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Affiliated Faculty Seminar Series

Promoting the Power of Peers: Peer-Mediated Interventions for Students with IDD

Affiliated Faculty Seminar Series:

Supporting Students with IDD Through the Education Experience


About the seminar series:

Speakers: Lisa Bowman-Perrott, Ph.D and Carly Blustein Gilson, Ph.D.

Tuesday, June 7th
1:30pm – 3:00pm
Rudder Tower Rm 401



Peer-mediated interventions (PMIs) provide a powerful pathway to facilitate social interactions and lasting friendships for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their peers without disabilities in school and community settings. In this presentation, Drs. Lisa Bowman-Perrott and Carly Gilson will discuss a study they conducted exploring the literature on peer-mediated interventions. They will discuss implications for practice, and ways to use PMIs with your students.

Length of presentation:

1 hour

Short Bios

Dr. Bowman-Perrott

Dr. Bowman-Perrott

Lisa Bowman-Perrott, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Special Education Division within the Department of Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University. Her research focuses on academic and behavioral interventions for students with or at-risk for emotional and behavioral disorders, as well as effective interventions for English learners (ELs). Dr. Bowman-Perrott has served as the Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator of federally funded research grants, including the implementation of positive behavioral interventions and supports, multi-tiered systems of support for ELs with and without disabilities, and ClassWide Peer Tutoring. Dr. Bowman-Perrott examines the efficacy of widely used interventions through meta-analysis of single-case research as an extension of her work implementing interventions in schools.


Dr. Gilson

Dr. Gilson


Carly Blustein Gilson, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Special Education Division within the Department of Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University. She is the founding faculty director of Aggie ACHIEVE, an inclusive postsecondary education program and a comprehensive transition program for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Dr. Gilson’s research interests include preparing adolescents and young adults with IDD for integrated employment and inclusive higher education; supporting individuals and families through school-to-work transition; and equipping strong educational team collaborations among secondary special education teachers and paraprofessionals.



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Presentation Resources:

Promoting the Power of Peers


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