Student Publications

Student Publications (2014 - 2018, alphabetical)

Akers, J. S., Retzlaff, B. J., Fisher, W. W., Greer, B. D., Kaminski, A. J., & DeSouza, A. A. (2018). An evaluation of conditional manding using a four-component multiple schedule. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior. doi: 10.1007/s40616-018-0099-9

Ausenhus, J. A., & Higgins, W. J. (2019). An evaluation of real-time feedback delivered via telehealth: Training staff to conduct preference assessments. Behavior Analysis in Practice. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00326-1

Briggs, A. M., Fisher, W. W., Greer, B. D., & Kimball, R. T. (2018). Prevalence of resurgence of destructive behavior when thinning reinforcement schedules during functional communication training. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 620–633. doi: 10.1002/jaba.472

Briggs, A. M., Akers, J. S., Greer, B. D., Fisher, W. W., & Retzlaff, B. J. (2018). Systematic changes in preference for schedule-thinning arrangements as a function of relative reinforcement density. Behavior Modification, 42, 472–497. doi: 10.1177/0145445517742883

Carroll, R. & Kodak, T. (2014). An evaluation of interrupted and uninterrupted measurement of vocal stereotypy on perceived treatment treatment outcomes. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 264-276. doi: 10.1002/jaba.118

Cohrs, C. M., Shriver, M. D., Burke, R. V., & Allen, K. D. (2016). Evaluation of increasing antecedent specificity in goal statements on adherence to positive behavior-management strategies. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 768-779. doi: 10.1002/jaba.321

DeSouza, A. A., Akers, J. S., & Fisher, W. W. (2017). Empirical application of Skinner’s verbal behavior for the intervention of children with autism: 60 years of contribution. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 33, 229-259. doi: 10.1007/s40616-017-0093-7

DeSouza, A. A., Fisher, W. W., & Rodriguez, N. M. (2019). Facilitating the emergence of convergent intraverbals in children with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 52, 28-49. doi: 10.1002/jaba.520

Fisher, W. W., Felber, J. M., Phillips, L. A., Craig, A. R., Paden, A. R., & Niemeier, J. J., (accepted). Treatment of Resistance to Change in Children with Autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Fisher, W. W., Greer, B. D., Craig, A. R., Retzlaff, B. J., Fuhrman, A. M., Lichtblau, K. R., & Saini, V. (2018). On the predictive validity of behavioral momentum theory for mitigating resurgence of problem behavior. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 109, 281–290. doi: 10.1002/jeab.303

Fisher, W. W., Greer, B. D., Fuhrman, A. M., Saini, V., & Simmons, C. A. (2018). Minimizing resurgence of destructive behavior using behavioral momentum theory. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 831–853. doi: 10.1002/jaba.499

Fisher, W. W., Greer, B. D., Mitteer, D. R., Fuhrman, A. M., Romani, P. W., & Zangrillo, A. N. (2018). Further evaluation of differential exposure to establishing operations during functional communication training. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 360–373. doi: 10.1002/jaba.451

Fisher, W. W., Greer, B. D., Romani, P. W., Zangrillo, A, N., & Owen, T. M. (2016). Comparisons of synthesized- and individual-reinforcement contingencies during functional analysis. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 596–616. doi: 10.1002/jaba.314

Fisher, W. W., Luczynski, K. C., Hood, S. A., Machado, M. A., Lesser, A. D., & Piazza, C. C. (2014). Preliminary findings of a randomized clinical trial of a virtual training program for applied behavior analysis technicians. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 8, 1044-1054. doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2014.05.002

Fisher, W. W., Retzlaff, B. J., Akers, J. S., DeSouza, A. A., Kaminski, A. J., & Machado, M. A. (in press). Establishing initial auditory-visual conditional discriminations and emergence of initial tacts in young children with autism spectrum. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Fisher, W. W., Saini, V., Greer, B. D., Sullivan, W. E., Roane, H. S., Fuhrman, A. M.,…Kimball, R. T. (2019). Baseline reinforcement rate and resurgence of destructive behavior. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 111, 75–93. doi: 10.1002/jeab.488

