CHRISTOPHER (CHRIS) FURLOW, PH.D., BCBA-D, LBA, Director of Autism Solutions
Dr. Chris Furlow is the Director of Autism Solutions for Canopy, joining as the manager of the Canopy Children’s Solutions’ Early Intervention Autism Clinic in September 2018. Chris is responsible for client assessments and periodic reassessments used to document client progress and developmental barriers to learning. Chris is also involved with the supervision of clinical staff, strategizing appropriate interventions with other Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), and guiding therapeutic innovation and research initiatives for the Autism Solutions team.
Chris has spent the better part of the last decade amassing training from many of the leading experts in autism research and treatment delivery. As a biology undergrad at Louisiana State University (LSU), Chris’ career goals of becoming a pediatrician changed to focus on a need for autism therapy in the Deep South.
After graduating from LSU in 2008, Chris was recruited to attend the Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles to study ABA therapy. He spent two and a half years at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders in Los Angeles working as an in-home therapist. Chris then returned east, landing at the Marcus Autism Center at Emory University in Atlanta. Shortly thereafter, he attained his national accreditation as a BCBA.
He spent three years at Marcus before entering the School Psychology doctoral program at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM).
As part of the program at USM, Chris spent one year as an intern at the Kennedy Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. There he worked at the Inpatient Neurobehavioral Unit (NBU) and in the Pediatric Developmental Disabilities (PDD) Clinic working with both parents and children with autism. Dr. Furlow remained at Johns Hopkins for an additional one-year post-doctoral fellowship with the Neurobehavioral Unit-Outpatient program, bringing his experience with all ranges of the autism spectrum full circle.
Dr. Furlow has served on the Executive Council for the Behavior Analysis Association of Mississippi (BAAMS) and was appointed by the Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health to serve on the Mississippi Autism Advisory Committee (MAAC). In addition to state service, he serves as an Adjunct Faculty member for the Applied Behavior Analysis graduate programs at the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University. He is a native of Slidell, LA, but currently resides in Madison, MS. He and his wife, Lauren, have two children and enjoy spending time as a family exploring new milestones of young parenthood.
Get to know Chris:
Furlow, C. M. (2019). What is Behavior? In Radley (Ed.), Handbook of Behavioral Interventions in Schools. Oxford University Press USA.
Dart, E. H., Whipple, H. M., Pasqua, J. L., & Furlow, C. M. (2016) Legal, ethical, and regulatory issues in telehealth technology. In J. K. Luiselli & A. J. Fischer (Eds.), Computer-Assisted and Web-Based Innovations in Psychology, Special Education, and Health. San Diego, CA: Elsevier
Warren, L.K., Moore, J.W., Barker, L.K., Furlow, C. M., Eikland, E., Grimmett, K.R., Foret, C., & Pledger, K. (in press). An evaluation of group training methods on treatment integrity of day treatment staff. Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice.
Strohmeier, C. W., Schmidt, J. D., & Furlow, C. M. (2020) Family Accommodation and Severe Problem Behavior: Considering Family-Based Interventions to Expand Function-Based Treatment. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (in press)
Dart, E. H., Radley, K. C., Furlow, C. M., & Murphy, A. N. (2017) Using behavioral skills training to teach high school students to implement discrete trial training. Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice, 17(3), 237. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/bar0000075
Moore J. W., Radley, K. C., Dart, E. H., Whipple, H. M., Ness, E. J., Murphy, A. N., Furlow, C. M., Wimberly, J. K., & Smith, A. (2016). The impact of stimulus presentation and size on preference. Behavior Analysis in Practice. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40617-016-0148-6
Dart, E. H., Radley, K. C., Briesch, A. M., Furlow, C. M., & Cavell, H. J. (2016). Comparing the accuracy of group observation methods: Two analyses utilizing simulated data. Behavioral Disorders, 41(3), 148 – 160. http://dx.doi.org/10.17988/BD-15-49.1
Valentino, A.L., Conine, D.E., Delfs, C.H., Furlow, C. M.,(2015). Use of a modified chaining procedure with textual prompts to establish intraverbal storytelling. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 31(1), 39-58. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40616-014-0023-x
Radley, K. C., Dart, E.H., Furlow, C. M., Ness, E. J. (2015). Peer-mediated discrete trial training within a school setting. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 9, 53-67. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rasd.2014.10.001
Dart, E. H., Furlow, C. M., Collins, T. A., Brewer, E., Gresham, F. M., & Chenier, K. H. (2015). Peer-mediated check-in/check-out for students at-risk for internalizing disorders. School Psychology Quarterly, 30(2), 229-243. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/spq0000092
Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Treatment. Invited Talk at Mississippi Conference on Social Welfare, Hattiesburg, MS, September 2019.
Behavior Basics. Invited Talk at the Council for Exceptional Children Annual Conference, Hattiesburg, MS, August 2019.
Considerations for the Assessment and Treatment of Severe Problem Behavior. Presented at the Haley Rose Autism Conference, Clinton, MS, October 2018.
A Comparison of an Indirect Assessment and Functional Analysis Outcome of Escape-Maintained Problem Behavior. Paper presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Conference, Denver, May 2017.
The Impact of Stimulus Presentation and Size on Preference. Paper presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Conference, Chicago, May 2016.
Combining Direct and Indirect Methods for Conducting Preference Assessments. Paper presented at National Association for School Psychology Convention, Orlando, FL, February 2015.
Peer-Mediated Discrete Trial Training and Children with Autism. Paper presented at the National Association for School Psychology Convention, Orlando, FL, February 2015.
Peer-Mediated Check-In Check-Out for Internalizing Behavior: A Pilot Study. Paper presented at the National Association for School Psychology Convention, Orlando, FL, February 2015.
Peer-Mediated Discrete Trial Training within a School Setting. Paper presented at the 2nd Annual Gulf Coast Behavior Analysis Conference, Baton Rouge, LA, November 2014.
Comparing the Accuracy of Group Observation Methods: An Analysis Utilizing Simulated Data. Paper presented at the 34thAnnual Convention for the Louisiana School Psychology Association, Lafayette, LA, November 2014.
Peer-Mediated CICO for Students At-Risk for Internalizing Disorders. Paper presented at the 34thAnnual Convention for the Louisiana School Psychology Association, Lafayette, LA, November 2014.
The Good Behavior Game: A 21st Century Update Using ClassDojo. Paper presented at the Making Connections Annual Conference, Biloxi, June 2014.
Outcomes of an in-home Parent Training Curriculum for Children with ASD. Paper presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Conference, Chicago, May 2014.
Teaching Social Interactions in the Natural Setting: Textual Behavior and Video Modeling. Paper presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International Conference, Denver, May 2011.