Brenda Bassingthwaite, PhD

Iowa's University Center for Excellence on Disabilities
Center for Disabilities and Development
100 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242-1011
 
Phone: 319-353-8502
Email: brenda-bassingthwaite@uiowa.edu
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Last Updated: August 04, 2017

Brenda Bassingthwaite
 

Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Challenging Behavior - Functional Assessment Service
 
Discipline(s): Psychology
 
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership

Vita/Bio

 CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Brenda J. Bassingthwaite

(Brenda Engebretson)

 

Address:       100 Hawkins Drive                                          

                    Center for Disabilities and Development 

                    University of Iowa Healthcare      

                    Iowa City, IA 52242

 

Telephone:    319-353-3802

email:           brenda-bassingthwaite@uiowa.edu

                   

I.        EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

 

          A.  Institutions attended

 

North Dakota State University      Psychology, B.S., 1995

                                                  English, B.A., 1995

Iowa State University                   Psychology, M.S., 1998

                                                  Psychology, Specialist, 1999

The University of Iowa                 School Psychology, Ph.D., 2007

 

B.  Current Professional and academic positions held:

 

Manager of Behavioral Outreach Services, The Center for Disabilities and Development, December 2013 to present. 

 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Iowa, Psychological and Quantitative Foundations, August 2010 to present

 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Iowa Children's Hospital, Pediatrics, January 2012 to present.

 

Project Coordinator, Challenging Behavior Consultation Service, Center for Disabilities and Development. July 2009 to present

 

 

C.  Certification and Licensure:

              

          Current:

          State of Iowa, License, Board of Psychology, July 2012 (#001146)

          State of Iowa, Licensed Health Service Provider, March 2011 (#000555)

 

          Past:

          State of Iowa, Initial License, School Psychology, 1998 - 1999

          State of Iowa, Standard License, School Psychology 2000 - 2005

 

D.  Professional Affiliations

 

    Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, 2016 - present

    Iowa Chapter of Applied Behavior Analysis, 2016 - present

    Association for Behavior Analysis International, 2003 - present

    National Association of School Psychologists, 1996 - present

 

E.  Other employment pertaining to current professional appointment:

 

Behavioral Instructional Strategist, Center Point Urbana School District, August 2011 to December 2013

 

Pediatric Psychologist, University of Iowa Children's Hospital, July 2008 to August 2010

 

Staff Psychologist, Center for Disabilities and Development, University of Iowa Children's Hospital, Consultation Service for Children with Challenging Behavior, July 2008 to June 2009.

 

Pre-doctoral Internship in Pediatric Psychology, 2006-2007, The University of Iowa Children's Hospital, Iowa City, IA.

 

Post-doctoral Fellow in Psychology, 2007, Iowa Leadership Education in Neurobehavioral and related Disabilities, Center for Disabilities and Development, The University of Iowa Children's Hospital, Iowa City, IA

 

Project Evaluator, June 2005 to August 2005, Summer reading program for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Primary Investigators: Devery Mock, Ph.D., & John Northup, Ph.D.

 

Research Assistant, August 2004, STAR program at the University of Iowa, August 2005, Primary Investigator: John Northup, Ph.D.

 

Reading Instructor, June 2003 - August 2003, Johnston School District, Johnston, IA

 

School Psychologist, 1998 - 2003, Heartland Area Education Agency, Johnston, IA

 

Intern in School Psychology, 1997 - 1998, Heartland Area Education Agency, Johnston, IA

 

Statistical Analyst, 1995-1996, DH Research, Fargo, ND

 

E.       Honors, Awards, Recognitions, Outstanding Achievements:

 

 Merit Award, Spring 2009, McNair Scholars Program, sponsored by the Office of TriO Programs, North Dakota State University

 

Above and Beyond the Call of Duty, January 2008, Certificate of Appreciation, University of Iowa Children's Hospital

 

Laura Clark School Psychology Student of the Year, 2006, sponsored by the Iowa School Psychology Association

 

Emma Bauman Holmes Educational Scholarship, 2007 sponsored by Emma Bauman Holmes, Ph. D., and the College of Education, University of Iowa

 

Special Graduate Assistantship, 2004 - 2006, sponsored by the Iowa Testing Office, University of Iowa

 

