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BERGLIND SVEINBJÖRNSDÓTTIR 
 
Address 
Álfheimar 30                                      Cell Phone: (+354) 626-1211 
104 Reykjavík           E-mail:berglindsv@ru.is
Iceland  
   
Office 
Reykjavík University 
Menntavegur 1                                                    
101 Reykjavík
Iceland
 
EDUCATION
2017   Western New England University, Springfield, Feb. 2017, Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis. Dissertation: An Experimental Analysis on Problem Behavior in Transitions Between Activities. Advisor: Chata Dickson, PhD, BCBA-D  
 
2010  Northeastern University, Boston, 2010, M.Sc. in Applied Behavior Analysis. Thesis: Descriptive assessment on problem behavior during transitions between activities.   Advisor: William Ahearn, PhD, BCBA-D 
 
2004  The University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland, B.A. in Psychology.  
Thesis:  The psychometric properties for an Icelandic version of the “Strength and 
Difficulties Questionnaire”. 
Advisors: Jakob Smári, Urður Njarðvík and Páll Magnússon 
 
 
EMPLOYMENT
 
2015 –                Reykjavík University, Reykjavík, Iceland 
2011 – 2015  Western New England University, BCBA supervision                
2007 – 2015   New England Center for Children, Southborough, MA                         
2005 - 2007    Barnaskoli Hjallastefnunnar, Gardabaer, Iceland                         
2004 - 2005        Lyngas, Reykjavik, Iceland                                                     
 
CLINICAL AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
 
2013-  2015Program Specialist, Supervisor: Maureen Kelly, Ph.D. BCBA-D 
  • Develop, implement, and supervise clinical programming for a caseload of 4 students with an ASD, related disability, severe problem behavior and skill deficits.  
  • Develop and conduct assessments for challenging behavior and skill acquisition.  
  • Conduct psycho-educational assessments and prepare documents for consults with psychiatrist.  
  • Present individual cases in peer review meeting. 
  • Supervise and collaborate on the development of individual educational plans (IEP’s).  Supervise teachers and coordinators.  Communicate with parents and caretakers.  
 
2011- BCBA Supervision, Certification nr: 1-11-9688                            
Supervise MSc students according to BCBA guidelines.
Individual meetings to discuss behavioral analytic topics. 
Training on functional assessments.  
Implementation of clinical programming and staff observation. 
 
2011-2013    Day Coordinator, Supervisor: Kylie Roberts, MS, BCBA.         
  • Supervise staff and conduct trainings. 
  • Develop behavior intervention and implement student’s IEP objectives. 
  • Implement safety procedures for students and staff. 
  • Conduct assessments. 
  • Evaluate staff performance. 
  • Create systems to ensure optimal level of productivity and progress on team. 
 
2009-2011     Level 2 Teacher,  Research Role, Supervisor: Amy Atwell, BCBA 
  • Conduct assessment as needed. 
  • Enter and maintain research catalog for all students. 
  • Present data for ongoing assessments. 
  • Develop new graphs for student behavior data. 
  • Present trainings. 
  • Complete as needed reading on current literature related to assessment and trainings being completed. 
  • Develop a monthly research update to be presented and train staff on assessment.
2009-2016    Research Lab. Supervisor: Chata Dickson, Ph.D. BCBA-D 
  • Attend meetings where articles and data are reviewed. Research projects reviewed in lab meeting focus on basic and translational research. 
 
2008-2010Automatic Reinforcement and Verbal Behavior Lab 
Supervisor: William Ahearn, Ph.D. BCBA-D 
  • Attended weekly meetings where data was presented from various projects. 
  • Collected data for masters projects involving research on stereotypy, prompting and skill acquisition.  
 
2007-2009      Level 2 Teacher, Case Manager, 
Supervisor: Maeve Donnelly, MS, BCBA 
  • Direct care teaching using the principles of behavior analysis. 
  • Responsible for educational program design and IEP development. 
  • Communication with parents.
 
