Deva Carrion, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Deva Carrion, PhD, BCBA-D, earned her doctorate in school psychology from the University of Iowa. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Munroe-Meyer Institute and her postdoctoral experience at Marcus Autism Center. She is a licensed psychologist and doctorate-level, board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA-D). Dr. Carrion has more than 10 years of experience working with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related developmental disabilities, particularly with individuals displaying challenging behaviors. She joined Marcus Autism Center in July 2018 in the School Consultation Program. She works with school districts as a behavioral consultant and trainer. She is responsible for providing direct behavioral consultation to school districts across Georgia, training teachers and paraprofessionals in principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA), behavior management, developing individual education plan (IEP) goals and general classroom management strategies. Additionally, she conducts skill assessments and functional behavior assessments in the classroom and assists school teams in developing behavior intervention plans. Dr. Carrion’s research interests include assessment and treatment of challenging behavior in the school setting and training school-based professionals to conduct empirically based assessments and develop evidence-based treatments.