Meet Dr. Matt O'Brien - Managing Challenging Behavior at Home

April 14, 2022

Together We Can
Health and Well-Being Session


Here is an introduction to one of the experts you will learn from in our Health and Well-Being sessions. Don’t forget, there is also an Exhibitor Fair with more than $1000 in prizes at our 10th Annual Together We Can Conference!


Dr. Matt O’Brien is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. He completed his doctorate in Psychological and Quantitative Foundations from the University of Iowa and completed postdoctoral fellowships in neuropsychology and behavioral psychology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. O’Brien serves as the Director of Biobehavioral Services and Director of Research and Psychology for the Iowa LEND program. He has received funding from the National Institutes of Health since 2015 for research related to severe and challenging behavior and communication. Dr. O’Brien conducts research related to functional analysis of severe and challenging behavior in individuals with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

Managing Challenging Behavior at Home: Clinical Options & Home-Based Interventions

This session will include an overview of the clinics that exist in Iowa to help families address challenging behavior in school and at home. Strategies to increase adaptive behavior and reduce challenging behavior at home will be provided, with a focus on function-based, caregiver-directed intervention. This session will be interactive. Participation and discussion are encouraged.