Professor, Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry
Dr. Lecavalier studies pharmacological and/or behavior interventions for emotional and behavior problems in children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Additionally, he looks at the assessment and measurement of behavior and emotional problems in children with ASD along with the development, refinement and validation of several instruments in this population.
Dr. Lecavalier is involved in two multisite studies aiming to validate outcome measures for anxiety and behavioral inflexibility in children and adolescents with ASD.
He serves as the project director for the Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities research project, which is developing, implanting and monitoring behavior support plans for children with developmental disabilities and behavior problems.
Education and Training:
PhD: Université du Québec à Montréal
Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Center for Development and Learning