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Dr. Theodore A. Hoch, BCBA-D

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Dr. Theodore Hoch is a Board Certified and Licensed Behavior Analyst and a Licensed Psychologist. He is Chief Executive Officer of United Behavioral Services, a company which provides in person and on-line consultation and training to educational and service organizations around the world; and an Associate Professor in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, USA. Dr. Hoch is greatly interested in applying Behavior Analysis to help people with disabilities and their families to improve their lives. With his partner, Mr. Adam Dreyfus, Dr. Hoch has conducted training in behavior analysis in the United States, Russia, China, and Nevis.

Curriculum Vita
THEODORE ANDREW HOCH

EDUCATION
Post-Masters Certificate Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Falls Church, VA (Marriage and Family Therapy). May, 2001.
Ed.D. West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV. (Instructional Design). May, 1989.
M.S. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI. (Psychology). December, 1985.
B.S. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL. (Psychology). May, 1983.
Minor: Special Education.
PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION
Virginia Licensed Behavior Analyst 0133000206
Virginia Applied Psychologist License 0811000959
Virginia Licensed Professional Counselor License 0701003419
Board Certified Behavior Analyst (Doctoral) 1-00-0054
EXPERIENCE
2015 – present Chief Executive Officer, United Behavioral Services.
2009 – present Associate Professor of Special Education, George Mason University, College of Education and Human Development, Graduate School of Education.
2008 – 2009 Secondary ABA Specialist / Education Specialist, Fairfax County Public Schools. Provided Applied Behavior Analysis consultation to educational personnel in secondary low incidence classrooms to improve quality, breadth, and depth of instruction; provided supervision to Secondary ABA Coaches; developed internet-based ABA resources for FCPS personnel; served as liaison between FCPS and external consultants
2004 – 2009 Affiliate Associate Professor, Psychology Department, George Mason University. Faculty supervisor at Dual Diagnosis / Intellectual Disabilities outpatient clinic; conducted research and authored several chapters, articles, and a book with Psychology faculty.
2001 – 2009 Adjunct Faculty, College of Education and Human Development, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia. Secured Behavior Analyst Certification Board Approved Program of Study status for Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2002, and again in 2005 (following a change in BACB coursework requirements and creation of EDSE 619).
2001 Adjunct Associate Faculty, Counseling Psychology, Argosy University, Arlington, Virginia.
1996 – 2008 Director of Psychological Services, Northern Virginia Training Center, Fairfax, Virginia. Supervised staff of two Psychologist IIs, three Psychology Associate IIs, and six Psychology Associate Is. Established graduate externship training relationships with Clinical, Counseling, and / or Applied Developmental Psychology training programs at Argosy University, Loyola University, George Mason University, and Immaculata University; and with the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University.
1995 – 1996 Training Coordinator and Research Assistant Professor, University Affiliated Center for Developmental Disabilities, Robert W. Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV.
1994 – 1995 Program Director, Battle Creek Neurorehabilitation Center, Battle Creek, MI.
1990 – 1994 Assistant Director, Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program, Department of Behavioral Psychology, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland; Instructor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1991 – 1994); Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1994).
1988 – 1990 Behavior Management Services / Training Coordinator, University Affiliated Center for Developmental Disabilities, West Virginia University; Instructor, Robert W. Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, West Virginia University (1988 – 1989); Assistant Professor, Robert W. Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University (1989 – 1990); and Behavior Analysis Consultant, Weston State Psychiatric Hospital, Weston, WV.
1988 Director of Client Education, Spencer State Hospital, Spencer, WV.
1987 – 1988 Graduate Research Assistant, University Affiliated Center for Developmental Disabilities, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV: and Behavior Analysis Consultant, Spencer State Hospital, Spencer, WV.
1985 – 1986 Assistant to the Chair, Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI.
1983 Visiting Assistant Specialist in Education, Center for the Study of Reading, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign.
PUBLICATIONS
Journal Articles
Rojahn, J., Esbensen, A.J., and Hoch, T.A. (2006). Relationships between facial discrimination and social adjustment in mental retardation. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 111(5), 366 – 377.
Hoch, T.A., Farrar-Schneider, D., Babbitt, R.L., Berkowitz, M., Snyder, A.M., Rizol, L.M., Owens, J.C., Knight, T.L., and Wise, D.T. (2001). Empirical analysis of a multicomponent pediatric feeding disorder treatment. Education and Treatment of Children, 24 (2), 176 – 198.
