Faculty Profiles

Faculty Profiles

Sloman, Kimberly

Director of Autism Services and Associate Professor, School of Behavior Analysis

Dr. Sloman joined the faculty at the Florida Institute of Technology’s Scott Center for Autism Treatment in 2018. She previously served as a Clinical Associate Professor at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and Associate Director of Behavioral and Research Services at the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center. She has worked with individuals with developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) since 2000. She earned a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Florida in 2008. She has authored several research articles, presented at state and national conferences, and co-authored several chapters on best practices for individuals with ASD. 

Personal Overview

Dr. Sloman grew up in Land O' Lakes, FL and attended the University of Florida. She resides in Indialantic, FL with her husband, Glenn, son, Sam, and dog Andy. 

Educational Background

Ph.D., Behavior Analysis Program: Applied Behavior Analysis specialization, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, August 2008.

M.S., Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL., May 2005

B.S., Psychology, Cum Laude, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL., May 2002

Current Courses

BEH 5248: Pre-Practical Field Experience I (Fall)

BEH 5249: Pre-Practical Field Experience II (Spring)

Professional Experience

Dr. Sloman has served as a guest editor for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavioral Interventions, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, and Journal of Behavioral Education. 

Additional Duties

Dr. Sloman has served as a consultant to school districts to conduct functional assessments for students who engage in problem behavior as well as provide recommendations on curricular and behavioral supports. She has conducted various workshops and trainings on functional assessment, function-based treatment, data-based decision making, and ethical guidelines for parents, teachers, and professionals. 

Current Research

Dr. Sloman’s research interests include best practices for treating individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This includes assessment and treatment of problem behavior including stereotypy, individualized skill assessments, and  generalization of treatment effects.

Selected Publications

Articles: 

Sloman, K. N., Schulman, R., Torres-Viso, M., & Edelstein, M. L. (2017). Evaluation of response interruption and redirection during school and community activities. Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice, 17, 266-273.

LaRue, R. H., Pepa, L., Delmolino, L. Sloman, K. N., Fiske, K., & Hansford, A. (2016). A brief assessment for selecting communication modalities for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention, 1(10), 32-43.

Fiske, K. E., Isenhower, R. W., Bamond, M. J., Delmolino, L., Sloman, K., & LaRue, R. H. (2015). Assessing the value of token reinforcement for individuals with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 448-453.

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.

Sloman, K. N., Reyes, J. R., & Vollmer, T. R. (2014). Effects of an independent group contingency on maladaptive behavior. Behavioral Interventions, 29, 186-199.

LaRue, R. H., Sloman, K. N., Weiss, M. J., Delmolino, L. Hansford, A. P., Szalony, J., Madigan, R., & Lambright, N. M. (2011). Correspondence between traditional models of functional analysis and a functional analysis of manding behavior. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 32, 2449-2457.

Sloman, K. N. (2010). Research trends in descriptive analysis. Behavior Analyst Today. 11, 20-35.

Borrero, C. S. W., Vollmer, T. R., Borrero, J. C., Bourret, J. C., Sloman, K. N., Samaha, A. L., & Dallery, J. (2010). Concurrent reinforcement schedules for problem behavior and appropriate behavior: Experimental applications of the matching law. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 93, 455-469.

Weiss, M. J., DelPizzo-Cheng, E., LaRue, R. H., & Sloman, K. (2010). ABA and PBS: The dangers in creating artificial dichotomies in behavioral intervention. Behavior Analyst Today, 10, 428-439.

Sloman, K. N., LaRue, R. H., Weiss, M. J., & Hansford, A. (2010). Best practices in the assessment and treatment of stereotypical behavior. International Public Health Journal, 2, 1-10.

St. Peter Pipkin, C. C., Vollmer, T. R., & Sloman, K. N. (2010). Effects of treatment integrity failures during differential reinforcement of alternative behavior: A translational model. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 47-70.

Vollmer, T. R., Samaha, A. L., & Sloman, K. N. (2009). Laboratory evaluations of reinforcement contingencies. The Behavior Analyst Today, 10, 267-276.

