Faculty

Dr. Michelle P. Kelly, BCBA-D, C. Psychol., Ps. S. I.

Dr. Michelle P. Kelly

Dr. Michelle P. Kelly, BCBA-D, C. Psychol., Ps. S. I.

Associate Professor, Counseling, Special Education and Neuroscience Division.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis, The National University of Ireland, Galway
  • B.A. (Hons.) Applied Psychology, University College Cork, Ireland

Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations

  • Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI)
  • European Association for Behaviour Analysis (EABA)
  • Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI)
  • Division of Behavior Analysis (DBA), PSI
  • Dissemination of Behavior Analysis- Special Interest Group, ABAI
  • Emirates Autism Society, UAE

Profile

Dr. Michelle Kelly joined ECAE in August 2014 as an Assistant Professor and has since become the Program Coordinator for the newly established Postgraduate Diploma and Master of Education in ABA programs at ECAE. She currently coordinates and teaches topics on concepts and principles, behavior assessment as well as ethics and professional issues. She received a Community Engagement Award from ECAE in 2018 and an Excellence Award for Faculty Service in 2019.

Prior to her work with ECAE she was a Lecturer and Assistant Professor at the Special Education Program in Dar Al-Hekma University in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Between 2009 and 2012, she was a Course Coordinator and Lecturer at the School of Psychology, National University of Ireland, Galway.

Dr. Kelly became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral (BCBA-D) in September 2013 and was an advisor for Applied & Behavioral Training Institute in Dubai, UAE from December 2016 until January 2020. In this role, she advised on training programs designed to educate those who care for individuals with developmental disabilities.

In Dublin, Ireland Dr. Kelly was a Behavior Support Specialist with a School Completion Project where she increased literacy and numeracy skills in adolescents living in marginalized areas (2011-2012). She was a staff trainer and Behavior Therapist (2007- 2010) in a center for individuals with autism spectrum disorder in Dublin, Ireland.

Publications

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Research Journals

  • Silbaugh, B., Murray, C.M.,¬†Kelly, M.P., & Healy, O. (In press). A systematic synthesis of lag schedule research in individuals with autism and other populations. Review Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders.
  • Chambers, B., Murray, C.M., Boden, Z.V., &¬†Kelly, M.P.¬†(2020). ‚ÄúSometimes labels need to exist‚ÄĚ: Exploring how young adults with Asperger‚Äôs Syndrome perceive its removal from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual ‚Äď fifth edition. Disability and Society, 35(4), 589-608.
  • Kelly, M.P., Martin, N., Dillenberger, K., Kelly, A.N., & Miller, M.M. (2019). Spreading the news: History, successes, challenges and the ethics of effective dissemination. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 440-451.
  • Woolsey, M. L., Rashad, F.F., Tennant, L., &¬†Kelly, M. P.¬†(2017). Emirati pre-service teacher behaviors in mathematics classrooms. Journal of Education and Practice, 8 (24).
  • Kelly, M. P., Leader, G., & Reed, P. (2016). Factors producing over-selectivity in older individuals. AGE, 38(3), 1-10.
  • Kelly, M. P., Alireza, I., Busch, H. E., Northrop, S., Al-Attrash, M., Ainsleigh, S., & Bhuptani, N. (2016). An overview of autism and applied behavior analysis in the Gulf Cooperation Council in the Middle East. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 3(2), 154-164.
  • Kelly, M.P., Tennant, L., & Al-Hassan, S. (2016). Autism treatments used by parents in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Austin Journal of Autism & Related Disabilities, 2(3), 1024.
  • Woolsey, M. L.,¬†Kelly, M. P., Tennant, L., & Rashad, F.F. (2016). An ecobehavioral assessment of Emirati pre-service science teachers. International Journal of Contemporary Applied Sciences, 3(3).
  • Kelly, M. P., Leader, G., & Reed, P. (2015). Stimulus over-selectivity and extinction-induced recovery of performance as a product of intellectual impairment and autism severity. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45(10), 3098-3106.
  • Kelly, M. P.¬†(2009). Pica: A literature review. The Irish Psychologist, 36 (2/3), 41-47.

Books, Chapters in Books and Other

  • Olsen, P. M., &¬†Kelly, M. P.¬†(In press). Applied behavior analysis with Arab-muslim populations: The importance of cultural awareness. In B. M. Connors & S. T. Capell (Eds.), Multiculturalism and diversity in applied behavior analysis: Bridging theory and application. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis/Routledge.
  • Kelly, M.P.¬†(2017). Motivating all students in the inclusive classroom to actively respond: An overview of three practical strategies. In S. Abu-Rmaileh, A. Elsheikh, & S. Al Alami (Eds.), Motivation and Classroom Management: Theory, Practice, and Implications (pp. 37-48). United Arab Emirates: TESOL Arabia.

