Assistant Professor of Special Education
College of Education and Health Professions
(CIED)-Curriculum & Instruction
Dr. Elizabeth R. Lorah is an assistant professor in the Special Education department at the University of Arkansas. She received her Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. She has more than a decade of experience in behavior analysis and autism treatment. Her research interests include the use of technology in autism intervention. In addition to her research, Dr. Lorah teaches courses in Applied Behavior Analysis.
Behavior Analytic Autism Treatment
Technology in Behavior Analysis
Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Human Performance Improvement
Learning and Behavior Analysis
Applied Behavior Analysis
Human Performance Improvement
Basic Principles of Behavior Analysis (Fall)
Measurment and Experimental Design, Single Subject Research Design (Fall)
Behavior Change Procedures (Spring)
Practicum in ABA (Spring)
Ethics in Behavior Analysis (Summer)
Assessment in Behavior Analysis- Functional Analysis (Summer)
Ph.D. Educational Psychology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122
M.S.Ed. Behavior Analysis, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122
B.A. Psychology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Refereed Journal Publications
Lorah, E. R., Karnes, A., & D. R. Speight. (2015). The acquisition of intraverbal responding using a speech-generating device in school aged children with autism. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 27, 557-568.
Gilroy, S. P., Lorah, E. R., Dodge, J., & Fiorello, C. (2015). Establishing deictic repertoires in autism. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorder. DOI: 10.1016/j.rasd.2015.04.004
Lorah, E. R., Hineline, P. N., & Gilroy, S. P. (2014). The establishment of peer manding and listener responding in young children with autism. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorder, 8, 61-67.
Lorah, E. R., Crouser, J., Gilroy, S. P., Tincani, M., & Hantula, D. (2014). Within stimulus prompts to teach picture discrimination using a speech-generating device. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities. DOI: 10.1007/s10882-014-2314-4.
Lorah, E. R. & Parnell, A. (2014). The acquisition of letter writing using a portable multi-media player in young children with developmental disabilities. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities. DOI: 10.1007/s-014-9386-0.
Lorah, E. R., Parnell, A., & Speight, D. R. (2014). Acquisition of sentence frames using the iPad as a speech-generating device in young children with developmental disabilities. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorder, 8, 1634-1740.
Lorah, E. R., Parnell, A., Schafer Whitby, P., & Hantula, D. (2014). A systematic review of tablet computers and portable media players as speech generating devices for individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities. DOI: 10.1007s/014-2314-4.
Lorah, E. R., Tincani, M., Dodge, J., Gilroy, S. P., Hickey, A., & Hantula, D. (2013). Evaluating picture exchange and a voice output communication aid in young childrenwith autism. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 25, 637-649.
Lorah, E. R. (under review). Evaluating the iPad mini as a speech-generating device in the acquisition of a discriminative mand repertoire in young children with autism. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities.
Lorah, E.R., & Karnes, A. (under review). Mand distance training using the iPad and application proloqu2Go as a speech-generating device. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities.
Mancil, G. R., Lorah, E.R., & Whitby, P. (in press). The effects of iPod touch technology as communication devices on peer social interactions within the classroom. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disability.
Lorah, E.R., & Karnes, A. (under review). The acquisition of listener responding using the iPad and application language builder. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities.
Lorah, E. R., & Karnes, A. (in press). The comparison of infant-directed speech and infant-directed song on the acquisition of listener responding in children with autism. Evidence- Based Communication and Assessment.
Lorah, E. R., Karnes, A., & Speight, D. R. (2015). Autism and technology: Process over hype. Behavior Analysis and Technology: A Special Interest Group of the Association for Behavior Analysis International.
Lorah, E. R., An, M. J., Grinley, S. E., Kunnath, G. C., & Tincani, M. (2014). Prompt delay and vocal prompting may increase vocal responses in children with developmental disabilities. (Commentary). Evidence-Based Communication and Assessment.
Tincani, M., & Lorah, E. R. (2012). The picture-exchange communication system (PECS) to increase functional communication of adults with intellectual disability (Commentary). Evidence-Based Communication and Assessment, 5, 168-170.
Tincani, M. & Lorah, E. R. (2014). Defining, measuring, and graphing behavior. In F. Brown, J. Anderson, & R DePry (Eds.), Individual positive behavior supports: A standards-based guide to practices in schools and community-based settings. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes.
2013-Present Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Special Education, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
2012-2013 Adjunct Instructor, Psychology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
2012-2013 Adjunct Instructor, Special Education, Holy Family, Philadelphia, PA
2010-2012 Research Assistant, University of Pennsylvania's Center for Autism Research, Philadelphia, PA
2009-2012 Behavior Analyst and Clinical Supervisor, Gamut Early Intervention Services, Montgomery County, PA
2005-2011 Behavior Analyst, Team Leader, Behavior Technician, Elwyn Inc. Philadelphia, PA