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Robert Gable

  • Robert Gable
  • Professor & Eminent Scholar
  • Communication Disorders & Special Education
  • 214 Lions Child Study Ctr
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3157
  • rgable@odu.edu
  • Education

    George Peabody College, 1977
    Major: Special Education
    Degree: Ph. D.
    George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, 1976
    Major: Special Education
    Degree: Ed.S.
    Marywood College, 1973
    Major: Special Education
    Degree: M.S.
    Kutztown State College, 1965
    Major: Art Education
    Degree: B.S.
  • Licensures and Certifications

    Special Education Teaching Certificate
    Sponsoring Organization: Pennsylvania Board of Education
  • 2005: Alan Rufus Tonelson Distinguished Faculty Award, Old Dominion University
  • 2005: Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education, American Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • 2002: Member of the New York Academy of Sciences
  • 1999: University Nominee SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award, Old Dominion University
  • 1997: Research Fellow, Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice, American Institute of Research
  • 1995: Faculty Research Award, Old Dominion University
  • 1995: Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • 1995: University Nominee SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award, Old Dominion University
  • 1994: Darden College of Education Scholarship Award , Old Dominion University
  • 1994: Eminent Scholar, Old Dominion University
  • 1994: University Nominee--SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award, Old Dominion University
  • 1993: Darden College of Education Scholarship Award, Old Dominion University
  • 1992: Darden College of Education Scholarship Award, Old Dominion University
  • 1991: Darden College of Education Scholarship Award, ODU
  • 1990: Darden College of Education Scholarship Award, ODU
  • 1989: Darden College of Education Scholarship Award, ODU
  • 1989: Sara and Rufus Tonelson Award for Teaching, Service, and Research, ODU
  • 1988: Darden College of Education Scholarship Award, ODU
  • 1975: USOE/BEH Fellowship in Special Education
  • 1974: Outstanding Special Educator, Academic Therapy
  • 1970: EDPA Fellowship in Special Education
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Training and Technical Assistance Center (ODU)
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Education
    Date: October 1, 2008 - September 30, 2010
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Gable, R. A.; Tonelson, S. W.; Lambert, K.
    The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program
    Sponsoring Organization: the Virginia Department of Education
    Date: October 1, 2009 - September 25, 2010
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Baker, C.; Hager, J.; Tonelson, S. W.; Gable, R. A.
    The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program
    Sponsoring Organization: the Virginia Department of Education
    Date: October 1, 2008 - September 25, 2010
    Investigators:Tonelson, S. W.; Hager, J.; Baker, C.; Gable, R. A.
    The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program
    Sponsoring Organization: the Virginia Department of Education
    Date: July 1, 2009 - May 10, 2010
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Tonelson, S. W.; Hager, J.; Baker, C.; Gable, R. A.
    The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program
    Sponsoring Organization: the Virginia Department of Education
    Date: July 1, 2009 - May 10, 2010
    Investigators:Baker, C.; Gable, R. A.; Hager, J.; Tonelson, S. W.
    Training and Technical Assistance Center (ODU)
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Education
    Date: October 1, 2007 - September 30, 2009
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Gable, R. A.; Tonelson, S. W.; Lambert, K.
    The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program
    Sponsoring Organization: the Virginia Department of Education
    Date: July 1, 2008 - May 15, 2009
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Tonelson, S. W.; Hager, J.; Baker, C.; Gable, R. A.
    The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program/Paraprofessional Preparation for Extraordinary Teaching
    Sponsoring Organization: the Virginia Department of Education
    Date: October 1, 2007 - October 31, 2008
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Tonelson, S. W.; Hager, J.; Baker, C.; Gable, R. A.
    The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program/Paraprofessional Preparation for Extraordinary Teaching
    Sponsoring Organization: the Virginia Department of Education
    Date: July 1, 2007 - May 15, 2008
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Tonelson, S. W.; Hager, J.; Baker, C.; Gable, R. A.
    The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program/Paraprofessional Preparation for Extraordinary Teaching/A Commonwealth Collaborative Endorsement for Special Education Studies
    Sponsoring Organization: the Virginia Department of Education
    Date: October 1, 2006 - December 1, 2007
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Tonelson, S. W.; Hager, J.; Baker, C.; Gable, R. A.
    Training and Technical Assistance Center (ODU)
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Education
    Date: October 1, 2006 - September 30, 2007
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Gable, R. A.; Tonelson, S. W.; Lambert, K.
    Training and Technical Assistance Center (ODU)
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Education
    Date: July 1, 2005 - September 30, 2007
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Gable, R. A.; Tonelson, S. W.; Lambert, K.
    The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program/Paraprofessional Preparation for Extraordinary Teaching/A Commonwealth Collaborative Endorsement for Special Education Studies
    Sponsoring Organization: the Virginia Department of Education
    Date: July 1, 2006 - May 15, 2007
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Tonelson, S. W.; Hager, J.; Baker, C.; Gable, R. A.
