The Language and Behavior Center is committed to a research-informed practice

TLBC's Research Lab

The Language and Behavior Center's Research Lab was established to better inform the therapeutic services we provide on a daily basis. We work with children from 12 months to 12 years to advance developmentally appropriate interventions and teaching methods. 

O U R  R E S E A R C H  T E A M


Toni Rose, BCBA

My research interests include verbal behavior and increasing vocalizations as it pertains to children with autism. I am also particularly interested in increasing staff performance through supervision and teaching natural agents (e.g., parents, caregivers) to implement behavior strategies. 

Rebecca Murray, BCBA

My research interests include early language development for children with language delays, especially naturalistic interventions that utilize play as a vessel for teaching language. I'm also interested in early social-emotional skill acquisition at home and in schools, including coaching for teachers and parents to facilitate children’s social-emotional development. Additionally, I'm interested in collaboration with pediatricians regarding early screening for Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Sara Davis, BCBA

My research interests include studying different strategies for training parents on increasing instructional control with their children with autism. As a certified sleep coach, I'm also interested in analyzing best-practice strategies to support parents in managing their child's sleep habits.

Rebecca Correll, BCBA

My research involves the study of perspective taking in children with autism; specifically, its acquisition and subsequent influence on other pivotal skills. Recently, I've expanded my research to include acquisition of perspective taking through virtual platforms to account for our rapidly changing environment.


Additional research interests include the influence of a variety of parenting practices on child development.

Current Projects

TLBC's Research Lab is currently studying effective methods for teaching perspective taking skills through teletherapy. This past year's pivot to teletherapy has created a demand for evidence-based teletherapy interventions and a better understanding of how children acquire skills through a virtual environment. Our lab is studying different teaching methods and engagement strategies to best serve our clients.

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Past Research

TLBC's Research Lab is still in it's beginning stages, but our lab members have conducted previous research that contributes to the current direction of our lab:

Training Pediatricians to Implement Autism Screening Tools: a Review of the Literature (R. Murray & E.E. Barton, 2020)

Teaching Object Play to Young Children With Disabilities: A Systematic Review of Methods and Rigor (E.E. Barton, R. Murray, C. O'Flaherty, E.M. Sweeney, & S. Gossett, 2020)

Increasing Play Complexity in a Young Child With Autism (E.E. Barton, S. Gossett, M.C. Waters, R. Murray, & R. Francis, 2018)

The maturation of auditory responses in infants and young children: a cross-sectional study from 6 to 59 months (J.C. Edgar, R. Murray, E.S. Kuschner et al., 2015)

Artemis 123: development of a whole-head infant and young child MEG system (T.P.L. Roberts et al., 2014)

Thesis: Tactile Prompts to Increase Parent Attention (R. Correll, 2014)

Thesis: Reducing Parental Stress for Mothers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Using Online Social Support (D. Sillery, 2014)


If you're interested in joining the lab or learning more about what we do, please contact Rebecca Correll: Rebecca@tl-bc.com