Bierman ABA Autism Center Institutional Review Board

Why an IRB Board: The IRB serves as an objective third party, an oversight committee, that follows national regulations with the purpose of protecting and managing risk to human participants involved in research. It ensures that only ethical and scientifically valid research is implemented.

Why is an IRB Board Important to us: We are committed to pursuing excellence within the field. It ensures that the care we provide is evidence-based, ethically sound, fair, and non-experimental. It will enable us to continue to provide the highest quality of care through the latest developments within the field. The research will also provide insight on how to train our clinicians.

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Presentations and Publications by the Bierman Team

Barosky, C., Heering, P., Bennett, A., & Rodriguez, K. (2021, January). Designing and measuring organizational outcomes. Breakout session presented at The Council of Autism Service Providers 2021 Annual Conference, Virtual.

Turner, A., Wolski, M., & Horner, F. (2021). Behavioral considerations and interventions in sex education: Bringing awareness to sex education for individuals with diabilities. Presented at Black Applied Behavior Analysts 1st Annual Conference. Virtual.

Barosky, C., Keane, N., Gallagher, C. (2020). Increasing Trials Presented to Children with Autism: Using Frequency Building with Modeling and Feedback. Behavior Analysis in Practice.

Barosky, C., & Gallagher, C. (2020, May). Using Assessments and Systematic Programming to Increase Joint Attention Skills. Workshop presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis 46th Annual Convention, Virtual.

Barosky, C., & Gallagher, C. (2020, May). Using assessments systematic programming to increase joint attention skills. Workshop presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis 46th Annual Convention, Virtual.

Barosky, C., Keane, N., & Gallagher, C. (2020). Increasing trials presented to children with autism: Using frequency building with modeling and feedback. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 1-6.

Ochoa, O., Horner, F., Uramoto, M., & Cardenas, M. (2020). Challenges and solutions in delivering ABA services  to underserved communities across various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Panel discussion at Association of Behavior Analysis International 46th convention. Virtual.

Horner, F. (2020). Programming guide for executive functioning skills. Behavioral Perspectives, Inc. Virtual workshop.  Barosky, C., & Gallagher, C. (2019, November). Using precision teaching and pinpointing to introduce programming to increase joint attention skills. Workshop presented at the 32nd Annual Conference of the Standard Celeration Society and Precision Teaching, St. Pete Beach, FL.

Barosky, C., & Peal, A.  (2019, February). A systematic approach to creating instructional materials to promote generalization. Presented at the Ohio Association for Behavior Analysis Annual Conference, Columbus, Ohio.

Neault, N., Hartz, R., Apamo, J., & Barosky, C. (2019, April). Diversity considerations for behavior analysts: Looking forward. Panel presentation at the Simmons University Behavior Analysis Conference, Boston, MA.

Gallagher, C., LeBlanc, K. & Peal, A. (2019, May). Teaching Pronouns and Perspective Taking to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Implications from Behavioral Fluency. Poster presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis 45th Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois.

Barosky, C., & Gallagher, C. (2019, November). Using Precision Teaching and Pinpointing to Introduce Programming to Increase Joint Attention Skills. Workshop presented at the 32nd Annual Conference of the Standard Celeration Society and Precision Teaching, St. Pete Beach, FL.

LeBlanc, K., Gallagher, C., & Peal, A. (2019). Teaching Pronouns and Perspective Taking to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Implications from Behavioral Fluency. Poster presentation at the 2019 ABAI Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Neault, N., Barosky, C., Rotheram-Fuller, E., & Neal, H. (2018, May). Diversity training for behavior analysis. Panel presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis 44th Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.

Gallagher, C., & Ahlers, A. (2018, May). Comparison of Functional Analysis Used in an Applied Setting in a Young Child with Autism. Poster presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis 44th Annual Convention, San Diego,  California.

Barosky, C., & Agarwal, C.  (2018, September). A systematic approach to creating instructional materials to promote generalization: Beyond the picture card box sets. Workshop presented at the New York State Association for Behavior Analysis Annual Conference, Albany, NY.

Horner, F., & Sarno, J. (2018). Towards success and independence with problem-solving, coping, and task initiation skills. Presented at The Center for Talent Development Family Conference, Northwestern University. Evanston, IL.

