Jay Buzhardt

Jay Buzhardt
  • Associate Research Professor, Juniper Gardens Children's Project

Contact Info

913-321-3143 ext. 2617
Juniper Gardens Children's Project, Suite 300
444 Minnesota Ave
Kansas City, KS 66101-2942


As an associate research professor at the Juniper Gardens Children's Project, Dr. Buzhardt's interests focus on investigating factors that impact the implementation, usability and effectiveness of technology-based intervention, assessment, and training. He has directed and co-directed several federally-funded research projects from NIH, IES, OSEP, NIDRR, and local foundations, including the following: He is co-developer and investigator of the OASIS (Online and Applied System for Intervention Skills) Training to train parents how to implement evidence-based practices with their young children with autism. He has been the lead scientist in the development and experimental evaluation of the web-based progress monitoring and decision-making tools for Infant and Toddler IGDIs. He is also co-developer and investigator of the Distance Mentorship Program, an online system to promote distance collaboration and training for school teams in rural areas who serve learners deaf-blindness.

Research Interests

  • Web-based Parent/Teacher Training
  • Early Childhood Data-based Decision Making
  • Usability Testing and Human-Computer Interface Design
  • Design Research Methodology

Professional Service


Consulting Editor

Teaching of Psychology.

Field Reviewer

Computers & Education.

Education and Treatment of Children.

Electronic Journal for the Integration of Technology in Education.

Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Journal of Early Intervention.

NHSA Dialog: A Research-to-Practice Journal for the Early Childhood Field.

Guest Reviewer

The Psychological Record.



Scientific Advisory Board, AB-Pathfinder, Inc. Developer of mobile data collection software (2011 - Present)


Board of Directors

Integrated Behavioral Technologies, Tonganoxie, KS. Provides in-home ABA therapy to children with autism throughout Kansas and Missouri (2002 - Present)


Board of Directors

Century School, Inc., Lawrence, KS. Elementary School (2008 - Present)


Ph.D. in Child Psychology, University of Kansas, 2002
M.A. in Child Development, University of Kansas, 1998
B.A. in Psychology, Auburn University, 1996

Selected Publications