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Tonya Davis
Tonya Davis

Tonya N. Davis, Ph.D., BCBA

Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology

Baylor University
School of Education
Marrs McLean Science Building 326.01
Department of Educational Psychology
One Bear Place #97301
Waco, TX 76798
Campus Phone: (254) 710-6166
Fax: (254) 710-3265
Email: Tonya_Davis@baylor.edu

Education:

Ph.D. in Special Education, specializing in autism and developmental disabilities from The University of Texas at Austin (2008)
M.S. in Educational Psychology from Baylor University in Waco, TX (2004)
B.S. in Education, specializing in special education, from Baylor University, Waco, TX (2002)

Publications:

Selected Publications

Davis, T. N., Dacus, S., Strickland, E., Copeland, D., Chan, J.M., Blenden, K., Osborn, S., Scalzo, R., Wells, K., Christian, K. (in press). Case report: The effects of a weighted vest on aggressive and self-injurious behavior of a boy with autism. Developmental Neurorehabilitation.

O'Reilly, M., Fragale, C., Gainey, S., Kang, S., Koch, H., Shubert, J., El Zein, F., Longino, D., chung, M., Xu, Z., White, P., Lang, R., Davis, T., Rispoli, M., Lancioni, G., didden, R., Healy, Ol, Kagohara, D., va der Meer, L., & Sigafoos, J. (in press). Examination of an antecedent communication intervention to reduce tangibly maintained challenging behavior: A controlled analog analysis. Research in Developmental Disabilities.

Tostanoski, A., Lang, R., Raulston, T., Carnett, A., Davis, T. (in press). Voices from the past offer warnings: Rapid prompting method involves facilitated communication. Developmental Neurorehabilitation.

Kagohara, D., van der Meer, L., Ramdoss, S., O'Reilly, M. F., Lancioni, G. E., Davis, T. N., Rispoli, M., Lang, R., Marschik, P. B., Sutherland, D., Green, V. A., & Sigafoos, J. (2013). Using iPods and iPads in teaching programs for individuals with developmental disabilities: A systematic review. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 147-156.

Davis, T. N., O'Reilly, M., Kang, S., Lang, R., Rispoli, M., Sigafoos, J., Lancioni, G., Copeland, D., Attai, S., & Mulloy, A. (2013). Chelation treatment for autism spectrum disorders: A systematic review. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 7, 49-55.

Lang, R., O'Reilly, M., Healy, O., Rispoli, M., Lydon, H., Streusand, W., Davis, T., Kang, S., Sigafoos, J., Lancioni, G., Didden, R. & Giesbers, S. (2012). Sensory integration therapy for autism spectrum disorders: A systematic review. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 6, 1004-1018.

Davis, T. N., Durand, S., & Chan, J. M. (2011). The effects of a brushing protocol on stereotypical behavior. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 5, 1053-1058. doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2010.11.011

Rispoli, M., O'Reilly, M., Lang, R., Machalicek, W., Davis, T., Lancioni, G., & Sigafoos, J. (2011). Effects of motivating operations on problem and academic behavior in classrooms. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 187-192.

Barnard, L., To, Y., Davis, T. N., & Thomson, D. (2010). Father residency and symptoms of ADHD: Adult male involvement as a mediator. Early Child Development and Care, 181, 649-663. doi: 10.1080/03004431003725386

Davis, T. N. (2010). Unsubstantiated treatments for individuals with autism. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 13, 231-233. doi:10.3109/17518421003793439

Davis, T. N., Barnard-Brak, L., Dacus, S., & Pond, A. (2010). Aided AAC systems among individuals with hearing loss and disabilities. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 22, 241-256. Doi: 10.1007/s10882-009-9180-6

Kang, S., Lang, R., O'Reilly, M. F., Davis, T., Machalicek, W., Rispoli, M. J., & Chan, J. (2010). Problem behavior during preference assessments: An empirical analysis and practical recommendations. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 137-141.

