Amanda N. Zangrillo, Psy.D, BCBA-D

Amanda N. Zangrillo, PsyD, BCBA-DCenter for Autism Spectrum Disorders
Munroe-Meyer Institute
985450 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5450

Phone: 402-559-8866
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Professional Summary:

Amanda Zangrillo, Psy.D., BCBA-D is an Assistant Professor at University of Nebraska Medical Center and the newest faculty member to join the clinical team at the Munroe-Meyer Institute’s Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD). She received a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Life from University of Kansas in 2003. From 2003 to 2007, she worked as a Research Assistant and Coordinator of Clinical Operations at the Marcus Autism Center in Atlanta, Georgia. There, she gained valuable experience in the application of Behavior Analytic principles in the assessment and treatment of severe problem behaviors and the application of early intensive behavioral intervention (EIBI) in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders. During this time, she also earned a Master’s of Science degree from Georgia State University in Educational Psychology and later earned a Doctorate of Psychology in School Psychology from University of Southern Maine. Currently, Dr. Zangrillo works under the mentorship of Dr. Wayne Fisher in the CASD providing assessment and treatment to children with severe problem behaviors. The aim of services is to provide evidence-based behavioral assessment, intervention, and training to individuals and their caregivers, focusing on decreasing problematic and maladaptive behaviors and teaching functional, alternative behaviors using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. In addition, Dr. Zangrillo and Dr. Fisher conduct the CASD’s Autism Diagnostic Clinic which utilizes comprehensive assessment aimed at determining if individuals meet the diagnostic criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder and working with newly diagnosed children and families to access resources.

Education:

Psy.D., University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME, 2012
M.S., Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, 2008
B.S., University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 2003

Courses Taught:

MMI 916 Behavior Psychology in Autism and Related Disorder

Research Interests and Projects:

Function-based approaches to understanding and treating severe behavior disorders Behavioral approaches to the assessment and treatment of autism Verbal behavior

Publications from PubMed

Professional Affiliations:

American Psychological Association
Association for Behavior Analysis International
Heartland Association for Behavior Analysis
Maine Student Association of School Psychologists
National Association of School Psychologists