Coordinator Applied Behavior Analysis Programs, Special EducationEducational Studies
Rose Mason is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst whose research focuses on increasing access to effective interventions for individuals with autism and developmental disabilities by addressing both intervention development and implementation. Utilizing an implementation science framework, ecobehavior assessment methods are utilized to identify barriers to implementation of evidence-based practices through partnerships with schools or service organizations. Information obtained is then utilized to develop and evaluate training methods that address these barriers. For example, she recently utilized single-case methodology to evaluate the impact of a teacher-as-coach model to train paraprofessionals who work with students with autism and developmental disabilities to implement discrete trial training with fidelity. A second and complementary line of research evaluates ways to increase the efficiency of interventions for individuals with autism including more effective delivery mechansims. This includes the development of a web-based instructional system for adolescents and adults with ASD, incorporating web-based learning, tele-coaching, and a technology delivered self-management application aimed at enhancing social-communication, problem-solving and organization skills to improve post-secondary trajectories.
- Ph.D. — Educational Psychology, Special Education, Texas A&M University (2012)
- M.S. — Clinical Psychology, School Psychology, University of Texas at Tyler (2000)
- B.S. — Psychology, Ambassador University (1996)
- 2017 – present
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
- 2013 – 2017
Assistant Research Professor,
University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS
- 2014 – 2017
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University
- 2012 – 2013
Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS
- 2011 – 2012
Applied Behavior Analysis Lead Therapist,
Brazos Valley Rehabilitation Center, Bryan TX
- 2008 – 2011
Graduate Teaching Assistant,
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
- 2004 – 2008
Psychological Services Coordinator/Licensed Specialist in School Psychology,
Burleson Milam Special Services, Caldwell, TX
- 2001 – 2004
Behavior Specialist and ARD Coordinator,
Pine Tree ISD, Longview, TX
- 2000 – 2001
Licensed Specialist in School Psychology,
Longview ISD, Longview, TX
- 1999 – 2000
Licensed Specialist in School Psychology, Longview ISD, Longview, TX
- 1996 – 2002
Didactic Therapist/Mental Health Associate/Admissions Representative,
Meadow Pines Psychiatric Hospital, Longview, TX
- Leading Light Award (2014)
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Juniper Gardens Children’s Project, (2012 – 2013)
- Participant (Competitive Selection Process), Research Training Institute in Single-Case Research Design (2013)
- Editorial Review Board – Research in Developmental Disabilities (2016 – Present)
- Executive Committee, Secretary (elected position) – National Association of Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers (2016 – 2017)
Autism Spectrum Disorders, Applied Behavior Analysis, Socio-Communication Interventions, Professional Development in applied behavior analysis interventions, technology-delivered interventions for ASD.
Improving Paraprofessionals Instructional and Behavioral Support in Urban Elementary School Settings: A Research Practitioner Partnership.
Institute of Education Sciences. Role: Co-PI (PI: Kamps). Funded: 2 year/ $400,000.
I-CONNECT PLUS: Enhancing Community Participation for Adolescents and Adults with ASD using Online Instruction, Coaching, and Accessible Self-Management Technologies.
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. Role: Co-PI (PI: Kamps). Funded: 5 year/2,300,000.
(Note: * indicates co-authored with student(s); ** indicates student thesis or dissertation)
- Mason, R.A., Schnitz, A., G., Wills, H.P., Bast, D., *Rosenbloom, R., Kamps, D.M. (2017). Improving Paraprofessionals Procedural Integrity: Impact of a Teacher-as-Coach Model. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities. DOI: 10.1007/s10803-017-3086-4
- Rispoli, M., Zaini, S., Mason, R. A., & Brodhead, M. (2017). A systematic review of teacher self-monitoring on challenging behavior intervention implementation. Teaching and Teacher Education, 63, 58-72. DOI: 10.1016/j.tate.2016.12.007
- Mason, R. A., Ganz, J. B., & *Crutchfield, S. A. (2016). Social skill and social interaction supports and intervention methods. In D. Zager, M. Wehmeyer, & R. Simpson (Eds), Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. (pp. 121-138). New York: Pro-Ed.
- Hong, E. R, Ganz, J. B., Mason, R.A., *Morin, K., Davis, J. L., *Ninci, J., Neely, L.C, Boles, M. B., & *Gilliland, W. G. (2016). The effects of video modeling in teaching functional living skills to persons with ASD: A meta-analysis of single-case studies. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 57, 158-169.
- Mason, R. A., Davis, H. S., Ayres, K. M., Davis, J. L., & Mason, B. A. (2016). Video self-modeling for individuals with disabilities: A best-evidence, single case meta-analysis. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 28(4), 623-642. doi: 10.1007/s10882-016-9484-2
- Kamps, D. M., Heitzman-Powell, L., Rosenberg, N., Mason, R. A., & Schwartz, I. (2016). Effects of Reading Mastery as a small group intervention for young children with ASD. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 28, 703-722. .
- **Rosenbloom, R. K., Mason, R. A., Wills, H. P., & Mason, B. A. (2016). Technology delivered self-monitoring application to promote successful inclusion of an elementary student with autism. Assistive Technology. 28 (1) 9-16. doi:10.1080/10400435.2015.1059384
- **Crutchfield, S. A., Mason, R. A., Chambers, A., Wills, H. P., & Mason, B. A. (2015). Use of a self-monitoring application to reduce stereotypic behavior in adolescents with autism: A preliminary investigation of I-Connect. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45(5), 1146–1155. doi: 10.1007/s10803-014-2272-x
- Kamps, D. M., Mason, R. A., Thiemann-Bourque, K., Feldmiller, S., Turcotte, A., & *Miller, T. (2014). The use of peer networks to increase communicative acts of first grade students with autism spectrum disorders. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 29(4), 230-245.
