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Peggy Schaefer-Whitby

Peggy Schaefer-Whitby

Associate Professor

College of Education and Health Professions

(CIED)-Curriculum & Instruction

Phone: 479-575-3302

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Ph.D., University of Central Florida, Exceptional Education, 2009
M.A., University of Houston-Clear Lake, Psychology, 1992
B.A., Saint Cloud State University, 1987

Refereed journals

 

Whitby, P. J. S., Marx, T. McIntire, J., & Wienke, W. (in press). Advocating for students with disabilities at the school level: Tips for special education teachers. Teaching Exceptional Children.

 

Travers, J., Tincani, M., Whitby, P J. S., & Boutat, A. (in press). Sexuality Education, Self-Determination and People with Severe Disabilities, Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities. XX(X), XX-XX.

 

Whitby, P. J. S., Lyons, C., Baxter, C. (in press). Interventions to Ensure Access, Participation and Support for Young Children with Autism. Young Children, XX(X), XX-XX.

           

Whitby, P.J.S. (2012 online first). The Effects of Solve It! on the Mathematical Word Problem Solving Ability of Students with High-Functioning Autism. Focus on Autism and Developmental Disabilitiesdoi:10.1177/1088357612468764.

 

Whitby, P. J. S. , Ogilvie, C., & Mancil. G.R. (2012). Teaching social skills to students with Asperger syndrome in the general education classroom. Journal on Developmental Disabilities, 8 (1), 62-72.

 

Whitby, P.J. S., Grillo, K., & Leininger, M. (2012). Tips for Using Interactive Whiteboards to Increase Participation of Students with Disabilities. Teaching Exceptional Children, 6, 51-57.

 

Whitby, P.J.S. & Wienke, W. (2012). A Special Educator’s Call to Action for Advocacy in National Education Policy. Intervention in School and Clinic, 47 (3) 191-194.

 

Byington, T. & Whitby, P. J. S. (2011). Building Parent and Educators Partnerships during the IFSP Process. Young Exceptional Children, 14(4), 44-56.

 

Whitby, P.J.S., Travers, J. & Harnik, J. (2010). Academic Achievement and Strategy Instruction to Support the Learning of Children with High Functioning Autism. Beyond Behavior, Winter, 1-7.

 

Mancil, G.R., Haydon, T. & Schaefer Whitby, P. J. (2009). The effects of Social Stories™ on aberrant behaviors of children with autism spectrum disorders during transitions. Focus on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 24 (4), 205-215.

 

Whitby, P. J. S. & Mancil, G. R. (2009). Academic achievement profiles of children with high functioning autism and Asperger syndrome: A review of the literature. Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, 44(4), 551-560.

 

Schaefer Whitby, P.J, & Miller, K. (2009). eKidTools Support Systems: Software for promoting self-regulation, strategic learning and self-determination. Teaching Exceptional Children Plus, 5(3), 1-13.

 

Andreasen, J.B, Haciomeroglu, J., Akyuz, D., Coskun, S., Cristwell, P., & SchaeferWhitby, P. (2008). Teacher training in multiple environments: Microteach versus Virtual.FATE E-Journal, 1(8) 1-20.

 

West, J. & Schaefer Whitby, P (2008). Progress for students with disabilities under NCLB and the path forward.  Focus on Exceptional Children, 41(3), 1-16.

 

Malin, D. H., Plotner, R. E., Radulescu, S. J., Ferebee, R. N., Lake, J. R., Negrete, P.G.,Schaefer, P. J., Crothers, M. K., & Moss, D. E. (1993). Chronic methanesulfonyl fluoride enhances one-trial per day reward learning in aged rats. Neurobiology of Aging, 14, 393-395.

 

Manuscripts under review

Marx, T., Hart, J. Nelson, L., Love, J., Gartin, B.C. & Whitby, P.J.S. (2013). Guiding IEP teams on meeting the mandates of the LRE. Intervention in School and Clinic

 

Nelson, L. & Whitby, P. J. S. (2012). Comparison of low-tech and high-tech visual schedules to increase independence during transitions for a young child with autism. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities

 

Whitby, P. J. S. & Travers, J. (2012). The Use of a Multimedia Academic Story Developed to Extend the Instruction of Solve It! Problem Solving Routine for Middle School Students with Learning Disabilities, Assistive Technology. (Revise and Re-submit)

 

Whitby, P.J. S., Love, J., Crozier, S. (2012). Family Centered Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports for Families with Children who have ASD, Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions.

