Kathryn Saunders, Ph.D.

Kathryn Saunders, Ph.D.

Kathryn Saunders

Courtesy Professor,
Senior Scientist ,

Ph.D., Psychology, University of Florida
M.S., Psychology, University of Florida
B.A., Psychology/Education, University of Florida

Contact Information

Address

1000 Sunnyside Avenue
4027 Dole Human Development Center
Lawrence, KS 66045 
 

Phone:
620-421-6550, ext. 1891

Research Interests

Individualized instruction for difficult-to-teach students
Early reading skills, especially phonemic awareness and the alphabetic principle
Hearing assessment for children with autism or intellectual disability
Discrete-trial instruction, receptive language
Stimulus Control

Professional Service

President, Division 25 of the American Psychological Association;
Associate Editor, The Behavior Analyst;
Board of Editors, The Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis; 
Board of Directors, Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior;
Associate Editor, Board of Editors: Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior;
Grant Reviewer, NIH, SBIR Special Emphasis Panel
Executive Council, Association for Behavior Analysis- International

Recent Publications

Schmidt-Naylor, A. C., Saunders, K. J., & Brady, N. C. (2017). Developing the Alphabetic Principle to Aid Text-Based Augmentative and Alternative Communication Use by Adults With Low Speech Intelligibility and Intellectual Disabilities. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 26(2), 397-412. PMID 28474087

Saunders, K. J. (2011). Designing instructional programming for early reading skills. In W. Fisher, C. Piazza, & H. Roane (Eds.), Handbook of Applied Behavior Analysis (pp. 92-109). New York: Guilford.

Saunders, K. J., Hine, K., Hayashi, Y., & Williams, D.C. (2016) Adventitious Reinforcement of Maladaptive Stimulus Control Interferes with Learning. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 223-229.

Saunders, K. J. (in press). A stimulus-control analysis of early reading skills. In W. Fisher, C. Piazza, & H. Roane (Eds.), Handbook of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Doughty, S. S., Anderson, C. M., Doughty, A. H., Williams, D. C., & Saunders, K. J. (2007). Discriminative control of punished stereotyped behavior in humans. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 87, 325-336.

Saunders, K. J., & DeFulio, A. (2007). Phonological awareness and rapid naming predict word attack and word identification in adults with mild mental retardation. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 112, 155-166.

Saunders, K. J. (2007). Word-attack skills in individuals with mental retardation. Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 13, 78-84.

Williams, D. C., Johnston, M. D., & Saunders, K. J. (2006). Intertrial sources of stimulus control and delayed matching-to-sample performance in humans. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 86, 253-267.

O’Donnell, J., & Saunders, K. J. (2003). Equivalence relations in individuals with language limitations and mental retardation. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 80, 131-157. 

Saunders, K. J., O’Donnell, J., Vaidya, M., & Williams, D. C. (2003). Recombinative generalization of within-syllable units in nonreading adults with mental retardation. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 36, 95-99.

O’ Donnell, J., & Saunders, K. J. (2003). Equivalence relations in individuals with language limitations and mental retardation. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 80, 131-157.

Mueller, M. M., Olmi, D. Joe, & Saunders, K. J. (2000). Recombinative generalization of within-syllable units in prereading children. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 33, 515-531.

Saunders, K. J., & Williams, D. C. (1998). Stimulus-control procedures. In K. A. Lattal & M. Perone (Eds.), Handbook of research methods in human operant behavior (pp. 193-228). New York: Plenum.

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