Reducing challenging behavior of children with autism spectrum disorders in a family setting
Malena Argumedes’ Doctoral Dissertation Project 2014-2016.
The purpose of the research project was to compare the effects of two family-centered approached designed to support parents in reducing problem behavior in their children with autism spectrum disorders.
Promoting generalization in children with autism spectrum disorders: A pilot study
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council 2013-2015.
The purpose of this research project was to (a) compare the effects of two teaching strategies on the generalization of basic concepts in children with autism spectrum disorders, (b) identify the conditions under which generalization is most likely to occur in real-life settings following instruction delivered by a tablet application. To this end, we are currently developing the OpenSource Discrete Trial Instructor, an Android-based app designed to teach simple concepts to children with developmental disabilities.
Treatment of socially-maintained problem behavior in children with autism spectrum disorders
Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC) 2012-2015.
The purpose of this research project was to examine the effects of behavioral interventions on socially-mediated problem behaviors in school settings.
Assessment and treatment of stereotypy in individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or autism spectrum disorders
Office des personnes handicapées du Québec 2011-2014.
The purpose of this research project was to develop and assess the effects of a sequential assessment and intervention model to reduce engagement in stereotypy in children, adolescents, and adults. The results of the study were published in a series of six articles (Lanovaz, Rapp, & Ferguson, 2012, 2013; Lanovaz, Rapp, & Maciw, 2014; Lanovaz, Rapp, Maciw, Prégent-Pelletier, 2014; Lanovaz, Rapp, Maciw, Dorion, & Prégent-Pelletier, 2015; Rapp et al., 2013).
Brief assessment of service satisfaction in persons with intellectual disability
West Montreal Readaptation Centre Users’ Committee 2012-2013.
The purpose of this research project was to develop and validate the psychometrics properties of a questionnaire designed to assess service satisfaction in adults with an intellectual disability. The results of the study were published in an article published in Research in Developmental Disabilities (Lanovaz, Argumedes, Lamontagne, Duquette, & Morizot, 2013). The Brief Assessment of Service Satisfaction in Persons with Intellectual Disability (BASSPID) questionnaire is available for free by clicking here.
Comparing three methods to identify the function of problem behavior
Consortium national de recherche en intégration sociale (CNRIS) 2009-2013.
The purpose of this research project was to compare the function of problem behavior identified by three types of functional assessment. The results of the study were published in the journal Research in Developmental Disabilities (Lanovaz, Argumedes, Roy, Duquette, & Watkins, 2013).