Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.

Marjorie H. Charlop

Charlop Margerie

Claremont McKenna College


Marjorie H. Charlop, Ph.D. has dedicated her life’s work to helping children with autism and their families. She is a professor of psychology at Claremont McKenna College and director of The Claremont Autism Center, her renowned research and treatment center for children with autism and their families. As a licensed psychologist, she also maintains a private practice and consultation services. Dr. Charlop has given hundreds of professional conference presentations and publications in the field of autism and has presented workshops and lectures around the globe. Her book, How to Treat the Child With Autism, has been translated into Spanish and Chinese. Recently, her book, How To Use Incidental Teaching With Autistic Spectrum Disorders, was released. Dr. Charlop’s clinical skills focus on treatment of communication, motivation, social skills, and behavior problems for autistic spectrum disorders and related disabilities. Within an applied behavioral analytical perspective, she uses naturalistic teaching strategies, which includes PRT, to improve the generalization and maintenance of treatment gains. Parent Collaboration and Education is among her primary areas of practice.




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