Dr. Claire McDowell (BCBA-D)

She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst- Doctoral designation and lecturer in Applied Behaviour Analysis in the School of Psychology at Ulster University, Northern Ireland. She completed her Ph.D. in Precision Teaching and the effects of fluency on skill acquisition and retention in 2000, following a semester studying with John Cooper and Time Heron at Ohio State University.

Dr. McDowell went on to work as part of the team of behaviour analysts and parents who established Saplings Schools for Children with Autism, some of the first ABA schools in Ireland. She worked as Sapling’s Director of Education & Outreach for several years, before returning to Ulster University in 2007 to direct the MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis. For the past 15 years, she has taught at pre-degree, degree, and postgraduate level, as well as supervising over 10 Ph.D. students to completion. In addition, she has served as an external examiner for Bangor University, and Trinity College Dublin, and is a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals, including ‘Behavioral Interventions’ ‘Journal of Intellectual Disability and Criminal Behaviour’  and ‘Journal of Autism and Other Disabilities’.   Dr. McDowell serves on several internal and external research groups, including the Sharland Foundation Developmental Disabilities ABA Research and Impact Network (SFDDARIN- Management Team) and Ulster University’s Autism Research Hub (Education & Employment Group co-lead).  A member of the Behavioural Neuroscience Research Group at Ulster, her research has primarily been in the area of- Evidence-based education for children at risk of academic failure, Behaviour change interventions relating to health, and Precision teaching and generative instruction.

Courses with Dr Claire McDowell

Precision Teaching 1  1 CEU

This Training will be delivered by Dr. Claire McDowell. She will discuss the history and development of precision training, its importance,

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