Overview

  • Coordinator for ASD Certificate Program and Adapted Curriculum. Teacher educator with emphasis in areas of severe disabilites and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Prior special education teacher with 10 years of experience.
  • Selected Publications

    Articles In Academic Journals

    Year Title
    2018 A feasibility study of autism behavioral markers in spontaneous facial, visual, and hand movement response dataIEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering. 353-361.
    2017 A feasibility study of autism behavioral markers in spontaneous facial, visual, and hand movement response dataIEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering.
    2016 Counseling children and adolescents with Sensory Processing Disorder: Results of an exploratory national studyJournal of Child and Adolescent Counseling.
    2016 Non-intrusive optimal imaging of face to probe physiological traits in autism spectrum disordersJournal of Optics and Laser Technology. 221-228.
    2016 Structured instruction with modified storybooks to teach morphosyntax and vocabulary to preschoolers who are deaf/hard of hearingJournal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. 352-361.
    2015 Using repeated reading and explicit instruction to teach vocabulary to preschoolers who are deaf and have hearing lossInfants & Young Children. 262-280.
    2015 Using repeated reading and explicit instruction to teach vocabulary to preschoolers who are deaf or have hearing lossInfants and Young Children. 262-280.
    2014 Academic or functional skills? Using behaviors associated with happiness to guide instruction for students with profound/multiple disabilitiesEducation Research International.
    2014 Academic or functional skills? Using happiness indicators to guide instruction forEducation Research International.
    2014 Characteristics of Preteen and Teen Peer Models Volunteering at a Summer Camp for Children with Autism Spectrum DisordersJournal for Multicultural Education. 237-248.
    2014 Teaching emotion words using social stories and created experiences in group instruction with preschoolers with hearing loss: An exploratory studyDeafness and Education International. 37-58.
    2014 The First Step toward Reconstructing Visual Perception and Cognition in AutismSystems, Man and Cybernetics, SMC.
    2013 An Observational study of social communication skills in eight preschoolers with and without hearing loss during cooperative playEarly Childhood Education Journal. 339-346.
    2013 The use of visual-based simulated environments in teacher preparationJournal of Education and Training Studies.
    2013 Using a child-specific social story to improve communication and social skills in two preschoolers with cochlear implants: An exploratory classroom case studyDeafness & Education International. 117-125.
    2013 Using dyad-specific social stories to improve communicative and interactional skills of preschoolers with hearing loss in self-contained and inclusive settings.International Journal of Inclusive Education..
    2013 Using dyad-specific social stories to increase communicative and social skills of preschoolers with hearing loss in self-contained and inclusive settingsInternational Journal of Inclusive Education. 1.
    2012 Communication Skills in Eight Preschoolers with and without Hearing Loss during Cooperative PlayEarly Childhood Education Journal.
    2012 Effect of parallel talk on the language and interactional skills of preschoolers with cochlear implants and hearing aidsLiteracy Information and Computer Education Journal. 530-538.
    2011 A Review of Curricular Approaches and Quality of Life Indicators in the United States for Individuals Displaying Profound Multiple DisabilitiesSocial Welfare: Interdisciplinary Approach. 8-22.
    2011 Teaching social skills to enhance work performance in a child care settingEducation and Training in Autism & Developmental Disabilities. 40-51.

    Chapters

    Year Title
    2013 Review of the BRIGANCE Transition Skills InventoryA counselor’s guide to career assessment instruments (6th ed.).. Broken Arrow, OK: National Career Development Association.

    Conference Papers

    Year Title
    2015 A puzzle-based tool to study individualized perception reactions for children with autism.  682-686.
    2015 Analysis of facial muscle activation in children with autism using 3D imaging.  337-342.
    2015 Familiar Video Stories as a Means for Children with Autism: An Analytics Approach.  368-373.

    Research Overview

  • Teaching acadmic content and quality of life to students with severe intellectual disabilities. The acquisition of verbal speech in young children with ASD.
  • Grants

  • Professional Educator Preparation in Special Education for Children with Low Incidence  awarded by Office of Special Education & Rehabilitative Services, USDOE 2015 - 2020
  • Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Programs  awarded by Virginia Department of Education (U.S. Department of Education - Prime) 2018 - 2019
  • The Virginia Consortium for Teacher Preparation in Special Education Adapted Curriculum: Supporting Students wiht Severe Disabilities and Autism (ACSD Consortium)  awarded by Virginia Department of Education (U.S. Department of Education - Prime) 2018 - 2019
  • VA Cons for Teacher Prep in Special Education Adapted Curriculum: Support Students with Disabilities and Autism  awarded by George Mason University 2017 - 2018
  • Consortium of Institution of Higher Education in Virginia in Severe Disabilities  awarded by George Mason University 2016 - 2017
  • Project Pepse/Chili: Professional Educator Preparation In Special Education For Children With Low Incidence  awarded by US Department of Education 2016 - 2017
  • Severe Disabilities Consortium FY15  awarded by George Mason University 2014 - 2016
  • An Automated Video Coding Approach for Behavioral Research  awarded by Summer Experience Enhancing Collaborative Research (ODU) 2014
  • The Utilization of Video Face Replacement Technology (VFRT) for Routine Clinical Procedures in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder  awarded by Office of Research Multidisciplinary Seed Funding Grant 2013 - 2014
  • The Utilization of Video Face Replacement Technology (VRFT) for Routine Procedures in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)  awarded by ODU COHS 2013 - 2014
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder-Integrating Theory and Clinical Practice Perspectives  awarded by Faculty Innovator Grant Sponsered by Old Dominion University 2013
  • Expertise Keywords

  • Adapted Curriculum
  • Autism
  • Low Incidence Disabilities
  • Severe Disabilities
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Special Education, Old Dominion University 2009
  • M.S.Ed. in Special Education, Old Dominion University 2003
  • B.S. in Biology, Old Dominion University 1996
  • Full Name

  • Jonna Bobzien