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Kate Fiske, PhD, BCBA-D is a former Associate Clinical Professor in the Applied Department of the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP). She has worked in the field of autism treatment for over 20 years, providing evidence-based services in inpatient, outpatient, and school settings. Dr. Fiske received her doctorate in clinical psychology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in 2009. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Fiske served as the Associate Director of Behavioral and Research Services at the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center, where she provided training and supervision to undergraduate and graduate students in psychology and education. She has authored numerous chapters and peer-reviewed articles on the treatment of children with ASD and their families, and is the author of the book, Autism and the Family: Understanding and Supporting Parents and Siblings.



Select publications:

Fiske, K., Isenhower, R., Bamond, M., & Lauderdale-Littin, S. (in press). Assessing the value of token reinforcement using a multiple-schedule assessment. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Fiske, K. E. (2017). Autism and the family: Understanding and supporting parents and siblings. New York: W. W. Norton.

Fiske, K. E., Isenhower, R. W., Bamond, M. J., Delmolino, L., Sloman, K., & LaRue, R. (2015). Assessing the value of token reinforcement for individuals with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 1-6.

Fiske, K. E., Cohen, A. P., Bamond, M. J., Delmolino, L., LaRue, R. H., & Sloman, K. N. (2014). The effects of magnitude-based differential reinforcement on the skill acquisition of children with autism. Journal of Behavioral Education, 23, 470-487.

Delmolino, L., Hansford, A. P., Bamond, M. J., Fiske, K. E., & LaRue, R. H. (2013). The use of instructive feedback for teaching language skills to children with autism. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 7, 648-661.

Fiske, K., & Delmolino, L. (2012). Use of discontinuous methods of data collection in behavioral intervention: Guidelines for practitioners. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 5(2), 77-81.

Fiske, K. E. (2008). Treatment integrity of school-based behavior analytic interventions: A review of the research. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 2, 19-25



Ethics for Applied Behavior Analysts (18:820:521)

Advanced Topics in Applied Behavior Analysis: Teaching Children with Autism and Related Disorders (18:820:517)


Dr. Fiske's research and clinical interests focus on the evaluation of methods for teaching individuals with ASD using applied behavior analysis, and the provision of support for families of individuals with ASD.