Episode 8 - Dr. Kevin Callahan, Center Director at the Kristin Farmer Autism Center

Dr. Kevin Callahan is the center director for the Kristin Farmer Autism Center at the University of North Texas. Prior to becoming the center director for KFAC, Dr. Callahan taught in the Educational Psychology department at UNT for 18 years. His research interest includes examining ways to provide effective school programming for students with autism and other disabilities. Dr. Callahan recently published journal articles pertaining to comprehensive autism treatment models. Dr. Callahan has a zest for the field and is always energetic and encouraging. In this episode, we discuss Dr. Callahan's experience teaching special education in a juvenile detention center, components of ABA and TEACCH, and his current position as the center director for KFAC, and his current research. Dr. Callahan shared the following resources on his episode:
- Paul Alberto (ABA for Teachers) https://www.bookdepository.com/Applied-Behavior-Analysis-for-Teachers-Paul-Alberto/9780132655972\
- ABA versus TEACCH article http://dcautismparents.org/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/ABA_7.9260942.pdf

- Richard Foxx- Behavioral Artistry http://www.childpsych.theclinics.com/article/S1056-4993(08)00041-2/pdf

- Richard Foxx- Twenty-five Years of Applied Behavior Analysis: Lessons Learned (article)

- Kristin Farmer Autism Center http://autism.unt.edu/

- Texas Health and Human Services Commission https://hhs.texas.gov/

- National Autism Center http://www.nationalautismcenter.org/

- National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder http://autismpdc.fpg.unc.edu/

- Texas Association for Behavior Analysis http://www.txaba.org/

- International Society for Autism Research http://www.autism-insar.org/?

- Texas Workforce Commission http://www.twc.state.tx.us/

- Social Validity of Evidence-Based Practices and Emerging Interventions in Autism http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1088357616632446

Chelsi Pruitt