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Dr. Gabrielle Young

Research

Current Projects

Young, G. (2015). Using assistive technology within the framework of universal design for learning in inclusive elementary schools.

Penney, S., & Young, G. (2015). Examining home and school relationships surrounding a child with a disability.

Specht, J., AuCoin, A., Aylward, L., Bennett, S. M., Calder Stegeman, K., Flanagan, T., Freeman, J., Gallagher, T., Hutchinson, N. L., Lyons, W., Maich, K., Marshall, A., McGhie-Richmond, D., Metsala, J., Nowicki, E., Loreman, Sider, S. T., Thompson, S., Thomson R., Penney, S., Whitley, J., & Young, G. (2015). The development of inclusive educational practices for beginning teachers. (SSHRC Insight Grant)

 

Selected Journal Articles (2010-Present)

Young, G., & Specht, J. (Fall 2015). Supporting school participation: Lessons learned from a youth with a mild intellectual disability. Manuscript accepted for publication in The Special Educator.

Specht, J., McGhie-Richmond, D., Loreman, T., Aylward, L., Bennett, S. Gallagher, T., Katz, J., Lyons, W., Metsala, J., Mirenda, P., Thompson, S., Young, G., & Cloutier, S. (2015). Teaching in inclusive classrooms: Efficacy and beliefs of Canadian preservice teachers. International Journal of Inclusive Education. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13603116.2015.1059501

Penney, S., Young, G., Badenhorst, C., Goodnough, K., Hesson, J., Joy, R., McLeod, H., Pelech, S., Pickett, S., & Stordy, M. (2015). Balancing family and career on the academic tightrope. Manuscript accepted for publication in the Canadian Journal of Higher Education.

MacKenzie, C., & Young, G. (2014). Implementing technology within universally designed literature circles. The Morning Watch, 42(1-2), 1-33. http://www.mun.ca/educ/faculty/mwatch/vol42/fall2014/Young_Mackenzie.pdf

King, G., Specht, J., Petersen, P., Servais, M., Stewart, S., Young, G., & Brown, H., (2014). The development of expertise in children’s mental health therapists and teachers: Changes in perspective and approach. Educational Research. 56(3), 277-294. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00131881.2014.934553

Young, G. (2013). Assistive technology for students with learning disabilities: Perceptions of students and their parents. The Morning Watch, 41(1-2), 1-7. http://www.mun.ca/educ/faculty/mwatch/vol41/fall2013/gabrielleYoung.pdf

Badenhorst, C., Penney, S., Pickett, S., Joy, R., Hesson, J., Young, G., McLeod, H., Vaandering, D., & Li, X. (2013). Writing relationships: Collaboration in a faculty writing group. All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 5(1), 1001-1026.

Young, G. (2012). Using metaphor and poetry to portray the process of becoming a researcher. The Morning Watch, 40(1-2), 1-12. http://www.mun.ca/educ/faculty/mwatch/mwatch_sped13/Young.pdf

King, G., Specht, J., Bartlett, D., Servais, M., Petersen, P., Brown, H., Young, G., & Stewart, S. (2010). A qualitative study of workplace factors influencing expertise in the delivery of children’s education and mental health services. Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education, 13, 265-283.

Specht, J., Howell, G., & Young, G. (2007). Students with special education needs and their use of assistive technology during the transition to secondary school. Childhood Education, International Focus Issue, 83(6), 385-389. doi:10.1080/00094056.2007.10522956

 

Book Chapters

Badenhorst, C. M., Joy, R., Penney, S., Pickett, S., Hesson, J., Young, G., McLeod, H., Vaandering, D., & Li, X. (2014). Becoming an academic: Reflective writing and professional development. In G. Ortoleva, M. Betrancourt, P. Tynjälä, & S. Billet (Eds.). Writing for Professional Development. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill Publishers.

Specht, J., Young, G. (2010). How administrators build schools as inclusive communities. In A. L. Edmunds & R. B. Macmillan (Eds.). Leadership for inclusion: A practical guide (pp. 65-72). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

 

Government Reports

Mattatall, C., & Young, G. (2013). A brief analysis of the Eastern School District’s inclusive education environmental scan (2012). Report prepared for the Eastern School District of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Dolmage, M., Young, G., Stuart, H., Specht, J., & Strickland, J. (2009). Evidence of effective high school inclusion: Research, resources and inspiration. Report prepared for the Ontario Ministry of Education.

 

Edited Compilations

Young, G., & MacCormack, J. (Eds.) (2013). A Snapshot of Inclusive Education in Canada / Un instantané de l'éducation inclusive au Canada. CAEP Dialogic, 1(1), 1-28

Young, G., & MacCormack, J. (2013). Introduction to the CAEP Dialogic from the guest editors. CAEP Dialogic, 1(1), 4-5.

