Dr. Fodstad’s primary background and work are in clinical psychology and Applied Behavior Analysis. Her clinical practice focuses on the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder and severe behavior disorders in individuals with developmental disabilities across the lifespan. Her research is focused on the development of appropriate models of assessment and treatment of early forms of self-injurious behavior, behavioral assessment, and treatment techniques for psychiatric disorders in children with developmental disabilities and identifying strategies to increase the fidelity of behavioral intervention implementation by caregivers. She uses an individualized and evidence-based approach to treatment focusing on decreasing severe problem behaviors and other concomitant difficulties associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Her teaching areas include assessment, Autism Spectrum Disorder, intellectual disabilities, disruptive behavior disorders, evidenced-based behavioral treatments, and Applied Behavior Analysis.