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[person name=”Fabiola Casarini, Ph. D.
Co-Founder at Centro Tice
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I am passionate about learning
and research using the science of behavior analysis.
My professional goal is to offer effective intervention strategies for children and adolescents with learning disabilities,
developmental disabilities, and behavioral or emotional disorders. In collaboration with Italian and foreign universities, I develop and update courses for institutions and create leverage
for the development of innovations and social applications in the science of education.
Words that inspire me: “Don’t forget to dream”.
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[toggle title=”Professional and research interests”]Dr. Casarini dedicates her time to change the current pedagogical practices for children and adolescents with learning and developmental disabilities in Italy by filling out an important missing piece: the establishment of university training programs that prepare teachers and related professionals to implement science-driven teaching instructions and developing of accreditation system for professionals who engage in behavior analysis. She has streamlined university courses in Applied Behavior Analysis at dell’Università di Parma and leads lectures both in English and Italian.
In 2006 she co-founded Centro TICE – a non-profit organization that promotes innovative teaching
and research using the science of behavior analysis. Since then Fabiola trains professionals to offer evidence-based interventions for children and adolescents with learning and developmental disabilities and her work has reached out to great number of families with children with special needs. Fabiola’s research topics include the replication of the CABAS® model of education in Italy, the effects of speaker immersion procedures on the production of verbal operants, as well as the induction of verbal behavior cusps and capabilities among young children.[/toggle]
[toggle title=”Specialization in networking and synergy”]Fabiola connects students, educators, researchers and university faculty. With the understanding that university programs are crucial component for the development of holistic science-informed educational systems, Fabiola collaborates with Italian and foreign universities to design and update courses that deal with teaching as a science. Fabiola also creates and maintains professional network for European behavior analysts who share her passion for innovative empirically-tested pedagogical practices.[/toggle]
[toggle title=”Positions held”]Currently Dr Casarini serves as Lecturer at dell’Università di Parma and is Co-founder at Center Tice. In the past she has worked as a teacher and teaching assistant at Fred F. Keller – an internationally recognized behavior analytic preschool and early intervention program for children from eighteen months through age five with and without disabilities and one of several Comprehensive Application of Behavior Analysis to Schooling or CABAS® accredited programs in the United States. [/toggle]
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Doctor of Philosophy: Applied Behavior Analysis, Università di Parma, Italy
Master of Arts: Applied Behavior Analys