 

Book chapters

 

Whitby, P. J. S. (2012). Teaching Mathematics to Children with High Functioning Autism in D. Perner & M.E., Delano, M. E., (Eds.), Brief Guide to Teaching Students with Autism.  Arlington, VA:  Council for Exceptional Children, Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities.

 

Whitby, P.J.S. (2011). High Functioning Autism and Mathematical Performance: A Teacher’s Guide to Understanding the Unique Academic Profile and Strategies to Support Mathematical Learning in N. Gallenstein and D. Hodges, Math for All. ACEI Publications.

 

Technical reports / State reports

 

 Whitby, P. J. S., Campbell, J., Bodston, L. E., Williams, L. & Wilson, L. (2011). Nevada State   Autism Commission Sub-committee Report on Higher Education and Workforce   Professional Training, Nevada Autism Commission.

 

Whitby, P. J. S. & Crozier, S. (2011). FY11 Positive Behavior Support, Building Capacity (GIFTS #1060.01), Fund for a Healthy Nevada, UNLV CASD, 7/30/2011.

 

Whitby, P. J. S. & Crozier, S. (2010). FY10 Positive Behavior Support, Building Capacity(GIFTS #1060), Fund for a Healthy Nevada, UNLV CASD, 7/30/2010.

 

Schaefer Whitby, P., Little, M, & Robertson, S. (2008). Implementing Solve It! Problem Solving Curriculum: From Professional Development to Student Outcomes Technical Report #14277061.2. Effective Instructional Practices Project, Project CENTRAL, Daytona Beach, Florida.

 

Other publications

 

Whitby, P. J. S. (2012). Course Reader for Understanding Low Incidence Disabilities. Independence, KY: Cennage Learning.

 

Love, J., Whitby, P. J. S., Crozier, S. (2012). Autism Spectrum Disorders: Frequently Asked       Questions. Parent Guide Magazine. April.

 

Whitby, P. J. S., Crozier, S., & Van Ness, H., Love, J. (2011). The Second Annual Autism    Spectrum Resource Guide: A Guide for Families, Las Vegas, NV: UNLV CASD.

 

Whitby, P. J. S., Crozier, S., & Van Ness, H. (2010). The Annual Autism Spectrum Resource       Guide: A Guide for Families, Las Vegas, NV: UNLV CASD.

 

Presentations

Local

 

Whitby, P.J.S. (2012, September) Autism Awareness and Strategies. Presentation to Lifestyles Supported Living, Fayetteville, AR.

 

 

Whitby, P. J. S. (2011, December). Autism Awareness. Presentation to the Ethiopian Community. Goh Insurance, Las Vegas, NV.

 

 

Whitby, P. J. S. (2011, November). Behavior Basics, Presentation to Compass Behavioral Solutions. Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Las Vegas, NV.

 

 

Whitby, P.J.S. (2011, September). Understanding ASD: Strategies for Success at the Dentist, Presentation to UNLV Dental School. Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Las Vegas, NV.   

 

 

Whitby, P.J.S. (2011, August). Understanding ASD and Academic Achievement: Presentation to Horizons Learning Academy. Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Las Vegas, NV.  

       

 

Whitby, P. J. S. (2011, August). Autism Awareness and Strategies to Prevent Behavior Problems. E-soccer, Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Las Vegas, NV.

 

 

Whitby, P. J. S. (2011, March). Understanding visual supports. Presentation to Bridges Academy for Children with ASD, Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Las Vegas, NV.

 

 

Whitby, P. J. S. (2011, August). Recommending visual media to support individuals with autism across   the three-term contingency. Presentation for CCSD school psychologists, Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Las Vegas, NV.

 

 

Whitby, P.J.S. (2011, February). Understanding ASD and Inclusion: Presentation to Elise Wolfe Elementary School. Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Las Vegas, NV.

 

 

Whitby, P.J.S. (2011, February). Understanding ASD and Transition: Presentation to CCSD Transition Specialists. Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Las Vegas, NV.

