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Kimberly Sloman Kimberly Sloman Ph.D.
University of Florida

Clinical Faculty

Office: Psychology, 154 (DDDC at Ryders Lane)
Phone: 8489324500
Web Site: 151 Ryders Lane

Research Interests and Clinical Work:

Kim has worked with individuals with developmental disabilities and autism in both clinical and research endeavors for over 10 years. She is a board certified behavior analyst who has served as a primary therapist, implementing various instructional strategies for children with autism and developmental disabilities. Additionally, she has coordinated numerous research projects aimed at decreasing problem behavior and increasing functional communication. Her research interests include the assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior, skill acquisition, and caregiver training.

Instructor for the Following Courses:
FIELDWORK IN PSYCHOLOGY 830:396/397 (Fieldwork in Developmental Disabilities)

As an undergraduate, Kim became interested in the field of behavior analysis. She began to serve as a research assistant at the Children's Mental Health Unit working with children with developmental disabilities who exhibited severe problem behavior. After completing her B.S. in psychology in 2002, Kim entered the doctoral program in behavior analysis under the supervision of Dr. Timothy Vollmer. In 2008, she completed her Ph.D. in psychology and accepted a clinical assistant professorship at Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. Kim currently serves as an Associate Director of Behavioral and Research Services at the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center. At the DDDC, Kim supervises doctoral students and staff members who provide behavioral consultation to classrooms. In addition, she facilitates both internal and external research endeavors at the center. Kim has authored several articles and book chapters related to behavioral assessment and has presented at national and international conferences. She resides in Bridgewater, NJ with her husband, son, and two dogs.

Selected Publications:

Sloman, K. N., Vollmer, T. R., Cotnoir, N., Borrero, C. S. W., Borrero, J. C., Samaha, A. L, St. Peter, C. C. (2005).  Descriptive analyses of caregiver reprimands. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 38, 373-383.


St. Peter, C. C., Vollmer, T. R., Bourret, J. C., Borrero, C. S. W., Sloman, K. N., & Rapp, J. T. (2005). On the role of attention in naturally-occurring matching relations. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 38, 429-443.


Vollmer, T. R., & Sloman, K. N. (2005). The historical context of noncontingent reinforcement as behavioral treatment. European Journal of Behavior Analysis, 6, 9-19.


Reyes, J. R., Vollmer, T. R., Sloman, K. N., Hall, A., Reed, R., Jansen, G., et al (2006). Assessment of deviant arousal in adult male sex offenders with developmental disabilities. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 39, 173-188.


Borrero, J. C., Vollmer, T. R., Samaha, A. L., Sloman, K. N., Fransisco, M. T. (2007). Evaluating features of behavioral treatments in the nonhuman animal laboratory. The Behavior Analyst Today, 8, 136-144.


Vollmer, T. R., St. Peter Pipkin, C. S., Reyes, J. R., & Sloman, K. N. (2008). Behavioral Assessment. The Handbook of School Psychology


Athens, E. S., Vollmer, T. R., Sloman, K. N., & St. Peter Pipkin, C. C. (2008). An analysis of vocal stereotypy and therapist fading. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 41, 291-297.


Vollmer, T. R., Sloman, K. N., & St. Peter Pipkin, C. C. (2008). Practical Implications of Data Reliability and Treatment Integrity Monitoring. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 1, 4-11.  


Vollmer, T. R., Sloman, K. N., & Borrero, C. S. W. (2009). Behavioral assessment of self-injury. Assessing Childhood Psychopathology and Developmental Disabilities

Samaha, A. L., Vollmer, T. R., Borrero, C. S., Sloman, K. N., St. Peter Pipkin, C. C., & Bourret, J. (2009). Analyses of response-stimulus sequences in descriptive observations. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 447-468.


Vollmer, T. R., Samaha, A. L., & Sloman, K. N. (2009). Laboratory evaluations of reinforcement contingencies. The Behavior Analyst Today, 10, 267-276.


Vollmer, T.R., Sloman, K., & Samaha, A.L. (2009). Self-injury.  In J.L. Matson (Ed):  Applied Behavior Analysis for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Springer, New York.


 St. Peter Pipkin, C. C., Vollmer, T. R., & Sloman, K. N. (2010). Effects of treatment integrity failures during differential reinforcement of alternative behavior: A translational model. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 47-70.


Sloman, K. N., LaRue, R. H., Weiss, M. J., & Hansford, A. (2010). Best practices in the assessment and treatment of stereotypical behavior. International Public Health Journal, 2, 1-10.


Weiss, M. J., DelPizzo-Cheng, E., LaRue, R. H., & Sloman, K. (2010). ABA and PBS: The dangers in creating artificial dichotomies in behavioral intervention. Behavior Analyst Today, 10, 428-439.


Borrero, C. S. W., Vollmer, T. R., Borrero, J. C., Bourret, J. C., Sloman, K. N., Samaha, A. L., & Dallery, J. (2010). Concurrent reinforcement schedules for problem behavior and appropriate behavior: Experimental applications of the matching law. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 93, 455-469.


Sloman, K. N. (in press). Research trends in descriptive analysis. Behavior Analyst Today.

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