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Marcia L. Braden, PhD. is a licensed psychologist with a clinical practice specializing in children and adolescents. She is a former teacher with experience teaching general and special education. She has written and published numerous articles related to education and behavior management strategies, techniques, and interventions. She is a contributing author to the book
Fragile X Syndrome; Diagnosis, Treatment, and Research,compiled and edited by Randi and Paul Hagerman and Children with Fragile X Syndrome: A Parent’s Guide, edited by Jayne Dixon Weber. She is the author of Fragile – Handle With Care: More About Fragile X Syndrome.

Dr. Braden is a member of the Scientific and Clinical Advisory Board to the National Fragile X Foundation and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the HillSprings Learning Center.

Dr. Braden frequently consults with parents, therapists, educators, and medical staff about effective treatments. Respected for her work internationally, she has presented at numerous conferences and workshops about Fragile X syndrome, autism, and other related disorders.

“Dr. Braden is the most experienced psychologist in the field of Fragile X that I know. She has seen patients for over 20 years and her behavioral and academic programs have made a wonderful difference for the children she treats.”

Dr. Randi Hagerman, M.D. – Medical Director of the M.I.N.D. Institute
“As executive director of the National Fragile X Foundation, I have had the tremendous pleasure of knowing and working with Marcia Braden since 1999.  Marcia is, and has been an active member of our Scientific and Clinical Advisory Committee for many years.  It is hard to imagine how the Foundation could have accomplished the parts of its mission related to support and education without Marcia’s input and guidance.  Her willingness to share and contribute her tremendous body of knowledge and experience is unequaled.  Single-handedly Marcia has made a real difference in the lives of thousands of persons affected by fragile X syndrome while giving them, and their parents, the tools necessary for a successful life comprising family, education, employment and community.”
Robert Miller – Executive Director, National Fragile X Foundation