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Special Education Program

Educational Foundations & Special Education

Jennifer Cook
Jennifer Cook

Jennifer  Cook ABD

Clinical Instructor, Special Education Field Placement Facilitator
Contact:
423-439-4190 /
Warf-Pickel 417-D

 

 

 


EDUCATION

  • M.S., Special Education, Boston University, Wheelock College of Education
  • B.S., Psychology, Bridgewater State College

RESEARCH FOCUS

  • Academic and behavior interventions for students with low-incidence disabilities

  • Positive Behavior Supports and Interventions (PBIS)

PUBLICATIONS

Cihak, D. F., Krile, M., O'Reilly, C., Cook, J.E., & Kim, B. (under review). Evaluating augmented reality on chain task acquisition for postsecondary students with intellectual disability. Journal of Special Education Technology. Submitted March 14, 2019.

PRESENTATIONS

National and International:

Cook, J., Cihak, D., O’Reilly, C., Eshbaugh, J., (2019, January). The effectiveness of an augmented reality intervention on math fact acquisition for students with intellectual disability. Accepted to present at 20th International Conference on Autism, Intellectual Disability, & Developmental Delay, Kanaapali Beach, Maui, HI

Eshbaugh, J., Cihak, D., Cook, J., O’Reilly, C., (2019, January). Findings from a meta-analysis of reading comprehension interventions for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Accepted to present at 20th International Conference on Autism, Intellectual Disability, & Developmental Delay, Kanaapali Beach, Maui, HI

O’Reilly, C., Cihak, D., Cook, J., Eshbaugh, J., (2019, January). Interdependent group contingencies to increase education in postsecondary students with intellectual disability. Accepted to present at 20th International Conference on Autism, Intellectual Disability, & Developmental Delay, Kanaapali Beach, Maui, HI

State/Local Presentations:

Eshbaugh, J., Cook, J., & Wright, S. (2018, June).  Group contingencies: harnessing the power of team reinforcement to strengthen positive classroom environments. Presented at TBSP summer summit for school climate and connectedness, Knoxville, TN.

Eshbaugh, J., Cook, J. & O’Reilly, C. (2018, October).  Critical features of modeled writing and interactive writing strategies for the special education classroom.  Accepted for presentation at Tennessee Council for Exceptional Children Conference, Franklin, TN.

Smethers, A., Eshbaugh, J., Cook, J., O’Reilly, C. (2018, October). What is RTI2-B?: An overview of the systems and supports within Tennessee’s tiered behavioral framework. Accepted for presentation at Tennessee Council for Exceptional Children Conference, Franklin, TN.

O’Reilly, C., Smethers, A., Cook, J. (2018, October). Teaching daily academics and transition skills with non-traditional classroom instructional material. Accepted for presentation at Tennessee Council for Exceptional Children Conference, Franklin, TN.

O’Reilly, C., Cook, J., Gordon, J., & Eshbaugh, J. (2018, October). Using an interdependent group contingency to promote physical activity in college age students with I/DD. Accepted for presentation at Tennessee Council for Exceptional Children Conference, Franklin, TN.

HONORS AND AWARDS

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

PERSONAL INTERESTS

  • Spending time with my family, friends, and dogs (Elsa & Gus)
  • Boating on Cherokee Lake
  • Vacationing and trips to St. Simons Island
  • Practicing and teaching mindfulness (when time permits!)
  • Reading 
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