Undergraduate Specialty Areas
- Early Childhood Education and Intervention
Early Childhood Autism Intervention
Early Childhood Research
Undergraduate and Graduate Courses
- ABSC 444 Early Childhood Curriculum Development
ABSC 675 Practicum in Infant-Toddler Care and Early Intervention I
ABSC 676 Practicum in Infant-Toddler Care and Early Intervention II
ABSC 679 Practicum in Behavior-Analytic Research in Early Childhood
Additional Graduate Courses TBA
My experience prior to joining the KU Faculty in 2008 generally has involved assessment and treatment of problem behavior and skill acquisition in children and adults with developmental disabilities. As a result, I am very interested in early intervention and prevention. Currently, my research focuses on strategies to facilitate development of critical skills in very young children and evaluate the effects of proactive approaches to prevent the emergence of problem behavior. Specific areas of interest include facilitative strategies for the development of language, social skills (imitation/attention), and self-help skills (sleeping, toileting, feeding) in both typically developing children and those at risk for, or diagnosed with, disabilities.
Service and Professional Interests
I serve as the Faculty Advisor for the Sunnyside Infant and Toddler Program. I am a member of the Association for Behavior Analysis (ABA); I have been a member of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis (2001-2008) and the Maryland Association for Behavior Analysis (1998-2001). I have served as a guest editor for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, Behavior Analysis in Practice, and Education and Treatment of Children.