Center for Behavior Analysis
The center for Behavior Analysis offers the following services:
General Behavior Analytic Services
Behavior analytic services utilize the basic principles of behavior in order to promote socially significant changes in behavior. The Center for Behavior Analysis conducts initial assessments and observations in order to identify the causes of behavior, and these causes will then be used to create a comprehensive intervention tailored to the specific behaviors.
Behavioral parent training has helped parents of children who have frequent temper tantrums, are not following directions well, talk back to adults and are overactive and impulsive. In addition, behavioral parent training has helped many parents who feel overwhelmed by their child's behavior, want to learn more about parenting to prevent problems, have limited experience with children and/or feel their child is out of control.
Language-Based Therapies for Childrenw ith Autism
Research suggests language-based therapies such as the Verbal Behavior Approach and Discrete Trial Training have been effective in treating individuals with developmental disabilities, in particular, Autism Spectrum Disorders. These therapies include individualized 1:1 programming derived from skill assessments. Therapies focus on teaching communication, receptive language, appropriate play skills, social skills, and self-help skills.
We approach the assessment and treatment of feeding problems from a comprehensive framework based on the potential causes of eating issues. We utilize evidence-based practices in our treatment planning. The Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program is staffed to conduct initial screenings, and if recommended, children may receive outpatient or intensive treatment within the clinic setting. Staff within the feeding program also teach parents/caregivers effective strategies to feed and interact with their child during meal times and/or feeding sessions.
MaryLouise E. Kerwin, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Director of the Center for Behavior Analysis, Department Head and Professor of Psychology. Dr. Kerwin is the former Co-Director of the Center for Pediatric Feeing and Dysphagia at Children's Seashore House/ The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Kerwin is a nationally recognized expert in the assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding problems. Dr. Kerwin has also trained at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine/ The Kennedy Krieger Institute and has over 25 years implementing behavioral parent training.
Michelle Soreth, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Associate Professor in the Psychology Department, Associate Director of the Center for Behavior Analysis, and current Coordinator of the undergraduate Specialization in Behavioral Services for Children and their Families for psychology majors. Dr. Soreth completed her Honors Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Rollins College and her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology with a Specialization in Behavior Analysis at Temple University under the mentorship of Dr. Philip Hineline. Her basic research primarily takes place in her Pigeon Learning Lab, where she and her students examine basic behavior-environment relations including choice behavior, "risk-taking," and preference for situations with delayed or probabilistic outcomes. Outside of the basic laboratory, Dr. Soreth is involved with several local schools where she designs, oversees, and studies behavioral supports for children and adolescents diagnosed with emotional/behavioral disorders and developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorders.
Molly Jouflas, M.S. Ed, BCBA, Assistant Director of Clinical Services at the Center for Behavior Analysis, has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis for over 10 years servicing individuals with developmental disabilities. Mrs. Jouflas' experience includes early intervention, functional assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior, vocational programming and verbal behavior. Mrs. Jouflas has worked with individuals in settings such as in-home, residential, private and public schools.
Denise Kerth, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Assistant Director of Training and Education, has been working in the field of behavior analysis for over a decade and has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2007. Dr. Kerth has extensive experience with children and adolescents with autism, developmental disabilities, severe problem behavior, as well as non-disabled individuals. Dr. Kerth and has conducted research in the areas of language development, social skills, stimulus equivalence and functional analysis/behavior reduction. Dr. Kerth received her doctorate in Applied Behavior Analysis from Caldwell University in 2013. She is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Psychology Department and Coordinator of Graduate Programs in Applied Behavior Analysis at Rowan University.
Biana Coleman, M.A., BCBA, Research and Clinical Coordinator for the Center for Behavior Analysis, has worked with children with feeding disorders for over 8 years at the Feeding Program at Hershey Medical Center under the supervision of Dr. Keith Williams, and Dr. MaryLouise Kerwin at Rowan University. Mrs. Coleman has also worked in consultation, school and residential settings and has experience with functional assessment and the treatment of severe problem behaviors. Currently Mrs. Coleman is completing her doctoral degree in School Psychology at Temple University. She has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of children with Autism and has been with the Center for Behavior Analysis for the past 3 years.
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