The Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center at UMass Medical School has a rich history of supporting research, education, and service aimed at improving the quality of life for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families. This collection showcases journal articles and other publications and presentations written by faculty and researchers at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center.

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Publications from 2014

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Educating first responders to provide emergency services to individuals with disabilities, Susan B. Wolf-Fordham, Janet S. Twyman, and Charles D. Hamad

Publications from 2013

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Assistive Technology (AT): Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Research, Education, and Service Delivery, Alkim Akyurtlu, Deirdra Murphy, Alexandra Bonardi, Tom Mercier, and Craig Armiento

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Is body mass index a useful measure of excess body fatness in adolescents and young adults with Down syndrome?, Linda G. Bandini, R. K. Fleming, R. Scampini, James Gleason, and Aviva Must

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Comparison of physical activity between children with autism spectrum disorders and typically developing children, Linda G. Bandini, James Gleason, Carol Curtin, Keith Lividini, Sarah E. Anderson, Sharon A. Cermak, Melissa Maslin, and Aviva Must

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Accuracy of Dietary Reference Intakes for determining energy requirements in girls, Linda G. Bandini, Keith Lividini, Sarah M. Phillips, and Aviva Must

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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and obesity in US males and females, age 8-15 years: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2001-2004, H. C. Michelle Byrd, Carol Curtin, and S E. Anderson

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Uncovering the evidence: Systematic review of interventions to reduce oral health disparities between adults with Intellectual Disability and the general population, Christine J. Clifford, Alexandra Bonardi, Nancy E. Harger, and Matthew Holder

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Parent support improves weight loss in adolescents and young adults with Down syndrome, Carol Curtin, Linda G. Bandini, Aviva Must, James Gleason, Keith Lividini, Sarah Phillips, Misha Eliasziw, Melissa C. T. Maslin, and Richard K. Fleming

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The association between ADHD and eating disorders/pathology in adolescents: A systematic review, Carol Curtin, Sherry L. Pagoto, and Eric O. Mick

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Quantitative assessment of craniofacial morphology in Johanson-Blizzard syndrome, Curtis K. Deutsch, Tania Hreczko, and Lewis B. Holmes

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Translational Research in Behavior Analysis, William V. Dube

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The relationship between coping styles in response to unfair treatment and understanding of diabetes self-care, Michelle L. Dyke, Yendelela L. Cuffee, Jewell H. Halanych, Richard H. McManus, Carol Curtin, and Jeroan J. Allison

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Go/No-Go Procedure with Compound Stimuli: Effects of Training Structure On the Emergence of Equivalence Classes, Priscila C. Grisante, Fernanda L. Galesi, Nathali M. Sabino, Paula Debert, Erik Arntzen, and William J. McIlvane

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Emotional facial and vocal expressions during story retelling by children and adolescents with high-functioning autism, Ruth B. Grossman, Lisa R. Edelson, and Helen Tager-Flusberg

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Computational Approaches to Measurement of Visual Attention: Modeling Overselectivity in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Nurit Haspel, Alison R. Shell, and Curtis K. Deutsch

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A 3D anthropometric analysis of the orolabial region in Chinese young adults, Yasas S. N. Jayaratne, Curtis K. Deutsch, and Roger A. Zwahlen

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Normative findings for periocular anthropometric measurements among Chinese young adults in Hong Kong, Yasas S. N. Jayaratne, Curtis K. Deutsch, and Roger A. Zwahlen

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Re: Meeting the needs of patients with learning disabilities, Emily Lauer, Alexandra Bonardi, and Steven D. Staugaitis

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Visual field bias in hearing and deaf adults during judgments of facial expression and identity, Susan M. Letourneau and Teresa V. Mitchell

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Rapid Cue Reversal Learning, Karen M. Lionello-DeNolf

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Membership of Defined Responses in Stimulus Classes, Karen M. Lionello-DeNolf and Paula Braga-Kenyon

