Handbook of Applied Behavior Analysis

Second Edition

Edited by Wayne W. Fisher, Cathleen C. Piazza, and Henry S. Roane

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Widely regarded as the authoritative work on the principles and practice of applied behavior analysis (ABA), this indispensable volume is now in a revised and expanded second edition. Leading experts present evidence-based procedures for supporting positive behaviors and reducing problem behaviors with children and adults in diverse contexts. Chapters delve into applications in education, autism treatment, addictions, behavioral pediatrics, and other areas. Covering everything from behavioral assessment and measurement to the design and implementation of individualized interventions, the Handbook is a complete reference and training tool for ABA practitioners and students.

New to This Edition

“The second edition of this handbook represents a monumental effort to capture the breadth and depth of behavior analysis, from the history and philosophy of the field to cutting-edge research on staff training, function-based procedures for treating problem behaviors, and advances in telehealth. Of particular value are chapters on the treatment of drug addiction, pediatric feeding disorders, and behavioral gerontology. The contributors are a virtual 'who’s who' in the field who bring the reader up to date on every important topic; their voices come through clearly in each chapter. This comprehensive handbook is an ideal text for a graduate course in ABA and an invaluable reference for practitioners and students.”

—Jon S. Bailey, PhD, BCBA-D, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Florida State University


“The second edition of this handbook builds nicely on the excellent first edition, which I have turned to frequently over the years. New chapters cover the quantitative analysis of behavior, special populations and targets, and more. Chapters on basic behavioral principles and concepts strike the optimal balance in terms of their depth and translatability to applied work. Chapters on methodology, behavior change technologies, and professional issues also will be of great value to practitioners. The volume illustrates ABA approaches across multiple contexts, including autism, behavioral pediatrics, education, and others. This is a 'must-have,' 'must-read' handbook that will continue to be a great resource for applied researchers, clinicians, and students of behavior analysis.”

—Louis Hagopian, PhD, BCBA-D, Program Director, Neurobehavioral Unit, Kennedy Krieger Institute; Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


“A very impressive work that will benefit not only professionals and students in ABA, but also people with more basic and translational behavioral science interests. The contributors comprise a wide range of senior, mid-career, and junior leaders in their respective areas of expertise. Whatever their primary emphases, all behavior analysts should have ready access to the information in this second edition.”

—William J. McIlvane, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School


“Highly readable, well organized, and well researched, this is the foundational text for graduate training programs. Like the first edition, the exceptional second edition integrates theory, basic research, and applied work, which is essential to establish the skill sets needed by the next generation of ABA practitioners. The Handbook also serves as an invaluable resource for current researchers, clinicians, and academicians. The high-level expertise of the contributors is reflected in the thoroughness with which each topic is treated.”

—Jane S. Howard, PhD, BCBA-D, Department of Psychology and Child Development (Emeritus), California State University, Stanislaus; Chief Executive Officer, Therapeutic Pathways

Table of Contents

I. Introduction

1. Applied Behavior Analysis: History, Philosophy, Principles, and Basic Methods, Wayne W. Fisher, Rebecca A. Groff, & Henry S. Roane

II. Basic Principles and Concepts

2. Respondent (Pavlovian) Conditioning, John W. Donahoe & Rocío Vegas

3. Basic Operant Contingencies: Main Effects and Side Effects, A. Charles Catania

4. Schedules of Reinforcement, F. Charles Mace, Duncan Pritchard, & Heather Penney

5. Stimulus Control and Generalization, Joseph E. Spradlin, Jennifer L. Simon, & Wayne W. Fisher

6. Matching and Behavioral Momentum: Quantifying Choice and Persistence, Christopher A. Podlesnik, Corina Jimenez-Gomez, & Michael E. Kelley

7. Behavioral Economics: Principles and Applications, Iser G. DeLeon, Nathalie Fernandez, Kissel J. Goldman, Elizabeth Schieber, Brian D. Greer, & Derek D. Reed

III. Measurement, Design, and Methodological Issues

8. Defining and Measuring Behavior, SungWoo Kahng, Einar T. Ingvarsson, Anna M. Quigg, Kimberly E. Seckinger, Heather M. Teichman, & Casey J. Clay

9. Single-Case Experimental Designs, Nicole M. DeRosa, William E. Sullivan, Henry S. Roane, Andrew R. Craig, & Heather J. Kadey

IV. Behavioral Assessment

10. Identifying and Enhancing the Effectiveness of Positive Reinforcement, Valdeep Saini, Billie Retzlaff, Henry S. Roane, & Cathleen C. Piazza

