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Candice Southall, PhD

Associate Professor, Piedmont College

Dept. of Exceptional Child Education, Chair

csouthall@piedmont.edu

(706) 433-1759 ext. 1781

 

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy (Special Education and Autism Spectrum Disorders) -2011

University of Georgia, Athens, GA                 

Study Abroad at Cope Foundation, Cork, Ireland

Study Abroad at Centro Anne Sullivan del Peru,    Lima, Peru

Southall, C., (2011).  Self-regulated strategy development writing instruction for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Georgia, Athens, GA.                            

Master of Arts (Special Education General Curriculum) - 2001

University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Southall, C., (2001). The use of self-management of reading fluency and self-management of reading comprehension to increase reading skills of elementary students with a disability. (Master’s thesis). University of Georgia, Athens, GA. 

Bachelor of Science (Special Education Adapted Curriculum)  - 1996

University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Study Abroad at Centro Ann Sullivan del Peru, Lima, Peru


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 2016 - present:    Associate Professor, Department of Exceptional Child, Chair;

                                Piedmont College; Athens, GA

2011- 2016        Assistant Professor; Department of Special Education

                            Piedmont College; Athens, GA

 2008- 2011

               Graduate Assistant - Special Education Practicum Supervision, University of Georgia

             Ongoing communication with participating schools and mentor teachers

             Facilitate and mentor applied learning with practicum students

             Assess student performance

Graduate Assistant - CAATT Grant, University of Georgia

             Course development

             Facilitate and mentor applied learning with graduate level practicum students

             Assess graduate student performance

 January 2007- April 2007

  • Teacher Assistant - SPECTRUM online certification, University of Georgia
  • Directed and facilitated discussion boards
  • Assessed student performance 

 2007 - 2008:    Clarke County School District

  • Instructional Coach (IC)
  • Collaborative teacher training 

2004 - 2008:    Cedar Shoals High School, Athens, Georgia

    Collaborative instruction across all content areas

    Provided transition services and community-based instruction

    Autism, learning disabilities, and other health impairment case management

     Additional Responsibilities:

    Founder and facilitator of Peer Alliance for Life Skills (PALS) ASD mentor program

    Interact Club Advisor (Division of Rotary International)

 2003 – 2004:   Hilsman Middle School, Athens, Georgia

    Collaborative instruction across all content areas plus transition to high school training

    Autism, learning disabilities, and other health impairment case management

 2001 – 2003:   Madison County High School, Danielsville, Georgia

    Collaborative and direct instruction of literature/composition and biology

    Behavior disorders, learning disabilities, and other health impairment case management

 1996 – 1999:   Madison County High School, Danielsville, Georgia

    Community-based/vocational (CBI/V) teacher

    Case management and transition services for students with mild intellectual disabilities

     Additional Responsibilities:

    Committee chair for developing program of study for a Vocational Preparatory Program (VPP) for students with mild intellectual disabilities

    Interact Club Advisor (Division of Rotary International)

    Cheerleading Coach (JV Football, JV Basketball, Competition Squad)


RESEARCH AND TRAINING

 

Courses Taught

Piedmont College Department of Special Education

SPED 6602 – Characteristics of Mild/Moderate Disabilities

SPED 6633 – Curriculum and Differentiated Instruction

SPED 7705 – Policy and Legal Issues in Special Education

SPED 6607 – Single Case Research Methods

SPED 6684 – Advance Functional Behavior Assessment

EDUC 3355/6655 – Education of Exceptional Children

 

Piedmont College Woodrow Wilson Foundation

Creating Classroom Environments for Learning Lab

 

University of Georgia Department of Communication Sciences and Special Education

SPED 4010/SPED 6010 - Instructing Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

SPED 7250 – Written Language Disorders


Northeast Georgia Regional Educational Service Agency

HB 671 - Introduction to Educating Exceptional Children and Youth

 

Supervision

 

Piedmont College, School of Education

Practicum: Field experience for students earning a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Special Education

Student Teaching: Full-time experience for students earning a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree

Advanced Internship: Full-time experience for student teaching under provisional certification earning a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree

 

University of Georgia, Department of Communication Sciences & Special Education

Practicum: Field experience for students earning a BS in Adapted Curriculum degree

Internship: Field experience for students earning a Master of Teaching degree

 

Courses Developed

 

SPED 4010/SPED 6010 - Instructing Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Examination of research-based strategies that address the educational needs of children with ASD, development of appropriate assessment and intervention strategies, and classroom observations.