Dermer. M.L., and Hoch, T.A. (1999). Improving descriptions of single-subject experiments in research texts written for undergraduates. Psychological Record, 49, 49 – 66.
Hoch, T.A., Hammell, C.E., Hajimihalis, C., Brodeur, D.K., and Johnson, S.D. (1996). A descriptive comparison of two zone discrimination based reinforcer assessment procedures. Education and Treatment of Children, 19 (2), 153 – 169.
Hoch, T.A., Babbitt, R.L., Coe, D.A., Duncan, A., and Trusty, E.M. (1995). A swallow induction procedure to establish eating. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 26 (1), 41 – 50.
Babbitt, R.L., Hoch, T.A., Coe, D.A., Cataldo, M.F., Kelly, K.J., Stackhouse, C., and Perman, J.A. (1994). Behavioral assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders. Journal of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, 15 (4), 278 – 291.
Hoch, T.A., Babbitt, R.L., Coe, D.A., Krell, D.M., & Hackbert, L. (1994). Contingency contacting: Combining positive reinforcement and escape extinction procedures to treat persistent food refusal. Behavior Modification, 18 (1), 106 – 128.
Book Chapters
Hoch, T.A., Dzyak, C., and Burkhalter, B. (In press). Self-Injurious Behavior. In Singh, N. (Ed.). Clinical handbook of evidence-based practices for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Dzyak, C., Burkhalter, B., and Hoch, T.A.. (In press). Rumination. In Singh, N. (Ed.) Clinical handbook of evidence-based practices for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Morse, R., Hoch, T.A., and Freeman, T.R. (In press). Grief and individuals with intellectual disabilities. In Bordere, T. and Harris, D. (Eds.). Promoting social justice in grief and loss.

Rojahn, J., Hoch, T.A., Whittaker, K., & Gonzales, M.L. (2007). Assessment of self-injurious and aggressive behavior. In J.L. Matson (Ed.), Handbook of assessment in persons with intellectual disability. San Diego, CA: Elsevier.
Hoch, T.A. (2007). Why did my kid do that? Using scatterplots to identify factors contributing to behavioral difficulties. In D. Linville & K.M. Hertlein (Eds.), The therapist’s notebook for family healthcare: Homework, handouts, and activities for individuals, couples, and families coping with illness, loss, and disability. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press.
Hoch, T.A., Long, K.E., McPeak, M.M., and Rojahn, J. (2004). Self-injurious behavior in mental retardation. In J.L. Matson, L.L. Laud, and J.L. Matson (Eds.), Behavior modification for persons with developmental disabilities (Volume 1). Kingston, NY: National Association for the Dually Diagnosed.
Babbitt, R.L., Hoch, T.A., and Coe, D.A. (1994). Behavioral feeding disorders. In D.N. Tuchman and R. Walter (Eds.), Pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders: Pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment. San Diego, CA: Singular Publishers, Inc.
Book
Rojahn, J., Schroeder, S.R., and Hoch, T.A. (2008). Self-injurious behavior in intellectual disabilities. London, England, UK: Elsevier.
Other Publications
Hoch, T.A. (1995). Don’t shake the baby: Some causes and effects of traumatic brain injury in infants, children, and adolescents. Scene Magazine, Battle Creek, MI.
Duncan, A., Coe, D.A., Babbitt, R.L., & Hoch, T.A. (1994) A swallow induction avoidance procedure to establish oral food consumption. Experimental Analysis of Human Behavior Bulletin, 12 (2), 26- 27.
Hammel, C.E., Hajimihalis, C., Brodeur, D.K., Wasserman, E., Johnson, S.D., Babbitt, R.L., & Hoch, T.A. (1994). A comparison of two zone discrimination reinforcer assessment procedures. Experimental Analysis of Human Behavior Bulletin, 12 (2), 27 – 28.
Hoch, T.A., Babbitt, R.L., Coe, D.A., Hajimihalis, C., Owens, J.C., Serpick, E., and Kerschner, T. (1993). Four procedures for identifying positive reinforcers for persons of differing abilities. Experimental Analysis of Human Behavior Bulletin, 11 (1), 23.
