Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.

Laura C. Chezan

Chezan Lauren

Old Dominion University


Laura C. Chezan is an Associate Professor of Special Education in the Department of Communication Disorders and Special Education at Old Dominion University and the Program Coordinator for the Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Program. Her research interests focus on interventions to promote social-communication in individuals with autism spectrum disorder, positive behavior support, quality of life, and single-case experimental design. Dr. Chezan has written a book and several book chapters on topics related to assessment and evidence-based interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and cognitive disabilities. She has published empirical studies in peer-reviewed journals, including Behavior Modification, Focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder, the Journal of Behavioral Education, and Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Chezan currently serves as the associate editor for Preventing School Failure and as an Editorial Board member on several scholarly journals. She has also received a Fulbright Scholar Award in 2022 to disseminate the adoption and implementation of evidence-based practices and applied behavior analysis in Romania.

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