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Who is Dr. Emily Kerwin?

Dr. Kerwin, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA-NYS, LABA-MA, began her career in behavior analysis working in home programs which utilized B.F. Skinners analysis of verbal behavior. Dr. Kerwin started working with the Carbone Clinic in 2003 as one of the original three instructors hired when the clinic opened its doors.

During her time at the Carbone Clinic she worked as instructor, lead instructor, OutReach consultant, and most recently the organizations Chief Operating Officer where she undertook the task of establishing home-based ABA services through the Carbone Clinic in Massachusetts.

In 2011 Dr. Kerwin earned a Doctorate in Applied Behavior Analysis from Simmons College in Boston, MA. She is also a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst and is licensed to practice behavior analysis in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of New York.

Throughout her career Dr. Kerwin has helped author several peer reviewed journal articles, presented at regional and national conferences, and established effective programs for dozens of children, adolescents, and adults with autism and developmental disabilities.

In 2019, Dr. Kerwin was awarded the Clinical Supervisor Award in Verbal Behavior by the Verbal Behavior Special Interest Group of the Association of Behavior Analysis International. Dr. Kerwin now serves as an adjunct professor at Regis College in Weston, MA where she teaches a course in Skinner’s analysis of Verbal Behavior and serves as a thesis advisor to students pursuing their Masters’ in Applied Behavior Analysis.


Teaching Verbal Behavior: Mand Training: Early to Advanced
One Day Training Agenda

8:00-8:30 AM
Review: Behavioral Classification of Language

8:30-9:00 AM
Instructional Control/Pairing with Reinforcement

9:00-9:15 AM

9:15 – 10:45 AM

    • Teaching Vocal Manding
    • Teaching Manual Sign Manding

10:45-11:30 AM
Manding Data Collection

11:30-12:15 AM

12:15 AM – 1:00 PM
Manding as an Alternative to Problem Behavior

1:00-1:45 PM
Manding for Missing Items

1:45-2:00 PM

2:00 – 3:00 PM
Manding for Information