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Paclawskyj, Theodosia R., Ph.D., B.C.B.A.

Assistant Professor

Main Office Address

East Baltimore
Kennedy Krieger Institute, 114
1750 E. Fairmont Ave
Baltimore, MD 21231

Phone: 443-923-2914
Fax: 443-923-2835


Administrative Assistant

Carol Fendlay
Phone: 443-923-2840




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Louisiana State University


Pre-doctoral Internship

The Johns Hopkins Univ School of Medicine and KKI


Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Johns Hopkins Univ School of Medicine and KKI

Professional Interests

Theodosia Paclawskyj, Ph.D. is a faculty member in the Department of Behavioral Psychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of severe behavior and psychiatric disorders in children with developmental disabilities, both in clinical practice and research. She also is a Faculty Associate in the Department of Special Education at the Johns Hopkins University School of Professional and Business Education and teaches courses in behavioral interventions for autism.  

Selected Publications

Paclawskyj, T. R., & Yoo, J. H. (2006). Behavioral Relaxation Training (BRT): Facilitating acquisition in individuals with developmental disabilities. The NADD Bulletin, 9, 13-18.

Hagopian, L., Paclawskyj, T. R., & Contrucci-Kuhn, S. (2005). The use of conditional probability analysis to identify a response chain leading to the occurrence of eye poking. Research in Developmental Disabilities 26, 393-397.

Paclawskyj, T. R., & Brierley-Bowers, P. (2005). Behavioral Interventions. In P. Brierley-Bowers et al. (Eds.). Best Practices in Developmental Disabilities: A Maryland Resource. Baltimore, MD: University of Maryland.

Paclawskyj, T. R., Kurtz, P. F. (2004). Functional assessment of problem behaviors in adults with mental retardation. Behavior Modification, 28, 649-667.

Paclawskyj, T. R., & Yoo, J. H. (2004). Mood, anxiety, and psychotic disorders in persons with developmental disabilities: Approaches to behavioral treatment. In J. L. Matson, R. B. Laud, & M. L. Matson (Eds.). Behavior Modification for Persons with Developmental Disabilities - Volume II. New York: The NADD Press.


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