Álfheimar 30 Cell Phone: (+354) 626-1211
104 Reykjavík E-mail:email@example.com
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
Advisors: Jakob Smári, Urður Njarðvík and Páll Magnússon
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.
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
2011 - Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Certification nr: 1-11-9688.
2011 - Calm Physical Certification
2014 - BCBA Supervision Training Modules
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
- 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
- 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
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,
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
Chata Dickson, Ph.D, BCBA-D
Assistant Director of Research, ACE The New England Center for Children, Inc. Phone: (508) 481-1015 ext. 3015
Gregory P. Hanley, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Professor of Psychology
Director, Behavior Analysis Doctoral Program
Western New England University
Maureen Kelly, Ph.D, BCBA-D
Assistant Program Director - SIU
The New England Center for Children, Inc. Phone: (508) 481-1015 ext. 3278
Additional references available upon request