Publications

  • Nelson, C., Paul, K., Johnston, S.S., & Kidder, J. (in press) Use of a creative dance intervention package to increase social engagement and play complexity of young children with autism spectrum disorder. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities.. In press, 05/01/2017.
  • Johnston, S. S. & Nelson, C. (2016). Using graphic symbols to teach children with autism spectrum disorders to enter into play groups. Intervention in School and Clinic. 5, 1-7. Published, 11/01/2016.
  • Nelson, C. & Bruce, S. (2016).Critical issues in the education of children who are deafblind. American Annals of the Deaf, 16(4), 406-411. Published, 10/03/2016.
  • Parker, A. T., & Nelson, C. (2016). Toward a comprehensive system of personnel development in deafblind education. American Annals of the Deaf, 161(4), 486-501. Published, 10/03/2016.
  • Bruce, S., Nelson, C., Perez, A., Stutzman, B., & Barnhill, B. A. (2016). State of research on communication and literacy in deafblindness. American Annals of the Deaf, 161(4), 424-443. Published, 10/03/2016.
  • Nelson, C., Hyte, H. A., & Greenfield, R. (2016) Increasing self-regulation and classroom participation of a child who is deafblind. American Annals of the Deaf, 160(5), 496-509.. Published, 02/2016.
  • McDonnell, J. & Nelson, C. (In Press). Intellectual disabilities: Severe and profound. In E. Braaten (Ed.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intellectual and Developmental Disorders. . In press, 02/2016.
  • Nelson, C. & Sanders, D. (2014). Collaboration to ensure effective education of students who are deafblind. Visual Impairment and Deafblind Education Quarterly, 59(5), 26-35 (Invited contribution). Published, 12/2014.
  • Nelson, C. & van Dijk, J. (2012). Understanding children who are deafblind through child-guided strategies: Summary of DBI pre-conference event in Sao Paolo, Brazil. DBI Review, 48 (January, 2012). Published, 01/2012.
  • Nelson, C. & van Dijk, J. (2011). Jedes Kind hat Potential: Child-guided Asssessment, Strategien zur Einschätzung von Kindern mit mehrfachen Behinderungen. In isaac – Gesellschaft für Unterstützte Kommunikation e. V. & von Loeper Literaturverlag (Eds.), Handbuch der Unterstützten Kommunikation (pp. 14.054.001 – 14.066.001). Karlsruhe, Germany: von Loeper Literaturverlag. Published, 12/01/2011.
  • van Dijk, J., Nelson, C., de Kort, A., Fellinger, J. & Van Dijk, R. (2010). Let’s talk limbic: The role of the emotional brain in the well being of persons with multiple sensory impairment (DVD). AapNootMuis, the Netherlands. Published, 09/2010.
  • Nelson, C., Janssen, M., Oster, T., & Jayaraman, G. (2010). Reliability of the van Dijk assessment for children with deaf-blindness. AER Journal, 3(3) 71-80. Published, 08/2010.
  • Nelson, C., van Dijk, J., Oster, T., & McDonnell, A.P. (2009). Child-guided strategies: the van Dijk approach to assessment for understanding children and youth with sensory impairments and multiple disabilities. Louisville, KY. American Printing House for the Blind. Published, 12/31/2009.
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  • McDonnell, A.P., & Nelson, C.B. (2009). Parent and family involvement. In J. McDonnell & M. L. Hardman, Transition programs for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Thousand Oaks: Sage. Published, 11/2009.
  • Nelson, C., van Dijk J., Oster, T. & McDonell, A. The van Dijk framework for assessing children with sensory impairment and multiple disabilities: An instructional manual and DVD. Louisville, KY: American Printing House for the Blind. Submitted, 2008.

Research Keywords

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder, Deafblind, Salivary Cortisol, Infants and Young Children, Stress,