Lang, R., Davis, T., O'Reilly, M., Machalicek, W., Rispoli, M., Sigafoos, J., ™ & Regester, A. (2010). Functional analysis and treatment of elopement across two school settings. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 113-118.

Lang, R., O'Reilly, M., Sigafoos, J., Machalicek, W., Chan, J. M., Davis, T., ™ & Hopkins, S. (2010). A review of teacher involvement in the applied intervention research for children with autism spectrum disorders. Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, 45, 268-283.

Machalicek, W., O'Reilly, M., Rispoli, M., Davis, T., Lang, R., Franco, J. H., & Chan, J. (2010). Training teachers to assess the challenging behaviors of students with autism using video tele-conferencing. Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, 45, 203-215.

O'Reilly, M., Rispoli, M., Davis, T., Machalicek, W., Lang, R., Kang, S., & ™ Didden, R. (2009). Functional analysis of challenging behavior in children with autism spectrum disorders: A summary of 10 cases. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 4, 1-10. doi:10.1016/j.rasd.2009.07.001

Barnard-Brak, L., Davis, T. N., Ivey, J. K., & Thomson, D.* (2009). Student IEP participation and parental satisfaction among adolescents with autism. Journal of Developmental Disabilities,15, 48-54.

Barnard, L., Davis, T. N., Tate, A., & Sulak, T. (2009) Attitudes as a predictor of college students requesting accommodations. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 31, 189-198.

Davis, T. N., O'Reilly, M. F., Kang, S., Rispoli, M., Lang, R., Machalicek, W., & ™ Sigafoos, J. (2009). Impact of presession access to toys maintaining challenging behavior on functional communication training: A single case study. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 21, 515 521. doi: 10.1007/s10882-009-9158-4

Machalicek, W., O'Reilly, M., Chan, J., Lang, R., Rispoli, M., Davis, T. N., & ™ Sigafoos, J. (2009). Using videoconferencing to conduct functional analysis of challenging behavior and develop classroom behavioral support plans for students with autism. Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, 44, 207-217.

Machalicek, W., O'Reilly, M., Chan, J. M., Rispoli, M., Lang, R., Davis, T., & ™ Langthorne, P. (2009). Using videoconferencing to support teachers to conduct preference assessments with students with autism and developmental disabilities. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 3, 32-41. doi:10.1016/j.rasd.2008.03.004O'Reilly, M. F., Lang, R., Davis, T. N., Rispoli, M., Machalicek, W., Sigafoos, J., & ™ Didden, R. (2009). A systematic examination of different parameters of presession exposure to tangible stimuli that maintain problem behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 773-783.

Davis, T. (2009). The effects of motivating operations on challenging behavior, communication intervention, and generalization. Dissertation Abstracts International Section A, 69.

Olive, M. L., Lang, R. B., & Davis, T. N. (2008). An analysis of the effects of functional communication and a voice output communication aid for a child with autism spectrum disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2, 223-236. doi:10:1016j.rasd.2007.06.002

Olive, M. L., Lang, R. B., & Davis, T. N. (2008). An analysis of the effects of functional communication and a voice output communication aid for a child with Asperger Syndrome. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2, 23-36.

Olive, M. L., de la Cruz, B., Davis, T. N., Chan, J., Lang, R. B., O'Reilly, M. F., & Dickson, S. M. (2007). The effects of enhanced milieu teaching and a voice output communication aid on the communication of three children with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 37, 1505-1513.doi:10.1007/s10803-006-0243-6


Selected Presentations

Davis, T. N., Durand, S., Dacus, S., Blenden, K., & Fuentes, L. (2011, May). A systematic analysis of the influence of motivating operations on attention-maintained challenging behaviors in J. Ranick's An Evaluation of Antecedent Experimental Functional Analyses of Challenging Behavior in Children with Autism. In E. E. Jonathan Baker (Chair), 37th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Symposium at the 37th Annual Conference for the Association of Behavior Analysts, Denver, CO.

