Developmental disabilities, phylogeny and ontogency of self-injury and aggression, inclusive education
Professor of Special Education
313C MRL Building
Dr. Kennedy’s research and development interests focus on children and youth with intellectual/developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders. This work focuses on assessment and intervention of mechanisms underlying aberrant development. Much of his current work focuses on analyses of gene-brain-environment interactions associated with the development of problem behaviors such as aggression, self-injury, and stereotypy. Techniques include functional behavioral assessment, gene x behavior association studies, and animal model systems.