Sharon Jones

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Sharon Jones, M.Ed.

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Program Specialist - Assistive Technology, Autism/Early Childhood
VDOE’s Training & Technical Assistance Center
Virginia Commonwealth University
School of Education
700 E. Franklin Street, Suite 140
Richmond, VA 23284-3081
804-827-1398 | scjones@vcu.edu

 

Education

  • M.Ed., Virginia Commonwealth University (Early Childhood Special Education - 1984)

  • B.S., Virginia Commonwealth University (Special Education - 1978)

  • Postgraduate work in Special Education

Professional Experiences

  • Program Specialist, Training and Technical Assistance Center at VCU (1996 - present)

  • Adjunct Faculty, VCU in Special Education (1993 - 2001)

  • Coordinator, Early Childhood Special Education Technical Assistance Center at VCU (1995-96)

  • Project Assistant, Early Childhood Special Education Technical Assistance Center at VCU (1991-95)

  • Infant Development Specialist, Crater District Infant Intervention Program (1987-91)

  • Early Childhood Special Education Teacher, Chesterfield County Public Schools (1981-1986)

  • Special Education Teacher/Vocational Trainer, Chesterfield County Public School (1978-1981)

Certification

    • Virginia Postgraduate Professional Teaching License

Endorsements Areas:

    • Special Education
    • Early Childhood Special Education

Current Professional & Academic Association Memberships

  • Council for Exceptional Children, Division for Early Childhood

  • Council for Exceptional Children, Division of Technology and Media

  • Autism Society of Virginia, Central Virginia Chapter

  • Virginia Society for Technology in Education

Selected Publications

  • Croasdaile, S., Jones, S., & Smith, F. (2006). Universal Design for Learning: Improving access for all students. Innovations and Perspectives, Fall Edition, 2,8.

  • Jones, S., Dye, B., Lyons, B. et al. (2008) A Framework for Assistive Technology Consideration and Assessment. Virginia Department of Education.

  • Jones, S. & Landon, T. (2004). Sensory dysfunction: Answers to common questions. Innovations and Perspectives, Vol. 5, No. 1.

  • Jones, S. & Ligon, K. (2007). Teams guide quality AT service delivery. Innovations and Perspectives, Winter Edition, 2

  • Jones, S., Oggel, L. & Ligon, K. (2003). Why start an assistive technology team? Innovations and Perspectives, Spring Edition, 8.

  • Jones, S. & Palko, S. (2007). Visual maps promote positive behavior, Innovations and Perspectives, Summer Edition, 4.

  • Jones, S. & Smith, F. (2008). Student direction results in effective AT. Innovations and Perspectives, Fall Edition, 6.

  • Jones, S., Smith, F. & Wittig, K. (2006). AT for college success, Innovations and Perspectives, Summer Edition, 6.

  • Oggel, L., Jones, S., Sarrett, E., et al. (2003). Teaching young children with autism: Effective practices in Virginia (video). Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Education.

Selected Presentations

  • Ready, Set, Create a Literacy Activity Using Boardmaker Storybook Template, Shining Stars conference, VA Beach, VA, July, 2008 with M. Wilds.

  • Show Me the Money: Funding Opportunities for AT. Technology Tuesdays, T/TAC at VCU, Richmond, VA, April, 2008 with J. Wallace.

  • Assistive Technology Can Make a Difference, International Dyslexia Association: 32nd Annual Conference-Virginia Branch, February, 2008 with S. Croasdaile.

  • Text-to-Speech Computer Software. Technology Tuesdays, T/TAC at VCU, February, 2008 with M. Pruett.

  • FLIP that Classroom: Design to Learn. VDOE Educational Technology Leadership Conference, December, 2007 with L. Peters and L. Lunden-Seidel.

  • Proactive Behavior Strategies for Individuals with ASD, Autism Society of Virginia, Central VA Chapter, Richmond, VA, October, 2007 with S. Palko.

  • AAC for All! Technology Tuesdays, VCU T/TAC, Richmond, VA, May, 2007 with L. Oggel.

  • Boardmaker Plus. Technology Tuesdays, T/TAC at VCU, Richmond, VA, April, 2007.

  • From chaos to order, Commonwealth Autism Services conference, Richmond, VA, March, 2007 with T. Landon.

  • Cool Resources for Early Childhood, Shining Stars conference, VA Beach, VA., July, 2006, with M. Wilds.

  • From Chaos to Order. Autism Spectrum Disorders Conference. Abingdon, VA, March 2005, with L. Oggel.

  • Utilizing Picture Schedules to Increase Student Success. Commonwealth Autism Service annual conference. Richmond, VA. March, 2004 with S. Jones.

  • Building Bridges to Understanding for Students with Autism. Virginia Federation Council for Exceptional Children Conference. Charlottesville, VA. February, 2004 with L. Oggel and S. Palko.

  • Considering AT in the IEP, VDOE Technology Leadership Conference, Roanoke, VA., December, 2004 with K. Ligon.


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