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Meet our Lab

Lab Director - Blake Hansen

December 31, 2021 11:31 PM
My research and teaching interests focus on assessment and intervention for problem behaviors exhibited by children with autism, emotional/behavioral disorders, and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. I am especially interested in translating basic research in behavioral psychology to inform practice in clinical and school settings. In addition, I am interested in motivation for tasks involving language and literacy in children with disabilities. Finally, I do research on the development and phenomenology of repetitive behaviors and selective mutism in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities.

PhD Student - Dakin Stovall

December 29, 2021 08:14 PM
Dakin Stovall
I am a Ph.D. student in the psychology research program at BYU studying the effects of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) on parents and families. My research interests include Acceptance Commitment Therapy as a form of treatment for stress, anxiety, and depression in ASD parents; dyadic coping as a type of relationship therapy in the instance of ASD induced marital strain; and ASD specific testing to improve awareness of needs in those affected by autism. My ultimate desire is to pursue a fulfilling career in ASD family functioning research. I blend my practical experience, as a mother of an autistic child, with my research, hoping to improve lives of those impacted by autism.