Faculty & Staff at TUC
Department: Graduate School of Education
Title: Associate Professor
Phone: (707) 638-5865
Fax: (707) 638-5954
Office: Wilderman Hall, Rm. 207
Dr. Linda Haymes is an Assistant Professor of Special Education in the Graduate School of Education at Touro University. She has over 25 years experience in special education as a special education teacher, researcher and clinician. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Claremont Graduate School and her Master’s from University of Kansas in Early Childhood Education and Applied Behavior Analysis. Dr. Haymes has published research in The Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Journal of Early Intervention, Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, and Behavioral Interventions. Dr. Haymes’s book DIY Guide to an ABA Autism Program: Parent and Professional Toolbox is to be published soon by the Autism Asperger Publishing Company. Dr. Haymes has been the recipient of an intramural research grant from Touro University and development grants from Morris Stultaft Foundation, Rosie O’Donell Foundation/For All Kids, and San Francisco Foundation for establishing programs for children with autism. Dr. Haymes has been a middle school special education teacher and preschool teacher, the clinical director of an autism clinic, and an educational and behavioral consultant. She designed and established autism programming and intensive classrooms for Spectrum Center. Spectrum is the largest service provider for students with disabilities in California. Dr. Haymes is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the Doctoral Level (BCBA-D) is also a licensed psychologist in California. She and has maintained a practice focusing on supporting students with disabilities and their families.
1995 Ph. D. in Developmental Psychology,
Claremont Graduate School
Specialization Area: Child Psychopathology and Applied Behavior Analysis
1990 M. A in Early Childhood Education and Applied Behavior Analysis
The University of Kansas
1986 B. A. in Psychology dual major with Biology,
State University of New York at Albany
SEPS 794 Instruction of Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities
SEPS 701 Special Education Students, Classrooms and Programs
SEPS 709 Advanced Studies in Moderate/Severe Disabilities
SEPS 716 Overview of Autism
SEPS 717 Educational Specialist Induction Plan Development and Implementation
SEPS 791 Positive Behavior Support
EDU 716 Reading/Writing Educational Literature
EDU 795 Master's Thesis/Field Project Seminar
• Errorless learning and overselective attention in autism
• Video modeling as a teaching tool/treatment for autism
• Using technology to address learning modalities
• Functional analysis and treatment of unusual behaviors (sensory-based such as olfactory and rumination)
• Stimulus control and antecedent analysis for behaviors
Touro Intramural Grant 2011. A comparison of computer assisted instruction versus teacher-based instruction with students with autism.
Acquired grants for autism services from Morris Stultaft foundation (2002, 2003, and 2004), Rosie O’Donell Foundation/For All Kids (2002, 2003, and 2004), San Francisco Foundation (2000)
Haymes, L.K., Storey, K., Post, M., & Montgomery, J. (invited submission in press). Using Applied Behavior Analysis and Smart Technology for Meeting the Health Need of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. Developmental Neurorehabilitation.
Post, M., Storey, K., Haymes, L.K., Cambell, C, & Loughrey, T. (in press). Stalking Behaviors by Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Employment Settings: Understanding Stalking Behavior and Developing Appropriate Supports. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities.
Haymes, L.K. (in press) Bridging overselective attention in children with autism using video modeling. Journal of Special Education Technology.
Haymes, L. K., (2013). Book Review. The PRT Pocket Guide. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 38 (1), 1-2.
Post, M., Haymes, L.K., & Storey, K. (2012). Understanding Stalking Behaviors by Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Prevention Strategies for School Settings. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1-9. 10.1007/s10803-012-1712-8
Wilder, D. A., Schadler, J. Higbee, T. Haymes, L.K. Bajagic, V. and Register, M. (2008) Identification of Olfactory Stimuli as Reinforcers in Individuals with Autism: A Preliminary Investigation. Behavioral Interventions, 23, 97-103.
Association for Behavior Analysis International
American Psychological Association
Dr. Linda Haymes has been an Assistant Professor at Touro University since 2011
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