Assistant Professor, Applied Behavior Analysis

Cheryl Ostryn

Esteves School of Education Building 209, Troy
518-244-3173
Skype: cherylost11
ostryc@sage.edu

Education

Post-Doctorate, Early Childhood Autism and Leadership, University of Denver Colorado

Ph.D., Special Education and Autism, The Pennsylvania State University

M.S, Psychology, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom

B.S., Psychology, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom

Professional Education Certifications

Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral

Professional Development Certificate in Autism

Courses Taught

  • ABA 510  Clinical Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • ABA 525  Core Skills in Autism I
  • ABA 526  Core Skills in Autism II
  • ABA 601  Professional Practices in ABA

Research

Contriving motivators for teaching wh-questions to individuals with autism

Functional communication for individuals with autism

Para educator and parent training in applied behavior analysis

Accomplishments

Recipient of research funds for autism research from Mattel Inc.
Recipient of the Organization for Autism Research’s 5th Annual Graduate Research Grant
Recipient of The Robert M. Eisman Fund for the Study of Autism Scholarship

Service

Board member of  the Autism Society of The Greater Capital Region

Member of the Esteves School of Education diversity committee

Autism consultant for school district programs K-12

Lecturer and Consultant for Easter Seals’ Autism Childcare Programs, Rio Grande Valley, TX

Course Developer for Developmental Intervention Assistant Academy, CO-TOP*EIS Project & PAR2A Center, funded by Colorado Department of Human Services

Committee member of the Thomas P. Proietti Endowment Scholarship

Research Forum Judge for student research

Moderator for The Office of Research Protection

Editorial

  • Book Reviewer, Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities
  • Article Reviewer, Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities
  • Article Reviewer, Exceptionality
  • Article Reviewer, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

Articles

Ostryn, C. (2013-2014). Series of articles about autism in The Express Newspaper. Waterford, NY.

Wolfe, P. S., & Ostryn, C. (2012). Functional Academics. Book chapter in Paul Wehman and John Kregel’s (Eds.). Functional Curriculum for Elementary and Secondary Students with Special Needs. Texas: PRO-ED, 159-210.

Ostryn, C., & Wolfe, P. S. (2011). Teaching preschool children with autism toexpressively  discriminate asking “what’s that?” and “where is it?” Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 26(4), 195-205.

Ostryn, C., & Wolfe, P. S. (2011) Teaching Children With Autism to Ask “What’s That?” Using a Picture Communication With Vocal Results. Infants & Young Children, 24(2), 174-192.

Dunlap, G. & Ostryn, C., Fox, L. (2011). The role of effective positive practices for    preventing the use of restraint and seclusion with young children: The Role of Effective, Positive Practices.Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children. Supported in part by a grant from the US Department of Education (H326B070002).

Presentations

Ostryn, C. (2014) Using ABA for Feeding in Babies and Young Children, Best Practices in Autism Intervention, Second Annual Conference, Troy, NY.

Wolfe, P.S., & Ostryn, C. (2014). Adolecsence Sexuality and ASD. The Sages College, Albany, NY.

Ostryn, C. (2014). Introduction to ABA and Writing IEP Goals. Access Therapy Group PLLC, Clifton Park, NY.

Ostryn, C. (2014). Applied Behavior Analysis and Feeding Disorders. The Sages College, Troy, NY.

Ostryn, C. (2013). Behavioral Strategies Interactive Workshop. The Sages College, Troy, NY.

Ostryn, C. (2013). Applied Behavior Analysis and Classroom Management. Maimonides School, Albany, NY.

Ostryn, C. (2013). What Can Nurses Do? Experiences with Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The Sages College, Troy, NY.

Ostryn, C. (2013). Working with Children with Autism: Information for Student Nurses. The Sages College, Troy, NY.

Ostryn, C. (2013). What? Where? Who?  Teaching Young Children with Autism to Ask Wh-Questions. Best Practices in Autism Intervention, First Annual Conference, Albany, NY.

Ostryn, C. (2013). Peer Mentorship in the Autism Classroom. In-Service training at Blue Heron Elementary School, Littleton, CO.

Casey, S., & Ostryn, C. (2012). Assessment and Treatment of Children with Feeding Problems: An Applied Behavior Analysis Approach. Denver, CO.

Ostryn, C. (2012). Teaching Strategies in the ABA Classroom. In-Service training at Jefferson Hills, Lakewood, CO.

Ostryn, C. (2012). Designing and running an ABA Classroom. In-Service training at Blue Heron Elementary School, Littleton, CO.

Ostryn, C. (2012). Designing and running an ABA Classroom. Training at Jefferson Hills, Lakewood, CO.

Ostryn, C. (2012). Back to school: How to develop an ABA classroom for homeschooled students with autism. Jefferson District Training, Denver, CO.

Ostryn, C., & Wolfe, P. S. (2011). Evaluating practices/treatments in autism spectrum disorders: Sifting through evidence. Paper presented at ABA International, Denver, CO.

Wolfe, P. S., & Ostryn, C. (2011). Teaching socio-sexual decision-making to students with autism.Paper presented at ABA International, Denver, CO.

Ostryn, C., & Wolfe, P. S.(2011). Using social stories to facilitate decision-making for individuals having severe disabilities. Paper presented at ABA International, Denver, CO.

Invited Addresses

Ostryn, C. (2011). Autism: Intervention & supports in the child care setting. Invited keynote speaker at the 3rd Annual Inclusion Conference, McAllen, TX.

Partnerships

Founder and Director of Autism G.E.A.R.S. LLC, a company that serves individuals and their families with in-home ABA therapy, consultation, and training in the Greater Capital Region and surrounding areas.

Personal

Lives in the Greater Capital Region, NY, enjoy being with family, and traveling.