Dr. Carreau earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology, with a specialization in ABA, from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and has worked extensively with children who have Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities (IDD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and severe problem behavior.
Dr. Carreau began her practice as a Residential Case Manager and Coordinator on the Intensive Unit at the New England Center for Children. She later became a Clinical Specialist II and Research Assistant II on the Neurobehavioral Inpatient Unit at the Kennedy Krieger Institute (both residential facilities for children with IDD and severe forms of problem behavior). These experiences provided her with vast experience conducting functional analyses, treatment analyses, and in developing behavioral intervention. Her training was shaped by notable experts in the field.
She also has years of experience consulting as a BCBA, working collaboratively with parents, teachers, and other professionals in the home and in schools to meet the goals of her clients.
Dr. Carreau has served as a guest reviewer for a number of journals including the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Analysis of Gambling Behavior, and Education and Treatment of Children. She has co-authored several articles and book chapters focused on the improvement of common behavioral treatments, and she continues to conduct research in this area.
Her clinical, research, and academic experiences have fostered a great understanding of, and appreciation for, ABA, and how behavioral principles may be effectively applied to reduce problem behavior, increase adaptive functioning, and ultimately provide a better quality of life for individuals and families affected by IDD and ASD.