Accomplishments

We are Committed to Our Science

 

H.O.P.E Consulting, LLC/Maverick Education & Behavioral Solutions, LLC prides itself in providing the most current, empirically-based treatment to our clients. As an ongoing part of our efforts to remain current with the ever-changing and growing body of behavior analytic literature, our team members are encouraged not only to remain current with the literature by referencing peer-reviewed journal articles to develop interventions, but also to take an active role in several scholarly activities, which include: pursuing further education and training, pursuing national certification, attendance to professional conferences, and involvement in research. Below is a summary of some of the past and current activities our team members (names indicated in bold) have been involved with, whether within our agency alone or in collaboration with other professionals, as well as a list of awards bestowed upon them in recognition of their contributions to the field of behavior analysis.

Publications:

Upcoming

Lantaya, C., Miguel, C. F., Howland, T., LaFrance, D., & Page, S. (in press). An evaluation of a visual-visual successive matching-to-sample procedure to establish equivalence classes in adults. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior.

LaFrance, D., Weiss, M.J., Gerenser, J., Kazemi, E., & Dobres, J. (in preparation). The unique contributions of a behavior analyst.

LaFrance, D. & Tarbox, J. (in preparation). Multiple exemplar instruction in the establishment of novel verbal behavior.

LaFrance, D. (under review). Planejamento de Intervencoes Individualizadas. In Sella & Ribeiro (Eds.), Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Jennings, A. M. & Miguel, C. F. (in press). Teaching intraverbal bidirectional naming to establish generalized equivalence class performances. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior.

2016

Ma, M. L., Miguel, C. F., & Jennings, A. M. (2016). Establishing equivalence classes via intraverbal naming. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 105, 409-426.

Clough, C., Meyer, C., & Miguel, C.F. (2016). The effects of blocking and joint control training on sequencing visual stimuli. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 32, 242-264.

2015

Lee, G. P., Miguel, C. F., Darcey, E. K., & Jennings, A. M. (2015). A further evaluation of the effects of listener training on the emergence of speaker behavior and categorization in children with autism. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 30, 286-293.

Miguel, C. F., Frampton, S. E., Lantaya, C. A., LaFrance, D., Quah, K., Meyer, C. S., Elias, N. C., & Fernand, J. K. (2015). The effects of tact training on the development of analogical reasoning. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 104, 96-118.

LaFrance, D.L., Miguel, C.F., Donahue, J.N., & Fechter, T.R. (2015). A case study on the use of auditory integration training as a treatment for stereotypy. Behavioral Interventions, 30 (3), 286-293.

2014

LaFrance, D. & Miguel, C.F. (2014). Teaching language to children with autism spectrum disorder. In P. Sturmey, J. Tarbox, D.R. Dixon, & J.L. Matson (Eds.), Handbook of Early Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders: Research, Practice, and Policy. (pp. 403-436). New York: Springer.

2012

Dickman, S.E., Bright, C.N., Montgomery, D.H., & Miguel, C.F. (2012). The effects of response interruption and redirection (RIRD) and differential reinforcement on vocal stereotypy and appropriate vocalizations. Behavioral Interventions, 24 (4), 185-192.

2009

LaFrance, D., Wilder, D.A., Normand, M.P., Squires, J.L., (2009). Extending the assessment of functions of vocalizations in children with limited verbal repertoires. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 25, 19-32.

 

Awards & Recognition:

 

The Verbal Behavior Special Interest Group Student Grant Competition Award

Association for Behavior Analysis International – May 2017

Project: The Role of Class-Consistent and Class-Inconsistent Verbal Statements on the Establishment of Equivalence Classes

Recipient: Amanda Chastain

 

The Verbal Behavior Special Interest Group Student Paper Competition Award

Association for Behavior Analysis International – May 2017

Project: The Effects of Listener Training on the Emergence of Analogical Reasoning

Recipient: Careen Meyer

 

The Verbal Behavior Special Interest Group Faculty and Professional Award

Association for Behavior Analysis International – May 2017

Award Title: Clinical Supervisor in Verbal Behavior Award

Recipient: Danielle LaFrance

 

The Speech Pathology/Applied Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group Empirical Research Grant

Association for Behavior Analysis International – May 2017

Project: Teaching Children to Mand for Information Using ‘Why?’

