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Almeida, Daniel

Program Director - Applied Behavior Analysis
Ph.D., Applied Behavior Analysis
Simmons University
Applied Behavior Analysis
School Affiliation

Cambridge College School of Education

Academic Focus

Autism Intervention, Treatment of severe challenging behavior, OBM

Courses Taught

PAB 710     Communication and Dissemination of Advanced Principles of Behavior

PAB 715     Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI)

ABA 722     Supervision and Management in Applied Behavior Analysis


Ph.D. - Simmons University - Applied Behavior Analysis

M.A. - Northeastern University - Applied Behavior Analysis 

M.A. - Framingham State College - Health Care Administration, 

B.A. - Boston University



Professional Experience

Beacon ABA Services - Executive Vice President of Clinical Services and Graduate Study

Newton, MA Public Schools - District Supervisor of ABA Services

Melmark New England - Director of Professional Development

New England Center for Children - Director of Consultation

Research & Publications

Beaulieu, L., Addington, J. and Almeida, D. (2019). Behavior Analysts’ Training and Practices Regarding Cultural Diversity: the Case for Culturally Competent Care. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12, 3, 557-575.

Almeida, D., Allen, R., Maguire, R.W. and Maguire, K. (2018). Identifying Community-Based Reinforcers of Adults with Autism and Related Disabilities. Journal of Behavioral Education, 27, 3, 375-394.

Catania, C.N., Almeida, D., Liu-Constant, B. & Reed, F.D. (2009). Video Modeling to Train Staff to Implement Discrete-Trial Instruction. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 2, 387-392.

Cohen-Almeida, D., Graff, R.B., and Ahearn, W.H. (2000). A Comparison of Verbal and Tangible Stimulus Preference Assessments. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 33, 3, 329-334.

Cohen-Almeida, D. (1995). Building Careers for Students with Autism. Conference on Autism, Autism Society of America Proceedings. Future Education, Inc.

Almeida, D. (1989). Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behavior: A New Approach for Parents. In Levy, J.M., Levy, P.H., and Nivin, B. (Eds.) Strengthening Families: New Directions in Providing Services to People with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families. Young Adult Institute Press.

Selected Presentations

Martineau, M., Quessier, M., Palmer, D., and Almeida, D. (October, 2018). Teaching Children with ASD to Tact Internal States with Matrix Training. A tutorial at the Berkshire Behavior Analysis and Therapy conference. Amherst, MA.

Almeida, D. (May, 2016). Developing Applied Behavior Analysis Departments in Public School Systems. A preconference workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.

Almeida, D. (May, 2016). New DESE Restraint Regulations: Implications for BCBAs. A presentation at the annual conference of the Massachusetts Association for Behavior Analysis, Marlborough, MA.

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

Member, Association for Behavior Analysis International

Member, Massachusetts Association of Behavior Analysis