Dr Terry Cumming is an Associate Professor in Special Education in the School of Education at the University of New South Wales. Her research interests are centred around special education, with a focus on the following areas: students with emotional and behavioural disorders, social skills training, positive behavioural interventions, the use of technology in the classroom, and life transitions for people with disabilities. As part of the School of Education's Special Education Research Group, Terry's research is focused on life transitions for people with disabilities, positive behaviour support, and using technology to support individuals with disabilities.

Her publications include books, book chapters, journal articles and national and international conference papers. Prior to her university and research work, Dr. Cumming has many years experience as a special educator and behaviour mentor in the United States.

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    Cumming T; Draper Rodriguez C, 2018, School Success for At-Risk Students A Culturally Responsive Tiered Approach, Routledge, Oxon, UK
    2018
    Cumming TM; Marsh RJ; Higgins K, 2017, School connectedness for students with disabilities: From theory to evidence-based practice,
    2017
    Strnadova I; Cumming TM, 2016, Lifespan Transitions and Disability: A Holistic Perspective, Foundations and Futures of Education, ROUTLEDGE,
    2016
    Ng W; Cumming T, (ed.), 2015, Sustaining mobile learning: Theory, research, and practice, Routledge Research in Higher Education, Routledge, UK,
    2015
    2015, Lifespan transitions and disability: A holistic perspective,
    2015
    Cumming TM, 2009, Technology-Enhanced Social Skills Instruction: Motivating Adolescents with Emotional Disabilities, 1st, VDM Verlag, Saarbrucken, Germany
    2009
    Book Chapters
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    2018, 'Supporting the transition of incarcerated youth back to the community: A Multi-systemic wraparound approach', in O'neill S (ed.), Incarcerated Youth Transitioning Back to Community - International Perspectives, Springer, Singapore, pp. 77 - 94,
    2018
    Cumming TM, 2018, 'Supporting the transition of incarcerated youth back to the community: A multi-systemic wraparound approach', in Incarcerated Youth Transitioning Back to the Community: International Perspectives, pp. 77 - 94,
    2018
    2018, 'Transitions from behind the fence to the community: The Australian experience.', in O'Neill SC (ed.), Incarcerated youth transitioning back to the community: International perspectives., Springer, Singapore, pp. 97 - 113,
    2018
    O’Neill SC; Cumming TM; Strnadová I; Grima-Farrell C, 2018, 'Transitions from behind the fence to the community: The Australian experience', in Incarcerated Youth Transitioning Back to the Community: International Perspectives, pp. 97 - 113,
    2018
    Cumming TM; O'Neill S; Strnadová I, 2018, 'Youth transitioning from juvenile justice settings back into school: Leadership perspectives', in The Palgrave Handbook of Education Law for Schools, pp. 373 - 396,
    2018
    Martin A; Cumming TM; O'Neill S; Strnadova I, 2017, 'Social and emotional competence and at-risk children’s wellbeing: The roles of personal and interpersonal agency.', in Frydenberg E; Martin A; Collie R (ed.), Social and Emotional Learning in Australia and the Asia-Pacific Perspectives, Programs and Approaches, Springer, Sydney Australia, pp. 123 - 123
    2017
    Silvera-Tawil D; Strnadová I; Cumming TM, 2016, 'Social Stories in Robot Assisted Therapy for Children with ASD', in Kats Y (ed.), Supporting the Education of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, IGI, Hershey, PA, USA, pp. 225 - 244,
    2016
    Cumming TM; Strnadová I; Dixon R; Verenikina I, 2015, 'Sustaining mobile learning in inclusive environments: A universal design for learning approach', in Sustaining Mobile Learning: Theory, Research and Practice, pp. 127 - 148
    2015
    Ng W; Cumming TM, 2015, 'Preface', in Sustaining Mobile Learning: Theory, Research and Practice, pp. xxiii - xxvi
