Publications

*denotes student author

Kammes, R.*, Lachmar, M.*, Douglas, S. N., & Schultheiss, H.* (in press). “Life altering”: A 
    qualitative analysis of social media birth stories from mothers of children with down 
    syndrome. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities. 

Douglas, S. N., Shi, Y.*, Das, S.*, & Biswas, S. (in press). Validation of wearable sensor 
    technology to measure social proximity of young children with autism spectrum 
    disorders. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities. 

D'Agostino, S.*, & Douglas, S. N. (in press). Preparation Experiences of Pre-Service Inclusive 
    Preschool Teachers: A Qualitative Metasynthesis. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher 
    Education. 

Douglas, S. N., Meadan, H., & Schultheiss, H.* (in press). A meta-synthesis of caregivers’ 
    experiences transitioning from early intervention to early childhood special education. 
    Early Childhood Education Journal. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10643-021-01165-6 

Sun, T.*, Bowles, R., Gerde, H. K., & Douglas, S. N. (in press). Supporting AAC use for 
    functional communication of preschoolers with complex communication needs. 
    Young Exceptional Children. 

Douglas, S. N., Bowles, R., & Kammes, R.* (in press). Elementary principals’ views on the 
    policies and practices of paraeducators in special education. Journal of the American Academy
    of Special Education Professionals.
 

Douglas, S. N., Bowles, R., & Kammes, R.* (in press). Paraeducators: An important member of 
    the educational team for students with disabilities. Journal of the American Academy of 
    Special Education Professionals. 

Douglas, S. N., Taylor, J. T., Dexter, D. D., & McNaughton, D. B. (2021). Application 
    of an online peer review tool for preservice teachers. Contemporary Issues in Technology 
    and Teacher Education
- General. 21(2), 556-579. 

D'Agostino, S.*, & Douglas, S. N. (2021). Early childhood educators' perceptions of 
    inclusion for children with autism spectrum disorder. Early Childhood Education 
    Journal, 49,
725-737. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10643-020-01108-7 

Douglas, S. N., Biggs, E., Meadan, H., & Bagawan, A.* (2021). The effects of telepractice to 
    support family members in modeling a speech generating device in the home. American 
    Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 30 (3),
1157-1169. https://doi.org/10.1044/2021_AJSLP-20-00230 

Douglas, S. N., & Uitto, D. (2021). A collaborative approach to paraeducator training. Beyond 
    Behavior. 30(1),
4-13. https://doi.org/10.1177/1074295621997177 

Douglas, S.N., Uitto, D., & D'Agostino, S.* (2021). Where is the paraeducator content in 
    introductory special education textbooks?. Journal of the American Academy of Special 
    Education Professionals. 

Kammes, R.*, Douglas, S. N., Maas, M., & Black, R. (2020). Parental support for sexuality 
    education and expression among adults with an intellectual disability. Sexuality and 
    Disability, 38(4),
669-686. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11195-020-09659-8 

Frantz, R., Douglas, S. N., Meadan, H., Sands, M., Bhana, N., & D'Agostino, S.* (2020). 
    Exploring the professional development needs of early childhood paraeducators and 
    supervising teachers. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education. 
    https://doi.org/10.1177/0271121420921237 

Sobeck, E., Douglas, S. N., Chopra, R., & Morano, S. (2020). Paraeducator supervision in 
    pre-service teacher preparation programs: Results of a national survey. Psychology in the 
    Schools, 58(4),
669-685. https://doi.org/10.1002/pits.22383 

Douglas, S. N., West, P.*, & Kammes, R.* (2020). The training experiences of AAC 
    practitioners in one Midwestern state. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 
    5, 219-230. 

