Julie Brandt

Julie

Brandt

Julie Brandt

Department Faculty

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  • Campus:
  • TCS Online
Department
Applied Behavior Analysis
Institution
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Office Phone
312-467-2313
Email
Biography

Dr. Julie A. Ackerlund Brandt, BCBA-D, LBA is an Assistant Professor with the Applied Behavior Analysis program with the Online Campus. She earned her PhD in Behavioral Psychology from the University of Kansas, her MS in Behavior Analysis & Therapy from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and her BS in Psychology with an emphasis in Behavior Analysis from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. She has been teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level since 2013 and online since 2014. She has more than 13 years of experience and expertise in behavior disorders, early intervention/education, and functional behavior assessments.

Dr. Ackerlund Brandt has worked in various clinics, preschools, and elementary schools with children and adolescents with developmental disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, Fragile X Syndrome, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder as well as typically developing children and adolescents. Most recently, she worked as an independent behavioral consultant with parents of typically developing children on topics such as behavior management, sleep training, toilet training, and feeding training.

Dr. Ackerlund Brandt has presented nationally at conferences on a variety of ABA topics such as variables affecting preference and reinforcer effectiveness, choice, and various teaching procedures. Her current research interests focus on child development from a behavior-analytic view. Recently, her research projects have focused on attention as a reinforcer, the overjustification effect, variables affecting choice behavior, and applications of functional analysis methodology. She currently serves as the Operations Coordinator for the Mid-American Association for Behavior Analysis and is a full member for the Association for Behavior Analysis International.

