Jacqueline Kelleher

Assistant Professor/GTEP Program Coordinator

Jacqueline Kelleher Bio Photo


BA, Psychology, University of Southern Maine, 1996
MA, Education, University of Connecticut, 2002
Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of Connecticut, 2003

Phone: (603) 899-4201

Courses Taught
  • ED 105/506 Educational Psychology
  • ED 224 Curriculum 1
  • ED 308 Intro to Assessment
  • ED 312/509 Understanding Students with Special Needs
  • ED 328/512 Special Education and the Law
  • ED 341 Assessment and Identification
  • ED 345 Effective Communication and Collaboration
Research Interests & Expertise Areas
  • Learning strategies
  • Autism
  • IDEA legislation
  • Sensory Dysfunction
  • Effective pedagogical approaches to working with students with disabilities
  • Assessment
  • Program evaluation
  • Working with parents as partners in K-12 education

Publications and Presentations


Kuhaneck, H.M. & Kelleher, J.P. (2015). Development of the Classroom Sensory Environment Assessment. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, Volume 69, Issue 6 (Nov/Dec 2015).

Kelleher, J.P. (2015). Perspective-taking through film: Educating pre-service and in-service educators about autism. Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals (JAASEP). https://www.naset.org/777.0.html

Dungeons & Distraction: An Autism Curriculum Guide (2017), Jacqueline Kelleher, Tegaen Comeau & Tyler Comeau

Under Review:

Effective collaboration in inclusive environments to support children with challenges in sensory integration and processing (2017), Heather Miller Kuhaneck PhD OTR/L FAOTA & Jacqueline Kelleher, MA, Ph.D

The Classroom Sensory Environment Assessment as an Educational Tool with Teachers (2017) Heather Miller Kuhaneck PhD OTR/L FAOTA & Jacqueline Kelleher, MA, PhD

Classroom Sensory Environment Assessment (CSEA) - An Assessment Tool under development with Academic Therapies Publishers. (2016)

In Progress:

Kelleher, J.P. & Kuhaneck, H.M. (2017). Sensory Overload: Views from Teenagers on the Autism Spectrum. (In Progress).


7th Annual International Conference on Education & e-Learning in Singapore

16th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education in Oahu


  • Academic Standards Committee (Rindge and CGPS)
  • President's Advisory Committee on Student Disability and Accessibility Services
  • New Hampshire State Advisory Committee on the Education of Children/Students with Disabilities
  • NH Institutions of Higher Education Network