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Dr. Stacie Whinnery

Biography:

Dr. Stacie Whinnery is a Professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Educational Leadership.

She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in teacher education with an emphasis on special education and inclusion. Whinnery earned her Ed.D. in Special Education from the University of West Florida where her dissertation work was focused on mobility training for individuals with severe disabilities.

Whinnery has provided research, program development, and professional development support to MOVE International, a non-profit charity, which provides programming and support to individuals with mobility limitations and those who support them. Her contributions include developing training manuals and providing education seminars to educators, health practitioners and families across the U.S. and in England, New Zealand, and Japan and conducting and publishing research on the MOVE program. She directed a three-year research study aimed at using the principles of the MOVE Curriculum for children with adult populations. Whinnery served as editor and co-author of the MOVE for Adults Program.

Whinnery has investigated the effects of the MOVE curriculum for children and the MOVE for Adults Program, embedding early numeracy and functional mobility skill instruction into game-based activities, the impact of milieu teaching on the communication skills of young children with autism spectrum disorder, and other topics.

Another area of research focus is collaborative pre-service teacher education. She is the Director of a Universal Design for Learning Curriculum Enhancement project supported by the Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform National Technical Assistance Center and the Florida Department of Education. This project has resulted in the development of a model for collaborative teacher education curriculum reform that has been disseminated across Florida and nationwide.

Her research has been published in refereed journals such as Topics in Early Childhood Education, Exceptional Children, Teaching Exceptional Children, Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Exceptional Parent, and Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services.

Prior to earning her doctorate, Whinnery taught for several years in Santa Rosa County, where she worked with children with severe, multiple disabilities and autism spectrum disorders.

She earned her doctorate at UWF in Curriculum and Instruction: Alternative/Special Education. She also has a M.A. from UWF in Clinical Teaching of Exceptional Children, Mental Handicaps, and a B.A. from the University of Florida in Special Education, Mental Handicaps.

Degrees & Institutions:

Whinnery received a bachelor's degree in Special Education, Mental Handicaps from the University of Florida. From there she earned her master's degree in Clinical Teaching of Exceptional Children, Mental Handicaps from the University of West Florida. She went on to earn her doctorate degree in Curriculum and Instruction: Alternative/Special Education from the University of West Florida.

Research:

  • Embedding Functional and Academic Skill Instruction
  • Universal Design for Learning
  • Mobility Programming for Students with Severe Disabilities

Current Courses:

  • Exceptionalities
  • Curriculum for Students with Severe Disabilities

Classes Taught:

    • Exceptionalities
    • Curriculum for Students with Severe Disabilities

Publications:

    Books
    • Whinnery, S. B. & Whinnery, K. W. (Eds.) (2009). MOVE for adults.  Bakersfield, CA: KCSOS Publishing. 

    Book Chapters

     
    • Bidabe, D. L. & Whinnery, S. B. (2009). Testing information. In Whinnery, S. B. & Whinnery, K. W. (Eds.).  MOVE for adults.  KCSOS Publishing: Bakersfield, CA.
    • Whinnery, S. B. (2009). Developing activity-based programs. In Whinnery, S. B. & Whinnery, K. W. (Eds.).  MOVE for adults.  KCSOS Publishing: Bakersfield, CA.
    • Whinnery, S. B. & Bidabe, D. L. (2009). Using the six steps of MOVE for adults. In Whinnery, S. B. & Whinnery, K. W. (Eds.).  MOVE for adults.  KCSOS Publishing: Bakersfield, CA.

