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  • 1. VITA<br />Thomas Phillip Kitchen, MS, BCBA<br />Assistant Professor of Special Education, Graduate Program in Special Education – Mercyhurst College<br />Director, Lake Erie Autism Diagnostic, Educational, And Research Services (LEADERS) Program - Achievement Center<br />Instructor, Graduate Program in Special Education (Graduate Certificate in Autism) - Penn State University World Campus<br />PERSONAL<br />Personal:P.O. Box 6563Erie, PA 16512-6563(814) 450-5187<br />ACADEMIC RECORD<br />A. Institutions Attended<br />1992-1997: B.A. Elementary/ Special Education Mercyhurst College, Erie, PA<br />2004-2005: M.S. Special Education Mercyhurst College, Erie, PA<br />2004-2005: Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis Pennsylvania State University<br />B. Academic Appointments<br />2010-Present Assistant Professor of Special Education, Graduate Education, Mercyhurst College<br />Director of Graduate Program in Applied Behavior Analysis<br />2008-2010Part-time Instructor, Graduate Special Education, Education Division, Mercyhurst College<br />Co-developer of Graduate Certificate Program in Applied Behavior Analysis<br /> Supervisor, Intensive Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis<br />2006-2008: Adjunct Instructor, Graduate Special Education, Education Division, Mercyhurst College<br /> Co-developer of Graduate Certificate Program in Applied Behavior Analysis<br /> Supervisor, Intensive Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis<br />2006-Present: Instructor, Special Education, Education Division, World Campus, Penn State University<br />Graduate Certificate in Autism<br />C. Professional Experience<br />3/10 – Present University of Pittsburgh Medical Center <br /> Independent Contractor to provide autism and behavior trainings throughout Western Pennsylvania <br />10/07-Present: Achievement Center – Erie, PA / Mercyhurst College – Erie, PA<br />Director – Lake Erie Autism Diagnostic, Educational, and Research Services (LEADERS)<br />Provide clinical consultation and direction to services provided to children with autism across service areas including Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS), Early Intervention, Mental Health Services, and Physical Rehabilitation Services. Provide staff training, serve as an autism resource to the agency and community, and develop contractual outreach, consultative, and training/presentation services for children, families, and educational entities throughout the nation and world. Provide supervision and direction to graduate interns/assistants. Develop and disseminate research on effective interventions for autism. Provide informational resources to program personnel, including journal articles, research summaries, etc, and serve as a program representative to print, radio, and television news media.<br />2/97-10/07: Dr. Gertrude A. Barber National Institute - Erie, PA<br />(3/2003 – 10/2007) Coordinator – Intensive Autism Program <br />Principal designer and coordinator of a program for center-based behavior analytic autism intervention. Throughout program evolution, position was responsible for ongoing supervision, performance management, and training of program personnel, curriculum development, materials selection and acquisition, physical space design, and development of original data collection procedures and protocols. <br />(7/2004 – 10/2007)Co-author and Co-coordinator of Center for Disease Control and Prevention Grant<br />Co-developed and implemented a grant to develop an ABA-based training program and training text for practitioners working with children with autism. Grant information: CDC - Preventing Secondary Conditions Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders (E111ccu324061-01)<br />Educational/Behavioral Consultant<br />(8/2001 – 10/2007)Through the Gertrude A. Barber Educational Institute, to address the needs of children with autism and other developmental/behavioral deficits. Hired by school districts and families to assess functional and behavioral skills, and develop programming to both teach functional skills and reduce problem behaviors. Invited to speak at conferences and trainings at the local school district, collegiate, regional, state, and national levels. Participated in television interviews as an expert in the field of autism intervention, and also served as an expert witness in due process proceedings. Emphasis of work revolves around application of evidence-based teaching methods across learner profiles and curricular content, behavior analytical and fluency-based approaches to teaching communication skills to children with developmental disabilities, and reduction of problem behavior in all settings. <br />(8/2001 – 3/2003)Behavior Specialist <br />Performed functional analyses, Developed behavior and instructional plans, trained school staff, aided in IEP development.