Sarah Bloom joined the faculty of the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation as an assistant professor in fall of 2008. She received her BA from the University of Washington. Her MS and PhD were earned at the University of Florida in the Behavior Analysis area of the Psychology Department. She is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (Doctoral) and has served as a guest reviewer for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior and Education & Treatment of Children. Dr. Bloom's research interests include assessment and treatment of problem behavior and verbal behavior (specifically, communication in children with developmental disabilities). Recently, Dr. Bloom has been involved the modification of functional analysis methodology into a trial-based format in order to make functional analyses easier to conduct in classroom settings. In addition, Dr. Bloom studies acquisition of verbal behavior in early childhood. Dr. Bloom is the contact person for USU's BACB-approved course sequence to prepare students to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst examination.
Classroom Application of a Trial-Based Functional Analysis (with B. A. Iwata, J. N. Fritz, E. M. Roscoe, and A. Carreau), Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (2011)
Antecedent Versus Consequent Events as Predictors of Problem Behavior (with E. M. Camp, B. A. Iwata, and J. L. Hammond), Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (2009)
Applications of Trial-Based Functional Analysis, Applications of Trial-Based Functional Analysis (2011)
A Trial-Based Approach to Functional Analysis of Problem Behavior, A Trial-Based Approach to Functional Analysis of Problem Behavior (2010)
An Evaluation of Cross-Function Mand Transfer (with B. A. Iwata, J. F. Fritz, J. L. Hammond, and J. S. Pollard), Approaches to Treatment of Problem Behavior Maintained by Negative Reinforcement (2010)
Antecedent Interventions for Escape-Maintained Problem Behavior (with J. L. Hammond, N. U. Rolider, and B. A. Iwata), Approaches to Treatment of Problem Behavior Maintained by Negative Reinforcement (2010)