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David B. McAdam, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 275-6605

Biography

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 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.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Education

1988
BA | California State University at Chico
Psychology

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

2000
PhD | University of Kansas
Developmental & Child Psychology

Publications

Journal Articles

2014
Armstrong, A., Madaus-Knapp, V., & McAdam, D.B. "Functional Analysis and Treatment of the Diurnal Bruxism of a 16-Year-Old Girl with Autism". Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. 2014; 47: 1-5.

2012
Maduas-Knapp V, Simmons L, Verstraete SK, McAdam DB. "Assessment and treatment of feeding-related problem behaviors of a 16-year-old girl with PDD-NOS: A school-based case study." Clinical Case Studies. 2012; 11: 276-284.

2012
Williams DE, McAdam D. "Assessment, behavioral treatment, and prevention of pica: clinical guidelines and recommendations for practitioners." Research in developmental disabilities.. 2012 33(6):2050-7. Epub 2012 Jun 28.

Books & Chapters

2012
Chapter Title: Differential Reinforcement
Book Title: Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Author List: Madaus-Knapp V, McAdam DB
Edited By: Volkmar F
Published By: Springer Publishing2012 in New York

2012
Chapter Title: Pica (Meta Analysis of Behavioral Interventions for Pica)
Book Title: Handbook of Evidence-based Practice in Clinical Psychology: Child and Adolescent
Author List: McAdam DB, Breidbord J, Levine M, Williams D
Edited By: Sturmey P, Herson M
Published By: Wiley USA2012 in New York

2012
Chapter Title: "Overcorrection"
Book Title: Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Author List: McAdam DB, Madaus-Knapp V
Edited By: Volkmar F
Published By: Springer Publishing2012 in New York

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