Scuddy Fontenelle, IV, PhD, BCBA-D


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Child Study Center: Developmental Disabilities Program | YESCog

Yale Medicine


Scuddy Fontenelle IV, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is a licensed psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the Yale Child Study Center who specializes in the assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the treatment of behavioral difficulties (e.g., pediatric feeding disorders, aggressive behaviors, toileting, etc.) displayed by children with ASD and other developmental disorders. He received his B.S. in psychology from Louisiana State University in 2006, M.A. in psychology from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2009, and Ph.D. in school psychology from Oklahoma State University in 2014. He completed his predoctoral internship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Munroe-Meyer Institute, which included specialized training within the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Clinic and the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (Severe Behavior Program). He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the May Institute’s Center for Evaluation and Treatment with a focus on the assessment of children suspected of having ASD. He is a clinician in the Toddler Developmental Disabilities Clinic under the direction of Dr. Katarzyna Chawarska. His research interests have focused on determining the most efficient methods for increasing academic and behavioral learning rates of children.

Education & Training

PhD Oklahoma State University, Educational Psychology (Specialty: School Psychology) (2014)
MA Southeastern Louisiana University, Psychology (2009)
BS Louisiana State University, Psychology (2006)
Predoctoral Intern Munroe Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center (Rotations: Pediatric Feeding Disorder Clinic and Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders' Severe Behavior Program)
Postdoctoral Fellow May Center for Evaluation and Treatment, May Institute (Specialization: Autism Spectrum Disorder)

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Scuddy Fontenelle, IV, PhD, BCBA-D