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Educational Leadership and Human Development

Lovinger Building, Room 4101
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4341
Office Manager: Barb Hicks





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Earles-Vollrath, TheresaDr. Theresa Earles-Vollrath

Professor of Special Education

Degrees

Ph.D.- Special Education, Autism/Behavior Disorder 1998, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
M.S.E.- Special Education, Autism/Behavior Disorder, 1993, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
B.A. - Special Education, Mental Retardation and Behavior Disorder, 1989, Central Missouri State University , Warrensburg, MO

Classes Regularly Taught

Behavior Management
IEP Writing and the Law
Perceptual Motor
Introduction to Students with Severe Developmental Disabilities
Teaching Students with Severe Developmental Disabilities
Curriculum and Methods for Students with Severe Developmental Disabilities

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

August 2012 - present Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Human Development, University of Central Missouri (formerly Central Missouri State University)

December 2008 – December 2011
Clinical Director, Midwest Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, University of Central Missouri

August 2007 - August 2012 Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Human Development, University of Central Missouri (formerly Central Missouri State University)

August 2002 – August 2007 Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Human Development, Central Missouri State University

SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES

JOURNAL ARTICLES     

Ganz, J. B., Earles-Vollrath, T. L., Heath, A. K., Parker, R., Rispoli, M. J., & Duran, J. (2012). A meta-analysis of single case research studies on aided augmentative and alternative communication systems with individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and   Developmental Disorders, 42(1), 60-74. DOI 10.1007/s10803-011-1212-2

Ganz, J. B., Earles-Vollrath, T. L., & Cook, K. (2011). Video modeling: A visually-based intervention for children on the autism spectrum. TEACHING Exceptional Children, 43 (6), 8-19.

Ganz, J.B., Earles-Vollrath, T.L., Mason, R.A., Rispoli, M.J., Health, A.K., & Parker, R.I.  (2011).  An aggregate study of single-case research involving aided AAC: Participant characteristics of individuals with autism spectrum disorders.  Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2011.02.011.

Ganz, J.B., Heath, A.K., Rispoli, M.J. & Earles-Vollrath, T.L.  (2010).  Impact of AAC versus verbal modeling on verbal imitation, picture discrimination and related speech:  A pilot investigation. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities,22, 179-196.

GUEST EDITOR

Earles-Vollrath, T.L. (Ed.) (2012).  Research to practice: Closing the gap. [Special Issue]. Intervention in School and Clinic, 47(3).

EDITORIAL POSITIONS

2012-present Consulting Editor, The International Journal of Research and Practice
2011-present Consulting Editor, Behavior Modification
2006-present Associate Editor, Intervention in School and Clinic


SEMINARS/CONFERENCES/PRESENTATIONS

INTERNATIONAL/NATIONAL

Ganz, J. B., Heath, A., Earles-Vollrath, T., Rispoli, M., & Parker, R. (2011, May). An Aggregate Study of Single-Case Research Involving Aided Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Participant Characteristics of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Denver, CO: Presented at the Applied Behavior Analysis International Annual Convention [Peer-reviewed].

 

RELATED EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES

2002-2003
Completed 4-course sequence in Applied Behavior Analysis. The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA.

Applied Behavior Analysis for Special Ed.I: Basic Principles
Applied Behavior Analysis for Special Ed. II: Basic Procedures
Applied Behavior Analysis for Special Ed. III: Extended Applications I

Contact Theresa Earles-Vollrath at vollrath@ucmo.edu