Davis, T. N., Fuentes, L., Durand, S., Sifford, S., & Rispoli, M. J. (2011, January). The effects of systematic manipulation of motivating operations on functional communication training and generalization. Poster presented at the 5th Annual Conference for the Association of Behavior Analysts International Autism Conference, Washington, DC.

Davis, T. N., Machalicek, W. A., Fuentes, L., Durand, S., Sifford, S., & Semons, J. (2010, May). Functional analysis of elopement: A comparison of traditional and latency functional analyses in T.N. Davis' a further examination of functional analysis methodologies. Presentation at the 36th Annual Conference for the Association of Behavior Analysts, San Antonio, TX.

Durand, S., Davis, T. N., & Fuentes, L. (2010, May). A comparison of brief vs. traditional functional analyses in T.N. Davis' A Further Examination of Functional Analysis MethodologiesPresentation at the 36th Annual Conference for the Association of Behavior Analysts, San Antonio, TX.

Fuentes, L., Davis, T. N., & Durand, S. (2010, May). The effects of a functional analysis on subsequent classroom behavior in T.N. Davis' A Further Examination of Functional Analysis MethodologiesPresentation at the 36th Annual Conference for the Association of Behavior Analysts, San Antonio, TX.

Davis, T. N., O'Reilly, M., Machalicek, W. A., Rispoli, M. J., Lang, R., Chan, J. M., Fuentes, L., Durand, S., & Wood, S. (2009, May). A Systematic analysis of the influence of motivating operations on functional communication training and generalization in M. J. Rispoli's The Influence of Motivating Operations on Assessment and Treatment Outcomes for Individuals with Developmental DisabilitiesPresentation at the 35th Annual Conference for the Association of Behavior Analysts, Phoenix, AZ.

Davis, T. N., O'Reilly, M. F., Rispoli, M. J., Lang, R., & Machalicek, W. (2009, May). Functional analysis of challenging behavior of children with autism in M. F. O'Reilly's Assessment and Intervention for Children with Autism. Presentation at the 35th Annual Conference for the Association of Behavior Analysts, Phoenix, AZ.

Davis, T. N., & O'Reilly, M. (2008, May). A systematic analysis of the effects of motivating operations on the acquisition, maintenance, and generalization of mands in M. O'Reilly'sFurther Examination of the Use of Motivating Operations when Working with Persons with Autism and Developmental Disabilities. Presentation at the 34th Annual Conference for the Association of Behavior Analysts, Chicago, IL.

Lang, R. B., O'Reilly, M. F., Machalicek, W. A., Chan, J. M., Rispoli, M. J., Davis, T. N., & Langthorne, P. (2008, May). Discrepancy of Functional Analysis Results Across Settings: Implications for Intervention Design. In M. O'Reilly (Chair), Recent Advances in the Assessment and Treatment of Challenging Behavior. Symposium at the 34th Annual Conference for the Association of Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Machalicek, W. A, O'Reilly, M. F., Lang, R. B., Rispoli, M. J., Chan, J. M., & Davis, T. (2008, May). Evaluation of a Functional Assessment Methodology for Determining Behavioral Indicators of Satiation. In M. O'Reilly (Chair), Further Evaluation of the Use of Motivating Operations When Working With Persons With Autism and Developmental Disabilities. Symposium at the 34th Annual Conference for the Association of Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Machalicek, W., O'Reilly, M.F., Shogren, K., Rispoli, M., Franco, J., Davis, T., & Lang, R. (2008, May). Using videoconferencing to train teachers to assess the challenging behaviors of children with developmental delays. Poster session at the American Association for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 132nd Annual Conference, Washington, DC.

Research Interests:

Challenging behavior among individuals with developmental disabilities
Improving communication intervention among individuals with developmental disabilities
Application of technology for individuals with developmental disabilities

Awards:

Society of ABA Student Presenter Grant, 2006
Teresa Lozano Long Endowed Graduate Fellowship Fund Recipient, 2005
Alexander Caswell Ellis Fellowship in Education Recipient, 2005, 2006, 2007

Courses Taught:

Applied Behavior Analysis