Julie Koudys, Ph.D., C.Psych., BCBA-D is an Assistant Professor, and Clinical Coordinator, at Brock University in the Department of Applied Disability Studies. She completed her Ph. D. in Clinical Developmental Psychology at York University, with a focus on research and practice with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Her clinical experience includes work in educational and residential services, children’s mental health, and hospital settings (e.g., McMaster Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario). She is the former Clinical Director of Pyramid Educational Consultants of Canada. She has completed research related to the active ingredients in Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) and the long-term outcomes of youth who previously received IBI, as well as the impact of treatment fidelity and instructional strategies on the communicative behaviour of children with ASD who use augmentative / alternative communication (AAC) systems. She is currently conducting applied research involving in-home behavioural parent training to treat sleep challenges and problem behaviour. Dr. Koudys is an appointed member of the Government of Ontario’s Clinical Expert Committee for ASD. She was Chair of the Ontario Scientific Expert Taskforce for the Treatment of ASD, for which she received the 2017 Research Award from the Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA). She is an active contributor to various volunteer committees for which she received the 2018 President’s Service Excellence Award from ONTABA.
- Evidence-based practice and behavioural treatment fidelity in early intensive behavioural intervention (IBI) and augmentative alternative communication (AAC) systems with young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), developmental disabilities and communication disorders.
- Active ingredients in behavioural interventions, including the active ingredients in IBI, AAC, and mental health treatments.
- Diverse applications of ABA, including the application of ABA within child and adolescent mental health, pediatric exercise/nutrition.