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Rocío Rosales

Rocio Rosales
Dr. Rocio RosalesAssistant Professor
  • CollegeCollege of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • DepartmentPsychology
  • Phone(978) 934-4305
  • Fax(978) 934-3074
  • OfficeHealth and Social Sciences Building - 355
  • EmailRocio_Rosales@uml.edu

Research Interests

Applied Behavior Analysis

As an applied behavior analyst, my research interests are focused on the application of basic principles of behavior to academic and therapeutic settings. My research niche has been on issues related to staff training and treatment integrity, acquisition of verbal behavior in learners with and without developmental disabilities, and applications of behavior analysis to instructional design in higher education. The overarching goal of my research agenda is to demonstrate the efficacy of evidence-based instructional strategies as they are applied to these various problems and settings.

Education

  • Ph D: Rehabilitation (Specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis), Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, Illinois
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Establishing Symmetry-Like Relations in Preschool Children Learning a Second Language.
  • MS: Behavior Analysis and Therapy, (2005), Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, Illinois
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Contriving Transitive Conditioned Establishing Operations to Establish Derived Manding Skills in Adults with Severe Developmental Disabilities.
  • BA: Psychology, (2001), Univeristy of Nevada - Nevada, Reno
    Supporting Area: Human Development and Family Studies; French

Awards and Honors

  • Teaching Excellence (2017), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell, Department of Psychology
  • Golden Key International Honors Society (2007)
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society (2006)

Publications

  • Martocchio, N., Rocio, R. (2016) "An evaluation of pyramidal training to teach implementation of the picture exchange communication system.," Behavioral Interventions 31:3 pp. 265 - 282
  • Querol, B.I., Rocio, R., Soldner, J.L. (2015) "A comprehensive review of interteaching and its impact on student learning and satisfaction," Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology 1:4 pp. 390-411
  • Rocio, R., Gongola, L., Homlitas, C. (2015) "An evaluation of video modeling with embedded instructions to teach implementation of stimulus preference assessments," Journal of applied behavior analysis 1 pp. 209
  • Homlitas, C., Rosales, R., Candel, L. (2014) "A further evaluation of behavioral skills training for implementation of the picture exchange communication system.," Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis 47:1 pp. 198 - 203
  • Vallinger-Brown, M., Rosales, R. (2014) "An Investigation of Stimulus Pairing and Listener Training to Establish Emergent Intraverbals in Children with Autism.," Analysis of Verbal Behavior (Springer Science & Business Media B.V.) 30:2 pp. 148
  • Rocio, R., Maderitz, C., Garcia, Y.A. (2014) "Comparison of simple and complex auditory-visual conditional discrimination training," Journal of applied behavior analysis 47:2 pp. 437-442
  • Rocio, R., Soldner, J.L., Crimando, W. (2014) "Enhancing the Impact of Quality Points in Interteaching," Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 14:5 pp. 1-11
  • Gongola, L., Barton, L.E., Gongola, R.J., Rosales, R., Speece, A. (2014) "Using private blog sites to collect interobserver agreement and treatment integrity data.," Behavioral Development Bulletin 19:1 pp. 30 - 34
  • Iskander, J.M., Rosales, R. (2013) "An evaluation of the components of a Social Stories intervention package.," Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders 7: pp. 1 - 8
  • Rocio, R., Rehfeldt, R.A., Huffman, N. (2012) "Examining the utility of the stimulus pairing observation procedure with preschool children learning a second language.," Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis 45:1 pp. 173 - 177
  • Rocio, R., Rehfeldt, R.A., Lovett, S. (2011) "Effects of multiple exemplar training on the emergence of derived relations in preschool children learning a second language.," Analysis of Verbal Behavior 27: pp. 61 - 74
  • Rocio, R., Worsdell, A., Trahan, M. (2010) "Comparison of methods for varying item presentation during noncontingent reinforcement.," Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders 4:3 pp. 367 - 376
  • Dixon, M.R., Jackson, J.W., Small, S.L., Horner-King, M.J., Lik, N.M., Garcia, Y., Rocio, R. (2009) "Creating single-subject design graphs in Microsoft Excel™ 2007.," Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis 42:2 pp. 277 - 293
  • Rocio, R., Stone, K., Rehfeldt, R.A. (2009) "The effects of behavioral skills training on implementation of the picture exchange communication system.," Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis 42:3 pp. 541 - 549
  • Rocio, R., Rehfeldt, R.A. (2007) "Contriving transitive conditioned establishing operations to establish derived manding skills in adults with severe developmental disabilities.," Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis 40:1 pp. 105 - 121
  • Dixon, M.R., Small, S.L., Rocio, R. (2007) "Extended analysis of empirical citations with Skinner’s Verbal Behavior: 1984-2004.," The Behavior Analyst 30:2 pp. 197 - 209
  • Donohue, B., Strada, M.J., Rocio, R., Taylor-Caldwell, A., Hise, D., Ahman, S., Lefforge, N.L., Kopof, M., Devore, G., Soares, B., Radkovich, B., Laino, R. (2006) "The Semistructured Interview for Consideration of Ethnic Culture in Therapy Scale: Initial Psychometric and Outcome Support.," Behavior Modification 30:6 pp. 867 - 891