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Olive Healy
Assistant Professor in ABA, Psychology

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Elmore, T., Healy, O., Lydon, S., & Lydon, C. , An Evaluation of Teaching with Acoustical Guidance (TAGteach) for Improving Passing Skills among University Rugby Athletes. , Journal of Sport Behavior, 41, (4), 2018 Journal Article, 2018

Nally, A., Healy, O., Holloway, J., & Lydon, H. , An analysis of reading abilities in children with autism spectrum disorders, Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders , 47, 2018, p14 - 25 Journal Article, 2018

Grey, I., Mesbur, M., Lydon, H., Healy, O., & Thomas J. , An evaluation of positive behavioural support for children with challenging behaviour in community settings, . Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2017, p1 - 18 Journal Article, 2017

Lydon, S., Moran, L., Healy, O., Mulhern, T., & Enright Young, K, A systematic review and evaluation of inhibitory stimulus control procedures as a treatment for stereotyped behavior among individuals with autism, Developmental Neurorehabilitation , 20, (8), 2017, p491 - 501 Journal Article, 2017

Cremin, K., Healy, O, & Gordon, M. , Parental perceptions on the transition to secondary school for their child with autism, Advances in Autism , 3, (2), 2017, p87 - 99 Journal Article, 2017

Mulhern, T., Lydon, S., Healy, O., Mollaghan, G., Ramey, D., & Leoni, M. , ). A systematic review and evaluation of procedures for the induction of speech among persons with developmental disabilities. , Developmental neurorehabilitation , 20, (4), 2017, p207 - 227 Journal Article, 2017

Grey, I., Coughlan, B., Lydon, H., Healy, O., & Thomas J. , Parental satisfaction with early intensive behavioral intervention, Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2017, p1 - 12 Journal Article, 2017

Lydon, H., Healy, O., & Grey, I. , Comparison of behavioral intervention and sensory integration therapy on challenging behavior of children with autism, Behavioral Interventions , 32, (4), 2017, p297 - 310 Journal Article, 2017

Lydon, S., Burns, N., Healy, O., O'Connor, Reid-McDermott, B., & Byrne, D, ). An evaluation of the efficacy of precision teaching for improving clinical skills among medical students, BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning , 2, (1), 2017, pA45 - A45 Journal Article, 2017

Ramey, D., Lydon, S., Healy, O., McCoy, A., Holloway, J., & Mulhern, T. , A systematic review of the effectiveness of precision teaching for individuals with developmental disabilities, Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 3, (3), 2016, p179 - 195 Journal Article, 2016

McTiernan, A., Holloway, J., Healy, O., & Hogan, M. , A randomized controlled trial of the morningside math facts curriculum on fluency, stability, endurance and application outcomes, Journal of Behavioral Education, 25, (1), 2016, p49 - 68 Journal Article, 2016

Brosnan, J., Moeyaert, M., Newsome, K.B., Healy, O., Heyvaert, M., Onghena, P. , Multilevel analysis of multiple-baseline data evaluating precision teaching as an intervention for improving fluency in foundational reading skills for at risk readers, Exceptionality, 2016, p1 - 25 Journal Article, 2016

Rispoli, M., Neely, L., Healy, O., & Gregori, E., , ). Training Public School Special Educators to Implement Two Functional Analysis Models, Journal of Behavioral Education , 25, (3), 2016, p249 - 274 Journal Article, 2016

Leoni, M., Corti, S., Cavagnola, R., Healy, O., & Noone, S.J. , How Acceptance and Commitment Therapy changed the perspective of support provision for staff working with intellectual disability, Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities , 10, (1), 2016 Journal Article, 2016

McCoy, A., Healy, O., & Holloway, J. , A systematic review and evaluation of Video Modeling, Role-Play and Computer-Based Instruction as social skills interventions for children and adolescents with High Functioning Autism, Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2016, p1 - 20 Journal Article, 2016

Grey, I., Lydon, H., & Healy, O. , Positive Behaviour Support: What Model of Disability does it represent?, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 41, (3), 2016, p255 - 266 Journal Article, 2016

Lydon Sinéad, Healy Olive, Mulhern Teresa, Hughes Brian M, Heart Rate Measurement during Stereotyped Motor Behavior in Autism Spectrum Disorder , Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities , 2015, p1 - 23 Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text

Lydon, Sinéad Healy, Olive Moran, Laura Foody, Ciara , A quantitative examination of punishment research , Research in developmental disabilities , 36 , 2015, p470 - 484 Journal Article, 2015

