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Nicholas Gelbar, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Academic Office Location:

UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
Ph.D.University of ConnecticutSchool Psychology with focus on Special Education
B.S.University of ConnecticutSocial Studies Education
M.A.University of ConnecticutEducation

Post-Graduate Training
TrainingInstitutionSpecialty
PostdoctoralA.J. Pappanikou Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD)Autism Spectrum Disorders
FellowshipUniversity of ConnecticutAdvanced Graduate Students
FellowshipUniversity of ConnecticutDoctoral Dissertation
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
Psychology in the SchoolsEditorial BoardEditorial Board MemberExternalInternational2016
State of Connecticut Department of Education Secondary Transition Community of PracticeAdvisory CommitteeSteering committee membertExternalState2015
American Psychological Association Division 16Professional/Scientific OrganizationPublications and Communication ChairExternalNational2015
Research in Developmental DisabilitiesEditorial BoardAd hoc reviewerExternalInternational2015
Psychology in the SchoolsEditorial BoardAd hoc reviewerExternalInternational20152015
American Psychological AssociationProfessional/Scientific OrganizationEarly Career Workgroup memberNational20142015
State of Connecticut Department of Development Services Autism Spectrum Disorders Advisory CouncilAdvisory CommitteeMember of Training SubcommitteeNational20142015
Member of State of Connecticut Department of Education Transition TaskforceEducation CommitteeMembershipState2014
Autism: International Journal of Research and PracticeEditorial BoardAd hoc reviewerExternalInternational2014
Ad hoc Reviewer for Gifted Child QuarterlyEditorial BoardMembershipExternalState2013
University Centers for Excellence for Developmental Disabilities Curriculum CommitteeEducation CommitteeMembershipUniversity2013
Committee Member for UConn ReadsEditorial BoardMembershipUniversity20112012
Board of Directors,Connecticut Council for the Social StudiesEducation CommitteeMembershipExternalState20072010

