Laura Seiverling
Laura Seiverling
Assistant Teaching Professor of Special Education
Curriculum Vitae


Room:TC 705

About Laura Seiverling

Dr. Laura Seiverling is a licensed Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D). She received her doctorate in Learning Processes and Behavior Analysis in 2010 from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). Prior to working for Ball State, she spent five years working at St Mary's Hospital for Children's Center for Pediatric Feeding Disorders in Bayside, NY. Dr. Seiverling has over 10 years of experience providing applied behavior analysis (ABA) treatment for feeding as well as other behaviors for children with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. She has published over 30 articles and book chapters in the areas of feeding problems, autism spectrum disorder, staff and parent training, and applied behavior analysis. In collaboration with the director of Penn State's pediatric feeding program, she recently co-authored a book "Broccoli Boot Camp: Basic Training for Parents of Selective Eaters."

Prior to her current position, Dr. Seiverling was psychologist/clinical supervisor at St. Mary's Hospital for Children, Bayside, NY, and taught at Queens College (City University of New York) and Penn State University-Harrisburg Campus. She was a Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow at Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD), Valhalla, NY.


Ph.D. The Graduate Center, City University of New York Psychology

M.A. Queens College, City University of New York Psychology

B.A. Temple University Psychology

Recent publications

Seiverling, L., Hendy, H. M., Yusupova, S., Kaczor, A., Panora, J., & Rodriguez, J. K. (2020). Improvements in child mealtime behavior and diet variety after intensive interdisciplinary behavioral treatment (IIBT): Comparisons by developmental and medical status. Behavior Modification, 44, 891-908.

Seiverling, L. Williams, K. E., Hendy, H. M., Adams, W., Yusupova, S., & Kaczor, A. (2019). Sensory eating problems scale (SEPS) for children: Psychometrics and associations with mealtime problem behaviors. Appetite, 133, 223-230.

Seiverling, L., Anderson, K., Rogan, C., Alaimo, C., Argott, P., & Panora, J. (2018). A comparison of a behavioral feeding intervention with and without pre-meal sensory integration therapy. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 48, 3344-3353.

Seiverling, L., Towle, P., Pantelides, J., & Hendy, H. (2018). Prevalence of feeding problems in young children with and without autism spectrum disorder: A chart review study. Journal of Early Intervention, 40, 335-346.

Hendy, H. M., Seiverling, L., Williams, K. E., & Mazzeo, D., Harclerode, W. (2018). About your child eating (AYCE) scale psychometrics when applied to children in hospital-based feeding clinics. Children’s Health Care, 47, 371-378.
Alaimo, C. M., Seiverling, L., Sturmey, P., & Anderson, K. (2018). A comparison of two multicomponent treatment packages for food refusal. Behavioral Interventions, 33, 93-101.

Alaimo, C. M., Seiverling, L., Sturmey, P., & Sarubbi, J. (2018). The effects of a behavioral skills training and general case training package on caregiver implementation of a food selectivity intervention. Behavioral Interventions, 33, 26-40.

Williams, K. E., & Seiverling, L. (2018). Broccoli Boot Camp: Basic Training for Parents of Selective Eaters. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House Publisher.

Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Field Experience in 683 805 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE
Field Experience in 683 806 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE