Julie Brandt

Julie

Brandt

Julie Brandt

Department Faculty

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 15 years of experience and expertise in behavior disorders, early intervention/education, and functional behavior assessments.

Dr. Ackerlund Brandt has presented nationally at conferences on a variety of ABA topics including: variables affecting preference and reinforcer effectiveness, choice, and various teaching procedures. Her current research interests focus on child development from a behavior-analytic view with projects focused on attention as a reinforcer, 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.

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.

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
Member American Psychological Association
Member American Psychological Association, Division 25
Member American Psychological Association, Division 15
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
Education/Special Education
Functional Analysis
Functional Behavior Assessment
Instructional Design
Parenting
Preference Assessments
Skill Development
Child & Adolescent Development Learning/Learning Disabilities
Social 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 meta-analysis of bullying: Previous research in psychological and behavioral literature. Poster presented at 44th annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Diego, CA with Jennifer Bellotti. San Diego, CA May, 2918
An evaluation of the efficacy and preference for different choice arrangements. Poster presented at 44th annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Diego, CA with Holly Vobroucek Bruski. San Diego, CA May, 2018
The effects of a rotated protocol immersion on early observing responses in children with disabilities. Poster presented at 44th annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Diego, CA with Tricia Clement. San Diego, CA May, 2018
The effect of delay discounting across the lifespan: An analysis of correlated factors. Poster presented at 44th annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Diego, CA with Laura Kruse. San Diego, CA May, 2018
Replicating the “marshmallow” test: Assessing impulsivity in preschoolers using a classic delay-discounting task and delay-of-gratification test. Poster presented at 44th annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Diego, CA with Julyse MiganGandonou. San Diego, CA May, 2018
Behavioral measures of impulsivity: Delay and effort discounting of hypothetical monetary rewards. Poster presented at 44th annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Diego, CA with Julyse MiganGandonou. San Diego, CA May, 2018
The effect of public performance feedback in positive behavior intervention support meetings on teacher implementation of behavior support plans. Poster presented at 44th annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Diego, CA with Gena Pacitto. San Diego, CA May, 2018
The effective of a differential reinforcement of low rates of behavior as an interdependent group contingency for children diagnosed with developmental disabilities. Poster presented at 44th annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Diego, CA with Tyler Re. San Diego, CA May, 2018
An evaluation of delated discounting values in overweight and obsess men and women. Poster presented at 44th annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Diego, CA with Christopher Rosado. San Diego, CA May, 2018
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.