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Dr. Tracy Raulston

Dr. Tracy Raulston
Phone: 8148632012
Office Address:
213 CEDAR Building
University Park, PA 16802
Campus: University Park


Assistant Professor of Education


Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education


Special Education

Areas of Expertise

Age Levels

Early Childhood

Special Education

Applied Behavioral Analysis
Early Intervention

Representative Publications

Frantz, R., Ertuk, B., Hansen, S., Machalicek, W., Squires, J., Raulston, T. (in press). Play to learn language: Coaching paraprofessionals to implement naturalistic behavioral teaching strategies in the preschool classroom. American Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Raulston, T., Zemantic, P., Machalicek, W., Hieneman, M., Kurtz-Nelson, E., & Barton, H., Hansen, S., Frantz, R. (2019). Effects of a brief mindfulness-infused behavioral parent training program for mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science13, 42 – 51.

Raulston, T., Hansen, S., Machalicek, W., McIntyre, L.L., & Carnett, A. (in press). Interventions for repetitive behavior in young children with autism: A survey of behavioral practices. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Hansen, S., Raulston, T., Frantz, R., & Machalicek, W., Squires, J., Erturk, B., & Drew, C. (in press). Peer-mediated joint attention intervention in the preschool classroom. Journal of Special Education.

Raulston, T., Hieneman, M., Caraway, N., Pennefather, J., & *Bhana, N. (2019). Enablers of behavioral parent training for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 28, 693 – 703.

Pennefather, J., Hieneman, M., Raulston, T., & Caraway, N. (2018). Evaluation of a telehealth training program to improve family routines, parental well-being, and the behavior of children with autism. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 54, 21 – 26.

Hansen, S., Raulston, T., Machalicek, W., & Frantz, R. (2018). A caregiver mediated joint attention intervention. Behavioral Interventions, 33, 205 – 211.

Raulston, T. & Machalicek, W. (2018). Early intervention for repetitive behavior in autism spectrum disorder: A conceptual model. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 30, 89 – 109.

Ramdoss, S., Raulston, T., & Haira, A. (2017). A comparison of digitized and synthetic speech outputs to teach requesting to children with autism spectrum

Raulston, T. & Hansen, S. (2017). Mindful parenting in everyday routines: How practitioners can help parents reduce stress and be more present. Division for Early Childhood Recommended Practices Monograph Series No. 3 Family – Knowing Families, Tailoring Practices, Building Capacity.

Raulston, T. & Machalicek, W. (2017). Early intervention for repetitive behavior in autism spectrum disorder: A conceptual model. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities. Advance online publication. DOI 10.1007/s10882-017-9566-9.

Hansen, S., Frantz, R., Machalicek, W., & Raulston, T. (2017). A systematic review of advanced social skills interventions for young children with autism. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 4, 225 – 242.

Knowles, C., Massar, M., Raulston, T., & Machalicek, W. (2016). Telehealth consultation in a self-contained classroom for behavior: A pilot study. Preventing School Failure: Alternative Education for Children and Youth, 0, 1-10.

Boutot, E.A., Raulston, T., & Dukes, C. (2016). Evidenced-based practices. In E.A. Boutot (Ed.), Autism spectrum disorders: Foundations, characteristics, and effective strategies (2nd ed.). Boston: Pearson.

Machalicek, W., Raulston, T., Knowles, C., Ruppert, T., Carnett, A., & Alresheed, F. (2016). Challenging Behavior. In J. Matson (Ed.), Comorbid Conditions Among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. New York: Springer.

Machalicek, W., LeQuia, J., Pinkelman, S., Knowles, C., Raulston, T., Davis, T., & Alresheed, F. (2016). Behavioral telehealth consultation with families of children with autism spectrum disorder. Behavioral Interventions, 31, 223-250.

Lang, R., Ramdoss, S., Raulston, T., Carnett, A., Sigafoos, J., Didden, R., Moore, D., & O’Reilly, M. (2014). Assistive technology for people with autism spectrum disorders. In G. Lancioni & N. Singh (Eds.), Assistive Technology for People with Diverse Abilities. New York: Springer.

Carnett, A., Raulston, T., Lang, R., Toskanoski, A., Lee, A., Sigafoos, J., & Machalicek, W. (2014). Effects of a perseverative interest based token economy on challenging behavior and on-task behavior of a 7-year-old boy with autism. Journal of Behavioral Education, 23, 368-377.

Hansen, S.G., Blakely, A., Dolata, J., Raulston, T., & Machalicek, W. (2014). Children with autism in the inclusive preschool classroom: A systematic review of single-subject design interventions on social communication skills. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1, 192-206.

Tostanoski, A., Lang, R., Raulston, T., Carnett, A., & Davis, T. (2014). Voices from the past: Rapid prompting method may contain facilitated communication. Developmental Neurorehabilitation17, 219-223.

Pullen, N., Raulston, T., Lang, R., & Wendt, O. (2013). A modified preschool life skills program focused on teaching functional communication and self-control resulted in acquisition of requesting skills and the prevention of problem behavior in small groups of preschool children. Evidence Based Communication Assessment and Intervention, 7, 112-116. Abstract of Luczynski, K. C., & Hanley, G. P. (2013), Prevention of problem behavior by teaching functional communication and self-control skills to preschoolers. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46: 355–368.

Raulston, T., Carnett, A., Lang, R., Tostanoski, A., Lee, A., Machalicek, W., Sigafoos, J., Didden, R., Lancioni, G., & O’Reilly, M. (2013). Teaching individuals with autism spectrum disorder to ask questions: A systematic review. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 7, 866-878.

Lee, A., Lang, R., Davenport, K., Moore, M., O'Reilly, M., Sigafoos, J., Lancioni, G., Carnett, A., Raulston, T., Tostanoski, A., Henry, S., & Chung, C. (2013). Comparison of teacher-implemented and iPod assisted academic instruction for students with autism spectrum disorder. Developmental Neurorehabilitation18, 97-103.