Generic Profile Picture James Luiselli, EdD, BCBA-D

Role(s)

Teaching

  • Research Methods in Behavior Analysis
  • Ethics and Professional Behavior

Research and Practice Interests

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Professional Training
  • Performance Management
  • Single-Case Research Design
  • Research Dissemination

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed Psychologist and Health Service Provider (Massachusetts)
  • Diplomate in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology (ABPP)
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral (BCBA)

Awards

  • 1996 - Ranked as one of the "Top 50" published researchers in the field of applied behavior analysis for the period 1974-1994 (The Behavior Therapist, 19, 141-142)
  • 2000 - Ranked as one of the “Top 25” published researchers in the field of developmental disabilities for the period 1979-1999 (Research in Developmental Disabilities, 21, 257-261)
  • Listed in Marquis Who’s Who in America 2001-2002 and 2002-2003 editions
  • Listed in Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare 2002-2003 edition
  • Listed in Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering 2003-2004 edition
  • 2001 - Listed in Outstanding Scientists of the 21st Century, International    Biographical Centre, United Kingdom
  • 2005 - Listed in Contemporary Authors
  • 2011 - Listed in The Writers Directory-30th Edition

Publications and Presentations

Books

Luiselli, J. K., & Fischer, A. J. (Eds.) (2016). Computer-assisted and web-based innovations in psychology, special education, and health. New York: Elsevier/Academic Press.

Luiselli, J. K. (Ed.) (2017). Applied behavior analysis advanced guidebook: A manual for professional practice. New York: Elsevier/Academic Press.

Luiselli, J. K. (2018). Conducting behavioral consultation in educational and treatment settings. Elsevier/Academic Press.

Chok, J., Harper, J. M., Weiss, M. J., Bird, F., & Luiselli, J. K. (2020). Functional analysis: A practitioner’s guide to implementation and training. New York: Elsevier/Academic Press.

Luiselli, J. K. (Ed.) (2021). Applied behavior analysis treatment of violence and aggression in persons with neurodevelopmental disabilities. New York: Springer.

Luiselli, J. K., Gardner, R. M., Bird, F. L., & Maguire, H. (2021). Organizational behavior management approaches for intellectual and developmental disabilities. Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

Book Chapters

Hurley, A. D., Levitas, A., Luiselli, J. K., Moss, S., Bradley, E., & Bailey, N. (2016). Assessment and diagnostic procedures. In Diagnostic manual-intellectual disability (DM-ID), 2nd Revision: A textbook of diagnosis of mental disorders in persons with intellectual disability (pp. 13-34)Kingston NY: NADD Press.

Luiselli, J. K. (2016). Health and wellness. In N. N. Singh (Ed.). Clinical handbook of evidence-based practices for individuals with intellectual disabilities (pp. 907-922)New York: Springer.

Luiselli, J. K. (2016). Increasing exercise-physical activity. In J. K. Luiselli (Ed.), Behavioral health promotion and intervention for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (pp. 73-93). New York: Springer.

Luiselli, J. K. (2016). Sleep and sleep-associated problem behavior. In J. K. Luiselli (Ed.), Behavioral health promotion and intervention for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (pp. 163-176). New York: Springer.

Nikopoulos, C., Luiselli, J. K., & Fischer, A. J. (2016). Video modeling. In Luiselli, J. K., & Fischer, A. J. (Eds.). Computer-assisted and web-based innovations in psychology, special education, and health (pp. 187-210). New York: Elsevier/Academic Press.

Stein, S., Strohmeier, Luiselli, J. K., & Tullis, C. A. (2016). Behavior approach to management of aggression, self-injurious behavior, and pica. In L. Rubin, J. Merrick, D. E. Greydanus, & D. R. Patel (Eds.), Healthcare for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the lifespan (pp. 1573-1583)New York: Springer.

Luiselli, J. K. (2017). Exercise, leisure, and physical wellbeing. In Singh, N. N., Shogren, K., & Wehmeyer, M. (Eds.), Handbook of positive psychology in intellectual and developmental disabilities: Translating research into practice (pp. 173-188). New York: Springer.

Luiselli, J. K. (2017). Practice dissemination: Writing for publication. In J. K. Luiselli (Ed.), Applied behavior analysis advanced guidebook. New York: Elsevier/Academic Press.

Luiselli, J. K., & Ricciardi, J. N. (2017). Applied behavior analysis and treatment of violence and aggression. In P. Sturmey (Ed.), The Wiley handbook of violence and aggression. New York: John Wiley & Sons Publisher.

Luiselli, J. K. (2018). Organizational behavior management applications in human services programs. In B. Wine & J. Pritchard (Eds.), Organizational behavior management: The essentials (pp. 340-363). Orlando, FL: Hedgehog Publishers.

