Research

Current research projects Dr. Nicole Hausman is leading alongside other BCBA-Ds

  • Modifications to functional analysis methodology.

  • Temporal patterning of aggression.

  • Treatment for sleep disturbance in children diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

  • Use of a multiple schedule to treat severe problem behavior in a child diagnosed with ASD and visual impairment.

  • Evaluation of tolerance training procedures for individuals with IDD and severe behavior disorders.

  • Women in leadership.

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Dr. Nicole Hausman

Coordintating BCBA-D,

Clinical Vice President,

&  Leader of the FSBA Family of

providers

Click to view CV

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An Evaluation of Behavior Skills Training to Increase Treatment Integrity During Parent Training

Authors:

Jennifer L. Bellotti, Ph.D., BCBA-D

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Full Spectrum Behavior Institute

Julie A. Ackerlund Brandt, Angela Barber, Annette Griffith,

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

& Ariana R. Boutain 

 

 

Abstract:

Treatment integrity is the accurate implementation of an intervention as written and is an area of upmost importance for applied research and professional practice. Treatment integrity allows a researcher or clinician to determine that the intervention was correctly implemented throughout the study or treatment. Behavior Skills Training (BST) has been found to be effective as a package to increase treatment integrity for staff; however, research is limited for parent implementation.

 

The current study elaborated on previous research and examined the effects of BST for increasing treatment integrity of parent’s implementation of behavioral interventions for their children. A multiple baseline design across three parent-child dyads was employed and direct observation was used to assess parent and child behavior. Results indicated that BST was effective in increasing global and component integrity for parents and found a positive relationship between high levels of integrity and high child accuracy scores.

Keywords: treatment integrity, parent training, discrete trial teaching, behavior skills training

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Perspectives on Behavior Science

A Call for Action: Raising the Bar on Bullying Behaviors and Interventions Research

Primary Author:  

Jennifer L. Bellotti, Ph.D., BCBA-D

-Full Spectrum Behavior Institute

-The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

 

 

Corresponding Author: 

Julie Ackerlund Brandt, Ph.D.

Abstract:

Bullying has received increasing national and international concern since the 1970s

beginning with Olweus’ initial research in the area (Olweus, 1974); however, despite

growing concerns regarding bullying, and its proven negative impact for both

perpetrators and victims (e.g., problems in academics, interpersonal relationships,

physical health, and mental health), only a small amount of research examines bullying

from an intervention-based focus. Most of the research is correlational, meaning it

evaluates variables that may relate to bullying, but not direct observation of techniques

which may decrease or eradicate it. It is unclear based on the current research how

early bullying begins, procedures to prevent it, interventions to address existing

bullying, or even to accurately define bullying. The present review describes bullying

research in psychological and behavioral literature over the past thirteen years and

provides a discussion of the trends and limitations within that research along with ideas

for future research.

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Full Spectrum ABA has partnered with the Behavioral Education Research Initiative, run by Dr. Joshua Garner, BCBA-D, to collaborate on writing a grant and to produce ABA intervention research studies. 
 

Current Research Projects Dr. Nicole Hausman is Leading Alongside Other BCBA-Ds

  • Modifications to functional analysis methodology.

  • Temporal patterning of aggression.

  • Treatment for sleep disturbance in children diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

  • Use of a multiple schedule to treat severe problem behavior in a child diagnosed with ASD and visual impairment.

  • Evaluation of tolerance training procedures for individuals with IDD and severe behavior disorders.

  • Women in leadership.

Dr. Nicole Web.jpg

Dr. Nicole Hausman

Coordintating BCBA-D,

Clinical Vice President,

&  Leader of the FSBA Family of

providers

Click to view CV

FSBI Logo Concept 4.png

An Evaluation of Behavior Skills Training to Increase Treatment Integrity During Parent Training

Authors:

Jennifer L. Bellotti, Ph.D., BCBA-D

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Full Spectrum Behavior Institute

Julie A. Ackerlund Brandt, Angela Barber, Annette Griffith,

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

& Ariana R. Boutain 

 

 

Abstract:

Treatment integrity is the accurate implementation of an intervention as written and is an area of upmost importance for applied research and professional practice. Treatment integrity allows a researcher or clinician to determine that the intervention was correctly implemented throughout the study or treatment. Behavior Skills Training (BST) has been found to be effective as a package to increase treatment integrity for staff; however, research is limited for parent implementation.

Jennifer Bellotti.jpg

Dr. Jeniffer Bellotti

BCBA-D, Research Director - Full Spectrum Behavior Institute & Regional Director

Click to view CV

The current study elaborated on previous research and examined the effects of BST for increasing treatment integrity of parent’s implementation of behavioral interventions for their children. A multiple baseline design across three parent-child dyads was employed and direct observation was used to assess parent and child behavior. Results indicated that BST was effective in increasing global and component integrity for parents and found a positive relationship between high levels of integrity and high child accuracy scores.

Keywords: treatment integrity, parent training, discrete trial teaching, behavior skills training

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A Call for Action: Raising the Bar on Bullying Behaviors and Interventions Research

Primary Author:  

Jennifer L. Bellotti, Ph.D., BCBA-D

-Full Spectrum Behavior Institute

-The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

 

 

Corresponding Author: 

Julie Ackerlund Brandt, Ph.D.

Abstract:

Bullying has received increasing national and international concern since the 1970s

beginning with Olweus’ initial research in the area (Olweus, 1974); however, despite

growing concerns regarding bullying, and its proven negative impact for both

perpetrators and victims (e.g., problems in academics, interpersonal relationships,

physical health, and mental health), only a small amount of research examines bullying

from an intervention-based focus. Most of the research is correlational, meaning it

evaluates variables that may relate to bullying, but not direct observation of techniques

which may decrease or eradicate it. It is unclear based on the current research how

early bullying begins, procedures to prevent it, interventions to address existing

bullying, or even to accurately define bullying. The present review describes bullying

research in psychological and behavioral literature over the past thirteen years and

provides a discussion of the trends and limitations within that research along with ideas

for future research.

FSBI Logo Concept 4.png

Full Spectrum ABA has partnered with the Behavioral Education Research Initiative, run by Dr. Joshua Garner, BCBA-D, to collaborate on writing a grant and to produce ABA intervention research studies. 
 

Current Research Projects coordinated by Dr. Jennifer Bellotti,

Dr. Nicole Hausman, and Dr. Hallie Ertel, in collaboration with the Behavioral Education Research Initiative

  • Comparison of Serial and Classical DRA on the Magnitude of Resurgence 

  • Using a Serial DRA Procedure to Shape Vocalization in Learners

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