D’Agostino, S.*, Douglas, S. N., Horton, E. (2020). Inclusive preschool practitioners’ 
    attainment of naturalistic developmental behavioral intervention using telehealth training. 
    Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 50, 864-880. 
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-019-04319-z  

West, P.*, Van Riper, M., Wyatt, G., Lehto, R., Douglas, S. N., & Robbins, L. (2020). 
    Adaptation to technology use in families of children with complex communication 
    needs: An integrative review and family theory application. Journal of Family 
    Nursing, 26(2),
153-178. https://doi.org/10.1177/1074840720915536 

Inbar-Furst, H., Douglas, S. N., & Meadan, H. (2020). Promoting caregiver coaching 
    practices: Reflection and feedback. Early Childhood Education Journal, 48(1), 21-27. 
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s10643-019-00980-2 

Yates, P., Chopra, R., Sobeck, E., Douglas, S. N., Walker, V., Morano, S., & Schulze, R. 
    (2020). Working with paraeducators: Tools and strategies for instructional planning, 
    performance feedback, and evaluation. Intervention in School and Clinic, 56(1), 1-8. 
    https://doi.org/10.1177/1053451220910740 

Walker, V. L., Douglas, K. H., Douglas, S. N., & D’Agostino, S.* (2020). Paraprofessional-
    implemented systematic instruction for students with disabilities: A systematic literature
    review. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities. 55(3), 303-317. 

Gerde, H. K., Skibbe, L. E., Goetsch, M. E.*, & Douglas, S. N. (2019). Head Start teachers’
    beliefs and practices for letter and sound knowledge. National Head Start Association
    Dialogue. 22(2),
1-21. 

D’Agostino, S.*, Douglas, S. N., & Duenas, A.* (2019). Practitioner implemented naturalistic 
     developmental behavioral interventions in early childhood: A systematic review of social 
     validity prevalence and practice. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 39(3),     
     170-182. https://doi.org/10.1177/0271121419854803 

Douglas, S. N., Meadan, H., & Kammes, R.* (2019). Early interventionists’ caregiver coaching: 
    A mixed methods approach exploring experiences and practices. Topics in Early 
    Childhood Special Education. 40(2),
84-96. https://doi.org/10.1177/0271121419829899

Gerde, H. K., Skibbe, L. E., Wright, T. S., & Douglas, S. N. (2019). Evaluation of Head 
    Start curricula for standards-based writing instruction. Early Childhood Education 
    Journal, 47,
97-105. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10643-018-0906-x 

Douglas, S. N., & Gerde, H. K. (2019). A strategy to support the communication of students 
    with autism spectrum disorders. Intervention in School and Clinic. 55(1), 32-38. 
    https://doi.org/10.1177/1053451219833021 

Douglas, S. N., Uitto, D. J., Reinfelds, C. L., & D’Agostino, S.* (2019). A systematic review 
    of paraprofessional training materials. Journal of Special Education. 52(4), 195-207.
    https://doi.org/10.1177/0022466918771707 

Brophy-Herb, H. E., Bockneck, E., Choi, H. H.*, Senehi, N.*, & Douglas, S. (2019) Terrific 
    Twos: Promoting Toddlers’ Competencies in the Context of Important Relationships. In 
    A. Sheffield Morris & A. C. Williamson (Eds.), Building early social and emotional 
    relationships with infants and toddlers: Integrating research and practice.
New York, 
    NY: Oxford University Press.

Meadan, H., Douglas, S. N., Kammes, R.*, & Schraml-Block, K.* (2018). "I'm a different 
    coach with every family": Early interventionists beliefs and practices. Infants and Young 
    Children. 31(3),
200-214. https://doi.org/10.1097/IYC.0000000000000118 

Douglas, S. N., Kammes, R.*, Nordquist, E.*, & D’Agostino, S.* (2018). A pilot study to teach 
    siblings to support children with complex communication needs. Communication 
    Disorders Quarterly, 39(2),
346-355. https://doi.org/10.1177/1525740117703366 

Douglas, S. N., Kammes, R.*, & Nordquist, E.* (2018). Online communication 
    training for parents of children with autism spectrum disorders. Communication 
    Disorders Quarterly, 39(3),
415-425. https://doi.org/10.1177/1525740117727491 

