Counseling & Community Psychology - School of Health & Human Services - St. Cloud State University

Community Psychology
B210 Education Building
St. Cloud State University
720 4th Ave S
St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498
(campus map)

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30
Phone: (320) 308-2160
Fax: (320) 308-3216
Email: ccp@stcloudstate.edu

Chaturi Edrisinha

Chaturi Edrisinha

Associate Professor
Office Headly Hall 208
(320) 308-4178
cdedrisinha@stcloudstate.edu

Sabbatical: Fall 2012 through Spring 2013

Licensure and Certification

  • Ph.D. 2006, University of Texas – Austin
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst- Doctoral

Research Interests

  • Conceptual issues in applied behavior analysis
  • Functional analysis
  • Challenging behavior including Self-injurious behavior
  • Motivating operations
  • Social skills and competencies
  • Autism and developmental disabilities

Awards

  • Miller Scholar Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning-2013       
  • SCSU University Researcher Award 2012                        
  • SCSU University Researcher Award 2012                        
  • SCSU University Researcher Award 2010
  • SCSU Faculty Research Grant 2010                         
  • SCSU New Researcher Award 2009
  • SCSU Short Term Grant 2009
  • COE Dean’s Equipment Award 2008  - 3 desktop computers and one printer
  • COE Dean’s Annual Graduate Assistantships 2007-2009 – one per year
  • SCSU Summer Innovative Award 2007
  • COE Dean’s Award 2007
  • Joseph L. Henderson and Katherine D. Henderson Academic Excellence Award 2004, 2005, 2006                                                      

Current Projects and Research

  • SCSU Autism Clinic
  • Proto-Self Injurious Behavior in Young Children 0-5 yrs
  • Addressing Challenging Behavior
  • Leisure Skills and Adaptive Skill development

Publications in the last 24 months

60.          Roche, L., Sigafoos, J., Lancioni, G. E., O’Reilly, M. F., Green, V., Sutherland, D., van der Meer, L., Schlosser, R. W.,  Marschik, P. B., & Edrisinha, C. (2013). Tangible symbols as an AAC option for individuals with developmental disabilities: A systematic review of intervention studies. Augmentative and Alternative Communication. In Press

59.          Edrisinha, C. (2012). Parent stress appears to be associated with child expressive language abilities and not affected by a parent-implemented communication intervention. Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention, 6, 97-100

58.          O’Reilly, M., Green, V., Sigafoos, J., Lancioni, G., O’Reilly, B., Cannella, H., & Edrisinha, C. (2012).  Working with students with intellectual disabilities who exhibit severe challenging behavior.  In C. Franklin, M. Harris, & P. Allen-Meares (Eds.) The schools services sourcebook: A guide for school-based professionals. Oxford:University Press. In Press

57.          Edrisinha, C., O’Reilly, M. F., Sigafoos, J., Lancioni, G., & Choi, H. (2011). The influence of motivating operations and discriminative stimuli on challenging behavior maintained by positive reinforcement. Research in Developmental Disabilities. 32, 836-845.

56.          Edrisinha, C., O’Reilly, M.F., Choi, H., Sigafoos, J., Lancioni, G.E., (2011). “Say Cheese”: Teaching photography skills to adults with developmental disabilities. Research in Developmental Disabilities. 32, 636-642.

55.          O’Reilly, M., Little, A., Falcomata, T., Fragale, C., Green, V., Sigafoos, J., Lancioni, G., Edrisinha & Choi, H. (2011). Social interaction skills. In J. Luiselli (Ed.), Teaching and behavior support for children and adults with autism spectrum disorders: A “How to” practitioners guide. New York: Oxford University Press.

Courses Taught

  • CPSY 330 - Principles of Behavior Analysis
  • CPSY 641 - Single Case Design
  • CPSY 637 - Seminar in Functional Analysis
  • CPSY 530 - Comprehensive Exam & BCBA Preparation
  • CPSY 530 - Seminar in Autism (Summer)
  • CPSY 530 - Seminar in Applied Behavior Analysis II
  • CPSY 627 - Behavior Skills Assessment & Intervention for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Summer)
  • CPSY 597 - Practicum in Behavior Analysis
  • CPSY 693 - Internship in Behavior Analysis
  • CPSY 697 - Intensive Practicum in Behavior Analysis
  • CPSY 699 - Thesis

updated 9-2013

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