Carrie Lynn Gray
Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Carrie currently works as Regional Clinical Director of northern MI and BCBA for a company based in MI but also serves 7 other states. Carrie’s clinical responsibilities range from supervising other clinicians to managing home- and clinic-based applied behavior analytic therapy services for children and adults diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Carrie is also an adjunct professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology teaching master’s level students enrolled in the ABA practicum program.
Carrie and her husband have three children, ages 19, 17, and 14, as well as three fur-babies (dogs), 11 chickens, and one duck. Living in the upper peninsula of MI, Carrie’s family has an amazing opportunity to explore nature. They enjoy spending the day at the lake fishing, going on hikes, snowshoeing, and playing games in our backyard. Carrie’s other hobbies include cake decorating, reading, and cross stitching.
Main research interests include applications of behavior skills training (BST), reinforcement, ABA staff training, and skill acquisition. Emerging research interests include reduction of pain maintained aggressive behaviors, and the effects of disrupted sleep on skill acquisition and interfering behaviors. Previous research has
included the use of BST to increase staff accuracy while
implementing discrete trial teaching (DTT). Current research evaluates the effects of reinforcer magnitude of social
reinforcers on skill acquisition.
Gray, C. L., Griffith, A. K., & Catagnus, R. M. (2017). The Effects of Behavioral Skills Training on Accuracy of Discrete Trial Training and Child Progress. (Unpublished master’s thesis). The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL.
Gray, C. L., Ackerlund Brandt, J. A., Garcia, Y., & Griffith, A. K. (in preparation). The Effects of Reinforcer Magnitude Using Social Reinforcers on Skill Acquisition for Children Diagnosed with Autism.
Gray, C. L., Griffith, A. K., & Catagnus, R. M. (2018, October). The Effects of Behavioral Skills Training on Accuracy of Discrete Trial Training and Child Progress. Poster presented at the sixth annual conference of the Michigan Autism Conference in Kalamazoo, MI.