Monica Delano

Monica Delano
Associate Professor, Director, Doctoral Program
Department of Special Education, Early Childhood & Prevention Science
Room 152 - College of Education and Human Development
m.delano @

Dr. Delano's curriculum vitae [PDF]

Educational Background

  • PhD Special Education, University of Virginia
  • MEd Special Education, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
  • BA Psychology, Dickinson College

Teaching Areas

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Moderate / Severe Disabilities
  • Systematic Instruction
  • Curriculum and Methods
  • Assessment

Research Interests

  • Social and academic interventions for individuals with autism and moderate / severe disabilities
  • Video modeling
  • Social and academic supports for individuals with Asperger’s syndrome
  • Single Subject Research

Professional Memberships

  • Association for Positive Behavior Supports
  • Council for Exceptional Children
  • TASH

Selected Publications

  • Pennington, R., Courtade, G., Ault, M., & Delano, M.E. (2016). Five essential features of quality educational programs for students with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities: A guide for administrators. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 15, 294-306.
  • Pennington, R., Delano, M.E., & Scott, R. (2014). Improving cover-letter writing skills of individuals with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 204-208.
  • Whalon, K., Delano, M.E., & Hanline, M.F. (2013). A rationale and strategy for adapting dialogic reading for children with autism spectrum disorder: RECALL. Preventing School Failure, 57, 93-101.
  • Perner, D.& Delano, M.E. (2013). A Guide to teaching students with autism spectrum disorders. Arlington, VA: CEC-DADD.
  • Snell, M.E., & Delano, M.E., & Walker, V. (2015). Teaching self-care skills. In F. Brown, M.E. Snell & J. McDonnell. (Eds.), Instruction of students with severe disabilities
  • (8th Ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.