We provide evidence-based treatment and we contribute to the literature.

Our goal is to identify best practices so we can produce better treatment gains in shorter periods of time. Our study published in the Journal of Research in Developmental Disabilities helped identify the benefits of delivering high quality behavior analytic treatment by appropriately credentialed professionals (Howard, Sparkman, Cohen, Green, & Stanislaw, 2005) when compared to less intense, “eclectic” treatments which rely upon a mixture of methods.

We have a special interest in identifying methods that help generate more complex and original complex language that can lead to improved pragmatics (e.g., Fischer, Howard, Sparkman, & Moore, 2009). Current studies focus on improving attending in complex and real-world environments and how to support the development of inferential reasoning and problem solving.