Hoch, T.A., Babbitt, R.L., and Hackbert, L. (1992). Attendant rewarding achievement of acoustically satisfactory swallows. In J.F. Bosma and M.E. Groher (Eds.), Minutes of the 1992 Workshop on Cervical Auscultation of Feeding. Baltimore, MD: University of Maryland, 58 – 59.
Hoch, T.A., & Kincaid, D.K. (1989). Behavior management training manual. Morgantown, WV: University Affiliated Center for Developmental Disabilities, West Virginia University.
INVITED PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS
2015
Hoch, T.A. (2015, December). Assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding and eating problems. Presentation to Healthcare Professional’s Learning Group, McLean, VA.
Hoch, T.A., & Dreyfus, A. (2015, October). Using data to make decisions in your classroom. Presentation to the Virginia Association of Independent Specialized Education Facilities, Bristow, VA.
Hoch, T.A. (2015, September). Assessment: Online, hybrid, flipped, and face to face. Presentation to the George Mason University Online Instruction Lunch and Learn Group, Fairfax, VA.
Hoch, T.A., and Zhang, D.X. (2015, August) Applied behavior analysis: Verbal Behavior assessment and instruction. Five day workshop conducted at the Guidance Center of Beijing Disabled Persons Rehabilitation Service, Federation of People with Disabilities, Beijing, China.
2014
Hoch, T.A., and Dreyfus, A. (2014, October). Applying behavior analysis in teaching children with autism and other disabilities. Three day workshop conducted through the Minstry of Education, Nevis Island Administration, Charlestown, Nevis.
Hoch, T.A., & Zhang, D.X. (2014, August). Applied Behavior Analysis: History, Principles and Procedures, and Teaching. Five day workshop conducted at the Guidance Center of Beijing Disabled Persons Rehabilitation Service, Federation for People with Disabilities, Beijing, China.
Hoch, T.A., and Dreyfus, A. (2014, 21 February). When you’re a behavior analyst, you can work anywhere in the world. Invited Keynote Address, Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan, Ypsilanti, MI.
2013
Hoch, T.A. (2013, 12 November). An introduction to TAGTeach. Invited presentation to the instructional staff of Matthew’s Center, Manassas, VA.
Hoch, T.A. (2013, 24 October). A history of applied behavior analysis. Invited address given to the faculty of Moscow State Pedigogical University, Moscow, Russia.
Stearns, Pl, Dunick, J., Hoch, T., Fox, D., & Cuffee, V. (2013, 10 September). The “S” word: A multidisciplinary panel on suicide and mental health. Panel Discussion presented through the Counseling and Psychological Services, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.
Hoch, T.A., & Willer, M. (2013, 16 August). Applied Behavior Analysis for Clinical School Personnel. Presentation conducted for Prince William County (Virginia) School Psychologists, Counselors, and Nurses. Prince William, VA.
Hoch, T.A., Zhang, D.X., and Moyher, R.E. (2013, February). So, what do I need to know about behavior? Presented to Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech and Language Pathology Staff at Inova Leesburg Hospital, Leesburg, VA.
2012
Hoch, T.A., Zhang, D.X., Rioux-Bailey, C., and Dreyfus, A. (2012, 30 May – 6 June). Applied Behavior Analysis and Inclusion for Educators of Children with Autism. Invited workshop sponsored by Beijing Union University, Beijing, China.
2011
Hoch, T.A. (2011, 21 October). Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavior Analyst Certification. Invited presentation to the Multicultural Center of Virginia, Springfield, Virginia.
Hoch, T.A., and Dreyfus, A. (2011, 22 August). Behavior is as Behavior Does. Workshop conducted for teachers in the Alexandria City Public Schools District, Alexandria, Virginia.
Hoch, T.A., Spencer, V.G., and Zhang, D.X. (2011, 9 April). Applied Behavior Analysis in Education. Invited workshop conducted for selected teachers as part of the 2011 Workshop for Social Policy and Services for Persons with Autism: Towards the Aims of Normalization and Social Inclusion. Beijing, China.
Hoch, T.A. (2011, 10 April). Educational outcomes and teacher preparation in Applied Behavior Analysis. Invited Address given as part of the 2011 Workshop for Social Policy and Services for Persons with Autism: Toward the Aims of Normalization and Social Inclusion, Beijing, China.
2009
Hoch, T.A., and Kampf, J. (2009, August). Sexuality and the Autism Spectrum. Workshop co-conducted for Parents of Autistic Children – Northern Virginia Chapter, Fairfax, VA.
