Assistant Professor

Biography

Dr. Rachel Seaman-Tullis is an Assistant Professor of Special Education at the University of West Georgia. She graduated from The Ohio State University with her Ph.D. in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis, and completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the Emory Autism Center. Dr. Seaman-Tullis is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral (BCBA-D), and has worked extensively with children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities in the school, home, and community settings. Her research centers around improving post school outcomes for transition-age students with ASD, and she is especially interested in evaluating the efficacy of interventions that target work-related social skills.

Education / Degrees

  • B.A., Psychology, University of North Florida, 2011
  • M.Ed., Special Education, Florida Atlantic University, 2014
  • Ph.D., Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis, The Ohio State University, 2017
  • Courses Taught
  • Course Sections and Syllabi

    Fall 2019 Sections

    • SPED-4760 (Curric & Method II: Severe Dis) Section: E01
    • SPED-6777 (Curric & Inst Stgy Severe Disa) Section: E01
    • SPED-7726 (Autism: Collab & Instruction) Section: E02
    • SPED-7726 (Autism: Collab & Instruction) Section: E01

    Summer 2019 Sections

    • SPED-6701 (Charac & Needs of Stu Sevr Dis) Section: E01

    Spring 2019 Sections

    • SPED-7767 (Strategies for Challenging Beh) Section: E02
    • SPED-7767 (Strategies for Challenging Beh) Section: E01

    Fall 2018 Sections

    • SPED-4713 (Collaboration in Sch Settings) Section: E01
    • SPED-7722 (Collaboration in Spec Edu) Section: E01
    • SPED-7726 (Autism: Collab & Instruction) Section: E02
    • SPED-7726 (Autism: Collab & Instruction) Section: E01
  • Publication List

    Seaman-Tullis, R. L. & Schaefer, J. M. (2019). Multiple Disabilities. In Young, N.D., Fain, A.C., & Citro T.A. (2019) Creating Compassionate Classrooms: Understanding the Continuum of Disabilities and Effective Educational Intervention. Vernon Press.

    Test, D. W., Carter, E.W., Seaman-Tullis, R.L., Odom, S. L., Coyle, J., & Rusher, D.E. (in press). Secondary transition practices and predictors for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities.

    Tullis, C.A. & Seaman-Tullis, R.L. (in press). Considerations for incorporating preference assessment into transition planning for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Behavior Analysis in Practice.

    Seaman-Tullis, R. L., Cannella-Malone, H. I., & Brock, M. E. (2018). Training a paraprofessional to implement video prompting with error correction to teach a vocational skill. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities. 1088357618794914

    Brock, M. E., Seaman, R. L., & Ranney, A.L. (2018). Efficacy of video modeling and brief coaching to train teachers of students with severe disabilities. Journal of Special Education Technology. doi.org/10.1177/0162643418770639

    Wermer, L., Brock, M. E., & Seaman, R. L. (2017). Efficacy of a teacher training a paraprofessional to promote communication for a student with autism and complex communication needs. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities. doi.org/10.1177/10

    Brock, M. E. & Seaman, R. L. & Downing, C. M. (2017). Promoting learning for a student with a severe disability through paraprofessional training. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 41, 211–224. doi.org/10.1177/1540796917729682

    Seaman, R. L., Cannella-Malone, H. I., Brock, M. E., & Dueker, S.A. (2017). Efficacy of paraprofessional-implemented video prompting to teach vocational skills to students with autism spectrum disorder. Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Ind

    Brock, M. E., Cannella-Malone, H. I., Seaman, R. L., Andzik, N. R., Schaefer, J. M., Page., E. J., Barczak, M., & Dueker, S.A. (2017). Findings across practitioner training studies in special education: A comprehensive review and meta-analysis. Exceptional

    Brock, M. E., Cannella-Malone, H. I., Schaefer, J. M., Page, J. M., Andzik, N. R., & Seaman, R. L. (2016) Efficacy of training job coaches to implement evidence-based instructional strategies. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 45, 351–364.

    Seaman, R. L., & Cannella-Malone, H. I. (2016). Vocational skills interventions for adults with autism spectrum disorder: A review of the literature. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 28, 479–494. doi:10.1007/s10882-016-9479-z