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Judah Axe

Judah Axe
Title
Assistant Professor
Phone
617-521-2144
Office
MCB W304A
Email

Education

Ph.D., Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis
The Ohio State University

M.A., Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis
The Ohio State University

B.S., Molecular Biology
University of Wisconsin, Madison


Certification/Licenses

Board Certified Behavior Analyst — Doctoral Level (BCBA-D)

Teaching License
     Early Childhood Intervention Specialist (P-3)
     Intervention Specialist (K-12) — Moderate/Intensive


Courses

SPND 415 — Applied Research I

SPND 441 — Classroom Management for Learners with Special Needs in Inclusive Classrooms

SPND 442 — Analysis of Behavior: Principles and Classroom Applications

SPND 447 — Assessment and Curriculum Modification Development for Learners with Severe Disabilities

SPND 462 — Evidence-Based Behavior Evaluation in Autism and Developmental Disabilities

BEHV 465b — Skinner's Verbal Behavior

DABA 616 — Behavioral Consultation in Schools


Research Interests

My research focuses on evaluating techniques for teaching students with autism and related disabilities in the areas of communication, social skills, and reducing challenging behavior. In the area of communication, I am currently evaluating prompting and prompt fading techniques for teaching language discrimination skills to children with disabilities. In the area of social skills, I have found that video modeling and tactile prompts are effective in increasing eye contact and responses to facial expressions, and I am currently studying procedures for establishing social attention as a reinforcer. In the area of challenging behavior, I am conducting studies on antecedent manipulations for reducing escape-maintained problem behavior with students with severe disabilities.


Publications

Axe, J. B., & Evans, C. J. (2012). Using video modeling to teach children with PDD-NOS to respond to facial expressions. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 6, 1176-1185.

Axe, J. B. (2011). Using tactile prompts to increase social-communicative skills with children with autism. In J. Aitken, J. Fairley, & J. Carlson (Eds.), Communication technology for students in special education and gifted programs. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Casey, L., Boivin, N. E., & Axe, J. B. (2011). Early childhood intervention specialist. In C. G. Simpson & J. P. Bakken (Eds.), Full circle: A collaborative approach to teaching children with special needs. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press, Inc.

Axe, J. B., & Sainato, D. M. (2010). Matrix training of instruction following of pre-literacy skills with preschoolers with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Lovelace, T. S., Gardner, R., Axe, J. B., & Sainato, D. M. (2010). Early childhood special education: Birth to eight years old. In B. McGraw, P. Peterson, & E. Baker (Eds.), International encyclopedia of education (3rd ed.). Elsevier.

Malone, H. I., Axe, J. B., & Parker, E. D. (2009). Interteach preparation: A comparison of the effect of answering versus generating study guide questions on quiz scores. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 9(2), 22-35.

Axe, J. B. (2008). Conditional discrimination in the intraverbal relation: A review and recommendations for future research. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior. 24, 159-174.

Sainato, D. M., Jung, S., Salmon, M. D., & Axe, J. B. (2008). Classroom influences on young children's emerging social competence. In W. H. Brown, S. L. Odom, & S. R. McConnell (Eds.), Social competence of young children: Risk, disability, and intervention (pp. 99-116). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.

Neef, N. A., Cihon, T., Kettering, T., Guld, A., Axe, J., Itoi, M., & DeBar, R. (2007). A comparison of study session formats on attendance and quiz performance in a college course. Journal of Behavioral Education, 16, 235-249.


Selected Presentations

Horst, A. P., & Axe, J. B. (2012, May). Contingent pairing to establish praise as a conditioned reinforcer with children with autism. In J. Singer-Dudek (Chair), Establishing conditioned reinforcers and inducing verbal behavior developmental cusps in young children with or at-risk for developmental disabilities. Symposium presented at the annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Seattle, WA.

Markovits, R. A., Koenig, S., & Axe, J. B. (2012, May). Comparative analysis of the quick transfer of stimulus control procedure with students with severe disabilities. In A. Kisamore (Chair), Analysis of transfer-of-stimulus control procedures: Effective teaching practices for children with autism spectrum disorders. Symposium presented at the annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Seattle, WA.

Axe, J. B. (2012, March). Applied behavior analysis and the analysis of verbal behavior for treating autism. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Pierfranco and Luisa Mariani Foundation for Paediatric Neurology, Rapallo, Italy.

Berger, M., Axe, J. B., & Scott, E. (2011, June). Engaging non-environmental science majors in sustainability through a transformative, action-based, experiential learning process. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences, Burlington, VT.

Axe, J. B., & Evans, C. J. (2011, May). Effects of tactile prompts on eye contact and responses to facial expressions with children pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified. In J. B. Axe (Chair). Watching others: Teaching eye contact, joint attention, and observational learning to children with autism. Symposium presented at the annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Denver, CO.

McClure, M. G., Kettering, T. L., & Axe, J. B. (2011, May). Stimulus control of variable and repetitive responses using a lag schedule of reinforcement in a multiple schedule. In T. L. Kettering (Chair), Implications of schedule arrangements in translational research: Choice behavior and variability. Symposium presented at the annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Denver, CO.

Sainato, D. M., Jung, S., Morrison, R. S., & Axe, J. B. (2011, May). Critical features of classroom environments for kindergarten age students with autism. In I. S. Schwartz (Chair). Young children with autism spectrum disorder: Analyzing environmental antecedents and interventions supporting functional skills. Symposium presented at the annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Denver, CO.

Fulton, B., Kettering, T. L., Axe, J., Malmquist, S. K., & Cihon, T. M. (2010, May). Teaching a multiply controlled mand and echoic response and the acquisition of the echoic repertoire. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Parker, E. D., Axe, J. B., DeBar, R. M., Guld, A. E., Kettering, T. K., & Cannella-Malone, H. I. (2008, May). Using the verbal behavior approach to increase the language of children with developmental disabilities. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.

Service Positions/Professional Affiliations

Chair, Verbal Behavior Special Interest Group, Association for Behavior Analysis International

Student Relations Chair, Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy

Trustee, Continuing Education Coordinator, Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies