UTSA | COEHD | University of Texas at San Antonio | College of Edcuation and Human Development
Update: UTSA's ongoing monitoring of the Coronavirus outbreak
Sat, July 04, 2020

TEAM Autism Research Center

TEAM welcomes you!

TEAM welcomes you!

TEAM welcomes you!

TEAM welcomes you!

TEAM welcomes you!

TEAM welcomes you!

TEAM welcomes you!

TEAM welcomes you!

TEAM welcomes you!

TEAM welcomes you!

TEAM welcomes you!

TEAM welcomes you!



Mission


We are a university-based center for research, teaching, and service focused on the education and treatment of autism spectrum disorders using applied behavior analysis (ABA). Watch the video below for information about ABA.



Learn more about ABA in this brief video from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board website!  www.bacb.com


Research


Our research seeks to extend and disseminate evidence-based practices in ABA focused on the education and treatment of autism spectrum disorders. Please visit the links below for detailed information about some of our current research projects, some of which include collaborations with researchers around the world such as the United Arab Emirates, Ireland, Brazil, and Mexico:


Project VARY:  https://sites.google.com/view/sbrg/project-vary?authuser=0


Project FEED:  https://sites.google.com/view/sbrg/project-feed?authuser=0

More recently, in collaboration with our affiliate Dr. Se-Woong Park at UTSA, in the Spring of 2020 we launched a new Infant EEG Lab. The purpose of this neuroimaging laboratory is to better understand the neural mechanisms underlying motor learning and prediction and to identify early indicators of autism spectrum disorder. For more information, visit this link: 


Project CULTURE: https://sites.google.com/view/sbrg/project-culture?authuser=0


Project ABA TEACHER: COMING SOON!


Teaching


Our faculty teach courses in ABA and special education in graduate and undergraduate degree programs in the Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching Department at UTSA.


Service


With funding by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Autism Grant, we launched “Project ABA Teacher” in April, 2020. This project provides an important service to the San Antonio community in two ways. First, by providing 12 special education teachers with high quality ABA supervision to help them become Board Certified Behavior Analysts. Second, by establishing an ABA outpatient clinic run on weekends during the school year and weekdays during the summer. The ABA outpatient clinic will provide children with autism and their families with a behavior behavioral assessment and brief treatment evaluation to identify an effective behavioral intervention for replacing challenging behavior with improved communication. Families will the receive a detailed report summarizing the results, which they can use to advocate for appropriate educational supports and clinical services. For More information  Click Here


Recent News


  • 4.13.2020 The Autism Research Center is now the proud recipient of nearly half a million dollars from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, autism grant, teacher training category, to provide teachers with ABA supervision and training, and launch a new ABA outpatient clinic to serve San Antonio children with autism and their families. Teacher enrollment is slated to begin late this summer!
  • 4.13.20 We are proud to announce that our manuscript titled, “Replication and extension of the effects of lag schedules on mand variability and challenging behavior during functional communication training” is now in-press at the journal, The Analysis of Verbal Behavior.
  • 4.12.2020 Our manuscript titled, “Brief experimental evaluation of nonremoval of the cup to increase water consumption” is now in-press in the journal, Behavior Analysis in Practice."
  • 3.12.20 Today our manuscript titled, "A Systematic Synthesis of Lag Schedule Research in Individuals with Autism and other Populations " was accepted for publication in the Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
  • 3.4.20 See our newest publication in the Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities on DRA and food selectivity!
  • 2.21.20 Welcoming two new graduate research assistants and masters thesis track students: Sarah Liberty and Javier Torres!
  • 2.21.20 Announcing one step closer to setting up our infant EEG lab: Dr. Park's infant EEG equipment has arrived!
  • 11.21.19 Today Dr. Silbaugh's application for a UTSA Faculty Research Award of $5,000.00 was approved! These funds will expand our research on innovative communication interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder in 2020!
  • 11.15.2019 We are so proud to have Dr. Cox teach as an adjunct in our Masters in Special Education program! Check out his new interview at Behavioral Observations Podcast: https://behavioralobservations.com/eab-behavioral-pharmacology-addiction-psilocybin-mushrooms-and-more-session-99-with-david-cox/
  • 11.12.2019 Announcing the hiring of our newest adjunct member of our ABA course team Dr. Paul Dores. Dr. Dores will teach an undergraduate course in ethics and ABA in Spring 2020. Welcome Dr. Dores!
  • 11.12.2019 SBRG is in negotiations to potentially host the 11th Annual COEHD Research Colloquium in Spring, 2020!
  • 11.12.2019 SBRG is pleased to announce that Dr. Silbaugh has been appointed to the new Interim Director of the Autism Research Center!
  • 11.11.2019 Dr. Silbaugh successfully submitted applications for three new grants or awards, totaling over $500,000.00.
  • 6.4.2019 SBRG is in UTSA Today! https://www.utsa.edu/today/2019/06/story/UTSAFeedClinic.html
  • 5.20.2019 We are pleased to announce that Gabriela Calderon, recent MA grad's thesis, "Effects of the High-Probability Instructional Sequence in Children with Feeding Disorders: A Synthesis" was accepted for publication in the journal Behavior Modification!
  • 4.28.2019 Dr. Silbaugh accepted an offer to serve on the Editorial Board for the Journal, Behavior Modification.
  • 4.14.2019 Pleased to announce our newest member, Joey Maldonado!
  • 4.11.2019 See Dr. Silbaugh's talk on Pediatric Feeding Disorders at: The 2019 Autism Collaborative in San Antonio, Education Service Center, Region 20, 1314 Hines Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78208 on April 24, 2019, 1pm-5pm
  • 3.22.2019 Happy to announce that Suzanne Byrne will continue with SBRG in the Fall of 2019 at a doctoral student in the ILT department!
  • 3.21.2019 We submitted our collaborative clinical case study with Mariana de los Santos of Bloom Children's Center in Monterrey, Mexico to the Mexican Journal of Behavior Analysis.