Graduate College Tuition Scholarship, 1995 - 1997, sponsored by Iowa State University Graduate College

 

Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, (1993 - 1995) sponsored by the Office of TRIO Programs, North Dakota State University

 

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) award, 1994, sponsored by ND EPSCoR, North Dakota State University

 

E.V. Estensen Award for Outstanding Psychology Senior, 1994, sponsored by psychology department, North Dakota State University

 

Mart and Lois Vogel Award for Excellence Scholarship, 1994, sponsored by the English Department, North Dakota State University

 

II.       SERVICE

 

  1. Offices held in professional organizations

     

    Associate Editor, (2005 - 2006), Clinician's Research Digest. Supervisor, Margaret Wong, Ph.D.

     

    Chair Research Committee, (2007 to 2009), Iowa School Psychology Association

     

    Chair Publications Committee, (2007 to 2009), Iowa School Psychology Association


B.       Clinical Appointments

 

Director, Behavioral Health Clinic, July 2009 to August 2011

 

Director, Neurobehavioral Clinic, July 2008 to August 2011

 

Staff Psychologist, Pediatric Psychology Ward Service, July 2008 to August 2011

 

Co-Director, Behavioral Health Clinic, Co-Director with Todd Kopelman, Ph.D., July 2008 to June 2009

 

Psychology Fellow, Attention and Learning Disorders Clinic, Mary Ann Roberts, Ph.D. (supervisor), August 2007 to June 2008

 

Psychology Fellow, Neuropsychology Clinic, Scott Lindgren, Ph.D. (supervisor), August 2007 to June 2008.

 

Psychology Fellow, Pediatric Psychology Ward Service, Todd Kopelman, Ph.D., Lynn Richman, Ph.D., & Linda Cooper-Brown Ph.D., (supervisors), October 2007 to June 2008

 

III.       TEACHING

 

Classroom (Teaching assistantships, guest lectures)

 

Spring, 1998

Academic Learning Lab

Graduate assistantship, Iowa State University

2005, Fall

Behavior Assessment and Evaluation

Teaching assistantship, The University of Iowa

2006, Fall

Conducting an experimental analysis.

Guest lecture, Graduate seminar, University of Nebraska-Omaha

2007, Fall

Conducting meaningful observations.

Guest lecture, Graduate seminar, The University of Iowa

2007, Fall

Conducting an experimental analysis.

Guest lecture, Graduate seminar, University of Nebraska-Omaha

2008, Spring

Developmental Neuropsychology, Neurobehavioral Disorders in Children

Guest lecture, ILEND Training Program, Center for Disabilities and Development

2008, Spring

Multicultural Issues in the Life of an Iowa School Psychologist

Guest lecture, ILEND Training Program, Center for Disabilities and Development

2008, Spring

Clinical Case Studies: Working within a Multidisciplinary Team

Guest lecture, ILEND Training Program, Center for Disabilities and Development

2008, Fall

Conducting meaningful observations.

Guest lecture, Graduate seminar, The University of Iowa

2015, Fall

The Challenging Behavior Service: A New Best Practice in the State of Behavior Assessment

Guest lecture, ILEND Program, Center for Disabilities and Development

 

Classroom, (Taught Courses)

Fall, 1998

Psychology 131: Academic Study Skills

Instructor, semester undergraduate course, Iowa State University

2014, Spring

Assessment in Developmental Disabilities

Adjunct Instructor, Western Michigan University

2016, Spring

Behavioral Consultation

Adjunct Instructor, University of Iowa

 

IV.      SCHOLARSHIP

 

  1. Publications

     

    Peer-reviewed papers:

     

    Falcomata, T., Northup, J., Stricker, J., Vinquist, K., Dutt, A., & Engebretson, B. (2008). A preliminary analysis of instructional control in the maintenance of appropriate classroom behavior with children diagnosed with ADHD. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 41 (3). 

     

              Book Chapters:

     

    Wacker, D. P., Berg, W. K., Bassingthwaite, B. J., Kopelman, T. G., Schieltz, K. M., Padilla Dalmau, Y. C., Lindgren, S. D., & Lee, J. F. (in press).  Conducting Functional Analysis of Behavior. In F. Brown, J. Anderson, and R. De Pry (Eds.) Individual Positive Behavior Supports: A Standards-Based Guide to Practices in School and Community Settings (pp. 303-326). Baltimore, MD:  Brookes Publishing.

