Areas of Interest
Dr. Thomas S. Higbee is a Professor of Special Education and Rehabilitation at Utah State University where he has worked since 2002. He is also Director of the Autism Support Services: Education, Research, and Training (ASSERT) program, an early intensive behavioral intervention program for children with autism which he founded in 2003. His research interests include strategies for promoting verbal behavior, social behavior, and independence in individuals with autism and related disabilities as well as the functional assessment and treatment of aberrant behavior. He is a former associate editor for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (JABA) and currently serves as an associate editor of the European Journal of Behavior Analysis and the International Journal of Behavior Analysis and Autism Spectrum Disorders. He is on the board of editors of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and has served on the board of editors of a variety of other behavioral journals. Throughout his career, he has worked with children with autism and related disabilities in home-, center-, and school-based programs. Through workshops and consultation, he has trained teachers and related service providers in school districts throughout the U.S., Europe, and South America. He is the current president of the Utah Association for Behavior Analysis (UtABA) and serves on the Practice Board of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI).