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Kate M. Sadler

Kate M. Sadler, Clinical Assistant Professor

Behavior Analysis and Therapy (Online)

Kate M. Sadler is a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Behavior Analysis and Therapy Program. Dr. Sadler obtained her PhD from the University of Missouri; Columbia and completed post-doctoral work at the University of Virginia. She has over 25 years of experience working with individuals impacted by developmental disabilities and autism, in various roles (as an early childhood special education teacher, special education teacher, behavior analyst, and psychological examiner).

Currently, her clinical work focuses on providing behavior analytic services, vocational support, advocacy, and life skills training to adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities and mental health needs. Dr. Sadler’s research interests include treatments to modify aggressive and/or maladaptive behavior, impact of functional analysis and communication training for adults with autism spectrum disorder, impact of video modeling and video self-modeling on behaviors, and parent/family coaching.

Educational History

  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate, University of Virginia, 2019.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Special Education (Autism Spectrum Disorders and Neuro-Developmental Disabilities), University of Missouri, 2018.
  • Master of Education, Special Education (Interventions for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder), University of Missouri, 2012.
  • Bachelor of Science, Special Education (Intellectual Disabilities and Behavior Disorders), Southeast Missouri State University, 2001.
  • Special Education Teaching Certificate (Kindergarten through Grade 12), Lifetime certificate, 2001.
  • Early Childhood Special Education Teaching Certificate (Birth through Grade 3), Lifetime certificate, 2001.


Practical application of behavior analysis practices, ethical considerations for practices, and differentiated instructions for diverse populations.