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Research and Grants

Because the TEAM Center is a “research hospital,” it allows students and faculty the opportunity to conduct valuable research that is the driving force for creating new knowledge concerning autism.  The creating of new knowledge gives our students rich learning experiences while building their practical field experience in a clinical setting.  Another important element of our research is the added benefit to our community through low-cost ABA treatment for children with autism.



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

Montemayor, A., & Mason, L. L. (In Press). Teaching verbal operants to children with autism using precision teaching and errorless learning.  TASH Connections.

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.

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(4), 161-176.

Mason, L. L., Perales, J., & Gallegos, E. (2013). Community-based development of rural behavior analysts.  Rural Special Education Quarterly, 32(3), 20-23.

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

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(3), 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 Education20(4),  252-259.

Mason, L. L. (2010). An analysis of effect sizes for single-subject research: A statistical comparison of five judgmental aids. Journal of Precision Teaching and Celeration, 26, 3-16.

Lowdermilk, J., Fielding, C., Flores-Torres, L., Andrews, A., & Becceca, L. (2010). Communication and collaboration among providers, Academic Quarterly Exchange, 14(4), 25-30.

Glomb, N., Mendenhall, T., Mason, L. L., & Salzberg, C. (2009). Reducing isolation through regional mentors and learning communities: A way to supportrural learners. Rural Special Education Quarterly, 28, 31-35.

Machalicek, W., O’Reilly, M., Chan, J., Lang, R., Rispoli, M., Davis, T., Shogren, K., Sigafoos, J., Lancioni, G., Antonucci, M., Langthorne, P., Andrews, A., & Didden, R. (2009). Using videoconferencing to conduct functional analysis of challenging behavior and develop classroom behavioral support plans for students with autism. Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities44, 207-217.

Kern, J., Garver, C., Andrews, A., Carmody, T., Mehta, J., & Trivedi, M. (2007). Examining sensory modulation in individuals with autism as compared to community controls. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2, 85-95.

Sigafoos, J., O’Reilly, M., Cannella, H., Edrisinha, C., de la Cruz, B., Upadhyaya, M., Lancioni, G., Hundley, A., Andrews, A., Garver, C., & Young, D. (2007). Evaluation of a video prompting and fading procedure for teaching dish washing skills to adult with developmental disabilities. Journal of Behavioral Education, 16(2), 93-109.

Kern, J., Garver, C., Carmody, T., Andrews, A., Trivedi, M., & Mehta, J. (2007). Examining sensory quadrants in autism. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. 1, 185-193.

Kern, J., Garver, C., Grannemann, B., Trivedi, M,, Carmody, T., Andrews, A., & Mehta, J. (2007). Response to vestibular sensory events in autism. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 1(1) 67-74.

Kern, J., Trivedi, M., Grannemann, B., Garver, C., Johnson, D., Andrews, A., Savla, J., Mehta, J., & Schroeder, J. (2007). Sensory correlations in autism. Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 11(2), 127-138.

O’Reilly, M., Edrisinha, C., Sigafoos, J., Lancioni, G., & Andrews, A. (2006). Isolating the evocative and abative effects of an establishing operation on challenging behavior. Behavioral Interventions, 21 (3), 195-204.

Kern, J., Trivedi, M., Garver, C., Grannemann, B., Andrews, A, Savla, J., Johnson, D., Mehta, J., & Schroeder, J. (2006). The pattern of sensory processing abnormalities in Autism. Autism, 10(5): 480-494.

Sigafoos, J., O’Reilly, M., Edrisinha, C., Cannella, H., Upadhyaya, M., Lancioni, G.E., Hundley, A., Andrews, A., Garver, C., & Young, D. (2005). Computer- present video prompting for teaching microwave oven use to three adults with developmental disabilities. Journal of Behavioral Educations, 14, 189-201.

O’Reilly, M., Sigafoos, J., Lancioni, G., Andrews, A., & Edrisinha, C. (2004). An examination of the effects of a classroom activity schedule on levels of self-injury and engagement for a child with severe autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 35, 305-311.


Conference Proceedings

Lewis, K., Andrews, A., Maxwell, C., & Lewis, C. (2003). The effects of vagal nerve stimulation therapy on Autism Spectrum Disorder. Conference Proceedings; Autism Society of America’s 35th National Conference on Autism Spectrum Disorders, 195-205.

Andrews, A., & Kniker, W., (2002). The effects of a comprehensive MRT based eliminations diet on CNS function in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.Conference Proceedings; Building Bridges, Sunderland; University of Sunderland, Autism Research Unit, & Autism North Ltd., 69-76.

Kniker, W., Andrews, A., Hundley, A., & Garver, C. (2001). The possible role of intolerance to milk/dairy and wheat/gluten foods in older children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Conference proceeding; 2001: An Autism Odyssey, Sunderland; University of Sunderland, Autism Research Unit, & Autism North Ltd., 183-191.



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



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.



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.


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.