    2015
    Ng WM; Howard N, 2015, 'Sustaining innovation in learning with mobile devices: Key challenges', in Ng W; Cumming TM (ed.), Sustaining mobile learning: Theory, research and practice., Routledge, London, pp. 1 - 25,
    2015
    Rodríguez CD; Strnadová I; Cumming TM, 2015, 'Implementing iPad and mobile technologies for students with intellectual disabilities.', in Silton NR (ed.), Recent Advances in Assistive Technologies to Support Children with Developmental Disorders, IGI Global, Hershey, PA, pp. 27 - 44,
    2015
    Cumming T; Rodríguez CD; Strnadová I, 2013, 'Aligning ipad applications with evidence-based practices in inclusive and special education', in Assistive Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, pp. 397 - 420,
    2013
    Cumming TM, 2013, 'Does mobile technology have a place in differentiated instruction?', in McConatha D; Penny C; Schugar J; Bolton D (ed.), Mobile Pedagogy and Perspectives on Teaching and Learning, IGI Global, Hershey, PA, pp. 132 - 149,
    2013
    Cumming T; Rodríguez CD; Strnadová I, 2013, 'Aligning iPad applications with evidence-based practices in inclusive and special education', in K-12 Education: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, pp. 539 - 562,
    2013
    Cumming T; Rodríguez CD; Strnadová I, 2013, 'Aligning iPad applications with evidence-based practices in inclusive and special education', in Keengwe J (ed.), Pedagogical Applications and Social Effects of Mobile Technology Integration, Information Science Reference, Hershey, pp. 55 - 78,
    2013
    Cheney D; Cumming TM; Slemrod T, 2013, 'Secondary Education and Promising Practices for Students with Emotional/Behavioural Disorders', in Walker H; Gresham F (ed.), Handbook of Evidence-Based Practices for Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Guilford Press., New York, pp. 344 - 360,
    2013
    Conference Abstracts
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    Strnadova I; Cumming TM, 2013, 'iPad integration for students with intellectual disabilities: Increasing access and engagement across settings', in JOURNAL OF POLICY AND PRACTICE IN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES, WILEY-BLACKWELL, Vol. 10, pp. 171 - 171,
    2013
    Conference Papers
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    Cumming TM; Strnadova I, 2016, 'Parents' and teachers' perspectives on using iPads with students with developmental disabilities: Applications for Universal Design for Learning', in Miesenberger K; Bühler C; Penez P (eds.), Computers helping people with special needs. 15th International Conference, ICCHP 2016, Linz, Austria, July 13-15, 2016, Proceedings, Part II, Springer, Linz, Austria, pp. 217 - 222, presented at 15th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, Linz, Austria, 13 July 2016 - 15 August 2016,
    2016
    Cumming TM; Strnadová I, 2016, 'Parents’ and teachers’ perspectives on using IPads with students with developmental disabilities: Applications for universal design for learning', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), pp. 217 - 222,
    2016
    Cumming TM; Draper Rodriguez C, 2014, 'Using ipads to impact the sentence writing formation of young students with language-based disabilities', in Higgins K; Boone R (ed.), OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS From the Building Bridges Conference, UNSW School of Education, UNSW Australia, pp. 129 - 135, presented at UNSW/UNLV Building Bridges in Special Education Conference, UNSW Australia, 15 September 2014 - 16 September 2014,
    2014
    Cumming TM; Strnadová I, 2014, 'Teacher perceptions of the transition process for students with developmental disabilities attending NSW special schools', in Higgins K; Boone R (ed.), OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS From the Building Bridges Conference September 15-16, 2014, UNSW School of Education, UNSW Australia, pp. 84 - 90, presented at UNSW/UNLV Building Bridges in Special Education Conference, UNSW Australia, 15 September 2014 - 16 September 2014,
