Amy Spriggs, Ph.D.
Dr. Amy Spriggs is an associate professor in the Department of Early Childhood, Special Education and Counselor Education. She received her Bachelor of Science, Master of Education, and Doctorate Degrees in Special Education at the University of Georgia. While pursuing her degrees, Dr. Spriggs taught in the public schools, giving her over ten years of experience working with students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and students with moderate/severe disabilities. During this time, she secured grant monies to be used in her classroom. Her research focused on student needs including practical systematic instruction implementation in the classroom, strategies to increase independence, access to recreation and leisure activities, and video modeling. Dr. Spriggs has authored book chapters and publications pertaining to these topics, and has presented her research at state and national conferences.
Dr. Spriggs is currently the Program Faculty Coordinator for the Moderate and Severe Disabilities (MSD) program. She advises all undergraduates and teaches MSD courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.
Research interests include practical systematic instructional strategies for individuals with ASD and moderate/severe disabilities, increased independence, evidence-based practices, and technology.
Research categories: Special Education, Autism, Intellectual Disabilities, Technology, Self-Instruction