Hoch, T.A., and Modaressi, M. (2009, May) Functional assessment for families. Co-conducted (with Melissa Modarressi, M.Ed.) through Parents of Autistic Children – Northern Virginia Chapter, Fairfax, VA.
Hoch, T.A. (2009, February). Happy Valentine’s Day: Marriage Enrichment Workshop. Invited workshop conducted for Parents of Autistic Children – Northern Virginia Chapter, Fairfax, VA.
Hoch, T.A. (2009, February). The Verbal Behavior Milestone Assessment and Planning Program. Invited workshop conducted for Parents of Autistic Children – Northern Virginia Chapter, Fairfax, VA.
Hoch, T.A., and Mooney, M.L. (2009, January). Fundamentals of Applied Behavior Analysis. Workshop conducted for Fairfax County Public Schools, Falls Church, VA.

2008
Hoch, T.A. (2008, January). How to figure out whether that intervention works for your child: Single-subject designs for families. Invited workshop conducted for Parents of Autistic Children – Northern Virginia Chapter, Fairfax, VA.
2004
Hoch, T.A. (2004, June) Creating a noncoercive organizational environment. Invited presentation at the seminar on Reducing Seclusion and Restraint: Creating Culture Change and Transformation sponsored by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Substance Abuse Services and the Institute for Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy, Richmond, VA.
2002
Rojahn, J., & Hoch, T.A. (2002, May). Functional Assessment of Problem Behavior., Hattiesburg, MS.
2001
Hoch, T.A. (2001, May). Behavioral assessment and treatment of feeding disorders in people with mental retardation. Invited lecture, Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Substance Abuse Services, Fairfax, VA.
Hoch, T.A. (2001). “Restrictiveness” and the Right to Effective Behavioral Treatment. Invited address given at the 2001 State and Local Human Rights Committees Seminar, Richmond, VA.
Hoch, T.A. (2001, March). Issues and assessing and treating psychopathology in people with mental retardation. Invited address given to the Northern Virginia District of the National Association of Social Workers – Virginia Chapter, Alexandria, VA.
2000
Hoch, T.A. (2000, October). Clinical applications of behavior analysis, functional analysis, and solution focused therapy: Some common ground, and some areas for improvement. Invited address given at the Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis Convention, Chattanooga, TN.
Kaminski, B.J., & Hoch, T.A. (2000, February). Marriage Enrichment Seminar. Workshop co-conducted at Old Bridge United Methodist Church, Woodbridge, VA.
1999
Kaminski, B.J., & Hoch, T.A. (1999, February). Marriage Enrichment Seminar. Workshop co-conducted at Old Bridge United Methodist Church, Woodbridge, VA.
1997
Hoch, T.A. (1997, November). Seclusion and restraint: History, definition, function, use, and reduction of use. Invited address at the Ninth Annual Conference of the Virginia Association of Community Psychiatric Nurses, Williamsburg, VA.
Hoch, T.A. (1997, June). Behavioral assessment and treatment of feeding and eating problems in persons with developmental disabilities. Invited address, Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, Fairfax, VA.

1995
Hoch, T.A. (1995, May) Behavioral assessment and treatment for children and adults with traumatic brain injury. Invited Main Address, Kalamazoo Council for Independent Living Conference, Battle Creek, MI.
Hoch, T.A. (1995, February). Behavioral assessment and treatment for children with traumatic brain injury. Grand Rounds, Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne, IN.
1994
Hoch, T.A. (1994, May). Operant and respondent treatment of pediatric feeding disorders. Invited lecture, Department of Psychology, College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Baltimore, MD.
Hoch, T.A. (1994, March). Reinforcement as a phenomenon, process, and procedure; and reinforcer assessment. Invited guest lecture in Introduction to the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, Psychology Department, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.
1993
Hoch, T.A. (1993, December). Operant and respondent treatment of functional and motivational dysphagia. Invited guest lecture, Year 2 Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.
1992
Hoch, T.A. (1992, November). Applied behavior analysis. Invited guest lecture, Human Services, Community College of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD.
Hoch, T.A. (1992, November). Behavioral treatment of food refusal for nurses. Inservice conducted at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, CMSC-6, Baltimore, MD.
Hoch, T.A. (1992, February). Behavioral assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders. Invited guest lecture, Year 1 Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.
1990
Hoch, T.A. (1990, May). Behavior analysis and behavioral intervention. Inservice conducted at the Raliegh County Vocational-Technical Education Center, Beckly, WV.
Hoch, T.A. (1990, February). Teaching behavioral intervention. Presentation to the Community Developmental Disabilities Instructors, University Affiliated Center for Developmental Disabilites, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV.
1989
Hoch, T.A. (1989, October). Behavior analysis and treatment of psychiatric disorders. Presented to the West Virginia Advocates for the Developmentally Disabled, Charleston, WV.
Hoch, T.A. (1989, October). Behavioral technology. Invited guest lecture, Technology Education, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV.

PRESENTATIONS
2015
Hoch, T.A., Corso, K., and Sharma, R. (2015, May). The development of an instrument to assess the verbal operants of military members and veterans with traumatic brain injury: An update on the VOCAL-MILVet. Paper presentation at the Forty-First Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, International, San Antonio, TX.
2014
Hoch, T.A., Britt, A., and Rojahn, J. (2014, 26 May). Development and Preliminary Examination of a Verbal Behavior Assessment for Adults. Paper presentation at the Fortieth Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, International, Chicago, IL.
Hoch, T.A., Calkin, A., and Zhang, D.X. (2014, 24 May). When You’re a Behavior Analyst, You Can Work Anywhere in the World! Panel discussion presented at the Fortieth Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, International, Chicago, IL.
Hoch, T.A., Barthold, C.H., and Park, K.L. (2014, 24 May). Applied Behavior Analysis at George Mason University. Expo Poster presented at the Fortieth Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, International, Chicago, Il.
Morse, R., Hoch, T.A., and Freeman, T.M. (2014, 24 April). Grief, Applied Behavior Analysis, and Intellectual Disabilities. Panel Discussion conducted at the 36th Annual Convention of the Association of Death Educators and Counselors, Baltimore, MD.
2012
Hoch, T.A., Morse, R., LeDoux, S., and Freeman, T. (2012, May). Thanatology and Applied Behavior Analysis: Ethical and Clinical Preparation for the Inevitable. Panel Discussion conducted at the 38th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Seattle, WA.

Hoch, T.A., Spencer, V.G., Behrmann, M.M., and Rojahn, J. (2012, May). Applied Behavior Analysis at George Mason University. Expo Poster presented at the 38th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Seattle, WA.
Alberstadt, A., Kerr, S., and Hoch, T.A. (2012, May). An incentive program to improve instructional staff behavior. Poster presented at the 38th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Seattle, WA.
2011
Dreyfsus, A.,and Hoch, T.A. (2011, 22 August). Behavior is as Behavior Does…. Invited presentation to Alexandria City Public Schools, Alexandria, Virginia.
Alberstadt, A., Hoch, T.A., and Deal, C. L. (2011, January). The added interspersal method as a means to increase on-task behavior of students with autism. Poster presented at the Fifth Annual Association for Behavior Analysis, International Autism Conference, Washington, D.C.
2010
Kasdan, S., Rojahn, J., Zaja, R.H., Sherer, M., Hoch, T., Moore, L., & van Ingen, D.J. (2010, August). Psychometric properties of psychopathology screening instruments. Poster presented at the 118th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.
2009
Hoch, T.A. (2009, April). Why is my kid behaving that way? Using scatterplots to figure out why, what to do, and whether it’s working. Presentation at the Fourth Annual Special Education Conference, Fairfax County Public Schools, Falls Church, VA.
2008
Zaja, R.H., Mircea, C., Sherer, M., Rojahn, J., and Hoch, T. (2008, November). Psychometric properties of psychopathology screening instruments among referrals to a psychiatric outpatient clinic: the SPSS, the ADD, the ADAMS, and the ABC. Poster presented at the 25th annual convention of the National Association for the Dually Diagnosed, Niagra Falls, NY.
Hoch, T.A., Behrmann, M.M., & Rojahn, J. (2008, May). Applied Behavior Analysis Training at George Mason University. Poster presented at the 34th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.
2005
Hoch, T.A., Kuhagen, J.A., Bartizal, D., Kaminski, B.J., & Jin, Y. (2005, May). Do we do what we say we should do? Integrity, satisfaction, and follow-up in publication. Panel discussion of original research presented at the 31st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.
