Dr. Rebecca Mullican – VITAE

Education

  • Ph.D. in Special Education, Emphasis: Severe/Low Incidence Disability, Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education, The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
  • Master’s of Education, August 2006, Special Education, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS
  • Bachelor’s of Science, December 2001, Psychology, The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

Licensure

  • AAAA — Elementary Education K-8 Valid to 6/30/2021
  • AAAA — Special Education K-12 Mild/Moderate Disabilities Valid to 6/30/2021

K-12 Experience

  • 2004-2010— Special Education Teacher Madison County Schools
    • Write and Implement Individualized Education Plans for 5+ students
    • Write and Implement Lesson Plans based on Individualized Education Plans
    • Manage a classroom of 5+ students
    • Manage 2 teacher assistants and 1 ABA Trainer
    • Work with 4+ Regular Education Teachers and Specials Teachers to provide inclusive environments for my students
    • Provide a structured classroom setting for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Work with parents to improve student behavior at home and at school, provide consistency between environments, and give parent support
  • 2002-2004— ABA Therapist Madison County Schools
    • Applied Behavior Analysis therapy with students ages 3-9
    • Take data and track progress on each student
    • Assist teachers with IEP decisions
    • Attend IEP meetings
      Contribute to lesson plans
    • Maintain classroom structure in absence of the teacher

IHL Experience

    • Fall 2012- Current— Visiting Professor Special Education, The University of Southern Mississippi
      • SPE 121 Introduction to Field Experiences in Special Education
      • SPE 402 General Teaching Methods in Special Education
      • SPE 421 Program Development: Severe Disabilities
      • SPE 422 Skill Development Strategies: Severe Disabilities
      • SPE 643 Curriculum for Severe/Low Incidence Disabilities
      • SPE 645 Assessment & Intervention: Severe Disabilities
      • Summer 2012— Instructor Special Education, The University of Southern Mississippi SPE 792 Special Problems Severe/Low Incidence Disabilities
      • Syllabus construction
      • Construct an online classroom
      • Lead discussions about assigned readings through Blackboard online
      • Lecture on topics about severe/low incidence disabilities through Blackboard online
      • Grade student work
      • Conduct student conferences via phone, email, face-to-face
      • Summer 2011— Co-teacher Special Education, The University of Southern Mississippi SPE 655 Autism
        • Syllabus construction
        • Construct an online classroom
        • Lead discussions about assigned readings through Blackboard online
        • Lecture on topics about autism through Blackboard online
        • Grade student work
        • Conduct student conferences via phone, email, face-to-face
      • June 2011-Present— Graduate Assistant, REACH, MS Grant
        • Product development, formatting, and dissemination
        • Event Coordination
        • Data collection and entry
        • Facilitation of PBIS facilitator and Model Site visits
        • Formatting products for the website
      • August 2010-May 2011— Graduate Assistant, 325 T Grant
        • Research data entry
        • Survey and data collection of double major students entering and exiting the program
        • Research data and double major plan organization
        • Development of data collection instruments via electronic format
        • Plan, organize, and run the double major graduation ceremony (40-50 individuals in attendance)
        • Maintenance of double major files
        • Office maintenance
        • Administrative support to Dr. Elgen Hillman