    Refereed Journal Articles

    • Whinnery, S. B., Whinnery, K. W., & Eddins, D. (2016). A strategy for embedding functional motor and early numeracy skill instruction into physical education activities.  Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services. 35(1), 17-27: doi: 10.14434/pders.v35il.20499.
    • Christensen-Sandfort, R. J. & Whinnery, S. B. (2013). Impact of milieu teaching on communication skills of young children with autism spectrum disorders. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 32(4), 211-222.doi: 10.1177/0271121411404930.
    • Whinnery, S. B. & Whinnery, K. W. (2012). Effects of increased mobility skills on meaningful life participation for an adult with severe, multiple disabilities.  Physical Disabilities:  Education and Related Services, 31(1), 27-40.
    • Whinnery, S. B. & Whinnery, K. W. (2011). Effects of functional mobility training for adults with severe, multiple disabilities.  Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, 46(3), 436-453.
    • Whinnery, K. W. & Whinnery, S.B. (2007). MOVE: Systematic programming for early intervention. Infants and Young Children, 20(2), 102-107.
      • Selected by the International Society on Early Intervention as feature article for the April/June 2007 edition
    • Whinnery, S.B. & Whinnery, K.W. (2004). MOVE: Hope for people with significant movement disorders. Exceptional Parent,34(9), 68-71.
    • Barnes, S.B. & Whinnery, K.W. (2002). Effects of functional mobility skills training for young students with physical disabilities. Exceptional Children, 68(3), 313-324. doi: 10.1177/001440290206800302
    • Selected for inclusion in University of Kansas eLearning Design Lab course (2011)
    • Whinnery, K. W. & Barnes, S. B. (2002). Mobility training using the MOVE Curriculum: A parent’s view. Teaching Exceptional Children, 34(3), 44-50.
      • Selected for inclusion in University of Kansas eLearning Design Lab course (2011)
      • Reprinted in Frieberg, K.L. (Ed.). (2004-2005) Educating Exceptional Children: Annual Editions. Guilford, CT: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin.
      • Reprinted in Frieberg, K.L. (Ed.). (2003-2004) Educating Exceptional Children: Annual Editions. . Guilford, CT: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin.
    • Bidabe, D. L., Barnes, S. B., & Whinnery, K. W., (2001).  M.O.V.E.:  Raising expectations for individuals with severe disabilities.  Physical Disabilities:  Education and Related Services,19(2), 31-48.
    • Barnes, S. B. & Whinnery, K.W.  (1997). Mobility opportunities via education (MOVE):  Theoretical foundations.  Physical Disabilities:  Education and Related Services, 16(1), 33-46.

    International Program Development (peer-reviewed)

    • Whinnery, S. B. (2011). MOVE for adults training manual. Bakersfield, CA:  KCSOS Publishing.
    • Whinnery, S. B. (2009).  MOVE assessment and program profile for adults (MAPP). Bakersfield, CA: KCSOS Publishing. 
    • Bidabe, D. L., Whinnery, S. B., & Whinnery, K. W. (2006). The MOVE curriculum basic provider training manual. Bakersfield, CA:  KCSOS Publishing.
    • Bidabe, D. L. & Whinnery, S. B. (2004).  The Nicholas Leonetti MOVE basic provider training program on web/CD. Bakersfield, CA:  KCSOS Publishing.
    • Barnes, S.B. (2001). Top-down, ecological approach and activity-based instruction. In M.O.V.E. curriculum training manual. Bakersfield, CA:  KCSOS Publishing.

    Other Scholarly Works

    • Barnes, S.B. & Whinnery, K.W. (2000). MOVE from theory to practice. The Disability Partnership Conference 2000: Moving Towards Inclusion (pp. 22 - 27). Chesterfield, England.
    • Barnes, S. B. (1999).  The MOVE Curriculum:  An application of contemporary theories of physical therapy and education.  (Doctoral dissertation, University of West Florida)
    • Barnes, S. B. (Writer/Producer). (1997). Kids on the MOVE: Holm Elementary [Video]. (Available from MOVE International, 1300 17th Street – City Centre, Bakersfield, CA 93301-4533).

Keywords: MOVE for adults, MOVE for children and infants, MOVE testing information, MOVE activity-based programs, milieu teaching for children with autism spectrum disorder, early intervention for infants and young children with severe disabilities, hope for people with significant movement disorders, mental handicaps

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