Justin Leaf's research interests include examining methods to improve social behaviors for individuals with autism and developing friendships, comparing different teaching methodologies, evaluating parameters of reinforcement, and evaluating long-term outcomes for individuals diagnosed with autism. Justin has over 90 publications in either peer reviewed journals, books, or book chapters and has presented at national and international professional conferences and invited events.
University of Kansas
Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Behavioral Science
University of Massachusetts
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Awards and Accomplishments
Leaf won the 2008 St. Joseph Autism Alliance ACE Award: Service Provider of the Year. He has received research grants from the Organization for Autism Research.
Leaf, J. B. (2017). Handbook of social skills assessment, curriculum, and interventions for individuals diagnosed with autism. Autism and child psychopathology series (eds). Springer, Cham.
Leaf, R., Leaf, J. B., & McEachin, J. (2019). Clinical judgement in ABA: Lessons form our pioneers. Different Roads to Learning, NY:NY.
31. Leaf, J. B., Leaf, R., McEachin, J., Taubman, M., Ala’i-Rosales, S., Ross, R. K., Smith, T, & Weiss, M. J. (2016). Applied Behavior Analysis is a Science and, Therefore, Progressive. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46, 720-731.
Thesis/Capstone Project in ASD (AUT 585)
Research Methods in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA 730)
Research Methods in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA 745)