Douglas Kostewicz - Publications


Smith, M., Chambers, S., Campbell, A., Pierce, T., McCarthy, T., & Kostewicz, D. E. (2020). Use of routine-based instruction to develop object perception skills with students who have visual impairments and severe intellectual disabilities: Two case studies. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 114, 101-113. Doi: 10.1177/0145482X20910826
Kostewicz, D. E., Kubina, R. M., & Brennan, K. M. (2020). Improving spelling for at-risk kindergartners through element skill frequency building. Behavioral Interventions, 35, 131-144. Doi: 10.1002/bin .1701
Kubina, R. M., Ruiz, S., & Kostewicz, D. E. (in press). Quantifying function with the functional analysis celeration chart. Manuscript accepted for publication to Behavior Analysis in Practice.
Stocker, J., Schwartz, R., Kubina, R. M., Kostewicz, D. E. & Kozloff, M. (2019) Behavioral fluency and mathematics intervention research: A review of the last twenty years. Behavioral Interventions, 34(1), 102-117. Doi: 10.1002/bin.1649
Killmeyer, S. R., Kaczmarek, L. A., Kostewicz, D. E., & Yelich, A. (2019) Impact of parent-implemented contingent imitation on young children at-risk for ASD. Journal of Early Intervention, 41, 141-158. Doi: 10.1177/1053815118819230
Coy, J. N.*, & Kostewicz, D. E. (2018). Noncontingent reinforcement: Enriching the classroom environment to reduce problem behaviors. TEACHING Exceptional Children, 50, 301-309. Doi: 10.1177/0040059918765460
Mrachko, A.A., Kostewicz, D.E., & Martin, W. (2017). Increasing positive and decreasing negative teacher responses to student behavior through training and feedback. Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice. Special Issue: Behavior Analysis in Schools, 17(3), 250-265. Doi: 10.1037/bar0000082.
Kubina, R. M., Kostewicz, D. E., Brennan, K. A.*, & King, S. A. (2017). A Critical Review of Line Graphs in Behavior Analytic Journals. Educational Psychology Review, 29, 583-598. doi: 10.1007/s10648-015-9339-x
Kostewicz, D. E., Kubina, R. M., Selfridge, K. A., & Gallagher, D. L. (2016). A review of fixed fluency criteria in repeated reading studies. Reading Improvement, 53, 23-41.
Kostewicz, D. E., King, S. A., Datchuk, S. M., Brennan, K. A.*, & Casey, S. D. (2016). Data Collection and Measurement Assessment in Behavioral Research: 1958-2013. Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice, 16, 19-33. Doi: 10.1037/bar0000031
Skerbetz, M. D., & Kostewicz, D. E. (2015). Consequence choice and students with emotional and behavioral disabilities: Effects on academic engagement. Exceptionality, 23, 1-20.
King, S. A., & Kostewicz, D. E. (2014) Choice-Based Stimulus Preference Assessment for Children with or at-risk for Emotional Disturbance in Educational Settings. Education & Treatment of Children, 37, 531-558.
Skerbetz, M. D., & Kostewicz, D. E. (2013) Academic choice for included students with emotional and behavioral disorders. Preventing School Failure, 57, 212-222.
Mason, L. H., Kubina, R. M., Kostewicz, D. E., Cramer, A. M., & Datchuk, S. M., (2013). Improving quick writing performance of middle-school struggling learners. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 38, 236-246.
Lemons, C.J., Mrachko, A.A., Kostewicz, D.E., & Paterra, M.F. (2012). Effectiveness of decoding and phonological awareness interventions for children with Down syndrome: Three single subject studies. Exceptional Children, 79, 67-90.
Kostewicz, D. E. (2012). Implementing systematic practice to build student reading fluency via repeated readings. New England Reading Association Journal, 47(2), 17-22.
Kostewicz, D. E., & Kubina, R. M. (2011). Building science reading fluency for students with disabilities with repeated readings to a fluency criterion. Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 17, 89-104.
Selfridge, K.A., & Kostewicz, D. E. (2011). Reading interventions for four students with learning disabilities. Journal of Precision Teaching and Celeration, 27, 19-24.
Kostewicz, D. E., & Kubina, R. M. (2010). A comparison of two reading fluency methods: Repeated reading to a fluency criterion and interval sprinting. Reading Improvement, 47, 43-63.
Kostewicz, D. E. (2010). A review of timeout ribbons. Behavior Analyst Today, 11, 95-104.
Kubina, R. M., Kostewicz, D. E., & Datchuk, S. M. (2010). Graph and table use in special education: A review and analysis of the communication of data. Evaluation & Research in Education, 23, 105-119.
Kubina, R. M., Wolfe, P., & Kostewicz, D. E. (2009). General outcome measures for verbal operants. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 25, 33-49.
Kubina, R. M., Kostewicz, D. E., & Lin, F. Y. (2009). The taxonomy of learning and behavioral fluency. Journal of Precision Teaching and Celeration, 25, 17-27.
Kubina, R. M., Kostewicz, D. E., & Datchuk, S. M. (2008). An initial survey of fractional graph and table area in behavioral journals. The Behavior Analyst, 31, 61-66.
Kostewicz, D. E., Ruhl, K. L., & Kubina, R. M. (2008). Creating classroom rules for students with emotional and behavioral disorders: A decision making guide. Beyond Behavior, 17, 14-21.
Kostewicz, D. E., & Kubina, R. M. (2008). The national reading panel guidepost: A review of reading outcomes measures for students with emotional and behavioral disorders. Behavioral Disorders, 33, 62-74.

Book Chapters

Kostewicz, D. E., & Lemons, C. J. (2012). Response to intervention and Precision Teaching. In R. Kubina & K. Yurich (Eds.) The Precision Teaching Book (p. 353-374). Lemont, PA: Greatness Achieved.
Rusch, F. R., & Kostewicz, D. E. (2009). Functional self-instruction training to promote generalized learning. In W. O'Donohue & J. Fisher (Eds.). General principals and empirically supported techniques of cognitive behavior therapy. (p. 230-235). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons Inc Ltd.


Sutherland, K. S., Carter, E., Farmer, T. W., Hoover, T., & Kostewicz, D. E. (2008). Re-examination of effective classroom management with focus on learners with or at-risk for emotional/behavioral disorders. Monograph published by the Division of the Council for Children with Behavior Disorders, Reston, VA.
Douglas Kostewicz


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