Christina King

Adjunct, Behavior Analysis
  • Behavior Analysis

About Me

I attended Boston University and graduated in 2003 with a degree in Communication Disorders.  My goal was to be a Speech and Language Pathologist, however, while studying at BU, I began working with a child with Autism and first found my passion for Applied Behavior Analysis.  Immediately upon graduating BU, I enrolled in the Simmons University Behavioral Education Masters Program and received by BCBA in 2004.  I am currently the Director of RCS Learning Center and also am a doctoral student in the Behavior Analysis Program at Simmons University.  My current research is focused on a stimulus equivalence analysis of the emergence of novel forms of language. During the experiment, my goal is to explain how novel language develops and is displayed by the participants.  My next goal is to use this methodology to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of language training with children with autism and other language based developmental disabilities.  I have presented at multiple conferences including the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), Simmons University Contemporary Developments in Behavior Analysis, the Massachusetts Association of Behavior Analysis (MASSABA), the Berkshire Association of Behavior Analysis and Therapy (BABAT), and the Massachusetts Association of Approved Private Schools (MAAPS).

What I Teach

  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Behavioral Assessment 
  • Pedagogy
  • Research 1