Carrie is the Program Director at Maharat Learning Center. She graduated from and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, in May 2003. She then received a Master of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis in Developmental Disabilities in August 2004 from Auburn University. In December 2004, Carrie received her certification from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB®) and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®). Carrie has been working in the field of Autism and Developmental Disabilities for 17 years in settings spanning across adult group homes and day centres, child day centres, clinic settings, and school and residential facilities in America and Europe. She has worked with individuals from age 2 to age 50 and across a vast behavioural repertoire. Throughout her career, Carrie has been involved in individual programmatic work, organization-wide and State-wide policy reform, expanding the awareness and services of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, and the opening of an ABA school in Ireland.
27 February 2020 | 13:00 - 13:30 | Facilitating social skills in the school environment
The treatment of social skills deficits is one of the most challenging areas in meeting the needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other Developmental Disabilities. Difficulties in understanding and in initiating and reciprocating various social situations are common problems seen in school and classroom settings for individuals with ASD. Research in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) have tried a variety of strategies for teaching social skills, including skills that are adult mediated, peer-mediated, and child witth autism mediated. These strategies, especially when combined with the basic principles of ABA, have the potential for use in classwide interventions in inclusive settings.