Katherine Ledbetter-Cho-University of Texas at Austin
Katherine Ledbetter-Cho is a doctoral student in special education with a concentration in autism and developmental disabilities at the University of Texas. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in special education from the University of Georgia and a Master of Science degree in autism and applied behavior analysis from Texas State University.
Upon graduating with her bachelor’s degree and teaching certification in 2009, Katherine taught a self-contained high school classroom for students with autism and emotional and behavioral disorders for three years. Katherine then began working as a Graduate Research Assistant at Texas State University’s autism clinic while completing her master’s degree. Katherine has designed and implemented individualized educational and behavioral programs for children with autism in clinic, home, and school settings. She has provided training to clinicians, teachers, and parents in the implementation of applied behavior analytic techniques. Katherine has also published research related to improving communication for individuals with autism and presented at statewide and nationwide conferences for applied behavior analysis. Katherine’s primary research interests include parent training and interventions designed to improve the communication and play skills of children with autism.