Young, G., Specht, J., & Dolmage, M. (2013). Evidence of effective high school inclusion: Research, resources and inspiration. CAEP Dialogic, 1(1), 18-20.

 

Online Publications

Young, G., & MacCormack, J. (2014). Assistive technology for students with learning disabilities: An evidence-based summary for teachers. Retrieved June 26, 2014 from: http://ldatschool.ca/classroom/literacy/assistive-technology/

Young, G., & Specht, J. (2009). What do students say about the use of assistive technology? Association for Special Education Technology Ontario Hub Newsletter. Retrieved June 26, 2009 from http://aset-thehub.wikispaces.com/page+5

 

Selected Paper Presentations (2010-Present)

Young, G., Penney, S., Anderson, J., Badenhorst, C., Dawe, N., Goodnough, K., Hesson, J., Joy, R., Li, X., McLeod, H., Moore, S., Pelech, S., Pickett, S., Stordy, M. & Vaandering, D. (2014, May). Women reflect on their journeys toward becoming academics: Challenges and supports, Paper presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Society for Studies in Education, St. Catharines, ON.

Young, G., & Specht, J. (2014, April). Perceptions of assistive technology: Insights from students with learning disabilities and their parents. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Young, G., & Specht, J. (2013, June). Examining the impact of assistive technology on students with learning disabilities and strategies to support its use. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Society for Studies in Education, Victoria, BC.

Young, G., Penney, S., Badenhorst, C., Goodnough, K., Hesson, Joy, R., McLeod, H. J., Pelech, S., Pickett, S., Stordy, M., & (2013, June). Female’s perspectives and experiences of parenting on the academic tightrope. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Society for Studies in Education, Victoria, BC.

Badenhorst, C., Penney, S., Pickett, S., Hesson, J., Joy, R., Young, G., McLeod, H., Vaandering, D., & Li, X. (2013, June). Women faculty, collaboration and writing productivity. Paper presented at the Inkshed Conference organized by Canadian Association for the Study of Language and Learning, Vancouver, BC.

McGhie-Richmond, D., Specht, J., Loreman, T., Aylward, L., Bennett, S., Gallagher, T., Katz, J., Lyons, W., Metsala, J., Mirenda, P., Thompson, S., Young, G., Copfer, S., Gregory, K., & Cloutier, S. (2013, June). New teachers’ self-efficacy for teaching in diverse and inclusive classrooms: A Canadian snapshot. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Society for Studies in Education, Victoria, BC.

Specht, J., & Young, G. (2012, July). Inclusive Indicators: A tool for schools. Presented at the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities, Halifax, NS.

Young, G. & Specht, J. (2012, May). Supportive school practices for students with learning disabilities. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Society for Studies in Education, Waterloo, ON.

Badenhorst, C., Pickett, S., Penney, S., Joy, R., Hesson, J., Mcleod, H., Li, X., Vaandering, D., & Young, G. (2012, May). Negotiating academic cultures through a writing group. Presented at the annual conference for the Study of Discourse and Writing, Waterloo, ON.

Young, G., & Specht, J. (2011, May). Examining the outcomes of students with learning disabilities who previously attended a demonstration school. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Society for Studies in Education, Fredericton, NB.

Specht, J., & Young, G. (2011, May). Strategies for promoting school participation: Insights from a longitudinal examination of school roles. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Society for Studies in Education, Fredericton, NB.

McGhie-Richmond, D., Specht, J., Young, G., & Katz, J. (2011, May). Assistive technologies: New directions for research and practice. Symposium presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Society for Studies in Education, Fredericton, NB.

Specht, J., & Young, G. (2010, May). Strategies for administrators to build schools as inclusive communities. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Society for Studies in Education, Montreal, QC.

Young, G., Specht, J., & Dolmage, M. (2010, May). How secondary schools develop and sustain their strategies to teach students with significant disabilities as members of regular classes. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Society for Studies in Education, Montreal, QC.

Young, G., & Specht, J. (2010, May). Assistive technology: Its impact on self-concept and motivation across school transitions. Presented at the Bridges to Learning Conference, Mississauga, ON.

Young. G. (2010, April). Students’ perceptions of attending a demonstration school which focused on the use of assistive technology. Presented at the Faculty of Education Research in Education Symposium, London, ON.

 

Selected Poster Presentations (2010-Present)

Young, G., & Mackenzie, C. (2015, June). Using blogs to implement universally designed literature circles. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Society for Studies in Education, Ottawa, ON.

Young, G. (2011, April). Attending a demonstration school: Its impact on students’ self-concept and school motivation. Poster presented at the annual Council for Exceptional Children Convention and Expo, National Harbor, MD.

Specht, J., Young, G., Kertoy, M., Servais, M., Spencer, T., Puskarich, M., & Pompeo, M. (2010, August). Participation in school roles: The importance of opportunity. Poster presented at the Inclusive and Supportive Education Congress, Belfast, UK.

