Jose R. Martinez


Jose Martinez
  • Assistant Professor
  • School of Education and Human Sciences
  • Special Education

Contact Info

Office Phone:
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, room #506
University of Kansas
1122 West Campus Road
Lawrence, Kansas 66045

Biography

Jose Martinez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas. Dr. Martinez earned his doctoral degree in Special Education from the University of Florida. Dr. Martinez's research focuses on the identification and evaluation of early intervention strategies designed to prevent and ameliorate social and behavioral challenges in children with developmental delays, the application of meta-analytic methods to systematic literature reviews to identify the most effective treatments for children with developmental delays, and the translation of effective practices for children with developmental delays into useful resources that teachers and families can use to improve the quality of lives of these children.

Selected Publications

Conroy, M. A., Sutherland, K. S., Algina, J., Ladwig, C., Werch, B. L., & Martinez, J. R. (2020). Outcomes of the BEST in CLASS intervention on teachers’ use of effective practices, self-efficacy, and classroom quality [Journal Articles]. Published.
Martinez, J. R., Waters, C. L., Conroy, M. A., & Reichow, B. (2020). Peer-Mediated Interventions to Address the Social Competence Needs of Young Children with ASD: A Systematic Review of Single Case Research Design Studies [Journal Articles]. Published.
Prykanowski, D. A., Martinez, J. R., Reichow, B., Conroy, M. A., & Huang, K. (2018). Measurement of young children’s engagement and problem behavior in early childhood settings [Journal Articles]. Published.
Martinez, J. R., Werch, B. L., & Conroy, M. A. (2016). School-based interventions targeting challenging behaviors exhibited by young children with autism spectrum disorder: A systematic literature review [Journal Articles]. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 51, 265–280.
Whalon, K. J., Conroy, M. A., Martinez, J. R., & Werch, B. L. (2015). School-based peer-related social competence interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder: A meta-analysis and descriptive review of single case research design studies [Journal Articles]. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45, 1513–1531. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-015-2373-1
Whalon, K. J., Martinez, J. R., Shannon, D., Butcher, C., & Hanline, M. F. (2015). The impact of reading to engage children with autism in language and learning (RECALL) [Journal Articles]. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 35, 102–115. https://doi.org/10.1177/0271121414565515
Conroy, M. A., Whalon, K. J., & Martinez, J. R. (2014). Assessing social competence: A step-by-step approach [Book Chapters]. In J. B. Hart & K. Whalon (Eds.), Friendship 101: Helping Students Build Social Competence (pp. 1–31). Council for Exceptional Children.
Conroy, M. A., Sutherland, K. S., Algina, J. J., Wilson, R. E., Martinez, J. R., & Whalon, K. J. (2014). Measuring teacher implementation of the BEST in CLASS intervention program and corollary child outcomes [Journal Articles]. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 23, 144–155. https://doi.org/10.1177/1063426614532949
Patry, M. B., Horn, E., Martinez, J. R., & Bross, L. (submitted/in review). Educator Implementation of a Comprehensive Verbal Behavior Program for Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder [Journal Articles].
Martinez, J. R., Conroy, M. A., Reichow, B., Huang, K., & Aulton, J. (submitted/in review). Effects of a peer-mediated intervention on the initiations of young children with ASD. [Journal Articles].
Zhe, A., Martinez, J. R., & Jun, A. (submitted/in review). Trial-based functional analysis: A promising and functional way to understand behavior [Journal Articles].

