Instructor: Dana Gadaire

Dana Gadaire


Dana Gadaire obtained her master’s degrees in social work and clinical psychology prior to earning a doctorate from the University of Southern Maine in 2011. Over the course of her studies, she has worked with some of the most respected researchers in the field of applied behavior analysis, including Dr. Tim Vollmer, Dr. Brian Iwata, Dr. Wayne Fisher and Dr. Bud Mace. These mentors have provided her with a wealth of knowledge in behavioral principles and their application to issues affecting individuals with special needs as well as society at large.

The primary focus of her work has been the behavioral assessment and treatment of children with special needs, including autism spectrum disorders, anxiety, and various other emotional and behavioral disorders. However, she also has experience working with typically developing children and their families and providing systemic supports in schools and child welfare agencies. Primary areas of interest include social skills training, behavioral parent training, school consultation and bullying prevention.

Classes by this instructor

Assessment and Treatment of Sleep Disturbances in Children

ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF SLEEP DISTURBANCES IN CHILDREN - BEHP1099 Provides an overview of what defines developmentally appropriate sleep. Introduces the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. Includes common barriers to treatment adherence and how to identify them when medical consultation is warranted.

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July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, Canvas 2
Strategies for Dealing with Bullying
STRATEGIES FOR DEALING WITH BULLYING - SPCW1007 Covers bullying, bullying prevention, school policies and responsibilities, and cyber-bullying. Includes free resources and much more. Provides schools, parents and communities effective ways to prevent bullying. Helps students with autism and related disabilities already addressing challenges in the academic and social environment.

July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, CourseWebs