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Educational Leadership and Human Development

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

Lisa Robbins

Robbins, Lisa Lisa Robbins


Professor of Special Education

Education Degrees

Ph.D., University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 2010; Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Concentration in Autism Spectrum Disorders
MSE, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 1999; Special Education, Emphasis in Autism/Asperger Syndrome
BA, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO, 1982; Psychology (May, 1982) and Special Education (December, 1982)

Classes Regularly Taught

EDSP 4140 - Collaborating with Families of Exceptional Children
EDSP 4385 - Introduction to Cross-Categorical Special Education
EDSP 4420 - Methods of Cross-Categorical Special Education
EDSP 5200 - Advanced Education of the Exceptional Child

Professional Experiences

Assistant Professor of Special Education, 2012-present, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO
Faculty member, Department of Education, 2000-2012, Missouri Western State University, Saint Joseph, MO
Missouri Autism Consultant, 1994-present
Behavior Specialist/Autism Consultant, 1991-2000, Platte County R-III School District, Kansas City, MO

Robbins, L. (December, 2011). Break the chain: How to de-escalate challenging students. The Journal of School Safety. Winter, 2011, 16-18.

Robbins, L. (in press). Dealing with challenging behaviors in students with disabilities. Advanced Training Module for School Resource Officers. St. Petersburg, FL: Wright Publishing Group.

Robbins, L., (2010). Which is more effective in educating teachers to work with children with autism: an online of face-to-face format of instruction? Ann Arbor, MI: ProQuest.

Robbins, L. (2008). Nine entries in Autism: An Encyclopedia for Parents and educators. Myles, B., Cooper Swanson, T., & Holverstott, J. eds. Wesport, CT: Greenwood Publishing.

Earles-Volrath, T., Cook, K., Robbins, L., Ben-Arieh, J. (2008). Instructional strategies to facilitate successful learning outcomes for students with autism. In R.L. Simspon & B.S. Myles (Eds.), Educating children and youth with autism: Strategies for effective practice. (2nd ed). Austin, TX: ProEd.

Robbins, L. (2007). Module IV. Transition from Part C to Part B. Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Jefferson City, MO


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