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Tiffany Kodak

Assistant Professor
 (414) 229-7383
 Garland 210

Website: The Early Intervention Lab

Education:

Ph.D., Louisiana State University 2006

Research Interests:

Tiffany Kodak, Ph.D., BCBA-D is an assistant professor. Dr. Kodak is a licensed psychologist, licensed behavior analyst, and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst- Doctoral (BCBA-D). Her research interests in the area of early intervention for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders include increasing the efficiency of academic instruction, acquisition of verbal behavior, computer-assisted instruction, emergent relations, conditional discrimination, and early literacy skills. In addition, Dr. Kodak’s research team is evaluating staff- and teacher-training procedures that allow trainers to successfully train others in order to build capacity in school settings. Dr. Kodak conducts research in her university-based early intervention clinic and in school settings. I am interested in accepting doctoral students in Fall 2015.

Teaching Interests:

Applied Behavior Analysis, Verbal Behavior, Stimulus Control, and Professional Ethics

Selected Publications

Notingham, C., Vladescu, J., & Kodak, T. Incorporating additional targets into learning trials for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of applied behavior analysis.
Kodak, T., Clements, A., Paden, A., LeBlanc, B., Mintz, J., & Toussaint, K. Examining the relation between an assessment of skills and performance on auditory-visual conditional discriminations for children with autism. Journal of applied behavior analysis.
Kodak, T., & Paden, A. A comparison of intraverbal and listener training for children with autism spectrum disorder. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior.
Haq, S., Kodak, T., Kurtz-Nelson, E., Porritt, M., Rush, K., & Cariveau, T. Comparing the effects of massed and distributed practice on skill acquisition for children with autism. Journal of applied behavior analysis.
Haq, S., & Kodak, T. (2015, March). Evaluating the effects of massed and distributed practice on acquisition of tacts and textual behavior with typically developing children. Journal of applied behavior analysis, 48(1), 85-95.
Grow, L. L., Kodak, T., & Carr, J. E. (2015, March). A comparison of methods for teaching receptive labeling to children with autism spectrum disorders: a systematic replication. Journal of applied behavior analysis, 48(1), 52-70.
Kodak, T., Clements, A., Paden, A. R., LeBlanc, B., Mintz, J., & Toussaint, K. A. (2014, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Examination of the relation between an assessment of skills and performance on auditory-visual conditional discriminations for children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of applied behavior analysis.
Carroll, R. A., & Kodak, T. (2014, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). An evaluation of interrupted and uninterrupted measurement of vocal stereotypy on perceived treatment outcomes. Journal of applied behavior analysis, 47(2), 264-76.
Vladescu, J. C., & Kodak, T. (2013, December). Increasing instructional efficiency by presenting additional stimuli in learning trials for children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of applied behavior analysis, 46(4), 805-16.
Kodak, T., Clements, A., & LeBlanc, B. (2013). A rapid assessment of instructional strategies to teach auditory-visual conditional discriminations to children with autism. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 7, 801-807.
Kodak, T., Fisher, W. W., Paden, A., & Dickes, N. (2013, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Evaluation of the utility of a discrete-trial functional analysis in early intervention classrooms. Journal of applied behavior analysis, 46(1), 301-6.
Carroll, R. A., Kodak, T., & Fisher, W. W. (2013, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). An evaluation of programmed treatment-integrity errors during discrete-trial instruction. Journal of applied behavior analysis, 46(2), 379-94.
Kodak, T., Fuchtman, R., & Paden, A. (2012, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). A comparison of intraverbal training procedures for children with autism. Journal of applied behavior analysis, 45(1), 155-60.
Vladescu, J. C., Carroll, R., Paden, A., & Kodak, T. (2012, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). The effects of video modeling with voiceover instruction on accurate implementation of discrete-trial instruction. Journal of applied behavior analysis, 45(2), 419-23.
Paden, A. R., Kodak, T., Fisher, W. W., Gawley-Bullington, E. M., & Bouxsein, K. J. (2012, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). Teaching children with autism to engage in peer-directed mands using a picture exchange communication system. Journal of applied behavior analysis, 45(2), 425-9.
Kodak, T., Fisher, W. W., Clements, A., Paden, A. R., & Dickes, N. R. (2011). Functional assessment of instructional variables: Linking assessment and treatment. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 5, 1059-1077.
Kodak, T., Fisher, W. W., Clements, A., Bouxsein, K. J., & (2011). Effects of computer-assisted instruction on correct responding and procedural integrity during early intensive behavioral intervention. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 5, 640-647.
Ahrens, E. N., Lerman, D. C., Kodak, T., Worsdell, A. S., & Keegan, C. (2011, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Further evaluation of response interruption and redirection as treatment for stereotypy. Journal of applied behavior analysis, 44(1), 95-108.
Grow, L. L., Carr, J. E., Kodak, T., Jostad, C. M., & Kisamore, A. N. (2011, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). A comparison of methods for teaching receptive labeling to children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of applied behavior analysis, 44(3), 475-98.
Vladescu, J. C., & Kodak, T. (2010, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). A review of recent studies on differential reinforcement during skill acquisition in early intervention. Journal of applied behavior analysis, 43(2), 351-5.
Grow, L. L., & Kodak, T. (2010, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Recent research on emergent verbal behavior: clinical applications and future directions. Journal of applied behavior analysis, 43(4), 775-8.
Kodak, T., Fisher, W. W., Kelley, M. E., & Kisamore, A. (2009, September). Comparing preference assessments: selection- versus duration-based preference assessment procedures. Research in developmental disabilities, 30(5), 1068-77.
Kodak, T., & Clements, A. (2009, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Acquisition of mands and tacts with concurrent echoic training. Journal of applied behavior analysis, 42(4), 839-43.
Kodak, T., & Piazza, C. C. (2008, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Assessment and behavioral treatment of feeding and sleeping disorders in children with autism spectrum disorders. Child and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America, 17(4), 887-905, x-xi.
Kodak, T., Northup, J., & Kelley, M. E. (2007, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). An evaluation of the types of attention that maintain problem behavior. Journal of applied behavior analysis, 40(1), 167-71.
Kodak, T., Lerman, D. C., Volkert, V. M., & Trosclair, N. (2007, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Further examination of factors that influence preference for positive versus negative reinforcement. Journal of applied behavior analysis, 40(1), 25-44.
Kodak, T., Lerman, D. C., & Call, N. (2007, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Evaluating the influence of postsession reinforcement on choice of reinforcers. Journal of applied behavior analysis, 40(3), 515-27.
Fisher, W. W., Kodak, T., & Moore, J. W. (2007, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Embedding an identity-matching task within a prompting hierarchy to facilitate acquisition of conditional discriminations in children with autism. Journal of applied behavior analysis, 40(3), 489-99.