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
 
2015 -   Applied Behavior Analysis, teacher, spring semester, Reykjavik University
2016     Behavioral Intervention / Atferlisíhlutun, teacher, fall semester Reykjavik                 University
 
2016 -    Behavior Change Procedures, teacher, spring semester, Reykjav University
2015-    Concepts and Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, teacher,fallsemester, Reykjavík University
 
2014  Evidence-Based Behavior Evaluation in Autism and Developmental 
Disabilities, guest lecturer, fall semester, Simmons College 
 
2014 Behavior Change Procedures and System Supports, guest lecturer, spring semester, Endicott College 
 
2013 Applied Behavior Analysis part 2, instructor, winter semester, The New 
England Center for Children 
 
   
2012 Applied Behavior Analysis part 1, instructor, winter semester, The New 
England Center for Children 
 
2012 Child Behavior Management, teacher, winter semester,  
Western New England University  
 
 
2011-  Calm-P, trainer, The New England Center for Children  Training where we teach teachers safe and effective strategies for preventing and managing challenging behavior.  
 
2010 Systematic Inquiry in Applied Research, teacher assistant, winter semester, Northeastern University. 
 
 
MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
 
Association for Behavior Analysis 
Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy 
Association of Professional Behavior Analysts 
SATIS (ICE-ABA)
 
 
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION
 
2011 - Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Certification nr: 1-11-9688.                       
2011 - Calm Physical Certification                                                                              
2014 - BCBA Supervision Training Modules     
 
EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE
 
2014Behavioral Interventions, guest reviewer  
2014Norsk Tidsskrift for Atferdsanalyse, guest reviewer 
2016Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, guest reviewer
2017Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, guest reviewer
 
SUPERVISION OF RESEARCH PROJECTS
 
2016
  • Prevelance and intervention for sleep problem in children with intellectual and / or developmental disabilities in Iceland. Hulda Jónsdóttir Tölgyes, MSc thesis in Clinical Psychology, Reykjavik University 
  • Prevalence and intervention for behavior problem in children with intellectual and/ or developmental disorders in Iceland. Þórarinn Freyr Grettisson, MSc thesis in Clinical Psychology, Reykjavik University
  • Comparison of errorless learning and response cost to simple trial and error learning in automated learning environment. Brynjar Ólafsson, MSc thesis in Computer Science, Reykjavik University
  • Behavior problems in elementary and preschool: prevalence, attitudes, and resources. Dagný Hermannsdóttir, BSc thesis in Psycholog
  • Using Virtual Reality environment to train discrete trial training skills. Gunnar Ingi Valdimarsson, BS thesis in Psychology, Reykjavik University
2015
  • Cyberbullying among adolescents: Bullies and victims associated with parental relations, online usage time and gender differences. Nína Björk Gísladóttir, BS thesis in Psychology, Reykjavik University
  • Improving waste sorting behavior in a university environment using visual prompts. Óskar Andri Ólafsson, BS thesis in Pscyhology, Reykjavik University 
GRANTS
2016The Icelandic Student Innovation fund. Virtual reality as a training tool for special education teachers  (Co-PI, 1.398.000ISK)
2016The Icelandic Student Innovation fund. Assessment and treatment of sleep problems for children with disabilities (Co-PI,1.398.000)
 
 
PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
 
2017Tölgyes, H.J. & Sveinbjörnsdóttir, B. (March 2017). Children with disabilities and sleep problems: Interventions and prevalence. Poster presented at the annual pscyhology conerence in Iceland, Reykjvík, Iceland. 
 
2016Oddsdóttir, J., Sigurðardóttir, T., Jóhannsdóttir, K., Sveinbjörnsdóttir, B., & Vilhjálmsson, H. (September 2016). Virtual Training for Discrete Trial Trainers. To appear in the proceeding of the Workshop on Graphical and Robotic Embodied Agents for Therapeutic Systems (GREATS16) at the 16th International 
Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, Los Angeles. 
 
2016Sveinbjornsdottir, B., & Dickson, C.A. (May 2016). Are Stimuli Signaling 
(relatively lean) Schedules of Reinforcement Aversive? Implications for 
Challenging Behavior in Activity Transitions. Symposium at the Annual Applied
Behavior Analysis Convention, Chicago, IL. 
 
2014Sveinbjornsdottir, B., & Dickson, C.A. (May 2015). Pausing and Preference in Transitions between Relatively Rich and Lean Reinforcement Contexts. Symposium at the Annual Applied Behavior Analysis Convention, San Antonio, TX.  
 
2014 Sveinbjornsdottir, B. (October, 2014). Chair. Making the world a little less annoying through antecedent manipulations. Symposium conducted at the Annual Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA. 
 
2013 Sveinbjornsdottir, B., Steimer, J.C., Cassanelli, C.J., Kelsey, D.F., & Dickson, C.A.(March, 2013). Specifying the Problem of Activity Transitions in Students with Intellectual Disabilities. Presented at the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts, Las Vegas, NV. 
 