- Mason, R. A., Kamps, D., Turcotte, A., Cox, S., Feldmiller, S., & *Miller, T. (2014). Peer mediation to increase communication and interaction at recess for students with autism spectrum disorders. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 8(3), 333-344.
- Ganz, J. B., Rispoli, M. J., Mason, R. A., & Hong, E. (2014). Moderation of effects of AAC based on setting and types of aided AAC on outcome variables: An aggregate study of single-case research with individuals with ASD. Developmental Neurorehabilitation. 17(3), 184-192.
- Mason, R. A., Davis, H. S., Boles, M. B., & Goodwyn, F. D. (2013). Efficacy of point-of-view video modeling: A meta-analysis. Remedial and Special Education, 34(6), 333-345. doi: 10.1177/0741932513486298
- Mason, R. A., Ganz, J. B., Parker, R. I., Boles, M. B., Davis, H. S., & Rispoli, M. J. (2013). Video-based modeling: Differential effects due to treatment protocol. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 7(1), 120-131.
- Mason, R.A., Rispoli, M.J., Ganz, J.B., Boles, M.B., & Orr, K. (2012). Effects of video modeling on communicative social skills of college students with Asperger Syndrome. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 15(6), 425-434.
- Mason, R.A., Ganz, J. B., Parker, R. I., Burke, M.D., & Camargo, S. P. (2012). Moderating factors of video-modeling with other as model: A meta-analysis of single-case studies. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 33(4), 1076–1086.
Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Conference Presentations
- Mason, R., Kamps, D., Wills, H.P., Mason, B., Buzhardt, J., Heitzman-Powell, L., Rosenbloom, R., Swindler, S. (May 2016). I-Connect plus with coaching to increase the social interactions of adolescents and adults with autism. Paper presented at the Applied Behavior Analysis International Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.
- Bast, D., Mason, R.A., Wills, H.P., Veatch, M., Colvin, M., Kamps, D. (2016, April). Understanding the training needs of elementary paraprofessionals: A multi-component evaluation of roles and strategy use. Paper presented at the annual Council for Exceptional Children Convention and Expo, St. Louis, MO.
- Mason, R.A. (Symposium Chair), Hill, K.L., Lane, K.L, Russell, J.L. (2016, April). Bridging the Research-to-Practice Gap: Evaluation and Problem-Solving Within Research-Practice Partnerships (Discussants: R. Ochsendorf & J. Buckley). Symposium presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.
- Mason, R. A., Wills, H.P., Bast, D., Colvin, M., Irvin, D., Kamps, D., Veatch, M. (2016, April). Increasing the capacity of instructional personnel: Collaborative exploration and idea generation through the framework of a research-practice partnership. In R.A. Mason (Chair), Bridging the Research-to-Practice Gap: Evaluation and Problem-Solving Within Research-Practice Partnerships (Discussants: R. Ochsendorf & J. Buckley). Symposium presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.
- Wills, H.P., Mason, R.A., Bast, D., Veatch, M. (2016, February). Developing paraprofessionals: Strategies for training and effectively utilizing paraprofessionals. Workshop presented at the Annual Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders, Kansas City, KS.
- Wills, H.P, Mason, R.A., Bast, D., Veatch, M., Ingram, P. (2015, October). Beyond the curtain: An in-depth look at paraprofessionals in action and how school leaders can support them. Invited presentation presented at the Midwest Symposium Conference on Behavior Issues for School Leaders, Overland Park, KS.
- Mason, R. A., Kamps, D.M., Heitzman-Powell, L.S., Buzhardt, J.F., Mason, B.A., Crutchfiled, S.A., Swindler, S., Rosenbloom, R. (2015, May). Skills necessary for post-secondary success for individuals with ASD: Perspectives from parents, teachers, peers, and community service providers. Poster presented at the Applied Behavior Analysis International annual convention. San Antonio, TX.
- Mason, R.A. (Symposium Chair and Discussant; 2014, May). Promoting Inclusion of Students with ASD in General Education Settings: An exploration of Behaviorally Based Interventions. Symposium presented at the Applied Behavior Analysis International annual convention. Chicago, IL.
- *Mason, R.A., McFadden, B., Kamps, D.M., Thiemann-Bourque, K., Heitzman-Powell, L., Rosenberg, N., Feldmiller, S., & Miller, T. (2013, May). This used to be my playground: A peer network intervention to increase social interaction at recess. Poster presented at the Annual Behavior Analysis International Convention, Minneapolis, MN.
- Mason, R.A. (2013, February). Video modeling decision-making: Guidelines for designing a video modeling intervention. Presented at the Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders, Kansas City, KS.
- *Davis, J.L., Mason, R.A., & Iwaszuk, W.I. (2013, February). Progress monitoring data: Statistical methods for high stakes decisions. Poster presented at the National Association of School Psychology Annual Convention. Seattle, WA.
- Mason, R. (2012, November). Video Modeling as an Agent to Increase Access: Guidelines for Implementation. Presented at Autism across the Lifespan Conference, Overland Park, KS
- Mason, R.A. (symposium chair). (2012, May). Video-based modeling: An examination of the evidence based on quality, implementation, and participant outcomes. Presented at the Applied Behavior Analysis International Annual Convention. Seattle, WA.