Advances in Research in the Early Idenitifcation of Autism Spectrum Disorder. in, Autism Spectrum Disorders: Early Signs, Intervention Options and Family Impact, NY, Nova Science, 2015, [1. Holloway, J., Healy, O., Walsh, E., & O' Brien ] Book Chapter, 2015

Lydon, Sinéad Healy, Olive Roche, Michelle Henry, Rebecca Mulhern, Teresa Hughes, Brian M. , Salivary cortisol levels and challenging behavior in children with autism spectrum disorder , Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders , 10 , (0 ), 2015, p78 - 92 Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text URL DOI

Assistive technology for people with behavior in, editor(s)G. Lancioni & N. Singh , Assistive technologies for persons with diverse abilities, New York, Springer, 2014, pp1 - 20, [O'Reilly, M., Lancioni, G., Sigafoos, J., Healy, O., Lang, R., & Sorrells, A.] Book Chapter, 2014

Walsh, Lisa Lydon, Sinéad Healy, Olive , Employment and vocational skills among individuals with autism spectrum disorder: predictors, impact, and interventions , Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders , 1 , (4 ), 2014, p266 - 275 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text

Lydon S, Healy O, Reed P, Mulhern T, Hughes BM, Goodwin MS, A systematic review of physiological reactivity to stimuli in autism., Developmental neurorehabilitation, 2014, p1-21 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI

Lydon, Sinéad Healy, Olive O-Callaghan, Orla Mulhern, Teresa Holloway, Jennifer , A Systematic Review of the Treatment of Fears and Phobias Among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders , Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders , 2014, p1 - 14 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text

McCahill, John Healy, Olive Lydon, Sinéad Ramey, Devon , Training Educational Staff in Functional Behavioral Assessment: A Systematic Review , Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities , 26 , (4 ), 2014, p479 - 505 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text

Mannion, A., Leader, G., & Healy, O., An investigation of comorbid psychological disorders, sleep problems, gastrointestinal symptoms and epilepsy in children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder , Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 7, (1), 2013, p35 - 42 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Lydon, S., Healy, O., Reed, P., Hughes, B., & Goodwin, M. , Examining physiological reactivity in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2013 Journal Article, 2013

Mulligan, S., Healy, O., & Lydon, S., An analysis of treatment efficacy for stereotyped and repetitive behaviors in Autism, Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2013 Journal Article, 2013

Lydon, S., Healy, O., O'Reilly, M. & McCoy, A., A systematic review and evaluation of response redirection as a treatment for challenging behavior in individuals with developmental disabilities, Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34, (10), 2013, p3148 - 3158 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Early intensive behavioural intervention in Autism Spectrum Disorders in, editor(s)M. Fitzgerald , Recent Advances in Autism Spectrum Disorders - Volume I, In Tech, 2013, pp567 - 597, [Healy, O., & Lydon, S.] Book Chapter, 2013

Evidence-based practice and aggression in children and adults with intellectual disabilities in, editor(s)P. Sturmey & R. Didden , Evidence-based Practice And Intellectual Disabilities, England, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013, [Healy, O., Lydon, S. & Murray, C.] Book Chapter, 2013

Functional assessment of problem behavior in Autism Spectrum Disorder in, editor(s)V. B. Patel, V. R. Preedy & C. R. Martin , The Comprehensive Guide to Autism, New York, Springer, 2013, [Brett, D. & Healy, O.] Book Chapter, 2013

Healy, O., Brett, D., & Leader, G., A comparison of experimental functional analysis and the Questions About Behavioral Function (QABF) in the assessment of challenging behavior of individuals with autism, Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 7, (1), 2013, p66 - 81 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Lydon, S., Healy, O., & Dwyer, M., An examination of heart rate during challenging behavior in autism spectrum disorder, Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 25, (1), 2013, p149 - 170 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Murray, C.,& Healy, O., Increasing response variability in children with autism spectrum disorder using lag schedules of reinforcement, Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 7, (11), 2013, p1481 - 1488 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Social skills interventions for autism spectrum disorder in, editor(s)V. B. Patel, V. R. Preedy & C. R. Martin , The Comprehensive Guide to Autism, New York, Springer, 2013, [Healy, O., Holloway, J., Dwyer, M., & Lydon, S.] Book Chapter, 2013

Behavioral interventions for aggression in autism spectrum disorder in, editor(s)V. B. Patel, V. R. Preedy & C. R. Martin , The Comprehensive Guide to Autism, New York, Springer, 2013, [Healy, O., Lydon, S., Holloway, J., & Dwyer, M.] Book Chapter, 2013

