Behavior Analysis in Higher Education: Applications to Teaching and Supervision

Andresa A. De Souza, Darlene E. Crone-Todd (Eds.)

by T. V. Joe Layng (Institute for Applied Behavioral Science, Endicott College), Samantha LaPoint (Salem State University), Christopher R. Colasurdo (Caldwell University), Darlene E. Crone-Todd (Salem State University), Andresa A. De Souza (University of Missouri St. Louis ), Natalie M. Driscoll (Seven Hills Foundation), Frances M. Falzarano , Daniel M. Fienup (Teachers College, Columbia University), Nicole Gravina (University of Florida), Kendra Guinnness (Oregon Research Institute), Cássia Leal da Hora (Instituto Par Educação, Brazil), Ellie Kazemi (California State University Northridge), Sarah Kern (University of Missouri-St. Louis), Grace Ecko Jojo (Simmons University), Alicia M. Alvero (The City University of New York), April Michele Williams (Rollins College), Kimberly B. Marshall (Endicott College; University of Oregon), Videsha Marya (Endicott College), Amy Odum (Utah State University), Joseph Pear (University of Manitoba), D. Perez (Utah State University), Kenneth F. Reeve (Caldwell University), Christen E. Russell (Endicott College), Brian Saville (James Madison University), Ana Carolina Sella (Aprendizagem em Pauta, Brazil), Andressa Sleiman (Florida Institute of Technology), Noor Syed (SUNY Empire State University and Center for Autism Advocacy; Anderson Center International; Endicott College), Lisa Tereshko (Endicott College), Mary Jane Weiss (Endicott College), Philip N. Chase (Simmons University)

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Overall, this book makes a timely and useful contribution to the literature on teaching and training behaviour analysts at HE institutions. It covers a lot of basic ground, including some of the main behaviour analysis-based teaching methods that can be useful in Higher Education. It also covers ethics and cultural diversity, both very topical issues in the context of behaviour analytic interventions.

Prof. Dr. Karola Dillenburger
Director of the Centre for Behaviour Analysis
Queen's University Belfast

The book provides a thorough and much-needed account of behavior analysis in higher education. One of its greatest strengths lies in its meticulous scholarship. It not only traces the roots of behavior analysis but also identifies current applications in the higher education sector. Referencing seminal works and offering a modern critique is an excellent way to give readers a holistic understanding of the subject. It also promises to fill a void in the literature by focusing on higher education, a topic the authors see as largely unexplored. This adds to the book's originality and practical and academic significance.
The book's thematic organization into history, technology, teaching strategies, and professional foundations offers a well-rounded perspective, making it appealing to various domains. Whether it's academic scholars, educational practitioners, or even students in the field of behavior analysis, the book offers something of value for everyone.
Overall, the book promises to be an important contribution to the field of behavior analysis in higher education, with the potential for a wide-reaching impact.

Dr. Janet S. Twyman, BCBA, LBA-NY
Director of Innovation & Technology, Center on Innovations in Learning;
Founder, Blast: A Learning Sciences Company

The book is divided into four logical sections, each with a concise introduction to the content. Every chapter ends with a list of study questions, which instructors and students should find helpful for integrating active learning activities into the instruction. All of the chapters emphasize evidence-based practices despite limited research in many of the areas. The chapters are well-written. The authors are careful to define concepts, terms, and approaches for those who may be less well-versed in behavior analysis.

Dr. Dorothea C. Lerman, BCBA-D, LBA
Chair, Behavior Analysis Program
Director, Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities
Department of Clinical, Health, and Applied Sciences
University of Houston

This cutting edge, timely book is a primary resource for students, faculty, coordinators, and supervisors in the growing field of behavior analysis. This book acts as a single resource that pulls together the background, current status, and future directions related to the relevance of a behavior analytic approach to teaching, assessment, and supervision.

The authors collaborating in this volume are experts at various stages of career development and have a known presence in the field. This combination of theory driven, and high-caliber authors have collaborated to create a one-of-a-kind book drawing from backgrounds of diversity in terms of gender, areas of expertise, and geography. The recent pandemic has resulted in a pivot to remote learning and online supervision; this text will provide an important contribution in terms of understanding how to provide high quality teaching, supervision, and assessment in behavior analysis and among other areas. As the field is moving to increasing standards for programs that correspond to the accreditation standards by the Association for Behavior Analysis International, this book also provides timely information about how to prepare for this process including cultural competency and ethics, which guide our teaching and practice.

Dr. Andresa De Souza, BCBA-D (University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2016), is an Assistant Professor in Special Education, the Director for the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Graduate Program, and the lead faculty for the development of the new online, M.S. in ABA Program at the University of Missouri St. Louis. She received a Ph.D. in ABA from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and completed her Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Emory University. Dr. De Souza research involves early-intervention applications for children with autism, the emergence of verbal behavior, and feasibility and effectiveness of parent training procedures. She has designed and developed several hybrid and online courses for the ABA Graduate program and served as instructor for practicum students and BCBA candidates located worldwide.

Dr. Darlene Crone-Todd (University of Manitoba, 2002) is a Professor in Psychology at Salem State University. She designed and coordinated the graduate program in Behavior Analysis and has presented in over 50 symposia at conferences worldwide, including time spent researching and presenting in Brazil. She has published research in peer-reviewed journals including, 'The Behavior Analyst Today', 'The Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis', and 'Substance Use and Misuse'. Her current research interests include gradual change procedures, remote and online learning environments, creative and higher-order thinking, and theoretical comparisons between systems. Ongoing projects involve behavioral interventions related to wellness, and to facilitating student success.

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Book Title
Behavior Analysis in Higher Education: Applications to Teaching and Supervision
Number of pages
Physical size
236mm x 160mm
Publication date
January 2024