PhD, University of Iowa
Professor, Educational Psychology
1500 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705
My research program is focused in the area of applied behavior analysis ( ABA) using single-subject research methodology. The focus of my work is to utilize functional analysis methodology in natural settings such as the classroom or home to develop interventions to assist children with behavioral difficulties.
Most recently, I have conducted assessments to decrease problem behavior such as aggression or disruption and increase appropriate behaviors such as positive social interactions for children with autism. The goal of my research is to replace problematic behaviors with more socially acceptable communication options so that ultimately increased opportunities for inclusion in general education settings will occur.
Boyd, B.A., Conroy, M.C., Asmus, J.M., McKenney, E.L.W., Mancil, G.R. (2008). Descriptive Analysis of Classroom Setting Events on the Social Behaviors of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Education and Training in Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, 43, 186-197.
Conroy, M.C., Asmus, J.M., Boyd, B.A., Ladwig, C.N., & Sellers, J.A. (2007). An Analysis of Antecedent Classroom Factors on the Behaviors of Young Students with Autism in General Education Settings. Journal of Early Intervention 30,19-35.
Conroy, M.C., Boyd, B.A., Asmus, J.M., & Madera, D. (2007). A Functional Approach for Ameliorating Social Skills Deficits in Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Infants and Young Children, 20, 242-254.
Conroy, M.C., Asmus, J.M., Sellers, J.A., & Ladwig, C.N. (2005). The Use of an Antecedent Based Intervention to Decrease Stereotypic Behavior in a General Education Classroom: A Case Study. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 20, 223-230.
Asmus, J.M., Ringdahl, J.E., *Sellers, J.A., *Call, N.A., *Andelman, M. S., & Wacker, D.P. (2004). Use of a short-term inpatient model to evaluate aberrant behavior at the University of Iowa: Outcomes data summaries from 1996-2001. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 37, 283-304.
Conroy, M.C., Asmus, J.M., Ladwig, C.N., *Sellers, J.A., & Valcante, G. (2004). The Effects of Proximity on the Classroom Behaviors of Students with Autism in General Education Settings. Behavioral Disorders, 29,119-129.
Asmus, J.M., *Franzese, J.C., Conroy, M.A., & *Dozier, C.L. (2003). Clarifying Functional Analysis Outcomes for Disruptive Behaviors by Controlling Consequence Delivery for Stereotypy. School Psychology Review, 32, 617-623.
Ladwig, C.N., Asmus, J.M., & Conroy, M.A. (2003). Increase understanding of Experimental analysis techniques with students with autism. Early Childhood Report: Children with Special Needs and Their Families, 14 (6), 8-9.
Asmus, J.M., Vollmer, T.R., & *Borrero, J.C. (2002). Functional behavioral assessment: A school Based model. Education and Treatment of Children, 25, 67-90.
Asmus, J.M., Wacker, D.P., Harding, J., Berg, W.K., Derby, K.M., & *Kocis, E. (1999). Evaluation of antecedent stimulus parameters for the treatment of escape maintained aberrant behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 32, 495-513.
Harding, J., Wacker, D.P., Cooper, L.J., Asmus, J., Kovalan- Jensen, P., & Plagman, L.A. (1999). Combining descriptive and experimental analyses of young children with behavior problems in preschool settings. Behavior Modification, 23, 316-333.
Wacker, D.P., Berg, W.K., Harding, J.W., Derby, K.M., Asmus, J.M., & Healy, (1998). Evaluation and long term treatment of aberrant behavior displayed by young children with disabilities. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 19, 260-266.
Derby, K.M., Wacker, D.P., Berg, W., DeRaad, A., Ulrich, S., Asmus, J., Harding, J., Prouty, A., & Laffey, P. (1997). The long-term effects of functional communication training in home settings. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 30, 507-530.
Derby, K.M., Wacker, D.P., Sasso, G.M., Northup, J.A., Cigrand, K.K., & Asmus, J.M. (1992). Brief functional assessment techniques to evaluate aberrant behavior in an outpatient setting: A summary of 79 cases. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 25, 713-721.