Research & Training


2019

Dounavi, K., & Tsoumani, O. (2019). Mobile Health Applications in Weight Management: A Systematic Literature Review. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 56(6), 894-903. Read it here.

Ferguson, J., Craig, E. A., & Dounavi, K. (2019). Telehealth as a Model for Providing Behaviour Analytic Interventions to Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 49(2), 582-616. Read here.

Walsh, I. K., Dounavi, K., Houghton, J., Cullen, K. M., & Dillenburger, K. (2019). Fluency training in medical education: Improving competence in IV fluid therapy knowledge and skills. MedEdPublish, 8(1), [23]. Read here.

2018

Plantiveau, C., Dounavi, K., & Virus-Ortega, J. (2018). High Levels of Burnout among Early-Career Board-Certified Behavior Analysts with Low Collegial Support. European Journal of Behavior Analysis. Read it here.

Dounavi, K., & Tsoumani, O. (2018). Using mHealth for weight loss: A systematic review of evidence. Obesity Surgery, 28(Supplement 1), 106. [P-056]. Read it here.

McGrath, C., McCourt, C., Corry, A., Dounavi, K., Dillenburger, K., Gormley, G. (2018). The use of ‘Precision Teaching’ in enhancing medical students dermatological diagnostic skills. MedEdPublish, 7(2), 23. Read it here.

Delemere, E., & Dounavi, K. (2018). Parent-implemented bedtime fading and positive routines for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48(4), 1002-1019. Read it here.

Ferguson, J., Craig, E., & Dounavi, K. (2018). A systematic review examining the effectiveness of telehealth as a model of training and delivery of behaviour analytic interventions. Paper presented at the 9th Conference of the European Association for Behaviour Analysis, University of Applied Sciences, Wrzburg, Germany.

Tanner, A. & Dounavi, K. (2018). Treating autism symptoms in infancy through parent-mediated intervention. Paper presented at the 9th Conference of the European Association for Behaviour Analysis, University of Applied Sciences, Wurzburg, Germany.

Clo’, E. & Dounavi, K. (2018). A systematic review of behaviour analytic processes and relative effectiveness for conditioning reinforcers. Paper presented at the 9th Conference of the European Association for Behaviour Analysis, University of Applied Sciences, Wrzburg, Germany.

Kirk. M. & Dounavi, K. (2018,). A Simultaneous Presentation and Fading Procedure Treating Food Selectivity in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder. Poster presented at the 12th Annual Autism Conference, Miami, USA.

Gormley. G., McGrath, C., Corry, A., McCourt, C., Dounavi, K., & Dillenburger, K. (2018). The use of ‘Precision Teaching’ in enhancing medical students’ dermatological diagnostic skills. Paper presented at the Canadian Conference on Medical Education (CCME) Annual Conference, Halifax, Canada.

2017

Dounavi, K. (2017). Autism treatment: Science or fiction? Keynote speaker in the 3rd Conference of the Hellenic Society for Behaviour Analysis, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens, Greece. Watch video here.

Bourguignon, L., & Dounavi, K. (2017). An Examination of the Effects of Response Interruption and Redirection on Vocal Stereotypy, Motor Stereotypy, and Appropriate Vocalizations in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Poster presented at Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) 9th International Conference, Paris, France.

Tanner, A., & Dounavi, Κ. (2017). Treating Autism Symptoms in Infancy Through Parent-Mediated Intervention. Paper presented at Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) 9th International Conference, Paris, France.

Tanner, A., & Dounavi, K. (2017). Very Early Behavioral Markers of Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review. Paper presented at Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) 9th International Conference, Paris, France.

Dounavi, K., Trejo, P., Marino, E., & Arbillot, C. (2017). Using Behavior Analytic Principles to Create Four Individualized Toilet Training Procedures for Children With Autism. Poster presented at Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) 9th International Conference, Paris, France.

Sajidi, M. H., Trejo, P., & Dounavi, K. (2017). Applied Behavior Analysis: The Scientific Basis for Addressing Public Health Concerns in France. Paper presented at Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) 9th International Conference, Paris, France.

Yakkundi, A., Dillenburger, K., Goodman, L., & Dounavi, K. (2017). User Centered Reading Intervention for Individuals with Autism and Intellectual Disability. In Harnessing the Power of Technology to Improve Lives (Vol. 242, pp. 249-256). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 242). Netherlands: IOS Press. Read it here.