Recipient: Megan Pyles

 

The Experimental Analysis of Human Behavior Special Interest Group Student Paper Award

Association for Behavior Analysis International – May 2016

Project: An Evaluation of a Visual-Visual Successive Matching-to-Sample Procedure to Establish Equivalence Classes in Adults

Recipient: Charisse Lantaya

 

The Verbal Behavior Special Interest Group Student Research Grant Award

Association for Behavior Analysis International – May 2016

Project: The Effects of Listener Training on the Emergence of Analogical Reasoning

Recipient: Careen Meyer

 

The B.F. Skinner Foundation Research Award

California Association for Applied Behavior Analysis – February 2016

Project: Using Behavioral Skills Training (BST) to Teach Fall Prevention Skills Following Brain Injury

Recipient: Catherine Copsey

 

The B.F. Skinner Foundation Research Award

California Association for Behavior Analysis – February 2016

Project: The Effects of Listener Training on the Emergence of Analogical Reasoning

Recipient: Careen Meyer

 

The B.F. Skinner Foundation Research Award

California Association for Applied Behavior Analysis – February 2016

Project: The Role of Class-Consistent versus Class-Inconsistent Verbal Statements on the Establishment of Equivalence Classes

Recipient: Amanda Chastain

 

The B.F. Skinner Foundation – Julie Vargas Student Research Award

California Association for Applied Behavior Analysis – February 2016

Project: The Role of Intraverbal Naming on the Emergence of Generalized Equivalence Classes

Recipient: Adrienne Jennings

 

The Verbal Behavior Special Interest Group Student Research Grant Award

Applied Behavior Analysis International Conference – May 2015

Project: The Role of Intraverbal Naming on the Emergence of Generalized Equivalence Classes

Recipient: Adrienne Jennings

 

The B.F. Skinner Foundation Research Award

California Association for Applied Behavior Analysis – February 2015

Project: An Evaluation of Successive Matching-to-Sample in Development of Emergent Stimulus Relations

Recipient: Charisse Lantaya

 

The Verbal Behavior Special Interest Group Student Research Grant Award

Applied Behavior Analysis International Conference – May 2014

Project: An Evaluation of Successive Matching-to-Sample in Development of Emergent Stimulus Relations

Recipient: Charisse Lantaya

 

The Verbal Behavior Special Interest Group Student Research Competition Award

Applied Behavior Analysis International Conference – May 2007

Project: Extending the Assessment of Functions of Vocalizations in Children with Limited Verbal Repertoires

Recipient: Danielle LaFrance

 

Conference Presentations:

Upcoming

Darcey, E., Diaz, J., Meyer, C., Cordeiro, C., Love, S. & Miguel, C.F. (May, 2017). An evaluation of matrix training to teach piano notes and rhythms to college students. Symposium to be conducted at the Annual Conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Denver, CO.

2017

Meyer, C., Lantaya, C., Cordeiro, C., Shirnova, T., & Miguel, C.F. (February, 2017). The effects of listener training on the emergence of analogical reasoning. Symposium conducted at the Annual Conference of the California Association for Behavior Analysis. Anaheim, CA.

Darcey, E., Diaz, J., Meyer, C., Cordeiro, C., Love, S. & Miguel, C.F. (February, 2017). An evaluation of matrix training to teach piano notes and rhythms to college students. Symposium conducted at the Annual Conference of the California Association for Behavior Analysis. Anaheim, CA.

Howland, T., Lantaya, C., Page, S., LaFrance, D., Zhelezoglo, K., Grosskopf, E., & Miguel, C.F. (February, 2017). Successive matching-to-sample as an alternative to traditional matching-to-sample to produce conditional relations in adults. Symposium conducted at the Annual Conference of the California Association for Behavior Analysis. Anaheim, CA.

2016

Darcey, E., Diaz, J., Meyer, C., Cordeiro, C., Love, S., & Miguel, C.F. (November, 2016). An evaluation of matrix training to teach piano notes and rhythms to college students. Poster presented at the Annual Fresno State Applied Behavior Analysis Conference. Fresno, CA.

Darcey, E., Diaz, J., Meyer, C. Cordeiro, C., Love, S. & Miguel, C.F. (October, 2016). An evaluation of matrix training to teach piano notes and rhythms to college students. Poster presented at the California State University Psychology Research Conference. Sacramento, CA.