Samaha, A. L., Vollmer, T. R., Borrero, C. S., Sloman, K. N., St. Peter Pipkin, C. C., & Bourret, J. (2009). Analyses of response-stimulus sequences in descriptive observations. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 447-468.

Vollmer, T. R., Sloman, K. N., & St. Peter Pipkin, C. C. (2008). Practical Implications of Data Reliability and Treatment Integrity Monitoring. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 1, 4-11.

Athens, E. S., Vollmer, T. R., Sloman, K. N., & St. Peter Pipkin, C. C. (2008). An analysis of vocal stereotypy and therapist fading. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 41, 291-297.

Borrero, J. C., Vollmer, T. R., Samaha, A. L., Sloman, K. N., Fransisco, M. T. (2007). Evaluating features of behavioral treatments in the nonhuman animal laboratory. The Behavior Analyst Today, 8, 136-144.

Reyes, J. R., Vollmer, T. R., Sloman, K. N., Hall, A., Reed, R., Jansen, G., et al (2006). Assessment of deviant arousal in adult male sex offenders with developmental disabilities. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 39, 173-188.

Vollmer, T. R., & Sloman, K. N. (2005). The historical context of noncontingent reinforcement as behavioral treatment. European Journal of Behavior Analysis, 6, 9-19.

St. Peter, C. C., Vollmer, T. R., Bourret, J. C., Borrero, C. S. W., Sloman, K. N., & Rapp, J. T. (2005). On the role of attention in naturally-occurring matching relations. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 38, 429-443.

Sloman, K. N., Vollmer, T. R., Cotnoir, N., Borrero, C. S. W., Borrero, J. C., Samaha, A. L, St. Peter, C. C. (2005). Descriptive analyses of caregiver reprimands. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 38, 373-383.

Book Chapters:
Sloman, K. N., Fiske, K., & LaRue, R. H. (in press.) Autism. In Forman, S. & Shahidullah, J. (Eds). Handbook of Pediatric Behavioral Healthcare: An Interdisciplinary Collaborative Approach. Springer Publishing.

LaRue, R. H., Manente, C., Dashow, E., & Sloman, K., (2016). Functional Skills. In Singh, N. (ed.). Clinical Handbook of Evidence-Based Practices for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities: Evidence-Based Practice in Behavioral Health Series. Springer Publishing.

LaRue, R. H., Sloman, K., & Dashow, E., Isenhower, R. (2015). Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. In Henry S. Roane, Joel E. Ringdahl and Terry S. Falcomata (eds.). Clinical and Organizational Applications of Applied Behavior Analysis. Elsevier Publishing.
Sloman, K. N. (2015). Make It Worthwhile. In Delmolino-Gatley, L. (ed.). Solve Common Teaching Challenges in Children with Autism: 8 Essential Strategies for Professionals & Parents. Woodbine House.
LaRue, R. H. & Sloman, K. (2014). Functional behavior assessment. In M. Martins (Ed.), Encyclopedia of autism and autism spectrum disorders. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Press/ABC-CLIO.

Torres-Viso, M. & Sloman, K. N. (in 2014). The picture exchange communication system (PECS). In M. Martins (Ed.), Encyclopedia of autism and autism spectrum disorders. Santa Barbara CA: Greenwood Press/ABC-CLIO.

LaRue, R. H. & Sloman, K. (2013). Functional analysis screening tool (FAST). In F. R. Volkmar (Ed.), Encyclopedia of autism spectrum disorders. NY: Springer Publications.

Vollmer, T. R., Sloman, K. N., & Borrero, C. S. W. (2009). Behavioral assessment of self-injury. In J.L. Matson, F. Andrasik, & M. L. Matson (Eds,), Assessing Childhood Psychopathology and Developmental Disabilities (pp. 341-370). New York: Springer.

Vollmer, T.R., Sloman, K., & Samaha, A.L. (2009). Self-injury. In J.L. Matson (Ed): Applied Behavior Analysis for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (pp. 157-174). New York: Springer.

Vollmer, T. R., St. Peter Pipkin, C. S., Reyes, J. R., & Sloman, K. N. (2008). Behavioral Assessment. In T.B. Gutkin & C. R. Reynolds (Eds.), The Handbook of School Psychology 4th Edition. New York: John Wiley & Sons.