Dr Jennifer Holloway

Ph.D

Contact Details


Psychology
1046, Arts Millennium Building

T: 0035391495773
Lecturer Above The Bar
SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY
NUI GALWAY

E: jennifer.holloway@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Jennifer Holloway is Director of the PhD in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA).  Dr. Holloway is a certified behaviour analyst and psychologist who has worked in the treatment of autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disorders for over fifteen years. Her clinical experience extends to include; early intensive behavioural intervention (EIBI), mainstream inclusion programmes and the provision of positive behaviour supports for individuals who present with challenging behaviour  She is a member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) and is the treasurer/secretary for the Division of Behaviour Analysis (DBA) in Ireland. Her research interests include early intensive behavioural intervention and autism, family supports (parent and sibling), challenging behaviour, mainstream inclusion supports, screening for children ‘at risk’ for autism diagnosis, behavioural fluency instruction for positive academic outcomes and verbal behaviour.

Research Interests

  • Evaluating the outcomes of Behaviour Fluency on academic and self-management repertoires of individuals with learning disabilities
  • Investigating procedures for improving language skills in children with autism spectrum (ASD)
  • Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention for children with ASD. Investigating treatment and client predictors of best outcomes.
  • Investigating and developing family supports for children with developmental disorders (effects of parent education and sibling supports)
  • Behavioural Interventions to improve social skills deficits in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Developing and testing interventions for meaningful social inclusion for children with additional needs such as ASD
  • Evaluating the effects of technology on social communication training for individuals with ASD transitioning to the workplace
  • Application of behaviour analysis to improve socially significant behaviour across populations and settings
  • Screening for children 'at risk' for diagnosis of Autism

