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Our expert team at Monarch House is dedicated to improving the understanding of evidence-based treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other communication, learning and motor disorders. Utilizing the latest technologies, best practices and many years of clinical experience, our team has produced a number of contributions to the scientific literature, yielding a growing body of evidence for treatment as well as improvements in clinical practice, which can be seen in our work at Monarch House.

 

Research Publications (Peer-Reviewed)

  • Brogan, K. M., Rapp, J. T., Sennott, Lisa A., Cook, J. L., Swinkels, E. (2018). Further analysis of the predictive effects of a free-operant competing stimulus assessment on stereotypy. Behavior Modification, 42, 543-583. Click to access the document
  • Rapp, J. T., Cook, J. L., Nuta, R., Balagot, C., Crouchman, K., Jenkins, C., Karim, S., & Watters-Wybrow, C. (2018). Further evaluation of a practitioner model for increasing eye contact in children with autism. Behavior Modification. Advanced online publication. Click to access the document
  • Préfontaine, I., Lanovaz, M. J., McDuff, E., McHugh, C., & Cook, J. L. (2017). Using mobile technology to reduce engagement in stereotypy: A validation of decision-making algorithms. Behavior Modification. Advanced online publication. Click to access the document
  • Cook, J. L., Rapp, J. T., Burji, C., McHugh, C. & Nuta, R. (2017). A simple intervention for stereotypical engagement with an augmentative alternative communicative device. Behavioral Interventions. Click to access the document
  • Cook, J. L., Rapp, J. T., Mann, K. R., McHugh, C., Burji, C., & Nuta, R. (2017). A practitioner model for increasing eye contact in children with autism. Behavior Modification, 41, 382–404. Click to access the document
  • Rapp, J. T., Cook, J. L., McHugh, M., & Mann, K. (2017). Decreasing stereotypy using NCR and DRO with functionally matched stimulation: Effects on targeted and nontargeted stereotypy. Behavior Modification, 41, 45–83. Click to access the document
  • Cook, J. L., Rapp, J. T., & Schulze, K. A. (2015). Differential negative reinforcement of other behavior to increase wearing of a medical bracelet. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 901–906. Click to access the document
  • Frewing, T. M., Tanner, A., Bonner, A. C., Baxter, S., & Pastrana, S. J. (2015). The immediate and subsequent effects of response interruption and redirection on vocal stereotypy and heart rate. European Journal of Behavior Analysis, 16, 1-11. Click to access the document
  • Tanner, A., & Andreone, B. E. (2015). Using graduated exposure and differential reinforcement to increase food repertoire in a child with Autism. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 8, 233-240. Click to access the document
  • Cook, J. L., Rapp, J. T., Gomes, L. A., Frazer, T. L., & Lindblad, T. L. (2014). Effects of verbal reprimands on targeted and untargeted stereotypy. Behavioral Interventions, 29, 106–124. Click to access the document
  • Lindblad, T. L. (2007). Review of storymoviesTM STANDARD: Social concepts and skills at school, vol. 1 (DVD) and storymoviesTM PROFESSIONAL: Social concepts and skills at school, vol. 1 (DVD). [Review of the software Storymovies™ STANDARD: Social concepts and skills at school, volume 1 (DVD). & Storymovies™ PROFESSIONAL: Social concepts and skills at school, volume 1 (DVD). C. Gray & C. Gray]. The Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - Applied Behavior Analysis, 1, 139-143. Click to access the document
  • Lindblad, T. L. (2002). Making a difference: Behavioral intervention for autism [Review of the book Making a difference: behavioral intervention for autism, by Catherine Maurice, Gina Green & Richard Foxx]. Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, 26, 157-159. 

 

Submitted, Prepared, or Unpublished Manuscripts

  • Cook, J. L. & Rapp, J. T. (submitted, 2018). To what extent should practitioners treat stereotypy during academic tasks?
  • Cook, J. L., Lanovaz, M. J., McHugh, C., & Novotny, M. (submitted, 2018). Using interactive web training to teach caregivers to reduce stereotypy.  
  • Niedfeld, A., Rapp, J. T., & Cook, J. L. (submitted). Using stimulus control procedures to signal conversational conditions in three adolescents.
  • Rapp, J. T., & Cook, J. L. (in preparation). Multi-context intervention for respondent vomiting in the presence of balloons.
  • Cook, J. L., & Rapp, J. T. (in preparation). Procedures for teaching children with autism spectrum disorder to relinquish preferred items
  • Lindblad, T. L., Maisels, K. L., & Romero, E. R. (unpublished manuscript, 2011). A Direct comparison of selection-based vs. topography-based manding in children with an autism spectrum disorder.

