Clarissa Barnes, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Assistant Professor of Special Education

Programs: Autism StudiesEducation

Phone: 419-783-2355

Email: cbarnes@defiance.edu

Clarissa Barnes

TEACHING INTERESTS

Academic and behavioral assessment, basic principles of applied behavior analysis, positive behavior support, single subject design, and autism studies

RESEARCH EXPERIENCES

Research in K-12 settings with learners with and without disabilities

PUBLICATIONS

Barnes, C. S., Rehfeldt, R. A. (2014). Implementing the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VBMAPP): Teaching Assessment Techniques. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 30, 36-47.

Barnes, C. S. & Rehfeldt, R. A. (2013). Effects of a fluency training protocol on selection-
based and topography-based comprehension measures. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 7, 639-647.

Barnes, C. S., & Rehfeldt, R. A. (2013). Advances in Language Interventions based on
Relational Frame Theory for Individuals with Developmental Disorders. In S. Dymond & B. Roche (Eds.), Advances in Relational Frame Theory & Contextual Behavioral Science: Research & Application. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

Barnes, C. S., Grannan, L. K. Lovett, S. L. & Rehfeldt, R. A. (2012). Behavior analytic
interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Psicología, Conocimiento y
Sociedad, 2, 27-53.

Barnes, C. S., Dunning, J. L., & Rehfeldt, R. A. (2011) An evaluation of strategies for training
staff to implement the picture exchange communication system. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 5, 1574-1583.

AWARDS & HONORS

Excellence Award for Graduate Student Research, Southern Illinois University

ACADEMIC DEGREES

Ph.D. in Rehabilitation, Behavior Analysis, and Therapy, Southern Illinois University
M.S. in Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Southern Illinois University
B.S. in Psychology, Western Michigan University