Abby Taylor, PhD

Abby specializes in supporting educators to promote social emotional development and prevent challenging behavior in inclusive classrooms. Previously she was a teacher in inclusive preschool classrooms and a coach supporting teachers to implement systematic and embedded instruction, social emotional teaching practices, and supporting Head Start and community childcare to implement program wide Pyramid Model practices. Abby’s passion is supporting inclusion and ensuring each and every child can get the support they need to find success in the classroom.  

  • M.Ed., Early Childhood Special Education, Vanderbilt University, 2013
  • PhD, Special Education, Vanderbilt University, 2023

Summer 2024 Sections

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Fall 2023 Sections

Taylor, A. L. & Hemmeter, M. L., Granger, K. L., Ledford, J. R., Reimers, A., & Basler, S. J. (2023). An Adaptation of Stay-Play-Talk for Young Children with Internalizing Behavior. [Manuscript submitted for publication]. Department of Special Education,

Taylor, A. L., Hemmeter, M. L., Barton, E. E., Horth, K., Fox, L., & Vatland, C. (in press). Coaching Coaches to Support Implementation of the Pyramid Model. Infants and Young Children.

Cunningham, J.E., Chow, J.C., Artman-Meeker, K, Taylor, A.L., Hemmeter, M.L., & Kaiser, A.P. (2023). A conceptual model for a blended intervention approach to support early language and social-emotional development in toddler classrooms. Infants and Young  [View Publication External Resource]

Hemmeter, M. L., Barton, E. E., Fox, L., Vatland, C., Henry, G., Pham, L., Horth, K., Taylor, A., Binder, D., & Veguilla, M. (2022). Program-wide implementation of the Pyramid Model: Supporting fidelity at the program and classroom level. Early Childhood  [View Publication External Resource]

Pokorski, E. A., Barton, E. E., Ledford, J. R., Taylor, A. L., Johnson, E., & Winters, H. K. (2019). A comparison of antecedent activities for increasing engagement during a small group activity in a child with ASD. Education and Treatment of Children. [View Publication External Resource]

Ledford, J. R., Barton, E. E., Rigor, M., Stankiewicz, K., Chazin, K. T., Harbin, E. R., & Taylor, A. G. (2019). Functional analysis and treatment of pica on a preschool playground. Behavior Analysis in Practice. doi: 10.1007/s40617-018-00283-9 [View Publication External Resource]