Mayra Camacho, Ph.D.
Mayra Ruiz Camacho has been working with individuals with special needs since 1994 in a variety of settings including private and group homes, organizations and in the classroom, where she worked as an exceptional education teacher of students in the autism spectrum for six years. Ruiz Camacho earned her Board Certification in Behavior Analysis in 2004 and has worked in the assessment and treatment of problem behaviors since then. In addition, she has conducted numerous training workshops locally and at state, national and international conferences, both in English and Spanish, for families and professionals in the field. Ruiz Camacho currently serves as an assistant professor and as the director of student teaching for the Ross College of Education at Lynn University. She is also an active member of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD), Division on Developmental Disabilities (DDD), Division for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Learners (DDEL) and the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis (FABA), among other organizations.
- B.A., University of Central Florida
- M.A., University of Central Florida
- Ph.D., University of Central Florida
- Exceptional Student Education K-12
- Applied behavior analysis
- Family involvement
- Multicultural issues in education
- Hispanic Heritage Award, Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund of Metro Orlando for commitment to academic excellence and personal success, 2006
- Special Education Teacher of the Year, Autism Society of Greater Orlando, 2000 and 2001
- Teacher of the year, Lake Como Elementary in Orange County, 2003