Behavior Intervention Team
Emily is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, Queens College, City University of New York. Dr. Jones' research examines interventions to address the needs of children with developmental disabilities and their families. She draws on knowledge about phenotypic characteristic of a given disorder to figure out where to target intervention resources, even doing so in a preventative way, before impairments become pronounced. This includes examining interventions to address communication, cognitive, and motor skills, as well as aspects of the intensity of intervention in children with Down syndrome. For children with autism, much of Dr. Jones’ work has focused on interventions to address joint attention skills as well as the comparative effectiveness of different interventions. Dr. Jones is also evaluating interventions to improve sibling relationships when one sibling has autism. This work has been supported by funds from the Professional Staff Congress, Organization for Autism Research, Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation, and Autism Speaks and published in peer reviewed journals such as Behavior Modification, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Research in Developmental Disabilities.
Charlene is a doctoral student and adjunct lecturer at City University of New York (CUNY). She has a masters in psychology and experience working with children with autism spectrum disorder in both home and school settings. Charlene has also developed both parent and teacher training programs and enjoys working with families on goals that are important to them. Charlene loves working with children and seeing them grow and learn.