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Persistence during extinction: examining the effects of continuous and intermittent reinforcement on problem behavior, Jacquelyn M. MacDonald, William H. Ahearn, Diana Parry-Cruwys, Stacie Bancroft, and William V. Dube

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"Associative concept learning in animals" by Zentall, Wasserman, and Urcuioli: A commentary, William J. McIlvane

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Simple and Complex Discrimination Learning, William J. McIlvane

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Behavioral and neural evidence of increased attention to the bottom half of the face in deaf signers, Teresa V. Mitchell, Susan M. Letourneau, and Melissa C. T. Maslin

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Tracking blood lead and zinc protoporphyrin levels in Andean adults working in a lead contaminated environment, Fernando Ortega, S. Allen Counter, Leo H. Buchanan, Angelica M. Coronel Parra, Maria Angela Collaguaso, and Anthony B. Jacobs

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Declining blood lead and zinc protoporphyrin levels in Ecuadorian Andean children, Fernando Ortega, S. Allen Counter, Leo H. Buchanan, Angelica M. Coronel Parra, Maria Angela Collaguaso, Anthony B. Jacobs, Nader Rifai, and Patricia Nolan Hoover

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Idiosyncratic variables affecting functional analysis outcomes: A review (2001-2010), Kevin J. Schlichenmeyer, Eileen M. Roscoe, Griffin W. Rooker, Emily E. Wheeler, and William V. Dube

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Perceptual factors influence visual search for meaningful symbols in individuals with intellectual disabilities and down syndrome or autism spectrum disorders, Krista M. Wilkinson and William J. McIlvane

Publications from 2012

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Meals in Our Household: reliability and initial validation of a questionnaire to assess child mealtime behaviors and family mealtime environments, Sarah E. Anderson, Aviva Must, Carol Curtin, and Linda G. Bandini

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Considering Culture in Autism Screening: Lessons Learned by the MA Act Early Team, Stephanie Blenner, Kathleen Braden, Roula Choueiri, Elaine Gabovitch, David Helm, Tracy Osbahr, Nicole Prudent, Alison Schonwald, and Jason Travers

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Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services Medication Review, Alexandra Bonardi, Gail Grossman, and Emily Lauer

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Restricted stimulus control in stimulus control shaping with a capuchin monkey, Ana Leda F. Brino, Olavo F. Galvao, Romariz S. Barros, Paulo R. K. Goulart, and William J. McIlvane

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Acoustic stapedius muscle reflex in mercury-exposed Andean children and adults, S. Allen Counter, Leo H. Buchanan, and Fernando Ortega

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Association of hemoglobin levels and brainstem auditory evoked responses in lead-exposed children, S. Allen Counter, Leo H. Buchanan, and Fernando Ortega

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Non-Mendelian etiologic factors in neuropsychiatric illness: pleiotropy, epigenetics, and convergence, Curtis K. Deutsch and William J. McIlvane

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The Farkas System of Craniofacial Anthropometry: Methodology and Normative Databases, Curtis K. Deutsch, Alison Shell, Roberta W. Francis, and Barbara Dixon Bird

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Comparison of putative intermediate phenotypes in schizophrenia patients with and without obsessive-compulsive disorder: examining evidence for the schizo-obsessive subtype, Anna R. Docherty, Michael J. Coleman, Xiawei Tu, Curtis K. Deutsch, Nancy R. Mendell, and Deborah L. Levy

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Obesity and Weight Regulation, Richard K. Fleming

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Quality matters! Differences between expressive and receptive non-verbal communication skills in adolescents with ASD, Ruth B. Grossman and Helen Tager-Flusberg

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Learning of Equivalence Classes, Karen M. Lionello-DeNolf

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Categories of Relations Between Stimuli: Foundations for Transitive Inference and Other Emergent Behavior, Harry A. MacKay

