Garrett Yeager serves as a Behavior Analyst I at Canopy Children’s Solutions’ Early Intervention Autism Clinic in Hattiesburg. He assesses, designs and writes treatment plans and goals for preschool-aged children with autism based on scientifically-proven therapy modules from the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

Garrett joined the Canopy team as an intern in August of 2017 where he worked in Canopy’s Early Intervention Clinic in Madison. During his nearly year-long internship, he gained hands-on experience in applied practice, parent assessments, and supervision to prepare him for board certification. Garrett became full-time with Canopy in August 2018 committing much of his time to helping lay the groundwork to open Canopy’s second early intervention clinic.

Before working with Canopy, Garrett worked for TEAAM Autism, another non-profit organization in Mississippi that focuses on children and families with autism. In total, he has amassed more than a decade of experience serving the autism community.

Garrett’s expertise has also led to the creation of professional papers published in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (JABA) and has a publication currently under review involving the Promoting the Emergence of Advanced Knowledge (PEAK) language development curricula in ABA.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science as well as a master’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis both from the University of Southern Mississippi. Garrett attained his accreditation as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) in 2018.

Garrett claims roots from his hometown of Meridian, Mississippi, but now resides in the quiet town of Laurel with his wife Anna and their young daughter. Outside of work, he enjoys reading and writing short stories just for fun.

Professional Publications

Moore, J.W., Rizer, H., Warren, L.S., Yeager, M.G., Brewer, R.R., Barker, L.K., Newborne, B., Russo, K., & Potter, M. (2019). An initial evaluation of an assessment method for the PEAK Relational System Direct Training module. Behavior Analysis in Practice:

Quintero, L.M., Moore, J.W., Yeager, M.G., Rowsey, K., Olmi, D.J., Britton Slater, J., Harper, M., & Zezenski, L.E. (2019). Reducing risk of head injury in soccer: An extension of Behavioral Skills Training for heading. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis: