J. Tyler Fovel, Director (tfovel@strategic-alternatives.com)

 

Tyler received an M.A.in Psychology (Applied Behavior Analysis) from Northeastern University in 1979. and has been active in ABA for 30 years. He participated in a year-long supervised practicum for professionals in applied behavior analysis therapy with Bridget Taylor, Gina Green, and Lynn Brennen, sponsered by The Autism Partnership for Behavior Analysis.

Tyler is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and is a senior consultant for ABA programs in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Awards Received the Pathfinder Award from Alternatives Unlimited Inc. - Award for significant innovation in program development (1992)

Director of pilot program receiving the Governor's Pride in Performance Award (Residential program serving adults with developmental disabilities, Massachusetts, 1993)

A Few Details... Tyler Fovel founded Strategic Alternatives in 1986, specializing in program developement and delivery for families, schools, agencies, and facilities. Serving those with autism and other developmental disabilities, as well as a wide variety of other special needs, the company has been active in the Massachusetts area, Connecticut, and New York through individual consultation, home-based educational programs, workshops, and lectures. Areas of specialization include behavior analysis, ABA educational programs (home-based or otherwise), functional analysis, scenario-based program model, quality enhancement, and evaluation of psychotropic medication
Professional Organizations Member of the Association for Behavior Analysis and Autism Special Interest Group

Member of the ABA Special Interest Group for Autism

Berkshire Association of Behavior Analysis and Therapy

Professional Publications

 

 

 

 

Selected Professional Presentations

Fovel, J. Tyler, The ABA Program Companion (2002) DRL Books, New York, NY.

Fovel, J. T., Lash, P. S., Barron, D. A., and Roberts, M. S. (1989) A survey of self-restraint, self-injury, and other maladaptive behaviors in an institutionalized retarded population. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 10, 377-382.

Fovel, J. T. Individual Solutions: Using Functional Analysis to Help Solve Problems (1989) Strategic Alternatives, Medway, Massachusetts.

Shokunbi, Lois, Fovel, J. Tyler, and Saunders, Richard R. (1996) Quality Enhancement Through Repeated Self Assessment. Presented to the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Francisco, CA, May, 1996.

Fovel, J. Tyler and Allen, Jay (1994) The Scenario-Based Treatment Model. Invited Workshop to the Centennial Conference of Rome Developmental Disabilities Services, (State of New York), Utica, New York. October, 1994

O'Meara, P., Fovel, J. T., Allen, J., Isley, E., and Saunders, R. R. (1994) Facility Reorganization: Creating the Conditions for a Total Quality Management Approach. Paper presented to the American Association on Mental Retardation, 118th Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts. June, 1994.

Fovel, J. Tyler and Roberts, M. S. Identifying concurrent functions of pica in a retarded man. Paper presented to the Bershire Association of Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, Massachusetts, October, 1990.

Isley, Ellen M. and Fovel, J. Tyler. Increasing peer interactions using leisure-time activities. Paper presented to the Region X American Association on Mental Deficiency, Boston, Massachusetts, November, 1986.

Eager, Karen E., Fovel, J. T., and Roberts, M. S. Decreasing severe SIB using a water- mist procedure. Paper presented to the Region X American Association on Mental Deficiency, Stowe, Vermont, October, 1985.

Fovel, J. Tyler and McIntyre, Janis. Evaluating the effectiveness of various prompts to elicit speech. Paper presented to the Region X American Association on Mental Deficiency, Stowe, Vermont, October, 1985.

Fovel, J. Tyler and Avery, Thomas. A qualitative analysis of the relative reinforcing value of three stimuli. Paper presented to the Region X American Association on Mental Deficiency, Stowe, Vermont, October, 1985.

Fovel, J. Tyler, Barron, Donald A., Eager, Karen E., Isley, Ellen M., Kartsonis, Charles, Lash, Peter S., McCurley, Clare, and Roberts, M. Susan. A descriptive analysis of self-restraint and self-injury in the retarded. Paper presented to the Association for Behavior Analysis, Columbus, Ohio, May, 1985.

Fovel, J. Tyler. Use of Word Processing in delivery of psychological services in a state institution for the retarded. Paper presented at the Eastern Regional AAMD Conference, Kiamesha, New York, October, 1984.

Fovel, J. Tyler and Hall, Genae. The stimulus control of attention to peers in severely retarded students. Paper presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June, 1981.

Fovel, J. Tyler. Teaching a severely retarded man to return his dirty dishes using stimulus shaping techniques. Paper presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June, 1981.

Fovel, J. Tyler. The effects of counting and graphing student behavior on maintenance of teaching skills in attendants. Paper presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis, Dearborn, Michigan, June, 1979.

Fovel, J. Tyler, Geelen, Karen E., and Lerner, Margery K. Elimination of throat-clearing in a retarded man using differential reinforcement of appropriate eating. Paper presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis, Dearborn, Michigan, June, 1979.

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