Haring Center

Katy Bateman, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Research Scientist, Preschool Demonstration Sites Project Lead, kjb27@uw.edu

Katy is a research scientist and preschool demonstration sites project lead at the Haring Center for Inclusive Education. She received her M.Ed. and Ph.D. from the University of Washington and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral.

Katy has extensive experience working in Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) and has worked in a variety of settings providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services to children with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities in schools, clinics and homes. Her work focuses on services for young children with disabilities in ECSE, as well as in Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI) programs. 

Katy is passionate about ensuring all children have access to high quality instruction. Among others, her research interests include parent mediated interventions and quality of life for children and families affected by autism. Additional projects include topics covering overall sustainability of interventions, school-based behavior consultation and interventions targeting social-communication for children with autism and other related disabilities.

Katy’s current work focuses on ABA, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), inclusion, Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) and models of online telehealth to support educators and families across the state.

Prior to joining the Haring Center team, Katy served as a research assistant and practicum supervisor in the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) graduate program at the UW College of Education. Additionally, Katy worked on many research grants, projects, and served as the head classroom teacher in Project DATA (Developmentally Appropriate Treatment for Autism). Following her work at the UW, Katy moved to Charlottesville, VA to conduct research on interventions for autism under the Supporting Transformative Autism Research (STAR) at the University of Virginia. Katy is excited to be back in Washington State continuing her work in special education.

Areas of expertise:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Challenging Behavior
  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Early Intervention
  • Family Support
  • Home Visiting and Parent Coaching
  • Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
  • Preschool Inclusion
  • Social and Emotional Skills
  • Teaming and Collaboration