Sarah Pastrana, MS

Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA)

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Sarah Pastrana is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA). She has worked and studied in the field of applied behaviour analysis (ABA) since 2002. In addition to working with students and families in home, school, and community settings, she has also worked under the supervision of Sharon Baxter, MA, BCBA, to assist in providing consultation to residential ABA Teaching Homes. She has participated in developing and instructing various courses and workshops, including EPSE 449, ‘Education of Students with Autism’ at the University of British Columbia, the ‘Principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis’ course at Surrey College, and an ABA workshop series for parents.

Sarah is active in various behaviour analytic organizations. She has served as a board member for the British Columbia Association for Behaviour Analysis since 2012, and is currently holds the position ofTreasurer. She also participated in the ABAI Verbal Behaviour Special Interest Student Group from 2013-2015.

Sarah obtained her Master of Science in ABA at St. Cloud State University and is currently a fourth-year doctoral student at the University of British Columbia.

 

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Pastrana, S. J., Frewing, T. M., Grow, L. L., Nosik, M. R., Turner, M., & Carr, J. E. (2016). Frequently assigned readings in behavior analysis graduate training programs. Behavior Analysis in Practice.
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    Frewing, T. M., Rapp, J. T., & Pastrana, S. J. (2015). Using conditional percentages during free-operant stimulus preference assessments to predict the effects of preferred items on stereotypy: Preliminary

    findings. Behavior Modification, 39, 740-765.

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    Frewing, T. M., Tanner, A., Bonner, A. C., Baxter, S., & Pastrana, S. J. (2015). The immediate and subsequent effects of response interruption and redirection on vocal stereotypy. European Journal of Behavior Analysis, 16, 351-361.

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    Pastrana, S., Rapp, J., & Frewing, T. (2013). Immediate and subsequent effects of response interruption and redirection on targeted and untargeted forms of stereotypy. Behavior Modification, 37, 591-610.

 

Presentations

Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations

  • Pastrana, S. (2014, May). The effects of a systematic desensitization procedure on arachnophobia. Poster presented at the 40th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International in Chicago, Il, USA.
  • Pastrana, S., Crawford, S., & Baxter, S. (2014, May). Using public posting to improve staff data completion. Poster presented at the 40th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International in Chicago, Il, USA.
  • Pastrana, S., Allen, K., Broto, J., Frewing, T., Lang, H., & White, S. (2014, March). Behaviour change in behaviour analysts: Three self-management strategies. Symposium presented at the 6th annual conference of the British Columbia Association for Behaviour Analysis in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Frewing, T., Baxter, S., Pastrana, S., Boiselle, S., Tanner, A., Bonner, A. & White, S. (2014, March). The use of stimulus control procedures in combination with differential reinforcement or response interruption and redirection of vocal and motor stereotypy. Symposium presented at the 6th annual conference of the British Columbia Association of Behaviour Analysis in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Crawford, S., Pastrana, S., & Baxter, S. (2014, March). Using public posting to improve staff data completion. Poster presented at the 6th annual conference of the British Columbia Association for Behaviour Analysis in Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • Drover, R., & Pastrana, S. (2014, March). Replacing inappropriate mands for social attention by teaching functionally equivalent alternative responses. Poster presented at the 6th annual conference of the British Columbia Association for Behaviour Analysis in Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • Eadon, C., & Pastrana, S. (2013, March). Using the iPad application ‘Injini’ to teach generalization of tracing skills. Poster presented at the 5th annual conference of the British Columbia Association for Behaviour Analysis.
  • Lang, H., Pastrana, S., & Baxter, S. (2013, March). Using the multiple stimulus without replacement preference assessment and sequential food presentation to increase consumption of non-preferred foods. Miniseminar presented to the 5th annual conference of the British Columbia Association for Behaviour Analysis.
  • Pastrana, S., Rapp, J., & Frewing, T. (2012, May). Immediate and subsequent effects of response interruption and redirection on targeted and untargeted forms of stereotypy. Poster presented at the 38th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International.
  • Lang, H., Pastrana, S., & Baxter, S. (2012, March). Using a yoked contingency observational learning protocol to teach new skills. Poster presented at the 4th annual conference of the British Columbia Association for Behaviour Analysis.
  • Pastrana, S. Frewing, T., & Rapp, J. (2012, March). Recent research in the assessment and treatment of stereotypy. Miniseminar presented to the 4th annual conference of the British Columbia Association for Behaviour Analysis.
  • Parrott, L., Pastrana, S., & Baxter, S. (2011, March). Expanding a student’s community of reinforcers through a conditioning/pairing procedure: Looking at books. Poster presented at the 3rd annual conference of the British Columbia Association for Behaviour Analysis.
  • Baxter, S., & Pastrana, S. (2011, March). Learning to listen: Listener emersion, two case studies. Miniseminar presented to the 3rd annual conference of the British Columbia Association for Behaviour Analysis.
  • Baxter, S., & Pastrana, S. (2010, June). Multiple exemplar instruction: Increasing verbal repertoires. Miniseminar presented to the 2nd annual conference of the British Columbia Association for Behaviour Analysis.

Community Presentations

  • Pastrana, S., & Frewing, T. (2012, May). Functions of behaviour. Workshop presented at the Surrey College Professional Development Day for Special Education Assistants in the Surrey School District.
  • Parent Support Workshop Series. (September 2011 – May 2012). Presented in conjunction with the ABA Support Network. Participated in presenting 8-month workshop series for parents of children with autism with a small group of co-presenters.

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