O' Callaghan, O. & Healy, O., Investigating prevalence and impact of symptoms of ADHD in a sample of children with Autism, Student Psychology Journal, 3, 2012, p59 - 73 Journal Article, 2012

O'Reilly, M., Fragale, C., Gainey, S., Kang, S., Koch, H., Shubert, J., Zein, F.E., 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., Examination of an antecedent communication intervention to reduce tangibly maintained challenging behavior: A controlled analog analysis, Research in Developmental Disabilities, 33, (5), 2012, p1462 - 1468 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Waters, P. & Healy, O., Investigating the relationship between self-injurious behavior, social deficits, and co-occurring behaviors in children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Autism Research and Treatment, 2012, p1 - 7 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Advances in research on the identification and analysis of co-morbid psychopathology in autism spectrum disorders in, editor(s)C. E. Richardson & R. A. Wood , Autism Spectrum Disorders: Advances in Research, Hauppage, New York, Nova Science Publishers, 2012, [Healy, O., Holloway, J., Lydon, S., & Dwyer, M.] Book Chapter, 2012

Hayes, P. & Healy, O., Autism: Changing times, Forum, Irish College of General Practitioners, 2012 Journal Article, 2012

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., Sensory integration therapy for autism spectrum disorders: A systematic review , Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 6, (3), 2012, p1004 - 1018 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Flynn, L. & Healy, O., A review of treatments for deficits in social skills and self-help skills in autism spectrum disorder, Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 6, (1), 2012, p431 - 441 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Lydon, S., Healy, O., O'Reilly, M.F., & Lang, R., Variations in functional analysis methodology: A systematic review, Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 24, (3), 2012, p301 - 326 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Healy, O., Hughes, B., Leader, G. & Devlin, S., Response to a Letter to the Editors re: "Comparison of Behavioral Intervention and Sensory-Integration Therapy in the Treatment of Challenging Behavior", Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 41, (10), 2011, p1439 - 1441 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Devlin, S., Healy, O., Leader, G. & Hughes, B.M., Comparison of behavioral intervention and sensory-integration therapy in the treatment of challenging behavior, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 41, (10), 2011, p1303 - 1320 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Lydon, H., Healy , O., & Leader, G., A comparison of Video Modeling and Pivotal Response Training to teach pretend play skills to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 5, (2), 2011, p872 - 884 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

McTiernan, A., Leader, G. & Healy, O., Mannion, A., Analysis of risk factors and early predictors of challenging behavior for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 5, (3), 2011, p1215 - 1222 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Brosnan, J., & Healy, O., A review of behavioral interventions for the treatment of aggression in individuals with developmental disabilities, Research in Developmental Disabilities, 32, (2), 2011, p437 - 446 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Kearney, D. & Healy O., An examination of the relationships between social skills, psychiatric comoribity and challenging behavior in adults with moderate to severe learning disabilities, Research in Developmental Disabilities, 32, (5), 2011, p1556 - 1563 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Forde, I., Holloway, J., Healy, O. & Brosnan, J., A dyadic analysis of the effects of setting and communication partner on elicited and spontaneous communication of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and typically developing children, Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 5, (4), 2011, p1471 - 1478 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Duffy, C., & Healy, O., Spontaneous communication in Autism Spectrum Disorder: A review of topographies and interventions, Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 5, (3), 2011, p977 - 983 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Assessment of rituals and stereotypy in, editor(s)J. L. Matson, & P. Sturmey , International handbook of autism and pervasive developmental disorders, New York, Springer, 2010, [Healy, O. & Leader, G.] Book Chapter, 2010

O'Connor A.B. & Healy, O., Long-term post-intensive behavioral intervention outcomes for five children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 4, (4), 2010, p594 - 604 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

McGarrell, M., Healy, O., Leader, G., O' Connor, J., & Kenny, N., Six reports of children with autism spectrum disorder following intensive behavioural intervention using the Preschool Inventory of Repertoires for Kindergarten (PIRK), Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 3, (3), 2009, p767 - 782 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

Early intensive behavioural intervention in the treatment of autism in, editor(s)P. Reed & L. Osborne , Behavioral Theories and Interventions for Autism, London, Arnold, 2009, pp103 - 131, [Leader, G., Healy, O., & O' Connor, J. ] Book Chapter, 2009

Devlin, S., Leader, G., & Healy, O., Comparison of behavioral intervention and sensory-integration therapy in the treatment of self-injurious behaviour, Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 3, (1), 2009, p223 - 231 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

