Michael A Ben-Avie PhD
Lecturer in the Child Study Center
My current research focuses on translating research findings about autism spectrum disorders into instructional practice. I design and evaluate psychological and educational interventions that promote the learning and development of youth. In 2005, I was accepted for inclusion in the U.S. Department of Education, Institute for Education Sciences’ What Works Clearinghouse Registry of Evaluation Researchers.
Current ProjectsU.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Services (IES) grant: "Handheld Technology to Improve Educational Outcomes for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders"
Outcome evaluations of psychological and educational interventions that are designed to promote the learning and development of vulnerable children and youth
Extensive Research Description
Connecticut General Assembly Special Act 08:5: An Act Concerning the Teaching of Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities (data analyst)
Connecticut General Assembly PA 05-280: New State Department of Aging Study (data analyst)
As P.I. and Co-P.I. conducted outcome evaluations of federal grants, including grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Center for Substance Abuse Treatment; U.S. Department of Education; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Center for Mental Health Services; and a collaboration among the U.S. Departments of Education, Health and Human Services; and Justice.