Fuhrman, A. M., Fisher, W. W., & Greer, B. D. (2016). A preliminary investigation on improving functional communication training by mitigating resurgence of destructive behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 884–899. doi: 10.1002/jaba.338

Fuhrman, A. M., Greer, B. D., Zangrillo, A. N., & Fisher, W. W. (2018). Evaluating competing activities to enhance functional communication training during reinforcement schedule thinning. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 931–942. doi: 10.1002/jaba.486   

Greer, B. D., Fisher, W. W., Briggs, A. M., Lichtblau, K. R., Phillips, L. A., & Mitteer, D. R. (in press). Using schedule-correlated stimuli during functional communication training to promote the rapid transfer of treatment effects. Behavioral Development.

Greer, B. D., Fisher, W. W., Romani, P. W., & Saini, V. (2016). Behavioral momentum theory: A tutorial on response persistence. The Behavior Analyst, 39, 269–291. doi: 10.1007/s40614-016-0050-0 

Greer, B. D., Fisher, W. W., Saini, V., Owen, T. M., & Jones, J. K. (2016). Functional communication training during reinforcement schedule thinning: An analysis of 25 applications. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 105–121. doi: 10.1002/jaba.265

Greer, B. D., Mitteer, D. R., Briggs, A. M., Fisher, W. W., & Sodawasser, A. J. (in press). Comparisons of standardized and interview-informed synthesized reinforcement contingencies relative to traditional functional analysis. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Higgins, W. J., Luczynski, K. C., Carroll, R. C., Fisher, W. W., & Mudford, O. C. (2017). Evaluation of a telehealth training package to remotely train staff to conduct a preference assessment. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. doi: 10.1002/jaba.370

Hood, S. A., Luczynski, K. C., & Mitteer, D. R. (2017). Toward meaningful outcomes in teaching conversation and greeting skills with individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50, 459-486. doi:10.1002/jaba.388

Hood, S. A., Rodriguez, N. R., Luczynski, K. C., & Fisher, W. W. (in press). A demonstration of the utility of a concurrent-operant arrangement to evaluate the effects of contingent physical reactions on aggression. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Ibañez, V. F., Kirkwood, C. A., Zeleny, J. R., Peterson, K. M., & Piazza, C. C. (in press). Using a special needs feeder to increase liquid intake from a traditional bottle. Behavioral Development.

Ibañez, V. F., Peterson, K. M., Piazza, C. C., Kirkwood, C. A., Crowley, J. G., & Pisman, M. (in press). Interdisciplinary Approach to the Treatment of Pediatric Feeding Disorders. Matson, J. L. (Ed.).

Ibañez, V. F., Piazza, C. C., & Peterson, K. M. (in press). A translational evaluation of renewal of inappropriate mealtime behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Kirkwood, C. K., Piazza, C. C., & Peterson, K. M. (accepted). A comparison of function- and nonfunction-based extinction for inappropriate mealtime behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Lesser, A. D., Luczynski, K. C., & Hood, S. A. (2019, early view). Evaluating motion detection to score sleep disturbance for children: A translational approach to developing a measurement system. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. doi: 10.1002/jaba.531

Lichtblau, K. R., Greer, B. D., & Fisher, W. W. (in press). Resurgence of destructive behavior following functional communication training implemented with and without extinction. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior.

Lichtblau, K. R., Romani, P. W., Greer, B. D., Fisher, W. W., & Bragdon, A. (2018). Remote treatment of sleep-related trichotillomania and trichophagia. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 255–262. doi: 10.1002/jaba.442 

Lill, J. D., & LaBrot Z. (2019). B.F. Skinner. In Zeigler-Hill, V., & Shackleford, T. (eds.), Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. Springer.

