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Qualifications

MSc and PhD in Applied Behaviour Analysis (National University of Ireland, Galway)
Board Certified Behaviour Analyst – Doctoral

Responsibilities

Lecturer in Behaviour Analysis
USW Academic Intervention Service Coordinator

Publications

Greene, I., Mc Tiernan, A., & Holloway, J. (2018). Cross-Age Peer Tutoring and Fluency-Based Instruction to Achieve Fluency with Mathematics Computation Skills: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Behavioral Education, 1-27.

Mc Tiernan, A., Holloway, J., Leonard, C., & Healy, O. (2018). Employing precision teaching, frequency-building, and the Morningside Math facts curriculum to increase fluency with addition and subtraction computation: A randomised-controlled trial. European Journal of Behavior Analysis, 1-15.

O’Brien, Michelle, Aoife Mc Tiernan, and Jennifer Holloway. “Teaching Phonics to Preschool Children with Autism Using Frequency-Building and Computer-Assisted Instruction.” Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities (2017): 1-23.

McTiernan, A., Holloway, J., Healy, O., & Hogan, M. (2016). A randomized controlled trial of the morningside math facts curriculum on fluency, stability, endurance and application outcomes. Journal of Behavioral Education, 25(1), 49-68.

McTiernan, A., Leader, G., Healy, O., & Mannion, A. (2011). Analysis of risk factors and early predictors of challenging behavior for children with autism spectrum disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 5, 1215-1222.

Memberships

Member of the Association for Behavior Analysis International
Member of the UK Society for Behaviour Analysis
Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB)

External

Member of the ABAI Precision Teaching SIG – Science and Academic Affairs Committee
Chair of the UKSBA ABA in Mainstream Educational Settings SIG

Research

  • Effective behaviour analytic interventions in mainstream educational settings
  • Instructional approaches for teaching reading, writing, and mathematics
  • Precision teaching and behavioural fluency

Twitter

@aoife_mctiernan

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