Current Research

Recent Publications (2005 - 2010)

Dufrene, B.A., Reisener, C.D., Olmi, D.J., Zoder-Martell, K., McNutt, M.R., & Horn, D.R (In press).  Peer tutoring for reading fluency as a feasible and effective alternative in response to intervention systems.  Journal of Behavioral Education.

Gryczkowski, M., Jordan, S. S., & Mercer, S. H. (in press). Differential relations between mothers’ and fathers’ parenting practices and child externalizing behavior. Journal of Child and Family Studies.

LeGray, M., Dufrene, B.A., Sterling-Turner, H.E., Olmi, D.J., & Bellone, K.  (In press).  A Comparison of Function-Based Differential Reinforcement Interventions for Preschool Students Engaging in Disruptive Behavior.  Journal of Behavioral Education.

Mercer, S. H., & DeRosier, M. E. (in press). Selection and socialization of internalizing problems in middle childhood. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology.

Sarno, J.M., Sterling-Turner, H.E., Mueller, M.M., Dufrene, B.A., Tingstrom, D.M., & Olmi., D.J.  (In press).  Escape-to-Attention as a Potential Variable for Maintaining Problem Behavior in the School Setting.  School Psychology Review.

Burns, M. K., & Sterling-Turner, H. E. (2010). Comparison of efficiency measures for academic interventions based on acquisition and maintenance. Psychology in the Schools, 47, 126-134.

Mercer, S. H., & DeRosier, M. E. (2010). A prospective investigation of teacher preference and student perceptions of the student–teacher relationship. Psychology in the Schools, 47, 184-192.

Schanding, T. G., & Sterling-Turner, H. E. (2010). Use of the mystery motivator for a high school class. Journal of Applied School Psychology, 1, 38 – 53.

Blaze, J. T. & Shwalb, D. W. (2009). Resource loss and relocation: A follow-up study of adolescents two years after Hurricane Katrina. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 1 , 312-322.

DeRosier, M. E., & Mercer, S. H. (2009). Perceived atypicality as a predictor of social rejection and peer victimization: Implications for emotional adjustment and academic achievement. Psychology in the Schools, 46, 375-387.

Harrell, A. W., Mercer, S. H., & DeRosier, M. E. (2009). Improving the social-behavioral adjustment of adolescents: The effectiveness of a social skills group intervention. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 18, 378-387.

Mercer, S. H., McMillen, J., & DeRosier, M. E. (2009). Predicting change in children's aggression and victimization using classroom-level descriptive norms of aggression and pro-social behavior. Journal of School Psychology, 47, 267-289.

Schanding, G. T., Jr., Tingstrom, D. H., & Sterling-Turner, H. E. (2009). Evaluation of stimulus preference assessment methods with general education students. Psychology in the Schools, 46, 89-99.

Dufrene, B.A. & Watson, T.S., Kazmerski, J.S. (2008).  Functional analysis and treatment of nail biting. Behavior Modification, 32, 913-927.

Gilbertson, D.N., Duhon, G., Witt, J.C., & Dufrene, B.A. (2008).  Effects of academic response rates on time-on-task in the classroom for students at academic and behavioral risk.  Education and Treatment of Children, 31, 153-165.

Gilbertson, D.N., Witt, J.C., Duhon, G., & Dufrene, B.A. (2008). Using brief assessments to select math fluency and on-task behavior interventions: An investigation of treatment utility.  Education and Treatment of Children, 31, 167-181.

Mercer, S. H., & DeRosier, M. E. (2008). Teacher preference, peer rejection, and student aggression: A prospective study of transactional influence and independent contributions to emotional adjustment and grades. Journal of School Psychology, 46, 661-685.

Roberts, D. S., Tingstrom, D. H., Olmi, D. J., & Bellipanni, K. D. (2008). Positive antecedent and consequent components in child compliance training. Behavior Modification, 32, 21-38.

Watson, T. S., & Sterling-Turner, H. E. (2008). Direct behavioral consultation. In A. Thomas & J. Grimes (Eds.) Best Practices in School Psychology (5th ed.) (1661-1672). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.

Dufrene, B.A., Doggett, R.A., Henington, C., & Watson, T.S. (2007).  Functional assessment and intervention for disruptive classroom behaviors in preschool and Head Start classrooms.  Journal of Behavioral Education, 16, 368-388.

Dufrene, B.A., & Warzak, W.J. (2007). Brief experimental analysis of Spanish Reading Fluency: An Exploratory Evaluation.  Journal of Behavioral Education, 16, 143-154.

