Nicole Pantano, Ph.D, BCBA-D, LABA

Assistant Professor of Practice

508-767-7570 Kennedy Memorial Hall – Room 144

Degrees Earned

B.S., Northeastern University
M.A., Western Michigan University
Ph.D., Caldwell University

Undergraduate Courses Taught

Introduction to Behavior Analysis
Graduate School Preparation 
Graduate Courses Taught
Analysis of Verbal Behavior 
Behavior Analytic Approaches to Learning
Ethics and Professionalism for Applied Behavior Analysts 
Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis 
Research Methodology in Applied Behavior Analysis
Records Keeping

Clinical Training

Caldwell University’s Center for Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis
University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Munroe-Meyer Institute, Early Intervention 

Peer Reviewed Publications 

Folgia, N., Sidener, T. M., Pantano, N. A., Reeve, S. A., & DeBar, R. M. (2022). Using video prompting to teach leg shaving to women with disabilities. Behavior Analysis in Practice.

Kay, J. C., Kisamore, A. N., Vladescu, J. C., Sidener, T. M., Reeve, K. F., Taylor-Santa, C., & Pantano, N. A. (2020). Effects of exposure to prompts on the acquisition of intraverbals in children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 53(1). http://doi.org/10.1002/jaba.606

Conference Presentations

Pantano, N. A., Sidener, T. M., Vladescu, J. C., & Kisamore, A. N. (2022). Assessment of intraverbal errors in children with and without autism spectrum disorder. Paper presentation at the Nebraska Association for Behavior Analysis Annual Convention. 

Folgia, N., Sidener, T. M., Pantano, N. A., Reeve, S. A., & DeBar, R. M. (2021). Using Video Prompting to Teach Leg Shaving to Women with Disabilities. Paper presentation at the 47th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. 

Kovar, N. M., Sidener, T. M., Kisamore, A. N., DeBar, R. M., Pantano, N. A. (2019). A Procedure to Teach Self-Control to Preschoolers of Typical Development. Paper presentation at the 45th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Chicago, IL.

Sheridan, B., Reeve, S. A., Gureghian, D. L., Kisamore, A. N., & Pantano, N. A. (2018). Using Behavior Chain Interruption Strategy to Teach Adolescents with Autism to Mand Using “When”. Paper presentation at the 44th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. San Diego, CA.  

Sheridan, B., Reeve, S. A., Gureghian, D. L., Kisamore, A. N., & Pantano, N. A. (2017). Using Behavior Chain Interruption Strategy to Teach Adolescents with Autism to Mand Using “When”. Paper presentation at the 38th Annual Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy. Amherst, MA. 

Emmons, M., Reeve, S. A., Reeve, K. F., DeBar, R.  & Pantano, N. A. (2017). Using Video Modeling to Teach Children with Autism to Engage in Exercise. Paper presentation at the 43rd Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Denver, CO.   

Kay, J. C., Kisamore, A. N., Sidener, T. M., Vladescu, J. C., Reeve, K. F., & Pantano, N. A. (2017). Effects of Exposure of Intraverbals with Children with Autism. Paper presentation at the 35th annual Western Regional Conference on Behavior Analysis. Anaheim, CA. 

Kay, J. C., Kisamore, A. N., Sidener, T. M., Vladescu, J. C., Reeve, K. F., & Pantano, N. A. (2016). Effects of Exposure of Intraverbals with Children with Autism. Paper presentation at the 37th Annual Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy. Amherst, MA.   

Research Projects

My primary line of research includes skill acquisition and verbal behavior for children with and without intellectual or developmental disabilities, especially in early intervention populations. My research investigates developmental sequences in verbal behavior to guide instructional programming. Additionally, my research includes identifying prerequisite skills to promote emergent responding. This research includes identifying skills that may be taught so novel language emerges without direct instruction. An additional line of research includes investigating best practices in teaching higher education.