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Christopher Vatland

University of South Florida

Chris Vatland, Ph.D., is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida in Tampa, where he collaborates on a number of research and technical assistance projects in the areas of positive behavior support and family and community engagement. Prior to earning his Ph.D., Chris provided coordinated support services and developed and coached behavior interventions for families who have children with high levels of behavior support needs. He also helped to implement program-wide positive behavior support in a specialized preschool program for children with parents with disabilities. He has extensive training and research experience in developing and implementing supports in home and school settings for children with challenging behavior.