Our Research At Shape of Behavior
The Shape of Behavior is currently running innovative research in the area of inclusion for special needs children. Under the direction of Dr. Domonique Randall BCBA-D, some exciting studies are being done investigating the use of the ipod touch/text messages and points to increase socializations of children diagnosed with ASD in inclusive settings.
The Shape of Behavior is currently working under expert in Functinal Analysis, Dr. Don Williams conducting research in the area of behavior assessment and treatment.
The Shape of Behavior has a team of professionals focused in the area of OBM topics inlcuding staff retention, performance management, performance pay, balanced and weighted score cards and more.
The Shape of Behavior is collaborating research with Sam Houston State University, Deparment of Special Education Low Incidence Disabilities and Autism. The professors working together with The Shape staff are investigating early learning in children with ASD.
The Shape of Behavior currently has active research collaborations with the following universities:
- Johnny L. Matson, Distinguished Master and Professor of Psychology ,LSU at Baton Rouge,
- Johannes Rojahn, Professor of Psychology, George Mason University, Virginia.
- Research Coordinator for The Shape of Behavior: Don E. Williams, Ph.D., BCBA-D. don@shapeofbehavior.
- Dorothea Lerman, Professor, University of Houston at Clear Lake
Recent Publications by Shape of Behavior Consultants, BCBAs, and Other Staff:
- Williams,D. E.,, and McAdam, D. B. (2012). Assessment, behavioral treatment, and prevention of pica: Clinical guidelines and recommendations. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 33(6), 2050-2057.
- Williams, D. E., and Grossett, D. (2011). Reduction of restrain with an organizational behavior management approach. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 32, (6), 2336-2339.
- Williams, D. E. (2010). The reduction and elimination of restraint of people with developmental disabilities: An Overview of recent research. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 31(6),1142-1148.