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Training and Generalization of Complex Auditory-Visual Conditional Discriminations in Individuals With Autism: New Procedures Using Dynamic Stimuli, Harry A. MacKay, Brooks Thompson, and William J. McIlvane

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Some Things We Learned from Sidman and Some We Did Not (We Think), William J. McIlvane and Joanne B. Kledaras

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An Intervention to Monitor and Reduce Fall Rates Among Adults with Intellectual Disability (ID), Courtney Noblett-Dutra, Alexandra Bonardi, Emily Lauer, and Sharon Oxx

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Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and the Clinical Management of Obesity, Sherry L. Pagoto, Carol Curtin, Bradley M. Appelhans, and Miguel Alonso-Alonso

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Differential expression of components of the retinoic acid signaling pathway in the adult mouse olfactory epithelium, Carolyn E. Peluso, Woochan Jang, Ursula C. Drager, and James E. Schwob

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Stimulus equivalence, generalization, and contextual stimulus control in verbal classes, Zuilma Gabriela Sigurethardottir, Harry A. MacKay, and Gina Green

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Genetic association of GABA-A receptor alpha-2 and mu opioid receptor with cocaine cue-reactivity: evidence for inhibitory synaptic neurotransmission involvement in cocaine dependence, David A. Smelson, Lei Yu, Steven Buyske, Gerardo Gonzalez, Jay Tischfield, Curtis K. Deutsch, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Head Circumference Measurement and Growth: Application to Neurodevelopment, Sarah Jane Webb, Alison R. Shell, Jason Cuomo, Guy Jensen, and Curtis K. Deutsch

Publications from 2011

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Transient retinoic acid signaling confers anterior-posterior polarity to the inner ear, Jinwoong Bok, Steven Raft, Kyoung-Ah Kong, Soo Kyung Koo, Ursula C. Drager, and Doris K. Wu

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Developing an Operational Definition of Intellectual Disability for the Purpose of National Health Surveillance, Alexandra Bonardi and Emily Lauer

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Sample stimulus control shaping and restricted stimulus control in capuchin monkeys: a methodological note, Ana Leda F. Brino, Romariz da Silva Barros, Olavo F. Galvao, M. Garotti, Ilara R. N. da Cruz, Jose R. Santos, William V. Dube, and William J. McIlvane

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Environmental lead exposure and otoacoustic emissions in Andean children, Leo H. Buchanan, S. Allen Counter, and Fernando Ortega

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Relational discrimination by pigeons in a go/no-go procedure with compound stimuli: a methodological note, Heloisa Cursi Campos, Paula Debert, Romariz da Silva Barros, and William J. McIlvane

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Non-psychiatric health problems among psychiatric inpatients with intellectual disabilities, Lauren Charlot, Susan L. Abend, Paula D. Ravin, Mastis Kimberly, Anne T. Hunt, and Curtis K. Deutsch

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Assessment of auditory brainstem function in lead-exposed children using stapedius muscle reflexes, S. Allen Counter, Leo H. Buchanan, Fernando Ortega, Jeannette van der Velde, and Erik Borg

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Retinoic acid influences neuronal migration from the ganglionic eminence to the cerebral cortex, James E. Crandall, Timothy Goodman, Deirdre M. McCarthy, Gregg Duester, Pradeep G. Bhide, Ursula C. Drager, and Peter J. McCaffery

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Conditional Discriminations by Preverbal Children in an Identity Matching-to-Sample Task, Maria Stella de Alcantara Gil, Thais Porlan de Oliveira, and William J. McIlvane

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Recombinative reading derived from pseudoword instruction in a miniature linguistic system, Elenice S. Hanna, Marina Kohlsdorf, Regiane S. Quinteiro, Raquel Maria de Melo, Deisy das GraCas de Souza, Julio C. de Rose, and William J. McIlvane