    2014
    Cumming TM; Draper Rodriguez C, 2014, 'Using iPads to Increase the Language Skills of Students With Language-Based Disabilities', in Schneider B; Berends M (ed.), AERA Online Paper Repository, AERA, Philadelphia, PA USA, presented at 2014 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA USA, 03 April 2014 - 07 April 2014,
    2014
    Strnadova I; Cumming TM; Knox M; Parmenter T, 2013, '"Everything has changed now": Perspectives on ageing from women with intellectual disabilities', in JOURNAL OF POLICY AND PRACTICE IN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES, WILEY-BLACKWELL, pp. 171 - 171,
    2013
    Cumming TM; Draper Rodriguez C, 2012, 'iTouch, iSpeak: Using iPods and iPads to increase the English language skills of students with language-based disabilities', in Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012, AACE, Chesapeke, VA, pp. 4075 - 4078, presented at Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, Austin, Texas, 05 March 2012
    2012
    Cumming TM, 2010, 'New South Wales special education teachers' perceptions of classroom social skills that link to secondary students' success', in New South Wales special education teachers' perceptions of classroom social skills that link to secondary students' success, 2010 AASE/ASPEA National Conference, Darwin, NT, presented at 2010 AASE/ASPEA National Conference, Darwin, NT, 16 June 2010 - 18 June 2010
    2010
    Cumming TM, 2010, 'Using virtual presentations as both assessment and modelling tools for preservice teachers', in Using virtual presentations as both assessment and modelling tools for preservice teachers, 33rd Annual Conference Teacher Education Division, Council for Exceptional Children, St Louis, MO, presented at 33rd Annual Conference Teacher Education Division, Council for Exceptional Children, St Louis, MO, 03 November 2010 - 06 November 2010
    2010
    Cumming TM; Ferriera D; Stringfellow J, 2008, 'Technology options for teaching mathematics to all students', in Society for Informaton Technology and Teacher Education International Conference Annual, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, Chesapeake: VA, presented at Society for Informaton Technology and Teacher Education International Conference, Las Vegas, 01 January 2008
    2008
    Cumming TM; Stringfellow J; Ferriera D, 2008, 'Classroom Uses of Technology for Students with Disabilities in the 21st Century', in Society for Informaton Technology and Teacher Education International Conference Annual, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, Chesapeake: VA, presented at Society for Informaton Technology and Teacher Education International Conference, Las Vegas, 01 January 2008
    2008
    Journal articles
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    2019, 'Evaluating School Connectedness of Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders', Children & Schools, vol. 41, pp. 153 - 160,
    2019
    Han C; Cumming TM, 2019, 'Behavioural supports for students with autism spectrum disorders: practice, policy, and implications for special education reform in China', International Journal of Inclusive Education,
    2019
    2019, 'Delivering inquiry learning in science classrooms: A planning tool.', Teaching Science, vol. 65, pp. 14 - 22
    2019
    2019, 'Behavioural supports for students with autism spectrum disorders: practice, policy, and implications for special education reform in China', International Journal of Inclusive Education,
    2019
    2019, '“They don’t have a good life if we keep thinking that they’re doing it on purpose!”: Teachers’ Perspectives on the Well-Being of Students with Autism', Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, vol. 49, pp. 2923 - 2934,
    2019
    Cumming TM; O’Neill SC, 2019, 'Using Data-Based Individualization to Intensify Behavioral Interventions', Intervention in School and Clinic, vol. 54, pp. 280 - 285,
    2019