     

    Unpublished Manuscripts

     

    Engebretson, B. (2008).   Antecedent analysis of vocalizations in children with selective mutism. Dissertation Abstracts International, 69/02 p.502.

     

    Engebretson, B. (1998). Elementary education teachers' likelihood of seeking assistance: Who do they ask for help (Unpublished Specialist's Thesis). Iowa State University, Ames, IA.


B.   Areas of Research Interest and Current Projects

 

Evaluating establishing operations for children's noncompliance with work demands

 

Evaluating methods for training individuals in utilizing behavior analysis procedures in the school setting

 

C.       Training Contract and Grants received

 

Behavior 102:  Thinking Functionally about Student's Behavior, Center Point-Urbana Community Schools 2014-15 (up to $25,000). 

 

Functional Assessment Training for Local Education Agencies, Iowa Department of Education, Center for Disabilities and Development, 2013-14 ($100,000), 2014-15 (up to $250,000); 2015-16 ($350,000).

 

Challenging Behavior Service, Iowa Department of Education, Center for Disabilities and Development, 2009-10; 20010-11; 2011-12; 2012-13; 2-13-14; 2014-15; 2015-16 between $270,000 - $310,000 each year; co-investigator with David Wacker, Ph.D. 

 

Improvements to the Neurobehavioral Clinic and Autism Clinic, Children's Miracle Network, University of Iowa Children's Hospital, 2009, $800.00, co-authored with Todd Kopelman, Ph.D.

 

Improvements to the Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic, Children's Miracle Network, University of Iowa Children's Hospital, 2006 - 2008, $800.00, co-authored with David Wacker, Ph.D.

    

E.       Invited lectures, Conference presentations, Visiting professorships

 

Invited Lectures

Bassingthwaite, B., & Mews, J. Advocating for Quality Functional Behavior Assessments.   Paper presented at the Together We Can conference for the ASK Resource Center, Des Moines, IA, May 7, 2016.

 

Bassingthwaite, B., & Casey S.  Training School Districts to Conduct Functional Behavior Assessments.  Invited paper presented at the 6th Annual Conference of the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts, Washington D.C., April, 2, 2016.

 

Bassingthwaite, Brenda J. Increasing Expertise in Behavior Analysis in School-Based Practitioners.  National Institute of Education, Singapore, Psychology Colloquium, June 23, 2015. 

 

Bassingthwaite, Brenda J. The Challenging Behavior Training Service:  Changing Behavior in Iowa Schools.  Webinar for the ASK Resource Center.  May 27, 2015.

 

Bassingthwaite, Brenda J. The Benefits of Training School-Based Practitioners to Conduct Experimental Analyses of Challenging Behavior.  Paper presented at the second annual conference of the Southwest/West Central Service Cooperative.  Brookings, SD & Redwood Falls, MN April 13-14, 2015.

 

Bassingthwaite, Brenda J. Iowa's Challenging Behavior Training Service: Understand how to Teach Functional Behavior Assessment to Practitioners. Western Michigan University, Psychology Colloquium. Oct. 6, 2014.

 

 

Conference Presentations:

 

Carrion, D., Bassingthwaite, B., O'Brien, M., Wacker, D., & Casey, S. (2016).  A Partnership between School-Based and Clinic-Based Behavior Analysts: An In-Depth Analysis Following Undifferentiated Results.  Poster presented at the 42nd Annual Conference for Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.

 

Bassingthwaite, B., & Casey, S. (2016).  Training School Districts to Conduct Functional Behavior Assessments.  Paper presented at the Iowa  Department of Education Learning Supports Conference:  Des Moines, IA. 

 

Bassingthwaite, B., & Casey, S. (2016).  Building School District Behavior Teams: Functional Behavior Assessment Training.  Paper presented at the Iowa  Department of Education Learning Supports Conference:  Des Moines, IA. 