 

 

Whitby, P.J.S. (2011, January). Understanding ASD and Academic Achievement: Presentation to CCSD School Psychologists. Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Las Vegas, NV.

 

 

Whitby, P.J.S. (2010, April). Think …before you IEP, Session 1, 2 and 3.  Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Las Vegas, NV.

 

Whitby, P.J.S., Grant, D., Sayeski, K. (2009, October). The Professorate: The first three years. UNLV Doctoral Studies Colloquium.

 

Schaefer Whitby, P., McIntire, J., Stack, R. (2008, August). What Every Teacher Needs to Understand About Brain Injury. First Days of School Conference, Orange County Public        Schools, Orlando, FL.

 

Schaefer Whitby, P. & Rosenblatt, K. (2007, September). Think Before you IEP. TJIEE Signature Series. Toni Jennings Institute for Exceptional Education at UCF.  Orlando, FL.

 

State

 

Whitby, P. J. S. (2012, November). Evidence Based Strategies in the ASD Classroom. Arkansas Council for Exceptional Children, Hot Springs, AR.

 

 

Whitby, P.J.S (2011, November). Preparing teachers to use ABA in the classroom, Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis, Reno, NV.

 

Whitby, P.J.S. (2010). Autism 101. Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children, Las Vegas, NV.

 

Andreasen, J.B, Haciomeroglu, J., Akyuz, D., Coskun, S., Cristwell, P., & Schaefer Whitby, P. (2008). Teacher training in multiple environments: Microteach versus Virtual. Florida Association of Teacher Educators, Orlando, FL.

 

Allison, P. & Schaefer Whitby, P. (2006) Top Ten Ways to Please your IEP Team, Florida Association of Behavior Analysts, Daytona Beach, FL.

 

Allison, P. & Schaefer Whitby, P. (2005). Educating Children with Severe BehaviorDisorders: The Self Contained Classroom. Florida Association of Behavior Analysts, Sarasota, FL.

 

Miller, K. & Schaefer Whitby, P. (2005). Kidtools, Florida Council for Exceptional Children, Cocoa Beach, FL.

 

 

Schaefer Whitby, P. & Darling, J. (1993). Acute Neurological Rehabilitation in the Home: Increasing Productive Activity. Florida Association of Behavior Analysts, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

 

Colbert, B., & Whitby, P. (1993). Neurological Rehabilitation in the Home.  Florida Association of Behavior Analysts, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

 

Schaefer, P. J., Montgomery, M. A., Crothers, M. K., Lake, J. R., & Malin, D. H. (1993, March). Beta-amyloid Peptide Fragment 25-35 Interferes with One-trial Learning. Southwest  Psychological Association Annual Conference.  Corpus Christi, TX.

 

 

National

 

Whitby, P.J. S. & Lyons, C. (2012, October). Interventions to Ensure Access, Participation and Support for Young Children with Autism, Council for Exceptional Children Division for Early Childhood, Minneapolis, MN.

 

Boutat, A., Travers, J., Whitby, P. J. S., & Grangis, M. (2012, April), Sexuality Education for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Council for Exceptional Children, Denver, Co.

 

Ogilvie, C. & Whitby, P.J. S. (2012, April). Teaching Students with ASD Social Skills in a Mixed Reality Virtual Environment. Council for Exceptional Children, Denver, CO.

Whitby, P. J. S. & Ogilvie, C. (2011, April). Dear Teacher, This Is My Child: Reflections from Parents on Including Children with Autism, CEC Teacher Education Division, Austin, TX.

 

Whitby, P. J. S. (2010, November). Culturally Responsive PBS: Developing Systems to Support ASD Families from Underserved Populations, TECBD, Tempe, AZ.

 

Whitby, P. J. S. (2010, November). Gateway: An Innovative Approach to Parent Training, TECBD, Tempe AZ.

 

Whitby, P.J.S. (2010). Strategies for Teaching Mathematics to Students with High Functioning     Autism, Council for Exceptional Children, Nashville, TN.

 

Schaefer Whitby, P. & Mancil, G.R. (2008) The Academic Achievement Profile of Studentswith High Functioning Autism: A Review of the Literature. Council for Exceptional Children-Teacher Education Division, Dallas TX.