Cassidy, U., Carolan, T. & Dounavi, K. (2017). Response interruption and redirection to reduce vocal stereotypy. Paper presented at the 11th Annual Conference of the Division of Behaviour Analysis, The Psychological Society of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland.

Gormley, G., Dillenburger, K., Lydon, S., Byrne, D., Walsh, I., Brennan, C., Hart, N. & Dounavi, K. (2017). Precision teaching: opening new doors in health profession education? INMED – Irish Network of Medical Educators, Collective Competence for Healthcare Practitioners: Preparing for Real World Practice, RCSI, Dublin, Ireland.

Virues-Ortega, J. & Dounavi, K. (2017). Un anlisis funcional de la conducta humana. Mente y Cerebro, 82, 36-41.

2016

McGrath, C., McCourt, C., Gormley, G., Dillenburger, K., Dounavi, K., & Corry, A. (2016). Abstract: Does Precision Teaching enhance dermatology diagnostic skills in medical students? British Journal of Dermatology, 175(Supplement 1), 199-200. Read it here.

Delemere, E. & Dounavi, K. (2016). An examination of the efficacy of parent-implemented bedtime fading and positive routines on sleep onset latency, total sleep duration and night awakenings for children with autistic spectrum disorder. Paper presented at the 8th Conference of the European Association for Behaviour Analysis, Enna, Italy.

Plantiveau, C. & Dounavi, K. (2016). Burnout among ABA professionals. Poster presented at the 8th Conference of the European Association for Behaviour Analysis, Enna, Italy.

Tanner, A. & Dounavi, K. (2016). Using parent-mediated intervention to treat autism symptoms in infants. Paper presented at the 8th Conference of the European Association for Behaviour Analysis, Enna, Italy.

Woodcock, K., McGeady, C., Preston, G., Fitzpatrick, A., Robb, N., Dounavi, K., & Bull, L. (2016). Characteristics of change triggered temper outbursts in children with PWS and ASD and how these may impact on the efficacy of behavioural intervention strategies.Paper 9th International Conference International Prader-Willi Syndrome Organisation, Toronto, Canada.

Ramos, C. & Dounavi, K. (2016). Applied behavior analytic strategies to improve procedural learning of job skills in adults with developmental disabilities. Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), Chicago, USA.

Dounavi, K. & Giannakaki, M-S. (2016). Effective behaviour-analytic strategies for promoting ASD inclusive classes: The role of the teacher and peers.Paperpresented at the Athens Institute for Education and Research 18th Annual International Conference on Education, Athens, Greece.

2015

Dounavi, K., Martin N., Pelios L., & Mellon, R. (2015). Is behavior analyst certification right for Greece in 2015? Invited round table, 2nd Conference of the Hellenic Society for Behaviour Analysis, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens, Greece. See the conference program or watch the video.

Ruddy, L., Booth, N., Gaw, M., Liao, Y., Dounavi, K., & Dillenburger, K. (2015). Autism in the Air: Using point-of-view video-priming and natural environment teaching to help children with autism travel by plane. Good Autism Practice, 16(2), 1-17.

Pujante-Ródenas, M. J. & Dounavi, K. (2015). The inclusion of children with ASD in mainstream school settings: Effective applications informed by behaviour analysis. Poster presented at the 2nd Conference of the Hellenic Society for Behaviour Analysis, Panteion University, Athens, Greece. See the conference program.

Dounavi, K., Keenan, M., & Dillenburger, K. (2015). Combinations of Prompt and Target Response Modalities and Their Impact on Emergent Relations and Teaching Efficiency. Poster presented at the 8th International Conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), Kyoto, Japan.

Walsh, I., Dounavi, K., Murray, J., Houghton, J., Cullen, K., Wilson, C., Dillenburger, K. (2015). Precision Training for Safe Intravenous Fluid Prescription. Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) Annual Scientific Meeting, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Dounavi, K., Dillenburger, K., & Keenan, M. (2015). Autism and ABA: Best Practice in America and the Way Forward for Europe. Paper presented atthe Athens Institute for Education and Research 17th Annual International Conference on Education, Athens. Greece.

Keenan, M., Dillenburger, K., Röttgers, H-R., Dounavi, K., Moderato, P., Jónsdóttir, S. L., Jónsdóttir, S. L., Schenk, J. J. A. M., Virués-Ortega, J. & Roll-Pettersson, L. (2015). Autism and ABA: The gulf between North America and Europe. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2, 167-183.