<br />(8/1997 – 8/2001)Therapeutic Staff Support (therapist) <br />Worked with children with autism to provide functional communication training and support for problem behaviors. Authored discrete trial skill acquisition programs. Implemented discrete trial instruction. Collaborated with providers of related services. Received privately-funded training from world leaders in the field.<br />D. Consulting/Contractural Relationships<br />Present:General McLane School District – consultative relationship to support my staff in supporting students with autism<br />Iroqouis Central School District, Elma, NY (Buffalo area) – to develop autism support programs<br />Chautauqua Opportunities (Chautauqua County, NY) – To consult with provider of all Head Start Early Intervention Programs<br />PA Bureau of Autism Services – Collaborator with University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to establish one of 3 regional BAS autism centers in the state- involving diagnostics, outreach, education, and telemedicine.<br /> 2006: School District of the City of Erie – to provide behavioral consultation<br />2005: Crawford Central School District – to provide behavioral consultation<br />Ongoing: Private behavioral/educational consultation for families, individual clients, and various school districts in several states<br /> <br />E. Awards/Honors<br />1992-1997 Egan Honors Scholar, Mercyhurst College<br />1992-1997 Weunschel/Gerboth Scholarship <br />1993-1996 Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society<br />1995-1996 President, Mercyhurst College Honors Program<br />F. Professional Memberships/Affiliations<br />Association for Behavior Analysis, International<br />Behavior Analyst Certification Board (Certificant # 1-05-2492)<br />New York Association for Behavior Analysis<br />Pennsylvania Association for Behavior Analysis<br />PA Department of Public Welfare’s Children’s Behavioral Task Force, Research and Best Practices Subcommittee (2004-05)<br />TEACHING (Mercyhurst College)<br />A. Teaching<br /> <br />GRADUATE<br />EDSP 640 Basic Principles of Behavior<br />EDSP 501Classroom Management and Applied Behavior Analysis<br />EDSP 660 Advanced Seminar in Applied Behavior Analysis<br />EDSP 607Curriculum and Instruction: Developmental Disabilities<br /> <br /> UNDERGRADUATE<br /> PSYCH 440 – Basic Concepts of Behavior <br />B. Courses with Supervisory Responsibility<br />EDSP 607Curriculum and Instruction: Developmental Disabilities<br />EDSP 672Intensive Practicum: Applied Behavior Analysis (BCBA)<br />PSCH 472 Intensive Practicum: Applied Behavior Analysis (BCaBA)<br />C. Teaching (Penn State University World Campus)<br />POST GRADUATE<br />SPLED 464 Autism – Assessment and Curriculum<br />IV. RESEARCH, SCHOLARSHIP, AND PROFESSIONAL ENGAGEMENTS<br />A. Publications:<br />Kitchen, T., Belfiore, P., and Kitchen, H. (In press, release date 4th quarter, 2009) The necessity of measures of procedural integrity to ensure effective delivery of evidence-based interventions for children with autism spectrum disorders. In Special Education in the 21st Century. Mary Burton, Ed. Haupphauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.<br />Gulick, R. & Kitchen, T. (2007) Effective Instruction for Children with Autism. Erie, PA: Dr. Gertrude A. Barber National Institute. <br />[An autism reference text and instructional CD-ROM to accompany CDC-supported practical training program for parents and practitioners working with individuals with autism, currently also used as a college teaching text in many contexts)]<br /> <br />Credited contributing writer – Neisworth, J. T., and Wolfe, P. S., Eds. (2004). The Autism Encyclopedia. Balitmore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co, Inc.<br />Kitchen, T.P. Barber-Carey, M., & Kownacki, A. (2003). Coordination of home and school-based early, intensive behavioral intervention programs for children with autism. The Early Childhood Report). 14, Issue 4, April 2003<br />Kitchen, T., Belfiore, P.J., & Gulick, R. (in preparation). Effects of antecedent versus consequent use of a high-p sequence on escaped-maintained child non-compliance.<br />B. Research Presentations and Invited Lectures<br />Kitchen, T. (April, 2010). Curricular Considerations for Learners with Autism. Workshop conducted for Iroquois Central School District, Elma, NY.<br />Kitchen, T. (April, 2010). Developing Basic Communicative Repertoires for Learners with Developmental Disabilities. Workshop conducted for Iroquois Central School District, Elma, NY<br />Kitchen, T. (May, 2009). The Need for Measures of Procedural Integrity in Programs for Individuals with Autism. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Phoenix, AZ<br />Kitchen, T. (May, 2009). Our Growing ABA Field: How do YOU play the game? Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Phoenix, AZ<br />Kitchen, T. (April, 2009). Higher Education for Students with Asperger’s Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism. Workshop presented at Mercyhurst College, on behalf of the Learning Differences Program.<br />Kitchen, T. (November, 2007). The Growth of ABA: A Double-Edged Sword? Paper presented at the annual conference of the New York Association for Behavior Analysis, Verona, NY<br />Kitchen, T. (July, 2007). Science vs. Pseudoscience in Autism Interventions – Making an Informed Decision. Presentation at Mercyhurst College.<br />Kitchen, T. (July, 2007). Ethics and Behavior Analysts. Presentation at Mercyhurst College.<br />Kitchen, T. (April, 2007). Weighing the Options: What to Look for in an Autistic Support Program. Paper presentation at the Dr. Gertrude Barber National Institute’s annual Autism Awareness Month Lecture Series.<br />Kitchen, T. (2007). Introduction to autism…Autism and the arts. Paper presentation for the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Cambridge Springs, PA.<br />Kitchen, T. (2007). Introduction to autism spectrum disorders. Paper presented at Penn State University Cooperative Extension – “Celebrate the Family 2007”<br />Zona, J., Gulick, R., Kitchen, T., Williams, T., & Belfiore, P.J. (May, 2006). Functional analysis of noncompliance during discrete trial instruction. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta, GA.<br />Kitchen, T., Belfiore, P.J., & Gulick, R. (May, 2006). Effects of antecedent versus consequent use of a high-p sequence on escaped maintained child non-compliance. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta, GA.<br />Kitchen, H., & Kitchen, T., & Belfiore, P.J. (May, 2006). Role of announced supervision on treatment fidelity in autism instruction. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta, GA.<br />Kitchen, T. (May, 2008). Intensive In the Real World. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL<br />Kitchen, T. (2005) . Intensive Autism Program Staff training -Week-long, 30-hour training session covering topics of autism, applied behavior analysis, assessment, curriculum planning, instruction, and performance management, at the Dr. Gertrude A. Barber National Institute<br />Kitchen, T., Gulick, R., and Barber-Carey, M. (2005). Effective Instruction for Individuals with Autism: A Parent/Practitioner Training Model. Paper and data presentation National Autism Conference and Summer Institute at Penn State University, in conjunction with the PA Training and Technical Assistance Network  <br />Kitchen, T. (2005). Autism Intervention: Identifying and Implementing Best Practices. Paper presentation at the 18th Children’s Interagency Training Conference - PA Child and Adolescent Service System Program (CASSP) Training and Technical Assistance Institute State Conference<br />Kitchen, T. (2004). Autism Intervention: Identifying and Implementing Best Practices. Paper presentation at the annual state conference of the Pennsylvania Association of Resources for Mental Retardation (PAR). Harrisburg, PA <br />WPSX-TV, State College, PA (2004). “Take Note” - WPSX-TV, State College. Time is Brain…emmy-nominated and nationally syndicated documentary on autism and applied behavior analysis. Kitchen’s center-based school program at the Dr. Gertrude A. Barber National Institute was one of the focal points.<br /> Kitchen, T. (2004). Practical Tips and Techniques for Educating Students with  Autism Spectrum Disorders. Paper presentation at the National Autism Conference and Summer Institute at Penn State University, in conjunction with the PA Training and Technical Assistance <br /> <br />Kitchen, T. (2004) Everything You Wanted to Know About Toilet Training, But Were Afraid to Ask. Invited training at the Dr. Gertrude A. Barber National Institute <br />Kitchen, T. (2004). Practical Tips and Techniques for Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders Paper presentation at the Pennsylvania Federation - Council for Exceptional Children - Annual ConventionKitchen, T. (2003). Delineating the Difference Between "Philosophy" and "Technology" as a means to Expand the Worldwide Behavior Analytic Community. Paper presentation at the National Autism Conference and Summer Institute at Penn State University (Presented as invited speaker for part of final coursework for Penn State’s Applied Behavior Analysis certification program.)Kitchen, T. (2002). More Discrete Trial Instruction - a focus on naturalistic instruction within a tight stimulus-response-consequence framework. Paper presentation at the Dr. Gertrude A. Barber Center, Inc. <br />C. Funded Grants<br />Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services<br />Preventing Secondary Conditions Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders (E111ccu324061-01)<br />2004 - $140,000 to develop a parent and practitioner training model for those working with children with autism spectrum disorders<br />