Dr. Marlene Cohen, EdD., BCBA-Dis the founder of Possibilities Consulting, LLC and has been teaching for The Chicago School for Professional Psychology’s online program since 2007. She is currently an Associate Professor for the ABA Online Department and Director of The Chicago School’s Virtual Academy for Overcoming Global Poverty.
Dr. Cohen received her doctorate in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the doctoral level. Dr. Cohen has over 30 years of experience in the field of autism and developmental disabilities in private, university and public settings. She has also worked with individuals with ADHD and other learning disabilities.
Dr. Cohen has presented both nationally and internationally at conferences on a variety of Applied Behavior Analysis topics. She is a co-founder and the first President of the New Jersey Association for Behavior Analysis.
Areas of professional interest include precision teaching, transition to adulthood, self-determination, functional assessment of challenging behaviors, social skills instruction for students with Asperger’s Syndrome, the use of visual supports for learners with autism, and curriculum development. Areas of research interest include: visual supports for individuals with autism, precision teaching/fluency based instruction, effective educational interventions, sustainable poverty interventions and measuring online education outcomes.Dr. Cohen received her B.A. in Psychology from Douglass College, Rutgers University; her M.Ed. in Special Education and Supervisor of Education Certificate from Trenton State College; and her doctorate in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Cohen is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the doctoral level.
Applied Behavior Analysis; Academic Skills; Skills Assessment/Analysis; Social Skills Development; Autism Spectrum/Developmental Disorders; Education/Special Education; Functional Analysis/Functional Behavior Assessment; Severe Problem Behavior Reduction; Intellectual Disabilities; Organizational Behavior Management; Precision Teaching/Fluency-based Instruction; Visual Supports to Promote Independence.