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Family Behavior Analysis Clinic has Opened!
The Family Behavior Analysis Clinic uses the basic principles of learning and behavior analysis to assess and treat behavior problems displayed by children with developmental disabilities. Children appropriate for this clinic are those who are at risk for a change in their living or school placement or whose behaviors put them or their family at serious risk for diminished health. The program offers a continuum of services for children (2-21 years) with developmental disabilities who display the following types of behavioral difficulties: noncompliance, tantrums, food selectivity/refusal, toileting difficulties, property destruction, aggression, and self-injurious behavior. Although the majority of the treatment occurs in the clinic setting, treatments are evaluated across multiple environments including the home and school/daycare.

The clinic's current lead staff includes:

Henry S. Roane, Ph.D., BCBA-D. Dr. Roane is an associate professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at Upstate Medical University, is the Director of the Family Behavior Analysis Clinic, and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Prior to coming to Upstate, Dr. Roane held faculty positions at the Emory University School of Medicine and the Marcus Institute (in Atlanta GA) and at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the Munroe-Meyer Institute (Omaha NE).

Heather J. Kadey M.S., BCBA. Ms. Kadey specializes in the treatment of feeding disorders. Her primary research interests include staff training, parent training, and treatments of childhood behavior disorders.

For more information, please contact the intake coordinator for the clinic, Darlene Black at (315)464-3110.