Darcey, E., Diaz, J., Meyer, C., Cordeiro, C., Love, S. & Miguel, C.F. (October, 2016). An evaluation of matrix training to teach piano notes and rhythms to college students. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Nevada Association for Applied Behavior Analysis. Reno, NV.

Meyer, C., Clough, C., Miguel, C.F., Fechter, T., & Cran, S. (May, 2016). The effects of topography specific distractor tasks on joint controlled sequencing. Symposium presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Chicago, IL.

Jennings, A. & Miguel, C. F. (May, 2016). The role of intraverbal naming on the emergence of generalized equivalence classes. Symposium conducted at the Annual Conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Chicago, IL.

Darcey, E., Diaz, J., Meyer, C., Cordeiro, C., Love, S. & Miguel, C. (April, 2016). An evaluation of matrix training to teach piano notes and rhythms to college students. Paper presented at the Annual California Nevada Conference. Sacramento, CA.

Lantaya, C., Miguel, C.F., Howland, T., LaFrance, D., Jennings, A., Hernandez, D., & Page, S. (February, 2016). An evaluation of successive matching in the development of emergent stimulus relations. Symposium conducted at the Annual Conference of the California Association for Behavior Analysis. Santa Clara, CA.

Jennings, A., Lantaya, C., Galdieri, D., Meyer, C., Kioroglo, Y., & Miguel, C.F. (February, 2016). The role of intraverbal naming on the emergence of generalized equivalence classes. Symposium conducted at the Annual Conference of the California Association for Behavior Analysis. Santa Clara, CA.

2015

Hill, K., Griffith, K., Darcey, E., Galdieri, D., & Miguel, C.F. (October, 2015). The effects of conditional discrimination training on the emergence of music skills. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Nevada Association for Applied Behavior Analysis. Las Vegas, NV.

Jennings, A., Lantaya, C., Meyer, C., & Miguel, C.F. (October, 2015). The role of intraverbal naming on the emergence of generalized equivalence classes. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy. Amherst, MA.

Lantaya, C., Howland, T., Jennings, A., LaFrance, D., Page, S., Zhelezoglo, K., Alvarez, M., & Miguel, C.F. (October, 2015). An evaluation of successive matching-to-sample in the development of emergent stimulus relations. Poster presented at the Fresno State Applied Behavior Analysis Conference. Fresno, CA.

Lantaya, C., Howland, T., Jennings, A., LaFrance, D., Page, S., Zhelezoglo, K., Alvarez, M., & Miguel, C.F. (October, 2015). An evaluation of successive matching-to-sample in the development of emergent stimulus relations. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy. Amherst, MA.

Clough, C., Miguel, C.F., Meyer, C., Fechter, T., & Cran, S. (2015). The effects of topography specific distractor tasks on joint controlled sequencing. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. San Antonio, TX.

Jennings, A., Lantaya, C., Galdieri, D., Chastain, A., Alvarez, M., Meyer, C., & Miguel, C.F. (May, 2015). A preliminary investigation on intraverbal naming and the emergence of generalized equivalence classes. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. San Antonio, TX.

Lantaya, C., Miguel, C.F., Howland, T., LaFrance, D., Jennings, A., Hernandez, D., & Page, S.V. (May, 2015). An evaluation of successive matching in the development of emergent stimulus relations. Symposium conducted at the Annual Applied Behavior Analysis International Conference. San Antonio, TX.

Lee, G., Miguel, C., Jennings, A., Darcey, E., & Lantaya, C. (May, 2015). A further evaluation of the effects of listener training on derived categorization and speaker behavior in children with autism. Symposium conducted at the Annual Applied Behavior Analysis International Conference. San Antonio, TX.

Meyer, C., Jennings, A., Howland, T., LaFrance, D., Lantaya, C., & Miguel, C. (May, 2015). The effects of common vocal responses on the emergence of equivalence-equivalence relations. Symposium conducted at the Annual Applied Behavior Analysis International Conference. San Antonio, TX.

Jennings, A., Lantaya, C., Galdieri, D., Chastain, A., Alvarez, M., Meyer, C., & Miguel, C.F. (April, 2015). The role of intraverbal naming and the emergence of generalized equivalence classes. Paper presented at the annual California Nevada Conference. Reno, NV.