Everett, G. E., Olmi, D. J., Edwards, R. P., Tingstrom, D. H., Sterling-Turner, H. E., & Christ, T. J. (2007). An empirical investigation of time-out with and without escape extinction to treat escape maintained noncompliance. Behavior Modification, 31, 412-434.

Sterling-Turner, H. E., & Jordan, S. (2007). Interventions addressing transition difficulties for individuals with autism. Psychology in the Schools, 44, 681-690.

Wilczynski, S. M., Menousek, K., Hunter, M., & Mudgal, D. (2007). Individualized education programs for youth with autism spectrum disorders. Psychology in the Schools, 44, 653-666.

Scattone, D., Tingstrom, D. H., & Wilczynski, S. M. (2006). Increasing appropriate social interactions of children with autism spectrum disorders using social stories™. Focus on Autism and other Developmental Disabilities, 21, 211-222.

Tingstrom, D., Sterling-Turner, H. E., Wilczynski, S. M. (2006). The good behavior game: 1969 - 2002. Behavior Modification, 30, 225-253.

Everett, G. E., Olmi, D. J., Edwards, R. P., & Tingstrom, D. H. (2005). The contributions of eye contact and contingent praise to effective instruction delivery in compliance training. Education and Treatment of Children, 28, 48-62.

Mueller, M. M., Sterling-Turner, H. E., & Moore, J. W. (2005). Towards developing a classroom-based functional analysis condition to assess escape-to-attention as a variable maintaining problem behavior. School Psychology Review, 34, 425-431.

Patel, M.R., Piazza, C.C., Layer, S.A., Coleman, R., & Swartzwelder, D.M. (2005). A systematic evaluation of food textures to decrease packing and increase oral intake in children with pediatric feeding disorders. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 38, 89-100.
 Recent Presentations (2008-2010)

Blaze, J. T. & Howard, J. N. (2010, March). HBOS: A free behavioral observation system for Windows Mobile devices. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Chicago, IL.

Harpole, L. L., Mullooly, L., Clark, C., Hardy, C., Sherman, J., Maldonado, A., Halphen, J., Mitchell, R., Lambert, A., & Zoder-Martell, K. (2010, March). Academic interventions for students in alternative behavioral settings. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Chicago, IL.

Harpole, L. L., Benshoof, S., Olmi, D. J., & Bellone, K. (2010, March). Check In-Check Out intervention for students reintegrating from alternative placements. Paper session presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Chicago, IL.

Hunt, B., Pritchard, N. F., Sterling-Turner, H. (2010). Prompt and prompt fading strategies in academic interventions. Paper Presentation at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

LeGray, M., Dufrene, B.A. (2010, March). Using pre-teaching with differential reinforcement of alternative behavior to reduce disruptive behavior exhibited by preschool students. Poster presented at the 42nd Annual Convention, National Association of School Psychologists, Chicago, IL.

Menousek, K. M., Olmi, D. J., Dufrene, B. A., Tingstrom, D., & Mercer, S. (2010, March). An investigation of the classroom component of PBIS. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Chicago, IL.

Menousek, K. M., Harpole, L. L., Olmi, D. J., & Sterling-Turner, H. E. (2010, March). Increasing reading fluency with a family- and school-led intervention. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Chicago, IL.

Mercer, S. H., & Sterling-Turner, H. E. (2010, March). Baseline trend control in visual analysis of single-case intervention data. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Chicago, IL.

Mercer, S. H., Zeigler-Hill, V., Wallace, M., & Hayes, D. M. (2010, March). Development and preliminary investigation of the Daily Racial Microaggressions scale. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Philadelphia, PA.

Poole, V.Y., Dufrene, B. A., Sterling-Turner, H. E., Tingstrom, D.H., Hardy, C., & Bellone, K. (2010, March). Classwide functional analysis and treatment of disruptive behaviors with preschoolers. Poster presented at the 2010 National Association of School Psychologist’s Annual Conference (NASP) Chicago, IL.

Zhou, Q. , Dufrene, B. A., Olmi, D. J., Tingstrom, D.H. & Sherman, J. (2010, March). The effects of BEA identified reading interventions conducted by parents. Poster presented at the 42nd Annual Convention, National Association of School Psychologists. Chicago, IL.

Burns, M., & Sterling-Turner, H. E. (2009, May). Determining academic intervention efficiency with maintenance or generalization data rather than acquisition. Paper presented at the 35th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis. International. Phoenix, AZ.