Murphy, O., Healy, O., & Leader, G., Risk factors for challenging behaviour for 157 children with autism spectrum disorder in Ireland, Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 3, (2), 2009, p474 - 482 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

Grey I., Healy O., Leader, G., & Hayes, D., Using a Time Timer® to increase appropriate waiting behavior in a child with developmental disabilities, Research in Developmental Disabilities, 30, (2), 2009, p359 - 366 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

Applied behavior analysis and the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Republic of Ireland in, editor(s)L. V. Berhardt , Advances in Medicine and Biology. Volume 8. , New York, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2009, pp191 - 210, [Healy, O., Leader, G., & Reed, P.] Book Chapter, 2009

Healy, O., Leader, G., O' Connor, J., & Kenny, N., Three years of intensive applied behavior analysis: A case study, Journal of Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention, 5, (1), 2008, p4 - 22 Journal Article, 2008

Lydon, H., Healy, O, Leader, G., & Keohane, D.D., The effects of intensive tact instruction on three verbal operants in non-instructional settings for two children with autism, Journal of Speech and Language Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis, 3, (2/3), 2008, p35 - 46 Journal Article, 2008

Greer, R.D., Keohane, D., Healy, O., Quality and applied behavior analysis, The Behavior Analyst Today, 3, (2), 2002, p120 - 132 Journal Article, 2002

Derived relational responding as learned behaviour in, editor(s)S. Hayes, D. Barnes-Holmes & B. Roche , Relational frame theory: Creating an alternative behavioural agenda in language and cognition, Reno NV, Context Press, 2001, [Hayes, S.C., Fox, E,, Gifford, E., Wilson, K,, Barnes-Holmes, D., & Healy, O.] Book Chapter, 2001

Psychological development in, editor(s)S. Hayes, D. Barnes-Holmes & B. Roche , Relational frame theory: Creating an alternative behavioural agenda in language and cognition, Reno NV, Context Press, 2001, [Barnes-Homes, Y., Barnes-Holmes, D., Roche, B., Healy, O., Lyddy, F., Cullinan, V., & Hayes, S.C.] Book Chapter, 2001

Healy, O., & Barnes, D., & Smeets, P.M., Derived relational responding as generalized operant behaviour, Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 48, (3), 2000, p511 - 537 Journal Article, 2000 DOI

Relational frame theory and the relational evaluation procedure: Approaching human language as derived relational responding in, editor(s)J. Leslie & D. Blackman , Experimental and Applied Analysis of Human Behavior, Reno NV, Context Press, 2000, [Barnes, D., Healy, O., & Hayes, S. C.] Book Chapter, 2000

Healy, O., Barnes, D. & Smeets, P. M., Derived relational responding as an operant: The effects of between-session feedback, The Psychological Record, 48, (3), 1998, p511 - 536 Journal Article, 1998 URL

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Healy, O., Leader, G., Honan, R., Leslie, J. & Cullinan, V., Statistical outcomes and best practice: A reply, The Irish Psychologist, 34, 2007, p58 - 59 Journal Article, 2007

Healy, O., Greer, R.D., & Barnes-Holmes, D., The comprehensive application of behaviour analysis to schooling in Ireland, The Irish Psychologist, 30, 2002, p21 - 23 Journal Article, 2002

Research Expertise

Projects

  • Title
    • Dissemination of evidence-based practice to professionals working in the field of intellectual disability: An evaluation of training protocols, treatment compliance, and generalisation.
  • Summary
    • The current research aims to effectively disseminate evidence-based practice (EBP) to professionals working in the field of intellectual disability. The impact of this dissemination will then be analysed and evaluated, in terms of staff and organisational outcomes. Therefore, the following questions must be addressed: . What are the most productive methods for disseminating and supporting the adoption of EBPs in care settings? . How can direct support staff be effectively assisted to generalise EBPs to novel circumstances? . What variables relating to training methods contribute to effective outcomes? . What variables relating to the treatment environment are associated with positive outcomes? . What are the long-term outcomes associated with staff training in EBP? . What are the benefits to service users, staff and the larger organisation, by effectively adopting an EBP approach to service delivery?
  • Funding Agency
    • Irish Research Council
  • Date From
    • 2015
  • Date To
    • 2018
  • Title
    • An evaluation of a psychosexual intervention with adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Funding Agency
    • Pobal Dormant Account
  • Date From
    • 2016
  • Date To
    • 2017