 

Book Chapters

  • Celiberti, D. & Lindblad, T. L. (in press). Incidental teaching. In J. Gerenser & M. Koenig (Eds.), An introduction to ABA for SLPs: Steps toward Interprofessional Education for autism Support Teams [provisional title]. Brookes Publishing.
  • Lindblad, T. L. (2005). Communication and asperger syndrome: The speech-language pathologist's role. In K.P. Stoddart (Ed.), Children, youth and adults with asperger syndrome: Integrating multiple perspectives (pp. 125-139). London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

 

Speaking Events

  • Cook, J. L. (2018, October). A simple intervention for stereotypical engagement with an augmentative alternative communicative device. Paper presentation conducted at the annual conference for the Florida Association of Behavior Analysis, Daytona Beach, FL.
  • Dower, N. & Lindblad, T. L. (2018, August). Implementation of speech generating devices (SGDs) using a behavior analytic framework. Invited seminar presentation conducted at the National Autism Conference, State College, PA.
  • Lindblad, T. L. (2018, June). Core competencies for effective Interprofessional Practice: Implementation utilizing an organizational behavioural systems approach. Invited speaker presentation conducted at the Interprofessional Autism Conference, Seton Hall University, NJ.
  • Cook, J. L. (2018, May). A further evaluation of a practitioner model for increasing eye contact in children with autism. Paper presentation conducted at the annual conference for the Association for Behavior Analysis international, San Diego, CA.
  • Lindblad, T. L. (2017, June) Arranging environmental contingencies that address motivation & preference assessments: To promote effective teamwork and lead to better outcomes in learners with autism.Invited speaker presentation conducted at the Interprofessional Autism Conference, Kean University, NJ.
  • Lindblad, T. L. (2017, February) Tips for writing a conference abstract submission to increase your chance of acceptance. Invited webinar presentation conducted for the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Canada (SAC) Webinar Series.
  • Scherbak, B. & Cook, J. L. (2016, November). Presentation to the pediatrics club. Invited seminar presented to medical students at The University of Toronto, UTM, Mississauga, ON.
  • Lindblad, T. L. (October, 2016) Communication competence as a factor in maintaining problem behaviour. Invited speaker presentation conducted at the RSA Annual Conference, London, ON.
  • Cook, J. L., & Koffman, R. (2016, May & November). The ABC’s of behaviour. Community workshop presentations conducted at Monarch House, Oakville, ON.
  • Lindblad, T. L. (2016, June) Clinical case review: Developing a framework to guide clinical practice. Presentation conducted at the Grandview Children’s Centre, SLP/ABA departments, Oshawa, ON.
  • Lindblad, T. L. (2016, April). Presentation to the pediatrics club. Invited seminar presented to the medical students at The University of Toronto, UTM, Mississauga, ON.
  • Lindblad, T. L. (2016, March). AAC, EBP, and increasing communication for your child. Parent workshop conducted at Kinark, Scarborough, ON.
  • Cook, J. L. (2015, November). Effects of verbal reprimands on targeted and untargeted stereotypy. Paper presentation conducted at the annual conference for the Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis, Toronto, ON.
  • Lindblad, T. L. (2015, November). Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and evidence-based practice (EBP): Part 1 and part 2. Presentation conducted at the Centre for Behaviour Health Sciences, MacKenzie Health, Newmarket, ON.
  • Lindblad, T. L.(2015, October). From evidence to practice: Choosing the right providers and treatment for your child. Invited speaker presentation conducted at the Down Syndrome Association of Ontario Annual Conference, Barrie, ON.
  • Lindblad, T. L.(2015, October) Making friends and staying connected. Invited speaker presentation conducted at the Down Syndrome Association of Ontario Annual Conference, Barrie, ON.
  • Lindblad, T. L. (2015, March). Teaching relational concepts using conditional discriminations for attributes, prepositions, and pronouns. Presentation conducted at ABA Jam, Toronto Partnership for Autism Services, Toronto, ON.
  • Cook, J. L. (2014, December). Differential negative reinforcement of other behavior to increase wearing of a medical alert bracelet. Symposium conducted at the annual conference for the Ontario Association for Behavior Analysis, Toronto, ON.
  • Lindblad, T. L. (2014, September). Teaching communication skills to clients using speech generating devices. Presentation conducted at the Etobicoke Children’s Centre, Toronto, ON.
  • Lindblad, T. L. (2014, September). From evidence to practice: Speech and communication ideas. Webinar presentation conducted for the Department of Speech-Language Pathology, Belgrade, Serbia
  • Lindblad, T. L. (2014, April). Assessment, curriculum development, and treatment for speech, language, and communication deficits in individuals with ASD. Invited speaker presentation conducted at the Building Behavioural Solutions Conference, Kingston, ON.
  • Lindblad, T. L. (2013, June). ABA in educational settings: Home to school and school to home. Invited presenter for the Autism Ontario Webinar series, Toronto, ON. https://vimeo.com/134349790
  • Lindblad, T. L. (2012, November). Steps in transitioning to, and implementing, a speech generating device for individuals with ASD. Paper presented at the annual conference for the Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis, Toronto, ON
  • Lindblad, T. L. (2011, June) ABA and speech-language pathology. Guest lecture conducted for Toronto cohort students of the Masters of Applied Disability Studies programme, Brock University, Toronto, ON.
  • Carson, L., Oram Cardy, J., Lindblad, T. L., Theurer, J., & Moosa, T. (2011, April). PECS and speech development in children with autism. Paper session presented at the conference for the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, London, ON.
  • Freeman, N., Brown, R., Dunn Geier, J., Lindblad, T. L., Perry, A. M., & Reitzel, J-A. M. (2009, May). Progress benchmarks for children in intensive behavioural intervention. Paper session presented at the annual conference for the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Lindblad, T. L. (2008, November). An increase in communication, receptive vocabulary, and social communication via introduction of a speech generating device for a child with ASD. Paper presented at the annual conference for the Ontario Association of Behavior Analysis, Toronto, ON.