 

Mews, J., Bassingthwaite, B., St. John, J., Natchev, B., Christensen, T., Lustig, N., Wacker, D., & Casey, S. (2016).  Challenging Behavior Service: Using a Rubric to Evaluate Quality of Functional Behavior Assessments.  Poster presented at the 6th Annual APBA Convention: Washington, D.C

 

Bassingthwaite, B. J., Casey, S. D., Wacker, D. P., Kopelman, T., Christensen, T., Mews, J., Schieltz, K., Schwartz, J., Lee, J., Natchev, B., St. John, Julie, Lustig, N., & Carrion, D. (2015, November) Iowa's Challenging Behavior Training Service: How Training Iowa's School-Based Practitioners in Advanced Behavior Assessment Skills Created State-wide Change.   Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities: Growing Leaders Driving Change, Washington D.C.

 

Berthold, S., Andresen, J., Piro, S., Clausen, B.J., Hoffman, A., Lee, J.F., Bassingthwaite, B. J., Casey, S. D. (2015, May), Evaluation of Changes in the Value of Therapist Attention following Exposure to Functional Analysis Conditions.  Poster presentation at the 41st annual convention on the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

 

Carrion, D., Bassingthwaite, B. J., Schwartz, J. E., Wacker, D. P., & Casey, S. D. (2015, May), Evaluating School- and Clinic- Based Behavior Evaluations Conducted through Iowa's Challenging Behavior Training Service.  Poster presentation at the 41st annual convention on the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

 

Lee, J. F., Bassingthwaite, B. J.,Wacker, D. P, & Casey, S. D. (2015, May) Training the use of choice-making assessments to school-based challenging behavior teams. In M. O'Brien's (Chair), Novel Applications of Functional Analyses and Choice Assessments to Address Problem Behavior Impeding School Success. Symposium conducted at the 41st Annual convention by the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

 

Mews, J., Bassingthwaite, B. J., & Casey, S.D. (2015, May) Challenging Behavior Service:  Analyzing new trainees behavior knowledge across disciplines.  Poster presentation at the 41st annual convention on the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

 

Schwartz, J. E., Bassingthwaite, B. J., Wilkinson, S., Wacker, D. P., & Casey, D. P. (2015, May) Understanding trainee skill development in behavior assessment when participating in Iowa's Challenging Behavior Service.  In B.J. Bassingthwaite's (chair), Evaluating methods of training behavior assessment and intervention protocols.  Symposium conducted at the 41st Annual convention by the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

 

Bassingthwaite, B. J. (2015, April) Taking the Training to the LEA Teams.  Paper Presentation at the Iowa Department of Education Learning Supports Conference, Des Moines, IA. 

 

Turbes, J., Langstraat-Janisch, B., Lee, J. F., Dunlop, A., Wacker, D. P., Bassingthwatie, B., Casey, S. D., Lyle, B. (2015, January)  An Evaluation of Treatment Outcomes when Behavior Intervention Plans are Informed by Choice Making vs. Functional Analysis in Elementary School Settings.  Poster presented at the Ninth Annual Autism Conference by the the Association for Behavior Analysis Internation, Las Vegas, NV.

 

Bassingthwaite, B. J., Scheib, M., Lee, J.F., Wacker, D. P., & Casey, S. (2014, May) Improving School-Based Functional Behavior Assessments by Teaching Experimental Analyses.  In J. L. Austin's (chair) School-based Functional Behavior Assessment and Intervention: Considerations for Research, Training, and Practice.  Symposium presented at the 40th annual convention of the Association for Behavior  Analysis International, Chicago, IL.

 

Casey, S.D., Bassingthwaite, B. J., Wacker, D.P., Lee, J. F., Schieltz, K., Christensen, T., & Kopelman, T. G. (2014, May).  The Challenging Behavior Specialist Project:  What have we Learned after 4.5 Years? In B.J. Bassingthwaite's (chair) Examples of Behavioral Analysts meeting the Needs of School-based Personnel in Behavior Assessment and Intervention.  Symposium presented at the 40th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.

 

Lee, J. F., Bassingthwaite, B. J., Wacker, D. P., Scheib, M., Kuhle, J., Casey, S. D., (2014, May).  The Impact of Systematic Training to Conduct Experimental Analyses of Behavior on Behavioral Intervention Plans.  Poster presented at the 40th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.

 

Mews, J.B., Bassingthwaite, B., Casey, S. (2014, May).  Challenging Behavior Service:  Analyzing Training Needs and Priorities for School District Challenging Behavioral Consultants.  Poster presented at the 40th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.