Kuhagen, J.A., Jin, Y., & Hoch, T.A. (2005, May). Globe dislocation in a woman with dementia and Down Syndrome. Poster presented at the 31st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.
Hoch, T.A., Behrmann, M.M., & Rojahn, J. (2005, May). Applied Behavior Analysis Training at George Mason University. Poster presented at the 31st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.
2004
Hoch,T.A., Kuhagen, J.A., Bartizal, D., Proffitt, D., Kaminski, B.J., Symoun, T.P., Shahbazi, M.J., & Behrmann, M.M. (2004, May). Descriptive analysis of trends in reporting treatment integrity, consumer satisfaction, social validity, and follow-up in the Applied Behavior Analysis literature. Poster presented at the 30th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Boston, MA.
Hoch, T.A., Behrmann, M.M., Yamamoto, S., & Rojahn, J. (2004, May). Graduate training in Behavior Analysis at George Mason University. Poster presented at the 30th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Boston, MA.
2003
Rojahn, J., Long, K.E., McPeak, M.M., & Hoch, T.A. (2003, May). Visual facial emotional processing and social competence in mental retardation. Poster presented at the 127th Annual Meeting of the American Association on Mental Retardation, Chicago, IL.
2000
Hoch, T.A. (2000, May). Issues in Behavioral Assessment and Treatment for Persons with Mental Retardation. Invited colloquium presentation given at the American School of Professional Psychology, Arlington, VA.

1998
Hoch, T.A., & Manikam, R. (1998, September). Combining behavior analytic and solution focused therapy to treat pediatric feeding disorders. Paper presented at the Eighth Annual Virginia Beach Conference on Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Virginia Beach, VA.
Lowry, E.L., Hoch, T.A., & Kuhagen, J.A. (1998, September). Treatment integrity in a behavioral residential setting. Paper presented at the Eighth Annual Virginia Beach Conference on Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Virginia Beach, VA.
Mauro, B.C., Shahbazi, M., & Hoch, T.A. (1998, May). The use of a compound preference index to predict reinforcer effectiveness. Paper presented at the 24th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Orlando, FL.
Diorio, M.S., & Hoch, T.A. (1998, May). A review of assessment and treatment of hand mouthing. Paper presented at the 24th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Orlando, FL.
1997
Hoch, T.A., Manikam, R., Ruiz, A.F., Markham, J., Seekell, B., & Whitehead, B. (1997, September). Food preference assessment issues and procedures for children and adults with developmental disabilities and obesity. Paper presented at the Seventh Annual Virginia Beach Conference, Commonwealth Institute for Child and Family Studies, Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Kuhagen, J., Lowry, E., & Hoch, T.A. (1997, September). Anxiety disorder in people with mental retardation and multiple physical disabilities: An underdiagnosed phenomenon. Paper presented at the Seventh Annual Virginia Beach Conference, Commonwealth Institute for Child and Family Studies, Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Lowry, E., Kuhagen, J., Banford, M., & Hoch, T.A. (1997, May). Combining positive reinforcement, escape extinction, and changing antecedents procedures to shape drinking in three women with profound mental retardation. Poster presented at the 23rd Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.
Hoch, T.A., Ruiz, A.F., Sanders, K.S., Symoun, T.P., & ElTagi, A. (1997, May). Examining potentially predictive variables in food preference assessment for obese adults with severe developmental disabilities. Poster presented at the 23rd Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.
Symoun, T.P., El Tagi, A., & Hoch, T.A. (1997, May). Use of stimulus control scatterplots as a functional analysis tool in three naturalistic settings. Poster presented at the 23rd Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.
1996
Hoch, T.A. (1996, October). Preliminary examination of a procedure to shape drinking for persons with mental retardation. Poster presented at the 13th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis, Wilmington, NC.
Hoch, T.A., Sanders, K.K., Ruiz, A.F., & Seekell, B. (1996, October). Preliminary findings on a food preference assessment procedure for self-feeding, obese adults with severe developmental disabilities. Poster presented at the 13th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis, Wilmington, NC.

1995
Rizol, L., Michaud, L., Harrell, E., Berkowitz, M., Hoch, T.A., & Babbitt, R.L. (1995, May). Modifying parameters of food acceptance and consumption. Poster resented at the 21st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Washington, D.C.
Knight, T., Brodeur, D.K., Coe, D.A.,Owens, J.C., Babbitt, R.L., & Hoch, T.A. (1995, May). Self-feeder exit criterion: Targeting portion size, food type, criterion for meal termination, and compliance. Poster resented at the 21st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Washington, D.C.