Walsh, I., Dounavi, K., Murray, J., Houghton, J., Cullen, K., Wilson, C., Dalby, A. & Dillenburger, K. (2015). Precision Teaching in IV Fluid Prescribing and Patient Safety. Poster presented at the INMED Annual Scientific Meeting, Limerick, Ireland.

Woodcock, K., Oliver, C., Dounavi, K., Barlow, J., & Bull, L. (2015). A focus group to inform the development of web-based behaviour diaries for use in the evaluation of intervention strategies (PREDICTORS) to reduce children’s temper outbursts. Poster presented at the 4th International DOCTRID Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

2014

Dillenburger, K., Röttgers, H. R., Dounavi, K., Sparkman, C., Keenan, M., Thyer, B. & Nikopoulos, C. (2014). Multidisciplinary teamwork in Autism: Can one size fit all? The Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 31, 97-112. Read it here.

Dounavi, K. (2014). A behaviour-analytic teaching protocol for developing theory of mind skills in children with a variety of intellectual, communication and developmental disorders. Paper presented in the 7th Conference of the European Association for Behaviour Analysis, Stockholm, Sweden. Symposium title: “Is the C in CBT redundant?”, Chair: Christos Nikopoulos.

Dounavi, K., Parage, E., Solé, A., Pasquier, L., Fernandes, G., & Gouley, R. (2014). A function-based treatment package aiming at decreasing self-injurious behaviour and tantrums. Poster presented in the 7th Conference of the European Association for Behaviour Analysis, Stockholm, Sweden.

Giménez-Ferrero, V. & Dounavi, K. (2014). Assessing the effectiveness of a DRA versus DRA with an activity schedule procedure on the reduction of problem behaviour. Poster presented in the 7th Conference of the European Association for Behaviour Analysis, Stockholm, Sweden.

2013

Dillenburger, K., Careen, L., Dounavi, K., Anderson, A., & Moore, D. (2013). There are limitations to traditional mentalistic concepts of, and opportunities for parsimonious functionally based explanations, in relation to deferred imitation, joint attention, and social communication in autism spectrum disorders. Evidence-based Communication Assessment and Intervention, 7, 84-90. Read it here.

Dounavi, K. (2013). Tact training versus bidirectional intraverbal training in teaching a foreign language. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 165-170. Read it here.

Dounavi, K. (2013). Teach me how to talk: The development of language in children with Autism. Keynote speaker in the 1st Conference of the Hellenic Society for Behaviour Analysis. Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens, Greece. Watch video here.

Dounavi, K. & Dillenburger, K. (2013). Behaviour Analysis and Evidence-based Education. Effective Education, 4, 1-17. Read it here.

Dounavi, K. (2013). A unifying taxonomy of verbal behaviour. Paper presented in the 7th International Conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), Merida, Mexico.

Dounavi, K. (2013). Using progressive time-delay to teach tacts to an adult diagnosed with post-stroke aphasia. Prize for the best poster presented in the 7th Annual Conference of the Division of Behaviour Analysis, The Psychological Society of Ireland, Galway, Ireland.

Dounavi, K. et al. (2013). English-German glossary of behaviour analytic terms. Read it here.

Neofotistou, P. & Dounavi, K. (2013). Visual-auditory discrimination training of numbers through the use of a computer-assisted visual matching-to-sample procedure. Poster presented in the 1st Conference of the Hellenic Society for Behaviour Analysis, Panteion University, Athens, Greece.

2012

Alt, K., De Wispelaere, M., Dounavi, K., & Agamah, E. (2012). Setting up treatments with DRO as the main component aiming to remediate motor stereotypy. Poster presented in the 6th Conference of the European Association for Behaviour Analysis, Lisbon, Portugal.

Dounavi, K. (2012). Establishing the basics: Early behavioural interventions in Spain, Germany, and Greece. Keynote speaker in 2nd Queen’s University Autism Research and Treatment (QUART) Forum Conference: Ambitious for All: Autism, Behaviour Intervention and Learning, Belfast, United Kingdom. Watch video here.

Dounavi, K., & Gallardó, Y., & Virués-Ortega, J. (2012). ABA España in “Updates from ABAI’s Affiliated Chapters”. Inside Behavior Analysis, 4(2), 12-13. Read it here.

Martínez-Martín, M. D. & Dounavi, K. (2012). Teaching matching to sample with textual stimuli and the use of stimulus fading. Poster presented in the 6th Conference of the European Association for Behaviour Analysis, Lisbon, Portugal.

