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Olive Healy
Assistant Professor in ABA, Psychology

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

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

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 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 DOI URL TARA - Full Text

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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