Special Education & Communication Disorders

Faculty in Special Education & Communication Disorders are engaged in important and innovative research and outreach efforts. Below is a selected list of recent publications from some of the facultly; topics include autism,  speech pathology, developmental needs, etc.

Publications in Special Education & Communication Disorders

Zhen Chai,

Chai, Z. (2013). Response to Intervention: A Framework for Early Childhood Special Education?. Exceptionality, 21, 51-67.

Chai, Z. (in press). Using an iPad application to promote early literacy skills for young English language learners with disabilities. To appear in Journal of Special Education Technology.

Chai, Z. (in press). Play and Social Interaction Strategies for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Inclusive Preschool Settings. To appear in Young Exceptional Children.

Chai, Z. (in press). Using an iPad Application to Promote Early Literacy Development in Young Children with Disabilities.. To appear in Journal of Special Education.

Kathleen A. Cronin

Cronin, K. A., Newtson, C. M. (2010). The Southern New Mexico Autism Project. Border Walking Journal, 8(1), 21-24.

Yasar, P., Cronin, K. A. (2014). Perspectives of College of Education Students in Turkey on Autism Spectrum Disorders. To appear in International Journal of Special Education, 31 pages (manuscript).

Echaniz, C., Cronin, K. A. (2014). Autism Spectrum Disorders and Implications for Teachers. To appear in Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 38 pages (manuscript). http://www.naset.org/777.0.html

Cronin, K. A. (in press). The Relationship Among Oral Language, Decoding Skills, and Reading Comprehension in Children with Autism. To appear in Exceptionality-A Special Education Journal/Taylor and Francis/Routledge, 35 pages (manuscript). http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/hexc20/current#.Uo7wq8Trz7A

Heike Lehnert-LeHouillier

Lehnert-LeHouillier, H. (2013). From long to short and from short to long: Perceptual motivations for changes in vocalic length. In Yu, Alan (Ed.), Origins of Sound Change: Approaches to Phonologization (pp. 98-111). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Lehnert-LeHouillier, H. (2010). A cross-linguistic investigation of cues to vowel length perception. Journal of Phonetics, 472-482. http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-phonetics/

Lehnert-LeHouillier, H., McDonough, J., McAleavey, S. (2010). Prosodic Strengthening in American English Domain-Initial Vowelss (pp. 100082:1-4). Chicago, IL: Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2010. http://speechprosody2010.illinois.edu/papers/100082.pdf

Amelia Medina

Medina, A. (2012). Vocabulary instruction for young bilinguals with language impairment: A Research Synthesis. Journal of Bilingual Education Research & Instruction, 4, 41-49.

Medina, A. & Saloman, J. (2012). Current issues in teaching bilingual children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals.

Medina, A. & Rentmeester, J. (2010). Evidence-based practice for bilingual students with language impairment: general and specific treatment questions. Evidence Based Practice Briefs 4(3), 1-14.

Kohnert, K., & Medina, A. (2009). Bilingual children and communication disorders: A 30 year research retrospective. Seminars in Speech and Language, 30, 219-233.

 Srikanta K. Mishra

Mishra, S. K. (2014). Attentional modulation of medial olivocochlear inhibition: Evidence for immaturity in children. Hearing Research, 318(December), 31-36. www.elsevier.com/locate/issn/03785955

Mishra, S. K. (2014). Medial efferent mechanisms in children with auditory processing disorders. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8(860), 1-7. www.frontiersin.org/Human_Neuroscience

Sathiyaprakash Ramdoss

Lang, R. B., Ramdoss, S., Sigafoos, J. S., Green, V., Van Der Meer, L., Tastanoski, O’reilly, M. (2014). Assistive technology for postsecondary students with disabilities. Assistive technology for people with diverse abilities. New York: Springer.

Lang, R., Ramdoss, S., Raulston, Carnot, Sigafoos, J., O’Reilly, M. F. (2014). Assistive technology for people with autism spectrum disorders. Assistive technology for people with diverse abilities. New York: Springer.

Mulloy, A. M., Gevarter, C., Hopkins, M., Sutherland, K., Ramdoss, S. (2014). Assistive technology for students with visual impairment. Assistive technology for people with diverse abilities. New York: Springer.

Sigafoos, J. S., Ramdoss, S., Pennington, R. C., Kagohara, D., Lancioni, G. E., O’Reilly, M. F. (2014). Computer-based instruction. Children and youth with autism spectrum disorders (ASD): Recent advances and innovations in assessment, education, and intervention.. New York: Oxford University Press.

Ramdoss, S. (2013). Assistive technology can play an instrumental role in improving employment outcomes of people with cognitive disabilities, but the support strategies and solutions that have the potential to promote success in work place remain unexplored. Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention, 7(1), 3-6.

