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Research and Grants

Research


2020

Silbaugh, B. C., Falcomata, T. S., & Swinnea, S. (In press). Replication and extension of the effects of lag schedules on mand variability and challenging behavior during functional communication training. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior.


Silbaugh, B. C., Murray, C., Kelly, M. P., & Healy, O. (in press). A systematic synthesis of lag schedule research in individuals with autism and other populations. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.


Silbaugh, B. C., Corley, E. A., & Maldonado, J. (in press). Brief experimental evaluation of nonremoval of the cup to increase water consumption. Behavior Analysis in Practice.


de los Santos, M., & Silbaugh, B. C. (2020). A clinical case study of the differential reinforcement of acceptance in a boy with developmental delays and food selectivity. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities.


Strickland, W. D., Boon, R. T., & Mason, L. L. (2020). The use of repeated reading with systematic error correction for elementary students with mild intellectual disability and other comorbid disorders: A systematic replication study. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities. Advance online publication.


2019

Silbaugh, B. C., Calderon, G. A., & Eslava, V. H. (2019). Effects of the high-probability instructional sequence in children with feeding disorders: A synthesis. Behavior Modification.


Silbaugh, B. C., Swinnea, S., & Falcomata, T. S. (2019). Clinical evaluation of a behavioral intervention for packing. Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice.


Silbaugh, B. C., & Falcomata, T. S. (2019). Effects of a lag schedule with progressive time delay on sign mand variability in a boy with autism. Behavior Analysis in Practice.


Andrews, A., & Mason, L. L. (2019). Modeling verbal behavior deficits with the stimulus control ratio equation, SCoRE. Journal of Visualized Experiments, Exp. 147.


Baker, J. N., Rivera, C., Devine, S., & Mason, L. (2019). Teaching emergent literacy skills to students with autism spectrum disorder. Intervention in School and Clinic, 54, 166-172.


2018

Silbaugh, B. C. Swinnea, S., & Falcomata, T. S. (2018). Clinical evaluation of physical guidance procedures in the treatment of food selectivity. Behavioral Interventions.


Silbaugh, B. C., & Swinnea, S. (2018). Failure to replicate the effects of the high-probability instructional sequence on feeding in children with autism and food selectivity. Behavior Modification. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0145445518...


Silbaugh, B. C., Swinnea, S. B., & Penrod, B. (2018). Synthesis of applied behavior analytic interventions for packing in pediatric feeding disorders. Behavior Modification. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0145445517724541


Silbaugh, B. C., & Falcomata, T. S. (2018). A synthesis of methods for characterizing the response class structure of challenging behavior in individuals with autism or intellectual disability. Advance online publication. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. http://rdcu.be/C2AF


Falcomata, T. S., Muething, C. S., Silbaugh, B. C., Adami, S., Hoffman, K., Shpall, C., & Ringdahl, J. E. (2018). Lag schedules and functional communication training: Persistence of mands and relapse of problem behavior. Behavior Modification. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0145445517741475


Mason, L., Sawchak, A., Curtis, S. S., Andrews, A., Arriaga, A., & Pena, H. (2018). A comparison of outcomes from criterion-referenced and experimental evaluations of verbal behavior. Behavioral Development, 23, 118-129.


Baker, J., N., Rivera, C., Devine, S., & Mason, L. (2018). Creating a task-analysis for teaching emergent literacy skills to students with autism. Intervention in School and Clinic, 54, 166-172.


Mason, L. L., & Andrews, A. (2018). The verbal behavior stimulus control ratio equation: a quantification of language. Perspectives on Behavior Science, 42, 323-343.


2017

Mason, L., Rivera, C., & Arriaga, A. (2017). The effects of an avoidance contingency on postsecondary student SAFMEDS performance. European Journal of Behavior Analysis, 19, 1-10.


Silbaugh, B. C., Falcomata, T. S., & Ferguson, R. H. (2017). Effects of a lag schedule of reinforcement with progressive time delay on variability in vocal mand topographies emitted by children with autism. Developmental Neurorehabilitation.


2016

Davis, D., & Mason, L. (2017). A behavioral phenomenological inquiry of maker identity. Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice, 17, 174-196.


Mason, L. L., Andrews, A., Rivera, C. J., & Davis, D. (2016). Free-operant field experiences: Differentially reinforcing successive approximations to behavior analysis through a Shaperspace. Global Education Review, 3, 70-83.


Mason, L. L., Davis, D., & Andrews, A. (2016). Mentalistic explanations for autistic behavior: A behavioral phenomenological analysis. Behavior and Philosophy, 43, 62-84.


2015

Mason, L., Rivera, C., Spencer, T. D., O’Keefe, B., Peterson, D., & Slocum, T. A. (2015). A preliminary investigation of visual goal markers to prompt fluent oral reading. Psychology in the Schools, 53, 58-72.