Journal Articles

  • A Retrospective Chart Review of Children with ASD's Individual Education Plans Compared to Subsequent Independent Psychological Evaluations.
    Gelbar, Nicholas W; Bruder, Mary Beth; DeBiase, Emily; Molteni, John D Journal of autism and developmental disorders 2018 Jun;
  • On Promoting Understanding and Compassionate Educational Practice: Towards a New Inclusion
    Bilias-Lolis, E., Gelbar, N.W., Rispoli, K., Bray, M., & Maykel, C. Psychology in the Schools 2017 Oct;54(10):1229-1237
  • Leveraging information technology literacy to
    Lombardi, A. R.*, Izzo, M. V., Gelbar, N., Murray, A., Buck, A., Johnson, V., Hsiao, J., Wei, Y., & Kowitt, J. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation 2017 Jun;46
  • The impact of an online transition curriculum on secondary student reading: A multilevel examination
    Lombardi, A.R., Izzo, M.V., Rifenbark, G.G., Murray, A., Buck, A., Monahan, J., & Gelbar, N. Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals 2016 Dec;40(1):15-24
  • Beyond the Mask: Analysis of Gifted/LD Error Patterns on the KTEA-3
    Ottone-Cross, K.L., Dulong-Langle, S., Root, M.M., Gelbar, N.W., Bray, M.A., Luria, S.R., Choi, D., Kaufman, J.C., Courville, T., & Pan, X. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment 2016 Sep;35(1-2):74-93
  • Professional literature on students with disabilities in postsecondary education: The road traveled and the road ahead
    Madaus, J.W., Gelbar, N.W., Dukes, L., Lalor, A., Lombardi, A., Kowitt, J., & Faggella-Luby, M. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education 2016 Sep;
  • Assessment instruments designed for students, faculty, and staff related to higher education and disability: A systematic review
    Lombardi, A., Gelbar, N., Dukes, L. L., Kowitt, J., Wei, Y., Madaus, J. W., Lalor, A., & Faggella-Luby, M. N. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education 2016 Jun;
  • Interdependent group contingency to promote physical activity in children.
    Foote, C., Bray, M. A., Kehle, T. J., Van Heest, J., Gelbar, N. W., Byer-Alcorace, G., Maykel, C., & DeBiase, E. Canadian Journal of School Psychology. 2016 Apr;
  • Psychologically based therapies to improve lung functioning in students with asthma.
    Maykel, C., Bray, M., Gelbar, N., Caterino, L., Avitia, M., Sassu, K., & Root, M. International Journal of School & Educational Psychology 2016 Apr;4(2):79-85
  • Mindfulness for children in public schools: Current research and developmental issues to consider.
    Chadwick, J., & Gelbar, N. W. International Journal of School & Educational Psychology 2016 Mar;4(2):106-112
  • College Students with Physical Disabilities: Common On Campus, Uncommon in the Literature
    Gelbar, N.W., Madaus, J.W., Lombardi, A., Faggella-Luby, M., & Dukes, L. Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services 2015 Dec;34(2):14-31
  • Integrating neuropsychological information into school-based interventions: A collaborative approach to decision-making?
    Sassu, K., Gelbar, N. W., Bray, M., & Kehle, T. School Psychology Forum 2015 Nov;9(3):269-276
  • A comprehensive survey of current and former college students with autism spectrum disorders.
    Gelbar, Nicholas W; Shefyck, Allison; Reichow, Brian The Yale journal of biology and medicine 2015 Mar;88(1):45-68
  • Case Study on the Implementation of School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports in an Alternative Educational Setting
    Gelbar, N. W., Jaffery, R., Stein, R., & Cymbala, H. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation 2015 Feb;251-27
  • Characteristics of international websites with information on developmental disabilities.
    Reichow, Brian; Gelbar, Nicholas W; Mouradjian, Keri; Shefcyk, Allison; Smith, Isaac C Research in developmental disabilities 2014 Jun;35(10):2293-8
  • Systematic review of articles describing experience and supports of individuals with autism enrolled in college and university programs.
    Gelbar, Nicholas W; Smith, Isaac; Reichow, Brian Journal of autism and developmental disorders 2014 May;44(10):2593-601
  • Applying LD and ADHD documentation guidelines: Decision making with sparse or missing evidence.
    Banerjee, M., Madaus, J. W., & Gelbar, N. W Learning Disabilities Quarterly 2014 Feb;
  • Quality comparison of websites related to developmental disabilities.
    Reichow, Brian; Shefcyk, Allison; Bruder, Mary Beth Research in developmental disabilities 2013 Jul;34(10):3077-83
  • Thirty-five years of transition: A review of CDTEI issues from 1978-2012
    Madaus, J. W., Gelbar, N. W., Dukes, L. L., Faggella-Luby, M. N., Lalor, A. R., & Kowitt, J. Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals 2013 Mar;36(1):7-14
  • Developing an e-Toolbox to Facilitate Universal Design for Instruction into Online and Blended Learning.
    McKeown, K., Banerjee, M., Madaus, J. W., & Gelbar, N. Educause Review 2012 Jan;47(4):
  • The online & learning experience: Differences for students with & without learning disabilities & attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
    Madaus, J. W., McKeown, K., Gelbar, N., & Banerjee, M. International Journal for Research in Learning Disabilities 2012 Jan;10(1):21-36
  • Video self-modeling as a treatment for autism spectrum disorders.
    Gelbar, N. W., Anderson, C., McCarthy, S., & Buggey, T Psychology in the Schools 2011 Dec;49(1):15-22
  • Curriculum compacting: An easy start to differentiating instruction and curriculum for high potential and academically talented students.
    Reis, S. M., & Gelbar, N. W. Inspire 2011 Jan;5
  • Online and blended learning: The opportunities and the challenges for students with learning disabilities and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
    Madaus, J. W., Banerjee, M., McKeown, K., & Gelbar, N. W. Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal 2011 Jan;1769
  • Exploring the nature of comprehension strategies in individuals with dyslexia: A research brief
    Gelbar, N.W., Bray, M., Kehle, T.J., Madaus, J.W., & Maykel, C. Canadian Journal of School Psychology
  • PASSing college: A taxonomy for students with disabilities in postseconday education
    Dukes, L., Madaus, J., Faggella-Luby, M., Lombardi, A., & Gelbar, N. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability 30(2):111-122
  • Relaxation and Guided Imagery for Parents of Offspring with Developmental Disabilities
    Bray, M., Root, M., Gelbar, N., Bruder, M.B., & Menzies, V Journal of Psychological Abnormalities 6(155):
  • Universal Design and College Students with Disabilities: Does the Data Equal the Zeal?
    Faggella-Luby, M., Dukes, L.L., Gelbar, N.W., Madaus, J.W., Lombardi, A., & Lalor, A. Currents in Teaching and Learning

Books

  • Gelbar, N.W. Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Clinical Handbook.

