The purpose of this article is to review the importance of play in a young child's life and to discuss the importance of measuring play when designing interventions for children with autism. Furthermore, this paper will present an example of a consistent and reliable observation system that assesses the complexity and variety of play on children with autism and with typically developing children.
Article discussing current thinking about adult education and blended learning technologies, as well as examples of emerging possibilities of multimedia technology in the development of teaching materials.
Article discussing neural systems supporting avoidance behavior in healthy youths. The author's investigation examined brain activation patterns to threatening cues that prompted avoidance in healthy youths.
August 15, 2010
Schlund, Michael W.; Siegle, Greg J.; Ladouceur, Cecile D.; Silk, Jennifer S.; Cataldo, Michael F.; Forbes, Erika E. et al.
Article on amygdala involvement in human avoidance, escape and approach behavior. The authors examine amygdala reactivity to threatening cues when avoidance responding consistently prevented contact with an upcoming aversive event (money loss).
November 1, 2010
Schlund, Michael W. & Cataldo, Michael F.
This article contains a response to the article by Critchfield (2011) entitled "Interesting Times: Practice, Science, and Professional Associations in Behavior Analysis", including a concern about the effect of seprating science and practice on the future of behavior analysis.
Bayles, Makenzie W.; Boutain, Ariana R.; Ackerlund Brandt, Julie A.; Call, Nikki; Dracobly, Joseph D.; Greer, Brian D. et al.
This article explores how generalized anxiety modulates frontal and limbic activation in major depression. The authors' findings highlight frontal and limbic hypoactivation in patients with depression and comorbid anxiety and indicate that anxiety level may modulate frontal and limbic activation depending upon the emotional context.
February 9, 2012
Schlund, Michael W.; Verduzco, Guillermo; Cataldo, Michael F. & Hoehn-Saric, Rudolf
This article describes an investigation in which 30 healthy adults underwent functional neuroimaging while completing an avoidance task in which responses to an Avoidable CS+ threat prevented delivery of an aversive stimulus, but not to an Unavoidable CS+ threat.
June 10, 2015
Schlund, Michael W.; Brewer, Adam T.; Richman, David M.; Magee, Sandy K. & Dymond, Simon
Article discussing advances, challenges, and future directions for training of behavior analysts for autism services within the context of higher education in the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Norway, and Sweden.
This article highlights concerns in recent changes to the Registered Behavior Technician™ certification (RBT®) including the processes of training, supervising, and becoming an RBT®. It then proposes solutions to improve the RBT® certification.
August 6, 2020
Leaf, Justin B.; Leaf, Ronald; McEachin, John; Bondy, Andy; Cihon, Joseph H.; Detrich, Ronnie et al.
This article is a perspective arguing that response systems can be understood as an interaction between anatomically constrained behavioral topographies occasioned by currently present stimuli and a history of reinforcement.