Douglas, S. N., Nordquist, E.*, Kammes, R.*, & Gerde, H. (2017). Online parent 
    communication training for young children with complex communication needs. 
    Infants and Young Children, 30 (4), 288-303. https://doi.org/10.1097/IYC.0000000000000101 

Shi, Y.*, Das, S.*, Douglas, S. N., & Biswas, S. (2017). An experimental wearable loT for data-
    driven management of autism. In 2017 9th International Conference on Communication
    Systems and Networks (COMSNETS).
IEEE. (peer reviewed, published preceding)
    https://www.doi.org/10.1109/COMSNETS.2017.7945435 

Douglas, S. N., Chapin, S.*, & Nolan, J. (2016). Special education teachers’ experiences
    supporting and supervising paraeducators: Implications for special and general education
    settings. Teacher Education and Special Education, 39 (1), 60-74. 
    https://doi.org/10.1177/0888406415616443 
Listed in the Top 10 Special Education Articles for 2017

Douglas, S. N., McNaughton, D. B., & Light, J. C. (2014). Online training for paraeducators
    to support the communication of young children. Journal of Early Intervention, 35 (3), 
    223-242. https://doi.org/10.1177/1053815114526782 
Featured for COVID-19 special open access 2020

Douglas, S. N., Light, J. C., & McNaughton, D. B. (2013). Teaching paraeducators to 
    support the communication of young children with complex communication needs.
    Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 33 (2), 91-101. 
    https://doi.org/10.1177/0271121412467074 

Douglas, S. N. (2012). Teaching paraeducators to support the communication of individuals who 
    use augmentative and alternative communication: A literature review. Current Issues in 
    Education, 15(1).
http://cie.asu.edu/ojs/index.php/cieatasu/article/view/906 

Select Recent Presentations

Douglas, S. N., Bagawan, A., West, P., & Elms, R. (January, 2021). A qualitative meta-synthesis
    to understand the experiences of siblings for individuals with autism spectrum disorders.

    Poster presentation at the 2021 Division for Autism and Developmental Disabilities
    Conference. (hybrid)

Douglas, S. N., Jensen, E., & West, P. (January, 2021). A qualitative meta-synthesis of the
    medical experiences of caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorders.
Poster
    presentation at the 2021 Division for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Conference.
    (hybrid)

Douglas, S. N. (April, 2020). Use of Technology in Research. Invited speaker in virtual graduate
    seminar at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. 

Douglas, S. N. (April, 2020). Coaching Parents via Telehealth: Applications for Supporting
    Children with Communication Challenges.
Invited presentation at the AGSOCI Virtual
    Conference. 

D’Agostino, S., & Douglas, S. N. (March, 2020). Coaching practices in early childhood 
    settings: supporting parents and practitioners.
Invited presentation at the Annual 
    Conference of the Michigan Council for Exceptional Children. Grand Rapids, MI. 

Douglas, S. N., & Meadan, H. (February, 2020). Family transition experiences from early 
    intervention to early childhood special education: A qualitative meta-synthesis.
Poster 
    presented at the Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention, San Diego, 
    CA. 

Oldenstadt, R. F., Douglas, S. N. (February, 2020). Exploring professional development needs of 
    early childhood paraeducators and teachers.
Poster presented at the Conference on 
    Research Innovations in Early Intervention, San Diego, CA. 

Sobeck, E., Chopra, R., Douglas, S. N., Morano, S. (February, 2020). Are teachers prepared to 
    supervise paraeducators? Results of a national survey.
Presentation at the Council for 
    Exceptional Children Conference, Portland, OR.

Douglas, S. N., Bowles, R., & Plavnick, J. (January, 2020). Development of online training 
    materials for paraeducator/teacher teams to support the communication of young 
    children who use AAC.
Poster presented at the Institute for Education Sciences Principal 
    Investigators Meeting, Washington, DC.