2012 Karsten, A. M., Andrade, M., Cividini-Motta, C., Conde, K. A., Donnelly, M. G.,  McConnell, K.,… Sveinbjornsdottir, B. (2012). Review of the book Behavioral  foundations of effective autism treatment. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 
5(1), 47-52. 
  
2010 Colon, C., Sveinbjornsdottir, B., Kinshaw, M., Andrejczyk, L., Clark, K.M., & Ahearn, W.H. (May, 2010). A comparison of Effects Related to Motor and Vocal Response Interruption and Redirection. Presented at the Annual Applied Behavior Analysis Convention, San Antonio, TX. 
 
2010 Sveinbjornsdottir, B., Dickson, C. A., Guilhardi, P., Lionello-DeNolf, K. M., Jones, B. M., & Ahearn, W. H. (May, 2010). Descriptive Assessment of Problem Behavior in Transitions Between Activities. Presented at the Annual Applied Behavior Analysis Convention, San Antonio, TX. 
 
2010 Sveinbjornsdottir, B., Dickson, C. A., Guilhardi, P., Lionello-DeNolf, K. M., Jones, B.M., & Ahearn, W. H. (October, 2010). Descriptive Assessment of Problem Behavior in Transitions Between Activities. Presented at the Annual Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA. 
 
2009 Sveinbjornsdottir, B., Dickson, C. A., Guilhardi, P., Lionello-DeNolf, K. M., Jones, B.M., & Ahearn, W. H. (October, 2009). Descriptive Assessment of Problem Behavior in Transitions Between Activities. Poster presented at the  Annual Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy.  
 
2009 Colon, C., Kinshaw, M., Andrejczyk, L., Clark, K.M., Sveinbjornsdottir, B., &Ahearn, W.H. (October, 2009). A comparison of Effects Related to Motor andVocal Response Interruption and Redirection. Presented at the Annual BerkshireAssociation for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA. 
 
2009 Antmann, H., Ahearn, W., & Sveinbjornsdottir, B. (October, 2009). Delayed Reinforcement in Teaching Discrimination Skills. Presented at the Annual  Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA 
 
MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION 
 
Advance notice and problem behavior in transitions: A review 
Descriptive Assessments of Problem Behavior in Transitions 
 
REFERENCES
 
Chata Dickson, Ph.D, BCBA-D  
Assistant Director of Research, ACE The New England Center for Children, Inc.  Phone: (508) 481-1015 ext. 3015  
cdickson@necc.org 
 
Gregory P. Hanley, Ph.D., BCBA-D 
Professor of Psychology 
Director, Behavior Analysis Doctoral Program 
Western New England University 
ghanley@wne.edu 
413-796-236 
 
Maureen Kelly, Ph.D, BCBA-D  
Assistant Program Director - SIU 
The New England Center for Children, Inc.  Phone: (508) 481-1015 ext. 3278  
mkelly@necc.org 
 Additional references available upon request 
 
 

Kennsluferill í HR

2020-1E-710-APP1Applied project I
2020-1E-706-BEASBehaviour Assessment (GRMA)
2020-1E-901-RES1Research Thesis I
2019-3E-704-ETHIEthics
2019-3E-706-HULOHugtök og lögmál hagnýtrar atferlisgreiningar
2019-3E-712-CONTViðfangsefni hagnýtrar atferlisgreiningar í samtímanum
2018-3E-501-ATGRHagnýt atferlisgreining
2018-3E-706-HULOHugtök og lögmál hagnýtrar atferlisgreiningar
2018-3E-702-SIFASiðferði og fagmennska
2018-1E-604-BSC2BSc rannsóknarverkefni II
2018-1E-709-GRATGrundvallarþættir atferlisbreytingar
2018-1E-891-MSC1Rannsóknarverkefni I: Rannsóknaraðferðir og rannsóknarsnið
2018-1E-893-MSC3Rannsóknarverkefni III: Úrvinnsla gagna og greinarskrif
2017-3E-504-BSC1BSc rannsóknarverkefni I
2017-3E-501-ATGRHagnýt atferlisgreining
2017-3E-706-HULOHugtök og lögmál hagnýtrar atferlisgreiningar
2017-3E-702-SIFASiðferði og fagmennska
2017-3E-712-CONTViðfangsefni hagnýtrar atferlisgreiningar í samtímanum
2017-1E-604-BSC2BSc rannsóknarverkefni II
2017-1E-709-GRATGrundvallarþættir atferlisbreytingar
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