About the Author
Wayne W. Fisher, PhD, BCBA-D, is the Henry Rutgers Endowed Professor of Pediatrics at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a core faculty member of the Brain Health Institute. He is also inaugural director of the Rutgers Center for Autism Research, Education, and Services (RUCARES) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. His influential research has focused on preference assessment, choice responding, and the assessment and treatment of autism and severe behavior disorders. Dr. Fisher has published over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles. He is a past editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, past president of the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior (SEAB), and a Fellow of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Dr. Fisher is a recipient of the Bush Leadership Award; the Nathan H. Azrin Distinguished Contribution to Applied Behavior Analysis Award and the SEAB Don Hake Translational Research Award from Division 25 (Behavior Analysis) of the American Psychological Association; and research and mentorship awards from the University of Nebraska. Cathleen C. Piazza, PhD, BCBA-D, is Professor in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and founding director of the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program at Children's Specialized Hospital in New Jersey. Dr. Piazza and her colleagues have examined various aspects of feeding disorders--among the most common health problems in children--and have developed a series of interventions to address them. Her research has established strong empirical support for applied-behavior-analytic interventions for feeding disorders. Dr. Piazza is a former editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, past president of the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, and a Fellow of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). She is a recipient of the Nathan H. Azrin Distinguished Contribution to Applied Behavior Analysis Award from Division 25 (Behavior Analysis) of the American Psychological Association and the Outstanding Mentor Award from the ABAI. Henry S. Roane, PhD, BCBA-D, is the Gregory S. Liptak, MD, Professor of Child Development in the Department of Pediatrics at the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University. In this capacity, he serves as the Chief of the Division of Development, Behavior, and Genetics. Dr. Roane is also Chair of the Behavior Analysis Studies Program in the College of Health Professions at Upstate. He is Editor-in-Chief of Behavioral Development and an associate editor of the Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, and serves on the board of directors of the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. Dr. Roane has coauthored over 90 research articles, chapters, and books on the assessment and treatment of behavior disorders in children with autism and related disorders, and serves as a consultant to programs nationwide. A Fellow of the Association for Behavior Analysis International and a member of the Society for Pediatric Research, he is a recipient of the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service.