Master Lecturer
Department of Human Movement Studies & Special Education

Sabra Lynch

122 LION'S CLUB CHILD STUDY CENTER
NORFOLK, 23529

Sabra Gear received her PhD in Special Education from ODU in 2010; MSED in SPED from ODU in 2006, and BA in psychology from Mary Baldwin College in 1997.

Ph.D. in Special Education, Old Dominion University, (2010)

M.Ed. in Special Education, Old Dominion University, (2006)

B.A. in Psychology, Mary Baldwin College, (1997)

A.A.S. in Education, Southside Community College, (1994)

Highly Qualified in PreK Early Childhood Special Education
Sponsoring Organization: James Madison University, All Regional T/TAC's, Virginia Department of Education
Date Obtained: 2008-06-27
Highly Qualified in Mathematics through Algebra I
Sponsoring Organization: Longwood University, Virginia Department of Education
Date Obtained: 2005-08-01
Postgraduate Professional License Number PGP-0618380 (Doctoral Degree)
Sponsoring Organization: Commonwealth of Virginia
Date Obtained: 2021-07-01
Rider Coach Certification
Sponsoring Organization: Motorcycle Safety Foundation
Date Obtained: 2004-04-01

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Hester, P. P., Watson, G. S., Belfore, L. A. and Lynch, S. Gear. "Centrality of the Teacher Child Interaction in Child learning and Achievement " $1,487,285. -
Judge, S. and Lynch, S. Gear. "Teacher Immersion Residency Program Year 3 # 397561" $2,588,352. Federal. October 01, 2009 - September 30, 2014
Hester, P. P., Watson, G. S., Papelis, Y. E. and Lynch, S. Gear. "Centrality of Teacher Child Interaction in Child Learning and Achievement" $1,514,263. Federal. -
Hester, P. P., Watson, G. S., Belfore, L. A. and Lynch, S. Gear. "Centrality of the Teacher-Child Interactions in Child Learning and Achievement" $1,505,979. Federal. -

Expertise

Early Childhood
Adolescent Literacy
Professional Development
Developmental Delays

Research Interests

Early intervention in special education, early literacy, phonological processing, transitioning

Articles

Judge, S., Bobzien, J., Katsioloudis, P., Lynch, S. Gear. and Maydosz, A. (2013). The use of visual-based simulated environments in teacher preparation. Journal of Education and Training Studies 1 (1).
DeBruin-Parecki, A. and Lynch, S. Gear. (2013). Parent participation in family literacy programs: Involvement in literacy interactions, adult and child instruction, and assessment. NHSA Dialog: Research-to Practice Journal for Early Childhood Education Field 16 (1) , pp. 236-252.
Watson, S., Gable, R. A., Lynch, S. Gear. and C, H. K. (2012). Evidence-based strategies for improving the reading comprehension of secondary students: Implications for students with learning disabilities. Learning Disabilities Research & Practice.
Lynch, S. Gear., Bobzien, J., Judge, S. and Raver-Lampman, S. (2011). Teaching social skills to enhance work performance in a child care setting. Education and Training in Autism & Developmental Disabilities 46 (1) , pp. 40-51.
Lynch, S. Gear. (2010). Parent interventionists in phonodialogic emergent reading. Research to Practice K12 Scholarship 1 (1) , pp. 20-34.

Books

DeBruin-Parecki, A., Kleeck, A. Van. and Lynch, S. Gear. (2015). Developing early comprehension: Laying the foundation for reading success. Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

Book Chapters

Lynch, S. Gear. (2015). Special education: A guide to working with preschool children with disabilities in inclusive classrooms to improve comprehension Developing early comprehension: Laying the foundation for reading success Baltimore, MD: Brookes.
Lynch, S. Gear. (2010). National evaluation series version 2 study guide for special education Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
Watson, S. R., Raver-Lampman, S., Bobzien, J. and Lynch, S. Gear. (2008). Techniques for teaching infants, preschoolers, and primary-aged children with mild learning and behavior problems (pp. 225-253) Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill/Pearson Publishing Co. .