 

Poster Presentations (Research or Clinical Case Studies)

  • Haesen, J. M., & Scherbak, B. E. (2017, May). Case Study: The Gradual Reduction of Problem Behaviour of an Adult in a Residential Setting. Poster presented at the annual conference for the Association of Behavior Analysts International, Denver, CO.
  • Cook, J. L., Rapp, J. T., Burji, C., McHugh, C., & Nuta, R. (2017, May). A simple intervention for stereotypical engagement with a communicative device. Poster presented at the annual conference for the Association of Behavior Analysts International, Denver, CO. Also presented November 2016 at the annual conference for the Ontario Association of Behavior Analysis, Toronto, ON.
  • O'Brien, D. (2016, January). Teaching attending to children with autism. Presented at the annual autism conference for the Association for Behavior Analysis International, in New Orleans, LA. Also presented January 2016 at the annual conference for the British Columbia Association of Behaviour Analysis, Vancouver, BC
  • Cook, J. L., Rapp, J. T., Schulze, K. A. (2015, May). Graduated exposure and differential negative reinforcement of other behaviour to increase compliance with wearing a medical alert bracelet. Poster presented at the annual conference for the Association of Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX. Also presented January 2015 at the annual Autism Conference for the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Las Vegas, NV. Also presented May 2011 at the annual conference for the Association of Behavior Analysis International, Denver, CO. Also presented November 2011 at the annual conference for the Ontario Association of Behavior Analysis, Toronto, ON.
  • Cook, J. L., Rapp, J. T., Gomes, L. A., Frazer, T. L., & Lindblad, T. L. (2015, May). Effects of verbal reprimands on targeted and untargeted stereotypy: Is inhibitory stimulus control necessary? Poster presented at the annual conference for the Association of Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX. Also presented January 2015 at the annual Autism Conference for the Association of Behavior Analysis International, Las Vegas, NV. Also presented April 2014 at the annual conference for the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, New Orleans, LA.
  • Mann, K., & Cook, J. L. (2015, May). Using a function-based treatment to increase fluent responding. Poster presented at the annual conference for the Association of Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX. Also presented December 2014 at the annual conference for the Ontario Association of Behavior Analysis, Toronto, ON.
  • Mann, K., & Lindblad, T. L. (2015, May). Treatment comparison between PECS and Proloquo2Go for manding behaviour in a young boy with ASD: What does the data tell us? Poster presented at the annual conference for the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.
  • Tanner, A., & Andreone, B. (2015, January) Food selectivity in children with autism spectrum disorder: A non-aversive treatment package. Presented at the annual autism conference for the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Lalonde, T., Lindblad, T. L., and Sweet, M. (2014, December). Increasing functional communication for a client through treatment comparison of Proloquo2Go and PECS. Poster presented at the annual conference for the Ontario Association of Behavior Analysis, Toronto, ON.
  • Gomes, L. A. (2014, December). Increasing acceptance of fruit using texture fading and escape extinction. Poster presented at the annual conference for the Ontario Association of Behavior Analysis, Toronto, ON.
