Judah B. Axe, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is an Associate Professor of Education and Behavior Analysis at Simmons College and the Director of the Special Education Program at Simmons. Dr. Axe received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis from The Ohio State University. He conducts research with children with autism and related disabilities in the areas of verbal, social, and challenging behavior. Three current research topics are the effects of problem solving on recalling past events, conditioning praise as a reinforcer, and the effects of presession pairing on compliance and problem behavior. Dr. Axe’s research has been recognized by the California Association for Behavior Analysis and the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy (BABAT). He has served on the editorial boards of The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, Behavior Analysis and Practice, and the International Journal of Behavior Analysis and Auti sm Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Axe currently serves as the Chair of the Verbal Behavior Special Interest Group of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), the Co-Coordinator of the Verbal Behavior Area for the ABAI Conference, the Chair of the Student Relations Committee of BABAT, and a Trustee and the Continuing Education Coordinator of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies.
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