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Laura Chezan

  • Laura Chezan
  • Assistant Professor
  • Communication Disorders & Special Education
  • 110 Lions Child Study Ctr
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-7055
  • lchezan@odu.edu
  • Education

    University of South Carolina, 2012
    Major: Special Education
    Degree: Ph. D.
    University of South Carolina, 2007
    Major: Special Education
    Degree: M.Ed.
    Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, 2003
    Major: Special Education
    Degree: M.Ed.
    Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, 2002
    Major: Psychology
    Degree: B.S.
    Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, 2002
    Major: Special Education
    Degree: B.S.
  • Research Interests

    Functional Communication, Positive Behavior Support, Instruction and Assessment of Individuals with Autism and Significant Intellectual Disabilities, Dual Diagnosis
  • Licensures and Certifications

    Approved Provider for SC DDSN MR/RD Waiver Behavior Support Services
    Sponsoring Organization: SC Disabilities and Special Needs Board
    Board Certified Behavior Analyst
    Sponsoring Organization: Behavior Analyst Certification Board
  • Expertise

    Special Education
    Significant Intellectual Disabilities and Applied Behavior Analysis
  • 2011: Dr. James A. Stoddard Fellowship, University of South Carolina
  • 2010: Nelle Taylor Scholarship, University of South Carolina
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Faculty Innovator Grant: Critical Thinking: Beyond Theoretical Knowledge
    Sponsoring Organization: Center for Learning and Teaching Old Dominion University
    Date: August, 2014 - December, 2014
    Investigators:Chezan, L. C.; Popescu, O.; Ayala, O.; Nikolic, .