Cindy Gevarter, Ph.D., BCBA-D
- autism spectrum disorders (ASD), augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), early intervention
- SHS Lab:
- Autism Lab
Cindy Gevater Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of New Mexico (UNM). She received a B.A. in psychology from the University of Virginia (UVa), an M.T. in special education from UVa, and a Ph.D. in early childhood special education from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Gevarter is a certified special education teacher as well as a board certified behavior analyst at the doctoral level (BCBA-D). Gevarter’s research and teaching interests focus on communication intervention and assessment or young children with autism spectrum disorder and related disabilities. Her research has focused on augmentative and alternative communication, naturalistic early communication intervention, and communication partner training for early intervention providers and parents. She is the Program Director of Project SCENES (Social-communication: Collaborating Early with Naturalistic, Evidence- based Supports), an interdisciplinary grant that will fund and train speech-language pathology and special education masters students interested in autism.
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Gevarter, C., Groll, M., & Stone, E. (2020). Dynamic assessment of augmentative alternative and communication application grid formats and communicative targets for children with autism spectrum disorder. Augmentative and Alternative Communication. https://doi.org/10.1080/07434618.2020.1845236
Gevarter, C., Horan, K., & Sigafoos, J. (2020). Teaching preschoolers with autism to use different speech-generating device display formats during play: Intervention and secondary ractors. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools. https://doi.org/10.1044/2020_LSHSS-19-00092
Gevarter, C., & Zamora, C. (2018). Naturalistic speech-generating device interventions for children with complex communication needs: A systematic review of single-subject studies. American Journal of Speech-language Pathology, 27(3), 1073-1090. https://doi.org/10.1044/2018_ajslp-17-0128