985450 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5450
Keith D Allen, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is Director and Professor of Psychology at the Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation and at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He received his master in applied behavior analysis from Western Michigan University, completed his PhD in child clinical psychology from West Virginia University and did his residency at University of Mississippi Medical Center. His research and clinical interests include behavioral parent training, pain and stress-related disorders in children, autism spectrum disorders, and management of every day common childhood behavioral issues in school, home and primary care settings. He is currently Co-Director of the Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology, one of the largest internship consortiums in the country. He has published over 100 scientific papers and chapters on interventions with children with behavioral health concerns and he has published a book on the science and practice of parent training, published by APA. He has been awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health and the US Department of Education and has been recognized as both a Distinguished Researcher and as an Outstanding Teacher of the Year at UNMC.
Ph.D. West Virginia University, Morgantown, 1987
M.S. Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, 1983
B.A. College of Wooster, Wooster, OH, 1980
Basic Principles in Applied Behavior Analysis
Single Case Experimental Designs
Research Interests and Projects
Interests include behavioral pediatrics, stress related disorders, pain management, parent training, developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, applied behavior analysis.
- An evaluation of brief scheduled breaks to reduce distress of typical and developmentally delayed children undergoing restorative dental treatment, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
- Evaluation of a Standard Behavioral Protocol in the Treatment of Sleep Problems in Young Children with Angelman Syndrome, Angelman Syndrome Foundation
- A novel program to increase employment options for young adults with autism: A demonstration project, Autism Action Partnership
- An Evaluation of Selective Based Distraction Using Video Eyewear to Decrease the Distress of Children Undergoing Restorative Dental Treatment
- An evaluation of a day treatment program for preschool children with severe behavior problems
- Using Video Modeling to Teach Skills and Routines at Home, in School and in the Community, Webinar, recorded on March 31, 2014
Selected Publications (within the last 5 years)
- Velasquez, L., Cathcart, A., Kennedy, A., Allen, K.D. (2016). The effect of warnings to timeout on child compliance to parental instructions. Child and Family Behavior Therapy. 38 (3), 225-244
- Cohrs, C., Shriver, M., Burke, R. & Allen. K. (2016). Enhanced goal setting to increase teacher adherence to positive behavior management strategies. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 1-12
- Allen, K.D. & Kupzyk, S. (2016). Compliance with Medical Routines. (pp 21-42). In J.K. Luiselli, (ed). Behavioral Health Promotion and Intervention in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities New York: Springer Publishing Co.
- Allen, K.D., Vatland, C., Bowen, S. & Burke, R. (2015). An Evaluation of Parent-Produced Video Self-Modeling to Improve Independence in an Adolescent with Intellectual Developmental Disorder and an Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Controlled Case Study. Behavior Modification, 39(4) 542–556. DOI: 10.1177/0145445515583247
- Allen, K.D. & Hine, J. F. (2015). Applications of applied behavior analysis in the prevention and treatment of medical problems. (pgs 95-124) In Henry Roane, Joel Ringdahl, Terry Falcomata (eds) Clinical and Organizational Applications of Applied Behavior Analysis. Elsevier, Inc.
- Valleley, R., Romer, N., Kupzyk, S., Evans, J. & Allen, K.D. (2014). Behavioral Health Screening in Pediatric Primary Care: A Pilot Study. Journal of Primary Care and Community Health, 1-6
- Allen, K.D., Shriver, M.D., & Nadler, C. (2014). Raising our Kids Well: Guidelines for Positive Parenting. In Steven Jay Lynn, William O’Donohue, and Scott Lilienfeld (Eds). Better, Stronger, Wiser: Psychological Science and Well-Being
- Allen, K.D. & Wallace, D.P. (2014). Management of children’s distress and disruptions during dental treatment. (pgs 209-225) In David I Mostofsky, Alberto Forgione, & Donald Giddon (Eds.), Behavioral Dentistry. Ames. IA: Blackwell Publishing Co.
- Valleley, R.J., Evans, J.H., O’Dell, S. and Allen, K.D. (2014). Developmental Screening in Rural primary Care: Real World Application. Clinical Pediatrics, 53(9), 900–905
- Allen, K.D. & Wallace, D.W. (2013) Effectiveness of using noncontingent escape for general behavior management in a pediatric dental clinic. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 723-737.
- Howard, M. Burke, R. Allen, K.D. (2013) An Evaluation of the Impact of the Observer Effect on Treatment Integrity in a Day Treatment Center for Children, Behavior Modification, 37(4), 490 - 515. doi:10.1177/0145445513486801
- Allen, K.D, Kuhn, B.R. & DeHaai, K. & Wallace, D.P. (2013). Evaluation of a behavioral treatment package to reduce sleep problems in children with Angelman Syndrome. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34 676-686.
- Burke, R.V., Allen, K.D., Howard, M.R., Downey, D., Matz, M. G. & Bowen, S. L. (2013). Tablet-Based Video Modeling and Prompting in the Workplace for Individuals with Autism, Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 38, 1-14
- Allen, K. D., Burke, R. V, Howard, M. R., Wallace, D. P., & Bowen, S. L. (2012). Use of audio cuing to expand employment opportunities for adolescents with autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disabilities. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42, 2410-2419.
- Hoge, M. Howard, M., Wallace, D. Allen, K.D. (2012). Use of Video Eyewear to Manage Distress in Children During Restorative Dental Treatment. Pediatric Dentistry, 34(5), 378-382.
- Burke, R. V., Howard, M. R., Peterson, J. L., Peterson, R. W., & Allen, K. D. (2012). Visual performance feedback: Effects on targeted and non-targeted staff. Behavior Modification, 36, 687-704. doi 10.1177/0145445511436007
- Roane, B.M., Valleley, R., Allen, K.D. (2012) Impact of ASQ Scores on Pediatrician Referral Patterns. Infants and Young Children, 25 (2), 149-157.
- American Psychological Association (Full Member); Division of Clinical Psychology (Division 12, APA)
- Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
- Association for Behavior Analysis
- Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy
- Nebraska Psychological Association