1994
Babbitt, R.L., Hoch, T.A., Manikam, R., Coe, D.A., & Kelly, K.J. (1994, August). Pediatric feeding disorders: The emerging interface between behavioral psychology and medicine. Paper presented at the Convention of the American Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA.
Berkowtiz, M.J., Coe, D.A., Babbitt, R.L., & Hoch, T.A. (1994, May). Contingency contacting to treat chronic food refusal: A replication. Poster presented at the 20th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta, GA.
Duncan, A., Coe, D.A., Babbitt, R.L., & Hoch, T.A. (1994, May). A swallow induction avoidance procedure to establish oral food consumption. Poster presented at the 20th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta, GA.
Hajimihalis, C., Hammel, C.E., St. John, D.H., Babbitt, R.L., & Hoch, T.A. (1994, May). A fading procedure to establish age-appropriate texture consumption. Poster presented at the 20th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta, GA.
Hammel, C.E., Hajimihalis, C., Brodeur, D.K., Wasserman, E., Johnson, S.D., Babbitt, R.L., & Hoch, T.A. (1994, May). A comparison of two zone discrimination reinforcer assessment procedures. Poster presented at the 20th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta, GA.
Hoch, T.A., Babbitt, R.L., Knight, T.L., Duncan, A., & Snyder, A.M. (1994, May). Use of decision rules in home-based treatment fading. Poster presented at the 20th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta, GA.
Knight, T.L., Babbitt, R.L., & Hoch, T.A. (1994, May). Establishing oral food acceptance in a child following intestinal transplant. Poster presented at the 20th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta, GA.
Knight, T.L., Owens, J.C., Babbitt, R.L., & Hoch, T.A. (1994, May). Establishing self-feeding skills in children with severe feeding problems. Poster presented at the 20th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta, GA.
Michaud, L.H., Hajimihalis, C., Coe, D.A., Babbitt, R.L., & Hoch,T.A. (1994, May). A description of three procedures to address inadequate fluid intake. Poster presented at the 20th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta, GA.
Owens, J.C., Knight, T.L., Babbitt, R.L., & Hoch, T.A. (1994, May). Contingency contacting component analysis. Poster presented at the 20th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta, GA.
Serpick, E., Babbitt, R.L., Kelly, K.J., & Hoch, T.A. (1994, May). Treating food refusal in a child following liver transplant. Poster presented at the 20th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Atlanta, GA.
1993
Hoch, T.A., Babbitt, R.L., Coe, D.A., & Manikam, R. (1993, October). Contingency contacting: A combined positive reinforcement and escape extinction procedure to treat persistent food refusal. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of University Affiliated Programs for Persons with Developmental Disabilities, Bethesda, MD.
Hoch, T.A., Babbitt, R.L., Coe, D.A., & Manikam, R. (1993, October). Applying behavioral principles to eliminate tube feeding and facilitate normalization. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of University Affiliated Programs for Persons with Developmental
Hoch, T.A., Babbitt, R.L., Coe, D.A., & Manikam, R. (1993, October). A choice-based food preference assessment procedure. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of University Affiliated Programs for Persons with Developmental Disabilities, Bethesda, MD.
Hoch, T.A., Babbitt, R.L., Coe, D.A., Hojimihalis, C., Hammel, C.E., Owens, J.C., Serpick, E., Kerschner, T., & Manikam, R. (1993, October). Four procedures to identify positive reinforcers for persons of differing abilities. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of University Affiliated Programs for Persons with Developmental Disabilities, Bethesda, MD.
Babbitt, R.L., St.John, D.H., Hoch, T.A., Coe, D.A., Dorsey, M.M., & Jacobs, C.P. (1993, May). Extending a swallow induction procedure to older children with intellectual and medical impairments. Poster presented at the 19th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.
Hoch, T.A., Babbitt,R.L., & Coe, D.A. (1993, May). Four procedures for identifying positive reiforcers for persons of differing abilities. Poster presented at the 19th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.
1992
Babbitt, R.L., & Hoch, T.A. (1992, May). Behavioral assessment of pediatric feeding disorders. Poster presented at the Internal Conference on Infant Studies, Miami, FL.
