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List of recent publications

  • Bohan, C., Smyth, S., & McDowell, C. (Accepted/In press). An evaluation of the caught being good game with an adolescent student population. Journal of Positive behavior Interventions.
  • Bowring, Totsika, Hastings & Toogood. 2018. Towards data based clinical decision making for adults with challenging behaviour using the Behavior Problems Inventory – Short Form (BPI-S). Tizard Learning Disability Review.
  • Bowring, Totsika, Hastings & Toogood. 2019. Outcomes from a community‐based Positive Behavioural Support team for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities.
  • Bowring & Toogood. 2019. The use of ‘Positive Greetings at the Door’ to increase on-task behaviour in a vocational training centre. International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support.
  • Bowring, Totsika, Hastings & Toogood. 2019. Designing specialist community-based behavioural support teams. International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support.
  • Bowring, Painter & Hastings. 2019. Prevalence of challenging behaviours in adults with ID, correlates and association with mental health. Current Developmental Disorders.
  • Branch, A., Hastings, R. P., Beverley, M., & Hughes, J. C. (in press). Increasing support staff fluency with the content of Behaviour Support Plans: An application of Precision Teaching. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
  • Bronwen E. Davies, Kathy Lowe, Sara Morgan, Hannah John-Evans & Julie Fitoussi (2018): An evaluation of the effectiveness of positive behavioural support within a medium secure mental health forensic service, The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, DOI: 10.1080/14789949.2018.1459785
  • Coulman, E., Hastings, R., Gore, N., Gillespie, D., McNamara, R., Petrou, S., Segrott, J., Bradshaw, J., Hood, K., Jahoda, A., Lindsay, G., Lugg-Widger, F., Robling, F., Shurlock, J., & Totsika, V. (in press). The Early Positive Approaches to Support (E-PAtS) study: study protocol for a feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial of a group programme (E-PAtS) for family caregivers of young children with intellectual disability. Feasibility and Pilot Studies.
  • Denne, L.D., Hastings, R. P., Hughes, J.C. (2017) Common approaches to intervention for the support and education of children with autism in the UK: An internet-based parent survey. International Journal of Developmental Disabilities doi/full/10.1080/20473869.2016.1275439
  • Denne, L.D., Hastings, R.P., Hughes, J.C. (2017) UK parents’ beliefs about Applied Behaviour Analysis as an approach to autism education. European Journal of Special Needs Education, DOI: 10.1080/08856257.2017.1297568
  • Grey, J.M. Totsika, V., & Hastings, R.P. (2020). Placement decisions of families co-residing with an adult relative with an intellectual disability. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 45, 167-175. doi: 10.3109/13668250.2019.1608816
    • Jess, M., Flynn, S., Bailey, T., Hastings, R., & Totsika, V. (in press). Failure to replicate a robust Down Syndrome advantage for maternal well-being. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research.
    • Jess, M., Bailey, T., Pit-ten, I.M., Totsika, V., & Hastings, R.P. (2020). Measurement invariance of the Positive Gains Scale in families of children with developmental disabilities. Research in Developmental Disabilities. 103, pp-pp.
    • Langley, E., Totsika, V., Hastings, R.P. (2020). The psychological wellbeing of fathers with and without a child with Intellectual Disability (ID): A population-based study. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 64, 399-413.
    • Lofthouse, R.E., Golding, L., Totsika, V., Hastings, R.H., & Lindsay, W.R. (2020). Predicting aggression in adults with intellectual disability: A pilot study of the predictive efficacy of the Current Risk of Violence and the Short Dynamic Risk Scale. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 33, 702-710.
    • Markham, V., Giles, A., & May, R. J. (2018). Evaluating efficacy and preference for prompt type during discrete-trial teaching, Behaviour Modification.
    • MacDonald A. (2019). Positive behavioural support. In P. Baker & T. Osgood (eds), Understanding and Responding to Behaviour that Challenges in Intellectual Disabilities (pp31-40). Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd.
    • MacDonald, A., McGill, P. & Murphy, G. (2018). An evaluation of staff training in positive behavioural support. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities 
    • MacDonald, A. (2018). A commentary on: Clinical outcomes of staff training in positive behavioural support to reduce challenging behaviour in adults with intellectual disability: Further thoughts on intervention, implementation and interpretation. International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support, 8 (1) 12-21.
    • May, R. J., Downs, R., Marchant, A., & Dymond, S. (In Press). Emergent verbal behavior in preschool children learning a second language. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
    • McDowell, C, Barry, J. & Smyth, S. (2017). Reducing rumination of a child with Autism using post meal tooth brushing. Psychology and Psychological Research International, 2 (3).
