Jay Buzhardt, Ph.D.

Jay F. Buzhardt, Ph.D.

Jay Buzhardt

As an investigator, Research Professor, and the Interim Director 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, NIDILRR, 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 also works with Dr. Dwight Irvin on developing tools and strategies to use sensor data to learn about children's language development and teachers' use of evidence-based practices in early childhood settings.

Investigator Juniper Gardens Children's Project
Interim Director
Juniper Gardens Children's Project

Research Professor Juniper Gardens Children's Project

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

Contact Information


Juniper Gardens Children's Project
444 Minnesota Avenue, Suite 300
Kansas City, KS 66101-2914

913-321-3143, ext. 2617

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)