Gardner, R. M., Bird, F., Maguire, H., & Luiselli, J. K. (2021). Introduction to organizational behavior management in intellectual and developmental disabilities. In Luiselli, J. K., Gardner, R. M., Bird, F. L., & Maguire, H. Organizational behavior management approaches for intellectual and developmental disabilities. Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

Luiselli, J. K. (2021). Performance management interventions. In Luiselli, J. K., Gardner, R. M., Bird, F. L., & Maguire, H. Organizational behavior management approaches for intellectual and developmental disabilities. Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

Luiselli, J. K. (2021). Social validity assessment. In J. K. Luiselli (Ed.), Applied behavior analysis treatment of violence and aggression in persons with neurodevelopmental disabilities (pp. 85-103). New York: Springer

Luiselli, J. K. (2021). Social validity assessment in human services organizational behavior management. In Luiselli, J. K., Gardner, R. M., Bird, F. L., & Maguire, H. Organizational behavior management approaches for intellectual and developmental disabilities. Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

Journal Articles

Buckley, J., Fountain, J., Meuse, S., Whelan, C., Maguire, H., Harper, J. M., & Luiselli, J. K. (2020). Performance improvement of care providers in a child services setting: Effects of an incentive-based negative reinforcement intervention on data recording. Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 42, 125-133.

Buckley, J., Luiselli, J. K., Harper, J. M., & Shlesinger, A. (2020). Teaching students with autism spectrum disorder to tolerate haircutting. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 53, 2081-2089.

Duhanyan, K., Shlesinger, A., Bird, F., Harper, J. M., & Luiselli, J. K. (2020). Reducing weight and body mass index (BMI) of adolescent students with autism spectrum disorder: Replication and social validation of a residential health and wellness intervention. Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 4, 168-175.

Gianotti, J., Kahl, T., Harper, J. M., & Luiselli, J. K. (2020). Behavioral safety assessment and intervention among residential care providers of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities. Published online: 13 October 2020.

Hartz, R. M., Luiselli, J. K., & Harper, J. M. (2020). Behavioral treatment of spitting in a child with autism spectrum disorder: Functional analysis, intervention evaluation, and maintenance assessment. Behavioral Interventions35, 595-603.

Luiselli, J. K., Harper, J. M., Shlesinger, A., Murphy, K. J., & Luke, K. (2020). Faded bedtime intervention for delayed sleep onset in an adolescent with autism spectrum disorder. Clinical Case Studies, 19, 180-188.

Ricciardi, J. N., Bouchard, S. W., Luiselli, J. K., & Dould, T. (2020). Integrated behavioral intervention and person-centered therapy within community-based treatment of an adult with acquired brain injury. Clinical Case Studies19, 133-144.

Ricciardi, J. N., Luiselli, J. K., & Tretheway, J. (2020). Re-establishing solid food consumption in a person with traumatic brain injury and extended food avoidance/restriction using a multi-component behavioral intervention. Clinical Case Studies19, 386-398.

RicciardiJ. N., RothschildA. W., DriscollN. M., CrawleyJ., Wanganga, J., FofanahD. A., & Luiselli, J. K. (2020). Social validity assessment of behavior data recording among human services care providers. Behavioral Interventions35, 458-466.

Shlesinger, A., Duhanyan, K., Bird, F., Harper, J. M., & Luiselli, J. K. (2020). Description, implementation integrity, and social validity of a computer-assisted sleep monitoring system among residential care providers of students with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities32, 365-374.

Willis, K., Hrdina, J., & Luiselli, J. K. (2020). Performance management and maintenance of data recording by educational care providers. Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice20, 165-173.

BirdF., Wachtel, L. E., Henry, M., Gold, J., Fernandez-Robles, C., Orchanian, S., Shlesinger, A., & LuiselliJ. K. (2021). Treatment and maintenance effects of behavioral intervention and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in a man with catatonia, life-threatening self-injury, and autism spectrum disorder. Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 5, 135-143.

Hartz, R. M., Butler, B. L., Natale, K. R., Williams, S., and Luiselli, J. K. (2021). Effects of a peer-mediated performance improvement intervention on recording of child well-body checks by educational care providers. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities25, 5-12.

Hartz, R. M., Gould, K., Harper, J. M., & Luiselli, J. K. (2021). Assessing interobserver agreement (IOA) with procedural integrity: Evaluation of training methods among classroom instructors. Child & Family Behavior Therapy43, 1-12.

Luiselli, J. K. (2021). Applied behavior analysis measurement, assessment, and treatment of sleep and sleep-related problems. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis54, 654-667.

Luiselli, J. K., Bird, F., & Wachtel, L. E. (2021). Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for autism spectrum disorder associated with catatonia and self-injury: A clinical review. Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 5, 117-125.

Luiselli, J. K., Harper, J. M., Leach, M., Murphy, K. J., & Luke, K. (2021). Behavioral assessment and faded bedtime intervention for delayed sleep-onset in an adult with autism spectrum disorder. International Journal of Developmental Disabilities. Published online: 11 January 2021

Luiselli, J. K., Harper, J. M., Murphy, K., Leach, M., & Luke, K. (2021). Case report of faded bedtime intervention on delayed sleep-onset and sleep duration in an adolescent with autism spectrum disorder. Child & Family Therapy. Published online: 10 March 2021

Current Professional Leadership and/or Concurrent Work Experience

  • Director of Clinical Development and Research, Melmark New England
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Child and Family Studies
  • Consulting Editor, Child & Family Behavior Therapy
  • Board of Editors, Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Board of Editors, Clinical Case Studies
  • Board of Editors, Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities
  • Board of Editors, Journal of Organizartional Behavior Management
  • Bosard of Editors, Mindfulness

Prior Professional Leadership and/or Work Experience

  • Senior Vice President, Applied Research, Clinical Training, and Peer Review, May Institute, Randoplh, MA

Professional Affiliations

  • Berkshire Association of Behavior Analysis and Therapy

Community Engagement

  • Consultant to public and private schools and organizations