Torica Exume

Dr. Torica Exume, who obtained her doctorate from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, has a diverse background in working with individuals of different age groups, ranging from 1 to 60 years old, who have various mental health disorders and brain injuries. Her internships and residencies provided her with valuable experience in this field.

Currently, Dr. Exume is serving as the coordinator for two Florida Developmental Disabilities Council (FDDC) grants awarded to FAU CARD: investigating the under-representation of Black children in the autism spectrum and training first responders.

In addition to her research role, Dr. Exume actively engages with the community through various programs. These include parent training, school staff training, social skills groups, mentoring, and sharing behavior analytic research findings through forthcoming journal articles. As an advocate for parents seeking guidance and support for their special needs children, Dr. Exume is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of these families.

Dr. Exume’s expertise lies in several areas, including communication, social interactions, analysis, and treatment of repetitive behavior disorders, as well as safety skills. With her extensive educational background and practical training, she remains committed to improving the lives of autistic children and making a positive impact in their overall well-being.

Financial & Non-Financial Disclosure:

Torica is employed under a Florida Developmental Disabilities Grant awarded to FAU CARD to research the under-representation of Black children in autism and has no other financial or nonfinancial disclosures

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