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Linda Haymes, PhD, BCBA-D

Associate Professor, Graduate School of EducationChair Special Education, Graduate School of Education
Linda Haymes

Areas of Expertise

Special Education, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Behavioral Science


I am an Associate Professor and Chair of Special Education in the Graduate School of Education at Touro University. I have over 25 years’ experience in special education and autism. During this time, I have been a teacher, researcher and clinician. I am a board certified behavior analyst doctoral level and licensed psychologist in California. I have maintained a practice focusing on supporting students with serious behavioral needs, including autism and disabilities. My research interests have been varied and include telehealth for people with disabilities and autism, use of technology for people with disabilities, stalking behaviors, reduction of dangerous behaviors, functions of unusual sensory behaviors, obsessions in autism and inclusion of people with disabilities. I received my Ph.D. in Psychology from Claremont Graduate University and my Master’s from University of Kansas in Early Childhood Education and Behavior Analysis. I have published research in over a dozen journals and books as well as I serve as a reviewer for many journals in the field of applied behavior analysis. I am the parent of two adolescents and spend any other free time running long distance races.


  • Ph.D. in Psychology from Claremont Graduate University
  • Master's University of Kansas in Early Childhood Education and Behavior Analysis.


Evaluating the Effectiveness and Acceptability of Telehealth and Distance Learning for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities three studies conducting now. Survey of Functional Behavior Assessment Use within the Field of Behavior Analysis (currently being conducted)

Recent Publications

Britton, L., Crye, A., & Haymes, L. (2021). Cultivating the ethical repertoires of behavior analysts: Prevention of common violations.  Behavior Analysis in Practice

Haymes, L.K, Cotes, D.L. & Storey, K. (2018). Improving community integration and participation. In (ED) D. Hollar, Advances in Exercise and Health for People With Mobility Limitations, p. 21-39. Nature, Switzerland: Springer.

Haymes, L.K., & Storey, K. (in progress). The use of technology for increasing activity levels for individuals with Down syndrome. Teaching Exceptional Children.

Storey, K. & Haymes, L.K. (2016). Case Studies in Applied Behavior Analysis for Students and Adults with Disabilities. Charles C. Thomas Publishers.

Haymes, L.K., Storey, K., Maldonado, A. & Post, M., Montgomery, J. (2015). 
Using Applied Behavior Analysis and Smart Technology for Meeting the Health 
Need of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. Developmental Neurorehabilitation,18, 
(6),407-419. .

Post, M., Haymes, L.K., & Storey, K., Loughrey, T. & Campbell, C. (2014). Understanding Stalking Behaviors by Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Prevention Strategies for School Settings. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44, 2698-2706. 10.1007/s10803-012-1712-8

Post, M., Storey, K., Haymes, L.K., Campbell, C, & Loughrey, T. (2014). Stalking Behaviors by Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Employment Settings: Understanding Stalking Behavior and Developing Appropriate Supports.
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 49, 102-110.

Haymes, L.K. (in press) Bridging overselective attention in children with autism using video modeling. Journal of Special Education Technology.

Haymes, L. K., (2013). Book Review. The PRT Pocket Guide. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 38 (1), 1-2.

Haymes, L. K. (working manuscript). Why technology works for students with autism. To be submitted to Education and Treatment of Children.

Wilder, D. A., Schadler, J. Higbee, T. Haymes, L.K. Bajagic, V. and Register, M. 
(2008) Identification of Olfactory Stimuli as Reinforcers in Individuals with Autism: 
A Preliminary Investigation. Behavioral Interventions, 2 (2), 97-103.

Haymes, L.K. (October 2007). Using technology for the education and treatment of people with autism. Invited submission to Autism News of Orange County.

Charlop, M. H. & Haymes, L. K. (1998). Using objects of obsession as tokens with 
autistic children. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 28(3), 189- 198. 

Charlop, M. H. & Haymes, L. K. (1996). Using Obsessions as reinforcers with and without mild reductive procedures to decrease autistic children's inappropriate behaviors. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 26, 527-546.

Charlop, M. H. & Haymes, L. K. (1996). Speech and language acquisition and intervention: Behavioral approaches. In J. L. Matson (Ed.), Autism in children and adults: Etiology, assessment, and intervention, p.213-236.Dekalb, Indiana: Sycamore Press.

Haymes, L. K., Fowler, S. A., & Cooper, A. Y. (1994).  Assessing the adjustment of preschoolers with special needs to an integrated program. Journal of Early Intervention, 18, 184-198.

Memberships and Affiliations

California Association for Behavior Analysis (CAL ABA), Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI)

Teaching Responsibilities

SPEC 715 Overview of Autism, SPEC 794 Instruction of Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities, SPEC 701 Special Education Students, Classrooms and Programs, SPEC 709 Advanced Studies in Moderate/Severe Disabilities, SPEC 717 Educational Specialist Induction Plan Development and Implementation, SPEC 791 Positive Behavior Support, SPEC 722 Research Methods in ABA, SPEC 724 Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis, SPEC 710 Advanced Interventions in Classroom and School Supports, SPEC 726 Reading/Writing ABA Literature, SPEC 727 Master's Thesis Seminar in ABA, EDUC 716 Reading/Writing Educational Literature, and EDUC 795 Master's Thesis/Field Project Seminar