Dr. Patricia Hampshire is an Associate Professor in Special Education and Early Childhood Studies at Boise State University. She received her PhD in Special Education at Indiana University. She teaches courses focused on early intervention, collaborating with families, positive behavior supports and interventions, and working with students with autism spectrum disorders.
Her areas of expertise include early childhood special education, developing family-focused interventions, autism spectrum disorders, and working with individuals with severe behavior. She has worked in both the educational and clinical settings as a special education teacher, behavior therapist, consultant and researcher.
Her current research focuses on teaching early play skills to young children with autism through parent coaching. Her work has been included in Teaching Exceptional Children, Intervention in School and Clinic, and Beyond Behavior.