Dr. Vincent J. Carbone: Information at Dr. Vincent Carbone's Website or email
Dr. Carbone is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 30 years of experience designing learning environments for persons with autism and development disabilities. He received his graduate training in applied behavior analysis (ABA) at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. He has served on the Florida Peer Review Committee, which monitors and guides the provision of behavior analysis services for persons with autism and related developmental disabilities in Florida. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at Penn State University, Florida Institute of Technology, and is currently visiting professor in the Behavioral Education doctoral program at Simmons College in Boston, MA. His teaching responsibilities have included courses in applied behavior analysis and verbal behavior. His behavior analytic research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals including School Application of Learning Theory, Education and Treatment of Children, Journal of Special Education Technology, Journal of Corrective and Social Psychiatry, The Analysis of Verbal Behavior (2007), and Speech Language Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis. Dr. Carbone currently serves on the editorial review boards of two peer-reviewed journals; the Journal of Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention and Speech Language Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis. He is a frequent invited speaker at professional workshops and conferences. He has provided the preparatory training and clinical consultation to hundreds of Board Certified Behavior Analysts in several states. He is the developer and presenter of a series of workshops on teaching verbal behavior to children with autism based upon B.F. Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior. He and his clinic staff are currently working with school districts, agencies, and families throughout the United States and Europe.
Dr. Mark Sundberg: Information at Dr. Mark Sundberg's Website or email
Dr. Sundberg received his doctorate degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Western Michigan University (1980), under the direction of Dr. Jack Michael. Dr. Sundberg is the author of the VB-MAPP and the co-author of the books Teaching Language to Children with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities, The Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills: The ABLLS, and A Collection of Reprints on Verbal Behavior. He has published over 45 professional papers, including a recent chapter titled “Verbal Behavior” in the new edition of Cooper, Heron, & Heward’s (2007) book Applied Behavior Analysis, 2e. He is the founder and past editor of the journal The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, a twice past-president of The Northern California Association for Behavior Analysis, a past-chair of the Publication Board of ABA:International, and was a member of the committee that developed the BACB Task List. Dr. Sundberg has given over 450 conference presentations and workshops nationally and internationally, and has taught 80 college courses on behavior analysis, verbal behavior, sign language, and child development. He has received a number of awards, including the 2001 “Distinguished Psychology Department Alumnus Award” from Western Michigan University. He currently conducts research and consults to schools and programs in the San Francisco Bay area.
Robert Schramm: Information at Knospe-ABA or email
Robert Schramm has lived in Los Angeles, California and worked with children since 1991 turning his focus to autism in 1997. Since 2003, Robert and his team of consultants, led by his wife Nadine, is living in Germany and offering workshops, consultation and education services to families of children with autism, asperger’s and other related disorders in Europe. In addition to family geared workshops, we are also available to give in-house workshops and trainings on ABA/VB to schools, autism centers and other institutions. He is also the author of Educate Towards Recovery.
Mary Barbera: Information at The Verbal Behavior Approach or email
Mary Barbera earned a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from West Chester University and a Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania. After receiving these degrees, she worked with neurologically impaired patients as a staff nurse at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She then served as staff development coordinator and nurse manager at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Mary is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Leadership at Alvernia College. In 1999, Mary learned that the eldest of her two sons, Lucas had autism. Since Lucas' diagnosis one day before his third birthday, Mary has focused her attention and research on autism and related disorders. In 2000, she was the Founding President of the Autism Society of Berks County. She became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2003 and has since been working as the Lead Behavior Analyst for the Pennsylvania Verbal Behavior Project. Through the PA VB Project as well as through her private consulting business, Mary has had the privilege of working with over 100 children on the autism spectrum and has assisted in providing training to hundreds of professionals and parents. Mary is a frequent speaker at workshops and conferences at the local, state and national levels.
Dr. James Partington: Information at Behavior Analysts, Inc. or email
Dr. Partington is the director of Behavior Analysts, Inc., in Pleasant Hill, California. He is a licensed psychologist and a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA), and has more than 30 years experience working with children with developmental disabilities. His expertise is in language-based intervention with children who are experiencing language delays as a result of autism and other related developmental disorders. Dr. Partington is the co-founder of a school that specializes in language-based instruction for children with autism (STARS School) and has helped several public school systems establish similar classrooms within their own districts. He has been a faculty member of several universities including West Virginia University, University of San Francisco and St. Mary’s College. Dr. Partington is a former President of the Northern California Association for Behavior Analysis and has served as a member of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. Dr. Partington has received several professional awards including the Public Service Award for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis in Florida, presented by the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis and the Award for Effective Presentation of Behavior Analysis in the Mass Media that was presented by the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis. He has served on the editorial review boards of the Analysis of Verbal Behavior, Education and Treatment of Children, Behavioral Interventions, and has served as a guest reviewer for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. Dr. Partington has published several papers on teaching strategies for children with disabilities. Additionally, he has co-authored with Dr. Mark L. Sundberg the book, Teaching Language to Children with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities. He is the author of The Assessment of Language and Learning Skills-Revised (The ABLLS™-R): An Assessment, Curriculum Guide and Skills Tracking System for Children with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities. He has also produced an instructional video, Teaching Verbal Behavior: An Introduction to Parents Teaching Language.
Dr. Patrick McGreevy: Information at Dr. Patrick McGreevy's Behavior Change Website or email
Dr. McGreevy received B.S. and M.A. degrees from the University of Iowa. Following eight years as a teacher of students with severe handicaps, he received a Ph.D. degree in Education from Kansas University in 1978. For the next eight years he served on faculties of the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Louisiana State University. In 1986 he moved to Florida and was certified as a behavior analyst. During the next nine years he served as a behavior analyst for the Volusia County Schools. He has been an adjunct professor at the University of Central Florida since 1987. From 1992-1998, he served on the Florida Behavior Analysis Peer Review Committee. He opened a private practice in Behavior Analysis in 1995. Dr. McGreevy has helped Children and adults with disabilities in 13 states improve their skills and behavior by providing consultation and training to families, schools, group homes, and residential facilities. He specializes in the replacement of non-compliant, aggressive, and self-injurious behavior with communication and social skills and bringing these skills to fluency. Dr. McGreevy uses only scientifically validated procedures from Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavior Therapy, Direct Instruction, and Precision Teaching.
Christina Burk, M.A.: Information here
An abbreviated list of my conferences (for those who asked).