11. Indirect Behavioral Assessments: Interviews and Rating Scales, Dana M. Gadaire, Michael E. Kelley, & Robert H. LaRue

12. Direct Observation, Rachel H. Thompson & John C. Borrero

13. Functional Analysis: History and Methods, Valdeep Saini, Wayne W. Fisher, Alison M. Betz, & Cathleen C. Piazza

V. Interventions for Increasing Desirable Behavior

14. Differential-Reinforcement Procedures, Jeffrey H. Tiger & Gregory P. Hanley

15. Building Complex Repertoires from Discrete Behaviors: Establishing Stimulus Control, Behavioral Chains, and Strategic Behavior, George H. Noell, Nathan A. Call, Scott P. Ardoin, & Sarah J. Miller

16. Teaching Verbal Behavior, Matt Tincani, Caio Miguel, Andy Bondy, & Shannon Crozier

17. Staff Training and Management, Dennis H. Reid, Niamh P. O'Kane, & Kenneth M. Macurik

VI. Interventions for Decreasing Problem Behavior

18. Developing Antecedent Interventions for Problem Behavior, Richard G. Smith

19. Developing Function-Based Extinction Procedures for Problem Behavior, Timothy R. Vollmer, Elizabeth Athens, & Jonathan K. Fernand

20. Developing Function-Based Reinforcement Procedures for Problem Behavior, Wayne W. Fisher, Brian D. Greer, & Kelly J. Bouxsein

21. Developing Function-Based Punishment Procedures for Problem Behavior, Dorothea C. Lerman & Lisa M. Toole

22. Token Economies, David Reitman, Kyle Boerke, & Areti Vassilopoulos

VII. Subspecialties in Applied Behavior Analysis

23. Behavioral Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Tiffany Kodak, Laura L. Grow, & Samantha C. J. Bergmann

24. Behavioral Pediatrics: Integrating Applied Behavior Analysis with Pediatric Medicine, Patrick C. Friman

25. A Behavior-Analytic Approach to Pediatric Feeding Disorders, Cathleen C. Piazza & Caitlin A. Kirkwood

26. Behavioral Approaches to Education, Brian K. Martens, Edward J. Daly III, John C. Begeny, & William E. Sullivan

27. Teacher Consultation in Behavioral Assessment and Intervention, Florence D. DiGennaro Reed, Lisa M. Hagermoser Sanetti, & Robin S. Codding

28. Teaching Safety Skills to Children, Raymond G. Miltenberger, Amy C. Gross, Diego Valbuena, & Sindy Sanchez

29. Behavior Analysis and Treatment of Drug Addiction: Recent Advances in Research on Abstinence Reinforcement, Kenneth Silverman, August F. Holtyn, Brantley P. Jarvis, & Shrinidhi Subramaniam

30. Behavioral Gerontology, Jonathan C. Baker, Linda A. LeBlanc, Brian MacNeill, & Paige B. Raetz

31. Telehealth and Applied Behavior Analysis, David P. Wacker, Kelly M. Schieltz, Alyssa N. Suess, & Scott D. Lindgren

32. Organizational Behavior Management, David A. Wilder & Nicole E. Gravina

VIII. Professional Issues in Applied Behavior Analysis

33. Behavior Analysis and Ethics, William O’Donohue & Kyle E. Ferguson

34. Professional Certification for Practicing Behavior Analysts, James E. Carr, Christine L. Ratcliff, Melissa R. Nosik, & James M. Johnston

Author Index

Subject Index


About the Editors

Wayne W. Fisher, PhD, BCBA-D, is the Henry Rutgers Endowed Professor of Pediatrics at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a core faculty member of the Brain Health Institute. He is also inaugural director of the Rutgers Center for Autism Research, Education, and Services (RUCARES) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. His influential research has focused on preference assessment, choice responding, and the assessment and treatment of autism and severe behavior disorders. Dr. Fisher has published over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles. He is a past editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, past president of the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior (SEAB), and a Fellow of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Dr. Fisher is a recipient of the Bush Leadership Award; the Nathan H. Azrin Distinguished Contribution to Applied Behavior Analysis Award and the SEAB Don Hake Translational Research Award from Division 25 (Behavior Analysis) of the American Psychological Association; and research and mentorship awards from the University of Nebraska.

