BA (Hons), MS, PhD

Instructor, ABA-A
School of Social Sciences
Applied Behaviour Analysis
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

604.986.1911 ext. 2525
Fir Building, room FR439
rstock@capilanou.ca

Education

PhD, Special Education, University of British Columbia, 2012.

MS, Applied Psychology: Applied Behavior Analysis, St. Cloud State University, 2005.

BA (Honours), Psychology, University of Manitoba, 1999.

"Saving the world with Behaviour Analysis!"

Bio

Richard Stock (PhD, University of British Columbia, 2012) is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst - Doctoral (BCBA-D) and has taught in the Applied Behavior Analysis - Autism (ABA-A) department at Capilano University since its inception in 2009. He also teaches graduate courses in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at UBC and the University of Western Ontario.

After completing degrees in psychology at the University of Manitoba and Applied Behavior Analysis at St. Cloud State University, Stock pursued his doctoral studies in special education at the University of British Columbia. He worked as a Research Evaluator in the Autism and Developmental Disabilities lab at UBC and was awarded funding from both the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). His doctoral research compared the outcomes of two different ABA preschool intervention models for preschools with autism after 1 year of treatment.

Stock has extensive clinical experience conducting behavioural/skills assessments, designing intervention programs across developmental domains and supervising the implementation of behavioural treatment protocols in home, school and community settings. He is also active in the local behaviour analysis community and is a past president of the British Columbia Association for Behavior Analysis (BC-ABA).

As a thorough-going behaviourist, I apply the science of Behavior Analysis to all aspects of my life, including my teaching. My courses include several elements of behavioural teaching technology and my aim is to develop student's mastery of basic principles of behaviour science, strong ethical decision making skills and a firm understanding and appreciation of the conceptual under-pinnings of Behavior Analysis.

My research and scholarly interests include Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention (EIBI), verbal behaviour, ethics, inter-disciplinary collaboration, the dissemination of Behaviour Analysis and the application of Behavior Analysis in non-traditional areas (i.e., health and fitness, gerontology, sustainability).

De Pry, R. L., Kamat, K. V., & Stock, R. Supporting individuals with challenging behavior through systemic change. In F. Brown, J. Anderson, & R. L. De Pry (Eds.),Individual positive behavior supports: A standards-based guide to practices in school and community-based settings(pp. 89-103). Baltimore, MD: Brookes, 2015.

Stock, R., Mirenda, P., Smith, I. M. Comparison of community-based verbal behavior and pivotal response treatment programs for young children with autism spectrum disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 7(9), 1168-1181, 2013.

Stock, R. A., Schulze, K. A., & Mirenda, P. A comparison of stimulus-stimulus pairing, standard echoic training, and control procedures on the vocal behavior of children with autism. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 24, 123-133, 2008.

Volden, J., Georgiades, S., Alexander, M., Bennett, T. A., Colli, L., MacLeod, K., OConnor, I., Shepherd, C., Steiman, M., Stock, R., Szatmari, P., Bryson, S. E., Fombonne, E., Mirenda, P., Roberts, W., Smith, I. M., Vaillancourt, T., Waddell, C., Zwaigenbaum, L., & Pathways in ASD Study Team. Canadian services for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): A preliminary overview.In Abstracts of the International Meeting for Autism Research (p. 312). Toronto, Canada: International Society for Autism Research, May 2012.

Bopp, K., Mirenda, P., Jull, S., & Stock, R. Relationships between restricted and repetitive behaviours and adaptive skill development over 4-5 years in children with ASD. In Abstracts of the International Meeting For Autism Research(p. 584). Chicago, IL: International Society for Autism Research, May 2009.

Jull, S., Mirenda, P., Stock, R., & Bopp, K. Relationships between aberrant behavior in children with ASD and maternal parent stress over four years. In Abstracts of the International Meeting For Autism Research (p. 374). Chicago, IL: International Society for Autism Research, May 2009.

Stock, R., Mirenda, P., Jull, S., & Bopp, K. Appropriateness of standardized testing to determine behavioral treatment eligibility of children with ASD.In Abstracts of the International Meeting For Autism Research(p. 413), Chicago, IL: International Society for Autism Research, May 2009.

Stock, R., & Mirenda, P. A review of research on stimulus-stimulus pairing to increase vocal behavior in children with autism. In Abstracts of the International Meeting for Autism Research (pp. 45-46). Seattle, WA: International Society for Autism Research, May 2007.

Graduate Excellence in Teaching Award Ethics, Applied Behavior Analysis Faculty of Education, Western University, 2018.

Organization for Autism Research (OAR) Partnership Funds Competition ($5000), 2016.

Sally M. Rogow Graduate Research Scholarship ($600), University of British Columbia, 2010.

SABA Student Presenter Grant, Association for Behavior Analysis International, 2009.

Doctoral Fellowship ($40,000), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), 2008.

Student Research Competition (third place), Verbal Behavior Special Interest Group, Association for Behavior Analysis International, 2007.

Autism Research Training (ART) Scholarship ($20,000 and $2000 travel allowance), Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), 2007-09 (3 Year Program). ART Program Mentors: Dr. Isabel Smith (Dalhousie), Dr. Lee Tidmarsh (UBC), Dr. Lonnie Zwaigenbaum (UofA).

Wilda Adams Memorial Scholarship ($3000), University of British Columbia, 2007.