Patrick Leytham, PhD, BCBA, LBA, ACUE
Associate Professor, Behavior Analytic Clinical Supervisor
Touro University Nevada
Dr. Patrick A. Leytham (PhD, BCBA, LBA) is the Behavior Analytic Clinical Supervisor in the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities and an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Touro University Nevada. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Special Education, Master of Education in Autism and Intellectual Disabilities and PhD in Autism and Reading Strategies, all from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Leytham is a member of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis, Council for Exceptional Children, and is a part of their Division of Autism and Developmental Disabilities and Division of Teacher Education. He has previously taught special education for the Clark County School District for six years, taught as an adjunct at Sierra Nevada College, College of Southern Nevada, and University of Nevada Las Vegas, and became a faculty member at Weber State University and Touro University Nevada. His teaching, scholarship, and service commitments center on improving the lives of children and adolescents with disabilities, as well as ensuring proper special education preparation programing for our future special educators.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Recent updates to health care education accreditation standards and best practice guidelines suggest that health care practitioner education needs to evolve to provide meaningful interprofessional education (IPE) opportunities for students. As a university, Touro University Nevada took on this challenge using a unique and creative approach, the creation of an accessible carnival for children with developmental disabilities. This IPE experience provided future graduates with the opportunity to serve marginalized children, to lead the way in creating an IPE activity that directly benefits both…