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2016) 'A Systematic Review and Evaluation of Video Modeling, Role-Play and Computer-Based Instruction as Social Skills Interventions for Children and Adolescents with High-Functioning Autism'
McCoy, Anna, Holloway, J., Healy, O., Respoli, M., & Neely, L. (2016) 'A Systematic Review and Evaluation of Video Modeling, Role-Play and Computer-Based Instruction as Social Skills Interventions for Children and Adolescents with High-Functioning Autism'. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Morningside Math Facts Curriculum on Fluency, Stability, Endurance and Application Outcomes'
McTiernan, A., Holloway, J., Healy, O., & Hogan, M. (2015) 'A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Morningside Math Facts Curriculum on Fluency, Stability, Endurance and Application Outcomes'. Journal of Behavioral Education, [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'A Systematic Review of the Treatment of Fears and Phobias Among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders'
Lydon, S; Healy, O; O'Callaghan, O; Mulhern, T; Holloway, J (2015) 'A Systematic Review of the Treatment of Fears and Phobias Among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders'. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2 (2):141-154 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'An investigation of the effectiveness of Behavioral Momentum on the acquisition and fluency outcomes of tacts in three children with Autism Spectrum Disorder'
Kelly, L,Holloway, J (2015) 'An investigation of the effectiveness of Behavioral Momentum on the acquisition and fluency outcomes of tacts in three children with Autism Spectrum Disorder'. Research In Autism Spectrum Disorders, 9 :182-192 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'EARLY INTENSIVE BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTION IN THE TREATMENT OF AUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDERS'
Leader, G,Healy, O,O'Connor, J,Reed, P (2009) 'EARLY INTENSIVE BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTION IN THE TREATMENT OF AUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDERS'. Behavioral Theories And Interventions For Autism, :103-131 [Details]
(2014) 'A comparison of fluency training and discrete trial instruction to teach letter sounds to children with ASD: Acquisition and learning outcomes'
Nopprapun, M,Holloway, J (2014) 'A comparison of fluency training and discrete trial instruction to teach letter sounds to children with ASD: Acquisition and learning outcomes'. Research In Autism Spectrum Disorders, 8 :788-802 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'ESTABLISHING CONTEXTUAL CONTROL OVER SYMMETRY AND ASYMMETRY PERFORMANCES IN TYPICALLY DEVELOPING CHILDREN AND CHILDREN WITH AUTISM'
O'Connor, J,Barnes-Holmes, Y,Barnes-Holmes, D (2011) 'ESTABLISHING CONTEXTUAL CONTROL OVER SYMMETRY AND ASYMMETRY PERFORMANCES IN TYPICALLY DEVELOPING CHILDREN AND CHILDREN WITH AUTISM'. Psychological Record, 61 :287-311 [Details]
(2011) 'A dyadic analysis of the effects of setting and communication partner on elicited and spontaneous communication of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and typically developing children'
Forde, I., Holloway, J., Healy, O., & Brosnan (2011) 'A dyadic analysis of the effects of setting and communication partner on elicited and spontaneous communication of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and typically developing children'. Research In Autism Spectrum Disorders, [Details]
(2009) 'THE ROLE OF VERBAL BEHAVIOR, STIMULUS NAMEABILITY, AND FAMILIARITY ON THE EQUIVALENCE PERFORMANCES OF AUTISTIC AND NORMALLY DEVELOPING CHILDREN'
O'Connor, J,Rafferty, A,Barnes-Holmes, D,Barnes-Holmes, Y (2009) 'THE ROLE OF VERBAL BEHAVIOR, STIMULUS NAMEABILITY, AND FAMILIARITY ON THE EQUIVALENCE PERFORMANCES OF AUTISTIC AND NORMALLY DEVELOPING CHILDREN'. Psychological Record, 59 :53-74 [Details]
(2009) 'Relational flexibility and intelligence: Extending the remit of Skinner's Verbal Behavior'
O'Toole, C. A., Barnes-Holmes, D., Murphy, C., O'Connor, J., & Barnes-Holmes, Y (2009) 'Relational flexibility and intelligence: Extending the remit of Skinner's Verbal Behavior'. International Journal Of Psychology And Psychological Therapy, [Details]
(2009) 'Six reports of children with autism spectrum disorder following intensive behavioural intervention using Preschool Inventory of Repertoires for Kindergarten (PIRK®)'
McGarrell, M., Healy, O., Leader, G., O’Connor, J., & Kenny, N. (2009) 'Six reports of children with autism spectrum disorder following intensive behavioural intervention using Preschool Inventory of Repertoires for Kindergarten (PIRK®)'. Research In Autism Spectrum Disorders, [Details]
(2008) 'Three years of intensive applied behavior analysis: A case study'
Healy, O., Leader, G., O' Connor, J., Kenny, N. (2008) 'Three years of intensive applied behavior analysis: A case study'. Journal of Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention, :4-22 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Advances in Research in the Early Idenitifcation of Autism Spectrum Disorde'
Holloway, J., Healy, O., Walsh, E., & O’ Brien (2015) 'Advances in Research in the Early Idenitifcation of Autism Spectrum Disorde' In: Autism Spectrum Disorders: Early Signs, Intervention Options and Family Impact. NY: Nova Science Publishers. [Details]
(2013) 'Social Skills Deficits in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Evidenced Based Interventions'
Holloway, J., Healy, O., Dwyer, M., & Lydon, S. (2013) 'Social Skills Deficits in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Evidenced Based Interventions' In: The Comprehensive Guide to Autism. States: Springer. [Details]
(2013) 'Behavioral Interventions for Aggressive Behaviors in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder'
Healy, O., Lydon, S., Holloway, J., & Dwuer, M (2013) 'Behavioral Interventions for Aggressive Behaviors in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder' In: The Comprehensive Guide to Autism. States: Springer. [Details]
(2012) 'Advances in Research on the Identification and Classification of Co-Morbid Psychopathology in Autism Spectrum Disorders'
Healy, O., Holloway, J., Lydon, S. and Dwyer, M (2012) 'Advances in Research on the Identification and Classification of Co-Morbid Psychopathology in Autism Spectrum Disorders' In: Autism Spectrum Disorders: New Research. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. [Details]
(2009) 'Teaching Flexible, Intelligent, and Creative Behavior'
O’ Toole, C., Murphy, C., Barnes-Holmes, D., & O’Connor, J. (2009) 'Teaching Flexible, Intelligent, and Creative Behavior' In: Derived relational responding: Applications for children with autism and other developmental disorders. California: New Harbinger. [Details]
(2009) 'Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention in the Treatment of Autistic Spectrum Disorders'
Leader, G., Healy, O., & O’Connor, J. (2009) 'Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention in the Treatment of Autistic Spectrum Disorders' In: Behavioral Theories for Autism. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. [Details]

