Laurie A. Vismara, Ph.D.
Assistant Professional Researcher, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine
UC Davis MIND Institute
2825 50th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: (916) 703-0347
Dr. Laurie Vismara is an assistant research scientist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and a board certified behavior analyst. She specializes in conducting treatment research with young children at risk or diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and their families. Her work has extended the Early Start Denver Model into a parent training curriculum for immediate provision of intervention following children’s diagnoses. More recently, Dr. Vismara has developed telehealth or interactive communication technology systems for families and early intervention providers to access and learn more about the Early Start Denver Model. Her research has examined the potential impact of telehealth for making early intervention and training more readily available and less expensive to families and providers without compromising the quality of care to be delivered to children. Her work has been published in several journals, including the Journal of Autism, Journal of Positive Behavior Intervention, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, and Topics in Early Childhood Special Education. She also reviews for periodicals such as the Journal of Early Intervention, Journal of Child Psychology and Child Psychiatry, and Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.
B.A., Psychology, University of San Diego, 2001
M.A., Education, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2003
Ph.D., Education, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2005
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