May Institute

Dr. Cynthia Anderson Co-authors Article in Beyond Behavior Journal

10/4/17



Cynthia Anderson, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Senior Vice President of Applied Behavior Analysis for May Institute, co-authored an article that was published in the Hammill Institute on Disabilities Beyond Behavior journal titled, “Understanding Setting Events: What They Are and How to Identify Them.”

The article distinguishes between establishing operations and setting events, discusses how setting events can be identified, when it is appropriate to include them in functional behavior assessments, and how they can be incorporated into intervention planning. Dr. Anderson’s co-authors were Rose Iovannone, Ph.D., of the University of South Florida, Tampa, and Terrance Scott, Ph.D., of the University of Louisville, Ky.

Beyond Behavior addresses compelling issues related to individuals with behavioral challenges. Regular features include practitioner-friendly articles, which discuss evidence-based practices for use with challenging behaviors.

Dr. Anderson provides consultation and support to clinical staff supporting individuals exhibiting challenging behavior such as self-injury, aggression, and property destruction. In addition, she also promotes research in and dissemination of evidence-based practices through the National Autism Center at May Institute.

Read Dr. Anderson’s bio.

Read abstract and article.