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Comprehension by design: Teaching young learners how to comprehend what they read, Marta Leon, Victoria Ford, Hirofumi Shimizu, April Heimlich Stretz, Jay Thompson, Melinda Sota, Janet S. Twyman, and T. V. Joe Layng

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Gaze patterns during identity and emotion judgments in hearing adults and deaf users of American Sign Language, Susan M. Letourneau and Teresa V. Mitchell

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Contextual influences on resistance to disruption in children with intellectual disabilities, Karen M. Lionello-DeNolf and William V. Dube

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Evaluating merger and intersection of equivalence classes with one member in common, Harry A. MacKay, Krista M. Wilkinson, Colleen Farrell, and Richard W. Serna

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The double ABCX model of adaptation in racially diverse families with a school-age child with autism, Margaret M. Manning, Laurel Wainwright, and Jillian Bennett

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Resistance to disruption in a classroom setting, Diana E. Parry-Cruwys, Carrie M. Neal, William H. Ahearn, Emily E. Wheeler, Raseeka Premchander, Melissa B. Loeb, and William V. Dube

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Saitohin, which is nested within the tau gene, interacts with tau and Abl and its human-specific allele influences Abl phosphorylation, Yan Wang, Lei Gao, Christopher G. Conrad, and Athena Andreadis

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An SRp75/hnRNPG Complex Interacting with hnRNPE2 Regulates the 5' Splice Site of Tau Exon 10, Whose Misregulation Causes Frontotemporal Dementia, Yan Wang, Junning Wang, Lei Gao, Stefan Stamm, and Athena Andreadis

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Preliminary investigation of visual attention to human figures in photographs: potential considerations for the design of aided AAC visual scene displays, Krista M. Wilkinson and Janice Light

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Facilitating children's ability to distinguish symbols for emotions: the effects of background color cues and spatial arrangement of symbols on accuracy and speed of search, Krista M. Wilkinson and Julie Snell

Publications from 2010

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Cebus cf. apella exhibits rapid acquisition of complex stimulus relations and emergent performance by exclusion, Ana Leda F. Brino, Ana Paula Bemerguy Assumpcao, Rodolfo da Silva Campos, Olavo F. Galvao, and William J. McIlvane

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Food selectivity and sensory sensitivity in children with autism spectrum disorders, Sharon A. Cermak, Carol Curtin, and Linda G. Bandini

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Observing behavior and atypically restricted stimulus control, William V. Dube, Chata A. Dickson, Lyn M. Balsamo, Kristin Lombard O'Donnell, Gerson Y. Tomanari, Kevin M. Farren, Emily E. Wheeler, and William J. McIlvane

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The influence of a sensitive period for auditory-visual integration in children with cochlear implants, Phillip M. Gilley, Anu Sharma, Teresa V. Mitchell, and Michael F. Dorman

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Changing the landscape of autism research: the autism genetic resource exchange, Clara M. Lajonchere, AGRE Consortium, and Curtis K. Deutsch

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Evaluation of resistance to change under different disrupter conditions in children with autism and severe intellectual disability, Karen M. Lionello-Denolf, William V. Dube, and William J. McIlvane

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Some Current Dimensions of Translational Behavior Analysis: From Laboratory Research to Intervention for Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders, William J. McIlvane, William V. Dube, Karen M. Lionello-DeNolf, Richard W. Serna, Romariz da Silva Barros, and Olavo F. Galvao

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Weight loss following a clinic-based weight loss program among adults with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms, Sherry L. Pagoto, Carol Curtin, Linda G. Bandini, Sarah E. Anderson, Kristin L. Schneider, Jamie S. Bodenlos, and Yunsheng Ma

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Detection of retinoic acid catabolism with reporter systems and by in situ hybridization for CYP26 enzymes, Yasuo Sakai and Ursula C. Drager

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TerraKids: An Interactive Web Site Where Kids Learn about Saving the Environment, Janet S. Twyman