Mason, L. L., Davis, D., & Andrews, A. (2015). Token reinforcement of verbal responses controlled by temporally removed verbal stimuli. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 31, 145-152.


Rivera, C. J., Mason, L. L., Jabeen, I., & Johnson, J. (2015). Increasing teacher praise and on task behavior for students with autism using mobile technology. Journal of Special Education Technology, 30, 101-111.


2014

Mason, L. L., & Andrews, A. (2014). Referent-based verbal behavior instruction for children with autism. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 7, 107-111.


Rivera, C. J., Mason, L. L., & Moser, J., Ahlgrim-Delzell, L. (2014). The effects of an iPad® multimedia shared story intervention on vocabulary acquisition for an English language learner. Journal of Special Education Technology, 29, 51-62.


Yuen, T., Mason, L. L., & Gomez, A. (2014). Collaborative robotics projects for adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Special Education Technology, 29, 51-62.


2013

Mason, L. L., Glomb, N., & Barta, J. (2013). A contingency analysis of how virtual learning environments function in distance teacher education. International Journal of Arts and Sciences, 6, 161-176.


Mason, L. L., Perales, J., & Gallegos, E. (2013). Community-based development of rural behavior analysts. Rural Special Education Quarterly, 32, 20-23.


2012

Mason. L. L. (2012). Interteaching to increase active student responding and differentiate instruction. Behavioral Technology Today, 7,1-15.


2011

Vasquez, E., Forbush, D., Mason, L. L., Lockwood, A., & Gleed, L. (2011). Delivery and evaluation of synchronous online reading tutoring to students at-risk of reading failure: Implications for rural students. Rural Special Education Quarterly, 30, 16-26.


Mason, L. L., Jeon, T. K., Blair, P., & Glomb, N. (2011). Virtual tutor training: Learning to teach in a multi-user virtual environment. International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulation, 3, 51-67.


Vasquez, E., Lopez, A., Straub, C., Powell, S., McKinney, T., Walker, Z., Gonzalez, T., Slocum, T. A., Mason, L. L., O'Keeffe, B. V., & Bedesem, P. L. (2011). Empirical research on ethnic minority students: 1995-2009. Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 26, 84-93.


Lang, R., Rispoli, M., Sigafoos, J., Lancioni, G., Andrews, A., & Ortega, L. (2011). Effects of language of instruction on response accuracy and challenging behavior in a child with autism. Journal of Behavioral Education, 20, 252-259.


Grants


2020

Autism Grant – ABA/Teacher Training: “Maximizing teacher effectiveness with data-based decision making and applied behavior analysis (Project DATA)” PI: Silbaugh, B. C. Awarded $474,921.00 by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.


2019

UTSA Faculty Research Award. “Further Evaluation of an Innovative Communication Intervention in Children with Autism.” PI: Silbaugh, B. C. $5,000.00


2018

Services to Students with Autism. Awarded $1,000,000.00 by the Texas Education Agency. In collaboration with local school districts.


2016 -2017

Autism Grant Program: Applied Behavior Analysis Training for Teachers and Paraprofessionals. PI: Lee Mason. CoPI: Leslie Neely. Awarded $432,705 by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.


Autism Grant Program: Parent-Directed Treatment. PI: Lee Mason. CoPI: Leslie Neely. Awarded $459,976 by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.


iPerform: Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program. PI: John Quarles, CoPI: Maureen Simmonds, Yusheng Feng, Pranav Bhounsule, Amir Jafari, Lee Mason, William Land, Alberto Cordova, Qi Tian, Sakiko Oyama, Mo Jamshidi, Patrick Benavidez, Paul Rad, SosAgaian, Kevin King, Edward Sako, Ali Seifi, Donald McGeary, James Schroeder, Jessica Raley, Deborah Parra-Medina, Maria Bluhm. Awarded $15,000 by the National Science Foundation.


2015

Strengthening the implementation of behavior analytic interventions in Mexico through cloud-based telecommunications. PI: Lee Mason. Awarded $1,000 by the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis.


2014

Quantitative Literacy Course Development: SPE 3606: Introduction to special education. Awarded $15,000 by UTSA's Quantitative Literacy Committee.


2013

Faculty Research Award: The Effects of Antecedent Exercise on Reducing Stereotypy in Children with Autism. Awarded $4,256 by UTSA's College of Education and Human Development.


2012

Teacher Education: Autism Model (TEAM) Center. Awarded $80,000 by the UTSA College of Education and Human Development.


Clinic for effective autism treatment. Awarded $5,000 by Impact San Antonio.


A Function-based Assessment of Cultural Variables Specific to Treating Autism in Mexico. Awarded $3,500 by the UTSA Mexico Center.


Increasing the On-Task Behavior of Students with Disabilities Using Mobile Technology. Awarded $3,428 by the ILT F&A Research Awards Committee.


2011

Faculty Research Award: Using collaborative robotics projects to increase social interactions for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Awarded $3,980 by UTSA's College of Education and Human Development.