Ph.D., BCBA, LBA
Katy graduated from the University of Washington with her Ph.D. in Special Education in 2017. Studying under Dr. Ilene Schwartz, Katy worked as a Research Assistant at the Experimental Education Unit working on the research side of the IES funded grant, Project DATA. Katy currently also works as an ABA Practicum Supervisor at the University of Washington in the graduate program from Special Education.
Katy completed her dissertation in Spring of 2017 and was selected as one of a handful of students as a Doctoral Scholar awarded by the Council of Exceptional Children. Katy's dissertation examined the effects of implementation of a parent coaching treatment package to increase parent fidelity of intervention at home, while also seeking to decrease child engagement in challenging behavior. Her passion lies in working with families of young children diagnosed with developmental disabilities. Katy works hard to increase quality of life by working with families of young children diagnosed with developmental disabilities, and their families, often encounter.
In addition to working at STEPS as a consultant and social skills teacher, Katy is one of the head teachers in Project DATA, a classroom at the Experimental Education Unit that focuses on intervention for the young children diagnosed with autism.