Matthew Collier

Matthew Collier

  • Assistant Professor of Education, Department of Teacher Education
  • Faculty, College of Education
LC 226 Carnell Learning Center
Education

Ph.D., Mississippi State University (2018)

M.A., Belmont University (2010)

B.F.A., Mississippi State University (2005)

Publications

Qualitative Perceptions of Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder at a Summer Treatment Camp

Collier, M.T.

 

Using PEERS to Assist Adolescents with Autism in Obtaining and Maintaining Appropriate Friendships Collier, M.T., Devlin, S.D., Coffey, K. & Andrews, H.

Using a Blocking and Fading Procedure to Reduce Inappropriate Vocalizations and Occurrence of Off-Mat Behavior in a Preschool Child with Trisomy 4 and Partial Deletion on Chromosome 2

Ward, P.W., Devlin, S.D., Crumpton, R.C., & Collier, M.T.

The Effect of a Social Story Intervention with and without a Reinforcement Component In Increasing Initiated Conversations with Adolescent Males

Edwards J.M., Devlin, S.D., & Collier, M.T.

Presentations

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

10th Annual College of Education Research Forum Mississippi State University

April 20 - 21, 2017

Starkville, MS

Presentation: Using PEERS to Assist Students with Autism in Obtaining and Maintaining Appropriate Friendships

  • Co-presented with Dr. Sandra Devlin on the Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational skills (PEERS) intervention research conducted at Mississippi State University. Attended other presentations given by graduate students and faculty within the college of education.

18th International Conference on Autism, Intellectual Disability, and Developmental Disabilities Council for Exceptional Children, Division of Autism and Developmental Disabilities

January 18 - 20, 2017 Clearwater Beach, FL

Presentation: Using PEERS to Assist Adolescents with Autism in Obtaining and Maintaining Appropriate Friendships

  • Presented PEERS intervention research conducted at Mississippi State University. Also attended several other presentations centered on autism, intellectual disabilities, and developmental disabilities.

Mississippi CEC Conference February 2015

Tupelo, MS

Presentation: Camp Jigsaw: A Social Skills Camp for Adolescents with Autism

  • Co-presented with Dr. Sandra Devlin and Hunter Andrews an overview of Camp Jigsaw, a social skills camp for adolescents with autism. Discussed benefits of the camp, parent reports, student reports, and disseminated information to attendees on how to register potential campers.

 

 



 

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Using a Blocking and Fading Procedure to Reduce Inappropriate Vocalizations and Occurrence of Off-Mat Behavior in a Preschool Child with Trisomy 4 and Partial Deletion on Chromosome 2

2015 - 2018

  • Edited manuscript of a previous study involving targeting problematic behaviors of a three-year-old girl during naptime. Intervention involved a blocking and fading technique, and the results demonstrated a clinical, statistical, and therapeutic significance. Actual research conducted by Penny Ward, Sandra Devlin, and Robert Crumpton.

The Effect of a Social Story Intervention with and without a Reinforcement Component in Increasing Initiated Conversations with Adolescent Males

2015 -2018

  • Edited manuscript of a previous study involving comparison of two social skills interventions: one with reinforcement, and one without. Both interventions generated initiated conversations across participants, but the intervention with reinforcement generated more consistent responses.

Qualitative Perceptions of Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder at a Summer Treatment Camp 2017 - 2018

  • Primary research designer for dissertation involving adolescents with autism at Camp Jigsaw. Provided campers with cameras and asked to find imagery related to what makes camp special. Interviews conducted centered on picture results. Conducted observations and administered quantitative assessments. Analyzed combination of data to derive shared themes across individuals.

 

The Program for the Enrichment and Education of Relational Skills 2016 - 2017

  • Leader of intervention for local adolescent teenagers with autism centered around teaching appropriate friendship- making skills and various social skills. Program developed by Elizabeth Laugeson at the University of California Los Angeles. Primary designer of research study and facilitator of program implementation and data gathering. Research co-conducted with Sandra Devlin, Kenneth Coffey, and Hunter Andrews.

 

Observations of Students and Teachers at Armstrong Middle School 2016

  • Conducted qualitative project regarding how teachers view the efficacy of their own classrooms. Teachers, students, and a counselor were interviewed as part of this. Documents and observations assisted in triangulation of data to determine repeated themes among all individuals.