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Preliminary Exploration of the Effect of Background Color on the Speed and Accuracy of Search for an Aided Symbol Target by Typically Developing Preschoolers, Krista M. Wilkinson and Bridgett Coombs

Publications from 2009

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The Balance between Choice and Control: Risk Management in New Zealand Intellectual Disability Services, Alexandra Bonardi

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Emergent conditional relations in a Go/No-Go procedure: figure-ground and stimulus-position compound relations, Paula Debert, Edson M. Huziwara, Robson Brino Faggiani, Maria Eugenia Simoes De Mathis, and William J. McIlvane

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Teaching Generative Reading Via Recombination of Minimal Textual Units: A Legacy of Verbal Behavior to Children in Brazil, Deisy das GraCas de Souza, Julio C. de Rose, Thais C. Faleiros, Renato Bortoloti, Elenice S. Hanna, and William J. McIlvane

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Behavioral Momentum: Translational Research in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, William V. Dube, William H. Ahearn, Karen M. Lionello-DeNolf, and William J. McIlvane

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Family-Centered Care for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Review, Elaine Gabovitch and Carol Curtin

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Electrophysiological correlates of stimulus equivalence processes, Barry Haimson, Krista M. Wilkinson, Celia Rosenquist, Carolyn Ouimet, and William J. McIlvane

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Recombinative Generalization in Minimal Verbal Unit-Based Reading Instruction for Pre-Reading Children, Maria Martha Costa Hubner, Renata Christina Gomes, and William J. McIlvane

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The search for symmetry: 25 years in review, Karen M. Lionello-Denolf

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Translational Behavior Analysis: From Laboratory Science in Stimulus Control to Intervention with Persons with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, William J. McIlvane

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Exclusion Learning and Emergent Symbolic Category Formation in Individuals with Severe Language Impairments and Intellectual Disabilities, Krista M. Wilkinson, Celia Rosenquist, and William J. McIlvane

Publications from 2008

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Relational learning in children with deafness and cochlear implants, Ana Claudia Almeida-Verdu, Edson M. Huziwara, Deisy das GraCas de Souza, Julio C. de Rose, Maria Cecilia Bevilacqua, Jair Lopes Jr., Christiane O. Alves, and William J. McIlvane

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Change in leptin, body composition and other hormones around menarche--a visual representation, Linda G. Bandini, Aviva Must, Elena N. Naumova, Sarah E. Anderson, Sonia Caprio, Jennifer L. Spadano-Gasbarro, and William H. Dietz

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Mood and Anxiety Symptoms in Psychiatric Inpatients with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Depression, Lauren Charlot, Curtis K. Deutsch, Aranya Albert, Anne Hunt, Daniel F. Connor, and William J. McIlvane

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Attention deficits, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and intellectual disabilities, Curtis K. Deutsch, William V. Dube, and William J. McIlvane

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Heterogeneity and hypothesis testing in neuropsychiatric illness, Curtis K. Deutsch, Wesley W. Ludwig, and William J. McIlvane

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A Comparison of Exclusion and Trial-and-Error Procedures: Primary and Secondary Effects, Christiana Ferrari, Julio C. de Rose, and William J. McIlvane

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Behavioral Health in Developmental Disabilities: A Comprehensive Program of Nutrition, Exercise, and Weight Reduction, Richard K. Fleming, Elise A. Stokes, Carol Curtin, Linda G. Bandini, James Gleason, Renee Scampini, Melissa C. T. Maslin, and Charles D. Hamad

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A Novel Method for Teaching the First Instances of Simple Discrimination to Nonverbal Children with Autism in a Laboratory Environment, Karen M. Lionello-Denolf, Romariz da Silva Barros, and William J. McIlvane

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Reversal learning set and functional equivalence in children with and without autism, Karen M. Lionello-DeNolf, William J. McIlvane, Daniela S. Canovas, Deisy das GraCas de Souza, and Romariz da Silva Barros