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Name: Megan R. Heinicke, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Title: Assistant Professor

Office Location: 357D

Email: megan.heinicke@csus.edu

Office Phone: (916) 278-7592

Mailing Address: Sacramento State 6000 J Street Sacramento, CA 95819-6007

Office Hours: Wednesday 10a-12p; Friday 1p-2p; or by appointment

Where to find me : Amador 357D

Education

Ph.D., Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences, Auburn University (May, 2014)

M.S., Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences, Auburn University (May, 2011)

B.S., Psychology, Western Michigan University (December, 2007)

Courses that I teach

Undergraduate Courses:

  • PSYC 2: Introductory Psychology (Fall 2015)
  • PSYC 171: Applied Behavior Analysis (Spring 2015)
  • PSYC 185: Psychology of Exceptional Children (Fall 2014)
  • PSYC 191: Undergraduate Practicum in Behavior Analysis (Spring 2016)

Graduate Courses:

  • PSYC 271: Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis (Spring 2015)
  • PSYC 272: Research Methods in Behavior Analysis (Fall 2014)

Recent Publications

Heinicke, M. R., & Carr, J. E. (2014). A meta-analysis of single-case design intervention research in acquired brain injury rehabilitation. Behavioral Interventions, 29, 77-105.

Geiger, K. B., Carr, J. E., LeBlanc, L. A., Hanney, N. M., Polick, A. S., & Heinicke, M. R. (2013). Teaching receptive discriminations to children with autism: A comparison of traditional and embedded discrete-trial teaching. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 5, 49-59.

Heinicke, M. R., Eastridge, D., Kupfer, J., Mozzoni, M. P., & Carr, J. E. (2013). Assessing preferences of individuals with acquired brain injury using alternative stimulus modalities. Brain Injury, 27, 48-59.

Heinicke, M. R., LeBlanc, L. A., & Mozzoni, M. P. (2012). Brain injury rehabilitation: Selected resources 1997-2012. Associated of Professional Behavior Analysts web site. http://www.apbahome.net/index.php Bibliographies section.

LeBlanc, L. A., Heinicke, M. R., Baker, J. C. (2012). Expanding the consumer base for behavior-analytic services: Meeting the needs of consumers in the 21st century. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 5, 4-14.

Heinicke, M. R., Carr, J. E., & LeBlanc, L. A. (2012). The effects of fixed-time reinforcement schedules on functional response classes: A translational study. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 45, 511-526.

Heinicke, M. R., Carr, J. E., LeBlanc, L. A., & Severtson, J. M. (2010). On the use of fluency training with individuals with autism: A commentary. The Behavior Analyst, 33, 223-229.

Sidener, T. M., Karsten, A. M., Severtson, J. M., Carr, J. E., Cornelius, C. E., & Heinicke, M. R. (2010). Effects of single and multiple verbal operant arrangements for teaching mands and tacts. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 26, 15-30.

Heinicke, M. R., Carr, J. E., & Mozzoni, M. P. (2009). Using differential reinforcement to decrease academic response latencies of an adolescent with acquired brain injury. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 861-865.

Recent Selected Presentations

Heinicke, M. R., Carr, J. E., Zias, D. R., Valentino, A. L., Pence, S. T., & Falligant, J. M. (2014, May). Assessing the efficacy of pictorial preference assessments for children with developmental disabilities. In J. Potter (Chair), Extending Preference Assessment Methodology and Applications. Symposium conducted at the 40th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.

Heinicke, M. R., & Carr, J. E. (2014, February). A meta-analysis of single-case design research in the area of acquired brain injury. In M. Wallace (Chair), Applications of Behavior Analysis in the Real World. Symposium conducted at the 32nd Annual Western Regional Conference for the California Association for Behavior Analysis, Burlingame, CA.

Heinicke, M. R., Eastridge, D., Kupfer, J., Mozzoni, M. P., & Carr, J. E. (2013, March). Assessing preferences of individuals with acquired brain injury using alternative stimulus modalities. Poster presented at the 3rd annual convention of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Las Vegas, NV.

Heinicke, M. R., & Carr, J. E. (2012, May). A meta-analysis of single-case design research in the area of acquired brain injury. In G. Rooker (Chair), Identifying Empirically Supported Treatments for Individuals Diagnosed with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Symposium conducted at the 38th annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Seattle, WA.

Heinicke, M. R., Carr, J. E., LeBlanc, L. A., & Severtson, J. M. (2012, April). On the use of fluency training in the behavioral treatment of autism. Poster presented at the 2nd annual convention of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Tampa, FL.

Professional Associations

  • Association for Behavior Analysis International 
  • California Association for Behavior Analysis
  • Association for Professional Behavior Analysts
  • North American Brain Injury Society
  • Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis 

Keywords

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Preference Assessments
  • Verbal Behavior

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