Martínez-Martín, M. D. & Dounavi, K. (2012). The use of pictorial prompts to teach a child with autism to answer questions on an auditory text. Poster presented in the 6th Conference of the European Association for Behaviour Analysis, Lisbon, Portugal.

Martínez-Marín, M. D. & Dounavi, K. (2012). The use of visual prompts in teaching intraverbals related to family relationships. Poster presented in the 6th Conference of the European Association for Behaviour Analysis, Lisbon, Portugal.

Martínez-Martín, M. D., Dounavi, K., & Sager, H. (2012). Teaching complex verbal responses and the use of autoclitics. Poster presented in the 6th Conference of the European Association for Behaviour Analysis, Lisbon, Portugal.

Martínez-Martín, M. D., Dounavi, K., & Sager, H. (2012). Teaching intraverbal responses to the questions “In what are they similar?” and “In what are they different?”. Poster presented in the 6th Conference of the European Association for Behaviour Analysis, Lisbon, Portugal.

2011

Dounavi, K. (2011). A Comparison between Tact and Intraverbal Training and Textual versus Echoic Prompts in the Acquisition of a Foreign Language. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Granada, Spain.

Dounavi, K. (2011). A Procedure Used to Improve Reading Skills of a Girl Diagnosed With a Reading and Writing Disorder. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Granada, Spain.

Gomez-Verdugo, B., Dounavi, K., Novillo Fertrell, M., and Williams, G. (2011). La Imitación Generalizada de Movimientos Gruesos: Un Proceso de Formación que Comienza Lento pero Toma Impulso. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Granada, Spain.

Older

Dounavi, K. (2010). A Comparison between Tact and Intraverbal Training in the Acquisition of a Foreign Language. Poster presented at the 9th Conference of the European Association for Behaviour Analysis, Crete, Greece.

Dounavi, K. (2010). Procesamiento de la Informacion Social, Relaciones entre Iguales y Ajuste Social: Agresion y Victimizacion, Psicologia Educativa, 16, 63-75. Read it here.

Dounavi, K. (2010). Treating Vocal Stereotypy in a Child with Autism: Differential Reinforcement of Other Behavior and Sensory Integrative Therapy. Poster presented at the 9th Conference of the European Association for Behaviour Analysis, Crete, Greece.

Dounavi, K. (2007). Towards an Integrated Model: Violence and Risk Behavior Prevention in Primary and Secondary Education and in the Family Context. Paper presented at the VII Congress on Diversity Attention Programmes and Values Education, Madrid, Spain.

Rebollar Bernardo, M. A. and Dounavi, K. (2010). Reading: A Matching to Sample Procedure and Textual Response Emergence, Recombination Generalization of Textual Units and Stimulus Equivalence, Paper presented at the 9th Conference of the European Association for Behaviour Analysis, Crete, Greece.

Other

Dillenburger, K. (2007). None of the As in ABA stand for Autism. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 34, 193-195.

Greer, R. D. and Keohane, D. D. (2005). The evolution of verbal behavior in young children. Behavioral Development Bulletin, 1, 31-48.

Keenan, M., Henderson, M., Kerr, K. P., & Dillenburger, K. (Eds.) (2005). Applied behaviour analysis and autism: Building a future together. London: Jessica Kingsley

Keenan, M., Kerr, K.J., & Dillenburger, K. (Eds.) (2000). Parents’ Education as Autism Therapists: Applied behaviour analysis in context. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Maurice, C. (1993). Let me hear your voice: A family’s triumph over autism. New York: The Random House Publishing Group.

Maurice, C., Green, G., and Luce, S. C. (1996). Behavioral intervention for young children with autism: A manual for parents and professionals. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.

Miltenberger, R. G. (2008). Behavior Modification: Principles and procedures. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. (Dounavi, K.: Συμμετοχ� στη μετάφραση του βιβλίου από τα αγγλικά στα ισπανικά).

Partington, J. W., and Sundberg, M. L. (1998). The assessment of basic language and learning skills. Danville, CA: Behavior Analysts, Inc.

Shafer, E. (1999). A review of Sundberg and Partington’s teaching language to children with autism or other developmental disabilities. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 16, 45-48. Read it here.

Skinner, B. F (1957). Verbal behavior. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts.

Sundberg, M. L. and Partington, J. W. (1998). Teaching Language to Children with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities. Pleasant Hill, CA: Behavior Analysts, Inc.


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