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Gracie Beavers

Assistant Professor    

B.S. in psychology - Georgia State University, 2005
M.S. in applied behavior analysis - Florida Institute of Technology, 2008
Ph.D. in psychology - University of Florida, 2013


Applied behavior analysis
Functional analysis
Assessment and treatment of behavior disorders


Gracie Beavers is a doctoral-level board certified behavior analyst. Her primary area of research focuses on the assessment and treatment of severe behavior disorders in individuals with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities across the lifespan.

She is also interested in how behavior disorders develop in children both with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities.

She is currently evaluating methods to identify young children at risk for developing behavior disorders and prevent the onset of behavior disorders through early intervention.


Beavers, G. A., Iwata, B. A., & Gregory, M. K. (in press). Parameters of reinforcement and response-class hierarchies. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis

Beavers, G. A., Iwata, B. A., & Lerman, D. C. (2013). Thirty years of research on the functional analysis of problem behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 1-21.

Beavers, G. A., & Iwata, B. A. (2011). Prevalence of multiply controlled problem behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 593-597.

Pan-Skadden, J., Wilder, D., Sparling, J., Severtson, E., Donaldson, J., Postma, N., Beavers, G., & Neidert, P. (2009). The use of behavioral skills training and in-situ training to teach children to solicit help when lost: A preliminary investigation. Education and Treatment of Children, 32, 359-370.

Normand, M. P., Severtson, E. S., & Beavers, G. A. (2008). A functional analysis of non-vocal verbal behavior of a young child with autism. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 24, 63-67.