Education History
Degree Institution Year
Ph.D. University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 2013
M.S. Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL 2009
B.S. University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI 2007
Professional Memberships
Role Organization
Member Association for Behavior Analysis International
Member Mid-American Association for Behavior Analysis
Licenses
Board Certified Behavior Analyst, United States
Licensed Behavior Analyst, Wisconsin
Community Involvement
Role Organization
Operations Coordinator Mid-American Association for Behavior Analysis
Editor The Practice of Behavior Analysis
Editorial Board Journal of Behavioral Education
Guest Reviewer Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Guest Reviewer Behavior Analysis in Practice
Guest Reviewer International Journal for Developmental Disabilities
Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Applied Behavior Analysis Academic Skills
Assessment/Analysis
Autism Spectrum / Developmental Disorders
Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention
Education/Special Education
Functional Analysis
Functional Behavior Assessment
Instructional Design
Parenting
Preference Assessments
Skill Development
Presentations
Title Location Date
Using reinforcement effectively in classroom and clinical settings. Invited presentation at the annual workshop/conference of the Southwest West Central Service Cooperative. Marshall, MN & Brookings, SD. March, 2017
How different types of attention affects preference and responding. Invited presentation at the 8th annual conference of the Minnesota Northland Association for Behavior Analysis Minneapolis, MN Sept. 2015
An evaluation of the effects of task preference on the value of choice in typically developing preschool children. Symposium presented at the 41st annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis with Rocio B. Cuevas San Antonio, TX May, 2015
An evaluation of the effects of reinforcer preference on the value of choice in typically developing preschool children. Symposium presented at the 41st annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis with Megan Rhett San Antonio, TX May, 2015
An evaluation of the value and conditioning of choice as a reinforcer in typically developing children. Symposium presented at the 40th annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis Chicago, IL May 2014
An evaluation of the effects of response effort on young children’s choice responding. Symposium presented at the 39th annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis Minneapolis, MN May, 2013
A comparison of antecedent and consequent manipulations on acquisition of sight-word reading. Symposium presented at the 37th annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis Denver, CO May 2011
An evaluation of the effects of social interaction on preference and response allocation. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Heartland Association for Behavior Analysis Omaha, NE March 2011
Professional development series: Advice from the recently hired. Panel discussion at 38th annual conference for the Association for Behavior Analysis International Seattle, WA May, 2012
A case study in bullying behavior: Functional analysis and treatment of bullying behavior in a preschool aged girl. Poster presented at 43rd annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Denver, CO May 2017
An evaluation of the effects of choice arrangements on skill acquisition for typically developing preschool children. Poster presented at 43rd annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International Denver, CO May, 2017
An evaluation of the effects of social interaction on preference and response allocation in preschool-age children. Poster presented at 43rd annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International Denver, CO May, 2017
Use of a stimulus-stimulus pairing procedure to Increase low-frequency vocalizations in a child diagnosed with autism. Poster presented at the 42nd annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International Chicago, IL May, 2016
An evaluation of social skills training to increase sharing in typically developing preschoolers. Poster presented at 8th annual conference of the Minnesota Northland Association for Behavior Analysis Minneapolis, MN Sept., 2015
An evaluation of preference for pre-session and within-session choice of reinforcers based on the type of reinforcer delivered to preschool children. Poster presented at 8th annual conference of the Minnesota Northland Association for Behavior Analysis Minneapolis, MN Sept., 2015
An evaluation of the generalization of compliance training across settings. Poster presented at 8th annual conference of the Minnesota Northland Association for Behavior Analysis International Minneapolis, MN Sept., 2015
A functional analysis and treatment of bullying behaviors of a young girl: A case study. Poster presented at the 16th annual conference of the Mid-American Association for Behavior Analysis Kansas City, MO Oct., 2015
An evaluation of behavior skills training to increase appropriate play skills in an adolescent with autism. Poster presented at the 16th annual conference of the Mid-American Association for Behavior Analysis Kansas City, MO Oct., 2015
An evaluation of the effects of reinforcer type on preference for fluent vs. disfluent schedules of reinforcement. Poster presented at 41st annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International San Antonio, TX May, 2015
An evaluation of the effects of task difficulty on a preference for fluent vs. disfluent schedules of reinforcement. Poster presented at 41st annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International San Antonio, TX May, 2015
An evaluation of preschool children’s preference for types of attention across different adults. Poster presented at 41st annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International San Antonio, TX May, 2015
An evaluation of the overjustification effect in preschool children based on task difficulty. Poster presented at 41st annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International San Antonio, TX May, 2015
An evaluation of the prevalence of the overjustification effect based on the preference level of the tasks presented in preschool children. Poster presented at 40th annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International Chicago, IL May, 2014
An evaluation of the prevalence of the overjustification effect based on the expectation of the presentation of rewards in undergraduate students. Poster presented at 40th annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International Chicago, IL May, 2014
An evaluation of the efficacy of general and behavior-specific praise as a reinforcer for preschool children’s behavior. Poster presented at 40th annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International Chicago, IL May, 2014
An evaluation of a preference for choice based on the preference level of the reinforcers presented to preschool children. Poster presented at 40th annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International Chicago, IL May, 2014
An evaluation of the efficacy of attention as a reinforcer during acquisition skills in preschool children. Poster presented at 40th annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International Chicago, IL May, 2014
An evaluation of a preference for choice based on the preference level of the tasks presented to preschool children. Poster presented at 40th annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International Chicago, IL May, 2014
Interspersed training: An evaluation of variable that affect response acquisition. Poster presented at 38th annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International Seattle, WA May, 2012
A comparison of antecedent and consequent manipulations on acquisition of sight-word reading. Poster presented at the Mid-American Association for Behavior Analysis conference Bloomingdale, IL May, 2011
Training children with autism spectrum disorders to be compliant with a physical exam. Poster presented at the 36th annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis San Antonio, TX May, 2010
Publications
Journals

Juanico, J. F., Dozier, C. L., Payne, S. W., Ackerlund Brandt, J. A., & Hirst, E. J (2016). An evaluation of item preference for increasing self-control in typically developing preschool children. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49 , 460-471.

Ackerlund Brandt, J. A., Klatt, K. P., Weinkauf, S. M., & Zeug, N. M. (2016). Comparing constant time delay and simultaneous prompting procedures on skill acquisition for children with autism. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 51 , 55-66.

Ackerlund Brandt, J. A., Dozier, C. L., Juanico, J. F., Laudont, C. L. & Mick, B. R. (2015). The value of choice as a reinforcer in typically developing children. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48 , 344-362.

Bayles, M. W., Boutain, A. R., Ackerlund Brandt, J. A., Call, N., Dracobly, J. D., Greer, B. D., Gureghian, D. L., … & Morris, E. K. (2012). On Critchfield's proposal: Student concerns and recommendations. The Behavior Analyst, 35 , 127-131.

Cuvo, A. J., Reagan, A. L., Ackerlund, J., Huckfeldt, R & Kelly, C. (2009). Training children with autism spectrum disorders to be compliant with a physical exam.. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 4 , 168-185.