Deva Carrion, PhD, BCBA-D, earned her doctorate in school psychology from the University of Iowa. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Munroe-Meyer Institute and her postdoctoral experience at Marcus Autism Center. She is a licensed psychologist and doctorate-level, board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA-D). Dr. Carrion has more than 10 years of experience working with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related developmental disabilities, particularly with individuals displaying challenging behaviors. She joined Marcus Autism Center in July 2018 in the School Consultation Program. She works with school districts as a behavioral consultant and trainer. She is responsible for providing direct behavioral consultation to school districts across Georgia, training teachers and paraprofessionals in principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA), behavior management, developing individual education plan (IEP) goals and general classroom management strategies. Additionally, she conducts skill assessments and functional behavior assessments in the classroom and assists school teams in developing behavior intervention plans. Dr. Carrion’s research interests include assessment and treatment of challenging behavior in the school setting and training school-based professionals to conduct empirically based assessments and develop evidence-based treatments.
Romani Romani, P.W., Ringdahl, J.E., Wacker, D.P., Lustig, N.H., Vinquist, K.M., Northup, J., & Carrion, D.P. (2015). Relations between rate of negative reinforcement and the persistence of task completion. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. DOI: 10.1002/jaba.252.
Carrion, D. (2019). The FBA is Done, Now What? Addressing Escape Maintained Behavior. Presented at the annual Georgia Department of Education’s Institute Designed for Educating All Students Conference in St. Simmons Island, Ga.
Carrion, D., Bassingthwaite, B.J., St. John, J., & Allison, D. (2017). Increasing the Presence of School-Based Behavior Analysts in Iowa: How it Affects our Clinics. Symposium presented at the annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Denver, Colo.
Carrion, D., Bassingthwaite, B.J., O’Brien, M., Wacker, D. P., & Casey, S.D. (2016). A Partnership Between School-Based and Clinic-Based Behavior Analysts: An In-Depth Analysis Following Undifferentiated Results. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, Ill.
Carrion, D., O’Brien, M, DePalma, K., Andersen, J., & Lee, G. (2016). Pica Exchange with a Young Boy with Autism. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, Ill.
Carrion, D., Bassingthwaite, B.J., Schwartz, J.E., Wacker, D.P., & Casey, S.D. (2015) Evaluating School- and Clinic-Based Behavior Evaluations Conducted Through Iowa's Challenging Behavior Training Service. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Antonio, Texas.