Rachel R. Cagliani, PhD, BCBA-D


Rachel Cagliani is an Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia in the department of Communication Sciences and Special Education. Before completing her PhD, she was a public school teacher. Dr. Cagliani is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Her research addresses the educational needs and life skills of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Areas of Expertise

  • Adapted Curriculum
  • Applied Behavior Analysis


  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Toilet Training
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Developmental Disabilities

Academic Affiliations


  •  Ph.D. in Adapted Curriculum, 2017
    University of Georgia
  •  M.Ed. in Early Childhood Special Education, 2013
    University of Georgia