Presentations

  • Paul, K., Geber, P., Nelson, C., Johnston, S. S., McDonnell, A. P., & Barnhill, B. (2106). Multidisciplinary training model: Strategies for using creative dance to promote preschoolers’ development. Poster presented at 32nd International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and their Families (DEC). Louisville, KY. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/20/2016.
  • Parker, A., Nelson, C., Patten, S., Miller, C., & Sanders, D. (2016). Teacher of Deafblind. Poster presented at Annual Project Director’s Meeting U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs, Washington, D.C. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/27/2016.
  • Nelson, C., Paul, K., Johnston, S. S., Kidder, J., & Hyte, H. (2014). Increasing play complexity in children with autism through music and movement. Poster presented at 30th International Annual Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and their Families (DEC). St. Louis Mo. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2015.
  • Oster, T., McDonnell, A. P., & Nelson C. (2015). Teacher’s Receptivity toward adopting evidence-based practices and the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) and preferred intervention to improve instructional practices. Poster presented at the 2015 Annual Conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Orlando FL. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2015.
  • Nelson, C. (2015). Increasing self-regulation in children and youth who are deafblind. Texas Symposium on Deafblindness, Austin, Texas. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/21/2015.
  • Nelson, C. (2015). Stress in children with deafblindness. Keynote presentation. Texas Symposium on Deafblindness, Austin, Texas. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/21/2015.
  • Nelson, C., Jayaraman, G., Paul, K., & McDonnell, A. (2014). Increasing play initiations in inclusive preschool classrooms: Keys to play. Poster presented at 30th International Annual Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and their Families (DEC). St. Louis Mo. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2014.
  • Nelson, C., Jayaraman, G., Paul, K., & McDonnell, A. (2014). Increasing play initiations in inclusive preschool classrooms: Keys to play. Poster presented at 30th International Annual Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and their Families (DEC). St. Louis Mo. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2014.
  • Nelson, C. & Buchanan, L. (2014). Utah deaf-blind endorsement: Professionalizing the field of deaf-blind education. Paper presented at AER International conference, San Antonio, Texas. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/2014.
  • Van Dijk, J., and Nelson, C. (2014). Course in child-guided assessment of children who are deafblind or have severe multiple disabilities. Pre-conference workshop presented at 2nd International Conference on Family-Centered Early Intervention for Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Bad Ischl, Austria. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/2014.
  • Nelson, C., McDonnell, A.P., & Paul, K. (2013). Literacy and Shared Storybook Reading with Children who are Deafblind: Family and Professional Partnerships. Paper presented at the Deafblind International 8th European Conference, Lille, France. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/2013.
  • McDonnell, A.P, Nelson, C., Johnston, S.S., & Paul, K. (2013). Family professional partnerships: Developing shared storybook reading routines for young children with low incidence and multiple disabilities. Paper presented at the 14th International Conference on Autism, Intellectual Disability and Developmental Disabilities, Kona, Hawaii. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/2013.
  • Nelson, C., McDonnell, A. P. Paul, K., & Hyte, H. (2013). Stress, behavior, and the HPA axis of students who are deafblind with additional disabilities. Paper presented at the 14th International Conference on Autism, Intellectual Disability and Developmental Disabilities, Kona, Hawaii. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/2013.
  • McDonnell, A.P, Nelson, C., Johnston, S.S., & Paul, K. (2013). Family professional partnerships: Developing shared storybook reading routines for young children with low incidence and multiple disabilities. Paper presented at the 14th International Conference on Autism, Intellectual Disability and Developmental Disabilities, Kona, Hawaii. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 01/2012.
  • Nelson, C., McDonnell, A. P. Paul, K., & Hyte, H. (2013). Stress, behavior, and the HPA axis of students who are deafblind with additional disabilities. Paper presented at the 14th International Conference on Autism, Intellectual Disability and Developmental Disabilities, Kona, Hawaii. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 01/2012.
  • Paul, K., Nelson, C., & McDonnell, A. (2011). Using movement as a context for intervention with preschoolers with disabilities. Paper presented at 27th International Annual International Conference of on Young Children with Special Needs and their Families (DEC), Washington, DC. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2011.
  • Nelson, C., Greenfield, R., Hyte, H., Shaffer, J., & Paul, K. (2011). Reduction of stress in children who are deafblind. Paper presented at15th Deafblind International World Conference, Sao Paolo, Brazil. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2011.
  • Van Dijk J.& Nelson, C. (2011). Child-guided strategies for children who are Deafblind. Pre-conference workshop presented at 15th Deafblind International World Conference, Sao Paolo, Brazil. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2011.
  • Nelson, C. & Paul, K. (2010). Paper presented at TASH 35th Annual Conference, Denver, CO. Stress and individuals with multiple disabilities: The good, bad, and the Ugly. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 12/2010.
  • Paul, K. & Nelson, C. (2010). Movement: A context for intervention for preschoolers with disabilities. Paper presented at TASH 35th Annual Conference, Denver, CO. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 12/2010.
  • McDonnell, A.P., Johnston, S., Nelson, C., Paul K., Wiggins, J., Winston, C., & Davis, P. (2010, October). I’ve been thinking about going back to school and wonder if…..Refereed presentation at the Statewide Early Childhood Special Education Conference, sponsored by the Utah State Office of Education, Provo, UT. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2010.
  • van Dijk, J., Nelson, C., & Roedbroe, I. (2010). Assessment of children who are deafblind. Course taught at University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2010.
  • Nelson, C. (2009). Routine-based functional hearing screening for young children who are deafblind. Paper presented at Utah Statewide Sensory Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/2009.
  • Nelson, C. (2009). On the edge: Stress and children with severe multiple disabilities. Webinar for Idaho Project for Children and Youth who are Deafblind. University Idaho . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2009.
  • Jayaraman, G. & Nelson, C. (2008). Culturally responsive strategies for effective parent-teacher collaboration during the IEP development process. Paper presented at 24th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families, Minneapolis, MN. Conference Paper, Other, 10/2008.
  • McDonnell, A., Oster, T., Nelson, C., & Jayaraman, G. (2008). Teaching embedded emergent literacy skills to Head Start children with disabilities or delays. Paper presented at 24th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families, Minneapolis, MN. Conference Paper, Other, 10/2008.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Armenia
  • Brazil
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • Russian Federation