Dr Emily Tyler
- Dr Emily Tyler
- Lecturer (Teaching and Research)
MSc Applied Behaviour Analysis, Bangor University, Wales
PhD Psychology, Bangor University, Wales
October 2015 – present - BCBA, Board Certified Behaviour Analyst. Certificant number: 1-15-19351
Research interests and activity
Emily completed her PhD in Psychology in 2013, during which she researched effective reading interventions for typically developing children and children with an intellectual disability. Emily continues to conduct research in education, including further research evaluating reading interventions, investigating the use of fluency-based procedures to improve academic skills with typically developing children and children with autism, the effects and challenges of implementation fidelity in school settings, and the teaching and assessing of reading with children who are nonverbal.
Emily is a full member of the Collaborative Institute for Education Research, Evidence and Impact (CIEREI), and is currently involved in research with over 40 schools across north Wales.
She is also a member of the management group for the Sharland Foundation Developmental Disabilities ABA Research and Impact Network (SF-DDARIN).
Collaborative Institute of Education Research, Evidence and Impact (CIEREI), NorthWORTS-TRIPP, Trans-Regional Implementation Project of Headsprout Early reading online programme £41,700 (Tyler, Roberts, Watkins, Hulson-Jones, & Hughes, 2017)
British Academy for the humanities and social sciences. Developing regional research capacity and impact in North Wales: Case Study. Principal investigator - £2000 (Tyler, Watkins, Hughes & Hastings, 2017)
The Sharland Foundation. Further development of The Sharland Foundation Developmental Disabilities ABA Research and Impact network (SF-DDARIN). £180,000 (Co-applicant, 2017)
Thomas Howell Educational Fund and Widening Access. North Wales Online Reading Trial Study – NorthWORTS. £43,000 (Co-applicant, 2015)
The Sharland Foundation. Development of the Sharland Foundation Developmental Disabilities ABA Research and Impact Network (SF-DDARIN). £130,000 (Co-applicant, 2015)
Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, PhD studentship. The use of the Welsh language in the workplace. £60,000 (Co-applicant & co-supervisor, 2015)
Emily supervises and co-supervises a number of PhD and EdD students across a range of research areas, including implementation of evidence-based practices, exploring curriculum access for pupils with SEN learning through their second language, and the use of Welsh in the work place.
She also supervises dissertation research students on the following courses: BA Childhood studies, MA Education studies (with placement), MA Education studies, and PGCE Primary.
BA Astudiaethau Plentyndod/Childhood Studies:
- XAE1036 – Introduction to childhood research
- XAE2033 – Researching childhood
- XAE3051 – Evidence-based educational methods
MA Education Studies (with placement; Full-time):
- XME4401 – Research methods in education
MA Education Studies (Part-time):
- XME4001 – Research methods in education
Emily also has a lecturing post in the School of Psychology, teaching and supervising MSc students in Applied Behaviour Analysis.
Tyler, E. J., Hughes, J. C., Beverley, M., & Hastings, R. P. Improving early reading skills for beginning readers using an online programme as supplementary instruction. European Journal of Psychology of Education (published online, January 2015)
Tyler, E. J., Hughes, J. C., Williams, B. M., Wilson, M. M., Beverley, M., & Hastings, R. P. (2015). Teaching early reading skills to children with Intellectual Disabilities using computer-delivered instruction: A pilot study. Journal of International Special Needs Education
Watkins, R., Hulson-Jones, A. L., Tyler, E. J., Beverley, M., Hughes, J. C., & Hastings, R. P. (2016). Evaluation of an online reading programme to improve pupils’ reading skills in primary schools: Outcomes from two implementation studies. Wales Journal of Education
Grindle, C., Saville, M., Tyler, E. J., Hastings, R. P. & Hughes, J. C. (2018) Teaching children with autism reading comprehension skills using online reading instruction: Preliminary evaluation of Headsprout Reading Comprehension® Journal of International Special Needs Education (Accepted for publication)
Papers under review and in prep
Tyler, E. J., Roberts, S. E., Watkins, R., Hughes, J. C., & Hastings, R. P. Headsprout Early Reading: The impact of implementation support on reading outcomes and implementation fidelity (in prep)
Tyler, E. J., Hughes, C. J., & Hastings, R. P. Evaluating an online reading programme with children with Intellectual Disabilities: Feasibility and pilot research. (in prep)
Tyler, E. J., Beverley, M., Hughes, C. J., & Hastings, R. P. Reading instruction in special schools in the UK: A survey of current practices and perceived barriers. (in prep)
Grindle, C., Cianfaglione, R., Tyler, E. J., Hastings, R. P. & Hughes, J. C. (in prep). Parent-mediated implementation of a computer-based reading programme with children with Down Syndrome.
Hasselby, B., & Tyler, E. J. Comparing discrete trial teaching and fluency training as methods to teach flag labels to individuals diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. European Journal of Behaviour Analysis (under review)
Exploring the context of Welsh language use: Insights from Behavioural Science. Invited talk at the Behaviour Change Festival, Bangor, May 2016
An introduction to Headsprout reading programmes. Invited talk at the Behaviour Change Festival, Bangor, May 2016
Panel discussion at the Behaviour Change Festival, Bangor, May 2016
Teaching reading skills to children with autism: challenges and effective strategies. Invited talk at a research and practice conference for the association of parents, guardians and friends of people with autism, Greece.
Fidelity in education: Does it matter? Invited talk at the MSc ABA Open Conference, Bangor
The ABCs of behaviour change: Exploring the context of Welsh language use. Invited talk at the annual field officer’s conference for Mentrau Iaith, Aberystwyth.
The role of curriculum development in the treatment of problem behaviour. Invited talk at the 10th International Scientific Symposium of the Polish Society for Behavioural Psychology, Warsaw.
Selected conference presentations
Investigating the effects of implementation support for a computer-based early reading programme: a cluster-randomised controlled trial, Experimental Analysis of Behaviour Group Conference, London
Investigating the effects of implementation support for a computer-based early reading programme: a cluster-randomised controlled trial, British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Brighton
Evaluating and disseminating effective reading instruction in mainstream and special school contexts, Applied Behaviour Analysis International Conference, San Antonio