Rose Mason

  • Professor

Rose Mason is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst whose research focuses on increasing access to effective interventions for individuals with autism and developmental disabilities by addressing both intervention development and implementation. Utilizing an implementation science framework, ecobehavior assessment methods are utilized to identify barriers to implementation of evidence-based practices through partnerships with schools or service organizations. Information obtained is then utilized to develop and evaluate training methods that address these barriers. For example, she recently utilized single-case methodology to evaluate the impact of a teacher-as-coach model to train paraprofessionals who work with students with autism and developmental disabilities to implement discrete trial training with fidelity. A second and complementary line of research evaluates ways to increase the efficiency of interventions for individuals with autism including more effective delivery mechanisms. This includes the development of a web-based instructional system for adolescents and adults with ASD, incorporating web-based learning, tele-coaching, and a technology delivered self-management application aimed at enhancing social-communication, problem-solving and organization skills to improve post-secondary trajectories.

Areas of Expertise

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Autism
  • Paraeducator Training
  • Community based research
  • Single Case Methodology