Presentations

Lynch, S. Gear. and Bobzien, J. (September 30, 2012). Implementing parent training in dialogic reading with preschool children at risk for learning and behavior problems Demonstration 2012 Biennial International Child and Adolescent Conference Minneapolis, MN.
DeBruin-Parecki, A. and Lynch, S. Gear. (April 19, 2012). Parents/Caregivers: An Essential Ingredient in the Recipe Leading to a Child's School Success Paper National Head Start Conference Nashville.
Ludlow, B., Judge, S., Bobzien, J. and Lynch, S. Gear. (April 13, 2012). “What can we learn from using virtual reality for teacher preparation?” (panel session accepted for April 13, 2012) Annual Convention and Expo Denver, CO .
Lynch, S. Gear. and Bobzien, J. (April 13, 2012). Parents’ use of dialogic reading strategies with their young children at-risk (panel session accepted for April 13, 2012) CEC Annual Convention and Expo Denver, CO .
Lynch, S. Gear., Bobzien, J., Baker, C., Raver-Lampman, S. and DeBruin-Parecki, A. (April 13, 2012). Teaching parents dialogic reading to increase phonological awareness with their preschool children Paper International Conference for Exceptional Children Denver, CO.
Bobzien, J., Maydosz, A. and Lynch, S. Gear. (January 19, 2012). Pre-Academic Instruction and Quality of Life for Students with Profound/Multiple Disabilities International Conference on Autism, Intellectual Disabilities, and Developmental Disabilities Miami, FL.
Bobzien, J., Maydosz, A. and Lynch, S. Gear. (November 30, 2011). Pre-Academic Instruction And Quality Of Life For Students With Profound/Multiple Disabilities TASH Conference Altlanta, GA.
Judge, S., Maydosz, A. S., Bobzien, J., Lynch, S. Gear., Katsioloudis, P. and Floyd, K. K. (November 11, 2011). “Improving behavioral interventions through the use of virtual environments.” Annual Conference for the Teacher Education Division Austin, TX .
Judge, S., Bobzien, J., Lynch, S. Gear., Maydosz, A., Floyd, K. and Gable, R. A. (November 11, 2011). Improving behavioral interventions through the use of virtual environments TED National Conference Austin, TX.
Maydosz, A., Judge, S., Lynch, S. Gear., Floyd, K., Bobzien, J. and Katsioloudis, P. (November 10, 2011). Behavior Management Strategies for General Educators: Trial in a Simulated Classroom 2011 TED Conference Austin, TX.
Maydosz, A., Judge, S., Lynch, S. Gear., Floyd, K., Bobzien, J. and Katsioloudis, P. (September 23, 2011). Behavior Management Strategies for General Educators: Trial in a Simulated Classroom 2011 CCBD International Conference New Orleans, LA.
Lynch, S. Gear. and Bobzien, J. (November 7, 2008). Teaching social skills to enhance work performance: Daycare center case study Annual Conference of the Teacher Education Division Dallas, Texas.
Lynch, S. Gear. and Bobzien, J. (August 4, 2008). De-mystify the RTI triangle: Responsive early literacy intervention Association of Teacher Educators Summer Conference Washington, DC.
Bobzien, J. and Lynch, S. Gear. (October 16, 2007). Predictors of Childhood Obesity: Evidence from Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Annual Conference of the Virginia Council for Exceptional Children Charlottesville, VA.
  • 2011: Shining Star Award, Old Dominion University
  • 2010: Kimberly Gail Hughes Research Award, Old Dominion University, Darden College of Education
  • 2006: Graduate Teaching Assistantship , Old Dominion University
  • 2006: Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society, Old Dominion University
  • 1997: Baccalaureate Magna cum Laude with Distinction, Mary Baldwin College
  • 1997: Outstanding Adult Degree Program Graduate, Mary Baldwin College
  • 1997: Who’s Who Among America’s College Students,
  • 1996: Psi Chi Honorary Society, Mary Baldwin College
  • 1996: Thompson Memorial Scholarship, Mary Baldwin College