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David B. McAdam, Ph.D.

David B. McAdam, Ph.D.

Contact

Appointment (585) 275-2986
Administrative (585) 275-6605

About Me

Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics (SMD)

Credentials

Education

PhD | University of Kansas. Developmental & Child Psychology. 2000

MA | Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Applied Behavior Analysis and Therapy. 1992

BA | California State University at Chico. Psychology. 1988

Research

Dr. McAdam's professional training is in the areas of behavior analysis and developmental disabilities including autism and intellectual disabilities. His clinical interests include behavioral interventions for challenging behavior, strategies for increasing the quality of life of persons with devel...
Dr. McAdam's professional training is in the areas of behavior analysis and developmental disabilities including autism and intellectual disabilities. His clinical interests include behavioral interventions for challenging behavior, strategies for increasing the quality of life of persons with developmental disabilities, and teaching independent living skills. His research interests include the functional assessment and analysis of challenging behavior, preference assessment methods for persons with severe developmental disabilities, and interventions to increase the functional engagement of persons with disabilities in community-based settings such as group homes and employment settings.

Publications

Journal Articles

Endophenotypes: a conceptual link between anorexia nervosa and autism spectrum disorder.

Zhou, Z. C., McAdam, D. B., & Donnelly, D. R.

Research in developmental disabilities. 2018; 82: 153-165.

Parent training for young children with autism spectrum disorder and disruptive behavior: A randomized clinical trial.

Bearss, K., Johnson, C., Smith, T., Lecavalier, L., Swiezy, N., Aman, M., McAdam, D.B., Butter, E., Stillitano, C., Minshawi, N., Sukhodolsky, D., Mruzek, D.W., Turner, K., Neal, T., Hallett, V., Mulick, J. A., Green, B., Handen, B., Deng. Y., Dziura, J. & Scahill, L.

Journal of the American Medical Association. 2015; 313.

Functional Analysis and Treatment of the Diurnal Bruxism of a 16-Year-Old Girl with Autism

Armstrong, A., Madaus-Knapp, V., & McAdam, D.B.

Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. 2014; 47: 1-5.

Assessment and treatment of feeding-related problem behaviors of a 16-year-old girl with PDD-NOS: A school-based case study.

Maduas-Knapp V, Simmons L, Verstraete SK, McAdam DB.

Clinical Case Studies. 2012; 11: 276-284.

Assessment, behavioral treatment, and prevention of pica: clinical guidelines and recommendations for practitioners.

Williams DE, McAdam D

Research in developmental disabilities.. 2012 33 (6):2050-7. Epub 06/28/2012.

Increasing response diversity in children with autism.

Napolitano DA, Smith T, Zarcone JR, Goodkin K, McAdam DB

Journal of applied behavior analysis.. 2010 43 (2):265-71. Epub 1900 01 01.

Functional Communication Training to Reduce Pica

Napolitano, D.A., Blakkman, L.A., Vallese, H.M., & McAdam, D.B.

SLP-ABA. 2007; 1: 25-31.

The influence of idiosyncratic antecedent variables on problem behavior displayed by a person with PDD.

Napolitano DA, Tessing JL, McAdam DB, Dunleavy J, Cifuni NM.

Journal of Physical and Developmental Disabilities. 2006; 18: 295-305.

The effects of access and no-access on identifying potential reinforcers through verbal preference assessments

Tessing JL, Napolitano DA, McAdam DB, Dicesare A, Axelrod S.

J. App Be An. 2006; 39: 501-506.

The effects of establishing operations on preferences for tangible items.

McAdam DB, Klatt KP, Koffarnus M, Dicesare A, Solberg K, Welch C, Murphy S

Journal of applied behavior analysis.. 2005 38 (1):107-10. Epub 1900 01 01.

The effects of methylphenidate on a functional analysis of disruptive behavior: a replication and extension.

Dicesare A, McAdam DB, Toner A, Varrell J

Journal of applied behavior analysis.. 2005 38 (1):125-8. Epub 1900 01 01.

Behavioral interventions to reduce the pica of persons with developmental disabilities.

McAdam DB, Sherman JA, Sheldon JB, Napolitano DA

Behavior modification.. 2004 January 28 (1):45-72. Epub 1900 01 01.

The influence of different therapists on functional analysis outcomes

McAdam DB, Dicesare A, Murphy S, Marshall B.

Behav Inter. 2004; 19: 39-44.

Venlafaxine and increased aggression in a female with autism.

