Munroe-Meyer Institute, UNMC
integrated Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (iCASD)
Autism Care for Toddlers (ACT) Clinic
9012 Q. Street
Omaha, NE 68127
Mary E. Halbur, PhD, BCBA-D is an Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in the integrated Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (iCASD). Dr. Halbur supports multiple initiatives including clinic coordination at the Autism Care for Toddlers (ACT) Clinic as well as consultation with community service providers.
Dr. Halbur received a Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Science at the University of Iowa and Master’s degrees in Behavior Analysis and Psychology at St. Cloud State University and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, respectively. Dr. Halbur received her PhD in Psychology with a specialization in behavior analysis from Marquette University under the supervision of Dr. Tiffany Kodak and she completed a post-doctoral fellowship at UNMC in the Munroe-Meyer Institute under the supervision of Dr. Regina Carroll. The majority of her research and clinical experiences include early behavioral intervention, language acquisition, and treatment team member (i.e., teacher, caregiver) involvement in behavior analytic service delivery for children with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Dr. Halbur serves on the editorial board of the Analysis of Verbal Behavior and has been a guest reviewer for a variety of behavioral journals.
- Board Certified Behavior Analyst - Doctoral
- Ph.D., Marquette University, 2020
- M.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2018
- M.S., St. Cloud State University, 2016
- B.A., University of Iowa, 2014
- Assessment and Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Applied Behavior Analysis
Special/Research Interests and Projects
- Early behavioral intervention
- Language acquisition
- Treatment team member (i.e., teacher, caregiver) involvement in service delivery
- Treatment integrity
- Social validity
- Staff training
- Emergent responding
- Daily living skills and tolerance training procedures
Selected Publications (within the last 5 years)
- Halbur, M., Kodak, T., McKee, M., Carroll, R., Preas, E., Reidy, J., Cordeiro, M.C., (2021). Tolerance of Face Coverings for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 54(2), 600-617.
- Halbur, M., Kodak, T., Williams, X., Reidy, J., Halbur, C. (2021). Comparison of sounds and words as sample stimuli for discrimination training. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. 54(3), 1126-1138.
- Kodak, T., Halbur, M. (2021). A tutorial for the design and use of assessment-based instruction in practice. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 14, 166-180.
- Halbur, M., Caldwell, R. K., Kodak, T. (2021). Stimulus control research and practice: considerations of stimulus disparity and salience for discrimination training. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 14, 272-282.
- Kodak, T., Halbur, M., Bergmann, S., Costello, D., Benitez, B., Olsen, M., Gorgan, E., & Cliett, T. (2020). A comparison of stimulus set size on tact training for children with autism spectrum disorder, Journal of AppliedBehavior Analysis, 53(1), 265-283.
- Halbur, M., Kodak, T., Wood, R. Corrigan, E. (2020). An evaluation of parent preference for prompting procedures. Journal of AppliedBehavior Analysis, 53(20), 707-726.
- Kodak, T., & Halbur, M. (2019) Consequent interventions. In S. Hupp, & J. Jewell. Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Development. Wiley Blackwell.