Faculty & Staff
Sarah E. Bloom, PhD, BCBA-D
Assessment and treatment of problem behavior; functional analysis and trial-based functional analysis; translational research; reinforcer efficacy; disability.
Sarah Bloom received her PhD in Psychology at the University of Florida in 2008. She was an assistant professor in the Applied Behavior Analysis area of the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation at Utah State University from 2008 to 2013.
She is currently an associate professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies' Applied Behavior Analysis Program at the University of South Florida. Dr. Bloom is a former President of the Utah Association for Behavior Analysis. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and has been a guest reviewer for Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Research in Developmental Disabilities, Journal of Behavioral Education, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Journal of Early Intervention, Children and Youth Services Review, Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior and a guest associate editor for Education and Treatment of Children.
Dr. Bloom’s research interests include assessment and treatment of problem behavior and translational approaches to reinforcer efficacy. Dr. Bloom has been involved in the modification of functional analysis methodology into a trial-based format in order to facilitate its use in educational and other settings.
Recent Peer-reviewed Publications – Published and In Press
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*Brodhead, M.T., Durán, L., Bloom, S.E. (in press). Cultural and linguistic diversity in recent language acquisition research. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior
*Lambert, J.M., Bloom, S.E., *Clay, C.J., *Kunnavatana, S.S., & *Collins, S.D. (in press). Training residential staff and supervisors to conduct traditional functional analyses. Research in Developmental Disabilities
*Groskreutz, N.C., *Groskreutz, M.P., Bloom, S.E., & Slocum, T.A. (accepted with revisions). Generalization of negatively reinforced mands in children with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
*Kunnavatana, S.S., Bloom, S.E., Samaha, A.L., & *Dayton, E. (2013) Training special education teachers to conduct trial-based functional analyses. Behavior Modification, 37, 707-722.
*Kunnavatana, S.S., Bloom, S.E., Samaha, A.L., Lignugaris/Kraft, B.,*Dayton, E., and *Harris, S. (2013) Using a modified pyramidal training model to teach special education teachers to conduct trial-based functional analyses. Teacher Education and Special Education, 36, 267-285.
*Sellers, T.P., Bloom, S.E., Samaha, A.L., *Dayton, E., *Lambert, J.M., & *Keyl-Austin, A.A., (2013) Some components of choice making. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 455-464.
Fritz, J.N., Iwata, B.A., Hammond, J.L. & Bloom, S.E., (2013). Experimental analysis of precursors to problem behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 101-129.
*Lambert, J.M., Bloom, S.E., *Kunnavatana, S.S., *Collins, S.D., & *Clay, C.J. (2013).
Training residential staff to conduct trial-based functional analyses. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 296-300.
Hammond, J.L., Iwata, B.A., Rooker, G., Fritz, J.N., & Bloom, S.E., (2013). Fixed versus random sequencing during multielement functional analyses. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 22-30.
Bloom, S.E., *Lambert, J.M., *Dayton, E., & Samaha, A.L. (2013) Teacher-conducted trialbased functional analysis as the basis for intervention. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 208-218.
Durán, L. K., Bloom, S.E., & Samaha, A.L. (2013) Adaptations to a functional behavior assessment with a Spanish-speaking preschooler. Education and Treatment of Children, 36, 73-95.
*Clay, C.J., Samaha, A.L., Bloom, S.E., *Bogoev, B.K., & *Boyle, M.A. (2013). Assessing preference for social interactions. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34, 362-371.
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