Dr. Brittany Putnam

Dr. Brittany Putnam | Scottsdale Pediatric Behavioral ServicesDr. Brittany Putnam is a clinical supervisor at Scottsdale Pediatric Behavioral Services, where she provides behavior analytic services to children.  Dr. Brittany earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology and French from Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT.  She then studied Behavior Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), where she earned her Master’s of Science and Doctoral Degrees under the supervision of Dr. Jeffrey Tiger.  During her time at UWM, Dr. Brittany conducted behavior-analytic research and treated severe problem behavior.  Currently Dr. Brittany is a board certified and licensed behavior analyst in the state of Arizona.

Dr. Brittany has provided behavior analytic services in university, clinic, and home settings.  In these settings, Dr. Brittany has conducted functional analyses, developed function-based treatments, and implemented these treatments for a variety of problem behaviors.  Additionally, Dr. Brittany has taught functional living skills, functional communication, social skills, pre-academic skills, and academic skills.  Dr. Brittany’s specific areas of interest include severe problem behavior, feeding interventions, research, parent training, staff training, and dissemination of behavior analysis to broader audiences.

When Dr. Brittany is not working with her patients and their families she loves walking her Shiba Inu Raiden, hiking with her husband, and cooking or baking delicious food.  Dr. Brittany also loves to travel; she has visited France twice and has lived in New York, Florida, Connecticut, Wisconsin, and Arizona.

Years in the field: 5 / BCBA since 2014.

Recent Publications

  1. Tiger, J. H., Krabbe, M. A., & Putnam, B. C. (Submitted). Using behavioral skills training to teach parents to implement three-step prompting: A component analysis and generalization assessment.
  2. Tiger, J. H., Putnam, B. C., Fisher, W. W., & Benitez, B. (Accepted). Developing and demonstrating inhibitory stimulus control over repetitive behavior.
  3. Putnam, B. C. & Tiger, J. H. (2016). Assessing generative braille responding following training in a matching-to-sample format. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49. doi: 10.1002/jaba.330
  4. Putnam, B. C. & Tiger, J. H. (2015). Teaching braille letters, numerals, punctuations, and contractions to sighted individuals. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 446-471. doi: 10.1002/jaba.202
  5. Tiger, J. H., Putnam, B. C., & Peplinski, C. S. (2014). Operant conditioning in developmental disabilities. In F. K. McSweeney and E. S. Murphy (Eds). The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Operant and Classical Conditioning (pp. 559-580). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley- Blackwell.
  6. Putnam, B. C. & Tiger, J. H. (In Preparation). Immediate and distal effects of supplemental food and fluid delivery on rumination.

Experience

  • Functional analyses
  • Treating problem behavior using function-based treatments
  • Functional living skills
  • Functional communication
  • Social skills
  • Pre-academic and academic skills
  • Parent training
  • Research

Areas of Interest

  • Severe problem behavior
  • Feeding
  • Parent training
  • Staff training
  • Dissemination of behavior analysis