Dr. Frank Cicero is a New York State Licensed Psychologist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst and New York State Licensed Behavior Analyst. Prior to joining Seton Hall, Dr. Cicero held the position of Director of Psychological Services for the Eden II Programs, an applied behavior analysis special education program serving children and adults with autism spectrum disorder in New York City and Long Island. He also was an adjunct professor of applied behavior analysis for Caldwell University from 2002 through 2016. As part of his work, Dr. Cicero has a private practice specializing in child and adolescent psychology. At the present time, Dr. Cicero is the Board President of the New York State Association for Behavior Analysis, the state chapter of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Dr. Cicero frequently presents at local and national conferences on his areas of interest which include treatment of severe problem behavior, empirically supported treatments for autism spectrum disorder, sexuality education for individuals with developmental disabilities, toilet training practices, assessment procedures, and teacher/parent training in applied behavior analysis. Dr. Cicero sits on advisory boards, behavior management and human rights committees for several applied behavior analytic agencies and is the author of Toilet Training Success: A Guide for Teaching Individuals with Developmental Disabilities.
- Ph.D., The Graduate Center, CUNY
- M.S., St. John's University
- B.A., St. John's University
- Gerhardt, P., Cicero, F., & Mayville, E. (2014). Employment and related services for adults with ASD. In F. Volkmar, S. Rogers, R. Paul, & K. Pelphrey (Eds.), Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders: Fourth Edition (pp. 907-917). New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- Cicero, F. (2012). Toilet Training Success: A Guide for Teaching Individuals with Developmental Disabilities. New York City: DRL Inc. (currently being translated for a Korean market)
- Cicero, F.R., & Pfadt, A. (2002). Investigation of a reinforcement-based toilet training procedure for children with autism. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 23, 319-331.
- Roig, M. & Cicero F. (1994). Hemisphericity style, sex and performance on a line bisection task: an exploratory study. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 78, 115-120.
- Author on "The Autism Academy" a computer CD-ROM developed by Eden II Programs and Digital Vista for the purpose of training parents and professionals in the methods and theories of applied behavior analysis.