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    William Ahearn PhD

    TitleAssistant Professor
    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    DepartmentPsychiatry
    AddressNew England Center for Children
    33 Turnpike Road
    Southborough MA 01772
    Phone508-482-1015 x3132
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        1. Dickson CA, Macdonald RP, Mansfield R, Guilhardi P, Johnson C, Ahearn WH. Social validation of the new England center for children-core skills assessment. J Autism Dev Disord. 2014 Jan; 44(1):65-74.
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        2. MacDonald JM, Ahearn WH, Parry-Cruwys D, Bancroft S, Dube WV. Persistence during extinction: examining the effects of continuous and intermittent reinforcement on problem behavior. J Appl Behav Anal. 2013; 46(1):333-8.
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        3. Cividini-Motta C, Ahearn WH. Effects of two variations of differential reinforcement on prompt dependency. J Appl Behav Anal. 2013; 46(3):640-50.
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        4. Dupere S, MacDonald RP, Ahearn WH. Using video modeling with substitutable loops to teach varied play to children with autism. J Appl Behav Anal. 2013; 46(3):662-8.
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        5. Colón CL, Ahearn WH, Clark KM, Masalsky J. The effects of verbal operant training and response interruption and redirection on appropriate and inappropriate vocalizations. J Appl Behav Anal. 2012; 45(1):107-20.
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        6. Finn HE, Miguel CF, Ahearn WH. The emergence of untrained mands and tacts in children with autism. J Appl Behav Anal. 2012; 45(2):265-80.
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        7. Mahoney AM, Miguel CF, Ahearn WH, Bell J. The role of common motor responses in stimulus categorization by preschool children. J Exp Anal Behav. 2011 Mar; 95(2):237-62.
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        8. Parry-Cruwys DE, Neal CM, Ahearn WH, Wheeler EE, Premchander R, Loeb MB, Dube WV. Resistance to disruption in a classroom setting. J Appl Behav Anal. 2011; 44(2):363-7.
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        9. Bancroft SL, Weiss JS, Libby ME, Ahearn WH. A comparison of procedural variations in teaching behavior chains: manual guidance, trainer completion, and no completion of untrained steps. J Appl Behav Anal. 2011; 44(3):559-69.
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        10. Ahearn WH. What Every Behavior Analyst Should Know About the "MMR Causes Autism" Hypothesis. Behav Anal Pract. 2010; 3(1):46-50.
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        11. MacDonald R, Sacramone S, Mansfield R, Wiltz K, Ahearn WH. Using video modeling to teach reciprocal pretend play to children with autism. J Appl Behav Anal. 2009; 42(1):43-55.
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        12. Miguel CF, Clark K, Tereshko L, Ahearn WH. The effects of response interruption and redirection and sertraline on vocal stereotypy. J Appl Behav Anal. 2009; 42(4):883-8.
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        13. Herscovitch B, Roscoe EM, Libby ME, Bourret JC, Ahearn WH. A procedure for identifying precursors to problem behavior. J Appl Behav Anal. 2009; 42(3):697-702.
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        14. Miguel CF, Yang HG, Finn HE, Ahearn WH. Establishing derived textual control in activity schedules with children with autism. J Appl Behav Anal. 2009; 42(3):703-9.
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        15. Pence ST, Roscoe EM, Bourret JC, Ahearn WH. Relative contributions of three descriptive methods: implications for behavioral assessment. J Appl Behav Anal. 2009; 42(2):425-46.
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        16. Libby ME, Weiss JS, Bancroft S, Ahearn WH. A Comparison of Most-to-Least and Least-to-Most Prompting on the Acquisition of Solitary Play Skills. Behav Anal Pract. 2008; 1(1):37-43.
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        17. Ahearn WH, Clark KM, MacDonald RP, Chung BI. Assessing and treating vocal stereotypy in children with autism. J Appl Behav Anal. 2007; 40(2):263-75.
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        18. Meany-Daboul MG, Roscoe EM, Bourret JC, Ahearn WH. A comparison of momentary time sampling and partial-interval recording for evaluating functional relations. J Appl Behav Anal. 2007; 40(3):501-14.
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        19. Ahearn WH, Clark KM, DeBar R, Florentino C. On the role of preference in response competition. J Appl Behav Anal. 2005; 38(2):247-50.
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        20. Dube WV, Macdonald RP, Mansfield RC, Holcomb WL, Ahearn WH. Toward a behavioral analysis of joint attention. Behav Anal. 2004; 27(2):197-207.
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        21. Ahearn WH. Using simultaneous presentation to increase vegetable consumption in a mildly selective child with autism. J Appl Behav Anal. 2003; 36(3):361-5.
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        22. Ahearn WH, Clark KM, Gardenier NC, Chung BI, Dube WV. Persistence of stereotypic behavior: examining the effects of external reinforcers. J Appl Behav Anal. 2003; 36(4):439-48.
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        23. Ahearn WH, Castine T, Nault K, Green G. An assessment of food acceptance in children with autism or pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified. J Autism Dev Disord. 2001 Oct; 31(5):505-11.
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        24. Cohen-Almeida D, Graff RB, Ahearn WH. A comparison of verbal and tangible stimulus preference assessments. J Appl Behav Anal. 2000; 33(3):329-34.
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        25. Geckeler AS, Libby ME, Graff RB, Ahearn WH. Effects of reinforcer choice measured in single-operant and concurrent-schedule procedures. J Appl Behav Anal. 2000; 33(3):347-51.
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        26. Neuman P, Ahearn WH, Hineline PN. Pigeons' choices between fixed-ratio and linear or geometric escalating schedules. J Exp Anal Behav. 2000 Jan; 73(1):93-102.
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        27. Kerwin ML, Ahearn WH, Eicher PS, Swearingin W. The relationship between food refusal and self-injurious behavior: a case study. J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry. 1998 Mar; 29(1):67-77.
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        28. Ahearn WH, Kerwin ML, Eicher PS, Shantz J, Swearingin W. An alternating treatments comparison of two intensive interventions for food refusal. J Appl Behav Anal. 1996; 29(3):321-32.
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        29. Kerwin ME, Ahearn WH, Eicher PS, Burd DM. The costs of eating: a behavioral economic analysis of food refusal. J Appl Behav Anal. 1995; 28(3):245-60.
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