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ABA Longitudinal Evaluation

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ABA Longitudinal Evaluation

Project Title: Longitudinal Evaluation of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Graduating from the St. Amant Applied Behaviour Analysis Early Intervention Program Investigators: Dr. C. T. Yu & Dr. Toby Martin Project Coordinator: Ms. Carly Chand, M.A. Affiliations: St.Amant Research Centre and Department of Psychology, University of Manitoba Research Sponsor: Department of Family Services and Consumer Affairs Introduction We are studying […]

Error-Correction Procedures

Project Title: Comparison of error-correction procedures for teaching topography- and selection-based responses Investigators: May Lee, M.A. & Dr. C. T. Yu Affiliations: St.Amant Research Centre and Department of Psychology, University of Manitoba Introduction Practicing the correct response several times after an error is a common strategy for teaching functional skills to individuals with developmental disabilities. However, this teaching strategy seems […]

Finding the Causes of Problem Behaviour

Project Title: A Screening Procedure for Problem Behavior Maintained by Automatic Reinforcement Investigators: Drs. Javier Virués-Ortega and Toby L. Martin Affiliations: St.Amant Research Centre and Department of Psychology, University of Manitoba Introduction Some individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities engage in problem behaviours to experience various forms of sensory stimulation. For instance, a child with autism may repeat persistently a […]

Reducing Problem Behaviours

Project Title: Relative Effects of Reinforcement Schedules and Stimulation Quality on Stereotypies Investigators: Javier Virués-Ortega and Flávia Julio Affiliations: St.Amant Research Centre, University of Manitoba Department of Psychology Research Sponsor: University of Manitoba Introduction Stereotypy (repetitive motor behaviours) is a common behaviour problem in individuals with autism and intellectual disabilities. Research has shown that some individuals with developmental disabilities engage […]

Caregiver Safety

Project Title: Working with Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities: Injuries and Challenging Behaviour Investigators: Bev Temple, Toby Martin, Charmayne Dube, Lois Novotny, Chris Fyfe, Lesley Anne Fuga, Trevor Farley Affiliations: St.Amant Research Centre, University of Manitoba Faculty of Nursing, New Directions, St.Amant Research Sponsor: Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba Introduction Some people with developmental disabilities or intellectual disabilities (DD/ID) can behave […]

ABA Intervention and Brain Plasticity

Project Title: Effects of Intensive Behavioral Intervention on Brain Plasticity in Children with Autism Investigator: Javier Virués-Ortega Affiliations: St.Amant Research Centre, University of Manitoba Department of Psychology Research Sponsor: Manitoba Medical Services Foundation, The Winnipeg Foundation, University of Manitoba Introduction Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a well-established technique that uses strong magnetic fields to make pictures of the inside of […]

Longitudinal Study of Health Status in Children

Project Title: Trajectories in Health and Use of Health and Social Services by Children with Developmental Disabilities: A Population-Based Longitudinal Study Investigators: Shahin Shooshtari, Marni Brownell, Natalia Dik Affiliations: St.Amant Research Centre, University of Manitoba (UM) Department of Family Social Sciences and Community Health Sciences, UM Centre for Health Policy – Department of Community Health Sciences Research Sponsor: Manitoba Health […]

Meeting Knowledge Needs

Project Title: Knowledge Translation for Teachers of Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and Health-Related Challenging Behaviours Investigators: C. T. Yu, Joyce Douglas, Janine Montgomery, Shahin Shooshtari, Bev Temple, Emma Hill Kepron, Toby Martin Affiliations: St.Amant School, St.Amant Research Centre, University of Manitoba (UM) Department of Psychology, UM Faculty of Human Ecology – Department of Family Social Science, UM Faculty of Nursing, […]