Professional Experience – Participant

      • October 1-3, 2010 — US Autism and Asperger’s Assosiation’s (USAAA) world conference with speakers Dr. Temple Grandin, Dr. Stephen Shore, Dr. Martha Herbert, and other professionals in the autism field, St. Louis, MO
      • July 2010 — Childhood Neurology, Training by PESI Healthcare, Speaker Patricia G. Braun, PhD, MSN, MA, APN, RN, Jackson, MS
      • January 20-21, 2010 — Training: Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning (LAMP), speaker, Lindsey Cargill, Jackson, MS
      • October 28-31, 2009 — Participant in ATIA Conference, Showcasing Excellence in Assistive Technology, Schaumburg, Ill
      • August 2009 — Training: Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning (LAMP), speaker, John Halleran, Starkville, MS
      • July 10, 2009 — Cooperating Teacher Training by Education Field Experiences, Hattiesburg, MS
      • July 10-11, 2008 — “Focusing on…Achieving Real Citizenship” ARC Conference Raymond, MS
      • January 14-16, 2008 — “Introduction to Verbal Behavior, Teaching Communication Skills to Children with Autism” Training by Dr. Vincent Carbone, Verbal Behavior, Philadelphia, MS
      • January 31-February 1, 2008 — “Practical Applications of Classroom and Intervention Strategies for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders” Social Communication, Emotional Regulation, and Transactional Support (SCERTS) training, Dr. Patrick Rydell, Jackson, MS
      • August 3, 2007 — “Utilizing Intellitools and Classroom Suites within the Curriculum”, Canton, MS
      • July 26-27, 2007 — “Frameworks Training”, Ann Smith Elementary, Ridgeland, MS
      • August 2006 — “Social Communication, Emotional Regulation, and Transactional Support” (SCERTS) training, Dr. Patrick Rydell, Biloxi, MS
      • March 28, 2006 — “ADHD, Asperger’s, OCD, and Tourettes, Beyond the Basics: Advanced Strategies and Interventions” speaker Emily L. Stevens, Ph.D., LPC, Jackson, MS
      • 2005 — Serving children with Autism IEP Development, Motivation training by Susan Wilczynski, PhD, BCBA & Melissa Scoggins, MA, Hattiesburg, MS
      • October 6-7, 2005 — Southeast Augmentative Communication Conference, Birmingham, AL
      • February 25, 2005 — “Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Research to Practice Mini-Conference” speaker Carol Gray, Director of Gray Center for Social Learning and Understanding, Hattiesburg Lake Terrace Convention Center, Hattiesburg, MS
      • February 20, 2004 — Gulfcoast Conference on Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome, speakers Temple Grandin, Ph.D., Raun Melmed, M.D., Alex Gilpin and Scott Lambeth, Biloxi, MS

Professional Presentations

      • Presenter: “Family Experiences with Autism and Speech Generating Devices” RPD-04, ATIA, January 26-28, 2012, Orlando, FL, National
      • Presenter: “Making the Common Core Curriculum Work for Students with Severe Disabilities” Proposal #0369, TASH, November 30-December 3, 2011, Atlanta, GA, National
      • Presenter: “Family Experiences with Autism and Speech Generating Devices” RPD-08, ATIA, November 3-5, 2011, Chicago, IL, National
      • Presenter: “Get Up and Go! Teaching Children with Autism to Communicate at Home” Session #5559, Autism Society of America, July 6-9, 2011,Orlando FL, National
      • Presenter: “Speech Generating Devices: Who, When, Where, and How?”, Mississippi Council for Exceptional Children Conference, February 3-4, 2011, Natchez, MS, Statewide
      • Presenter: “Making it Real: Incorporating Augmentative Communication with peers and family,” Gulf Coast Augmentative Communication Conference, Bay St. Louis, MS, 2010, Statewide
      • Presenter: “All About Autism,” Hinds Behavioral Health Services, Jackson, MS, June 2010, Statewide

Nonpublished Research and Grants

      • 2011 — “Tools for Teaching Autism” in the amount of $20,000 for training regarding Autism Spectrum Disorders for Mississippi teachers and assistants, Invitation to submit full proposal, April 10, 2011
      • 2010 — Literature Review, “Children and Adolescents with Autism Using Speech Generating Devices”
      • 2011 — Qualitative Research Study, “Exploration of the Impact of Speech Generating Devices in the Home for Children with Autism”

Honors and Awards

      • 2010-2012 — Fellowship University of Southern Mississippi
      • 2010-2012 — Tuition Scholarship University of Southern Mississippi
      • August 2008 — Superior IEP Writing Madison County Schools, Madison, MS
      • 2005-2006 — Teacher of the Year Madison Station Elementary, Madison, MS
      • 2005 — Teacher of the Month Madison Station Elementary, Madison, MS
      • Summer 2000 — Studies Abroad Scholarship The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

Funded Grants

      • August 2007 — “Hands-on Hope” Nissan grant in the amount of $1100 for Math and Science classroom materials, Madison Avenue Elementary, Madison, MS

Organizations

      • Mississippi Professional Educators
      • Autism Society of America
      • National Autism Association of Mississippi

Community

      • June 2011 — Volunteer, Camp Jabber Jaw, Starkville, MS
      • July 2010 — Assistant Camp Director, Camp Hope Hollow, Augmentative and Alternative Communication Camp, Madison, MS
      • 2010-Present — Volunteer, Ridgeland Challenger Baseball League, Ridgeland, MS
      • 2008-Present — Coach, TOP Soccer, Ridgeland, MS
      • June 2006 — Volunteer, Kamp Kaleidoscope, summer camp for children and youth affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders

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