Mark O'Reilly, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Mark O'Reilly, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Audrey Rogers Myers Centennial Professor in Education and Interim Chair


Autism & Developmental Disabilities

Email
markoreilly@austin.utexas.edu

Office & Hours

Office: SZB 374A & 306G
Tuesday: 2-4pm faculty
Wednesday: 2-4pm faculty
Thursday: 12-3pm students

Phone
512 475-6552

Fax
512 471-2471

Courses of Instruction
SED 388: Challenging Behavior and Developmental Disability
 

Mailing Address
The University of Texas at Austin
Special Education
1 University Station Stop D5300
Austin, TX 78712
UT Mail Code: D5300

Profile

Education

Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (1992)

Representative Publications

I have published over 400 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and books.  Please find a selection below.

 

Recent Books

Marchand, R., Nelson, R., Marchand-Martella, N., & O’Reilly, M. F. (2012). Comprehensive behavior management: Individualized, classroom, and school-wide approaches. Boston: Sage Publications.

Lancioni, G., Sigafoos, J., O’Reilly, M. F., & Singh, N. N. (2013). Assistive technology: Interventions for individuals with severe/profound and multiple disabilities. New York: Springer.

 

Articles (cited over 100 times)

Cannella, H., O’Reilly, M. & Lancioni, G.  (2005). Choice and preference assessment research with people with severe to profound developmental disabilities: A review of the literature.  Research in Developmental Disabilities, 26, 1-15.

Green, V., Pituch, K., Itchon, J., Choi, A., O’Reilly, M., & Sigafoos, J. (2006).  Internet survey of treatments used by parents of children with autism.  Research in Developmental Disabilities, 27, 70-84.

O'Reilly, M.F. (1995). Functional analysis and treatment of escape-maintained aggression correlated with sleep deprivation. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 28, 225-226.

O'Reilly, M.F. (1997). Functional analysis of episodic self-injury correlated with recurrent otitis media. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 30, 165-167.

 

Recent Articles

*Fragale, C.L., O’Reilly, M.F., *Aguilar, J., *Pierce, N., *Lang, R., Sigafoos, J., & Lancioni, G. (2012). The influence of motivating operations on generalization probes of specific mands by children with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 45, 565-577.

*Lang, R., O’Reilly, M., Healy, O., *Rispoli, M., Lydon, H., Streusand, W., *Davis, T., *Kang, S., Sigafoos, J., Lancioni, G., Didden, R. & Giesbers, S. (2012). Sensory integration therapy for autism spectrum disorders: A systematic review. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 6, 1004-1018.

O’Reilly, M., *Aguilar, J., *Fragale, C., *Lang, R., *Edrisinha, C., Sigafoos, J., Lancioni, G., & Didden, R. (2012). Effects of a motivating operation manipulation on the maintenance of mands. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 45, 443-447.

O’Reilly, M., *Fragale, C., *Gainey, S., *Kang, S., *Koch, H., *Shubert, J., *El Zein, F., *Longino, D., *Chung, M., Xu, Z., *White, P., *Lang, R., *Davis, T., *Rispoli, M., Lancioni, G., Didden, R., Healy, O., Kagohara, D., van der Meer, L., & Sigafoos, J. (2012). Examination of an antecedent communication intervention to reduce tangible maintained challenging behavior: A controlled analog analysis. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 33, 1462-1468.

*Ramdoss, S., *Lang, R., *Fragale, T., Britt, C., O’Reilly, M., Sigafoos, J., Didden, R., Palmen, A.,  & Lancioni, G. (2012). Use of computer-based interventions to promote daily living skills in individuals with intellectual disabilities: A systematic review. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 24, 197-215.

*Ramdoss, S., *Machalicek, W., *Rispoli, M., *Mulloy, A., *Lang, R.,  & O’Reilly, M. (2012). Computer- Based Interventions to improve social and emotional skills in individuals with autism spectrum disorders: A systematic review. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 15, 119-135.

*Kang, S., O’Reilly, M., Lancioni, G., Falcomata, T. S., Sigafoos, J., & Xu, Z.(2013). Comparison of the predictive validity and consistency among preference assessment procedures: A review of the literature. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34, 1125-1133.

*Kang, S., O’Reilly, M., *Rojeski, L., Blenden, K., Xu, Z., *Davis, T.,Sigafoos,J., & Lancioni, G. (2013). Effects of tangible and social reinforcers on skill acquisition, stereotype behavior, and task engagement in three children with autism spectrum disorders. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34, 739-744.

*Gevarter, C., O’Reilly, M.F., *Rojeski, L., *Sammarco, N. *Lang, R., Lancioni, G.E., & Sigafoos, J. (in press). Comparisons of intervention components within augmentative and alternative communication systems for individuals with developmental disabilities: A review of the literature. Research in Developmental Disabilities.

*Gevarter, C., O’Reilly, M.F., *Rojeski, L., *Sammarco, N., *Lang, R., Lancioni, G.E., & Sigafoos, J. (in press). Comparing communication systems for individuals with developmental disabilities: A review of single-case research studies. Research in Developmental Disabilities.

 

* Current or recent doctoral students

Recent Awards

  • President's Research Fellowship, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Outstanding Contributions to the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior
  • Distinguished Guest Faculty Member, Special Education Program, Ohio State University
  • Appreciation Award, Services for Students with Disabilities, Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, University of Texas at Austin

Current Research Projects and Grants

Austin Travis County Integral Care Program Agreement.

Research Interests and Expertise

Dr. O’Reilly is the Audrey Rogers Myers Centennial Professor in Education, Professor of Special Education, and Interim Chair of the Department of Special Education. He coordinates (with Terry Falcomata) the graduate training programs in Autism and Developmental Disabilities. Graduate coursework in autism is approved by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board. He is also Director of the Autism Spectrum Disorders Institute within The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk. His research focuses on the functional assessment and treatment of severe challenging behavior and interventions to promote generalization and maintenance of skills with children with autism and developmental disabilities. Most of his current work focuses on the role of antecedent manipulations (Motivating Operations) in behavioral assessment and intervention. He has a strong interest in working with culturally diverse populations (particularly protecting and encouraging indigenous cultures and languages) and examining how behavioral interventions (and interventionists for that matter) must adapt to be respectful and supportive of diversity. A native of Ireland, he lectured in the Department of Psychology at University College Dublin for 10 years prior to joining The University of Texas at Austin in 2002.

 

Boards, Committees and Associations

  • Board of Directors, Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior (Former Vice President)
  • Board of Directors, Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk, College of Education, University of Texas at Austin
  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities
  • Former Associate Editor, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Editorial Boards: Developmental Neurorehabilitation, Disability and Rehabilitation, European Journal of Behavior Analysis, Focus on Autism and other Developmental Disabilities, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, International Journal of Disability, Development, and Education, Research in Developmental Disabilities