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Dillenburger, Karola

Karola Dillenburger



Primary Areas of Study:

Applied Behavior Analysis, Autism, Parenting and parent training, Bereavement, Trauma, Victimology


Links  United Kingdom



Behaviour analysis: A primer (2013  3rd Edition)


Selected Papers

85.  Kelly, M.P., Martin, N., Dillenburger, K., Kelly, A., & Miller, M. M. (2018). Spreading the news: History, successes, challenges and the ethics of effective dissemination.Behavior Analysis in Practice 

84.  Stein, S. Kohut, T., & Dillenburger, K. (2017). The importance of sexuality education for children with and without intellectual disabilities: What parents think. Sexuality and Disability

83.  Yakkundi, A., Dillenburger, K., & Goodman, L., & Dounavi, K. (2017). User centred reading intervention for individuals with autism and intellectual disability. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. 242, 249-256.

82.  Politis, Y., Robb, N., Yakkundi, A., Dillenburger, K., Herbertson, N., Charlesworth, B., Goodman, L. (2017). People with disabilities leading the design of Serious Games and Virtual Worlds.International Journal of Serious Games(Special ICEC 2016 issue)

81.  Dillenburger, K., Jordan, J.A., & McKerr, L., Schubotz, D, & Lloyd, K (2017) Autism awareness, knowledge, and attitudes in the general population of children and young people. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research,61 (8), 766–777.DOI 10.1111/jir.12389 

80.  Liao, Y. Dillenburger, K. & Buchanan, I. (2017) Does culture matter in ABA-based autism interventions? Parent and professional experiences in the UK and China. European Journal of Behaviour AnalysisDOI: 10.1080/15021149.2017.1399657

79.  Stein, S. & Dillenburger, K. (2017) Ethics in sexual behavior assessment and support for people with intellectual disabilityInternational Journal of Disability and Human Development, 16 (1), 11-17.

78.  Dillenburger, K., McKerr, L., Jordan, J.A., & Keenan, M. (2016) Staff training in autism: The one-eyed wo/man…. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health(IJERPH) ISSN 1660-460113(7), 716, 1-17; doi: 10.3390/ijerph13070716

77.  Iemmi, V., Knapp, M., Rehill, A., Cooper, V. (with Delphi team: Gore, N., Brown, F., McGill, P., McWade, P., Reid, C., Saville, M., Sholl, C., Biles, G., Dillenburger, K., Duprey, J., Jones, S.) (2016). What is standard care for people with learning disabilities and behaviour that challenges and what does it cost? British Journal of Learning Disabilities,

76.Fennell, B. & Dillenburger, K. (2016). Applied behaviour analysis: What do teachers of students with autism spectrum disorder know. International Journal of Educational Research (Special Edition: Recent developments in Applied Behaviour Analysis) 

75.  Hrebeňárová, L. & Dillenburger, K. (2016) Interview with Prof. Karola Dillenburger. Special Teacher (Slovakian Journal).Špeciálny Pedagóg;Časopis pre špeciálnopedagogickú teóriu a prax, 5 (1), 85-97. 

74.Dillenburger, K., Jordan, J.A., & McKerr, L. (2016). School's out forever: Postsecondary educational trajectories of students with autism. Australian Psychologist (Special Edition on Autism Spectrum Disorders), 51 (4), 304-315.

73.Fargas, M. & Dillenburger, K. (2016).Intergenerational transmission of conflict-related trauma in Northern Ireland: a behaviour analytic approach. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 25 (4) 436-454. DOI:10.1080/10926771.2015.1107172 

72.  Dillenburger, K., Jordan, J.A., McKerr, L. (2015) Autism awareness, knowledge, and attitudes in the general population of children and young people. ARK Research Update No 97.

72.  Ruddy, L., Booth, N., Gaw, M-R., Liao, Y., Dounavi, K. & Dillenburger, K. (2015) Autism in the Air: Using point-of-view video-priming and natural environment teaching to help children with autism and their families go on holidays. Good Autism Practice, 16, 25-32.

71.Dillenburger, K., Jordan, J.A., McKerr, L., & Keenan, M. (2015). The Millennium child with autism: Early childhood trajectories for health, education, and economic wellbeing. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 18, 37-46.

70.  Dillenburger, K., McKerr, L., Jordan, J.A., Devine, P. & Keenan, M. (2015). Creating an inclusive society. How close are we in relation to Autism Spectrum Disorder? A general population survey. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities (JARID). 28, 330-340.

69.  Keenan, M. & Dillenburger, K. Röttgers, H-R., Dounavi, K., Jónsdóttir, S.L., Moderato, P., Schenk, J.A.M., Virués-Ortega, J., Roll-Pettersson, L. (2014). Autism and ABA: The gulf between North America and Europe. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2, 167-183


Selected Books


Dillenburger, K., Matuska, E., de Bruijn, M., Röttgers, H-R. (forthcoming Feb. 2019) Job Coaches for persons with disabilities: A practical guide. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 


Dillenburger, K., Keenan, M., & Gallagher (2015). A seat at the table: Families affectedby Autism. Amazon Kindle Publication.


McDaniel, B. & Dillenburger, K (2014) Child Neglect and Behavioural Parent Education: Research and Practice.Russell House. 


Keenan, M. & Dillenburger, K. (2012). Behaviour Analysis: A Primer. ibook on itunes; 


Keenan, M., Henderson, M., Kerr, K.P., & Dillenburger, K. (Eds.) (2005). Applied behaviour analysis and autism: Building a future together. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. (ISBN: 9781843103103)


Keenan, M., Kerr, K.J., & Dillenburger, K. (Eds.) (2000). Parents’ Education as Autism Therapists. Applied behaviour analysis in context. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. (ISBN-1-85302-778-2)

Translation into Japanese (2005) JIHEISYO-JI NO OYA WO RYOIKUSYA NI SURU KYOIKU OUYOUKOUDOUBUNSEKIGAKU NIYORU EIKOKU NO JISSEN TO SEIKA (edited by N. Shimizu, Toyo University, Tokyo, S. Isawa, A. Kamei, K. Nishinaga, & N. Yamagashi. Publisher: Nihei-sha Co, Ltd, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka, 558-0023 JAPAN. ISBN: 4-86108-027-4 C3037

Translation into Hindi (expected 2012)

Translation into German (expected 2012) 


Dillenburger, K., O'Reilly, Mark & Keenan,M. (Eds.) (1997). Advances in Behaviour Analysis. Dublin: University College Dublin Press. (ISBN-1-900621-08-8)


O'Hagan, K. & Dillenburger, K. (1995). The abuse of women within childcare work. Buckingham: Open University Press. (ISBN-0-335-19260-2)


Dillenburger, K. (1992). Violent bereavement: Widows in Northern Ireland.  Avebury.  Ashgate Publishing Company. (ISBN-1-85628-300-3)







Intellectual Ancestry

PhD 1991 University of Ulster

BACB-D 2006


Additional Information

Editorial Board               European Journal of Behavior Analysis (2006- present)

Editorial Board              Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability (2007- present).