 

SPED 7440 - Methods for Postsecondary Transition

Instructional procedures, demographics, social policies, and school and post-school factors that predict successful transitions for individuals with disabilities. Collaborative transition models, supported employment, independent and supported living, education/training, and community-based instruction are emphasized, as are service-delivery issues related to diverse populations.

 

SPED 6634 - Instructional Methods for Individuals with Moderate/Severe Disabilities and ASD

The purpose of this course is to provide teachers and teacher candidates with the knowledge and skills required to create instructional programs and conduct systemic instruction primarily for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities or Autism Spectrum Disorders; however, these teaching methods are useful and appropriate for students with other mild disabilities or without disabilities.

SPED 6635 - Curriculum and Assessment for Individuals with Significant Cognitive Disabilities

This course will provide candidates with the information and skills necessary to promote progress of students with significant cognitive disabilities in core curriculum and other critical skills such as adaptive skills and self-determination necessary to participate in the community.


Publications

 

Southall, C. & Gast, D. L. (in progress). Self-regulated strategy development writing instruction plus perspective –taking for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder.

 Southall, C. & Campbell, J. M. (2015). Social perspective taking interventions for students with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder. Exceptional Children, 81, 194-208. DOI: 10.1177/0014402914551740

 Southall, C. (2013). Use of technology to accommodate differences associated with autism spectrum disorder in the general curriculum and environment. Journal of Special Education Technology, 28, 23 – 34.

 Berkeley, S., Lindstrom, J.H., Regan, K., Nealy, A., Southall, C., & Stagliano, C. (2012). Evaluation of supplemental reading instruction for at-risk middle school readers.  Middle Grades Research Journal, 7, 1-16.

 Lindstrom, W., Coleman, C., Thomassin, K., Southall, C., & Lindstrom, J. (2011). Simulated dyslexia in postsecondary students: Description and detection using embedded validity indicators. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 25, 302-322. doi: 10.1080/13854046.2010.537280

 Southall, C., & Gast, D. (2011). Self-management procedures: A comparison across the autism spectrum. Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, 46, 155-171.


Invited Article:

 

Southall, C. M. (2010). Self-management across the autism spectrum: How can I use it with my student? Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities Express, 21 (4), 1- 4.

 

Presentations

 

Southall, C. & Powers, J. (March, 2015). Building self-determination: How to support your students with disabilities. Lecture presented at the annual Piedmont Educator Renewal Conference (PERC), Demorest, GA.

Southall, C. & Brinson, K. (February, 2014). Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Comprehensive data-driven programming.  Lecture presented at the annual Georgia Council for Exceptional Children Conference, Savannah, Georgia.

 Southall, C (April, 2013). Creating a Culture of Inclusion: Strategies for Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Lecture presented at annual National Business Education Association Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

 Brinson, K., & Southall, C. (March, 2013). Functional behavior assessment: How can I use it to support my student with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? Lecture presented at the annual Piedmont Educator Renewal Conference (PERC), Demorest, GA.

 Southall, C., & Reynolds, B. (February, 2012). Self-Management for Students across the Autism spectrum. Lecture presented at the annual Georgia Autism Conference, Duluth, GA.

 Southall, C. (November, 2011). Strategy instruction and self-management of writing for secondary students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Lecture presented at the annual OCALI 2011 Conference and Expo, Columbus, OH.

 Southall, C. (April, 2011). Self-regulated strategy development for individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Council for Exceptional Children, Washington DC.

 Southall, C. (April, 2010). Self-management across the Autism spectrum:  How can I use it with my student? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Council for Exceptional Children, Nashville, TN.

 Berkeley, S., Lindstrom, J. H., Nealy, A., Southall, C., & Stagliano, C. (April, 2010). Evaluation of supplemental reading instruction for at-risk middle school readers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, Denver, CO.