Kagohara, D., Achmadi, D., Van Der Meer, L., Lancioni, G. E., O’Reilly, M. F., Lang, R. B., Marschik, P. B., Sutherland, D., Ramdoss, S., Green, V., Sigafoos, J. S. (2013). Teaching children with autism spectrum disorders to greet adults using social stories TM and video modeling.. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 1-11.

Kagohara, D., Van Der Meer, L., Ramdoss, S., O’Reilly, M. F., Lancioni, G., Davis, T., Rispoli, M., Lang, R., Marschik, P., Sutherland, D., Green, V., Sigafoos, J. S. (2013). Using iPods and iPads in teaching programs for individuals with developmental disabilities: A systematic review.. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34(1), 147-156.

Ramdoss, S., Machalicek, W., Rispoli, M., Mulloy, A., Lang, R., O’Reilly, M. F. (2012). Computer-Based Interventions to improve social and emotional skills in individuals with autism spectrum disorders: A systematic review.. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 15(2), 119-135.

Ramdoss, S., Lang, R. B., Fragale, C., Britt, C., O’Reilly, M. F., Sigafoos, J. S., Didden, R. C., Palmen, A. (2012). Use of computer-based interventions to promote daily living skills in individuals with intellectual disabilities: A systematic review.. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 25(2), 195-217.

Ramdoss, S. T., Mulloy, A. M., Lang, R. B., O’Reilly, M. F., Sigafoos, J. S., Lancioni, G., Didden, R., Elzein, F., Ramdoss, S. (2011). Use of computer-based interventions to improve literacy skills in students with autism spectrum disorders: A systematic review.. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 5, 1306-1318.

Ramdoss, S., Lang, R. B., Mulloy, A. M., Franco, J., O’Reilly, M. F., Didden, R. C., Lancioni, G. (2011). Use of Computer-Based Interventions to Teach Communication Skills to Children withautism spectrum disorders: A systematic review. Journal of Behavioral Education, 20(1), 55-76.

Gervarter, C., Mulloy, A. M., O’Reilly, M. F., Ramdoss, S. T. Communication repairs of children with ASD and limited vocal language: A systematic review. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities.

Amelia M. Rau

Rau, A. M., Saloman, J. (2012). Current issues in teaching bilingual children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 7(3), pp 69-75.

Rau, A. M. (2012). Vocabulary instruction for young bilinguals with language impairment: A Research Synthesis.. Journal of Bilingual Education Research & Instruction, 14(1), pp 41-49.

Deborah S. Rhein

Rhein, D. (2011). Rhein, D. (2011). Assessing an adolescent English Language Learner: Teasing apart the threads of two languages.. In N. Mather & L. Jaffee (Ed.), Comprehensive Evaluations: Case reports for psychologists, diagnosticians and special educators (ed., pp. 463-472). Hoboken, NJ:: John Wiley& Sons, Inc.

Levey, S., Langdon, H., Rhein, D. (2012). Factors associated with bilingual. . Perspectives on communication disorders and sciences in culturally and linguistically diverse populations,, 19, 58-65.

Rhein, D. (2010). Designing a response to intervention plan for English-language learners: Some ideas from a case study. Journal of Border Educational Research, 9, 15-24.

Rhein, D., Staski, P., Perry, A., Reno, B. (2010). Teacher and principal perspectives on the implementation of RtI in a middle school. Border Walking Journal, 8, 70-78.

Rhein, D., Salas-Provance, M. (2010). The bonding of culture and language: Understanding and using language in multicultural settings, the interpreter/evaluator partnership.. Border Walking Journal, 8, 81-86.

Salas-Provance, M., Rhein, D., Valdez, A., Oprandy, R. (in press). Educator preparation in teaching ELL students. To appear in Journal of Multiculturalism in Education.

Marlene Salas-Provance

Salas-Provance, M. (in press). Counseling in a Multicultural Society: Implications for the field of speech-language pathology. In L. V. Flasher & P.T. Fogle (Ed.), Counseling Skills for speech-language pathologists and audiologists (pp. 159-190). New York: DELMAR CENGAGE Learning.

Salas-Provance, M., Spencer, L. J., Nicholas, J., Tobey, E. (2013). Emergence of speech sounds between 7 and 24 months of cochlear implant use. Cochlear Implants International.

Rhein, D., Salas-Provance, M. (2010). The bonding of culture and language: Understanding and using language in multicultural settings, the interpreter/evaluator partnership.. Border Walking Journal, 8, 81-86.

Salas-Provance, M., Rhein, D., Valdez, A., Oprandy, R. Speech-language pathologists and teacher attitudes when instructing Hispanic learners.. Language Speech and hearing Services in the Schools.