Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic

ABAI Poster 470x300
Association for Behavior Analysis International Conference Poster Session

The clinic offers services for children with disabilities and typically developing children exhibiting challenging behavior.  Graduate students also use the clinic for research and training

The clinic implements behavioral psychology and applied behavior analysis that focus on the interactions between a child and his or her:

  • biological predispositions
  • behavioral history
  • immediate environment

The Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic focuses on the following areas:

  • appropriate assessment methods based on best research practices, including applied behavior analysis
  • treatment and intervention linked directly to assessment results
  • promotion of adaptive and appropriate behavior
  • the reduction of maladaptive and inappropriate behavior
  • generalization and maintenance of behavior change across settings and care providers

Dr. Gardner's CV
Social and Behavioral Sciences - Psychology
Contact Info:

PO Box 15106
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5036
Phone: 928-523-3865
Fax: 928-523-6777

Current Studies / Projects

  • Stimulus Equivalence and Spanish/English Care providers of Children with Autism A Preference Assessment of Qualities of Attention Delivered from Care Providers to Children
  • Social Skills Training and Video Modeling
  • Evidence-based Practice reviews: Music Therapy and ASD

Select Publications

Gardner, A.W., Spencer, T.D., Boelter, E.W., DuBard, M. & Jennett, H.K. (2012). A systematic review of brief functional analysis methodology with typically developing children. Education and Treatment of Children, 35(2), 313-332.

Falcomata, T.S., Cooper-Brown, L.J., Wacker, D.P., Gardner, A.W., & Boelter, E.W. (2010). A Brief Experimental Analysis of Reinforcer and Response Dimensions Related to Self-Control in an Outpatient Clinic. Journal of Behavioral Education,19(4), 257-272.

Gardner, A.W., Wacker, D.P., & Boelter, E.W. (2009). An evaluation of the interaction between quality of attention and negative reinforcement with children displaying escape-maintained problem behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis,42, 343 – 348.

Gardner, A.W., Ernst, R., O’Connor, J., Daniolos, P.T., Morar, V. & Richerson, L.P. (2008). The effects of Risperidone titration on Pica with an adolescent with Autism. International Pediatrics, 23(3), 144-150.