While Dr. Jones is a full-time consulting staff member at the University of Washington Haring Center, he also the past president of the Washington Association for Behavior Analysis. His past research as a visiting professor at the University of Puget Sound and the University of Washington concentrated on social and communication skills for children and young adults with autism and other mental health issues. He has published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at conferences locally and nationally. His clinical work has focused on teaching these same social and communication skills as well as adaptive/self-help skills. In addition to his training as both a developmental psychologist and behavior analyst, Dr. Jones also has more than two decades of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults with developmental disabilities and almost 15 years working with populations specifically affected by autism. He has facilitated autism and ADHD social skills groups to promote social and communication skills and conducted many autism and Asperger’s syndrome trainings to teachers, therapists, social workers, parents, and university professors. In addition to his clinical experience, Dr. Jones also works administratively as the director of operations for an ABA business and consults widely on business matters for ABA businesses in Washington State and across the country.
Children who display challenging behaviors often receive services from a wide range of professionals. In order for intervention services to be the most effective, collaboration… read more