 

Scheib, M., Bassingthwaite, B. J., Lee, J. F., Wacker, D. P., Kopelman, T., Casey, S. (2014, May).  Impacts on School Based Functional Behavior Assessments after Training Behavioral Consultants on Experimental Analyses of Behavior.  Poster presented at the 40th annual convention of the Association for Behavioral Analysis International, Chicago, IL.

 

Bassingthwaite, B. J. (2014, April) Challenging Behavior Services in Iowa's Schools:  Collaboration and Training to Build Statewide Behavioral Expertise. Paper presentated at the Iowa Department of Education Learning Supports Conference, Des Moines, IA.

 

Lee, J. F., Turbes, J., Langstraat-Janish, B., Wacker, D.P., Bassingthwaite, B. J., Wacker, D. P., Casey, S. D., (2014, Feb).  An Evaluation of Long-term Treatment of Problem Behavior in an Elementary School Setting. Poster presented at the 8th annual Autism convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Louisville, KY.

 

Bassingthwaite, B. J., Wacker, D., Casey, S., Lee, J., Schieltz, K., & Kopelman, T. (2013, May). Training School-Based Challenging Behavior Consultants to Conduct Experimental Analyses.  In S. D. Casey's (Chair) Effects of State-wide Training Program to Improve Behavioral Assessment Practice for Students in School Settings. Symposium presented at the 39th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Minneapolis, MN.

 

Lee, J., Bassingthwaite, B. J., Schieb, M., Christensen, T., Kopleman, T., Wacker, D., & Casey, S. (2013, May). The Impact of Systematic Training to Conduct Experimental Analyses on the Quailty of Behavior Intervention Plans in Iowa. Poster presented at the 39th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Minneapolis, MN.

 

Schieb, M., Bassingthwaite, B. J., Lee, J., Christensen, T., Kopelman, T., & Wacker, D. (2013, May).  Increasing the Use of Experimental Analyses in Functional Behavior Assessments Conducted in School Settings.  Poster presented at the 39th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Minneapolis, MN.

 

Schwartz, J. E., Bassingthwaite, B. J., Schieb, M., Schieltz, K. M., Lee, J., Kopelman, T., Wacker, D., & Casey, S. (2014, May). An Evaluation of Findings of Brief Functional Analyses Conducted in School and Clinic Settings.  Poster presented at the 39th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Minneapolis, MN.

 

Stangeland, L., Mews, J., Graber, A., and Bassingthwaite, B. (2014, May) Using Choice Assessments to Evaluate Potential Reinforces for Work Completion. In S. D. Casey's (Chair) Effects of State-wide Training Program to Improve Behavioral Assessment Practice for Students in School Settings.  Symposium presented at the 39th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Minneapolis, MN.

 

Casey, S. D., and Bassingthwaite, B. J. (2013, March) Challenging Behavior Services in Iowa's Schools:  Collaboration and Training to Build Statewide Behavioral Expertise, Iowa Department of Education Learning Supports Conference, Des Moines, IA.

 

Bassingthwaite, B. J., Wacker, D., Casey, S. (2012, May).  Conducting Functional Analyses of Problem Behavior: An Increasing Trend in Iowa Schools. In Rodriguez, N. (chair) Recent Advances in Functional Anlaysis and Treatment of Problem Behavior.  Symposium presented at the 38th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Seattle, WA.

 

Casey, S., Wacker, D., Bassingthwaite, B., Schieltz, K., Christensen, T., Kopelman, T., Lee, J., Kule, J. (2012, May). Developing Capacity for FBAs and Behavior intervention Plans through a State-Wide Training Program.  In J. Woods (chair) Toward Competent and Practical Functional Behavior Assessment of Severe Problem Behavior.  Symposium presented at the 38th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Seattle, WA. 

 

Lee, J., Scheib, M., Schwartz, J., Bassingthwaite, B., & Wacker, D. P(2012, May). The Impact of Systematic Training to Conduct Experimental Analyses on the Quailty of Behavior Intervention Plans in Iowa. Poster presented at the 38th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Seattle, WA.

 

Schieltz, K., Bassingthwaite, B. J., Casey, S., Wacker, D., Kopelman, T., Lee, J., Christensen, T. (2013, May).  Outcomes of Training Challenging Behavior Teams Across Iowa in Behavior Analytic Assessments.  Poster presented at the 38th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Seattle, WA.

