Dr. Alice Shillingsburg Co-authors Article in Behavior Modification Journal


Alice Shillingsburg, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Senior Vice President of Applied Verbal Behavior for May Institute, and Assistant Director of May Institute’s National Autism Center, co-authored an article in a special issue of Behavior Modification focused on school-based interventions for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Dr. Shillingsburg and colleagues from the Marcus Autism Center collaborated on an article titled, “Increasing Functional Leisure Engagement for Children With Autism Using Backward Chaining.” In addition to demonstrating the effectiveness of the intervention strategies, Dr. Shillingsburg and her co-authors discuss several factors to consider when implementing a similar procedure in the classroom.

The special issue of Behavior Modification highlighted recent research on supporting students with ASD in schools. Studies spanned core and associated deficit areas of ASD including communication, social interaction, and repetitive behavior.

Dr. Shillingsburg provides clinical leadership for May Center Schools for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. Her clinical expertise includes the development of language and behavioral programming to address a variety of behavioral difficulties and social communication deficits associated with autism and other developmental disabilities.

[Read Dr. Shillingsburg’s bio.]