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Raymond Miltenberger, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Raymond Miltenberger, PhD, BCBA-D

Professor and Director, ABA Program

Phone: 813-974-5079
Fax: 813-974-6115
Office: MHC 2332

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Ray Miltenberger received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Western Michigan University in 1985 after completing a predoctoral internship in developmental disabilities and behavioral pediatrics from the Kennedy Institute at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He was a professor of psychology at North Dakota State University from 1985 to 2006.

He is currently a professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies and the Director of the Applied Behavior Analysis programs at the University of South Florida. Dr. Miltenberger is a former President of the Association for Behavior Analysis International and the Society for Advancement of Behavior Analysis, and has served on the Executive Committee of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis. He serves or has served on the editorial boards of Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Journal of Behavioral Education, Behavioral Interventions, Journal of Positive Behavioral Interventions, and Education and Treatment of Children.

Dr. Miltenberger also has been the Literature Review Editor for Education and Treatment of Children, an associate editor for Education and Treatment of Children and Behavior Analysis in Practice, and a guest associate editor for Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice. Dr. Miltenberger's research in applied behavior analysis focuses on teaching safety skills to children and individuals with disabilities, ABA approaches in health, fitness, and sports, analysis and treatment of repetitive behavior disorders, and functional assessment and treatment of problem behaviors. He has published over 250 journal articles and chapters, has co-edited a text on analysis and treatment of tics and repetitive behavior disorders, and has written a popular behavior modification textbook, now in its sixth edition and published in six languages.

Dr. Miltenberger, a Fellow of the Association for Behavior Analysis International and the American Association for Advancement of Science, has received a number of awards for his teaching, research, and mentoring.

Publications

Recent Publications

Orner, M., Miltenberger, R., & Maxfield, T. (in press). Evaluating small-scale simulation training of firearm safety to children with ASD. Behavioral Interventions.

Hanashiro-Parson, H. & Miltenberger, R. (in press). An evaluation of token and monetary reinforcement on physical activity exhibited by adults with intellectual disabilities in a group home setting. Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice.

Miltenberger, R., & Schenk, M. (in press). Behavior analysis and sports performance. In J. L. Matson (Ed.). Handbook of applied behavior analysis: Integrating research into practice. Springer.

Miltenberger, R., Baruni, R., & Cook, J. (in press). Foundational principles of ABA. In J. Matson & P. Sturmey (Eds.). Handbook of autism and developmental disorders. Springer.

Miltenberger, R., Cook, J., & Novotny, M. (in press). Training and performance management of care providers. In J. Luiselli (Ed.). Applied behavior analysis treatment of violence and aggression in persons with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Springer.

Miltenberger, R. G., & Cook, J. L. (in press). Strategies for measuring behavior change. In L. Bambara & L. Kern (Eds.), Individualized supports for students with problem behaviors: Designing positive behavior plans (2e). New York: Guilford.

Miltenberger, R., Valbuena, D., & Sanchez, S. (2021). Applied behavior analysis. In A. Wenzel (Ed.), APA handbook of cognitive behavioral therapy (pp. 649-682). New York: APA Books.

Morosohk, E., & Miltenberger, R. (2021). Using generalization enhanced behavioral skills training to teach poison safety skills to children with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-021-04938-5

Miltenberger, R., Gross, A., Valbuena, D., & Sanchez, S. (2021). Teaching safety skills to children. In W. Fisher, C. Piazza, & H. Roane (Eds.), Handbook of applied behavior analysis 2e (pp. 476-489). New York: Guilford.

Petit Frere, P., & Miltenberger, R. (2020). Evaluating a modified behavioral skills training procedure for teaching poison prevention skills to children with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. Early view online publication. doi: 10.1002/jaba.799

Novotny, M., Miltenberger, R., Frederick, K., & Maxfield, T. (2020). An evaluation of parent-implemented web-based behavioral skills training for firearm safety skills. Behavioral Interventions, 35, 498-507.

Heinicke, M., Stiede, J., Miltenberger, R., & Woods, W. (2020). Reducing risky behavior with habit reversal: A review of behavioral strategies to reduce habitual hand-to-head behaviors. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 53, 1225-1236.

Miltenberger, R., Sanchez, S., & Valbuena, D. (2020). Pediatric prevention: Teaching safety skills. Pediatric Clinics of North America, 67, 573-584.

O’Neill, K., & Miltenberger, R. (2020). The effects of behavioral skills training on shot performance in field hockey. Behavioral Interventions, 35, 392-401.

Miltenberger, R. G., Stiede, J., Woods, D. W., Himle, M. (2020). Tic disorders and trichotillomania. In P. Sturmey (Ed.), Functional analysis in clinical treatment 2e (pp. 177-198). Burlington, MA: Elsevier.

Miltenberger, R., Novotny, M., Valbuena, D., & Sanchez, S. (2020). Teaching safety skills to children. In S. Hupp & J. Jewell (Eds.), The encyclopedia of child and adolescent development. New York: Wiley Blackwell. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119171492.wecad090

Krombach, T., & Miltenberger, R.  (2020). The effects of stability ball seating on the behavior of children with autism during instructional activities. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 50, 551-559.

Quinn, M., Narozanick, T., Miltenberger, R., Greenberg, L., & Schenk, M. (2020). An evaluation of video modeling and video modeling with video feedback to enhance the performance of competitive dancers. Behavioral Interventions, 35, 76-83.

Boyden, D., Miltenberger, R., & Novotny, M. (2020). Evaluating the influence of time of day on activity engagement in persons with dementia. Behavioral Interventions, 35, 156-165.

Giambrone, J., & Miltenberger, R. (2020). Using video self-evaluation to enhance the performance of competitive dancers. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 13, 445-453.

Miltenberger, R., Valbuena, D., & Sanchez, S. (2019). Functional assessment of challenging behavior. Current Developmental Disorders Reports, 6, 202-208.

Zarate, M., Miltenberger, R., Valbuena, D. (2019). Evaluating the effectiveness of goal setting and textual feedback for increasing moderate-intensity physical activity in adults. Behavioral Interventions, 34, 553-563.

Krukauskas, F., Miltenberger, R., & Gavoni, P. (2019). Using auditory feedback to improve striking for mixed martial artists. Behavioral Interventions, 34, 419-428.

Fontechia, S., Miltenberger, R., Smith, T., & Berkman, K. (2019). Evaluating video modeling for teaching professional emailing skills to transition-age job seekers with autism. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 50, 73-90.

Schenk, M., & Miltenberger, R. (2019) A review of behavioral interventions to enhance sports performance. Behavioral Interventions, 34, 248-279.

Maxfield, T., Miltenberger, R., & Novotny, M. (2019). Evaluating small-scale simulation for training firearm safety skills. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 52, 491-498.

Carrion, T., Miltenberger, R., & Quinn, M. (2019). Using auditory feedback to improve dance movements of children with disabilities. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 31, 151-160.

Valbuena, D., Miltenberger, R., Livingston, C., & Slattery, L. (2019). Self-monitoring and monetary reinforcement increases walking in adults with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 31, 189-203.

Stannis, R., Crosland, K., Miltenberger, R., & Valbuena, D. (2019). Response to bullying: Behavioral skills and in situ training for individuals diagnosed with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 52, 73-83.