    • McKenzie, K, Mayer, C, Whelan, K, McNall, A, Noone S & Chaplin J (2017). ‘’ The views of carers about Positive Behavioural Support for their family member with an intellectual disability. Health and Social Care in the Community. Early view: doi: 10.1111/hsc.12475
    • McLennan, K., O’Regan, D., Coleman, S., Bretherton, S., Paul Cooper, P., Hove, M., McWade, P, and Toogood, S. (2017) Providing positive behavioural support services: Quality of life and challenging behaviour outcomes for a sixteen year old with intellectual disability. International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support, 7,2, 24–36 (C)
    • Murray, C., Hastings, R.P., & Totsika, V. (in press). Clinical utility of the parent-reported Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire as a screen for emotional and behavioural difficulties in children and adolescents with Intellectual Disability. British Journal of Psychiatry.
    • Noone, S P & Chaplin, J (2017) ‘Overcoming the reluctance to adopt the behavioural principles in positive behavioural support: Defining a role for clinical psychologists.’Clinical Psychology Forum, 290.
        • O'Neill, S., McDowell, C., & Leslie, J. C. (2020). A Comparison of Variations of Prompt Delay During Instruction on an Expressive Labeling Task. Journal of Behavioural Education, 1-19.
        • Priday, L., Byrne, C., & Totsika, V. (2017). Behavioural interventions for sleep problems in people with an intellectual disability: A systematic review and meta-analysis of single-case and group studies. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 61, 1-15. DOI: 10.1111/jir.12265
        • Sapiets, S., Totsika, V., & Hastings, R. (in press). Factors influencing access to early intervention for families of children with developmental disabilities: a narrative review. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. DOI: 10.1111/jar.12852
        • Skelly, L., Smyth, P., Donnelly, MP., Leslie, J. C., Leader, G., Simpson, E., & McDowell, C. (2020). Factors that potentially influence successful weight loss for adults with intellectual disabilities: a qualitative comparison. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities.
        • Smyth, S, Reading, B. & McDowell, C. (in press). The impact of staff training on special educational needs professionals’ attitudes towards and understanding of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Journal of Intellectual Disabilities.
        • Stanford, C., Totsika, V., & Hastings, R.P. (2020). ‘Above and Beyond’: The perceptions of mothers of children with autism about ‘good practice’ by professionals and services. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 77, 101615.
        • Storey, C., McDowell, C. & Leslie, J.C. (2017). Evaluating The Efficacy of Headsprout© Reading Program with Children Who Have Spent Time in Care. Behavioral Interventions, 32, pp.285-293.
        • Tomlinson, S., Gore, N. J., & McGill, P. (in press). Training individuals to implement applied behaviour analytic procedures via telehealth: A systematic review of the literature. Journal of Behavioral Education.
        • Tomlinson, S., McGill, P., Gore, N. J., & Humphreys, J. (2017). Trends in the provision of residential educational placements available for young people with learning disabilities / autism in England. Tizard Learning Disability Review, 22(4), 222-229. doi: 10.1108/TLDR-07-2017-0028
        • Toogood, S (2017) Positive Behavioural Support and Borderline Personality Disorder. International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support. 7,1, 00-00
        • Toogood, S. and Leitch, S. (2017) Conference report: The eighth BILD PBS international research and practice conference: Working together to deliver positive behaviour support, Bristol, 3–5 May 2017. International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support, 7,2, 59–60 (D)
        • Totsika, V. & Jones, R.P. (in press). Changing students’ attitudes to people with intellectual disabilities: Findings from a natural experiment. The Bulletin of the Faculty of People with Intellectual Disabilities.
        • Totsika, V., Mandair, S., & Lindsay, G. (2017). Comparing the effectiveness of evidence-based parenting programs on families of children with and without special educational needs: short term and long term gains. Frontiers in
          Education: Special Educational Needs.
        • Totsika, V., Hastings, R.P., Dutton, Y., Worsley, A., Melvin, G., Gray, K., Tonge, B., & Heyne, D. (2020). Types and correlates of school non-attendance in students with autism spectrum disorders. Autism, 24, 1639-1649.
        • Totsika, V., Hastings, R.P., Emerson, E., & Hatton, C. (2020). Early years parenting mediates early adversity effects on problem behaviors in intellectual disability. Child Development, 91, e649-e664. doi: 10.1111/cdev.13273