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About Thomas S. Higbee

Dr. Thomas S. Higbee is a Professor of Special Education and Rehabilitation at Utah State University where he has worked since 2002. He is also Director of the Autism Support Services: Education, Research, and Training (ASSERT) program, an early intensive behavioral intervention program for children with autism which he founded in 2003. . He is a doctoral-level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) and a Licensed Behavior Analyst in the state of Utah. His research interests include strategies for promoting verbal behavior, social behavior, and independence in individuals with autism and related disabilities as well as the functional assessment and treatment of aberrant behavior. He is a former associate editor for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (JABA) and currently serves as an associate editor of the European Journal of Behavior Analysis and the International Journal of Behavior Analysis and Autism Spectrum Disorders. He is also on the board of editors of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and has served on the board of editors of a variety of other behavioral journals. Throughout his career, he has worked with children with autism and related disabilities in home-, center-, and school-based programs. Through workshops and consultation, he has trained teachers and related service providers in school districts and universities throughout the U.S., Europe, and South America. He is the past president of the Utah Association for Behavior Analysis (UtABA) and serves on the Practice Board of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI).

Positions

Present Professor, Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation, Utah State University Special Education and Rehabilitation
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Present Director, ASSERT Autism Program, Utah State University Center for Persons with Disabilities
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Curriculum Vitae




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Honors and Awards

  • Faculty Fellow-Utah State University Center for Persons with Disabilities (2009)
  • "Teacher of the Year", Dept. of Special Education (2009-2010)
  • "Advisor of the Year", Dept. of Special Education (2009-2010)
  • “Autism Program of the Year” for ASSERT Autism Program, Autism Council of Utah (2007)
  • “Achievement of the Year”, Utah State University Robins Award for ASSERT Autism Program (2006)
  • Sidney W. Bijou Scholarship for Research in Child Development (1997)
  • Outstanding Psychology Scholar Award (1995)
  • “A” Pin Award for three consecutive quarters with a 4.0 GPA (1995)
  • Golden Key National Honor Society (1995)
  • Psy-Chi National Honor Society in Psychology (1993-1995)



Contact Information

Email: tom.higbee@usu.edu
Phone: (435) 797-1933
Fax: 435-797-3572
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/pages/ASSERT-Autism-Program/129781123705863
Skype: thomasshigbee

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