Maria Ramirez
Maria RamirezEducation
  • Central Michigan University, Doctor of Philosophy Candidate, School Psychology (2009-present)
  • Franciscan University, Bachelor of Science, major: Psychology (2009)

Research Interests

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Genetic condtions and associated behavioral challenges
  • Low-incidence disabilities-assessment and intervention
  • Cultural responsiveness and adaptation of assessment and intervention for Spanish speaking children and families
  • Adaptation of practices and interventions for children with multisensory impairments
  • Consultation for parents and educators of children with academic difficulties, severe medical conditions, terminal illness, and challenging behaviors

Current Research

  • Ramirez, M.A., & Hartshorne, T.S. (In Press). Self -regulation in individuals with CHARGE syndrome. Deafblind International.
  • Kennert, B.,Ramirez, M.A., & Hartshorne, T.S. (In Press). Emotion self -regulation in Individuals with CHARGE syndrome. Deafblind International.
  • Ramirez, M.A. & Hartshorne, T.S. (In Process).The use of parent feedback in adapting fun chi to meet the multi-sensory and communicative needs of children with CHARGE syndrome.
  • Ramirez, M.A. (Anticipated 2014, May). A conjoint bio-behavioral encopresis intervention for and 8 year old child. Symposium presentation proposal submitted to be presented at the Association of Behavior Analysis International 40th Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.
  • Cook, A., Fisher, H., Ramirez, M. A., Sevecke, J.R., A, Taipalus., & Weber, V. (Anticipated 2014, May). A program evaluation of a university reading intervention clinic. Poster presentation proposal submitted to be presented at the Association of Behavior Analysis International 40th Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.
  • Ramirez, M.A. (2013, October). Estrategias útiles de comportamiento para niños con el síndrome de CHARGE. Presentación de Plataforma via Skype® en la Segunda Conferencia y Reunión de Padres CHARGE-Chile, Santiago, Chile.
  • Ramirez, M. A. (2013, July). For Professionals: Self-regulatory strategies for children with CHARGE syndrome. Platform Presentation at the 11th International CHARGE syndrome conference, Scottsdale, AZ.
  • Ramirez, M. A. (2013, July). For Parents: Self-regulatory strategies for children with CHARGE syndrome. Platform Presentation at the 11th International CHARGE syndrome conference, Scottsdale, AZ.
  • Ramirez, M.A & Hartshorne, T.S. (2013, July). Models of conceptualizing self-regulation in CHARGE syndrome. Poster session presented at the 11th International CHARGE syndrome conference, Scottsdale, AZ.
  • Mork, S., Ramirez, M.A. & Hartshorne, T.S. (2013, July). Microenterprises - building on strengths and promoting self-sufficiency: Factors to consider in CHARGE syndrome. Poster session presented at the 11th International CHARGE syndrome conference, Scottsdale, AZ.
  • Kennert, B., Ramirez, M.A. & Hartshorne, T.S. (2013, July). Self-regulation of emotion in CHARGE syndrome. Poster session presented at the 11th International CHARGE syndrome conference, Scottsdale, AZ.
  • Ramirez, M.A., Bruni, T. P.,(First two presenting authors) Barrett, A., Bellmore, J., Youngs, M., & Hixson, M. D. (2013, May). Implementing behavioral analysis in the general education setting. Four Case Symposium presented at the Association of Behavior Analysis International 39th Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Ramirez, M.A. & Hartshorne, T.S. (2012, September). Self -regulation in children with CHARGE syndrome. Poster session presented at the Australasian CHARGE syndrome Conference, Sydney, Australia.
  • Ramirez, M. A., Hartshorne, T.S., & Berry-Grassick, S. (2011, July). CHARGE syndrome and the neurophysiological evidence for the benefits of Tai Chi. Poster session presented at the 10th International CHARGE syndrome Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Ramirez, M.A., Hartshorne, T.S., & Berry-Grassick, S. (2011, September). Tai Chi: A path to improving balance, mobility, communication and inclusion in individuals with CHARGE syndrome. Poster session accepted at the 15th DeafBlind Conference, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • Ramirez, M.A., Bruni, T.P., Sevecke, J.R., Taipalus, A., Schmittel, M. & Malta, R. (2014, February). Assessment of child and family needs in a rural community. Poster Presentation to be presented at the National Association of School Psychologist Annual Convention, Washington, DC.
  • Mork, S & Ramirez, M.A. (2014, February). Bayley-III: a concurrent validity study for children 24- through 42-months-old. Paper Presentation to be presented at the National Association of School Psychologist Annual Convention, Washington, DC.
  • Ramirez, M.A., Kennert, B., Mork, S. & Foley, F.A. (2014, February). Assessment tools and cultural considerations for assessing Spanish speaking children and families. Paper Presentation to be presented at the National Association of School Psychologist Annual Convention, Washington, DC.

Future Plans

  • Pre-Doctoral position at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Email: ramir1ma@cmich.edu