Mindy Scheithauer, PhD, BCBA-D

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Psychologist

Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Mindy Scheithauer, PhD, BCBA-D, received her doctorate in psychology from Louisiana State University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship through the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine at Kennedy Krieger Institute and her fellowship at Emory University.

Dr. Scheithauer is a Psychologist in the Severe Behavior Program at Marcus Autism Center. In her clinic work, she focuses on the assessment and treatment of problem behavior using functional analyses and function-based interventions. She also helps supervise trainees, including those seeking board-certified behavior analyst doctorate and psychology experiences.

In addition to clinical work, Dr. Scheithauer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine.  She has a variety of research interests in the field of applied behavior analysis and clinical trial treatment research. Current projects include evaluating the interactive effects of pharmacological and behavioral assessments and treatments, analyzing novel models for the assessment and treatment of complex challenging behaviors, and creating manuals for behavioral interventions.  She has numerous national and international presentations on these topics and has published her work in some of the top behavior analytic journals.

Publications

  • Call, N. A., Clark, S. B., Mevers, J. L., Parks, N. A., Volkert, V. M., & Scheithauer, M. C. (2018). An individualized method for establishing and thinning multiple schedules of reinforcement following functional communication training. Learning and Motivation, 62, 91-102.
  • Call, N. A., Reavis, A. R., McCracken, C. E., Gillespie, S. E., & Scheithauer, M. C. (2015). The impact of delays on parents' perceptions of treatments for problem behavior. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45 (4), 1013-1025.
  • Call, N. A., Alvarez, J. P., Simmons, C. A., Lomas Mevers, J. E., & Scheithauer, M. C. (2016). Clinical outcomes of behavioral treatments for elopement in individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. Autism: the international journal of research and practice, 21 (3), 375-379.
  • Call, N. A., Mevers, J. L., McElhanon, B. O., & Scheithauer, M. C. (2017). A multidisciplinary treatment for encopresis in children with developmental disabilities. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50 (2), 332-344.
  • Call, N. A., Miller, S. J., Mintz, J. C., Mevers, J. L., Scheithauer, M. C., Eshelman, J. E., & Beavers, G. A. (2016). Use of a latency-based demand assessment to identify potential demands for functional analyses Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49 (4), 900-914.
  • Lomas Mevers, J. E., Noell, G. H., Scheithauer, M., Miller, S., Alvarez, J. P., & Fischer, A. J. (2018). The impact of stimulus preference, order-effects, and treatment component omission in evaluating treatment integrity. Journal of School Psychology, 69, 45-55.
  • Lomas Mevers, J., Muething, C., Call, N. A., Scheithauer, M., & Hewett, S. (2018). A consecutive case series analysis of a behavioral intervention for enuresis in children with developmental disabilities. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 21 (5), 336-344.
  • Hodnett, J., Scheithauer, M., Call, N. A., Mevers, J. L., & Miller, S. J. (2018). Using a Functional Analysis Followed by Differential Reinforcement and Extinction to Reduce Challenging Behaviors in Children With Smith-Magenis Syndrome. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 123 (6), 558-573.
  • Scheithauer, M., Call, N., Mevers, J. L., & Scahill, L. (2018). A Feasibility randomized clinical trial (RCT) of a manualized intervention targeting elopement (running away) in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. (Journal) 31, 564-564.
  • Scheithauer, M., Muething, C. S., Silva, M. R., Gerencser, K. R., Krantz, J., & Call, N. A. (2018). Using caregiver report on the impact of challenging behavior exhibited by children with autism spectrum disorder to guide treatment development and outcomes. International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 1-12.
  • Scheithauer, M. C., & Kelley, M. L. (2014). Self-Monitoring by College Students With ADHD: The Impact on Academic Performance. Journal of Attention Disorders, 21(12), 1030-1039.
  • Scheithauer, M. C., Lomas Mevers, J. E., Call, N. A., & Shrewsbury, A. N. (2017). Using a Test for Multiply-Maintained Self Injury to Develop Function-Based Treatments. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 29, 443 - 460.
  • Scheithauer, M., Call, N., Cariveau, T., Ormand, H., & Clark, S. (2016). A consecutive case review of token systems used to reduce problem behavior in individuals with developmental delays. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 60, 733.
  • Scheithauer, M., Cariveau, T., Call, N. A., Ormand, H., & Clark, S. (2016). A consecutive case review of token systems used to reduce socially maintained challenging behavior in individuals with intellectual and developmental delays. International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 62, 157-166.
  • Scheithauer, M., O'Connor, J., & Toby, L. M. (2015). Assessment of self-restraint using a functional analysis of self-injury. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48 (4), 907-911.J
  • Scheithauer, M. C., & Zarcone, J. (2015). Evaluating the Relationship Between Sleep and Problem Behavior in Children with Disabilities. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 8 (1), 27-36.
  • Scheithauer, M. C., & Tiger, J. H. (2014). Teaching braille line tracking using stimulus fading. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47(3), 612-616.
  • Toussaint, K. A., Scheithauer, M. C., Tiger, J. H., & Saunders, K. J. (2017). Teaching identity matching of braille characters to beginning braille readers. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50(2), 278-289.
  • Speaking Engagements

    A sample of recent speaking engagements include:

    • Scheithauer, M., Call, N., Lomas Mevers, J., & Scahill, L. A (2018). Feasibility randomized clinical trial (RCT) of a manualized intervention targeting elopement (running away) in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Presented at the 5th International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSID) Europe Congress, Athens, Greece. 
    • Scheithauer, M., Call, N., Scahill, L., & Lomas Mevers, J. (2018) A feasibility study of a manualized intervention for the assessment and treatment of elopement. Presented at the 43rd Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Convention, San Diego, CA. 
    • Scheithauer, M., Simmons, C., Call, N., & Ekstrom, J. (2017) The impacts of delays to treatment success on perceptions of interventions for problem behavior. Presented at the 42nd Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
    • Scheithauer, M., Cariveau, T., (2016) Call, N. A., Ormand, H., & Clark, S. A consecutive case review of token systems used to reduce problem behaviour in individuals with developmental delays. Presented at the the 15th International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities World Congress, Melbourne, Australia. 
    • Scheithauer, M., Lomas Mevers, J., Call, N., & Shrewsbury, A. (2016) Using a test for multiply maintained self-injury to guide treatment decisions. Presented at the 41st Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.