Jim Connell

Episode 4.3

The Kids are Alright

Despite what 80’s teen movies told us, throwing “bad kids” into detention doesn’t actually help them. Jim Connell, an associate professor at Drexel, draws on his own experiences and his work in behavioral health to find better ways to help troubled kids. View transcript.

About Jim Connell

Dr. James E. Connell is an Associate Professor in the School of Education’s Special Education program, the Applied Behavioral Analysis program, and is the former director of the Clinical Core at the AJ Drexel Autism Institute. His research interests include identifying the variables that influence adult behavior change in community settings and widespread dissemination of evidence-based interventions in school and community settings. Connell also gives a variety of different lectures. His most recently spoke about the links between secondary services and adult services at a workshop at the Penn State Autism Conference. His most recent research is called “Sleep in Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.”