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Amanda P. Laprime, Ph.D.

(Pronouns: she/her/hers)

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Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 276-7900

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Biography

Professional Background

Dr. Amanda Laprime is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University Of Rochester Medical Center. Since coming to URMC 2 years ago, Dr. Laprime developed the first, intensive behavioral team (IBT) that provides outpatient behavior support, and inpatient consultation to individuals with autism spectrum disorders. This team specializes in interdisciplinary approaches to trauma informed models of behavior analytic intervention for those patients who struggle to access their medical care, or experience challenges with behavioral stability in their homes and communities. Prior to moving (back!) to New York State, Dr. Laprime studied at Northeastern University and Simmons University under the guidance of Gary Pace, Judah Axe, Ron Allen, and Vince Carbone. She is the assistant to the executive director and a trustee of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, and previously served as a board member for the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Treatment (BABAT). She serves as a committee member for the OPWDD DDAC, and as a member of the public policy committee for the National Council of Severe Autism. She is a part-time lecturer for Northeaster University, and a subject matter expert for the BACB. Dr. Laprime has been invited to speak nationally about issues related to crisis care and systems analysis for individuals with autism spectrum disorders who experience overutilization of psychiatric and hospital services. She has published in several journals, and presents regularly at regional and national conferences on system-wide challenges for those with complex behavioral needs.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Counselor - Behavior Analyst Certification Board

Education

2014
PHD | Simmons College

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

Publications

Journal Articles

2016
Axe, J.B & Laprime, A.P. "The effects of contingent pairing on establishing praise as a reinforcer with children with autism." Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities. 2016; 29: 325-340.

2014
Laprime, A.P. & Dittrich, G.A. (2014). "An evaluation of the effects of discrimination training and differential reinforcement with response cost on vocal Stereotypy in a classroom-based setting". Education and Treatment of Children. 2014; 37: 407-430.

Books & Chapters

2020
Chapter Title: Abolishing operation
Book Title: The Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders (2nd Ed)
Author List: Laprime, A.P
Published By: Springer 2020

2020
Chapter Title: Observational Learning
Book Title: The Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders (2nd Ed)
Author List: Laprime, A.P.
Published By: Springer 2020

2020
Chapter Title: Latency
Book Title: The Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders (2nd Ed)
Author List: Laprime, A.P.
Published By: Springer 2020

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