Douglas, S. N. (November, 2019). Becoming a successful coach: Rationale, implementation, and 
    refinement.
Invited pre-conference workshop presentation at the Early On Conference, 
    Acme, MI. 

Douglas, S. N. (November, 2019). Perfect partner: Supporting beginning communicators using 
    augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).
Invited presentation at the Early On 
    Conference, Acme, MI.

Douglas, S. N. (November, 2019). Creating Inclusive Environments for Youth. Invited 
    presentation at the Michigan YMCA Leaders Conference, Lansing, MI. 

Douglas, S. N. (2019, March). POWR to the partner: Augmentative and alternative 
    communication skills for communication partners.
Invited presentation at the Michigan 
    Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Conference, East Lansing, MI.

Douglas, S. N., Walker, V., Snodgrass, M., & Chung, Y. (2019, January). Promoting 
    communicative competence among individuals who use AAC: A survey of AAC experts. 

    Poster presented at the Division for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Annual Conference, Maui, HI.

Douglas, S. N., West, P., Kammes, R., & Schultheiss, H. (2019, January). The training 
    experiences of AAC professionals.
Poster presented at the Division for Autism and 
    Developmental Disabilities Annual Conference, Maui, HI.

Douglas, S. N., Kammes, R., Schultheiss, H., Biswas, S., Shi, Y., & Das, S. (2019, 
    January). Sensor technology to measure social interactions of children with autism 
    spectrum disorders.
Poster presented at the Division for Autism and Developmental 
    Disabilities Annual Conference, Maui, HI.

Douglas, S. N., Kammes, R., D’Agostino, S., Frantz, R. (2019, January). Paraeducators: 
    What we know and where we should go.
Presentation at the Division for Autism and 
    Developmental Disabilities Annual Conference, Maui, HI.

Kammes, R., Lachmar, E. M., Douglas, S. N., & Schultheiss, H. (2018, November). The 
    transition to parenthood: Down syndrome, mood disorders and social media.
Poster 
    presented at TASH Annual Conference, Portland, OR.

Kammes, R., Douglas, S. N., & West, P. (2018, November). The training experiences of AAC 
    professionals.
Poster presented at TASH Annual Conference, Portland, OR.
    *Won award for best research poster award TASH 2018 conference

Douglas, S. N., West, P., Kammes, R., & Schultheiss, H. (2018, November). Voices from the
    Field: Results from an AAC Practitioner Focus Group.
Presentation at #talkingAAC
    Conference, East Lansing, MI. 

Douglas, S. N., Walker, V., Snodgrass, M., & Chung, Y. C. (2018, November). AAC Decision-
    making: Learning from Experts in the Field.
Presentation at #talkingAAC Conference,
    East Lansing, MI. 

Frantz, R., Douglas, S. N., Meadan, H., Sands, M., D’Agostino, S., Hacker, R., & Adams, N.
    (2018, October). Their Words: The Professional Development Needs of Paraeducators
    and Their Supervising Teachers.
Poster Presentation at the Division for Early Childhood
    Conference, Orlando, Florida. 

D’Agostino, S., & Douglas, S. N. (2018, October). Preschool Inclusion of Children with Autism:
    Perceptions of Preservice Teachers, In-service Teachers, and Administrators.
Poster
    Presentation at the Division for Early Childhood Conference, Orlando, Florida. 

Douglas, S. N., Snodgrass, M. R., Walker, V., & Chung, Y. (2018, July). Decision-Making to
    Promote Communicative Competence Among Individuals Who Use AAC: A Survey of
    AAC Experts.
Poster Presentation at the International Society for Augmentative and
    Alternative Communication, Gold Coast, Australia.

Douglas, S. N., West, P., Kammes, R. (2018, July). Wisdom from the Field: The Training 
    Experiences of AAC Practitioners.
Poster Presentation at the International Society for
    Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Gold Coast, Australia.

Douglas, S. N. (2018, May). Partner Training for AAC Implementation. Invited Facilitator 
    #KeepTalkingAAC. Charlotte, MI. 

