Antonia Giannakakos, Ph. D., BCBA

Antonia R. Giannakakos is a postdoctoral fellow in psychoéducation, supervised by Marc J. Lanovaz. She obtained her Ph.D. from Caldwell University under the supervision of Jason C. Vladescu. As a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Antonia worked providing clinical and home-based services to individuals with ASD. She is a member of the Association for Behavior Analysis International and a member of the Journal Club of the Québec association for behaviour analysis (QcABA)

Thesis title: Using Behavioral Skills Training and Equivalence-Based Instruction to Teach Children Safe Responding to Dangerous Stimuli.

Research Interests: Autism spectrum disorders, applied behavior analysis (ABA), interventions for sleeping and feeding related behaviors, safety skills training, increasing efficiency of staff training.

Selected publications:

Selected Research Presentations:

  • Giannakakos, A. R. , Vladescu, J. C., Kisemore, A. N., & Reeve, S. A. (2015). Using video modeling with voiceover instruction plus feedback to train staff to use direct teaching procedures. Presentation at Drexel Research Day.
  • Giannakakos, A. R. , Vladescu, J. C., Kisemore, A. N., & Reeve, S. A. (2015). Using video modeling with voiceover instruction plus feedback to train staff to use direct teaching procedures. Presentation at Applied Behavior Analysis International Annual Conference.
  • Giannakakos, A. R. , Vladescu, J.C., & Simon, R. (2016). The Use of Video-Prompting with Feedback to Teach Installation of Car Seats. Paper presentation at the 37thAnnual Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy. Amherst, MA.
  • Johnson, K. A., Vladescu, J. C., Kodak, T., Sidener, T., & Giannakakos, A. (2016). An Assessment of Differential Reinforcement Procedures for Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Paper presentation at the 6th Annual Association for Professional Behavior Analysts Convention. Washington, DC.