Laura Seiverling

Laura Seiverling

Assistant Teaching Professor of Special Education

Curriculum Vitae


Room:TC 722

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 20 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 published an e-book titled "Broccoli Boot Camp: A Guide for Improving Your Child's Selective Eating."

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

Alaimo, C. M., Seiverling, L., Sturmey, P., & Anderson, K. (in press). A Comparison of Two Multicomponent Treatment Packages for Food Refusal. Behavioral Interventions.

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

Williams, K. E., Seiverling, L. J. (in press). Neophobia in children with special needs: selective eating and its treatment. In S. Reilly (Ed.) Food Neophobia: Behavioral and Biological Influences. Elsevier.

Hendy, H. M., Seiverling, L., Williams, K. E., & Mazzeo, D., Harclerode, W. (in press). About your child eating (AYCE) scale psychometrics when applied to children in hospital-based feeding clinics. Children's Health Care.

Seiverling, L. Hendy, H. & Yusupova, S. (2017). Improvements in child behavior and family mealtime environment after an intensive behavioral feeding intervention. Behavior Modification, 41, 163-175.

Williams, K. E., & Seiverling, L. J. (2016). Broccoli Boot Camp: A Guide For Improving Your Child's Selective Eating. Amazon Digital Services. 

Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Adv Applied Behavior 611 802 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE
Adv Applied Behavior 611 803 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE
Adv Applied Behavior 611 804 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE
Field Experience in 638 807 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE