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Faculty: Ryan Kellems

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Ryan Kellems

Title

Associate Professor

Department:

CPSE

Contact Information

Office: 340-F MCKB

Phone: 801-422-6674

Email: nope@rkellems@byu.edumsn.com

Brief Biography

Dr. Ryan Kellems is an associate professor and Fulbright Scholar in the the Counseling Psychology and Special Education department at Brigham Young University. Prior to coming to BYU Dr. Kellems was on the faculty at the University of Oregon where he worked with the National Post-School Outcomes Center. His primary research interests are video modeling, transition for students with disabilities, post-school outcomes of students with disabilities, assistive technology, and working with young adults with autism in community-based vocational settings. One of Dr. Kellems areas of expertise is using the latest technology to assist students with disabilities as they transition to life after school. Prior to completing his doctoral degree Dr. Kellems was a high school teacher where he worked in both rural and urban settings as a special education and Social Studies teacher.

Dr. Kellems is currently conducting studies exploring the use of Augmented Reality and Live Animation to teach different skills (social, academic and independent living) to individuals with disabilities such as autism, LD and ID.

Dr. Kellems also conducts professional development across the country related to implementing video modeling in academic and community based settings.

Dr. Kellems will be serving in 2022 as a Fulbright Scholar to Budapest Hungary where he will be teaching and conducing research on Autism at Eötvös Loránd University in the Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Needs Education.

Teaching Interests

Special Education
Assessment and Evaluation of Students with Exceptional Needs
Education and Multicultural Issues in Special Education
Curriculum & Instruction for Secondary Students
Student Teaching: Mild/Moderate Disabilities

Research Interests

Transition
Augmented Reality (AR)
Video Modeling
Mobile Technology (iPads, iPods & tablets)
Live Animation
Autism
Secondary Special Education
Inclusive Education
Professional Development for Special Education Teachers

Awards

Outstanding Service Award

DCDT- Division on Career Development and Transition

2017 - Present

JSET Research Article of the Year

Journal of Special Education Technology

2021 - 2022

Selected Publications

Effectiveness of avatar-delivered instruction on social initiations by children who have autism spectrum disorder.

  • Authors: Charlton, Cade T; Kellems, Ryan O; Black, Brooke; Bussey, Heidi; Bruna, Goncalves; Jensen, Mikaela; Vallejo, Sara
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Publication Journal: Research in Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Abstract: click to view

Using an augmented reality based teaching strategy to teach mathematics to secondary students with disabilities.

  • Authors: Kellems, Ryan; Cacciatore, Giulia; Frandsen, Kaitlyn
  • Publication Date: 2019

The education of individuals with disabilities in Guyana: An Overview

  • Authors: Cheong, Keon; Kellems, Ryan O; Andersen, Maggie; Steed, Katie Edna
  • Publication Date: 2019

Functional MRI connectivity of children with autism and low verbal and cognitive abilities

  • Authors: Gabrielsen, Terisa P; Anderson, Jeffery; Stephenson, Kevin; Beck, Jonathan; King, Jace; Kellems, Ryan O; Top, Jr., David ; Russell, Nicholas; Anderberg, Emily; Lundwall, Rebecca Allred; Hansen, Blake Darrell; South, Mikle Don
  • Publication Date: 2018

Inclusion in General Education: Strategies for Embedding Transition in Academic Content

  • Authors: Kellems, Ryan O
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Publication Type: Book, Chapter/ Section in Scholarly Book
  • Publication Journal: The Educators Guide to Implementing Transition Planning and Services
  • Publisher: Brookes

Teaching Multi-Step Math Skills to Students with Disabilities Via Video Prompting

  • Authors: Gabrielsen, Terisa P; Kellems, Ryan O; Frandsen, K.; Hansen, Blake Darrell; Clarke, B.
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Publication Journal: Research in Developmental Disabilities
  • Volume: 58

The Use of Visual Organizers: Supporting Executive Functioning and Academics

  • Authors: Kellems, Ryan O; Gabrielsen, Terisa P; Williams, Caroline
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Publication Type: Book, Chapter/ Section in Scholarly Book
  • Publication Journal: The Use of Technology in the Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders (Autism and Child Psychopathology Series
  • Publisher: Springer
  • City: New York
  • Country: United States
  • ISBN: 978-3319208718

Using Content Acquisition Podcasts to Deliver Core Content to Preservice Teacher Candidates

  • Authors: Kennedy, Michael; Kellems, Ryan O; Thomas, Cathy; Newton, Jennifer
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Publication Journal: Intervention in School and Clinic
  • Publisher: SAGE Journals
  • Volume: 50
  • Issue: 3
  • Abstract: click to view

A Delphi Study to Operationalize Evidence-Based Predictors in Secondary Transition

  • Authors: Rowe, Dawn; Alverson, Charlotte; Unruh, Deanne; Fowler, Catherine; Kellems, Ryan; Test, David
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Publication Journal: Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals
  • Publisher: Hammill Institute on Disabilities
  • Volume: 38
  • Issue: 2
  • ISSN: 2165-1434
  • Abstract: click to view

Using Video Modeling Delivered through iPods to Teach Vocational Tasks to Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Authors: Kellems, Ryan; Morningstar, Mary
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Publisher: Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals
  • Volume: 35
  • Issue: 3
  • Abstract: click to view

Tips for Transition

  • Authors: Kellems, Ryan O; Morningstar, Mary
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Publication Journal: Teaching Exceptional Children
  • Publisher: Council for Exceptional Children
  • Volume: 43
  • Issue: 2
  • Abstract: click to view

Using video-based instruction via augmented reality to teach mathematics to middle school students with learning disabilities

  • Authors: Kellems, Ryan O; Eichelberger, Carrie; Cacciatore, Giulia; Jensen, Mikaela; Frazier, Brynn; Simons, Kaylee; Zaru, Mai
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Publication Journal: Journal of Learning Disabilities
  • Publisher: Sage
  • Country: USA