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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 3 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 academic and safety skills for individuals with autism and presented at national and international conferences for special education. Katherine’s primary research interests include interventions designed to improve the communication and academic skills of children with autism while evaluating collateral, or untargeted, changes in additional behaviors.