Burton, B. N., Sterling-Turner, H. E., Harpole, L. L., Needelman, L. L., & Weakley, N. (2009, May). A comparison of antecedent and consequent interventions incorporating choice. Paper accepted at the 35th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis. International. Phoenix, AZ.

Dufrene, B.A., Horn, D., Reisener, C., McNutt, M.R., & Olmi, D.J. (February 2009). Peer tutoring for oral reading fluency for middle school students. Poster presented at the annual convention of the National Association of School Psychologists.

Harpole, L. L. & Olmi, D. J. (2009, February). Reading interventions with students in Day Treatment setting. Paper session presented at the annual meeting of the Mississippi Association of School Psychologists, Jackson, MS.

Mercer, S. H., & DeRosier, M. E. (2009, April). A social network analysis of selection and socialization of internalizing problems in middle childhood. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

Mercer, S. H., & DeRosier, M. E. (2009, March). The co-development of teacher social preference and student–teacher relationships. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Boston, MA.

Olmi, D. J., Menousek, K. M., & Harpole, L. L. (2009). Increasing reading fluency with a family- and school-led intervention. Paper presented at the meeting of the Mississippi Association of School Psychology Conference, Jackson, MS.

Parker, K.M., Dufrene, B.A., Menousek, K., Zhou, Q., Lestremau Harpole, L., & Olmi, D.J. (February 2009). Training Head Start teachers to use praise and effective instructions. Poster presented at the annual convention of the National Association of School Psychologists.

Sarno, J. M., Sterling-Turner, H. E., Tingstrom, D. H., & Jordan, S. (2009, May). Investigating the effectiveness of functional communication training to reduce problem behavior maintained by escape-to-attention. Paper presented at the 35th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis. International. Phoenix, AZ.

Swartzwelder, D. M., & Sterling-Turner, H. E. (2009, May). Functionally-Based Versus Nonfunctionally-Based Treatments: Effects On Noncompliant Behavior. Paper presented at the 35th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis. International. Phoenix, AZ.

Abraham, J., Mauldin, B., & Sterling-Turner, H. E. (2008, May). Generalization effects of social story interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Paper presented at the 34th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis. International. Chicago, IL.

Dufrene, B.A., Olmi, D.J., Sterling-Turner, H.E., Gutti, N., Reisener, C.D., Smyth, D., & McNutt, M.R. (February 2008). Response to intervention: From teacher training to intervention analysis. Symposium (B.A. Dufrene, Chair) presented at the 40th annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists. New Orleans, LA.

Gutti, N., Sterling-Turner, H. E., Tingstrom, D. H., & Zhou, Q. (2008, February). Variations of reward opportunities within an interdependent group contingency. Poster presented at the 40th Annual Convention, National Association of School Psychologists. New Orleans, LA.

Olmi, D. J., Menousek, K. M., & Harpole, L. L. (2008). Increasing reading fluency with a family- and school-led intervention. Paper presented at the meeting of the Mid-South Conference on Psychology in the Schools, Chattanooga, TN.

Perry, E., Sterling-Turner, H. E., & Gutti, N. (2008, May). Using behavioral contracting for a function-based treatment for noncompliance in a student with Asperger's disorder. Paper presented at the 34th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis. International. Chicago, IL.

Sarno, J., Sterling-Turner, H. E., Tingstrom, D. H., Dufrene, B. A., & Olmi, D. J. (2008, February). The additive effects of teacher attention during escape from tasks. Poster presented at the 40th Annual Convention, National Association of School Psychologists. New Orleans, LA.

Sarno, J. M., Sterling-Turner, H. E., Dufrene, B. A., Tingstrom, D. H., & Olmi, D. J. (May 2008). Escape-to-attention as a potential variable for maintaining problem behavior in the school setting. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Sterling-Turner, H. E., & Dufrene, B. A. (2008, February). Teacher training for DIBELS administration: Analysis of different feedback procedures. Paper presented at the 40th Annual Convention, National Association of School Psychologists. New Orleans, LA.

Sterling-Turner, H. E., Tingstrom, D. H., Dickerson, B. M., Weakley, N., & Menousek, K. (2008, May). Just How Good is the Good Behavior Game? Paper presented at the 34th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis. International. Chicago, IL.

Warzak, W.J., Kellen, M., Chopko, S., & Dufrene, B.A. (November 2008). Overcoming selective mutism with negative reinforcement. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in Orlando, FL.