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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

Raulston, T., *Bhana, N., McIntyre, L.L., & *Ousley, C. (in press). Collateral joint engagement during a playdate intervention for children with and at risk for autism: Brief Report. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Hieneman, M., Raulston, T., Pennefather, J., & Caraway, N. (in press). A comparative analysis of two online training behavioral training programs for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder. International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support.

*Bhana, N., McNaughton, D., Raulston, T., *Ousley, C. (in press). Supporting communication and participation in shared storybook reading using visual scene displays. TEACHING Exceptional Children.

Raulston, T., Hansen, S., Frantz, R., Machalicek, W., & *Bhana, N. (2019). A parent-implemented playdate intervention for children with autism and their peers. Journal of Early Intervention. Advanced online publication.

Frantz, R., Ertuk, B., Hansen, S., Machalicek, W., Squires, J., Raulston, T. (2019). Play to learn language: Coaching paraprofessionals to implement naturalistic behavioral teaching strategies in the preschool classroom. American Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 124, 497 – 510.

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 Science, 13, 42 – 51.

Raulston, T., Hansen, S., Machalicek, W., McIntyre, L.L., & Carnett, A. (2019). Interventions for repetitive behavior in young children with autism: A survey of behavioral practices. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 49, 3047 – 3059.

Hansen, S., Raulston, T., Frantz, R., & Machalicek, W., Squires, J., Erturk, B., & Drew, C. (2019). Peer-mediated joint attention intervention in the preschool classroom. Journal of Special Education, 53, 96 – 107.

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.

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.

Knowles, C., Massar, M., Raulston, T., & Machalicek, W. (2017). Telehealth consultation in a self-contained classroom for behavior: A pilot study. Preventing School Failure, 61, 28 – 38.

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.

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.

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.


Mindful Routines: Development of a Mindfulness-Enhanced Behavior Support Program for Families of Young Children with and at risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder; Social Science Research Institute, Pennsylvania State University ($22,601)