ANET/COS

  Year Publication
(2009) A method to increase self-initiated verbalizations in an early intervention behavioural program for autism spectrum disorder.
Tsalagas, J., Healy, O., Murphy, O., & O’Connor, J. (2009) A method to increase self-initiated verbalizations in an early intervention behavioural program for autism spectrum disorder. ANET/COS [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2012) Sibling-Mediated Reciprocal Imitation Training to Increase Play Skills for Young Children with Autism.
Needham, K., Holloway, J., & Healy, O. (2012) Sibling-Mediated Reciprocal Imitation Training to Increase Play Skills for Young Children with Autism. Conference Paper [Details]
(2012) Evaluating the use of Video Modelling with Video Prompting Error Correction Procedure to Teach Cooking Skills to an Adult with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
McCullagh, E., Holloway, J., & Brady, S. (2012) Evaluating the use of Video Modelling with Video Prompting Error Correction Procedure to Teach Cooking Skills to an Adult with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Conference Paper [Details]
(2012) Increasing teacher accuracy in comprehension and application of ABA teaching practices.
Connolly, C., Collins, A., McCoy, A., & Holloway, J. (2012) Increasing teacher accuracy in comprehension and application of ABA teaching practices. Conference Paper [Details]
(2012) Outcomes of Teaching Observational Learning Skills to Children with ASD.
Brady,T., Holloway, J., Mc Coy, A., & Collins, A. (2012) Outcomes of Teaching Observational Learning Skills to Children with ASD. Conference Paper [Details]
(2012) A Comparison of Detect, Practice and Repair (DPR) and Explicit Timings (ET) to increase maths fact accuracy and fluency.
Hayes, J. & Holloway, J. (2012) A Comparison of Detect, Practice and Repair (DPR) and Explicit Timings (ET) to increase maths fact accuracy and fluency. Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) The effects of a Social Story procedure in comparison to a self editing procedure on the daily living skills for children with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Collins, A, & Holloway, J. (2011) The effects of a Social Story procedure in comparison to a self editing procedure on the daily living skills for children with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) A dyadic analysis of the effects of setting and communication partner on elicited and spontaneous communication of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and typically developing children.
Forde, I., O’Connor, J., Healy, O., & Brosnan, J. (2011) A dyadic analysis of the effects of setting and communication partner on elicited and spontaneous communication of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and typically developing children. Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) Effects of Sibling Instruction on Increasing Communication Skills in a Young Boy with ASD.
Carter, H., Holloway, J., & Murray, C (2011) Effects of Sibling Instruction on Increasing Communication Skills in a Young Boy with ASD. Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) The effects of self-monitoring on precision teaching outcomes for children with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
McCoy, A., & Holloway, J. (2011) The effects of self-monitoring on precision teaching outcomes for children with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) A component analysis of a DRO treatment package in the reduction of problem behaviour in children with autism spectrum disorder. annual conference of the Division of Behaviour Analysis in Ireland.
McCarthy, N., Healy, O., Leader, G., O'Connor, J. (2008) A component analysis of a DRO treatment package in the reduction of problem behaviour in children with autism spectrum disorder. annual conference of the Division of Behaviour Analysis in Ireland. Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) Investigating the Relationship Between Low Operant Variability and Performance in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. annual conference of the Division of Behaviour Analysis in Ireland.
Murray, C., Healy, O., O'Connor, J., Leader, G. (2008) Investigating the Relationship Between Low Operant Variability and Performance in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. annual conference of the Division of Behaviour Analysis in Ireland. Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) Increasing Spontaneous Verbal Operants in Three Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. annual conference of the Division of Behaviour Analysis in Ireland.
Healy, M., Healy, O., O'Connor, J., Leader, G. (2008) Increasing Spontaneous Verbal Operants in Three Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. annual conference of the Division of Behaviour Analysis in Ireland. Maynooth: Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) Decreasing delayed echolalia using a conditioned discriminative stimulus. annual conference of the Division of Behaviour Analysis in Ireland.
Carolan, T., O'Connor, J., Leader, G., Healy, O. (2008) Decreasing delayed echolalia using a conditioned discriminative stimulus. annual conference of the Division of Behaviour Analysis in Ireland. London, Britain: Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) A comparison of indirect and direct preference assessment procedures for assessing reinforcer preferences. The Division of Behaviour Analysis Annual Meeting.
McGarrell, M., Healy, O., Leader, G., O' Connor, J. (2007) A comparison of indirect and direct preference assessment procedures for assessing reinforcer preferences. The Division of Behaviour Analysis Annual Meeting. Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) A Comparison of indirect and direct preference assessment procedures for assessing reinforcer preferences. The Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference.
McGarrell, M., Healy, O., Leader, G., O' Connor, J. (2007) A Comparison of indirect and direct preference assessment procedures for assessing reinforcer preferences. The Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference. Conference Paper [Details]
(2003) An overview of the teaching tactics used to mainstream children with a diagnosis of autism in the CABAS schools in Ireland. The effects of research-based tactics and teachers scientific analytic repertoires on learner outcomes for children with autism in CABAS schools in the United States, the United Kingdom and Ireland; Annual Conference for the Association for Behavior Analysis.
O' Connor, J., Healy, O. (2003) An overview of the teaching tactics used to mainstream children with a diagnosis of autism in the CABAS schools in Ireland. The effects of research-based tactics and teachers scientific analytic repertoires on learner outcomes for children with autism in CABAS schools in the United States, the United Kingdom and Ireland; Annual Conference for the Association for Behavior Analysis. Conference Paper [Details]

