Lillian Pelios


BA, The Deree – The American College of Greece; MA in Psychology, Queens College; PhD, Temple University

Dr Lillian Pelios earned her PhD at Temple University’s College of Education Program of Psychological Studies in Special Education. She has several years of experience in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and in teaching professionals in preparation for certification examinations in the area of applied behavior analysis (ABA). She has taught courses in ABA; mainstreaming and inclusion; curriculum, instruction and technology; developmental disabilities; and adapting the teaching environment. Her research and professional interests address populations such as individuals with autism and developmental disabilities; they focus on issues such as self-monitoring and independence via use of picture activity schedules, reducing self-injurious and stereotypic behavior via functional analysis, teaching young children with autism language, communication and social skills, play and all skills necessary to achieve mainstreaming. Dr Pelios is a member of the Association for ABA in the US and the Greek Association for Research in Behavior.