 

Guest Lectures

 

October, 6, 2015- University of Georgia, IHDD 4000 - Disability Issues Across the Lifespan

Topic: Inclusion in Schools

 

February 27, 2014 - University of Georgia, IHDD 4000 - Disability Issues Across the Lifespan

Topic: Inclusion in Schools

 

February 1, 2014 – Piedmont College, EDD 9904 – Applied Research II

Topic: An Introduction to Single Case Research Methodology

 

November 5, 2013 - University of Georgia, CMSD 6540 – Preschool Assessment & Intervention

Topic: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Characteristics and Preschool Evidence-based Practice

 

October 24, 2013 - University of Georgia, IHDD 4000 - Disability Issues Across the Lifespan

Topic: Inclusion in Schools

 

March 15, 2013 - University of Georgia, IHDD 4000 - Disability Issues Across the Lifespan

Topic: Inclusion in Schools

 

September 25, 2012 - University of Georgia, IHDD 4000 - Disability Issues Across the Lifespan

Topic: Inclusion in Schools

 

August 22, 2012 – University of Georgia Health Center - A medical in-service

Topic: Helping Students with Asperger’s Disorder

 

March 8, 2012 - University of Georgia, CMSD 6540 – Preschool Assessment & Intervention

Topic: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Characteristics and Preschool Evidence-based Practice

 

February 16, 2012 – University of Georgia, IHDD 4000 - Disability Issues Across the Lifespan

Topic: Inclusion in Schools

 

September 13, 2011 - University of Georgia, IHDD 4000 - Disability Issues Across the Lifespan

Topic: Inclusion in Schools

 

February 12, 2011 - University of Georgia, CMSD 6540 – Preschool Assessment & Intervention

Topic: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Characteristics and Preschool Evidence-based Practice

 

September 21, 2010 – University of Georgia, IHDD 4000 - Disability Issues Across the Lifespan

Topic: Inclusion in Schools.

 

February 23, 2010 - University of Georgia, SPED 2000 - Survey of Special Education

Topic: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Diagnosis, Evidence-based Practice, & Accommodations

 

February 9, 2010 - University of Georgia, CMSD 6540 – Preschool Assessment & Intervention

Topic: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Characteristics and Preschool Evidence-based Practice

 

November 19, 2009 – University of Georgia, SPED 7230 – Adv. Applied Behavior Analysis

Topic:  ABA Applications- Token Economies, Contracts, and Self-management Procedures

 

November 4, 2009 – University of Georgia, SPED 2000 - Survey of Special Education

Topic: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Diagnosis, Evidence-based Practice, & Accommodations

 

October 21, 2008 – Cedar Shoals High School, AP Psychology

Topic: Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorders

 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Georgia Certification Number 115272, Type T, Level 7

Sp Ed Adapted Curriculum (P-12)

Sp Ed General Curriculum (P-12)

Early Childhood Education (P-5)

 Certified Strategic Instruction Model (SIM)™ Preservice Professional Developer

 

SERVICE IN EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY

 

TEACHING Exceptional Children - Journal Reviewer

Extra Special People – Programs and Services Committee Member – 2014 – present

Extra Special People – Volunteer Camp Counselor, June, 2015

Adults with Autism Advocacy Group – Founder and Facilitator – 2008-present

Cedar Shoals High School– Using SIM to Improve Writing Skills of Students with Disabilities  - 2011

Extra Special People – Camp ESP Board of Trustees-2009

Extra Special People - Social Skills Program for Middle School Students with ASD – 2010-present

Professional Standards Commission (PSC) - Ethics Task Force - 2012

National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder - Evidence--Based Practices for ASD: Training and Article Review 2012

Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities - Guest Editor

 

AWARDS

 

Piedmont College Graduate Advisor of the Year – 2013-2014

Clarke County School District Foundation for Excellence, 2008 Teacher of Excellence

Cedar Shoals High School, 2007-2008 Teacher of the Year

CEC 2008 Mini-grant Award – PALS Social Skill Mentor Program

Dean’s Award in International Study, 2009

DADD Herbert J. Prehm Student Presentation Award, 2010

Jan Branham Foundation Scholarship Recipient, 2010-2011

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS


Autism Society of America

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

National Council for Exceptional Children

          Division on Career Development and Transition

          Division on Developmental Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders

          Division on Learning Disabilities

          Division on Leadership

Professional Association of Georgia Educators

 

INTERESTS

 

          EBP for Individuals with ASD and other high-incidence disabilities in the general curriculum

          Applied Behavior Analysis

          Self-Management Procedures

          Secondary Transition Planning