Machado, M. A., Luczynski, K. C., & Hood, S. A. (2018). Evaluation of the accuracy, reliability, efficiency, and preference of fast forwarding to score problem behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 52, 315-334. doi:10.1002/jaba.510

Mathews, T. L., Lugo, A. M., King, M. L., Needelman, L. L., McArdle, P. E., … Higgins, W. J. (2017). Expanding access to clinical services for toddlers with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 32, 173-183. doi: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2017.09.011

Milnes, S. M., Piazza, C. C., Ibañez V. F., & Kozisek, J. M. (in press). A comparison of nuk presentation and nuk redistribution to treat packing. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Mitteer, D. R., Fisher, W. W., Briggs, A. M., Greer, B. D., & Hardee, A. M. (in press). Evaluation of an omnibus mand in the treatment of multiply controlled destructive behavior. Behavioral Development. 

Mitteer, D. R., Greer, B. D., Fisher, W. W., Briggs, A. M., & Wacker, D. P. (2018). A laboratory model for evaluating relapse of undesirable caregiver behavior. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 110, 252–266. doi: 10.1002/jeab.462

Mitteer, D. R., Greer, B. D., Fisher, W. W., & Cohrs, V. L. (2018). Teaching behavior technicians to create publication-quality, single-case design graphs in GraphPad Prism 7. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 998–1010. doi: 10.1002/jaba.483

Mitteer, D. R., Romani, P. W., Greer, B. D., & Fisher, W. W. (2015). Assessment and treatment of pica and property destruction of holiday decorations. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 912–917. doi: 10.1002/jaba.255

Perle, J., Burt, J. D., & Higgins, W. J. (2014). Psychologist and physician interest in telehealth training and referral for mental health service: An exploratory study. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 32, 158-185. doi: 10.1080/15228835.2014.894488

Peterson, K. M., & Ibañez, V. F. (2017). Food selectivity and autism spectrum disorder: Guidelines for assessment and treatment. Teaching Exceptional Children, 50, 322-332. doi: 10.1177/0040059918763562

Peterson, K. M., Piazza, C. C., & Ibañez, V. F. (in press). Randomized controlled trial of applied behavior analysis versus wait-list control for food selectivity in participants with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Applied sBehavior Analysis.

Peterson, K. M., Piazza, C. C., Kirkwood, C. A., Ibañez, V. F., & Crowley, J. G. (2017). Assessment of pediatric feeding disorders. In Handbook of Childhood Psychopathology and Developmental Disabilities: Assessment. Matson, J. L. (Ed.).

Peterson, K. M., Piazza, C. C., & Volkert, V. M. (2016). Comparison of a modified-Sequential Oral Sensory approach to an applied behavior-analytic approach in the treatment of food selectivity in children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 485-511. doi: 10.1002/jaba.332

Peterson, K. M., Volkert, V. M., & Milnes, S. M. (2016). Evaluation of practice trials to increase self-drinking in a child with a feeding disorder. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 10, 167-171. doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0147-7

Peterson, K. M., Volkert, V. M., & Zeleny, J. R. (2015). Increasing self-drinking in children with feeding disorders. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 436-441. doi: 10.1002/jaba.210

Peterson, S. P., Rodriguez, N. M., & Pawich, T. (2018, early view). Effects of modeling rote versus varied responses on response variability and skill acquisition during discrete-trial instruction. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. doi: 10.1002/jaba.528

Phillips, L. A., Briggs, A. M., Fisher, W. W., & Greer, B. D. (2018). Assessing and treating elopement in a school setting. Teaching Exceptional Children, 50, 333–342. doi: 10.1177/0040059918770663

Piazza, C. C., Ibañez, V. F., Kirkwood, C. A., Crowley, J. G., & Haney, S. D. (in press). Function-based assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders. In P. Sturmey (Ed.), Functional analysis in clinical treatment. ElSevereier Academic Press: San Diego, CA.

