Assistive TEchnology

Dr. Amelia Moody

Associates Professor of Elementary Social Studies

Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy, and Special Education

EB 210
(910) 962-2580 Phone
(910) 962-3988 Fax
moodya@uncw.edu

Courses Taught

SED 603 Special Education for Educational Leaders
EDN 451 Adaptive Practices in Early Childhood Education
EDN 452 Early Intervention
EDN 450 Infant and Toddler Programming 
EDN 466 Enhanced Practicum in a Preschool Setting
EDN 591 Independent Study on Collaborative Teaming and Response to Intervention
SED 375 Collaboration Strategies in Special Education
SED 550 Nature and Needs of Exceptional Children 
EDN 387 Field Experience Working with Young Children with Special Needs
EDN 386: Field Experience Working with Infants and Toddlers
EDN 530 Curriculum
SED 374 Applied Behavior Analysis

Leadership in Professional or Scholarly Organizations

Director for the Center for Assistive Technology & Research Lab (2012-present)
Co-Director, Future Teachers of North Carolina Southeastern Region (2018-present)
Member, STEM Southeastern North Carolina, (2017-present)
Founding Member, STEM Learning Cooperative, UNCW (2017-present)

Blinded Peer Reviews for Academic Journals

Guest Reviewer, Journal of Special Education Technology, 2020
Guest Reviewer, Journal of Educational and Computing Research, 2009-2010, 2015, 2017, 2018
Guest Reviewer, International Journal of Science Education, 2018
Guest Reviewer, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2017, 2018
Guest Reviewer, Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016-2017
Guest Reviewer, Routledge, textbook Reviewer, 2015, 2016
Guest Reviewer, Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
Research Committee, Association for Childhood Education International, 2009, 2012, 2014
Publications Committee, Association for Childhood Education International, 2009-2012
Guest Reviewer, Journal of Early Intervention, 2011- 2012
Guest Reviewer, Children and Media, 2011- 2012
Guest Reviewer, American Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 2009-2010

Research Interests

Amelia Moody is a Professor of early childhood special education at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Her research focuses on using technology to enhance learning in young children with disabilities, with emphasis on assistive technology, STEM, and students with ASD.

Media

Robotics Business Review 
STEM WIRE 
Students with Autism 
Assistive Technology Blog 

Recent Publications

Moody, A. & Swafford, J. (Publish date, June 2019). Practical strategies for e-book use in early childhood classrooms (K-5). In Eun Kim, J. & Hassinger-Das, J. E-books in young children’s experiences at home and school. New York: Springer.

Denning, C., & Moody, A. (2019). Socialization. In Research/Evidence-Based Practices of the Key Elements to Teaching All Students with Intellectual Disability & Autism Spectrum Disorder Series: Book 2. Council for Exceptional Children.

Denning, C. & Moody, A. (2018). Autism spectrum disorder in the inclusive classroom. New York: Routledge.

Buchanan, L. B., Moody, A., Fox, K., & Hargrove, T. (2019). PLCs teacher educator professional development: Articulating the impact on pedagogy and student learning. Learning Communities Journal.

Moody, A., Kubasko, D., & Jones, A. (2018). Strategies for supporting students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders in STEM education. Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals.

Recent Presentations

Moody, A., Denning, C. & Richter, S (January, 2020). The effects of robotics on off-task behaviors in young children with ASD. 21st Annual International Division of Autism and Developmental Disabilities Conference.

Jimenez, B., Root, J., Cox, S., Moody, A., Denning, C., Wehmeyer, & Mimms, P. (January, 2020). DADD Publication Series Session 2: Educating Students with ID/ASD: Essential Skills and Frameworks. 21st Annual International Division of Autism and Developmental Disabilities Conference.

Moody, A. & Denning, C. B. (January, 2019). Using robotics to build engagement when teaching academic skills to students with ASD. 20th Annual International Division of Autism and Developmental Disabilities Conference.

Denning, C. B. & Moody, A. (January, 2019). Evidence-based practices for implementing physical activity and motor development programs in pre-K and elementary classrooms for children with ASD. 20th Annual International Division of Autism and Developmental Disabilities Conference.

Moody, A. & Denning, C. B. (January, 2018). Intervention to Support Behavioral, Social, and Motor Development in Young Children with ASD. 19th Annual International Division of Autism and Developmental Disabilities Conference.

Recent Grants

Co-Principal Investigator (Under consideration, Submitted 2020). Gamification eXtended Reality for Cyber Defense & AI Education. Amount: $3,000,000, Lead Investigator, National Science Foundation iTest Grant (2019). Virtual Access to STEM Careers (VASC), Amount: $397, 511.14

Co- Principal Investigator, UNC Challenge Grant, UNCW, Made in NC. ChangeMakers: Exploring maker spaces where all learners can innovate and collaborate. Amount: $5,000, 2018.

Co- Principal Investigator, UNC Challenge Grant, North Carolina UNCW, Robotism Rocks: STEM programs for individuals diagnosed with ASD, Amount: $5,000, 2017.

Recent Awards

Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award, UNCW, 2017-2018
Applied Learning Research Cooperative Fellow, UNCW, 2017-2018
NextUp Leadership Fellow, Center for Faculty Leadership, UNCW, 2015-2016
Discere Aude Award, Center for Teaching Excellence, UNCW, 2008

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