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Kate LaLonde

 Assistant Professor
  Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education
 Ph.D., Western Michigan University
 344 Erickson
 517-355-1900
Kate LaLonde is an assistant professor of special education, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral (BCBA-D) and the Clinical Director of the Early Learning Institute. Her research focuses on using behavior analysis to solve socially significant problems. She spent time in Tanzania as a researcher at APOPO (https://www.apopo.org/en/), an NGO using operant conditioning procedures to teach giant African pouched rats to detect landmines and tuberculosis. Her research also focuses on problems often observed in individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities. Specifically she is interested in increasing vocal speech, complex social skills and physical activity in children and adults. She has also published in other areas including natural environment teaching and behavioral gerontology.

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