Scuddy Fontenelle, IV, PhD, BCBA-D

Assistant Professor of Clinical Child Psychology

Departments & Organizations

Child Study Center: Chawarska Lab | Developmental Disabilities Program | YESCog

Yale Medicine


Scuddy Fontenelle IV, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is a licensed psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) at the Yale Child Study Center. He specializes in the assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the treatment of behavioral difficulties (e.g., pediatric feeding disorders, aggressive behaviors, noncompliance, toileting) displayed by children with ASD and other developmental disorders. He completed his doctoral training in school psychology at Oklahoma State University in 2014. During his predoctoral internship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Munroe-Meyer Institute, he received specialized training within the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Clinic and the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (Severe Behavior Program). He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the May Institute’s Center for Evaluation and Treatment with a focus on the assessment of children suspected of having ASD. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Toddler Developmental Disabilities Clinic under the direction of Dr. Katarzyna Chawarska. His research interests have focused on determining the most efficient methods for increasing academic and behavioral learning rates of children.

Education & Training

PhD Oklahoma State University, Educational Psychology (Specialty: School Psychology) (2014)
MA Southeastern Louisiana University, Psychology (2009)
BS Louisiana State University, Psychology (2006)
Postdoctoral Fellow May Center for Evaluation and Treatment, May Institute (Specialization: Autism Spectrum Disorder)
Predoctoral Intern Munroe Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center (Rotations: Pediatric Feeding Disorder Clinic and Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders' Severe Behavior Program)

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