Selected Presentations

Martinez, J. R., Conroy, M. A., Reichow, B., Snyder, P., Huang, K., & Aulton, J. (3/1/2018). Effects of a peer-mediated intervention on the social competence skills of children with autism. 11th Biennial Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention. San Diego, CA
Martinez, J. R., & Waters, C. L. (3/31/2018). Peer-mediated interventions targeting social competence in young children with autism. 36th Annual Kansas Division for Early Childhood Conference. Wichita, KS
Prykanowski, D. A., Martinez, J. R., Conroy, M. A., Reichow, B., Huang, K., & Lorusso, L. (10/31/2016). Comparison of direct behavioral observation approaches for measuring children’s behavior. Presented at the 32nd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and their Families. Louisville, KY
Martinez, J. R., Prykanowski, D. A., Reichow, B., Conroy, M. A., & Werch, B. L. (10/31/2016). Use of social stories to decrease challenging behaviors in children with ASD. Presented at the 32nd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and their Families. Louisville, KY
Prykanowski, D. A., Reichow, B., Conroy, M. A., Martinez, J. R., & Marsh, K. (5/31/2016). Home-based parent-implemented early intervention for young children with autism spectrum disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Presented at the 2016 International Meeting For Autism Research. Baltimore, MD
Martinez, J. R., Conroy, M. A., Prykanowski, D. A., & Werch, B. L. (5/31/2016). Restricted and repetitive behaviors exhibited by individuals with disabilities: A descriptive literature review. Presented at the 42th Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Convention. Chicago, IL
Sutherland, K. S., Conroy, M. A., Algina, J. J., Martinez, J. R., & Prykanowski, D. A. (2/28/2016). BEST in CLASS: A preventive classroom-based intervention for ameliorating problem behaviors of young children. Presented at the 10th biennial Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention. San Diego, CA
Martinez, J. R., Conroy, M. A., Prykanowski, D. A., & Reichow, B. (2/28/2016). Comparison of observational methods in relation to the measurement of engagement and challenging behaviors in young children: A pilot study. Presented at the 10th biennial Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention. San Diego, CA
Conroy, M. A., Prykanowski, D. A., Martinez, J. R., Reese, K. L., Werch, B. L., Marsh, K. L., ...Whalon, K. J. (10/31/2015). Individualized peer-mediated interventions for promoting social competence skills of students with autism spectrum disorder. Presented at the 2015 International Conference of the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders. Atlanta, GA
Conroy, M. A., Reichow, B., Prykanowski, D. A., Martinez, J. R., Marsh, K. L., & Guerrero, L. (10/31/2015). Partnering with parents to support communication skills for young children with autism. Presented at the 30th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and their Families. Atlanta, GA
Ladwig, D., Conroy, M. A., Martinez, J. R., Werch, B. L., Prykanowski, D. A., Sutherland, K., ...Algina, J. J. (10/31/2015). Teacher and child outcomes of the BEST in CLASS efficacy trial. Presented at the 31th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and their Families. Atlanta, GA
Conroy, M. A., Prykanowski, D. A., Reichow, B., & Martinez, J. R. (10/31/2015). The examination of a preventative behavioral intervention model on the development of severe problem behaviors of children with ASD. Presented at the 2015 International Conference of the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders. Atlanta, GA
Conroy, M. A., Werch, B. L., & Martinez, J. R. (8/31/2015). Let’s get thinking! Fostering concept development. Invited presentation for Childhood Development Services. Ocala, FL
Martinez, J. R., Prykanowski, D. A., Marsh, K. L., Conroy, M. A., Werch, B. L., & Reese, K. L. (5/31/2015). Assessment-based peer-mediated social competence intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder. Presented at the 2015 International Meeting For Autism Research. Salt Lake City, UT
Prykanowski, D. A., Cage, N., & Martinez, J. R. (1/31/2015). Virtual reality, social competence, and autism spectrum disorders: A systematic review of development, assessment, and intervention. Presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Ninth Annual Autism Conference. Las Vegas, NV
Martinez, J. R., Conroy, M. A., Werch, B. L., Prykanowski, D. A., & Marsh, K. L. (10/31/2014). An activity-based approach for facilitating peer-related interactions for young children with autism spectrum disorder. Presented at the 30th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and their Families. St. Louis, MO
Ladwig, C., Conroy, M. A., Martinez, J. R., & Werch, B. L. (10/31/2014). Join the team: Collaborative action planning and practice-based coaching. Presented at the 30th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and their Families. St. Louis, MO
Ladwig, C., Conroy, M. A., Martinez, J. R., & Werch, B. L. (10/31/2014). The influence of teacher characteristics on classroom quality. Presented at the 30th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and their Families. St. Louis, MO
Conroy, M. A., Werch, B. L., Martinez, J. R., Wang, F., & Reese, K. L. (8/31/2014). Let’s connect! Creating a positive classroom climate. Invited presentation for Childhood Development Services. Ocala, FL
Martinez, J. R., Conroy, M. A., & Werch, B. L. (5/31/2014). The effects of a peer-mediated intervention on social competence of children with ASD. Presented at the 40th Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Convention. Chicago, IL
Conroy, M. A., Sutherland, K. S., Algina, J. J., Barnes, T., Wang, F., Martinez, J. R., ...Ladwig, C. (2/28/2014). A preventative classroom-based intervention model for ameliorating problem behaviors in young children. Presented at the 9th biennial Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention. San Diego, CA
Martinez, J. R. (1/31/2014). A descriptive review of evidence-based practices targeting problem behaviors exhibited by young children with ASD in school settings. Presented at the 15th International Conference on Autism, Intellectual Disability & Developmental Disabilities. Clearwater, FL
Whalon, K. J., Hart, J., Hanline, M. F., Whitby, P., Travers, J., Stansberry-Brusnahan, L., ...Martinez, J. R. (1/31/2014). Friendship 101: Developing social skills among children and youth with autism spectrum disorder and developmental disabilities. Presented at the 15th International Conference on Autism, Intellectual Disability & Developmental Disabilities. Clearwater, FL
Whalon, K. J., Martinez, J. R., & Butcher, C. (1/31/2014). Reading to engage children with autism in language and learning (RECALL). Presented at the 15th International Conference on Autism, Intellectual Disability & Developmental Disabilities. Clearwater, FL
Vo, A., Whalon, K. J., Martinez, J. R., Barron, E., & Conroy, M. A. (10/31/2013). BEST in CLASS: Pre-conference workshop. Workshop delivered at the 29th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and their Families. San Francisco, CA
Whalon, K. J., Butcher, C., Martinez, J. R., & Shannon, D. (10/31/2013). Reading to engage children with autism in language and learning (RECALL). Presented at the 29th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and their Families. San Francisco, CA
Whalon, K. J., Werch, B. L., Conroy, M. A., & Martinez, J. R. (1/31/2013). Peer-related social competence in students with ASD: A comprehensive review of the literature. Presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Seventh Annual Autism Conference. Portland, OR

Awards & Honors

Alumni Endowment Graduate Fellowship
College of Education, University of Florida
2012