A Professor of Special Education at Boise State University since 1987, Dr. Hourcade received a Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Missouri. His primary areas of professional emphasis include severe disabilities, physical disabilities, and cognitive impairment. Within the department Dr. Hourcade typically teaches a variety of courses and in 2005 he was honored as the Student’s Choice Outstanding Faculty Member from the College of Education by the Associated Students of Boise State University. A longtime member of the Council for Exceptional Children’s Division on Developmental Disabilities, Dr. Hourcade has served on the Board of Directors of that Division since 1998. Beginning in 2001, Dr. Hourcade additionally assumed the role of Publications Chair for the division, which includes supervision of the journal Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, the division’s print publications, including the Prism series, and the division’s video offerings, including the award-winning Growing Up With Autism by Taylor and David Crowe. Most recently, Dr. Hourcase was appointed as a reviewer for Exceptional Children, one of the most respected scholarly journals in special education.
Assistive Technology User Groups and Early Childhood Educators (with Howard P. Parette, Craig Blum, Emily H. Watts, Julia B. Stoner, Brian W. Wojcik, and Shannon B. Chrismore), Early Childhood Education Journal (2013)
This article explores the potential of User Groups as a professional development venue for early...
Developmental Screening: A Review of Contemporary Practice (with Juli L. Pool), Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities (2011)
The early years of childhood are critical for optimal development of a variety of skills....
Using Animation in Microsoft PowerPoint to Enhance Engagement and Learning in Young Learners With Developmental Delay (with Howard P. Parette Jr. and Craig Blum), Teaching Exceptional Children (2011)
Handy Manny and the Emergent Literacy Technology Toolkit (with Howard P. Parette, Nichole Boeckmann, and Craig Blum), Early Childhood Education Journal (2010)
This paper outlines the use of a technology toolkit to support emergent literacy curriculum and...
Instructional and Communication Tools: RSS Feeds (with Holly Anderson and Constance Pollard), National Social Science Journal (2010)
The digital revolution has created a unique generation of technologically sophisticated college students. Known as...
Assessment and Instruction in Developmental Disabilities: Selected Readings from Education and Training in Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities, 1966-2004, Faculty Authored Books (2004)
Foundations, Teachers, and Families in Developmental Disabilities, Faculty Authored Books (2004)
Inclusion and Employment in Developmental Disabilities, Faculty Authored Books (2004)
Social and Communication Skills in Developmental Disabilities, Faculty Authored Books (2004)
Cooperative Teaching: Rebuilding and Sharing the Schoolhouse (with Jeanne Bauwens), Faculty Authored Books (2003)
Contributions to Books
Collaboration and Cooperative Teaching for System-Wide Change (with Gardner Umbarger), Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Research-Based Principles and Practices (2012)
Collaboration in the Schools: Enhancing Success for Students with Developmental Disabilites, Research-based and Emerging Practices in Developmental Disabilities (2008)
Designing Effective Online Educational Literature Searches: Procedures for Content Analysis and Validation (with Robert Sandieson and Val Sharpe), Selected Styles in Web-based Educational Research (2006)
Accountability in Collaboration: A Framework for Evaluation (with P. Parette and H. L. Anderson), Foundations, Teachers, and Families in Developmental Disabilities (2004)
Writing for Publication (with Holly Anderson), Research and Supervision in Mathematics and Science Education (1998)
Schools and Boys: Implications for Special Educators (with Holly Anderson), 2nd Pacific Rim Conference on Education (2008)
Throughout history boys and girls have been perceived by schools and society as possessing different...
Gender-Based Learning and Behavioral Differences: Implications for Special Educators (with Holly L. Anderson), 86th Annual International Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (2008)
Special educators who acknowledge and accommodate for learning and behavior differences between boys and girls...