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Gulnoza Yakubova, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Special Education
School of Education
Department of Counseling, Psychology, and Special Education

G9C Canevin Hall
Phone: 412.396.4478

Education:

Ph.D., Special Education, Purdue University, 2013
Research Interests

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Problem Solving in Secondary School and Post-School Settings

Transition to Post-School Life

Video-Based Instruction

Publications

Yakubova, G., & Bouck, E. C. (2014). Not all created equally: Exploring calculator use by students with mild intellectual disability. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 49, 111-126.

Yakubova, G., & Taber-Doughty, T. (2013). Brief report: Learning via the electronic interactive whiteboard for two students with autism and a student with moderate intellectual disability. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43, 1465-1472.

Yakubova, G., & Taber-Doughty, T. (2013). Effects of video modeling and verbal prompting on social skills embedded within a purchasing activity for students with autism. Journal of Special Education Technology, 28 (1), 35-47.

Editorial Work:

Consulting Editor, Journal of International Association of Special Education, 2014-present

Guest Reviewer, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2014-present

Guest Reviewer, Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 2013-present

Presentations

Yakubova, G. (2014, June). Problem-solving intervention and autism: Improving vocational task performance. 2014 ICare4Autism International Autism Conference - Autism: A Global Perspective, New York, NY. - Invited Presentation.

Yakubova, G. (2014, May). Video-based instruction to improve job-related problem-solving skills of students with autism. 2014 International Meeting for Autism Research, Atlanta, Georgia.

Yakubova, G. (2013, April). Career education and students with developmental disabilities. Poster Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Council for Exceptional Children, San Antonio, Texas.

Yakubova, G., & Bouck, E. C. (2013, April). Exploring calculator use by students with mild intellectual disability. Poster Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Council for Exceptional Children, San Antonio, Texas.

Yakubova, G., & Taber-Doughty, T. (2012, April). The effects of SMART Board technology on students' learning, engagement and behavior. Poster Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Council for Exceptional Children, Denver, Colorado.

Grants/Awards

Yakubova, G. (05/2014 - 05/2015, $2,000). Improving Post-Secondary Experience of Urban Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Using Video-based Problem-Solving Intervention. Sizemore Scholars' Urban Initiatives, Duquesne University.

Yakubova, G., & Hughes, E. M. (05/2014 - 04/2016, $10,000). Video Modeling Research on Mathematics Mastery for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Faculty Development Fund, Duquesne University. (Principal Investigator).

Yakubova, G. (05/2014, $1,500). 2014 International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) Diversity Travel Award. International Society for Autism Research (INSAR). (international)

Professional Affiliations

International Society for Autism Research (full member)

Council for Exceptional Children

  • Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities
  • Division on Career Development and Transition
  • Division of International Special Education and Services
  • Division for Research

International Association of Special Education

Association for Career and Technical Education

  • Special Populations Division
  • Pennsylvania State Association for Career and Technical Education