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Kimberly Sloman

Associate Professor | College of Psych. and Liberal Arts - School of Behavior Analysis

Director of The Scott Center for Autism Treatment

Contact Information
(321) 674-8156
109 Scott Center for Autism Treatment and Research

Personal Overview

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. 

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 dogs Maisy and Molly.


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

Professional Experience

In addition to her academic and clinical roles at Rutgers University and Florida Tech, 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. 

Dr. Sloman currently serves as guest reviewer for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavioral Interventions, Behavior Analysis and Practice, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, and Journal of Behavioral Education.

Current Courses

Guest Professor: BEH5108, Developing and Strengthening New Behavior

Selected Publications

Kelley, M.E., Clark, R. J., McGarry, K.M., Henry, J. E., Morgan, A.C., Gadaire, D.M., & Sloman, K.N. (2022). Multiple Schedules Facilitate Rapid Noncontingent Reinforcement Schedule Thinning. Behavior Analysis in Practice.

McGarry, K.M., Kelley, M.E., Sloman, K.N., Albert, K. M.  (2022). Training Teachers to Conduct Trial-Based Functional Analyses via Telehealth. Journal of Behavioral Education.

Sloman, K. N., McGarry, K, Kishel, C., & Hawkins, A., (2022). Component analyses of RIRD within chained and multiple schedules in the treatment of vocal stereotypy. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 55, 584-602.

Edelstein, M. L., Sloman, K., & Selver, K. (2021). Effects of Demand Complexity on Echolalia in Students With Autism. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 1-7.

Henry, J. E., Kelley, M. E., LaRue, R. H., Kettering, T. L., Gadaire, D. M., & Sloman, K. N. (2021). Integration of experimental functional analysis procedural advancements: Progressing from brief to extended experimental analyses. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

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:

Vollmer T. R., Deshais M., Sloman K. N., Borrero C. S. W. (2018) Behavioral Assessment of Self-Injury. In: Matson J. (eds) Handbook of Childhood Psychopathology and Developmental Disabilities Assessment. Autism and Child Psychopathology Series. Springer, Cham.

Sloman, K. N., Fiske, K., & LaRue, R. H. (2018). 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 DisabilitiesEvidence-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.



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.

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