Sobeck, E., Chopra, R., Douglas, S. N., Morano, S., & Uitto, D. (2018, April). To What Degree 
    are Institutions of Higher Education Preparing Pre-service Teachers to Supervise and 
    Manage Paraeducators? Creation of a National Survey.
Paper accepted for presentation 
    at the National Conference on the Training and Employment of Paraeducators. Seattle, 
    WA. 

Douglas, S. N. (2018, April). Paraeducator Practices in One State: Implications for Policy. 
    Paper accepted for presentation at the National Conference on the Training and 
    Employment of Paraeducators. Seattle, WA. 

Douglas, S. N. (2018, April). Paraeducator Training Curricula – Current Strengths and 
    Challenges with Available Materials.
Paper accepted for presentation at the National 
    Conference on the Training and Employment of Paraeducators. Seattle, WA. 

Douglas, S. N., Meadan, H., & Kammes, R. (2018, March). Mixing methods: Early 
    interventionists’ experiences and perceptions coaching caregivers.
Conference on 
    Research Innovations in Early Intervention. San Diego, CA.

Douglas, S. N., Uitto, D., Reinfelds, C., & D’Agostino, S. (2018, February). A comprehensive
    review of paraeducator training materials.
Pacific Coast Research Conference. San
    Diego, CA.

Douglas, S. N., Bowles, R, & Kammes, R. (2018, February). A statewide survey of
    administrators, teachers, and paraeducators: Paraeducator supports for students with
    disabilities.
Pacific Coast Research Conference. San Diego, CA.

Walker, V. L., Douglas, K. H., Douglas, S. N., D’Agostino, S., & Kammes, R. (2017,
    December). A literature review of studies involving paraprofessional-implemented
    systematic instruction.
TASH Conference. Atlanta, GA. 
*Won award for best research poster award TASH 2017 conference

Douglas, S. N., Meadan, H., & Kammes, R. (2017, November). Caregiver coaching experiences 
    of early interventionists in Michigan.
Early On Conference. Kalamazoo, MI. 

Douglas, S. N. (2017, November). Communication partner skills: Supporting beginning 
    communicators who use AAC.
#talkingAAC Conference. East Lansing, MI.

Douglas, S. N. (2017, September). Validation of wearable sensor technology as a tool to 
    measure social interaction for young children with autism.
Invited presentation at the 
    quarterly MSU RAIND meeting. East Lansing, MI. 

Douglas, S. N. (2017, January). Teaching siblings to support the communication of young
    children with disabilities.
Poster presented at the Division for Autism and Developmental
    Disabilities Conferences. Clearwater Beach, FL. 

Douglas, S.N., Kammes, R., Nordquist, E., & D’Agostino, S. (2016, October). Training 
    Communication Partners to Support Children with Complex Communication Needs: 
    Lessons Learned.
Division on Early Childhood Conference, Louisville, KY. 

Douglas, S. N., Norquist, E., & Kammes, R. (2016, August). Interactive online training to
    parents to support the communication of children with complex communication needs.

    Paper presented at the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative
    Communication, Toronto, Canada.

Douglas, S. N., Kammes, R., & Nordquist, E. (2016, January). Interactive Online 
    Communication Training for Parents of Young Children with Autism Spectrum 
    Disorders.
Poster presented at the Division for Autism and Developmental Disabilities 
    Conference. Honolulu, HI.

Douglas, S. N. (2015, December). Interactive Online Communication Training for Parents of 
    Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Invited speaker Michigan State 
    University Research in Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Brownbag Series. 

Douglas, S. N. (2015, November). Teaching Communication Partners to Support Young 
    Children with Complex Communication Needs.
Invited speaker Michigan State 
    University Human Development Initiative Speaker Series.

Douglas, S. N. (2015, September). Communication Partner Training for Partners of Young 
    Children with Complex Communication Needs.
Invited speaker Michigan State 
    University Communication Sciences and Disorders Colloquium.