Jason Gibson

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About Jason

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.


Conference Presentations

All in: Moving Ideas from the Conference to the Classroom May 2014

Closing Keynote Address at the Inclusive Learning Technologies Conference 2014 – Gold Coast QLD

You’ve Got Technology: Now What? (Part One) May 2014

Inclusive Learning Technologies Conference 2014 – Gold Coast QLD

You’ve Got Technology: Now What? (Part Two) May 2014

Inclusive Learning Technologies Conference 2014 – Gold Coast QLD

Behavioural Intervention and Technology: Strategies for Student Success May 2014

Inclusive Learning Technologies Conference 2014 – Gold Coast QLD

KECSAC’s New Educators Conference – Kentucky USA August 2012

Connecting with your Learners: Meeting them Where they Are

MEGA Conference – Alabama USA July 2012

Getting the Most Out of Technology in the Classroom

Moving from Defiance to Compliance: Practical Strategies for Today’s Classroom

Inclusive Learning Technologies Conference 2012 – Gold Coast QLD May 2012

Myth Busters: Tackling Today’s Assumptions with Real Solutions

UDL: Moving the Concept to the Classroom

AT Implementation: Professional Development that Works!

ATIA – Orlando USA January 2012

Top Barriers to Implementing AT: What You Can Do!

Inclusion Redefined: Delivering Instruction for All Learners

What Works: Merging Literacy Strategies and AT to Create Success

Association for Applied Behavior Analysis 6th International Conference – Madrid SPAIN November 2011

Using Online Technologies to Deliver Behavior Skills Training

Closing the Gap – Minnesota USA October 2011

Overcoming AT Barriers: Professional Development that Works

Where Does Assistive Technology Fit in the 21st Century Classroom?”,

MEGA Conference – Alabama USA July 2011

From Operation to Implementation: Professional Development that Works

Enhanced Universal Design for Learning: From Theory to Practice

Mobile Strategies that Work! Getting the Most Out of Your iDevice

Learning Solutions Conference and Expo – Florida USA March 2011

20 Cool Tech Tools that Work

iPads, iPods, and iPhones: Getting the Most Out of Your Device

Kentucky Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Conference – Kentucky USA November 2010

The Best of Both Worlds: Integrating Technology and Instruction to Increase Reading Comprehension

Closing the Gap – Minnesota USA October 2010

From Theory to Practice, Making UDL Happen

Professional Development that Works: Moving from Training to Implementation

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Conference – Tennessee USA April 2010

The Best of Both Worlds: Integrating Technology and Instruction to Increase Reading Comprehension

Tools at your Fingertips: Emerging Technologies for Pre-service and In-service Teacher Training

Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) – Florida USA January 2010

Emerging Online Professional Development Solutions to Support Implementation of Assistive Technology Devices

Using Pixwriter and Simultaneous Prompting to Teach Story writing to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Association for Behavior Analysis International 2010 Autism Conference – Illinois USA January 2010

Using Response Prompting and Computer-Assisted Instruction to Teach Generative Writing to Students with Autism

Webinars and Other Presentations

ATIA webinar series presentation October 2012

Creating Content for i-Devices – Making the Most Out of Your iPads, iPod Touch

ATIA webinar series presentation August 2012

Emerging Professional Development Trends for Assistive Technology

The eLearning Guild’s August Online Forum August 2011

Instructional Design and Outcome Measurement Strategies that Work

Mobile County Schools Cadres – Alabama USA June 2009 – June 2011

Instructional Design and Outcome Measurement Strategies that Work

Wilderness Trail and Upper Cumberland Educational Cooperatives Cadres – Kentucky USA July 2009 – July 2011

Autism Spectrum Disorder


  • 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

Work History

Director, Babb Center, Hendersonville, TN 2011 – current

  • Provide leadership, oversite, and development for large clinic treating cognitive, emotional, and behavior disorders
  • Support and develop 18 member administrative and clinical staff
  • Increased center revenue from $40,000/month to over $50,000/month in 1.5 years

Co-founder, Innovative Communications Group, Stanford, KY 2007 – current

  • Deliver keynote addresses, workshops, and professional development initiatives in the areas of online instruction and professional development, student learning and behavior, and technology integration.
  • Develop learning management systems and online modules for a variety of educational, corporate, and international clients
  • Research effective synchronous and asynchronous technology strategies for application in educational environments

Learning and Behavior Strategies Consultant, Wilderness Trail Educational Cooperative, Richmond, KY 2004-2011

  • Support and plan leadership/networking activities for district educators and administrators
  • Provide professional development and consultation support for k-12 settings including systematic instruction in inclusive settings, school-wide culture and climate, parent involvement, classroom management, technology and crisis intervention.

Adjunct Professor, Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY 2005-2007

  • Taught classroom management online graduate course for educators
  • Observed, evaluated, and provided feedback to graduate student teachers

Teacher, Lincoln County Board of Education, Stanford, KY 2004

  • Provided instructional programming for high school students with learning and behavior disorders

Service Learning Specialist, Arlington Ind. School District, Turning Point High School, Arlington, TX 2003-2004

  • Provided counseling services for high school students in a disciplinary alternative school placement
  • Developed student mentor program matching high school students with at-risk elementary youth

PASS Teacher, Arlington Independent School District, Ousley Junior High School, Arlington, TX 2001-2003

  • Provided instruction and inclusion support for students with emotional and behavior disorders
  • Established home-school partnerships to increase outcomes for targeted students

School Counselor, Holy Comforter Episcopal School, Tallahassee, FL 1999-2000

  • Developed and implemented school character education program.
  • Created behavior plans for students referred to the guidance office.


  • 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

Useful Links

Universally Designed – AT, IT and UDL Tips and Tricks

 Systems of Support Blog

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