Sarah HaneyEducation

Central Michigan University(2009-2013)

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Child Development

University of North Carolina Wilmington(2014-current)

  • Working towards a Master's Degree in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis

Research Interests

  • CHARGE Syndrome
  • Self-Regulation of Behavior
  • Applied Behavior Analysis assessments and interventions
  • Socail skills and self-esteem in individuals with disabilities who are non-verbal​
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Parental autonomy granting

Current Research

  • Understanding Behavioral Self-Regualtion in CHARGE Syndrome
  • Maternal autonomy granting as it relates to emotion regulation and compliance in typically developing children aged 24-36months


  • Poster presentation accepted and presented at the Australian CHARGE Syndrome conference in   Sydney, Australia (2013)
  • Poster presentation at the 11th International CHARGE Syndrome conference in Scottsdale, AZ  (2013)
  • Poster presentation accepted and presented at the​ 2013 Student Research and Creative   Endeavors Exhibition at Central Michigan University


  • Psychology Department Grant (2012)
  • Joanna Russ Grant (2012)
  • Undergraduate Presentation Grant (2012)
  • CHSBS Presentation Grant (2013)
  • Dean's List (Fall 2009/2010, Spring 2011/2012, Fall 2012/2013, Spring 2012/2013)  
  • Recognition of Excellence Award (Psychology Department) (2013)
  • National Society of Leadership and Success (2009-current) 

Future Plans

To continue my education towards obtaining my Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification and LPA license, and use my skills to work with individuals with varying degrees and topographies of challenging behavior. ​