Christina Fragale is an assistant professor of practice in the Department of Special Education. Dr. Fragale is a doctoral level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) who has worked with individuals with developmental disabilities (including autism spectrum disorders; ASD) using principles of Applied Behavior Analysis for over 10 years. Dr. Fragales clinical and research interests include the use of antecedent methods in the functional assessment and treatment of challenging behaviors exhibited by individuals with disabilities and the use of video modeling to teach creative play skills to young children with ASD. Additionally, with familial ties to Taiwan, Philippines, and Brazil, Dr. Fragale is interested in providing services for children with autism (and their families) from diverse cultural backgrounds, as well as the development of culturally competent special educators and behavioral therapists.
Ph.D. in Special Education, The University of Texas at Austin
M.S.Ed. in Special Education, The University of Texas at Austin
B.S. in Microbiology, The University of Texas at Austin
Works with culturally diverse individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders to assess and treat challenging behavior.
Fragale, C. (2014). Video modeling interventions to improve play skills of children with autism spectrum disorders: A systematic literature review. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 1, 165–178.
Pierce, N., O'Reilly, M., Sorrells, A., Fragale, C., White, P., Aguilar, J. & Cole, H. (2014). Ethnicity reporting practices for empirical research in three autism-related journals. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44, 1507–1519.
Fragale, C., O'Reilly, M., Aguilar, J., Pierce, N., Lang, R., Sigafoos, J. & Laniconi, G. (2012). The influence of motivating operations on generalization probes of newly taught mand responses by children with autism. Journal of Applies Behavioral Analysis, 45, 565–577.
Falcomata, T., White, P., Muething, C. & Fragale, C. (2012). Functional communication training and a chained schedule of reinforcement procedure to treat challenging behavior with multiple functions. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 24, 529–538.
O'Reilly, M., Aguilar, J., Fragale, C., Lang, R., Edrisinha, C., Sigafoos, J., Lanicioni, G. & Didden, R. (2012). Effects of a motivating operation manipulation of the maintenance of mands. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 45, 443–447.