Patrick McGreevy, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Patrick McGreevy received B.S. and M.A. degrees in Psychology and Special Education, respectively, from the University of Iowa. He was a special education teacher for eight years, working with children and young adults with moderate-to-severe developmental disabilities. He received the Ph.D. degree in Education from Kansas University under the guidance of Ogden R. Lindsley.

Dr. McGreevy has served on the faculties of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Louisiana State University, the University of Central Florida, and the Florida Institute of Technology. He is the author of Teaching and Learning in Plain English, an Introduction to Precision Teaching, nine journal articles, including an important paper on the treatment of Lesch-Nyhan disorder, a book chapter on teaching verbal behavior, and Essential for Living, a functional skills curriculum, skill-tracking instrument, and profes- sional practitioner’s handbook for children and adults with moderate-to-severe disabil- ities. For 30 years, Dr. McGreevy provided consultations for children and adults with moderate-to-severe disabilities and hands-on training for their teachers, care providers, and families, specializing in the treatment of aggressive and self-injurious behavior, along with the teaching of communication skills and language.