Office: 340-F MCKB
Dr. Ryan Kellems is an associate professor and Fulbright Scholar in the the Counseling Psychology and Special Education department at Brigham Young University. Prior to coming to BYU Dr. Kellems was on the faculty at the University of Oregon where he worked with the National Post-School Outcomes Center. His primary research interests are video modeling, transition for students with disabilities, post-school outcomes of students with disabilities, assistive technology, and working with young adults with autism in community-based vocational settings. One of Dr. Kellems areas of expertise is using the latest technology to assist students with disabilities as they transition to life after school. Prior to completing his doctoral degree Dr. Kellems was a high school teacher where he worked in both rural and urban settings as a special education and Social Studies teacher.
Dr. Kellems is currently conducting studies exploring the use of Augmented Reality and Live Animation to teach different skills (social, academic and independent living) to individuals with disabilities such as autism, LD and ID.
Dr. Kellems also conducts professional development across the country related to implementing video modeling in academic and community based settings.
Dr. Kellems will be serving in 2022 as a Fulbright Scholar to Budapest Hungary where he will be teaching and conducing research on Autism at Eötvös Loránd University in the Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Needs Education.
Assessment and Evaluation of Students with Exceptional Needs
Education and Multicultural Issues in Special Education
Curriculum & Instruction for Secondary Students
Student Teaching: Mild/Moderate Disabilities
Augmented Reality (AR)
Mobile Technology (iPads, iPods & tablets)
Secondary Special Education
Professional Development for Special Education Teachers
DCDT- Division on Career Development and Transition
2017 - Present
Journal of Special Education Technology
2021 - 2022
Effectiveness of avatar-delivered instruction on social initiations by children who have autism spectrum disorder.
Using an augmented reality based teaching strategy to teach mathematics to secondary students with disabilities.
Functional MRI connectivity of children with autism and low verbal and cognitive abilities
Inclusion in General Education: Strategies for Embedding Transition in Academic Content
Teaching Multi-Step Math Skills to Students with Disabilities Via Video Prompting
The Use of Visual Organizers: Supporting Executive Functioning and Academics
Using Content Acquisition Podcasts to Deliver Core Content to Preservice Teacher Candidates
A Delphi Study to Operationalize Evidence-Based Predictors in Secondary Transition
Using Video Modeling Delivered through iPods to Teach Vocational Tasks to Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Tips for Transition
Using video-based instruction via augmented reality to teach mathematics to middle school students with learning disabilities