Dolmage, M., Specht, J., Young, G., & Strickland, J. (2010, August). Evidence of effective high school inclusion: Research, resources and inspiration. Poster presented at the Inclusive and Supportive Education Congress, Belfast, UK.

Spencer, T., Specht, J., Servais, M., Kertoy, M., King, G., Pompeo, M., Young, G., & Puskarich, M. (2010, February). Elementary school roles: Making sure ALL Participate. Poster presented at the annual Ontario Education Research Symposium, Toronto, ON.

 

Selected Presentations and Workshops at Professional Meetings (2010-Present)

Young, G., Goodnough, K., Kilborn, M., Penney, S., Brown, H., Kirkpatrick, L., Sauder, A., & Searle, M. (2015, June). Reflections on developing and maintaining writing groups to support graduate students and untenured faculty. Canadian Committee of Graduate Students in Education (CCGSE) workshop presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Society for Studies in Education, Ottawa, ON.

Young, G. (2014, February). Using assistive technology within a framework of universal design for learning to support students with learning disabilities in their attainment of literacy skills. Learning Disabilities Association Conference, St. John’s, NL.

Young, G., Geary J., & Martland, S. (2014, January). Universal Design for Learning Part III: UDL and technology in post-secondary education. Distance Education Learning and Teaching Support (DELTS) professional development workshop for Faculty at Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL.

Young, G. & Geary J. (2014, November). Universal Design for Learning Part II: UDL and assessment in post-secondary education. Distance Education Learning and Teaching Support (DELTS) professional development workshop for Faculty at Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL.

Geary J. & Young, G. (2014, October). Universal Design for Learning Part I: An introduction to UDL in post-secondary education. Distance Education Learning and Teaching Support (DELTS) professional development workshop for Faculty at Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL.

Young, G. (2014, November). Using assistive technology within a framework of universal design for learning to support students with learning disabilities in their attainment of literacy skills. Learning Disabilities Association Conference, St. John’s, NL.

Young, G. (2014, August). Universal design for teaching and learning: Technology tools to support students with learning disabilities and their teachers. LD@school’s Annual Educators’ Institute, Mississauga, ON.

Young, G. (2014, July). Assistive and instructional technology: Tools to promote an inclusive learning environment. Summer Institute of Technology Integration, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL.

Young, G., Geary J., & Martland, S. (2014, April). Universal Design for Learning Part III: UDL and technology in post-secondary education. Distance Education Learning and Teaching Support (DELTS) professional development workshop for Faculty at Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL.

Young, G. & Geary J. (2014, March). Universal Design for Learning Part II: UDL and assessment in post-secondary education. Distance Education Learning and Teaching Support (DELTS) professional development workshop for Faculty at Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL.

Geary J. & Young, G. (2014, February). Universal Design for Learning Part I: An introduction to UDL in post-secondary education. Distance Education Learning and Teaching Support (DELTS) professional development workshop for Faculty at Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL.

Young, G., & Martland, S. (2013, November). Instruction and iPad apps to support learning. Professional development workshops presented at Bishops College High School, St. John’s, NL.

Geary, J. & Young, G. (2013, October). Universal Design for Learning in Post-Secondary Education – Part 2. Distance Education Learning and Teaching Support (DELTS) professional development workshop for Faculty at Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL.

Young, G. & Geary J. (2013, October). Universal Design for Learning in Post-Secondary Education – Part 1. Distance Education Learning and Teaching Support (DELTS) professional development workshop for Faculty at Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL.

Martland, S., & Young, G. (2013, February). Choosing the right assistive technology for your child. Presentation for parents and teachers organized by the Learning Disability Association of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John’s, NL.

Young, G. & Martland, S. (2013, February). Strategies for using iPads to support learning. Two professional development workshops presented at Booth Memorial High School, St. John’s, NL.

Geary, J., Young, G., & Martland, S. (2013, February). Universal design for instruction: An introduction to universal design for learning in post-secondary education. Distance Education Learning and Teaching Support (DELTS) professional development workshop for Faculty at Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL.

Young, G. (2013, January). An introduction to assistive and instructional technology, and apps for communication and learning. Presented at the Assistive Technology Committee meeting, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL.

Young, G. (2012, May). Research on assistive technology for students with learning disabilities. Presented at the Learning Disability Association of Newfoundland Labrador Spring Conference.

Young, G. (2011, November). What makes inclusion work: Examining the social, academic, and technological components of inclusion. Presented at the Newfoundland and Labrador Association for Community Living Inclusive Education Conference.

Young, G. (2010, April). Students’ perceptions of attending a demonstration school which focused on the use of assistive technology. Presented at the Faculty of Education Research in Education Symposium, London, ON.

 

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