 

Bachmeyer, M. H., Wacker, D.P, Bassingthwaite, B.J., & O'Brien, M. (2012, May) Use of Simplified Habit Reversal Procedures with Children in an Outpatient Clinic.  Poster presented at the 37th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Denver, CO.   

 

Bassingthwaite, B. J. (2012, March) Challenging Behavior Services in Iowa's Schools:  Collaboration and Training to Build Statewide Behavioral Expertise, Paper presented at the Iowa Department of Education Learning Supports Conference, Des Moines, IA.

 

Bassingthwaite, B. J. (Chair). (2011, May) Increasing the Use of Behavior Analysis in School Settings: Successes in Systemic Change. Symposium presented at the 37th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Denver, CO.

 

Bassingthwaite, B. J., Wacker, D. P., Christensen, T. J., Kopelman, T. G., Schieltz, K., Lee, J. F., Cooper-Brown, L. J., Kuhle, J., & Casey, S. D. (2011, May). The Challenging Behavior Service: Training Consultants in the Schools to Conduct Experimental Analyses. In T. Kopelman's (chair) Innovations in the Schools: Increasing Effective use of Behavioral Procedures.  Symposium presented at the 37th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Denver, CO.

 

Casey, S. D., Wacker, D. P., Bassingthwaite, B. J., Christensen, T. J., Schieltz, K. M., Kopelman, T. G., Lee, J. F., Kuhle, J. (2011, May).  Developing Capacity for Function-Based Assessment and Behavior Intervention Plans Through a State-Wide Training Program. In B.J. Bassingthwaite's (chair) Increasing the use of Behavior Analysis in School Settings:  Successes in Systemic Change.  Symposium presented at the 37th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Denver, CO.

 

Bassingthwaite, B. J. (Chair). (2010, May). Advances in the classroom: Assessment and treatment of skills deficits. Symposium presented at the 36th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

 

Bassingthwaite, B. J. (Chair) (2010, May). The Advancement of Functional Analysis Methodology in Outpatient Clinic Settings. Symposium presented at the 36th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

 

Bachmeyer, M. H., Wacker, D. P., Bassingthwaite, B. J., & O'Brien, M. (2011, May). Use of Simplified Habit Reversal Procedures with Children in an Outpatient Clinic.  Poster presented at the 37th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Denver, CO.

 

Christensen, T. J., Bassingthwaite, B. J., Wacker, D. P., Kopelman, T. G., Lee, J. F., Casey, S. D. (2011, May). Year Two of a Training Service for Members of Challenging Behavior Teams in Iowa.  Poster presented at the 37th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Denver, CO.

 

Christensen, T. J., Bassingthwaite, B. J., Lee, J. F., Kopelman, T. G., Wacker, D. P. (2011, May). The CBS Rubrics: Tools for Evaluating Components of Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans in Iowa. Poster presented at the 37th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Denver, CO.

 

          Wacker, D., Casey, S., Bassingthwaite, B. J., Stangeland, L., & Volmer, S.           (2010, October). The Challenging Behavior Service: Improving Functional     Behavior Assessment across Iowa. Symposium presented for the Grand     Rounds at the Center for Disabilities and Development. 

 

          Bassingthwaite, B. J. and Lee, J. F. (2010, Sept). Expanding services for           children with challenging behavior via teleconsultation and school           consultation. A presentation at the state conference sponsored jointly by       the Iowa Council for Exceptional Children and the Iowa Council for           Administrators of Special Education. 

 

Bassingthwaite, B.J. (2010, May).  Chair in The Advancement of Funtional Analysis Methodology in Outpatient Clinic Settings.  A symposium at the 36th annual convention for Applied Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

 

Christensen, T. J., Bassingthwaite, B. J., Wacker, D. P., Schieltz, K. M., Kopelman, T. G., Casey, S. D., & Ohlund, B. (2010, May).  The challenging behavior service: A training service for members of challenging behavior teams in Iowa. Poster presented at the 36th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

 

Bachmeyer, M. H., Wacker, D., Cooper-Brown, L., & Engebretson, B. (2008, May). A systematic evaluation of the interactions between escape extinction, noncontingent reinforcement, and deprivation in the treatment of food refusal. In A. Barretto (Chair), Further developments in the assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders. Symposium presented at the annual conference for the Association of Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.

