Ann-Marie Orlando

Ann-Marie Orlando, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Associate Director And Research Assistant Professor

Department: MD-PSYCHIATRY
Business Phone: (352) 265-2239
Business Email: aorlando@ufl.edu

About Ann-Marie Orlando

Ann-Marie Orlando is a research assistant professor in UF’s Department of Psychiatry, and an associate director for the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) in Gainesville. Dr. Orlando works with educators, service providers, and families, and provides community outreach services and professional development related to autism spectrum disorder and related disabilities. A certified speech-language pathologist, Dr. Orlando’s research activities focus on inclusive education, literacy, and communication for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. She has published journal articles and book chapters, and taught both undergraduate and graduate courses related to these topics. Through her work at UF, Dr. Orlando has coordinated agency-funded grants focused on promoting communication for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities, and coordinated federal- and state-funded grants focused on safety, teacher preparation, doctoral/postdoctoral preparation, and research in inclusive education for students with autism and other developmental disabilities. She also has presented nationally and internationally on literacy and communication for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. Dr. Orlando is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and TASH, an international disability advocacy organization.

Accomplishments

Alice H. Hayden Emerging Researcher Award
2011 · The Association for the Severely Handicapped (TASH)
Karen Koegel Scholarship Award
2008 · University of Florida

Research Profile

Areas of Interest
  • Augmentative/Alternative Communication
  • Autism and related disabilities
  • Inclusive Education
  • Literacy

Publications

2018
Exposure to Literacy for Students Eligible for the Alternate Assessment
. 53(2):192-208
2017
An exploration of teacher’s use of iPads for students with learning support needs
. 73-82
2017
Examining the effectiveness of naturalistic social skills training in developing social skills and theory of mind in preschoolers with ASD
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 49(7):2822-2837
2016
Retrospectives on Factors Influencing Inclusive Opportunities for College Students With Extensive Support Needs
International Journal of Inclusive Education. 20(12):1239-1251 [DOI] 10.1080/13603116.2016.1159255.
2011
A mother’s perceptions of her ongoing advocacy efforts for her son with significant disabilities: Her twelve-year journey
. 7(2):74-91
2011
Effects of Instructing Caregivers in a Shared Book Reading Intervention and Corollary Changes in Communicative Behaviors of Young Children with Significant Developmental Delays
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2010
A Comparison of Three Types of Opportunities To Respond On Student Academic and Social Behaviors
Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. 18(1):27-40 [DOI] 10.1177/1063426609333448.
2008
Access To the General Curriculum: the Mandate and Role of Context in Research-Based Practice for Students With Extensive Support Needs
Research and Practice for Persons With Severe Disabilities. 33-34:199-213
1988
Severe-to-profound hearing-impaired children’s comprehension of figurative language
. 12(2):157-165

Grants

Sep 2020 ACTIVE
Partnership for Effective Programs for Students with Autism (PEPSA)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF SOUTH FLORIDA via US DEPT OF EDUCATION
Jul 2020 ACTIVE
CARD (Center for Autism Related Disorders) – Gainesville 2020-2021 UF/Gainesville Center for Autism and Related Disorders
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF EDUCATION
Sep 2019 – Aug 2020
CARD DOE Partnership Activities, USF PEPSA 2019
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF SOUTH FLORIDA via US DEPT OF EDUCATION
Jul 2016 – Jul 2017
2016-2017 CARD – Missing Persons with Special Needs Pilot Program
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF EDUCATION

Education

PhD – Special Education
2011 · University of Florida
Fellowship: Audiology
1990 · Professional Speech and Hearing
Fellowship: Speech-Language Pathology
1988 · School Board of Alachua County
MS – Speech and Hearing Sciences
1987 · University of South Alabama
BS – Speech and Hearing Services
1985 · University of South Alabama

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2020-2021
GMS6778 Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder
2020
EEX4790 Multicultural Issues in Early Childhood Special Education
2016
EPD4033 Child Youth Mult Disa
2014,2016
EEX6072 Accessing Academic and Social Communities for Students with Disabilities
2012,2014-2015
EPH4033 Children and Youth with Multiple Disabilities
2008,2015
EEX3070 Teachers and Learners in the Inclusive School
2012-2014
EEX3226 Assessment in Early Childhood Special Education
2012-2013
EEX6936 Special Topics

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 265-2239
Emails:
Business:
aorlando@ufl.edu