• First generation college graduate from a small town in Minnesota. Licensed Psychologist in North Carolina and Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2022-01-01 A systematic review of simultaneous prompting and prompt delay proceduresJournal of Behavioral Education2022-01-01
    2022-01-01 An evaluation of instructive feedback during mastered demandsThe Analysis of Verbal Behavior2022-01-01
    2022-01-01 Control by compound antecedent verbal stimuli in the intraverbal relationThe Analysis of Verbal Behavior2022-01-01
    2022-01-01 Effects of the onset of differential reinforcement on skill acquisitionBehavior Modification2022-01-01
    2022-01-01 Experimental control in the adapted alternating treatments design: A review of procedures and outcomes. Behavioral InterventionsBehavioral Interventions.2022-01-01
    2022-01-01 Methods to equate target sets in the adapted alternating treatments design: A review of special education journalsRemedial and Special Education2022-01-01
    2022-01-01 Overselectivity during reading-related tasks for children at risk for reading failureLearning & Motivation.2022-01-01
    2022-01-01 Simultaneous prompting to establish initial listener responses for a child with Down syndromeBehavior Analysis in Practice2022-01-01
    2022-01-01 Simultaneous prompting to teach intraverbal synonyms to struggling readersThe Analysis of Verbal Behavior2022-01-01
    2021-03-01 Equating stimuli in the adapted alternating treatments design: A review of methods and recommendations for practice -- Remedial and Special EducationBehavior Modification..  43:58-71. 2021-03-01
    2021-03-01 Recommendations for “Using Powerpoint 2016 to Create Individualized Matching to Sample Sessions” on the iPadBehavior Analysis in Practice2021-03-01
    2021-03-01 Recommended practices for individual supervision: Considerations for the behavior analytic superviseeBehavior Analysis in Practice2021-03-01
    2021-03-01 Sex differences in autism spectrum disorder: Findings in a treatment-seeking sampleJournal of Child and Family Studies2021-03-01
    2021-02-01 Preference for alternative communication modality based on reinforcer quality and availabilityBehavior Modification2021-02-01
    2021-01-01 Gender differences in treatment-seeking youth with autism spectrum disorderJournal of Child and Family Studies2021-01-01
    2020-12-01 A structured intervention to increase response allocation to instructional settings for children with autism spectrum disorderJournal of Behavioral Education2020-12-01
    2020-07-01 A preliminary analysis of equivalence-based instruction to train instructors to implement discrete trial teachingJournal of Behavioral Education2020-07-01
    2020-05-01 Citation analysis of The Analysis of Verbal Behavior (2008-2018)The Analysis of Verbal Behavior2020-05-01
    2020-02-01 Interpersonal and group contingencies.Perspectives on Behavior Science2020-02-01
    2019-05-01 A review of studies on error correction procedures during instruction for children with developmental disabilitiesJournal of Applied Behavior Analysis.  52:574-579. 2019-05-01
    2019-05-01 Feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a behavioral treatment for minimally verbal girls with autismJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.  49:2203-2209. 2019-05-01
    2019-04-01 Assessment and treatment of problem behavior maintained by termination of interruptionsDevelopmental Neurorehabilitation.  22:203-208. 2019-04-01
    2018-05-01 A clinical application of procedures to promote the emergence of untrained intraverbal relations with children with autismLearning and Motivation.  62:51-66. 2018-05-01
    2018-03-01 Selection and implementation of skill acquisition programs by special education teachers and staff for students with autism spectrum disordersBehavior Modification.  42:58-83. 2018-03-01
    2017-09-01 The effects of conducting a functional analysis on problem behavior in other settings: Evaluating the possibility of interaction effectsBehavior Modification.  41:609-625. 2017-09-01
    2017-04-01 A comparison of computer-assisted and therapist-led instruction for children with autism spectrum disordersBehavioral Interventions.  32:133-143. 2017-04-01
    2017-02-01 A comparison of computer-assisted and therapist-led instruction for children with autism spectrum disordersBehavioral Interventions.  32:133-143. 2017-02-01
    2017-01-01 A preliminary analysis of procedures to establish reporting past behavior in children with autismThe Analysis of Verbal Behavior.  33:275-282. 2017-01-01
    2016-12-01 The effects of intertrial interval and instructional format on skill acquisition and maintenance for children with autismJournal of Applied Behavior Analysis.  49:809-825. 2016-12-01
    2016-09-01 Examination of efficacious, efficient, and socially-valid error-correction procedures to teach sight words and prepositions to children with autism spectrum disorderJournal of Applied Behavior Analysis.  49:532-547. 2016-09-01
    2016-09-01 Sex differences in autism: A treatment perspectiveAutism Spectrum News2016-09-01
    2016-07-01 A consecutive case review of token systems used to reduce socially maintained challenging behavior in individuals with intellectual and developmental delaysJournal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.  62:157-166. 2016-07-01
    2016-07-01 Responding to conversational partners’ behavior: Teaching children with autism strategies to recapture the interest of peersEvidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention2016-07-01
    2016-07-01 Transition supports for at-risk students: A case exampleJournal of At-Risk Issues.  19:9-15. 2016-07-01
    2016-04-01 Examining the treatment validation consultation modelJournal of Educational & Psychological Consultation.  26:200-211. 2016-04-01
    2016-01-01 Programming a randomized dependent group contingency and common stimuli to promote durable behavior changeJournal of Applied Behavior Analysis.  50:121-133. 2016-01-01
    2015-06-01 Comparing the effects of massed and distributed practice on skill acquisition for children with autismJournal of Applied Behavior Analysis.  48:454–459. 2015-06-01


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    2021-02-01 Independent and dependent group contingencies.  Oxford University Press.. 2021-02-01
    2021-01-01 Peers as change agents: A guide to implementing peer-mediated interventions in schools -- Independent and dependent group contingencies.  Oxford University Press.. 2021-01-01


    Research Overview

  • My research interests are in methods to increase the efficiency of skill acquisition programming for children with developmental disabilities using behavior-analytic technologies. I have a secondary interest in phylogenically selected social behavior (e.g., laughter) and methods to arrange for prosocial behavior (e.g., cooperative contingencies).
  • Teaching Overview

  • I predominantly teach coursework in the undergraduate- and graduate-level Behavior Analytic concentration. At the undergraduate level, I teach courses in the BCaBA verified course sequence and Applied Behavior Analysis and Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities minor. At the graduate level, I teach courses in the BCBA verified course sequence and doctoral program. I supervise numerous practicum experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students in the provision of behavior-analytic interventions to individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Full Name

  • Thomas A Cariveau