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Allan Allday, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Early Childhood, Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling
115 Taylor Education Building
(859) 257-0722

R. Allan Allday is an Associate Professor in the Department of Early Childhood, Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of Kentucky. His professional focus is working to improve outcomes of children and youth who exhibit behaviors that interfere with their social functioning. Dr. Allday provides consultation, using principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA), to schools and families to support their work with a child exhibiting challenging behaviors. He is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral (BCBA-D) and a Licensed Behavior Analyst in Kentucky.

Prior to completing his Ph.D. at Auburn University in 2004, Dr. Allday served as a special education teacher to students with emotional/behavioral disorders and as a behavioral consultant. He served in 2008 and 2010 as a Fulbright Scholar to Ukraine, where he provided instruction and consultation to universities, schools, and rehabilitation centers on how to work with children and youth with behavior challenges and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Dr. Allday’s research focuses on how adult behavior affects child behavior. He focuses on finding simple changes to adult behavior that improves a child’s outcomes. His research has been published in a variety of journals such as Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Education and Treatment of Children, Behavioral Disorders, and Teacher Education and Special Education. Dr. Allday primarily teaches courses related to ABA and behavioral consultation. He has also taught courses related to classroom and behavior management, characteristics of emotional/behavioral disorders, single subject research, ASD, and instructional methods for mild/moderate disabilities. Dr. Allday is the contact for the University of Kentucky’s approved course sequence for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst certification. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of Education and Treatment of Children, Journal of Disability Policy Studies, and Journal of Special Education Technology and has been a reviewer for Remedial and Special Education, Behavioral Disorders, Journal of Educational Psychology, NASSP Bulletin, and Family Relations.

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Research categories: Special Education Training, Applied Behavior Analysis, Classroom Management, Behavioral Disorders