Gallagher, C., Barosky, C., & Peal, A.M.  (2017, November). Using total task probes to modify a backward chaining procedure in a child with autism. Poster presented at the International Precision Teaching Conference, St. Petersburg, FL.

Peal, A.M. & Barosky, C. (2017, November). Naturalistic instruction and precision teaching: can they work together? Poster presented at the International Precision Teaching

Conference, St. Petersburg, FL. Gallagher, C., Barosky, C., & Peal, A.M.  (2017, November). Using total task probes to modify a backward chaining procedure in a child with autism. Poster presented at the International Precision Teaching Conference, St. Petersburg, FL.

Barosky, C., & LeMaster, N. (2017, January). Increasing learning opportunities presented to children with autism using fluency-based instruction with modeling and feedback. Poster presentation at the 11th Annual ABAI Autism Conference, San Juan, PR.

Horner, F. & Sarno, J. (2017). Teaching executive functioning skills. Presented at The Center for Talent Development Family Conference at Northwestern University. Evanston, IL.

LeMaster, N., & Barosky, C. (2016, November). Can fluency-based instruction increase staff performance? Symposium at the International Precision Teaching Conference, Reno, NV.

Horner, F. T. (2016). Stimulus control of verbal behavior across culture. Unpublished manuscript. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2016. 10111682.

LeBlanc, K., Barosky, C., & Blum, K. (2015, May). The effect of echoics during multiple exemplar instruction on the acquisition of naming. Poster presentation at the 2015 MassABA Annual Conference, Marlborough, MA.

LeBlanc, K., Barosky, C., & Blum, K. (2015). The effect of echoics during multiple exemplar instruction on the acquisition of naming. Poster presentation at the 2015 MassABA Annual Conference, Marlborough, MA.

Barosky, C., Zrinzo, M., & Greer, R.D. (2014, July). Conditioning teacher reinforcement as a function of observation. Symposium at Simmons College 2nd Annual Conference onContemporary Developments in Behavior Analysis, Boston, MA.

Barosky, C. & Stenhoff, D.M. (2013, January). Comparing indirect assessments to direct assessment and experimental analysis results for children with autism. Poster presentation at the 7th Annual ABAI Autism Conference, Portland, OR.

Wiskirchen, R., Davey, B.J., Schatzberg, M., Barosky, C., & Stenhoff, D.M. (2012, May). Assessment and treatment of property destruction maintained by sensory stimulation. In

  1. Stenhoff (chair) Addressing Aberrant Behaviors in School and Clinical Settings Using Functional Behavior Assessment Technologies. Symposium at the Association for Behavior Analysis 38th Annual Convention, Seattle, WA.

Barosky, C. & Jowett, E. (2012, March). Why does he do that? Understanding why problem behavior occurs and what can be done to prevent and treat problem behavior. Presented at the 13th Annual Autism Society of Greater Phoenix Spring Conference, Tempe, AZ.

Stenhoff, D. M., & Barosky, C. (2012, January). Applied behavior analysis and evidence-based practices for teachers of children with autism and other disabilities. Presentation at the 2012 AZCEC-CASE Conference, San Tan Valley, AZ.

Stenhoff, D.M., Barosky, C., & Luehring, M (2012, January). Using atypical experimental analysis conditions for assessment and treatment of a child with autism.  Poster presentation at the 6th Annual ABAI Autism Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Stenhoff, D.M., Barosky, C., Wiskirchen, R., & Davey, B.J. (2011, May). Assessment and treatment of escape maintained behavior in a child with mild intellectual disabilities. Poster presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis 37th Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Barosky, C., Stenhoff, D.M., Stewart, L., & Hogan, M. (2011, May). Functional analysis and treatment of aggression and screaming in a child with autism. Poster presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis 37th Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Stenhoff, D. M., Davey, B. J., Vasquez, E., Wiskirchen, R., Johnson, S., Barosky, C., & Stewart, L (2011, May). Using Excel for analyzing treatment outcomes in applied settings. Workshop presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis 37th Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Barosky, C., Stenhoff, D.M., Stewart, L., & Hogan, M. (2011, January). Functional analysis and treatment of aggression and screaming in a child with autism. Poster presentation at the 5th Annual ABAI Autism Conference, Washington, DC.

Barosky, C., Wiskirchen, R., Davey, B.J. (2011, January). Functional analysis and treatment of self-injury and aggression in a private day school. Poster presentation at the 5th Annual ABAI Autism Conference, Washington, DC.

Takagi (Horner), F. (2011) Promoting “thinking on my feet” in a therapist for children with autism. Poster Presentation at Association of Behavior Analysis International 37th Convention. Denver, CO.

Stenhoff, D. M., Davey, B. J., Vasquez, E., Wiskirchen, R., Johnson, S., & Barosky, C. (2010, May). Using Excel for analyzing treatment outcomes in applied settings. Workshop presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis 36th Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX.

Barosky, C. & Stenhoff, D.M. (2010, April). Assessment and treatment of escape maintained behavior in a child with mild intellectual disabilities. Poster presentation at the 3rd Annual Four Corners Association for Behavior Analysis, Park City, UT.

Wiskirchen, R., Davey, B.J., Schatzberg, M., Barosky, C., & Stenhoff, D.M. (2010, April). Assessment and treatment of property destruction maintained by sensory stimulation. Poster presentation at the 3rd Annual Four Corners Association for Behavior Analysis, Park City, UT.

Stenhoff, D. M., Davey, B. J., Vasquez, E., Wiskirchen, R., Johnson, S., & Barosky, C. (2010, February). Using Excel for analyzing treatment outcomes in applied settings. Workshop presented at the California Association for Behavior Analysis 28th Annual Western Regional Conference on Behavior Analysis, Irvine, CA.

Barosky, C., Davey, B.J. (2010, February). Functional analysis and treatment of aggression and self-injury in a private day school. In B. Davey (chair) Assessment and Treatment with Comprehensive Experimental Analyses in School and Clinical Settings. Symposium at the California Association for Behavior Analysis 28th Annual Western Regional Conference on Behavior Analysis, Irvine, CA.

Stenhoff, D. M. & Barosky, C. (2010, February). Using atypical experimental analysis conditions for assessment and treatment of a child with autism. In B. Davey (Chair), Assessment and treatment with comprehensive experimental analyses in school and clinical settings. Symposium at the California Association for Behavior Analysis 28th Annual Western Regional Conference on Behavior Analysis, Irvine, CA.

Wiskirchen, R., Davey, B.J., & Barosky, C. (2010, February).  Assessment and treatment of property destruction in a classroom setting. In B. Davey (chair) Assessment and Treatment with Comprehensive Experimental Analyses in School and Clinical Settings. Symposium at the California Association for Behavior Analysis 28th Annual Western Regional Conference on Behavior Analysis, Irvine, CA.

Wiskirchen, R., Davey, B.J., Schatzberg, M., Barosky, C., & Stenhoff, D.M. (2010, January). Assessment and treatment of property destruction maintained by sensory stimulation. Poster presentation at the 2010 Association for Behavior Analysis International Autism Conference, Chicago, IL.

Takagi (Horner), F. (2010) Examining mand emergence from tact training. Presented at Association of Behavior Analysis International 36th Convention. San Antonio, TX.

Wiskirchen, R., Barosky, C., Davey, B.J., Evans, J., Reed, B., Lozada, E., Bolding, P., & Smith, J.R. (2009, May). Enhancing data collection procedures for IEP goals. Poster presentation at the 35th Annual Association for Behavior Analysis International Convention, Phoenix, AZ.

Stenhoff, D. M., Davey, B. J., Vasquez, E., Wiskirchen, R., Johnson, S., & Barosky, C. (2009, May). Using Excel for analyzing treatment outcomes in applied settings. Workshop presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis 35th Annual Convention, Phoenix, AZ.

Barosky, C. M., & Davey, B.J (2009, April). The effect of a time-out procedure on attention maintained behaviors. Poster presentation at the Four Corner Association for Behavior Analysis 2nd Annual Conference, Sedona, AZ.

Martin (Barosky), C., Zrinzo, M., & Greer, R.D. (2008, May). The emergence of approval as conditioned reinforcement as a function of observation. Poster presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis 34th Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Martin (Barosky), C., Zrinzo, M., & Greer, R.D. (2007, March). Determining if vocal teacher approvals can function as reinforcers across two students. Poster presentation at the 2nd Annual Comprehensive Application of Behavior Analysis in Schooling Conference, Suffern, NY.