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Rachel Thompson, Ph.D., BCBA  
Female
MA

Specialties: Autism

Medical Practice
The New England Center for Children
For 32 years The New England Center for Children (NECC®) has provided state-of-the-art education and individualized treatment, with care and respect, for children with autism. An award-winning not-for-profit treatment and education center dedicated to bringing out human potential and creating productive lives, NECC operates a school in Greater Boston and in Abu Dhabi for children from around the world. For more information about NECC, please visit www.necc.org.
Education
B.A., Sociology, University of MarylandUndergraduate, 1992 - 1992
M.A., Psychology, University of FloridaGraduate, 1992 - 1992
Ph.D., Psychology, University of FloridaGraduate, 2001 - 2001
Board Certification
2001: Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Affiliations
2001-2007: Assistant Professor, University of Kansas
2007-present: Adjunct Professor, University of Kansas
2007-present: Instructor, Simmons College
2007-present: Clinical Adjunct Professor, Western New England College
2007-present: Director of Graduate Studies, New England Center for Children
Professional Publications
Thompson, R. H., Cotnoir-Bichelman, N. M., McKerchar, P. M., Tate, T. L., & Dancho, K. A. (2007). Enhancing early communication through infant sign training. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 40, 15-23.

Simon, J. L., & Thompson, R. H. (2006). The effects of undergarment type on the urinary continence of toddlers. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 39, 363-368.

Tate, T. L., Thompson, R. H., & McKerchar, P. M. (2005). Training teachers in an infant classroom to use embedded teaching strategies. Education and Treatment of Children, 28, 206-221.

Cote, C. A., Thompson, R. H., & McKerchar, P. M. (2005). The effects of antecedent interventions and extinction on toddler compliance with transitions. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 38, 235-238.

McKerchar, P. M., & Thompson, R. H. (2004). A descriptive analysis of potential reinforcement contingencies in the preschool classroom. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 37, 431-443.

Hagopian, L. P., & Thompson, R. H. (1999). Reinforcement of compliance with respiratory treatment in a child with cystic fibrosis. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 32, 233-236.

Thompson, R. H., Fisher, W. W., Piazza, C. C., & Kuhn, D. E. (1998). The evaluation and treatment of aggression maintained by attention and automatic reinforcement. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 31 103

Thompson, R. H., Fisher, W. W., & Contrucci, S. A. (1998). Evaluating the reinforcing effects of choice in comparison to reinforcement rate. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 19, 181-197.

Bowman, L. G., Fisher, W. W., Thompson, R. H., & Piazza, C. C. (1997). On the relation of mands and the function of destructive behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 30, 251-265.
Professional Memberships
Association for Behavior Analysis
American Psychological Association