Texas Tech University

Devender Banda, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Professor of Special Education
Special Education

Email: devender.banda@ttu.edu

Phone: 806-834-4827

Office: Education 228

Devender Banda is a professor of special education in the Department of Special Education. He is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst- Doctoral (BCBA-D). He has extensive work experience in special education, particularly dealing with social and behavioral issues in children with autism and other developmental disabilities. 

Dr. Devender Banda, Ph.D.


  • B.M.R (Intellectual Disabilities), Osmania University, India
  • M.A. (Psychology), Annamalai University, India
  • M.S. (Special Education), Penn State University
  • Ph.D. (Special Education), Penn State University

Areas of Expertise

  • Autism and other developmental disabilities
  • Behavioral interventions
  • Social skills Interventions

Selected Publications

Banda, D. R. (2015). A review of sibling interventions with children with autism. Education and Training of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 50, 303-315.

Alzrayer, N., Banda, D.R., & Koul, R. K.  (2014). Use of iPad/iPods with individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities: A meta-analysis of communication interventions. Review Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, 1, 179-191.

Banda, D. R., McAfee, J. K. & Hart, S. L. (2012). Decreasing self-injurious behavior and fading self-restraint in a student with autism and Tourette syndrome. Behavioral Interventions, 27, 164-174.

Banda, D. R., Dogoe, M. S., & Matuszny, R. M. (2011). Review of video prompting studies with persons with developmental disabilities. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 46, 514-527.

Hart, S. L., & Banda, D. R. (2010). Picture Exchange Communication System with individuals with developmental disabilities: A meta-analysis of single-subject studies. Remedial and Special Education, 31, 476-488.

Banda, D. R., Hart, S. L., & Liu-Gitz, L. (2010). Impact of training peers and children with autism on social skills during center time activities in inclusive classrooms. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 4, 619-625.

Banda, D. R., & Therrien, W. J. (2008). A teacher's guide to meta-analysis. Teaching Exceptional Children, 41 (2), 66-71.