Wendy Machalicek, Ph.D., BCBA-D is an Associate Professor in Special Education and research faculty with Educational and Community Supports http://www.uoecs.org/. She is also an affiliated faculty of the Prevention Science graduate programs within the Counseling Psychology and Human Services Department. She currently serves as the Major Director for Special Education Programs.
Her scholarship is focused on developing effective behavior analytic assessment practices and interventions addressing the behavioral and educational needs of young children (18 months - 8 years of age) with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. She is particularly interested in the assessment and treatment of challenging behavior and in evaluating ways to improve the acquisition, generalization, and sustained use of evidence-based practices by caregivers, teachers, and schools. She is the PI of Project HEART: Heightened Excellence in Autism Research and Training (HEART) which is an OSEP Leadership Grant to train doctoral students in autism, implementation science, and cultural adaptation of interventions.
She directs Pearl Duck Autism Center, a collaboration between the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disability's (UCEDD) Early Autism Research and Learning for the Young Child (EARLY) program and Pearl Buck Center.
She is also the Editor-in-Chief of Developmental Neurorehabilitation http://informahealthcare.com/pdr, a Consulting Editor of Remedial and Special Education http://rse.sagepub.com/and an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities http://www.springer.com/psychology/child+%26+school+psychology/journal/10882. At the state level, she serves as the Chairperson of the Oregon Behavioral Analysis Regulatory Board which licenses behavior analysts in Oregon.
To date, Dr. Machalicek has co-authored 63 peer-reviewed publications and 10 book chapters pertaining to assessment and intervention to improve the communication and social skills, play, and challenging behavior of children and youth with significant intellectual and developmental disability. These articles been published in a variety of journals, including the American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Behavior Modification, Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, Research in Developmental Disabilities, and Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. (See CV for full list of publications)
Some representative publications (from a total of 64 peer-reviewed publications)
*Denotes graduate student involvement, **Denotes undergraduate student involvement, Underlined denotes community collaborator
Magana, S., Lopez, K., & Machalicek, W. (in press). Parents taking action: A psycho-educational intervention for Latino parents of children with autism spectrum disorder. Family Process. doi: 10.1111/famp.12169
Machalicek, W., *LeQuia, J., *Pinkelman, S., *Knowles, C., *Raulston, T., Davis, T., & *Alresheed, F. (2016). Behavioral telehealth consultation with families of children with autism spectrum disorder. Behavioral Interventions.
Machalicek, W., McDuffie, A., Oakes, A., *Ma, M., Thurman, A.J., Rispoli, M.J., & Abbeduto, L. (2016). Examining the operant function of challenging behavior in young children with fragile X syndrome: A summary of 12 cases. Research in Developmental Disabilities.
McDuffie, A., Bullard, L., Nelson, S., Machalicek, W., & Abbeduto, L. (2016). A spoken language intervention for school-aged boys with fragile X syndrome. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 121(3), 236-265.
McDuffie, A., Oakes, A., Machalicek, W., Bullard, L., & Abbeduto, L. (2016). Early language intervention using distance video-teleconferencing: A pilot study of young boys with fragile X syndrome and their mothers. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 25(1), 46-66.
McDuffie, A., Oakes, A., Machalicek, W., Thurman, A., Summers, S., Stewart, A., & Abbeduto, L. (2015). Play with objects in young males with fragile X syndrome: A preliminary study. Journal of Communication Disorders, 53 17-29.
Machalicek, W., McDuffie, A., Oakes, A., *Ma, M., Thurman, A.J., Rispoli, M.J., & Abbeduto, L.. (2014). Examining the operant function of challenging behavior in young children with fragile X syndrome: A summary of 12 cases. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 35, 1694-1704.
*McDonald, T., & Machalicek, W. (2013). A systematic review of intervention research including adolescents with autism spectrum disorders: 1980-2011. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 7(11), 1439-1460.
Machalicek, W., O'Reilly, M.F., Rispoli, M., Davis, T., Lang, R., Hetlinger-Franco, J., & Chan, J. (2010). Training teachers to assess the challenging behaviors of student with autism using video tele-conferencing. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 45, 203-215.
Machalicek, W., O'Reilly, M.F., Chan, J., Lang, R., Rispoli, M., Davis, T., Shogren, K., Sigafoos, J., Lancioni, G., Antonucci, M., Langthorne, P., Andrews, A., & Didden, R. (2009). Using videoconferencing to conduct functional analysis of challenging behavior and develop classroom behavior support plans for students with autism. Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, 44, 207-217.
Machalicek, W., Shogren, K., Lang, R., Rispoli, M.J., O'Reilly, M.F., Sigafoos, J., & Hetlinger-Franco, J. (2009). Increasing play and decreasing the challenging behavior of children with autism during recess with activity schedules and task correspondence training. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 3, 547-555.
Machalicek, W., O'Reilly, M.F., Chan, J., Rispoli, M., Lang, R., Davis, T., Shogren, K., Sigafoos, J., Lancioni, G., Langthorne, P. (2009) Using videoconferencing to support teachers to conduct preference assessments with students with autism and developmental disabilities. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 3, 32-41.
Machalicek, W., O'Reilly, M.F., Beretvas, N., Sigafoos, J., Lancioni, G., Sorrells, A., Lang, R., & Rispoli, M. (2008). A review of school-based instructional interventions for students with autism spectrum disorders. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2, 395-416.
Dr. Machalicek's scholarship focuses on the development and evaluation of individualized behavioral and educational practices that contribute to positive child, family, and school outcomes for young children with developmental delays including children with autism spectrum disorder and related disorders.
Dr. Machalicek works with undergraduate and masters students, and doctoral students to conduct applied research in natural settings and is always interested in talking with students who are interested in obtaining experience in research. She holds a weekly Early Intervention in Special Education Research (EISER) lab meeting each term (email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on times).