Stephanie Child, Psy.D., provides clinical oversight to the Todd Fournier Center for Employment Training and Community Inclusion within the May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities in Randolph, Mass.
Dr. Child is a licensed psychologist and certified health service provider. She oversees functional behavioral assessment, behavior intervention plans, and staff training regarding the implementation of behavior analytic interventions for a caseload of young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and various developmental disabilities. In addition, she supervises adapted Cognitive Behavioral Therapy services at the May Center School, which include individual and group therapy and classroom consultation services. Dr. Child is also a faculty member for May Institute’s APA-accredited doctoral internship program in Clinical Psychology.
Prior to becoming a Director at the May Center School in 2006, she completed her doctoral internship at a specialized public school in Miami-Dade County, Florida, for students diagnosed with developmental disabilities and co-morbid mental health diagnoses. There, she provided psychological assessment, parent training, in-home support services, individual, and group therapy. Dr. Child has also worked in private practice completing neuropsychological testing and as a consultant providing in-home behavioral services to young children diagnosed with ASD or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
Dr. Child’s research and clinical interests include the treatment of self-injurious behaviors and aggressive behaviors in individuals with ASD, and the modification of cognitive behavioral intervention to address emotion regulation problems for the developmentally delayed population.