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Grants, Contacts, Centers and Clinics

Research Specializations

Leanne S. Hawken, Ph.D.

  • Tier 2/Secondary Level Behavioral Interventions
  • School-Wide Positive Behavior Support
  • Functional Behavioral Assessment

Susan Johnston

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Early Communication and Language Intervention
  • Emerging Literacy
  • Early Childhood Special Education

Catherine Nelson

  • Assessment of children with multiple disabilities including deafblindness,
  • Reduction of stress in children with severe multiple disabilities
  • Increasing social initiations of young children with autism through the use of visual supports
  • Education of children who are deafblind in developing countries

Patricia Matthews

  • Cultural Linguistic Diversity Math Instruction
  • Female Educational Diversity Empowerment
  • International/Global Special Education
  • Service Learning

Andrea McDonnell, Ph.D.

  • Embedded instruction and emergent literacy
  • Inclusive early childhood programs
  • Family-professional partnerships
  • Interdisciplinary professional and leadership preparation programs

John McDonnell

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Secondary and Transition Programs
  • Inclusive Education

Rob O'Neill

  • Functional assessment
  • Function-based interventions
  • Schoolwide positive behavior support
  • Gender issues in emotional/behavioral disorders


Last Updated: 11/3/16