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Laura Chezan

Laura Chezan

Communication Disorders & Special Education

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  • Expertise

    Significant Intellectual Disabilities
    Functional Communication
    Behavior Support
  • Research Interests

    Communication Interventions,<br>Positive Behavior Support,<br>Autism and Significant Intellectual Disabilities,<br>Single-Case Experimental Design Methodology
  • 2022: Fulbright Scholar, US Department of Education
  • 2020: Sara and Rufus Tonelson, Darden College of Education and Professional Studies
  • 2015: New Investigator or Contract Award, Old Dominion University
  • 2011: Dr. James A. Stoddard Fellowship, University of South Carolina
  • 2010: Nelle Taylor Scholarship, University of South Carolina
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    , "Investigating the Quality of Life for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Scale Using Rasch Methodology" $5,000. Old Dominion University. June, 2022 - July, 2022
    Chezan, L. "FP3 Faculty Proposal Preparation Program" $4,000. September, 2019 - May, 2020
    Chezan, L.; Gable, R. A. "Junior Faculty Research Mentoring Program" $6,500. August, 2017 - May, 2018
    Chezan, L. "Teaching Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder To Reject Nonpreferred Items and Activities" $7,000. Old Dominion University. June 1, 2017 - August 1, 2017
    Chezan, L. "Teaching Tolerance to Delays in Reinforcement to Children with Autism and Language Delays" $30,000. Private. January 01, 2015 - December 31, 2015
    Tonelson, S. W.; Chezan, L.; Gable, R. A. "Virginia Applied Behavior Analysis Consortium" $15,000. State. October, 2014 - September, 2015
    Chezan, L.; Popescu, O.; Ayala, O.; Nikolic, M. "Faculty Innovator Grant: Critical Thinking: Beyond Theoretical Knowledge" $2,000. August, 2014 - December, 2014