Jason is best known for bridging the gap between research and practice for students with disabilities. From individual clients and families to large-scale systems change, his focus is on evidence-based practices that can be immediately implemented. His experience as a classroom teacher, consultant, and researcher drive his efforts to deliver strategies that work but can be delivered practically in today’s classroom.
As a dynamic and engaging communicator, Jason shares from his years in the classroom and clinic to demonstrate how everyone can be successful in spite of the most difficult circumstances or most limited budgets. His recent work has focused on supporting teachers and children with disabilities including emotional, behavioral and cognitive impairments through web-based applications.
His humorous and realistic approach has inspired audiences across the globe and provided hope for those who work tirelessly with our most treasured populations. Jason has bachelor and master degrees from Appalachian State University and Florida State University and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Kentucky. He has a thriving private practice and is passionate about making a difference in the lives of those around him.
Webinars and Other Presentations
- Pennington, R. C., Stenhoff, D. M., Gibson, J. L., & Ballou, K. (2012). Using simultaneous prompting to increase story writing to a student with autism. Education and Treatment of Children, 35(3), 389-406.
- Gibson, J. L., Carroll, J. K., & Horn, C. K. (2012). Separating fact from fiction in assistive technology implementation. Closing the Gap.
- Gibson, J. L., Pennington, R. C., Stenhoff, D. M., & Hopper, J. (2010). Using desktop videoconferencing to deliver interventions to a preschool student with autism. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 29(4), 214-225.
- Gibson, J. L. (2007). Teach and Reteach: Positive behavior support in the classroom. Classroom management curriculum developed through a partnership with the Kentucky Center for Instructional Discipline
- PhD – University of Kentucky, Lexington, KYDoctoral Candidate, Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling (Current)
- MSW – Florida State University, Tallahassee, FLClinical Services (1999)
- BS – Appalachian State University, Boone, NCPsychology, Child Development (1997)
Academic Related Accomplishments
- UK Doctoral Leadership Fellowship (2006-2010)
- Dean’s List (1996,1997,2000,2001)
- Academic All-Conference Athlete (1995-1996)
- Goodyear Student Athlete Scholarship (1995-1997)
- Spearman Scholarship (1998)
- Graduate Certificate in Distance Education Program Administration – University of Kentucky
- Kentucky Special Education Teaching Certification
- Kentucky Certified School Social Worker
- Texas Special Education Teaching Certification
- Compression Planning Process Facilitator
- Kentucky Council for Children with Behavior Disorders, Past-president
- Association for Behavior Analysis, Member
- American Council for Rural Special Education, Member
- Council for Exceptional Children, Member
- Council for Children with Behavior Disorders
- Technology and Media Division
- Division for Early Childhood