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Assistive Technology Research and Development Lab

Publications and Presentations

Don McMahon’s Curriculum Vitae

Publications-

McMahon, A.K., McMahon, D., & Hirschfelder, K. (Accepted). Effectiveness of mindfulness-based interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorder: A systematic literature review. DADD Online Journal. 

McMahon, D., Barrio, B. L., McMahon, A. K., Tutt, K., & Firestone, J. (2019). Virtual reality exercise bike intervention for high school students with intellectual/developmental disability. Journal of Special Education Technology. Online first on April 11, 2019 https://doi.org/10.1177/0162643419836416

McMahon, D. (2019). Getting started with virtual reality as assistive technology. Closing the Gap. June/July 29-34.

Smith, C.C., Cihak, D.F., McMahon, D., & Coleman, M.B. (2019). Examining digital messaging application for postsecondary students with intellectual disability. Journal of Special Education Technology. Online first January 22, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1177/0162643418822107

McMahon, D. (2018). Augmented reality & virtual reality: Connecting emerging technologies to the UDL framework. In Gardner, J. E., & 2018 International Summit Proceedings UDL-IRN.

Cihak, D.F., Byungkeon, K., McMahon, D., Wright, R., Gordon, J., & Gibbons, M.M. (2017). College Students with Intellectual Disability Using YouTube to Access Video Instruction and Acquire Vocational Skills. DADD 4(1), 92-109.

McMahon, D., Cihak, D.F., Wright, R.E., & Bell, S.M. (2017). Using AR for Academic Instruction with Postsecondary Education Students with Intellectual Disability & Autism. Think College Facts, (16).

McMahon, D., Cihak, D.F., Wright, R.E., & Bell, S. M. (2017). Using augmented reality for academic instruction with postsecondary education students with intellectual disability and autism. Think College Fast Facts. Issue No. 16. Boston, MA: University of Massachusetts Boston, Institute for Community Inclusion.

Walker, Z., McMahon, D., & Rosenblatt, K. (2017). Beyond Pokémon: Augmented reality is a universal design for learning tool. Sage Open, 7(4) 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1177/2158244017737815

Cihak, D.F., Moore, E.J., Wright, R.E., McMahon, D., Gibbons, M.M., & Smith, C. (2016). Evaluating Augmented Reality to Complete a Chain Task for Elementary Students With Autism. Journal of Special Education Technology. DOI: 10.1177/0162643416651724

McMahon, A. K., & McMahon, D. (2016). Exercise technology interventions for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities: A systematic review. Division of Autism and Developmental Disabilities Online Journal, 3(1), 42-53.

McMahon, D., Cihak, D. F., Wright, R.E., & Bell, S. M. (2016). Augmented reality for teaching science vocabulary to postsecondary education students with intellectual disabilities and autism. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 48(1), 38-56. https://doi.org/10.1080/15391523.2015.1103149

McMahon, D., Wright, R., Cihak, D.F., Moore, T.C., & Lamb, R., (2015). Podcasts on Mobile Devices as Read Aloud Testing Accommodation in Secondary Science Assessment. Journal Science Education and Technology. Published online first November 9, 2015, DOI: 10.1007/s10956.015.9591.3

Cihak, D. F., Wright, R., Smith, C., C., McMahon, D., & Kraiss, K. (2015). Incorporating functional digital literacy skills as part of the curriculum for high school students with intellectual disabilities. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 50(2), 155–171.

Cihak, D.F., McMahon, D., Smith, C.C., Wright, R., & Gibbons, M.M. (2015). Teaching individuals with intellectual disabilities to email across multiple device platforms. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 36(3), 645-656. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2014.10.044

McMahon, D., Cihak, D. F., & Wright, R.E. (2015). Augmented reality as a navigation tool to employment opportunities for postsecondary education students with intellectual disabilities and autism. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 47(3), 157-172. https://doi.org/10.1.80/15391523.2015.1047698

McMahon, D., Smith, C., Cihak, D.F.,Wright, R., & Gibbons, M. (2015). Effects of digital navigation aids on adults with intellectual disabilities: Comparison of paper map, google maps, and augmented reality. Journal of Special Education Technology, 30(3), 157-165. https://doi.org/10.1177/0162643415618927

McMahon, D., & Walker, Z. (2014). Universal design for learning features and tools on iPads and iPhones. Journal of Special Education Technology, 29(2), 39-49.

McMahon, D., Cihak, D.F, Gibbons, M., Fussell, L., & Mathison, S. (2013). Using a mobile app to teach individuals with intellectual disabilities to identify potential food allergies. Journal of Special Education Technology, 28(3), 21-32.

McMahon, D., & Smith, C. S. (2012). Universal design for learning: Implications and applications in UT Knoxville FUTURE Program. Think College Insight Brief, Issue No. 14. Boston, MA: University of Massachusetts Boston, Institute for Community Inclusion.

Presentations-

McMahon, D., Wright, R., & Cihak, D.F., (2016, January). Next Generation AT: Augmented Reality Research and Interventions. Honolulu, HI

Wright, R., McMahon, D., & Cihak, D.F., (2016, January). iDirect my supports. Context Aware Wearable AT. Honolulu, HI

McMahon, A., & McMahon, D. (2016, January). Physical Activity Exercise Interventions for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Division of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Council of Exceptional Children Conference. Honolulu, HI