Department: Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC)

Areas of expertise:

  • Self-Determination
  • Special Education Program Improvement
  • Postsecondary transitions for students with disabilities
  • Classroom/Behavior Management
  • Inclusive Practices

McNaught teaches:

EXED 615: Transition of Learners with Disabilities into New Environments and Functions

EXED 416: Overview and Assessment of Autism Disorders

EXED 417: Communication, Language, and Sensory Issues of Learners w/ ASD and/or on the Adapted Curriculum

EXED 418: Challenging Behaviors, Positive Behavioral Supports, Functional Behavioral Assessment and Behavior Intervention Plans

McNaught’s research focuses on self-determination of students with disabilities, inclusive practices, special education service delivery, postsecondary education for students with disabilities and access/equity issues in special education.

McNaught earned a bachelor's degree in business administration (finance concentration) at the University of Richmond, a master's degree in special education at James Madison University and a doctorate in school improvement at the University of West Georgia.

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