Halina Dziewolska, M.Ed., MS.Ed., BCBA
535 Queen Street
Philadelphia, Pa. 19147
Halina Dziewolska was born in Poland. She attended from 1984-1985 the Institute of Teacher Education in Nowy Sacz, Poland and received a teaching license in geography. In 1985, she began graduate study at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland in the Department of Geography and graduated with a Master of earth Sciences with concentration in hydrology, meteorology, and climatology. In 1996, she entered Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa within the College of Education. In 1999 she earned a master's degree in Education with concentration in T.E.S.O.L. She continued her studies at Temple University and in 2001, she enrolled in the Applied Behavior Analysis Program at Temple University and completed this second master's degree program in 2005. Her final project was on the Functional Assessment and Treatment of Malingering.
She is Board Certified Behavior Analyst as well as certified to teach both earth science and English as a second language. She has served on several statewide committee's in Pennsylvania. She was a member of Task Force to redesign intervention system statewide for children with autism in 2004 as well as a member of Pa Task Force to redesign DPW services to treat children with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders in 2004 and 2005. She currently works in private practice where she mentors and supervises candidates for certification in Applied Behavior Analysis (BCBA). In addition, she has multiple independent contracts to consult to parents, agencies, and the school districts on interventions for children. Ms. Dziewolska is an expert in behavioral development in particular treatments for neurodevelopmental disorders as well as delinquency treatment and prevention. She has published several papers on the role of learning in the development of infants and toddlers.
She is an expert in conducting comprehensive functional assessment including direct observation, diagnosis of function, and curriculum based measurement and standardized behavioral assessment. She provides expert opinion given about school district programs with prescription for improvement and trains parents on interventions for children. Since 2005, she has served as Adjunct Faculty at Saint Joseph University in Philadelphia, Pa and teaches Basic Principles of Behavior Analysis within the behavior analysis board approved program within criminal justice.
Some Recent PUBLICATIONS:
Cautilli, J.D. & Dziewolska, H. (2004). The neutralizing effects of stimulus control intervention for sleep on escape behavior of a six-year-old child with ADHD. Journal of Early and Intensive Behavioral Intervention. 1(2) 206-212.
Dziewolska, H. & Cautilli, J.D (2006): The Effects of a Motor Training Package on Minimally Assisted Standing Behavior in a Three- Month-Old Infant. The Behavior Analyst Today, 7(1), Page 111-120
Cautilli, J.D. & Dziewolska, H. (2005) A Brief Report: Can Contingent Imitation Reinforce Truck Lifting In A Three-Month-Old Infant? The Behavior Analyst Today, 6(4), Page 229-230
Cautilli, J.D. & Dziewolska, H (2005): Brief Report: The Reinforcing Effects Of Paternal Verbal Stimulation and Gentle Pushing On Kicking Behavior in a 35 Week Old In-Utero Fetus. The Behavior Analyst Today, 6(3), Page 160 -162
Cautilli, J.D & Halina Dziewolska (2005): Brief Report: The Reinforcing Effects of Paternal Verbal Stimulation and Gentle Pushing on Kicking Behavior in a 36 Week Old Inutero Fetus: A Partial Replication and a Cautionary Note. The Behavior Analyst Today, 6(3), Page 163 -167.
Cautilli, J.D., Tillman, T.C, Axelrod, S., Dziewolska, H. & Hineline, P.N. (2006). Resistance Is Not Futile: An experimental analogue of the effects of consultee "resistance" on the consultant's therapeutic behavior in the consultation process: A replication and extension - IJBCT, 2(3), Pg. 362 -375