Book Chapters

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
    Classroom Management: An A-to-Z Guide.
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Gelbar, N.W. ( The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation.
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders.
    Gelbar, N. W., & Bray, M Classroom Management: An A-to-Z Guide
  • Iowa Test of Basic Skills
    Reis, S.M. & Gelbar, N.W. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation.
  • School-based interventions
    Gelbar, N.W. & Theodore, L. The Cambridge Handbook of Applied School Psychology
  • The Schoolwide Enrichment Model: Responding to talent within a framework of RTI.
    Reis, S. M., Gelbar, N. W., & Renzulli, J. S. Implementing RTI with gifted students: Service models, trends, and issues 123-148
Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Using the Connecticut Secondary Transition Rubric to Improvement Staff PracticesPosterNational Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention2016New Orleans, LA
Gifted and learning disabled: Unique academic strengths and weaknessesPosterAmerican Psychological Association2016Denver, CO
Experiences of College Students with ASD.PosterPostsecondary Disability Training Institute2016Philadelphia, PA
Burying our heads in the sand: A retrospective chart study of adaptive and transition programs of individuals with ASDPosterDivision of Career Development and Transition International Conference2016Myrtle Beach, SC
Gifted and learning disabled: Unique academic strengths and weaknesses.PosterAmerican Psychological Association2016Denver, CO
Information Technology (IT) Literacy: What is it? Why does it matter for transition?LectureDivision of Career Development and Transition International Conference2016Myrtle Beach, SC
Beyond the Case Study: A Systematic Analysis of Gifted/LD Error Patterns on the KTEA-3 to Develop Strength-Based InterventionsLectureNational Association of Gifted Children2016Orlando, FL
A Comparison of the Errors Made by Identified Gifted Students to Similar, but Non-identified Students on the KTEA-3.PosterNational Association of Gifted Children2016Orlando, FL
Raising the bar: Infusing the SDLMI into state-level efforts in CT.PosterAssociation of University Centers on Disabilities2016Washington, DC
Analyzing the Individual Education Programs for 75 Children and Adolescents with ASD.PosterAssociation of University Centers on Disabilities2016Washington, DC
Literature Trends in Higher Education and Disability: Construct Development.PosterPostsecondary Disability Training Institute2015Boston, MA
College students with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Trends in the literaturePosterPostsecondary Disability Training Institute2015Boston, MA
Suggestions from College Students with ASDPosterPostsecondary Disability Training Institute2015Boston, MA
Using SW-PBIS in Alternative Settings to Reduce Restraint and SeclusionPosterConnecticut Restraint and Seclusion Prevention Initiative Partnership Confe2015New Britain, CT
Systematic Review of Health and DisabilityPosterAmerican Public Health Association Annual Convention2015Chicago, IL
Recommendations from College Students with ASD for Improving Secondary TransitionPosterCEC Division on Career Development and Transition2015Portland, OR
Improving Secondary Transition Practices with the State of Connecticut Secondary Transition Rubric: A Case StudyPosterCEC Division on Career Development and Transition2015Portland, OR
Career Development for Students with Disabilities in Higher Education: A Systematic Literature ReviewPosterCEC Division on Career Development and Transition2015Portland, OR
What we know: A systematic review of the literature on health promotion for individuals with disabilitiesPosterAssociation of University Centers on Disabilities2015Washington, DC
Implementation of School-Wide PBIS in Alternative Settings: A Case StudyLectureNational Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention2015Orlando, FL
The Nature of Compensation Strategies in Individuals with DyslexiaPosterNational Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention2015Orlando, FL
Strategies for Improving Secondary Transition Programming for Individuals with ASDLectureAssociation of University Centers on Disabilities2014Washington, D.C.
A Competency Based Model of Training for Special Education Paraeducators.LectureAssociation of University Centers on Disabilities2014Washington, D.C.
Voices from College Students with ASDLectureNew England Psychological Association2014
Building Statewide Comprehensive and Integrated Early Childhood Systems of Personnel DevelopmentLecture30th Annual International Conference, Division of Early Childhood2014St. Louis, MO
Individuals with Dyselxia and Reading ComprehensionPosterNew England Psychological Association2014
The National Landscape of Personnel Standards for Early Childhood/Early Intervention ProfessionalsPoster30th Annual International Conference, Division of Early Childhood2014St. Louis, MO
Casting a Wide Net: Bridging Disciplines with Applied Behavior AnalysisLectureAssociation for Behavior Analysis International2014Chicago, IL
Enhancing Housing and Employment Outcomes for Individuals with DisabilitiesLectureCT Parent Transition Training Pilot2013Farmington, CT
Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder: What Early Childhood Professionals Need to KnowLectureState Education Resource Center2013Middletown, CT
Autism Spectrum Disorder in DSM-5: What Parents Need to Know?LectureBloomfield Parent Support Group at Laurel Hill School2013Bloomfield, CT
Supporting Students with Special Needs: Overview of A-B-Cs, Function of Behavior, and Behavioral Interventions to Support Student SuccessLectureMansfield Public Schools2012Mansfield, CT
Video Self-Modeling as an Intervention for Students with AutismPosterNational Association of School Psychologists2012Philadelphia, PA
Growing Up with Gifts and Learning DisabilitiesPosterNational Association for Gifted Children2011New Orleans, LA
Augmented Self-Modeling as an Intervention for Students with Selective MutismPosterAmerican Psychological Association2011Portland, ME
Applying Universal Design for Instruction to Online and Blended CoursesPosterPostsecondary Disability Training Institute2011Portland, ME