Babbitt, R.L., Hoch, T.A., Krell, D.M., & Williams, K.E. (1992, May). Exit criterion: Treating motivational absence of swallowing. Poster presented at the 18th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Francisco, CA.
Babbitt, R.L., Hoch, T.A., & Williams, K.E. (1992, May). Respondent and operant treatment of nonmotivational swallowing skill deficit. Poster presentation at the 18th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Francisco, CA.
Hoch, T.A., Babbitt, R.L., Hackbert, L., & Patterson, H.L. (1992). When baseline is actually treatment: Procedural modifications, failure to reverse, and implications for child neglect cases. Poster presentation at the 18th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Francisco, CA.
Hoch, T.A., Babbitt, R.L., Hackbert, L., & Stanton-Brugman, J. (1992). Food phobia? Treating solid food refusal attributed to fear of choking. Poster presentation at the 18th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Francisco, CA.
1991
Babbitt, R.L., Cataldo, M.F., Hoch, T.A., & McKew-Kuhn, M.K. (1991, May). The treatment of food refusal using a generalized compliance training paradigm. Poster presented at the 17th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Atlanta, GA.
Babbitt, R.L., Hoch, T.A., & Cataldo, M.F. (1991, May). Inpatient treatment of pediatric feeding disorders: Expansion in clients served, treatment options, and follow-up care. Poster presented at the 17th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Atlanta, GA.
Babbitt, R.L., Hoch, T.A., Sestero, D.G., & Cataldo, M.F. (1991, May). Organizational and service evaluation of a pediatric behavioral feeding program. Poster presented at the 17th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Atlanta, GA.
Babbitt, R.L., Hoch, T.A., Williams, K.E., Everett, J.R., & Cataldo, M.F. (1991, May). Do rapid, systematic reductions in tube feedings facilitate increased oral intake in tube dependent children? Poster presented at the 17th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Atlanta, GA.
Hoch, T.A., & Babbitt, R.L. (1991, May). Teaching caregivers data-based, rule-governed decision making facilitates maintenance and generalization of inpatient feeding treatment gains. Poster presented at the 17th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Atlanta, GA.
Hoch, T.A., Babbitt, R.L., & Everett, J.R. (1991, May). Unprogrammed generalized acceptance across food groups in food refusal treatment. Poster presented at the 17th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Atlanta, GA.
Hoch, T.A., Babbitt, R.L., Hackbert, L., & Everett, J.R. (1991, May). Contingency contacting in behavioral feeding treatment as an alternative to physical prompting and manual restraint when positive reinforcement alone isn’t enough. Poster presented at the 17th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Atlanta, GA.
Hoch, T.A., Babbitt, R.L., Krell, D.M., & Cataldo, M.F. (1991, May). Shaping cup drinking with changing antecedents and positive reinforcement to treat adipsia. Poster presented at the 17th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Atlanta, GA.
Stanton-Brugman, J., Babbitt, R.L., Franklin, R., Hoch, T.A., & Hunt, F.M. (1991, May). Behavioral assessment of stimulus approach, reinforcement, and aversive functions. Poster presented at the 17th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Atlanta, GA.
Stanton-Brugman, J., Hoch, T.A., & Babbitt, R.L. (1991, May). Behaviorally-based decision making in the diagnosis of a nissen fundoplication stricture. Poster presented at the 17th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Atlanta, GA.
1990
Hoch, T.A. (1990, May). Contingency contracting for weight reinstatement with an inpatient, anorectic woman. Poster presented at the 16th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Nashville, TN.
Hoch, T.A., & Kincaid, D.K. (1990, May). Fighting the good fight: Psychiatric inpatient behavior analytic treatment, advocacy, and the right to effective treatment in West Virginia. Paper presented at the 16th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Nashville, TN.
Hoch, T.A., & Kroplick, L. (1990,May). Behaviorally based decision making I the psychiatric treatment of a pseudoseizure disorder. Poster presented at the 16th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Nashville, TN.

1988
Hoch, T.A. (1988, May). Combining minimal units of verbal behavior established through stimulus equivalence procedures. Paper presented at the 14th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Philadelphia, PA.
Hoch, T.A. (1988, May). Precurrent behavior, autoclitics, and sequellics. Paper presented at the 14th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Philadelphia, PA.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
1985 – Present Association for Behavior Analysis International. Full member.
2010 – Present Association for Professional Behavior Analysts. Full member.

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