Ph. D., BCBA
Dr. Tara Sheehan is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and clinical supervisor for the Challenging Behavior Clinic at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Sheehan has been working with children with autism and related disabilities and their families for over 15 years in school, home, community, and clinical settings. Due to her areas of educational training and clinical experience, Dr. Sheehan is skilled at selecting skill acquisition targets appropriate for an individual’s learning context, unique needs and developmental level. As a BCBA, she is experienced in developing behavior plans to both decrease challenging behavior and increase adaptive behavior. Dr. Sheehan is experienced at staff and parent training including didactic training, modeling and coaching, and implements a training hierarchy ultimately designed to transfer treatment gains to families and fade out her support while providing children and their families with the highest quality of care.
#B3-7 Caregiver Collaborations: Role of the Family and Professionals in Improving Dental Hygiene Increased collaboration with caregivers and professionals is a key aspect of ensuring successful dental outcomes among children with ASD. Since caregivers are the experts on their children, they can provide valuable information for dental practitioners in order to allow for successful […]