Harvey, Ada

Assistant Professor
Behavior Analysis, School of

Educational Background

B.S. University of Florida
M.Ed. Vanderbilt University
Ph.D. Vanderbilt University

Recognition & Awards

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)

Professional Experience

Dr. Harvey has provided applied behavior analysis services for children and adults with disabilities in a variety of settings for 18 years. Special interests have included assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior, teaching functional replacement skills, evaluating the effects of health conditions and medications on behavior, and working with families and caregivers to develop their competencies as interventionists.

Current Research

Evaluation and treatment of severe aggression and property destruction of a man with mental retardation in a community supported living facility.

Functional analysis, functional assessment and treatment of self-injury in a man with Cornelia de Lange syndrom e.

Evaluation of learning performance in children with autism using multiple schedules of reinforcement.

Selected Publications

Roberts, C., Yoder, P. J., & Kennedy, C. H. (2005). Descriptive analysis of epileptic
Seizures and problem behavior in adults with developmental disabilities. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 110, 405-412.

Roberts, C. & Kennedy, C. H. (2005). Positive and negative reinforcement. In J. T.
Neisworth & P. Wolfe (Eds.), Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders Dictionary. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.

Valdovinos, M., Roberts, C., & Kennedy, C. H. (2005). Functional analysis of tardive
dyskinesia: Implications for assessment and treatment. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 38, 239-242.

Valdovinos, M. G., Caruso, M., Roberts, C., Kim, G., & Kennedy, C. H. (2005). Medical
and behavioral symptoms as potential medication side effects in adults with
developmental disabilities. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 110, 164170.
Valdovinos, M., Roberts, C., & Kennedy, C. H. (2004). Analogue functional analysis of
movements associated with tardive dyskinesia. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 37, 391-393.

Harvey, M. T., Smith, R. L., Caruso, M., Roberts, C., Patterson, T. G., May, M. E.,
Valdovinos, M. G., & Kennedy, C. H. (2004). Possible role for the 5-HT1A receptor on the behavioral effects of REM sleep deprivation on free-operant avoidance responding in rat. Psychopharmacology, 176, 123-128.

Caruso, M., Harvey, M. T., Roberts, C., Patterson, T. G., & Kennedy, C.H. (2002).
Differential effects of Carbamazepine on negatively versus positively reinforced responding. Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior, 74, 221-227.