Laura Hiruma, M.A.

Graduate Assistant

lhiruma@albany.edu
Phone: (518) 442-5412
Fax: (518) 442-4834
Campus office: 1535 Western Avenue
Areas of Expertise: autism spectrum disorders, positive behavior supports, individualized classroom supports, research methods

Laura Hiruma received a B.A. degree in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. While at UCLA, she worked as a research assistant in a lab studying cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as an intervention for anxiety in children with autism spectrum disorders. She has had extensive training in Applied Behavior Analytic (ABA) interventions working as a one-on-one behavioral aide for young children with autism, along with experience contributing to the development and assessment of individualized behavioral, self-help, and social skills plans for children and adolescents with autism. Laura's professional experience also includes working with families and siblings of children with autism in the home-setting, as well as working as a one-on-one aide in a special education classroom. She is currently enrolled in the doctoral program for clinical psychology at the University at Albany, SUNY.