Jennings, A., Miguel, C.F., Lantaya, C., Galdieri, D., Meyer, C., Kiorolglo, Y., Chastain, A., &  Alvarez, M. (April, 2015). A preliminary investigation on intraverbal naming and the emergence of generalized equivalence classes. Poster presented at the Annual California Nevada Conference. Reno, NV.

Lee, G., Miguel, C.F., Darcey E., Jennings, A., & Lantaya, C. (April, 2015). A further evaluation of the effects of listener training on the emergence of speaker behavior and categorization in children with autism. Paper presented at the Annual California Nevada Conference. Reno, NV.

Clough, C., Miguel, C.F., Meyer, C., Fechter, T., & Cran, S. (2015). The effects of topography specific distractor tasks on joint controlled sequencing. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the California Association for Applied Behavior Analysis. San Diego, CA.

Lee, G., Miguel, C.F., Darcey, E., Jennings, A., & Lantaya, C. (February, 2015). A further evaluation of the effects of listener training on the emergence of speaker behavior and categorization in children with autism. Symposium conducted at the Annual Conference of the California Association of Behavior Analysis. San Diego, CA.

Meyer, C., Jennings, A., Howland, T., LaFrance, D., & Lantaya, C., & Miguel, C.F. (February, 2015). The effects of category tact training on the emergence of analogical reasoning. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the California Association for Behavior Analysis. San Diego, CA.

2014

Lee, G., Darcey, E., Jennings, A., Lantaya, C. & Miguel, C.F. (October, 2014). A further evaluation of the effects of listener training on the emergence of speaker behavior and categorization in children with autism. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis. Reno, NV.

Meyer, C., Lantaya, C., Jennings, A., Howland, T., LaFrance, D., & Miguel, C.F. (October, 2014). The effects of category tact training on the emergence of analogical reasoning. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis. Reno, NV.

Morgan, D., Penrod, B., Whelan, C., Griffith, K., & Howland, T. (October, 2014). An evaluation of the high-probability instructional sequence with and without demand fading in the treatment of food selectivity. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis. Reno, NV.

Ma, M., Zias, D., Chastain, A., Jennings, A., & Miguel, C. (May, 2014). The role of intraverbal naming on the emergence of novel intraverbals and equivalence classes. Symposium conducted at the Annual Conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Chicago, IL.

Quah, K., Lantaya, C., Meyer, C., & Miguel, C.F. (May, 2014). The effects of differential tact training of stimulus components of equivalence-equivalence responding. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Chicago, IL.

Lee, G., Miguel, C.F., Darcey, E., Jennings, A., & Lantaya, C. (April, 2014). A further evaluation of naming and categorization in children with autism. Paper presented at the annual California Nevada Conference. Sacramento, CA.

Meyer, C., Jennings, A., Howland, T., LaFrance, D., Lantaya, C., & Miguel, C.F. (April, 2014). The effects of category tact training on the emergence of analogical reasoning. Paper presented at the Annual California Nevada Conference. Sacramento, CA.

Morgan, D., Penrod, B., Whelan, C., Griffith, K., & Howland, T. (April, 2014). An evaluation of the high-probability instructional sequence with and without demand fading in the treatment of food selectivity. Symposium conducted at the Annual California Nevada Conference. Sacramento, CA.

LaFrance, D., Donahue, J., Meyer, J., & Miguel, C. (February, 2014). Auditory integration therapy as a treatment for stereotypy. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the California Association for Behavior Analysis. Burlingame, CA.

LaFrance, D., Lantaya, C., Ma, M., & Miguel, C.F. (February, 2014). A further evaluation of interresponse time as a measure of problem behavior during functional analysis. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the California Association for Behavior Analysis. Burlingame, CA.

Ma, M. & Montgomery, D. (February, 2014). Fixed-time reinforcement procedure in an inclusion classroom. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the California Association for Behavior Analysis. Burlingame, CA.

Quah, K., Lantaya, C., Meyer, C., & Miguel, C.F. (February, 2014). The effects of differential tact training on stimulus components on the emergence of analogical reasoning. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the California Association for Behavior Analysis. Burlingame, CA.

Robinson, A., Kent, K., Lantaya, C., Fernand, J., Griffith, K., & Miguel, C.F. (February, 2014). The effects of conditional discrimination training on the emergence of music skills. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the California Association for Behavior Analysis. Burlingame, CA.

2013

Gunther, J., Darcey, E., & Williams, W. L. (October, 2013). Distributed range-bound criterion design: preliminary exploration of utility for self-management. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis. Reno, NV.

Lantaya, C., Dickman, S., LaFrance, D., Fernand, J., & Miguel, C.F. (October 2013). Developing analogical reasoning via common tact training of class-consistent compounds. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis. Reno, NV.

Ma, M., Zias, D., Chastain, A., Jennings, A., & Miguel, C.F. (October, 2013). The role of intraverbal naming on the emergence of novel intraverbals and equivalence classes. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Nevada Association of Behavior Analysis. Reno, NV.

Quah, K., Lantaya, C., Meyer, C., Miguel, C.F. (October 2013). The effects of differential tact training of stimulus components on the emergence of analogical reasoning. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis. Reno, NV.

Meyer, C., Jennings, A., Howland, T., LaFrance, D, Lantaya, C., &  Miguel, C.F. (May, 2013). The effects of category tact training on the emergence of analogical reasoning. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Chicago, IL.

Orchid, E., Miguel, C.F., & Ma, M. (May, 2013). An evaluation of interresponse time as a measure of problem behavior during functional analysis. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the California Association for Behavior Analysis. Orange County, CA.

Ma, M., Zias, D., Chastain, A., Jennings, A., & Miguel, C. (April, 2013). The role of intraverbal naming on the emergence of novel intraverbals and equivalence classes. Symposium conducted at the Annual California Nevada Conference. Sacramento, CA.

Quah, K., Lantaya, C., Meyer, C., & Miguel, C.F. (April, 2013). The effects of differential tact training on stimulus components on the emergence of analogical reasoning. Paper presented at the Annual California Nevada Conference. Reno, NV.

Santos, P., Ma, M., Jennings, A., Zias, D., & Miguel, C.F. (April, 2013). The role of intraverbal naming in arbitrary visual-visual matching-to-sample. Symposium conducted at the Annual California Nevada Conference. Reno, NV.

Lantaya, C., LaFrance, D., Fernand, J., Dickman, S., & Miguel, C.F. (March, 2013). Developing analogical reasoning via common tact training of class-consistent components. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Association of Professional Behavior Analyst. Las Vegas, NV.

Miguel, C.F., Dickman, S., Lantaya, C., Quah, K., LaFrance, D., & Fernand, J. (March, 2013). A verbal behavior analysis of analogical reasoning: A translational study. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts. Las Vegas, NV.

Robinson, A., Miguel, C.F., Hill, K., Ma, M., & Lantaya, C. (March 2013). The effects of conditional discrimination training on the emergence of music skills. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts. Las Vegas, NV.

LaFrance, D., Dickman, S., & Montgomery, D. (February, 2013). The effects of performance feedback and goal setting on staff performance. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the California Association for Behavior Analysis. Orange County, CA.

LaFrance, D., Saelee, D., & Dickman, S. (February, 2013). Component analysis of the variables evoking behavior excesses when transitioning program from structured to naturalistic teaching. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the California Association for Behavior Analysis. Orange County, CA.

Lantaya, C., LaFrance, D., Dickman, S., Fernand, J. & Miguel, C.F. (February, 2013). Developing analogical reasoning via common tact training of class-consistent compounds. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the California Association for Behavior Analysis. Orange County, CA.

2012

Lantaya, C., Fernand, J., Quah, K., LaFrance, D., Dickman, S., & Miguel, C.F. (November, 2012). Developing analogical reasoning via common tact training of class-consistent compounds. Poster presented at the California State University Psychology Research Conference. Sacramento, CA.

2011

Dickman, S., Donahue, J., Bright, C., & Montgomery, D. (February, 2011). Contingency-specifying verbal stimuli in generating helping behaviors. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the California Association for Behavior Analysis. Burlingame, CA.

2010

Montgomery, D., Bright, C., & Dickman, S. (February, 2010). A comparison of feedback effectiveness delivered on lesson-based performance versus behavior-specific performance in an applied setting with children diagnosed with autism. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the California Association for Behavior Analysis. Orange County, CA.

2009

Montgomery, D., Bright, C., & Dickman, S. (October, 2009). A comparison of feedback effectiveness delivered on lesson-based performance versus behavior-specific performance in an applied setting with children diagnosed with autism. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis. Reno, NV.

 

 

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