    2019, 'Using Data-Based Individualization to Intensify Behavioral Interventions', Intervention in School and Clinic, vol. 54, pp. 280 - 285,
    2019
    Danker J; Strnadová I; Cumming TM, 2019, 'Picture my well-being: Listening to the voices of students with autism spectrum disorder', Research in Developmental Disabilities, vol. 89, pp. 130 - 140,
    2019
    Lonergan R; Cumming T; O'Neill S, 2019, 'Delivering inquiry learning in science classrooms: A planning tool.', Teaching Science, vol. 65, pp. 14 - 22
    2019
    Danker J; Strnadová I; Cumming TM, 2019, '“They don’t have a good life if we keep thinking that they’re doing it on purpose!”: Teachers’ Perspectives on the Well-Being of Students with Autism', Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, vol. 49, pp. 2923 - 2934,
    2019
    2018, 'The Ins and Outs: How principals can smooth transitions between school and juvenile justice centres', Australasian Journal of Special Education, vol. 42, pp. 158 - 170,
    2018
    O'Neill S; Cumming T, 2018, 'The Ins and Outs: How principals can smooth transitions between school and juvenile justice centres', Australasian Journal of Special Education, vol. 42, pp. 158 - 170,
    2018
    Cumming T; Strnadova I; O'Neill S, 2018, 'Transition Planning Processes for Young People Serving Custodial Sentences in New South Wales, Australia', Australasian Journal of Special and Inclusive Education,
    2018
    Chandroo R; Strnadová I; Cumming TM, 2018, 'A systematic review of the involvement of students with autism spectrum disorder in the transition planning process: Need for voice and empowerment', Research in Developmental Disabilities, vol. 83, pp. 8 - 17,
    2018
    Strnadová I; O'Neill SC; Cumming TM, 2017, 'A snapshot of education behind the fence: Supporting engagement in education of incarcerated youth in Australia', International Journal of Educational Research, vol. 85, pp. 33 - 42,
    2017
    O'Neill SC; Strnadová I; Cumming TM, 2017, 'Systems barriers to community re-entry for incarcerated youths: A review', Children and Youth Services Review, vol. 79, pp. 29 - 36,
    2017
    Cumming TM; Strnadová I, 2017, 'Transitioning Back to Mainstream Education: The Flexible Integration Model', Australasian Journal of Special Education, vol. 41, pp. 51 - 67,
    2017
    Strnadova I; Cumming TM; O'Neill SC, 2017, 'Young People Transitioning from Juvenile Justice to the Community: Transition Planning and Interagency Collaboration', CURRENT ISSUES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE, vol. 29, pp. 19 - 38,
    2017
    Danker J; Strnadová I; Cumming TM, 2017, 'Engaging Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Research Through Participant-Driven Photo-Elicitation Research Technique', Australasian Journal of Special Education, vol. 41, pp. 35 - 50,
    2017
    Cumming TM; Draper Rodríguez C, 2017, 'A Meta-Analysis of Mobile Technology Supporting Individuals With Disabilities', Journal of Special Education, vol. 51, pp. 164 - 176,
    2017
    Rodriguez CD; Cumming TM; Strnadová I, 2017, 'Current practices in schooling transitions of students with developmental disabilities', International Journal of Educational Research, vol. 83, pp. 1 - 19,
    2017
    Cumming T, 2016, 'Introduction to the Special Issue on Behavior Management', Intervention in School and Clinic, vol. 52, pp. 3 - 5,
    2016
    Cumming TM; Gardener J; O'Neill S; strnadova I, 2016, 'Combining universal design for learning with evidence based practices and technology enhanced instruction to support students with emotional and behavioural disabilities', Special Education Perspectives, vol. 25, pp. 31 - 41
    2016
    Lonergan R; Cumming TM, 2016, 'Riding the Rapids of Classroom Based Research', Australian Educational Researcher, vol. 44, pp. 141 - 160,
    2016
    Cumming TM; Smedley EN, 2016, 'Life Span Transitions for a Student With LD: Mother–Daughter Perspectives', Intervention in School and Clinic, vol. 52, pp. 176 - 181,
    2016
    Mulholland S; Cumming TM, 2016, 'Investigating teacher attitudes of disability using a non-traditional theoretical framework of attitude', International Journal of Educational Research, vol. 80, pp. 93 - 100,
