Research @May

A descriptive secondary analysis of evidence-based interventions for students with autism spectrum disorder
This information can be used to help educators make more informed decisions when choosing interventions to support students with ASD. Read more.

Thinking small to think big: Modular approach for autism programming in schools
We studied a new intervention framework that we called MAAPS (Modular Approach to Autism Programs in Schools) to support teachers of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The framework was designed to help teachers use evidence-based practices effectively. Read more.

Beyond a Call to Action
We have inappropriately assumed that what works for some should work for all, regardless of the context. As a field, many of us have inappropriately assumed that gender and racial inequality, economic poverty, distrust in law enforcement, citizenship status, political affiliation, beliefs in Western Medicine, and so on do not factor into the behavior-change equation. These assumptions are naive and incomplete at best, and harmful at worst. Read more.

Sarah Frampton and Alice Shillingsburg Co-authors of Article Published in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Dr. Shillingsburg and Sarah Frampton have published several articles with a focus of increasing the efficiency of language instruction. This article represents a step toward even more feasible and effective learning strategies. The two are working to bridge the research to practice gap by integrating evidence-based practices into daily instruction with children at May Institute. Read more.

May Clinicians Present at 2019 BABAT Conference
Eleven May Institute clinicians will present at the 40th annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy (BABAT) on October 2, 3, and 4, 2019. Read more.

Dr. Cynthia Anderson Travels to India, Addresses International Autism Conference 
Dr. Anderson was a guest speaker at the 2019 International Autism Conference, “Accountability and Evidence Based Best Practices in Autism,” in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Read more.

May Institute Clinicians Co-author Article Published in Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders
“In this study, we demonstrated that relatively efficient methods of functional behavioral assessment could work in adult services, where resources can be limited," said Dr. Cynthia Anderson, one of the co-authors of the article. Read more.


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