Tricia Shelton has been an early childhood educator for 17 years. During that time, she taught first and third grades and served as an elementary school principal.
Considering herself a life-long learner, Dr. Shelton holds a Master’s Degree in Education and a doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Her research interests include teacher attitudes and inclusion of students with ASD.
To assist local organizations in efforts to provide inclusive environments for youth with ASD, Dr. Shelton has volunteered as an autism consultant with several local community organizations. She was a 2014 finalist of the Pennsylvania Autism Connection Temple Grandin Award.
Dr. Shelton has published with the Keystone State Reading Association (KSRA). Her article, Supporting Students with Autistic Spectrum Disorders in Inclusive Literacy Classrooms, was featured in the 2012 Spring/Summer issue of the professional journal, Pennsylvania Reads. Her research was presented at the 2012 Pennsylvania National Association of Multicultural Education (PA-NAME) conference at Millersville University, the 2013 Eastern Education Research Association (EERA) conference in Sarasota, Florida, and the 2014 National Autism Conference at the Pennsylvania State University.
Dr. Shelton lives in Monroeville, PA.
Watch this webinar witih Dr. Shelton as she discusses her book Practical Strategies for Supporting Young Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder.