Selected Recent Publications

Assessment and Treatment of Behavior Problems

Nevin, J.A., Mace, F.C., DeLeon, I.G., Shahan, T., Shamlian, K.D., Lit, K., Sheehan, T., Frank-Crawford, M.A., Trauschke, S.L., Sweeney, M.M., Tarver, D.R., Craig, A.R. (2016). Effects of signaled and unsignaled alternative reinforcement on persistence and relapse in children and pigeons. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 106, 34-57.

Podlesnik, C.A., & DeLeon, I.G. (2015). Behavioral momentum theory: Understanding persistence and improving treatment. In F. DiGennaro-Reed & D. Reed (Eds.), Bridging the Gap between Science and Practice in Autism Service Delivery. New York: Springer.

Freeman, Z.T., Rice, K.A., Soto, P.L., Metcalf Pate, K.A., Weed, M.W., Ator, N.A., DeLeon, I.G., Wong, D.F., Zhou, Y, Mankowski, J.L., Zink, M.C., Adams, R.J., & Hutchinson, E.K. (2015). Neurocognitive dysfunction and pharmacologic intervention using guanfacine in a rhesus macaque model of self-injurious behavior. Translational Psychiatry, 5, e567; doi:10.1038/tp.2015.6

Rooker, G.W., Borrero, C.S.W, Frank-Crawford, M.A., Roscoe, E.M., & DeLeon, I.G. (2015). Reducing ambiguity in the functional assessment of problem behavior. Behavioral Interventions, 30, 1-35.

DeLeon, I.G., Gregory, M.K., & St. Peter, C.C. (2013). Recent developments in behavioral intervention informed by basic research. In R. Hastings & J. Rojahn (Eds.), International Review of Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 44: Challenging Behavior. Amsterdam: Elsevier Inc. Academic Press.

Hagopian, L.P., Rooker, G.W., Jessel, J. & DeLeon, I.G. (2013). Initial functional analysis outcomes and modifications in pursuit of differentiation: A summary of 176 inpatient cases. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 88-100.

Iwata, B.A., DeLeon, I.G., & Roscoe, E. (2013). Reliability and validity of the Functional Analysis Screening Tool. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46,271-284.

Leon-Enriquez, Y., Lazarchick, W., Rooker, G., & DeLeon, I.G. (2013). Assessment of problem behavior evoked by disruption of ritualistic toy arrangements in a child with Autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 507-511.

Cataldo, M.F., Kahng, S., DeLeon, I.G., Martens, B.K., Friman, P.C., Cataldo, M. & Matthews, K. (2012). Behavioral principles, assessment, and therapy. In M. Batshaw (Ed.), Children with Disabilities (7th Edition). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company.

Rojahn, J., DeLeon, I.G., Rooker, G. W., Frank-Crawford, M. A., Carreau-Webster, A. B, and Leon-Enriquez, Y. (2012). Function-based behavioral intervention for self-injury. In James K. Luiselli (Ed.), The Handbook of High-Risk Challenging Behaviors: Assessment and Intervention. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.

Choice, Preference, & Applied Behavioral Economics

Levy, A., DeLeon, I.G., Martinez, C.K., Fernandez, N., Gage, N., Sigurdsson, S.O., & Frank-Crawford, M.A. (2016). A quantitative review of overjustification effects in persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50, 206-221.

Leon, Y., Borrero, J.C., & DeLeon, I.G. (2016). Parametric analysis of delayed primary and conditioned reinforcers. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. 49, 639-655.

Miller, J.R., DeLeon, I.G., Toole, L.M., Lieving, G.A., & Allman, M.J. (2016). Contingency enhances sensitivity to loss in a gambling task with diminishing returns. The Psychological Record, 66, 301-308.

DeLeon, I.G., Chase, J.A., Frank-Crawford, M.A., Carreau-Webster, A.B., Triggs, M.M., & Bullock, C.E. (2014). Distributed and accumulated reinforcement arrangements: Evaluations of efficacy and preference. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 293-313.

Donaldson, J., DeLeon, I.G., Fisher, A., & Kahng, S. (2014). Effects of and preference for conditions of token earn vs. loss. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 537-548.

DeLeon, I.G., Bullock, C.E., & Catania, A.C. (2013). Arranging reinforcement contingencies in applied settings: Fundamentals and implications of recent basic and applied research. In G. Madden, W.V. Dube, G. Hanley, T. Hackenberg, and K.A. Lattal (Eds.) American Psychological Association Handbook of Behavior Analysis. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Hursh, S.R., Madden, G.J., Spiga, R., DeLeon, I.G., & Francisco, M. T. (2013). The translational utility of behavioral economics: The experimental analysis of consumption and choice. In G. Madden, W.V. Dube, G. Hanley, T. Hackenberg, and K.A. Lattal (Eds.) American Psychological Association Handbook of Behavior Analysis. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Frank-Crawford, M. A., Borrero, J.C., Nguyen, L., Leon, Y., Carreau-Webster, A.C., & DeLeon, I.G. (2012). Disruptive effects of contingent food on high-probability behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 45, 143-148.

DeLeon, I.G., Gregory, M.K., Frank-Crawford, M.A., Allman, M.J., Wilke, A.E., Carreau, A.B., & Triggs, M.M. (2011). Examination of the influence of contingency on changes in reinforcer value. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 543-558.

Allman, M.J., DeLeon, I.G., Cataldo, M.F., Holland, P.C., & Johnson, A.W. (2010). Learning processes affecting human decision making: An assessment of reinforcer-selective Pavlovian-to-Instrumental Transfer following reinforcer devaluation. Journal of Experiment Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 36, 402-408.

DeLeon, I.G., Frank, M.A., Gregory, M.K., & Allman, M.J. (2009). On the correspondence between preference assessment outcomes and progressive ratio schedule assessments of stimulus value. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 729-733.

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Disorders

Goldberg, M.C., Allman, M.J., Hagopian, L.P., Triggs, M., Frank-Crawford, M., Mostofsky, S.H., Denckla, M.B., & DeLeon, I.G. (2016). Examining the reinforcing value of stimuli within social and non-social contexts in children with and without high functioning autism. Autism. Epub ahead of print. doi:10.1177/1362361316655035

DeLeon, I.G., Podlesnik, C. A., & Miller, J. (2015). Applied research on resistance to change: Implications for interventions in Autism Spectrum Disorders. In F. DiGennaro-Reed & D. Reed (Eds.), Bridging the Gap between Science and Practice in Autism Service Delivery. New York: Springer.

DeLeon, I.G., Graff, R.B., Frank-Crawford, M.A., Rooker, G.W., & Bullock, C.E. (2014). Reinforcement arrangements for learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In J. Tarbox, D. Dixon, P. Sturmey, & J. Matson (Eds.), Handbook of Early Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders. New York: Springer.

Allman, M.J., DeLeon, I. G., & Wearden, J. H. (2011). A psychophysical assessment of timing in individuals with autism. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 116, 165-178.

DeLeon, I.G., Allman, M. J., Richman, D., Triggs, M., Frank, M., Carreau, A., & Vartoomian, S. (2011). Functional analysis of behavioral disturbance related to autistic symptomology. In E. Mayville & J. Mulick (Eds.) Behavioral Foundations of Effective Autism Treatment. Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY: Sloan Publishing.

Edgin, J.O., Mason, G., Allman, M.J., Capone, G., DeLeon, I., Maslen, C.L., Reeves, R.H., Sherman, S.L., and Nadel, L. (2010). Development and validation of the Arizona Cognitive Test Battery for Down syndrome. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 2, 149-164.