Ward-Horner, John

Senior Faculty
Ph.D.
City University of New York
Boston
School Affiliation

Cambridge College School of Education

Academic Focus

Applied behavior analysis

Courses Taught
  • Research Design
  • Clinical Applications
  • Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis
Education

Ph.D. - The Graduate School and University Center, CUNY, New York, NY
M.Phil. - The Graduate School and University Center, CUNY, New York, NY
M.A. - Queens College, CUNY, Queens, NY
B.S. - Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL

Professional Credentials:

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst - Massachusetts
Professional Experience
  • Evergreen Center, Milford, MA – Behavioral Education and Treatment Director,
  • Beacon ABA Services, Inc., Milford, MA – Director of Treatment Efficacy
  • May Center for Education and Neurorehabilitation, Brockton MA - Post-Doctoral Fellowship
  • Hear Me Speak, Inc., Brooklyn, NY – Applied Behavior Analyst Consultant
  • May Center, Springfield, MA – Behavior Therapist
  • Central Florida Autism Institute, Lakeland Florida – Behavior Therapist
Research & Publications
  • Ward-Horner, J. & Sturmey, P. (2012). Component analysis of behavioral skills training in functional analysis. Behavioral Interventions, 27, 75-92.
  • Ward-Horner, J., Seiverling, L., & Sturmey, P. (2011). Functional behavioral assessment and analysis. In J. Matson & P. Sturmey (Eds.), International Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders (pp. 271-286). New York: Springer.
  • Seiverling, J., Williams, K. E., Ward-Horner, J., & Sturmey, P. (2011).  Feeding problems in those with autism spectrum disorders: A comprehensive review. In J. Matson & P. Sturmey (Eds.), International Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders (491-508). New York: Springer.
  • Ward-Horner, J. & Sturmey, P. (2010). Component analyses using single-subject experimental designs: A review. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 685-704.
  • Ward-Horner, J. & Sturmey, P. (2008). The effects of general-case training and behavioral skills training on the generalization of parents’ use of discrete-trial teaching, child correct responses, and child maladaptive behavior. Behavioral Interventions, 23, 271-284.
  • Sturmey, P., Seiverling, L., & Ward-Horner, J. (2008). Assessment of challenging behaviors in people with autism spectrum disorders. In J. Matson (Ed.), Clinical Assessment and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders (pp. 131-163). New York: Elsevier.
  • Sturmey, P., Ward-Horner, J., Marroquin, M., & Doran, E. (2007). Structural and functional approaches to psychopathology and case formulation. In P. Sturmey (Ed). Functional Analysis in Clinical Treatment (pp. 1-21). New York: Elsevier.
  • Sturmey, P., Ward-Horner, J., Marroquin, M., & Doran, E. (2007). Operant and respondent behavior. In P. Sturmey (Ed.). Functional Analysis in Clinical Treatment (pp. 32-50). New York: Elsevier.
  • Sturmey, P., Ward-Horner, J., Marroquin, M., & Doran, E. (2007). Advanced concepts and methods of intervention in behavioral approaches to psychopathology. In P. Sturmey (Ed.). Functional Analysis in Clinical Treatment (pp. 51-64).  New York: Elsevier.
Selected Presentations
  • Falcomata, T. S., Roane, H. S., John C. Ward-Horner, Kryzak, L., (2015). Life after graduation: Academic and clinical careers. Invited presentation at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Applied Behavior Analysis, San Antonio, TX.
  • Ward-Horner, J., Pittenger, A., Fienup, D. M., & Pace, G. (2012). Effects of reinforcer magnitude and distribution on preference for work schedules. Poster presented at the 33rd Annual Conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.
  • Ward-Horner, J. & Sturmey, P. (2010). Component analysis of behavioral skills training.  In J. M. Sperry and J. K. Luiselli (co-chairs), Staff Training in Applied Behavior Analysis. Symposium at the 31st Annual Conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.
  • Ward-Horner, J. & Sturmey, P. (2008). The effects of general-case and behavioral skills training on parent’s generalization of discrete-trial teaching. In P. Sturmey (chair), Staff Training in Developmental Disabilities. Symposium at the 34th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.
  • Sarokoff, R., Ward-Horner, J., & Sturmey, P. (2006). Training staff using applied behavior analysis. Paper presented at the 18th Annual Behavior Analysis in Developmental Disabilities Conference. Queens, NY.
Professional Memberships & Affiliations
  • Association for Behavior Analysis International
  • Massachusetts Association for Behavior Analysis