Dr. Catherine Riley is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the University of Arizona, Department of Pediatrics. She holds a bachelor's degree from Indiana University, a master's degree in education from Western Maryland College, and a doctoral degree from Mayo Medical School. She completed a fellowship in developmental behavioral pediatrics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Andrew Gardner, PhD, BCBA-D has been serving families of children with behavioral challenges over the past 20+ years across clinic, home, school, and public settings in both English and Spanish. Dr. Gardner completed his BA undergraduate degree and MS graduate training in Psychology/School Psychology at Utah State University, completed an internship through the Fred S. Keller School (CABAS), his PhD through the University of Iowa, a pre-doctoral internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Gardner has also participated in various Maternal and Child Health Bureau funded Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and other Related Disabilities (LEND) programs. He is currently an Associate Professor at The University of Arizona in the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics and clinical faculty in the Arizona LEND program. Dr. Gardner supervises a Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic in the department of Psychiatry, participates with the clinical team through The Children's Postinfectious Autoimmune Encephalopathy (CPAE) Center of Excellence at the UA Steele Center in Pediatrics, as well as serves children and families at Children’s Clinics for Rehabilitative Services in Tucson, AZ. He has peer-reviewed publications and professional presentations in the areas of evidence-based practices, as well as in the assessment and treatment of childhood problem behavior. Dr. Gardner’s research interests include: functional analytic assessment of childhood challenging behavior, qualities of attention in Parent Management Training (PMT), parenting and cross-cultural treatment acceptability, and therapeutic strategies for challenging behavior based in the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for diverse diagnoses. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking in the Sonoran Desert, tortoise husbandry, Wing Chun Kung-fu, and cooking.
Description of Discussion:
Dr. Riley: 25 minutes on Diagnosis of Autism and Comorbidity/difference between medical and educational diagnosis. Dr. Gardner: 25 minutes on Evidence based practice/behavior therapy. 5-10 minutes with both of us explaining the new Center of Excellence and answering questions
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