  • Gomes, L. A. (2014, December). Teaching children with autism spectrum disorder to engage in pretend play using video modeling. Poster presented at the annual conference for the Ontario Association of Behavior Analysis, Toronto, ON.
  • Rourke, M., Perry, A. & Lindblad, T. L. (2013, November). A two-part investigation of augmentative and alternative communication use in Canadian children. Poster presented at conference for Health and Wellbeing in Developmental Disabilities, Toronto, ON. Also presented August 2013 at the annual conference for the Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities Research Special Interest Group, Toronto, ON. Also presented April 2013 at the Convention for the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.
  • Lindblad, T.L., Rourke, M., Perry, R., & Weiss, J. (2012, May). National survey of SLP services for children with severe developmental disabilities. Poster presented at the 48th annual conference for the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, St. John's, NL.
  • Maisels, K. & Lindblad, T. L. (2012, May). Increasing vocal variability in children with autism. Poster presented at the annual conference for the Association of Behavior Analysis International, Seattle, WA.
  • Lindblad, T. L. & Greenwood, R. (2012, January). Re-conditioning food as a reinforcer: implementing a feeding program for a child with low body weight and dependency on nutritional supplementation. Poster presented at the annual autism conference for the Association of Behavior Analysis International, Philadelphia, PA. Also presented November 2011 at the annual conference for the Ontario Association of Behavior Analysis, Toronto, ON.
  • Romero, E., Maisels, K., & Lindblad, T. L., (2010, November). A direct comparison of selection-based vs. topography-based manding in children with autism. Poster presented at the annual conference for the Ontario Association of Behavior Analysis, Toronto, ON.
  • Lindblad, T. L. and Byrne, C. (2000, May). Best practices: Early intervention and preschool success, a training module for professionals.Poster presented at the annual international congress of Autism Europe, Glasgow, Scotland.

 

Newsletter Articles

  • Taylor, M. & Lindblad, T.L. (August 2016). ASAT Responds to The Atlantic’s, “The battle over a controversial method for autism communication”, Media Watch article, ASAT website, www.asatonline.org.
  • Lindblad, T. L. (2012). How do you increase speech intelligibility (articulation skills) or the variability in the sounds produced by children with autism spectrum disorders? Science in Autism Treatment, 9(3) https://www.asatonline.org/research-treatment/clinical-corner/increasing-articulation/
  • Lindblad, T. L. (2011). Assessment and treatment of children with autism spectrum disorders: A shift in practice. Communique, 25(4), 8-9.
  • Lindblad, T. L. (2007). Working with difficult children. CASLPO Today, 5(1), 31-34.
  • Lindblad, T. L. (2006). ABA in schools—Essential or optional. Autism Matters, 3(2), 7-9. https://www.actcommunity.ca/resource/2030
  • Lindblad, T. L. (2006) Inquiry on the issue of funding for the treatment of autism, Senate of Canada: Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology, 10. https://sencanada.ca/en/Content/Sen/committee/391/soci/10mn-e
  • Lindblad, T. L. (2005). Generalization of DT Trainer results. DT Trainer newsletter, Accelerations Educational Software.

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