Piazza, C. C., Ibañez, V. F., Ney, H. M., Kirkwood, C. A., & Crowley, J. G. (2017). Assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders. Archives of Practitioner Resources for Applied Behavior Analysts. Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.

Pisman, M. D., Luczynski, K. C. (in press). Caregivers can implement play-based instruction without disrupting child preference. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Retzlaff, B. J., Fisher, W. W., Akers, J. S., & Greer, B. D. (in press). A translational evaluation of potential iatrogenic effects of single and combined contingencies during functional analysis of target responses. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Rodriguez, N. M., Levesque, M. A., Cohrs, V. L., & Niemeier, J. J. (2017). Teaching children with autism to request help with difficult tasks. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50, 717-732. doi: 10.1002/jaba.420

Saini, V. & Fisher, W. W. (2016). Evaluating the effects of discriminability on behavioral persistence during and following time-based reinforcement. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 106, 195-209. doi: 10.1002/jeab.225

Saini, V., Fisher, W. W., & Pisman, M. D. (2017). Persistence during and resurgence following noncontingent reinforcement implemented with and without extinction. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50, 377-392. doi: 10.1002/jaba.380/full

Saini, V., Fisher, W. W., & Retzlaff, B. J. (2018). Predictive validity and efficiency of ongoing visual-inspection criteria for interpreting functional analyses. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 303-320. doi: 10.1002/jaba.450

Saini, V., Fisher, W. W., & Retzlaff, B. J., Keevy, M. (in press). Efficiency in functional analysis of problem behavior: A quantitative and qualitative review. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Saini, V., Greer, B. D., & Fisher, W. W. (2015). Clarifying inconclusive functional analysis results: Assessment and treatment of automatically reinforced aggression. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 315–330. doi: 10.1002/jaba.203

Saini, V., Greer, B. D., Fisher, W. W., Lichtblau, K. R., DeSouza, A. A., & Mitteer, D. R. (2016). Individual and combined effects of noncontingent reinforcement and response blocking on automatically reinforced problem behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 693–698. doi: 10.1002/jaba.306

Saini, V., Miller, S. A., & Fisher, W. W. (2016). Multiple schedules in practical application: Research trends and implications for future investigation. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 421-444. doi: 10.1002/jaba.300

Sanberg, S. A., Kuhn, B. R., & Kennedy, A. E. (2018).  Outcomes of a behavioral intervention for sleep disturbances in children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48, 4250-4277. doi: 10.1007/s10803-018-3644-4

Velasquez, L. D., Cathcart, A., Kennedy, A. E., & Allen, K. D. (2016). The effect of warnings to timeout on child compliance to parental instructions. Child and Family Behavior Therapy, 38, 225-244. doi: 10.1080/07317107.2016.1203148

Volkert, V. V., Patel, M. R., & Peterson, K. M. (2016). Food refusal and selective eating. In J. K. Luiselli (Ed.), Behavioral health promotion and intervention in intellectual and developmental disabilities (Evidence-based practices in behavioral health). (pp. 157-161). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

Volkert, V. M., Peterson, K. M., Zeleny, J. R., & Piazza, C. C. (2014). A clinical protocol to increase chewing and assess mastication in children with feeding disorders. Behavior Modification, 35, 705-729. doi: 10.1177/0145445514536575

Vosters, M. E., & Luczynski, K. C. (in press). Emergent completion of multistep instructions via joint control. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Zangrillo, A. N., Fisher, W. W., Greer, B. D., Owen, T. M., & DeSouza, A. A. (2016). Treatment of escape-maintained challenging behavior using chained schedules: An evaluation of the effects of thinning positive plus negative reinforcement during functional communication training. International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 62, 147–156. doi: 10.1080/20473869.2016.1176308 

Zeleny, J. R., Piazza, C. C., Volkert, V. M., Ibañez, V. I., Crowley, J. G., & Kirkwood, C.A. (accepted). Food Preferences Before and During Treatment for a Pediatric Feeding Disorder. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.