Paul McDonnell – Retired Professor, Autism Specialist (Health)
Mr. McDonnell explains the strides New Brunswick has made to help families with autistic children, and improvements in classroom services. His professional expertise and personal interest take us deep into understanding the impact of the Applied Behavioral Analysis program. Mr. McDonnell maps out autism affects three areas of functioning, “particularly social development”. We explore Applied Behavioral Analysis and how it helps “optimize learning”. Cost benefit studies consistently show the savings in autism treatment “over the lifetime of the individual” if you invest in early intervention.
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Professor Emeritus in Psychology, University of New Brunswick (Retired)
Dr. McDonnell has distinguished himself by publishing widely in two very different areas: clinical psychology and experimental psychology. He has received international recognition for his research as well as support from national and international granting agencies. Throughout his 31-year career at the University of New Brunswick, Dr. McDonnell was a professional child clinical psychologist. His practice is viewed as a model for others in the field and - through more than 80 invited talks and workshops - he has enhanced the impact of clinical psychology in New Brunswick and helped parents and professionals alike.