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Drake University Professor Working to Increase Treatment Options for Autistic Iowans

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For children or adults with intellectual disabilities who exhibit disruptive behaviors, medication is usually the first response. A psychologist in Des Moines is trying to change that.

Maria Valdovinos is a professor of psychology at Drake University. She is helping to train others in applied behavior analysis, an approach that can dramatically improve lives for those with behavioral challenges and the people who love them and work with them.

During this Talk of Iowa conversation, she talks with host Charity Nebbe.