integrity, and Social Validation.
    Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities
  • Steinhauser, H. M. K., Ahearn, W. H., Foster, R. A., Jacobs, M., Doggett, C. G., & Goad, M. S. (2021). Examining Stereotypy in Naturalistic Contexts: Differential Reinforcement and Context-Specific Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Steinhauser, H. M. K., & Ahearn, W. H. (2021). Response Interruption and Redirection. L. Matson (Ed.), Applied Behavior Analysis: A Comprehensive Handbook, Springer Nature
  • Stevenson, B. S., Harper, J., Formento, K., Quigley, S. P., & Bird, F. L., (September, 2021). Values-Based Behavior Planning – Responding to Challenging Behaviors for Individuals with Complex Profiles via Comprehensive Planning. Autism Spectrum News
  • Weiss, M. J., Mucellin, J., & Ruane, J. (July, 2021). Integrating Trauma-Informed Care into Organizations Serving Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. Behavioral Health News

2020

  • Bethune, K. S., & Ayers, A. (2020). The effects of coaching on professionals in related disciplines: Using differential reinforcement in treatment sessions. Education and Treatment of Children, 43(2), 109-122.
  • Bird, F. L., Wachtel, L. E., Henry, M., Gold, J., Fernandez-Robles, C., Orchanian, S., & Luiselli, J. K. (2020). Treatment and maintenance effects of behavioral intervention n and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in a man with catatonia, life-threatening self-injury, and autism spectrum disorder. Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 1-9.
  • Buckley, J., Luiselli, J. K., Harper, J. M., & Shlesinger, A. (2020, April). Teaching students with autism spectrum disorder to tolerate haircutting. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. https://doi.org/10.1002/jaba.713
  • Duhanyan, K., Shlesinger, A., Bird, F. L., Harper, J. M., & Luiselli, J. K. (2020). Reducing weight and body mass index (BMI) of adolescent students with autism spectrum disorder: Replication and social validation of a residential health and wellness intervention. Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 1-8.
  • Gardner, R. M., Maguire, H., Quigley, S. P., & Weiss, M. J. (2020, Summer). Ensuring best outcomes for children with behavioral needs and adults with medical fragility in a congregate care setting amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Behavioral Health News. https://behavioralhealthnews.org/ensuring-best-outcomes-for-children-with-behavioral-needs-and-adults-with-medical-fragility-in-a-congregate-care-setting-amidst-the-covid-19-pandemic/
  • Gianotti, J., Kahl, T., Harper, J. M., & Luiselli, J. K. (2020). Behavioral safety assessment and intervention among residential care providers of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 1-10.
  • Labowitz, J. & Haag, M. (2020). Girls and autism: Overcoming the gender gap to ensure best outcomes. Autism Spectrum News, 12(4).
  • Luiselli, J. K., Harper, J. M., Leach, M., Murphy, K. J., & Luke, K. (2020). Behavioral assessment and faded bedtime intervention for delayed sleep-onset in an adult with autism spectrum disorder. International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 1-9.
  • Mishra, P., Grasso, E., Essien, J., & Luiselli, J. K. (2020). Case demonstration of environmental cuing and brief supervision monitoring as performance management interventions with educational care providers. Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 42(1), 37-47.
  • Muench, S., & Weiss, M. J. (2020, September). Supporting siblings is a family affair: Thoughts from an insider to help guide the conversation for best outcomes. Autism Spectrum News. (13)2.

 

2019

  • Bethune, K. (2019). Equity in education practices: Coaching teachers to implement evidence-based practices with all students. SouthEast Education Network, 21.2(22-24).
  • Carter, L., Harper, J. M., & Luiselli, J. K. (2019). Dental desensitization for students with autism spectrum disorder through graduated exposure, reinforcement, and reinforcement-fading. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 31(2), 161-170.
  • Gardner, R., Bird, F. L., Maguire, H., Parenti, K., & Weiss, M. J. (Summer 2019). Interview with Melmark’s cross-division leadership team about Melmark’s core commitments. Association for Science in Autism Treatment, 15.4.
  • Haag, M., & Parenti, K. (2019, Spring). Residential care considerations for older adults with intellectual disabilities and autism. Behavioral Health News, 31.
  • Luiselli, J. K. (2019, February). Introduction to the special issue. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10882-019-09659-3.
  • Quigley, S., Ruane, J., & Dunn, L. (Summer 2019). Addressing the human services workforce crisis through training and professional development. Behavioral Health News, 7(1).
  • Shlesinger, A., Duhanyan, K., Bird, F. L., Harper, J., & Luiselli, J. K. (2019). Description, implementation integrity, and social validity of a computer-assisted sleep monitoring system among residential care providers of students with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 1-10.
  • Stevenson, B. S., Wood, C. L., & Iannello, A. C. (2019) Effects of function-based crisis intervention on the crisis behavior of students with autism. Education and Treatment of Children, 42, 321-344.
  • Weiss, M. J., & Labowitz, J., (Spring 2019). Communication modality decisions for individuals with ASD. Autism Spectrum News, 1(4).

 


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