    The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program/Paraprofessional Preparation for Extraordinary Teaching
    Sponsoring Organization: the Virginia Department of Education
    Date: October 5, 2005 - September 30, 2006
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Tonelson, S. W.; Hager, J.; Baker, C.; Gable, R. A.
    The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program/Paraprofessional Preparation for Extraordinary Teaching
    Sponsoring Organization: the Virginia Department of Education
    Date: July 1, 2005 - May 31, 2006
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Tonelson, S. W.; Hager, J.; Baker, C.; Gable, R. A.
    Paraprofessional Preparation for Extraordinary Teaching
    Sponsoring Organization: the Virginia Department of Education
    Date: January 1, 2005 - December 31, 2005
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Tonelson, S. W.; Hager, J.; Baker, C.; Gable, R. A.
    VDOE Grant
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University
    Date: 2004 - 2005
    Investigators:Butler, C. M.; Gable, R. A.
    The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program
    Sponsoring Organization: the Virginia Department of Education
    Date: October 1, 2004 - September 30, 2005
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Tonelson, S. W.; Hager, J.; Baker, C.; Gable, R. A.
    The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program
    Sponsoring Organization: the Virginia Department of Education
    Date: October 1, 2004 - September 30, 2005
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Tonelson, S. W.; Hager, J.; Baker, C.; Gable, R. A.
    The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program
    Sponsoring Organization: the Virginia Department of Education
    Date: October 1, 2003 - September 30, 2005
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Tonelson, S. W.; Hager, J.; Baker, C.; Gable, R. A.
    Virginias Schoolwide Effective Discipline Project: Changing Perspectives on School Discipline
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Education
    Date: October 10, 2004 - June 30, 2005
    Awarding Organization: Local
    Investigators:Gable, R. A.; Tonelson, S. W.
    Training and Technical Assistance Center (ODU)
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Education
    Date: July 1, 2004 - June 30, 2005
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Gable, R. A.; Tonelson, S. W.; Lambert, K.
    VDOE Grant
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University
    Date: 2003 - 2004
    Investigators:Butler, C. M.; Gable, R. A.
    Paraprofessional Preparation for Extraordinary Teaching
    Sponsoring Organization: the Virginia Department of Education
    Date: February 15, 2004 - December 30, 2004
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Tonelson, S. W.; Hager, J.; Baker, C.; Gable, R. A.
    Paraprofessional Preparation for Extraordinary Teaching
    Sponsoring Organization: the Virginia Department of Education
    Date: February 15, 2003 - December 30, 2004
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Tonelson, S. W.; Hager, J.; Baker, C.; Gable, R. A.
    Professional Development in Autism Coordination
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Education
    Date: March 31, 2004 - September 30, 2004
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Gable, R. A.; Tonelson, S. W.
    The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program
    Sponsoring Organization: the Virginia Department of Education
    Date: August 1, 2002 - September 30, 2004
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Tonelson, S. W.; Hager, J.; Baker, C.; Gable, R. A.
    The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program
    Sponsoring Organization: the Virginia Department of Education
    Date: July 1, 2002 - September 30, 2004
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Tonelson, S. W.; Hager, J.; Baker, C.; Gable, R. A.
    The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program
    Sponsoring Organization: the Virginia Department of Education
    Date: November 1, 2003 - June 30, 2004
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Tonelson, S. W.; Hager, J.; Baker, C.; Gable, R. A.
    Informal Instructional Coaching Project for Clinical Faculty
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Education
    Date: July 1, 2003 - June 30, 2004
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Tonelson, S. W.; Gable, R. A.
    The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program
    Sponsoring Organization: the Virginia Department of Education
    Date: July 1, 2003 - June 30, 2004
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Tonelson, S. W.; Hager, J.; Baker, C.; Gable, R. A.
    Training and Technical Assistance Center (ODU)
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Education
    Date: July 1, 2003 - June 30, 2004
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Gable, R. A.; Tonelson, S. W.; Lambert, K.
    VDOE Grant
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University
    Date: 2002 - 2003
    Investigators:Butler, C. M.; Gable, R. A.
    Functional Assessment Training Project: Institute of Positive Academic and Behavioral Supports
    Sponsoring Organization: Department of Education Commonwealth of Virginia
    Date: October 11, 2002 - June 30, 2003
    Investigators:Gable, R. A.
    Functional Assessment Training Project: Institute of Positive Academic and Behavioral Supports
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Education
    Date: July 1, 2002 - June 30, 2003
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Gable, R. A.; Bailey, T.; Tonelson, S. W.
    Training and Technical Assistance Center (ODU)
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Education
    Date: July 1, 2002 - June 30, 2003
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Gable, R. A.; Tonelson, S. W.; Lambert, K.
    The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program
    Sponsoring Organization: the Virginia Department of Education
    Date: September 1, 2001 - June 30, 2003
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Tonelson, S. W.; Hager, J.; Baker, C.; Gable, R. A.
    Functional Assessment Training Project: Institute of Positive Academic and Behavioral Supports
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Education
    Date: September 28, 2001 - June 30, 2002
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Gable, R. A.