Cathleen C. Piazza, PhD, BCBA-D, is Professor in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and founding director of the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program at Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Jersey. Dr. Piazza and her colleagues have examined various aspects of feeding disorders—among the most common health problems in children—and have developed a series of interventions to address them. Her research has established strong empirical support for applied-behavior-analytic interventions for feeding disorders. Dr. Piazza is a former editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, past president of the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, and a Fellow of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). She is a recipient of the Nathan H. Azrin Distinguished Contribution to Applied Behavior Analysis Award from Division 25 (Behavior Analysis) of the American Psychological Association and the Outstanding Mentor Award from the ABAI.

Henry S. Roane, PhD, BCBA-D, is Vice President of Clinical Quality at Sprout Therapy and holds the Gregory S. Liptak, MD, Professorship of Child Development in the Department of Pediatrics at the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University. Dr. Roane serves as Chief of the Division of Development, Behavior and Genetics; Director of the Golisano Center for Special Needs; and Chair of the Behavior Analysis Studies Program at Upstate. He is Editor-in-Chief of Behavioral Development and has served as an associate editor and editorial board member for journals in the fields of pediatrics, behavior analysis, and school psychology. Dr. Roane has coauthored over 100 research articles and chapters as well as several academic texts on the assessment and treatment of behavior disorders in children with autism and related disorders. He is a Fellow of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, a member of the Society for Pediatric Research, and a previous recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service.

Contributors

Scott P. Ardoin, PhD, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia

Elizabeth Athens, PhD, ABA Learning Center, and Department of Disability and Community Studies, Douglas College, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Jonathan C. Baker, PhD, Department of Psychology, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan

John C. Begeny, PhD, Department of Psychology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina

Samantha C. J. Bergmann, PhD, Department of Behavior Analysis, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

Alison M. Betz, PhD, Betz Behavioral Consulting, LLC, Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Kyle Boerke, PhD, Center for Psychological Studies, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Andy Bondy, PhD, Pyramid Educational Consultants, New Castle, Delaware

John C. Borrero, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland

Kelly J. Bouxsein, MS, CHI Health, Omaha, Nebraska

Nathan A. Call, PhD, Marcus Autism Center, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia

James E. Carr, PhD, Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Littleton, Colorado

A. Charles Catania, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland

Casey J. Clay, PhD, Thompson Autism Center, Children’s Hospital of Orange County and Chapman University, Orange, California

Robin S. Codding, PhD, Department of Applied Psychology, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts

Andrew R. Craig, PhD, Departments of Pediatrics, Behavior Analysis Studies, and Neuroscience and Physiology, State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York

Shannon Crozier, PhD, Behavior University, Las Vegas, Nevada

Edward J. Daly III, PhD, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska

Iser G. DeLeon, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Nicole M. DeRosa, PsyD, Departments of Pediatrics and Behavior Analysis Studies, State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York

Florence D. DiGennaro Reed, PhD, Department of Applied Behavioral Science, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

John W. Donahoe, PhD, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Massachusetts–Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts

Kyle E. Ferguson, PhD, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; Squaxin Island Health Clinic, Shelton, Washington

Jonathan K. Fernand, PhD, Department of Applied Behavior Analysis, Aurora University, Aurora, Illinois

Nathalie Fernandez, MS, Department of Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Wayne W. Fisher, PhD, Department of Pediatrics and Brain Health Institute, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and Rutgers Center for Autism Research, Education, and Services, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Patrick C. Friman, PhD, Clinical Services and Research, Boys Town, Boys Town, Nebraska

Dana M. Gadaire, PsyD, Department of Counseling and Human Services, The University of Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania

Kissel J. Goldman, PhD, Florida Children’s Institute, Jacksonville, Florida

Nicole E. Gravina, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Brian D. Greer, PhD, Department of Pediatrics and Brain Health Institute, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and Rutgers Center for Autism Research, Education, and Services, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Rebecca A. Groff, MA, BTEC Behavioral Therapy, Inc., Pensacola, Florida

Amy C. Gross, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Laura L. Grow, PhD, Executive Director, Garden Academy, West Orange, New Jersey

Lisa M. Hagermoser Sanetti, PhD, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut

Gregory P. Hanley, PhD, FTF Behavioral Consulting, Worcester, Massachusetts

August F. Holtyn, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center for Learning and Health, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

Einar T. Ingvarsson, PhD, Virginia Institute of Autism, Charlottesville, Virginia

Brantley P. Jarvis, PhD, Knoweiss, LLC, Fairfax, Virginia

Corina Jimenez-Gomez, PhD, Center for Autism Research, Treatment, and Training, Department of Psychological Sciences, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

James M. Johnston, PhD, Department of Psychology, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

