Autism, technology-based intervention, virtual and augmented reality, parent training, life skills instruction, academic supports

Gulnoza Yakubova, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in Special Education in the College of Education at the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Yakubova’s overarching research interest focuses on examining technology-based interventions to teach autistic students. She uses technology with a primary focus on: (1) increasing functional independence of autistic children in school and community, (2) supporting access to learning academic content, with a focus on mathematics skills and (3) training parents on creating and implementing video-based interventions to teach functional skills to their children at home.  She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in inclusive and secondary education practices, single-case research methodology, universal design for learning, and education of students diagnosed with autism, instruction of students with physical disabilities, and evidence-based practices.