Dr.  Amarie Carnett

Assistant Professor
Educational Psychology  -  Applied Behavior Analysis



     

Biography


Dr. Amarie Carnett is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology for the University of Texas San Antonio in the Applied Behavior Analysis Program. She is a doctorate level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D). Dr. Carnett initially trained in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at Texas State University during her master’s program. She completed her doctorate degree in Educational Psychology, specializing in ABA and communication interventions at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She has 8 years of experience working in the field of ABA and Autism/Developmental Disabilities. Her research is focused on developing interventions to help children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to develop autonomy within their environments and increase their overall quality of life. She believes this best achieved by developing interventions that target issues associated to generalization of skills, as well as ensuring social significance through stakeholder participation. Her research interest can be classified into two overlapping categories (1) communication interventions, and (2) adaptive functioning. Dr. Carnett has 22 peer reviewed articles, 15 related to communication interventions, and 5 related to adaptive functioning. Her collaborative research extends internationally with projects at the University of Canterbury and Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She is currently Co-PI for Project PLAAY (Parent-Led Autism treatment for At-risk Young infants and toddlers).