Conducting research is part of the mission at Coastal Behavior Analysis. To ensure we are using the most effective and up to date procedures, Coastal employees are committed to staying in contact with the most up-to-date research as well as contributing to the field by conducting high-quality research in the area of behavioral treatment for autism, severe problem behavior, and verbal behavior.
Selected Research Articles Published by Coastal employees:
Alison M. Betz:
Neff, E.R, Betz, A. M., Saini V. A., & Henry, E. (accepted for publication).Using video modeling to teach siblings of children with autism hot to prompt and reinforce appropriate play behavior. Behavioral Interventions.
Martinez, C. K., Betz, A. M., Liddon, C. J., & Werle, R. L. (2016). A progression to transfer RIRD to the natural environment. Behavioral Interventions, 31, 144-162.
Contreras, B. P. & Betz, A. M. (2016). Using lag schedules to strengthen the intraverbal repertoires of children with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 1-14.
Rudy, N. A., Betz, A. M., Malone, E., Henry, J. E., and Chong, I. M. (2014). Effects of video modeling on teaching mands for joint attention to children with autism. Behavioral Interventions, 29, 269-285.
Loughrey, T. O., Betz, A. M., Majdalany, L. M., & *Nicholson, K. (2014). Using instructive feedback to teach categorical speaker relations to children with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 425-430.
Martinez, C. K. Betz, A. M. (2013). RIRD: Current research trends and clinical application. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 549-554.
Betz, A. M., Fisher, W. F., Roane, H. S., Mintz, J. C., & Owen, T. M. (2013). A component analysis of
reinforcer-schedule thinning during functional communication training. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 219-241.
Betz, A., Higbee, T., Kelley, K. N., Sellers, T. P., & Pollard, J. S. (2011). Increasing response variability of mand frames with script training and extinction. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 357-362.
Betz, A., Higbee, T. S., & Pollard, J.S. (2010). An evaluation of the generalization effects of mands for
information with children with autism. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 4, 510-508.
Betz, A., Higbee, T., & Reagon, K. (2008). Using joint activity schedules to promote peer play with preschoolers with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 41, 237-241.
Gabor, A. M., Fritz, J. N., Roath, C. T>, Rothe, B. R>, & Gourley, D. A. (2016). Caergiver preference for reinforcement-based interventions for problem behavior maintained by positive reinforcement. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 215-227.
Opportunities to participate in research:
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