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Jennifer D. Bass, PsyD, BCBA-D

Program Director, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND), Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Community Outreach Coordinator, The Kelly O'Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-803-2365

Email: jennifer.bass@cchmc.org

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Specialties

Clinical Interests

Autism spectrum disorders; developmental disabilities; behavioral feeding disorders; parent training for behavior management of challenging behaviors

Research Interests

Siblings of children with autism spectrum disorders; social play skills; organizational behavior management (staff training and performance feedback)

Biography

Jennifer D. Bass, PsyD, BCBA-D, is a clinical psychologist and board certified behavior analyst in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (DDBP).  Prior to joining the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center staff, Dr. Bass was the director of curriculum development and instructional support at the May Center for Child Development in Randolph, Massachusetts.

Dr. Bass completed her post-doctoral fellowship in intellectual/developmental disabilities at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio and her pre-doctoral training at the Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Dr. Bass received her doctoral degree from Xavier University and was a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND) trainee through Cincinnati Children's Division of Developmental Disabilities as a graduate student. She received her master's degree from Radford University in Radford, VA and her bachelor's degree from West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. Dr. Bass was inspired to work with children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities after working at a summer camp for children with special needs.

Dr. Bass provides a variety of services including behavioral feeding treatment and short-term behavioral treatment to children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities and their families. Dr. Bass has presented her work at local, regional, and national conferences.

Dr. Bass was appointed director of the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND) Program in July 2013. In this role, Dr. Bass provides oversight of the LEND program, an interdisciplinary training program funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB).

Education and Training

PsyD: Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, 2004.

Pre-Doctoral Internship: Pediatric Psychology; Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 2003-2004.
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Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH, 2004-2006.
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Ohio Psychology Licensure: 2006.

Certification: Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral: 2009.

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