 

Copeland, J., Stangeland, L., Carbo, B., Engebretson, B., & Wacker, D. (2008, May). Matching learner needs to social skill instruction.  Poster presented at the annual conference of the Association of Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.

 

Engebretson, B., Wacker, D., Bachmeyer, M., Cooper-Brown, L., O'Brien, M., & Lind, M. (2008, May) Applying brief experimental analysis to typically developing children with severe behavior disorders. In N. Call (Chair), The use of caregivers as therapists in the assessment of problem behavior. Symposium presented at the annual conference for the Association of Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.

 

Engebretson, B., Wacker, D., Cooper-Brown, L., & Northup, J. (2008, May). Different response patterns following extinction in children with selective mutism.  In R. Thompson (Chair), Advancing behavioral technology in early and general education. Symposium presented at the annual conference for the Association of Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.

 

Copeland, J., Stangeland, L., Wacker, D., & Engebretson, B. (2008, February). Matching learner needs to social skill instruction. Poster presented at the 2008 Autism Conference sponsored by the Association of Behavior Analysis International, Atlanta, GA.

  

Engebretson, B. J., O'Brien, M. J., & Kopelman, T. (2007, September). Taking assessment a step further: The experimental analysis of behavior. Presentation at the annual conference for the Iowa School Psychology Association, Ames, IA

 

Engebretson, B. J., Copeland, J. E., & Wacker, D. P. (2007, May). Matching treatment to establishing operations to decrease children's noncompliance.  In D. Wilder (Chair) Recent research on methods of increasing compliance. Symposium presented at the annual conference for the Association of Behavior Analysis, San Diego, CA.

 

Engebretson, B. J., Wacker, D. P., Cooper-Brown, L. J., Lind, M. A., Schieltz, K., & Zaman, M. (2007, May). Analyses of noncompliance in children with selective mutism and children with disruptive behavior disorder. Poster presented at the annual conference for the Association of Behavior Analysis, San Diego, CA.

 

Kopelman, T. G., Stricker, J. M., Engebretson, B. J., & Wacker, D. P. (2007, May).  Use of brief functional analysis to evaluate transitions between work and play. Poster presented at the annual conference for the Association of Behavior Analysis, San Diego, CA.

 

Bachmeyer, M. H, Wacker, D. P., Cooper-Brown, L. J., Engebretson, B. J., & Dutt, A. (2007, May). Manipulation of positive reinforcers in the absence of escape extinction to treat feeding problems in children.  In G. Reed (Chair), Assessment and treatment of feeding problems: Reinforcer manipulations and applications to alternative settings. Symposium presented at the annual conference for the Association of Behavior Analysis, San Diego, CA.

 

Copeland, J. E., Engebretson, B. J., Wacker, D. P., & Kahler, C. (2007, February). Classroom- based antecedent analysis for disruptive behavior in schools. Poster presented at the 2007 Autism Conference: Progress and Challenges in the Behavioral Treatment of Autism, Boston, MA.

 

Dolezal, D. N., Cooper-Brown, L., Wacker, D. P., & Engebretson, B. J. (2006, May). The use of demand fading by varying bite placements to reduce food refusal in a young girl. In G. Reed (Chair), Further advancement in the assessment and treatment of feeding problems. Symposium presented at the annual conference for the Association of Behavior Analysis, Atlanta, GA. 

 

Dutt, A., Falcomata, T., Northup, J. A., Stricker, J. M., Vinquist, K. M., & Engebretson, B. J. (2006, May). The effects of various instructions on the tolerance of delays to reinforcement. Poster presented at the annual conference for the Association of Behavior Analysis, Atlanta, GA. 

 

Engebretson, B. J., Wacker, D. P., Cooper-Brown, L., Lind, M. A., & Bachmeyer, M. (2006, May). Summary of brief functional analyses of typically developing children conducted in a behavioral pediatrics outpatient clinic. In D. Wacker (Chair), Outpatient application of brief experimental analysis procedures with typically developing children displaying behavior problems. Symposium presented at the annual conference for the Association of Behavior Analysis, Atlanta, GA.

 

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