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Kevin P. KlattKevin P. Klatt

Degree: Ph.D. University of Kansas
Area: Developmental and Child Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis
Position: Professor
Office: HSS 174
Phone: (715) 836-3995

Teaching Interests

I teach courses related to principles of behavior. In my classes I teach how the principles can be used to develop new skills, change existing behaviors, and eliminate problematic behaviors. Examples of courses I teach include:

Human Development (230)

Introduction to Behavior Modification (380/580) 

Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis (390/590) 

Internship in Applied Behavior Analysis (480/481) 

Research Interests 

Three main areas of research have emerged between undergraduate students and me at UWEC. These areas include assessing preferences for typical children and children diagnosed with a developmental disability, investigating motivation (i.e., motivating operations) and communication (i.e., verbal behavior) for children with autism. 

Student Involvement 

Undergraduate students who work with me learn how to work with people in clinical settings. Students learn skills especially pertaining to working with individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. Students learn to conduct assessments to determine what skills need to be taught and to identify functions of problem behavior. Students learn to perform literature reviews, data collection and analysis, and present results at a conference. Most students who work with me are prepared for and attend graduate school.  

Recent Grant Funding 

Health Care and Other Facilities Awards Grant from Health Resources & Services Administration totaling $263,340 for the UWEC Campus Autism Program. 


The Wisconsin Association for Behavior Analysis recognized UW-Eau Claire’s Campus Autism Program "for their implementation of evidence-based treatment aimed at improving the lives of children with autism spectrum disorders in Wisconsin." Award presented at the 4th annual WISABA conference on August 21, 2011 in Madison, WI. 

Selected Publications  

Ackerlund-Brandt, J. A., Weinkauf, S., Zeug, N., & Klatt, K. P. (in press). An Evaluation of Constant Prompt Delay and Simultaneous Prompting Procedures in Skill Acquisition for Young Children with Autism. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities

Wiskow, K. M., & Klatt, K. P. (2013) The effects of awareness training on tics in a young boy with Tourette syndrome, Asperger syndrome, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46 (3), 695-698. 

Nuernberger, J. E., Smith, C. A., Czapar, K. N., & Klatt, K. P. (2012). Assessing preference for social activities in children diagnosed with autism. Behavioral Interventions, 27 (1), 33-44. 

Kooistra, E. T., Buchmeier, A. L., & Klatt, K. P. (2012). The effect of motivating operations on the transfer from tacts to mands for children diagnosed with autism. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 6, 109-114.