Terry S Falcomata

Terry S Falcomata
Associate Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education

Email: falcomata@austin.utexas.edu
 

Dr. Falcomata's research emphasis is in the area of applied behavior analysis and the application of ABA technologies in the home and school. His research focuses primarily on the assessment and treatment of severe challenging behavior displayed by individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. Specifically, this research has focused on the use functional analysis methods and functional communication training in the assessment and treatment of challenging behavior. His areas of interest include generalization of effective treatments, variables affecting the re-emergence of challenging behavior following treatment, and methods for preventing clinical relapse pertaining to challenging behavior. Dr. Falcomata's other current research interests include factors influencing choice (e.g., self-control, impulsivity) including the role of dimensions of reinforcement.