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Carly Blustein Gilson
Assistant Professor of Special Education, Educational Psychology
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Mail Stop: 4225
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Directory Title: Assistant Professor of Special Education
Primary Emphasis Area: Special Education
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Short Bio
Dr. Carly Blustein Gilson is an assistant professor of special education in the Department of Educational Psychology. She received her Ph.D. in special education from Vanderbilt University. Her research interests include strengthening employment-related social skills for adolescents and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD); supporting individuals and families through school-to-work transition; and vocational skills and educational team collaborations among special education teachers and paraprofessionals.


Selected Citations:

Gilson, C. B., Carter, E. W., & Biggs, E. E. (2017). A systematic review of instructional methods to teach employment skills to secondary students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 42, 89-107. doi: 10.1177/1540796917698831

Gilson, C. B., & Carter, E. W. (2016). Promoting social interactions and job independence for college students with autism or intellectual disability: A pilot study. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46, 3583-3596. doi: 10.1007/s10803-016-2894-2

Blustein, C. L., Carter, E. W., & McMillan, E. D. (2016). The voices of parents: Post-high school expectations, priorities, and concerns for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Journal of Special Education, 50, 164-177. doi: 10.1177/0022466916641381

Research Interests
Autism
Early career development supports
Inclusive education
Intellectual and developmental disabilities
Postsecondary education for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities
School-to-work transition, employment skills
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Li, Y.*, Chen, H., Zhang, D., & Gilson, C. B. (in press). Effects of a self-monitoring strategy to increase classroom task completion for high school students with moderate intellectual disabilities. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities. (In Press)

2. Biggs, E. E., Carter, E. W., & Gilson, C. B. (in press). Systematic review of interventions involving aided AAC modeling for children with complex communication needs. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. (In Press)

3. Biggs, E. E., Gilson, C. B., & Carter, E. W. (2018). Developing that balance: Preparing and supporting special education teachers to work with paraprofessionals. Teacher Education and Special Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0888406418765611

4. Gilson, C. B., Carter, E. W., Bumble, J. L., & McMillan, E. D. (2018). Family perspectives on integrated employment for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 43, 20-37. doi:10.1177/1540796917751134

5. Gilson, C. B., & Carter, E. W. (2018). Video-based instruction to promote employment-related social behaviors for high school students with intellectual disability. Inclusion, 6, 175-193. doi: 10.1352/2326-6988-6.3.175

6. Gilson, C. B., Carter, E. W., & Biggs, E. E. (2017). A systematic review of instructional methods to teach employment skills to secondary students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 42, 89-107. doi: 10.1177/1540796917698831

7. Gilson, C. B., Bethune, L. K., Carter, E. W., & McMillan, E. D. (2017). Informing and equipping parents of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 55, 347-360. doi: 10.1352/1934-9556-55.5.347

* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts
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SPED414
Issues and Methods in Low-Incidence Disabilities
Courses Taught
2019 - 2020
EPSY 691, SPED 414
2018 - 2019
EPSY 691, SPED 414
2017 - 2018
EPSY 485, SPED 414, SPED 685
Awards

(2017). Association of University Centers on Disabilities.  Association of University Centers on Disabilities Council on Research and Evaluation (CORE) Trainee Award. External, AUCD.

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