Marshall BL, Napolitano DA, McAdam DB, Dunleavy III JJ, Tessing JL, Varrell J

Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.. 2003 April 42 (4):383-4. Epub 1900 01 01.

Effects of risperidone on aberrant behavior in persons with developmental disabilities: II. Social validity measures.

McAdam DB, Zarcone JR, Hellings J, Napolitano DA, Schroeder SR

American journal of mental retardation : AJMR.. 2002 July 107 (4):261-9. Epub 1900 01 01.

Drug-behavior interactions of persons with mental retardation and developmental disabilities

Napolitano DA, Jack SL, Sheldon JB, Williams DC, McAdam DB, Schroeder SR.

Ment Retard Develo Dis: Res and Rev. 1999; 5: 322-334.

Picture activity schedules and engagement of adults with mental retardation in a group home.

Anderson MD, Sherman JA, Sheldon JB, McAdam D

Research in developmental disabilities.. 1997 18 (4):231-50. Epub 1900 01 01.

Textual prompts as an antecedent cue self-management strategy for persons with mild disabilities.

McAdam DB, Cuvo AJ

Behavior modification.. 1994 January 18 (1):47-65. Epub 1900 01 01.

Self-monitoring and verbal feedback to reduce stereotypic body rocking in a congenitally blind adult

McAdam DB, O'Cleirigh CM, Cuvo AJ.

RE:view (Rehabilitation and Education for Blindness and Visual Impairment). 1993; 24: 163-172.

Books

Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders. (2017)

Chapter: Differential Reinforcement (revised edition)

Authors: Madaus-Knapp, V. & McAdam, D. B.

Publisher: Springer Publishing 2017

Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders. (2017)

Chapter: Overcorrection (revised edition).

Authors: McAdam, D. B.. & Madaus-Knapp, V.

Publisher: Springer Publishing 2017

Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders. (2017)

Chapter: Omission (revised edition)

Authors: McAdam, D. B., & Madaus-Knapp, V.

Publisher: Springer Publishing 2017

Clinical handbook of evidence-based practice for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. (2016)

Chapter: Pica.

Authors: Williams, D. & McAdam D.B.

Publisher: Springer Press 2016

Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders (2012)

Chapter: Differential Reinforcement

Authors: Madaus-Knapp V, McAdam DB

Publisher: Springer Publishing, New York 2012

Handbook of Evidence-based Practice in Clinical Psychology: Child and Adolescent (2012)

Chapter: Pica (Meta Analysis of Behavioral Interventions for Pica)

Authors: McAdam DB, Breidbord J, Levine M, Williams D

Publisher: Wiley USA, New York 2012

Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders (2012)

Chapter: "Overcorrection"

Authors: McAdam DB, Madaus-Knapp V

Publisher: Springer Publishing, New York 2012

Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders (2012)

Chapter: "Omission Training"

Authors: McAdam DB, Madaus-Knapp V

Publisher: Springer Publishing, New York 2012

Functional Assessment and Treatment of Problem Behavior (2012)

Chapter: "The Role of Functional Assessment in Treatment Planning"

Authors: Napolitano DA, Madaus-Knapp V, Speares E, McAdam DB, Brown H

Publisher: Springer Publishing, New York 2012

School-based interventions for Children with ASD. (2011)

Chapter: Functional Behavioral Assessment

Authors: Napolitano, D. A., McAdam, D. B.

Publisher: Guliford 2011

School-based interventions for Children with ASD. (2011)

Chapter: Preference Assessments.

Authors: McAdam, D. B.

Publisher: Guildford 2011

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Applied Behavior Analysis, Evidence and Practice! (2007)

Chapter: Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis

Authors: Smith T, McAdam DB, Napolitano D.

Publisher: PRO-ED 2007

Trends in Eating Disorders Research (2007)

Chapter: Behavioral interventions to reduce the rumination of persons with developmental disabilities

Authors: McAdam DB, Cole L.

Publisher: Nova publishers 2007

Person-Centered Planning Research, Practice, and Future Directions (2002)

Chapter: The effects of preferred activities on problem behaviors for persons with developmental disabilities

Authors: Klatt KP, Bannerman DJ, Norman KR, McAdam DB, Sherman JA, Sheldon JB.

Publisher: Brookes, Baltimore, MD 2002

Progress in Behavior Modification (1994)

Chapter: Behavioral interventions to reduce stereotypic behaviors of person with visual impairments: A methodological review and critical analysis.

Authors: O'Cleirigh CM, McAdam DB, Cuvo AJ

Publisher: Brooks/Cole, Pacific Grove, CA 1994