 

Haciomeroglu, E.S., Andreasen, J.B., Akyuz, D., Coskun, S., Cristwell, P., Schaefer Whitby, P. (2009). A Comparison of Teaching Environments: Microteach versus Virtual. Working session presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators. Orlando, FL.

 

Reyes, M. & Schaefer Whitby, P. (2008). Parents’ Knowledge and Perceptions of Their Child’s Individual Education Plan. Council for Exceptional Children-Teacher Education Division, Dallas, TX.

 

Reyes, M. & Schaefer Whitby, P. (2008). Project STARS: Linking University, Families and Schools. Council for Exceptional Children-Teacher Education Division, Dallas, TX.

 

Pearl, C. & Schaefer Whitby, P. (2008). A Teacher Preparation Program for Teachers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Council for Exceptional Children-Teacher Education Division, Dallas, TX.

 

McIntire, J., Schaefer Whitby, P.J., & Rosenblatt, K. (2008) Think…Before You IEP. Autism Society of America, Orlando FL.

 

Mancil, G.R., Pedesum, P., Schaefer Whitby, P.J. (2008). Increasing Pro-Social Behaviors Using Social Stories: Low Tech to High Tech. Autism Society of America, Orlando, FL.

 

Mancil, G.R., Pedesum, P., Schaefer Whitby, P.J. (2008). Coping Strategies to Help Ameliorate Stress in Families with Children Autism. Autism Society of America, Orlando, FL.

 

Miller, K. & Schaefer Whitby, P.J. (2008).  eKidTools Support Systems: Software for promoting self-regulation, strategic learning and self-determination. Boston, MA.

 

Pearl, C. & Schaefer Whitby, P. (2008). A Teacher Preparation Program for Teachers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Council for Exceptional Children, Boston, MA.

 

Blanes, M. & Schaefer Whitby, P.J. (2008). Project Stars: Linking University, Community and Families. Council for Exceptional Children. Boston, MA

 

Pearl, C. & Schaefer Whitby, P. (2007). Teacher Preparation for Teachers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Council for Exceptional Children Teacher Educators Division. Milwaukee, WI.

 

Reyes Blanes, M., Schaefer Whitby, P., Rosenblatt, K., & Christner, B. (2007). An A+ Plan for Teacher Preparation. Council for Exceptional Children Teacher Educators Division. Milwaukee, WI.

 

Schaefer Whitby, P. (2007). Teaching Social Skills to Children with Asperger’s Syndrome in the Inclusive Environment. Kaleidoscope presentation. Council for Exceptional Children Teacher Educators Division. Milwaukee, WI.

 

Schaefer Whitby, P. & Hu, B. (2007).  The effectiveness of a school-wide use of CHAMPS classroom management program. Council for Exceptional Children Kaliedescope, Louisville, KY.

 

Colbert, B., Whitby, P., & Pace, G. (1993). Acute Neurological Rehabilitation in the Home: Increasing Productive Activity. Association for Behavior Analyst, Chicago, IL.

 

International

 

Mancil, G.R. & Schaefer Whitby, P. (2009). The Effects of Social Stories™ on AberrantBehaviors of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders During Transitions. IMFAR, Chicago, IL.

 

 

Schaefer Whitby, P. & Mancil, G.R. (2009). The Effects of a Modified Learning Strategy on the Multiple Step Mathematical Word Problem Solving Ability of Middle School Students with High Functioning Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome. IMFAR, Chicago, IL.

 

Plotner, R. E., Crothers, M. K., Lake, J. R., Negrete, P. G., Schaefer, P., Montgomery,

M. A., Tomsic, B., &  Malin, D. H. (1993, April). Beta-amyloid Peptide 25-35 Attenuates One-trial Reward Learning. International Behavioral Neuroscience Society, Clearwater, FL.

 

Malin, D. H., Radulescu, S. J., Novy, B. H., Lake, J. R., Plotner, R. E., Lett-Brown, A. Schaefer, P. J., Crothers, M. K., May, B., & Osgood, L. D. (1991, November). Galanin Attenuates One-trial Reward Learning. Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, LA.