Linda A. LeBlanc, Ph.D., BCBA-D® is the Executive Director of Research and Clinical Services at Trumpet Behavioral Health. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and a board certified behavior analyst.
Her current research interests include the behavioral treatment of autism and developmental disabilities across the lifespan, verbal behavior, staff training and OBM in human service settings and incorporating technology into behavioral interventions.
Dr. LeBlanc received her Ph.D. in 1996 from Louisiana State University and previously served on the psychology faculties at Claremont McKenna College (1997-1999) and Western Michigan University (1999-2008) and Auburn University (2009-2012).
Dr. LeBlanc has published over 80 articles and book chapters and is a current associate editor of Education and Treatment of Children and The Analysis of Verbal Behavior and a former associate editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavior Analysis in Practice.
She serves as an editorial board member for Behavioral Modification, European Journal of Behavior Analysis, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Research in Developmental Disabilities and The Behavior Analyst.
Boards and Activities
Dr. LeBlanc serves on the Board of Directors of the California Association of Behavior Analysts as the 2014 Conference Chair. She formerly served on the Alabama Autism Provider Network and has worked with state agencies in both Michigan and Alabama on improving identification and education and treatment practices for individuals with autism and improvement of training and professional preparation systems for autism providers. Dr. LeBlanc is also the President-Elect of the Alabama Association for Behavior Analysis.
Current CV and Recent Articles
LeBlanc, L. A. & Gillis, J. (2012). Behavioral interventions for children with autism spectrum disorders. Pediatric Clinics of North America, 59, 147-164.
Cummings, A. R., Carr, J. E., & LeBlanc, L. A. (2012). Experimental evaluation of the training structure of the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 6, 32-45.
Geiger, K. A., Carr, J. E., LeBlanc, L. A. (2010). Function-based treatments for escape-maintained problem behavior: A treatment selection model for practicing behavior analysts. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 3, 22-32.
Charania, S., LeBlanc, L. A., Sabanathan, N., Ktaech, I., Carr, J. E. & Gunby, K. (2010). Teaching children with autism when to raise a hand during group instruction. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 493-497.
Carr, J. E., & LeBlanc, L. A. (2007). Autism spectrum disorders in early childhood: An overview for practicing physicians. Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice, 34, 343-359.
LeBlanc, L. A., Esch, J., Sidener, T., & Firth, A. (2006). Behavioral language interventions for children with autism: Comparing applied verbal behavior and naturalistic teaching approaches. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 22, 49-60.
LeBlanc, L. A., Crossett, S., Bennett, C., Detweiler, D., & Carr, J. E. (2005). Intensive outpatient behavioral treatment of primary urinary incontinence of children with autism. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disorders, 20, 98-105.
Grow, L., LeBlanc, L.A. (2013). Teaching receptive language skills: Recommendations for instructors. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 6, 56-75.