    2016
    Rodríguez CD; Cumming TM, 2016, 'Employing Mobile Technology to Improve Language Skills of Young Students with Language-Based Disabilities', Assistive Technology, vol. 29, pp. 161 - 169,
    2016
    Strnadová I; Cumming TM; Danker J, 2016, 'Transitions for Students with Intellectual Disability and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder: Carer and Teacher Perspectives', Australasian Journal of Special Education, vol. 40, pp. 141 - 156,
    2016
    Danker J; Strnadová I; Cumming TM, 2016, 'School experiences of students with autism spectrum disorder within the context of student wellbeing: A review and analysis of the literature', Australasian Journal of Special Education, vol. 40, pp. 59 - 78,
    2016
    Strnadová I; Walmsley J; Johnson K; Cumming TM, 2016, 'Diverse faces of inclusive research: reflecting on three research studies', Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, vol. 18, pp. 52 - 64,
    2016
    O'Neill SC; Strnadová I; Cumming TM, 2016, 'Evidence-based transition planning practices for secondary students with disabilities: What has Australia signed up for?', Australasian Journal of Special Education., vol. 40, pp. 39 - 58,
    2016
    Strnadová I; Cumming TM; Knox M; Parmenter TR; Lee HM, 2015, 'Perspectives on life, wellbeing, and ageing by older women with intellectual disability', Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, vol. 40, pp. 275 - 285,
    2015
    Cumming TM; Strnadová I; Dowse L, 2014, 'At-risk youth in australian schools and promising models of intervention', International Journal of Special Education, vol. 29, pp. 1 - 10
    2014
    Dowse L; Cumming TM; Strnadová I; Lee JS; Trofimovs J, 2014, 'Young People with Complex Needs in the Criminal Justice System', Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, vol. 1, pp. 1 - 12,
    2014
    Draper Rodríguez C; Strnadová I; Cumming T, 2014, 'Using iPads With Students With Disabilities: Lessons Learned from Students, Teachers, and Parents', Intervention in School and Clinic, vol. 49, pp. 244 - 250,
    2014
    Strnadová I; Cumming TM, 2014, 'People with intellectual disabilities conducting research: New directions for inclusive research', Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, vol. 27, pp. 1 - 2,
    2014
    Strnadová I; Cumming TM, 2014, 'The importance of quality transition processes for students with disabilities across settings: Learning from the current situation in New South Wales', Australian Journal of Education, vol. 58, pp. 318 - 336,
    2014
    Cumming TM; Strnadová I; Singh S, 2014, 'iPads as instructional tools to enhance learning opportunities for students with developmental disabilities: An action research project', Action Research, vol. 12, pp. 151 - 176,
    2014
    Cumming TM; Strnadová I; Knox M; Parmenter T, 2014, 'Mobile technology in inclusive research: tools of empowerment', Disability and Society,
    2014
    Strnadová I; Walmsley J; Johnson K; Cumming TM, 2014, 'Diverse faces of inclusive research: reflecting on three research studies', Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, vol. 18, pp. 1 - 13,
    2014
    Mulholland SM; Cumming TM; Jung JY, 2014, 'Teacher Attitudes Towards Students Who Exhibit ADHD-Type Behaviours', Australasian Journal of Special Education, vol. 39, pp. 15 - 36,
    2014
    Strnadova I; Cumming TM; Dowse LD, 2014, 'At-Risk Youth in Australian Schools and Promising Models of Intervention', International Journal of Special Education, vol. 29, pp. 16 - 25,
    2014
    Dowse L; Cumming TM; Strnadova I; Lee J-S; Trofimovs J, 2014, 'Young People with Complex Needs in the Criminal Justice System', RESEARCH AND PRACTICE IN INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, vol. 1, pp. 174 - 185,
    2014
    Strnadová I; Cumming TM, 2014, 'The importance of quality transition processes for students with disabilities across settings: Learning from the current situation in New South Wales', Australian Journal of Education, vol. 58, pp. 318 - 336,