Heather J. Kadey, MS, Department of Pediatrics, Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, Syracuse, New York

SungWoo Kahng, PhD, Department of Applied Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Michael E. Kelley, PhD, Department of Counseling and Human Services, The University of Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania

Caitlin A. Kirkwood, PhD, Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health, Wilmington, North Carolina

Tiffany Kodak, PhD, Department of Psychology, Behavior Analysis Program, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Robert H. LaRue, PhD, Department of Applied Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Linda A. LeBlanc, PhD, LeBlanc Behavioral Consulting, Denver, Colorado

Dorothea C. Lerman, PhD, Department of Clinical, Health, and Applied Sciences, University of Houston– Clear Lake, Houston, Texas

Scott D. Lindgren, PhD, Stead Family Department of Pediatrics, The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa

F. Charles Mace, PhD, retired, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Brian MacNeill, MA, Department of Psychology, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Kenneth M. Macurik, PhD, Spectrum Transformation, Richmond, Virginia

Brian K. Martens, PhD, Department of Psychology, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

Caio Miguel, PhD, Department of Psychology, California State University, Sacramento, California

Sarah J. Miller, PhD, Department of Psychology, Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

Raymond G. Miltenberger, PhD, Department of Child and Family Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

George H. Noell, PhD, Department of Psychology, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia

Melissa R. Nosik, PhD, Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Littleton, Colorado

William O’Donohue, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Las Vegas–Reno, Reno, Nevada

Niamh P. O’Kane, MA, private practice, Arlington, Tennessee

Heather Penney, MSc, Aran Hall School, Rhydymain, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, Wales, United Kingdom

Cathleen C. Piazza, PhD, Department of Applied Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Christopher A. Podlesnik, PhD, Department of Psychological Sciences, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

Duncan Pritchard, PhD, Aran Hall School, Rhydymain, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, Wales, United Kingdom

Anna M. Quigg, PhD, Occupational Therapy Program, Cox College, Springfield, Missouri

Christine L. Ratcliff, MS, Behavioral Health Center of Excellence and School of Behavior Analysis, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida

Paige B. Raetz, PhD, Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center, Phoenix, Arizona

Derek D. Reed, PhD, Department of Applied Behavioral Science, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

Dennis H. Reid, PhD, Carolina Behavior Analysis and Support Center, Morganton, North Carolina

David Reitman, PhD, College of Psychology, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Billie Retzlaff, PhD, Intermediate School District 917, Rosemount, Minnesota

Henry S. Roane, PhD, Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York

Valdeep Saini, PhD, Department of Applied Disability Studies, Brock University, St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada

Sindy Sanchez, PhD, Comprehensive Behavioral Consulting, Tampa, Florida

Elizabeth Schieber, MS, Department of Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Kelly M. Schieltz, PhD, Stead Family Department of Pediatrics, University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa

Kimberly E. Seckinger, PhD, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Kenneth Silverman, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center for Learning and Health, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

Jennifer L. Simon, PhD, private practice, Lawrence, Kansas

Richard G. Smith, PhD, LBA-TX, Department of Behavior Analysis, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

Joseph E. Spradlin, PhD, Department of Applied Behavioral Science (Emeritus), University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

Shrinidhi Subramaniam, PhD, Department of Psychology and Child Development, California State University–Stanislaus, Turlock, California

Alyssa N. Suess, PhD, Child Psychology, Chatter Pediatric Therapy, Williston, North Dakota

William E. Sullivan, PhD, Departments of Pediatrics and Behavior Analysis Studies, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York

Heather M. Teichman, MEd, Beacon Services of Connecticut, Cromwell, Connecticut

Rachel H. Thompson, PhD, Department of Psychology, Western New England University, Springfield, Massachusetts

Jeffrey H. Tiger, PhD, Department of Psychology, Marquette University, Marquette, Wisconsin

Matt Tincani, PhD, Department of Teaching and Learning, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Lisa M. Toole, MA, Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Diego Valbuena, PhD, Comprehensive Behavioral Consulting, Tampa, Florida

Areti Vassilopoulos, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Rocío Vegas, PhD, Institute of Psychology, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela

Timothy R. Vollmer, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

David P. Wacker, PhD, Stead Family Department of Pediatrics, The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa

David A. Wilder, PhD, School of Behavior Analysis, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida

Audience

Behavior analysts and trainees working with children and adults, including special educators, school and clinical psychologists, autism specialists, and behavioral medicine professionals.

Course Use

Serves as a primary text for graduate-level courses and certification programs in ABA or as a supplemental text for courses on treatment of problem behaviors.
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