    The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program
    Sponsoring Organization: the Virginia Department of Education
    Date: July 1, 2001 - June 30, 2002
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Tonelson, S. W.; Hager, J.; Baker, C.; Gable, R. A.
    The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program
    Sponsoring Organization: the Virginia Department of Education
    Date: July 1, 2001 - June 30, 2002
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Tonelson, S. W.; Hager, J.; Baker, C.; Gable, R. A.
    Training and Technical Assistance Center (ODU)
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Education
    Date: July 1, 2001 - June 30, 2002
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Gable, R. A.; Tonelson, S. W.; Lambert, K.
    The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program
    Sponsoring Organization: the Virginia Department of Education
    Date: July 1, 2000 - September 30, 2001
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Tonelson, S. W.; Hager, J.; Baker, C.; Gable, R. A.
    The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program
    Sponsoring Organization: the Virginia Department of Education
    Date: July 1, 2000 - September 30, 2001
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Tonelson, S. W.; Hager, J.; Baker, C.; Gable, R. A.
    The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program
    Sponsoring Organization: the Virginia Department of Education
    Date: July 1, 2000 - June 30, 2001
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Tonelson, S. W.; Hager, J.; Baker, C.; Gable, R. A.
    Training and Technical Assistance Center (ODU)
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Education
    Date: July 1, 2000 - June 30, 2001
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Gable, R. A.; Tonelson, S. W.; Lambert, K.
    Functional Behavioral Assessment and Intervention Training of School Based-Teams
    Sponsoring Organization: VA Dept. of Education
    Date: 1999 - 2000
    Investigators:Gable, R. A.; Lambert, K.; Butler, C. M.
    Pathways to Teaching Careers Project: Dewitt-Wallace Readers Digest
    Sponsoring Organization: Southern Education Foundation
    Date: 1997 - 2000
    Investigators:Gable, R. A.; Tonelson, S. W.; Heine, P.
    The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program
    Sponsoring Organization: the Virginia Department of Education
    Date: July 1, 1999 - June 30, 2000
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Tonelson, S. W.; Hager, J.; Baker, C.; Gable, R. A.
    Training and Technical Assistance Center (ODU)
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Education
    Date: July 1, 1999 - June 30, 2000
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Gable, R. A.; Tonelson, S.; & Lambert, K.
    The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program
    Sponsoring Organization: the Virginia Department of Education
    Date: July 1, 1998 - June 30, 2000
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Tonelson, S. W.; Hager, J.; Baker, C.; Gable, R. A.
    Faculty Innovator Grant: Special Education Program Innovation: Instructional Thematic Strands Across Curriculum
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University
    Date: July, 1998 - June, 1999
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Butler, C. M.; Gable, R. A.; Tonelson, S. W.; Baker, C.; Hager, J.
    The Commonwealth Special Education Endorsement Program
    Sponsoring Organization: the Virginia Department of Education
    Date: July 1, 1997 - June 30, 1999
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Tonelson, S. W.; Hager, J.; Baker, C.; Gable, R. A.
    Severe Emotionally Disturbed Teacher Preparation Project
    Sponsoring Organization: Office of Special Education, US Department of Education
    Date: 1993 - 1998
    Investigators:Gable, R. A.
    Severe Emotionally Disturbed Teacher Certification Program
    Sponsoring Organization: Office of Special Education, US Department of Education
    Date: 1993 - 1996
    Investigators:Gable, R. A.; MacDonald, R.
    DeWitt-Wallace Readers Digest Pathways-to-Teaching Program
    Sponsoring Organization: Southern Education Foundation
    Date: 1992 - 1996
    Investigators:Gable, R. A.; Myers, D.; Greiner, S.
    Preparation in Personnel/Careers in Special Education: Collaboration/Consultation Training
    Sponsoring Organization: Office of Special Education, US Department of Education
    Date: 1990 - 1993
    Investigators:Gable, R. A.
    Preparation in Personnel/Careers in Special Education: Early/Special Education Preparation
    Sponsoring Organization: Office of Special Education, US Department of Education
    Date: 1990 - 1993
    Investigators:Gable, R. A.; Tonelson, S. W.
    Tonelson Teaching and Learning Center
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University and Norfolk Public Schools
    Date: 1988 - 1990
    Investigators:Gable, R. A.; Meeks, J.; Tonelson, S. W.
    Preparation of Special Educators: Collaboration and Consultation Training Program
    Sponsoring Organization: US Department of Education, Special Education
    Date: 1987 - 1990
    Investigators:Gable, R. A.
    Preparation of Special Educators: School Consultant Training Program
    Sponsoring Organization: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped, USOE, HEW
    Date: 1984 - 1987
    Investigators:Gable, R. A.; Moore, M.
    Extraordinary Tutoring Project
    Sponsoring Organization: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped, USOE, HEW
    Date: 1983 - 1986
    Investigators:Gable, R. A.; Kerr, M. M.