    2014
    Cumming TM; Draper Rodriguez C; Strnadova I, 2014, 'Using iPads With Students With Disabilities: Lessons Learned From Students, Teachers, and Parents', Intervention in School and Clinic, vol. 49, pp. 244 - 250,
    2014
    2013, 'Mobile Learning as a Tool for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: Combining Evidence-Based Practice with New Technology', Beyond Behavior, vol. 23, pp. 23 - 29,
    2013
    Cumming TM, 2013, 'Mobile Learning as a Tool for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: Combining Evidence-Based Practice with New Technology', Beyond Behavior, vol. 23, pp. 23 - 29,
    2013
    Cumming TM; Rodriguez CD, 2013, 'Integrating the iPad into Language Arts Instruction for Students with Disabilities: Engagement and Perspectives', Journal of Special Education Technology, vol. 28, pp. 43 - 52,
    2013
    Strnadová I; Cumming TM; Knox M; Parmenter T, 2013, 'Building an Inclusive Research Team: The Importance of Team Building and Skills Training', Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities,
    2013
    Strnadová I; Cumming TM, 2013, 'People with Intellectual Disabilities Conducting Research: New Directions for Inclusive Research', Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities,
    2013
    Reid G; Strnadová I; Cumming T, 2013, 'Expanding horizons for students with dyslexia in the 21st century: Universal design and mobile technology', Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, vol. 13, pp. 175 - 181,
    2013
    Reid G; Strnadová I; Cumming T, 2013, 'Expanding horizons for students with dyslexia in the 21st century: Universal design and mobile technology', Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, vol. 13, pp. 175 - 181,
    2013
    Draper Rodriguez C; Cumming TM, 2012, 'Kyle Tomson, iPad builder applications: Language Builder, Question Builder, Sentence Builder and Story Builder, $7.99 to $9.99, (iPod and iPad applications)', Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, vol. 37,
    2012
    Cumming TM; Strnadova I, 2012, 'The iPad as a pedagogical tool in special education: Promises and possibilities', Special Education Perspectives, vol. 21, pp. 35 - 47
    2012
    Cumming TM, 2012, 'The Education of Students With Emotional and Behavior Disabilities in Australia: Current Trends and Future Directions', Intervention in School and Clinic, vol. 48, pp. 55 - 59,
    2012
    Cumming TM, 2010, 'New South Wales special education teachers' perceptions of classroom social skills that link to secondary students' success', Special Education Perspectives, vol. 19, pp. 25 - 34
    2010
    Cumming TM, 2010, 'Social skills success with student-generated multimedia role plays: A case study', Special Education Perspectives, vol. 19, pp. 6 - 14
    2010
    Cumming TM, 2010, 'Using technology to create motivating social skills lessons', Intervention in School and Clinic, vol. 45, pp. 242 - 250,
    2010
    Cumming TM; Higgins K; Pierce T; Miller S; Tandy R; Boone R, 2008, 'Social skills instruction for adolescents with emotional disabilities: A technology-based intervention', Journal of Special Education Technology, vol. 23, pp. 19 - 33
    2008
    Cumming TM, 2007, 'Virtual reality as assistive technology', Journal of Special Education Technology, vol. 22, pp. 55 - 58
    2007
    Cumming TM; Higgins K, 2005, 'Virtual technology: Bringing the world into the special education classroom', Intervention in School and Clinic, vol. 41, pp. 114 - 117,
    2005
    Reports
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    O'Neill SC; Cumming TM; Strnadova I, 2018, Transition planning framework for New South Wales youth in custody, UNSW School of Education, Sydney,
    2018
    O'Neill SC; Strnadova I; Cumming T, 2016, How Juvenile Justice and Education support the transition of school-aged youth from within a custodial environment to the community: Lessons to be learned and celebrations to share., UNSW Australia, School of Education, Sydney
    2016