Research Reports and Other Publications

  • Bawazeer, A. S., Alhammadi, M.A. &¬†Kelly, M.P.¬†(2019). Functional behavior assessment for challenging behavior in individuals with autism. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience (4th International Conference on Educational Neuroscience). doi: 10.3389/conf.fnhum.2019.229.00027
  • Kelly, M.P., George, B., Bhuptani, N., & Areepattamannil, S. (2019). Awareness of effective interventions for autism among practicing pediatricians in the UAE. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience (4th International Conference on Educational Neuroscience). doi: 10.3389/conf.fnhum.2019.229.00020
  • George, B.,¬†Kelly, M.P., Bhuptani, N., & Areepattamannil, S. (2019). Pediatrician awareness of diagnostic clues in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in UAE. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology (DMCN) (45th British Paediatric Neurology Association (BPNA) Annual Conference).
  • George, B.,¬†Kelly, M.P., Bhuptani, N., & Areepattamannil, S. (2019). Awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) among practicing pediatricians in the UAE. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology (DMCN) (45th British Paediatric Neurology Association (BPNA) Annual Conference).
  • Kelly, M.P., & Murray, C.M. (2018). Make every second count! Using SAFMEDS to promote fluency in learning. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience (Conference Abstract: 3rd International Conference on Educational Neuroscience). doi: 10.3389/conf.fnhum.2018.225.00 019
  • Murray, C.M. &¬†Kelly, M.P.¬†(2018). The first 100 high-frequency words list: Building fluency in delayed readers. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience (Conference Abstract: 3rd International Conference on Educational Neuroscience). doi: 10.3389/conf.fnhum.2018.225.00 027
  • Moynihan, C.B., Murray, C.M., Baruni, R. R., Sheridan, D.J., &¬†Kelly, M.P.¬†(2018). A review of lag schedules of reinforcement to increase variation in play skills for children with autism spectrum disorder. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience (Conference Abstract: 3rd International Conference on Educational Neuroscience). doi: 10.3389/conf.fnhum.2018.225.00 029
  • Kelly, M.P., & Reed, P. (2017). Stimulus overselectivity in autism and its correlation with attention and cognitive flexibility. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience (Conference Abstract: 2nd International Conference on Educational Neuroscience). doi: 10.3389/conf.fnhum.2017.222.00015
  • Al-Haddad, M.,¬†Kelly, M.P., Alzrayer, N. Wahdain, A.A., Der Sarkissian, C., Alboun, H. & Alnemary, F. (2017). BACB Experience standards and forms- Arabic.¬†https://www.bacb.com/experience-standards/
  • Kelly, M. P., Alnemary, F., & Al-Haddad, M. (2017). BACB Registered Behavior Technician competency assessment ‚Äď Arabic.¬†https://www.bacb.com/rbt/rbt-competency-assessment/
  • Kelly, M. P., Alnemary, F., & Al-Haddad, M. (2016). BACB Registered Behavior Technician task list ‚Äď Arabic.¬†https://www.bacb.com/rbt/rbt-task-list/
  • Kelly, M. P., Elahi, M.N., Al-Haddad, M., Ainsleigh, S.A., Condo, B., Abuliyah, H., Aburoza, T., Alireza, I., Al-Khateeb, R., Al-Ghalib, S., Basfer, C., Ibrahim, S., Al-Hassan, S., Yateem, S., & Alnemary, F.M. (2016). English-Arabic glossary of behavior analytic terms (Version 2).¬†https://www.bacb.com/terms/
  • Kelly, M. P., Elahi, M.N., & Al-Haddad, M. (2015). Professional and ethical code for behavior analysts (Arabic translation).¬†https://www.bacb.com/ethics/ethics-code/
  • Kelly, M. P., Elahi, M.N., & Al-Haddad, M. (2015). BACB Fourth edition task list (Arabic translation).¬†https://www.bacb.com/fourth-edition-task-list/
  • Kelly, M. P.¬†(2013). Stimulus over-selectivity: An investigation of extinction effects and correlates across populations.¬†https://tinyurl.com/zbt4awv
  • Kelly, M. P.¬†(2012). A day of ABA. The Irish Psychologist, 38(2/3), 61-62.