University of Florida
Taking advantage of the integrated program in theoretical, basic, and applied behavior analysis at the University of Florida, Sarah Bloom developed a strong foundation in both conceptual and methodological aspects of behavior analysis. Her clinical and research sites have included school, day-treatment, and residential programs, and she has served as the site coordinator for the laboratory at the Sidney Lanier Anchor Center, a public school that serves children with special needs. Sarah’s research projects at the University of Florida included the assessment of preference for, and reinforcing efficacy of, olfactory stimuli in individuals with Prader-Willi Syndrome and the development of a trial-based functional analysis methodology that can be used by classroom teachers to identify the environmental variables that maintain problem behavior. Sarah has also worked on projects that involve the assessment and treatment of chronic rumination and vomiting, and the development of an employee health and wellness program. In another project, Sarah focused on the cross-function emergence of verbal behavior in children without mand repertoires.
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