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Christina Whalen, Ph.D., BCBA Biography:

Christina Whalen, Ph.D., BCBA, President and Chief Science Officer, Jigsaw Learning, 2815 Eastlake Avenue East, Suite 300, Seattle, Washington 98102

Dr. Whalen is a licensed psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst specializing in autism and related disorders. She is one of the founders of TeachTown, Inc. (http://www.drchris.teachtown.com), and is now Co-founder and President and Chief Science Officer of Jigsaw Learning (http://www.jigsawlearning. com; a merged company of TeachTown, Inc., and Animated Speech Co.). She received her Ph.D. at the University of California, San Diego, and did her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles. She also worked at Autism Spectrum Therapies in Los Angeles and at the University of Washington Autism Center as the Early STAART Treatment and Training Director.

Dr. Whalen has more than 15 years of experience in research and clinical practice with children with autism and their families. She has developed and supervised home programs, educated and trained parents and teachers, consulted with school districts, taught college and graduate courses in psychology and education, presented at numerous professional conferences, participated in fund-raising activities for various autism organizations, and published in professional scientific journals. She is also a chapter author in Universal Usability: Designing Computer Interfaces for Diverse Users (edited by Jonathan Lazar; Wiley, 2007), a book about how technology can help people with special needs. Dr. Whalen served on a task force for the California Blue Ribbon Commission for Autism, acted as the ABA Liaison for the California Association for Behavior Analysis (Cal-ABA), and is now the Chair of the Technology Special Interest Group for the Association for Behavior Analysis (ABA).

Dr. Whalen resides in Millbrae, California, near San Francisco. She is married and has a 6-year-old boy.


Christina Whalen, Ph.D., BCBA's Books

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  • Real Life, Real Progress for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

    ISBN: 978-1-55766-954-4

    Description

    Practical and reader-friendly, this how-to guide to generalization helps professionals take today's most popular autism interventions to the next level by making generalization an integral part of them. Practical and reader-friendly, this how-to guide to generalization helps professionals take today's most popular autism interventions to the next level by making generalization an integral part of them.

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