Conference Poster

  Year Publication
(2012) Research Activity on the MSc ABA at NUI, Galway.
Healy, O., Holloway, J., & Leader, G. (2012) Research Activity on the MSc ABA at NUI, Galway. Conference Poster [Details]

Invited papers

  Year Publication
(2006) Designing, Writing and Applying Curricula. The Red Door Conference.
Healy, O., O'Connor, J. (2006) Designing, Writing and Applying Curricula. The Red Door Conference. Belfast, Northern Ireland: Invited papers [Details]

Workshops

  Year Publication
Using Functional Communication Training to increase functional communication repertoires and decrease inappropriate behaviour for an 11-year-old boy with autism.
Healy, O. Using Functional Communication Training to increase functional communication repertoires and decrease inappropriate behaviour for an 11-year-old boy with autism. Workshops [Details]
(2008) Applications of Behaviour Analysis within the Community.
O'Connor, J. (2008) Applications of Behaviour Analysis within the Community. Workshops [Details]
(2008) Investigating the Relationship Between Low Operant Variability and Performance in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Division of Behaviour Analysis in Ireland, Trinity College Dublin.
Murray, C., Healy, O., O'Connor, J., & Leader, G. (2008) Investigating the Relationship Between Low Operant Variability and Performance in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Division of Behaviour Analysis in Ireland, Trinity College Dublin. Workshops [Details]
(2006) Tracking progress over 3 years of a young child with Autism receiving an early intensive behaviour intervention. Paper presented at the Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference, Galway, Ireland.
O' Connor, J., Healy, O., & Kenny, N. (2006) Tracking progress over 3 years of a young child with Autism receiving an early intensive behaviour intervention. Paper presented at the Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference, Galway, Ireland. Workshops [Details]
(2004) Basic and Applied Research in Derived Relational Responding.
O'Connor, J. (2004) Basic and Applied Research in Derived Relational Responding. Workshops [Details]
(2003) Relational Responding, Observational Learning and Generalisation.
O' Connor, J. (2003) Relational Responding, Observational Learning and Generalisation. Workshops [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Psychological Society of Ireland Member 30-SEP-01 / 15-JAN-16
Division of Behaviour Analysis (PSI) Treasurer/Secretary 01-MAY-11 / 15-JAN-16

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2004 NUI, Maynooth PhD Behaviour Analysis

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2015-2016 Developmental Disorders PS519 Applications of Behaviour Analysis to differential diagnosis
2012-2013 Pediatric Clinical Behavioural Interventions
2012-2013 BCBA Group Instruction
2015-2016 Applied Project II PS508 Casework in Applied Behaviour Analysis
2015- 2016 Principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis PS512 Theoretical Understanding of Behaviour Analysis