Christina Simmons


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    Research Expertise: 
    Severe Behavior | Autism Spectrum Disorder | Behavior Analysis

    My research focuses on promoting socially valid outcomes for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities who engage in severe behavior. Toward that goal, I am exploring how to best facilitate caregiver involvement in the assessment, treatment, and maintenance of treatment effects through research comprising three areas: (a) refinements to the assessment of problem behavior, (b) parent and teacher training in behavioral interventions, and (c) implementation of evidence-based practice across settings. I have contributed to the development of novel indirect and direct assessment measures to identify tasks that evoke problem behavior and am currently evaluating caregivers’ accuracy at demand identification and evaluating alternative instructional methods that do not rely on physical guidance.

    Honors and Awards: 
    2016 Certificate in Interdisciplinary Care in Developmental Disabilities, Munroe-Meyer Institute
    2012 Del Jones Memorial Award, University of Georgia
    2010 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Spain

    Member of:
    Association for Behavior Analysis International ( 
    International Society for Autism Research (
    National Association of School Psychologists (

    Education/Academic qualification

    Doctor of Philosophy, doctorate


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